Well GDC has ended and it was a lot of fun as always. I met up with old friends and met new ones. I think I was lucky that I didn't see anyone do anything dumb and crazy this year. I did see and chat with for a bit with a guy who did have one of his employees do something foolish. So I'd like to share a tale of caution for those who have gone or will go to GDC that happened last year.
My story begins at a late night diner. While having a late night breakfast with some new acquaintances I met Bieber. Not the real Justin Beiber but a kid who look remarkably like him. He did introduce himself but unfortunately I can't remember his name. You'll find that happens more often then not; you meet someone and then can't remember their name. He was a nice guy who got an internship and was out with his boss enjoying GDC.
So the next day, around 2AM we all meet up again but Bieber isn't feeling good so he takes off back to their hotel. We order food and start eating. After a few minutes after the food arrived Bieber's boss gets a text from him saying that he's lost. He does his best to give him directions but it didn't work so he had to go and find him and help him get back. I caught up with him and ask what happened to Beiber. It turns out he was lost in a parking lot for most of the night.
The moral of my story is don't over do the fun while at GDC like Bieber did. Getting into that state where you are lost in a parking lot is not professional and may get you mentioned in a blog someday.
Music I'm listening to: Snow Angels | Anamanaguchi