17 October 2015

Something a little different... shirts

Remember the saying - been there, done that, got the t-shirt?  Well, while doing some sorting of old stuff, I found some old T-shirts from game shows that I had attended in the past, and I thought that I would memorialize them in some blog posts before they are sent off to charity.

First up are the shirts that I received from the now-defunct show, Game Faire, which was held in Spokane, WA, USA (my home-town) from 1979 to 2002 (or maybe 2003).  Game Faire was an all-inclusive sort of convention, with board games, RPGs, card games, computer games, and miniature events all under one roof.  I started as just an attendee, then started to run board game events, such as Squad Leader, Blue Max, and Western Desert, then made the switch to miniatures, primarily WW1 naval events.

And, without further ado...

Not a complete set by any means.  Game Faire always offered very nice shirts, with cool artwork especially in the later years of the convention.

And now, one last Game Faire t-shirt:

This one is from the Game Faire that was held in Lewiston, ID, USA, in 1984.  It was organized by the same people, but was held only twice or maybe three times before folding.



  1. Indeed. It is a shame that Game Faire is no longer extant.

  2. Wow! Now there's some history!

  3. Oh yes, Evan, I just hope that I have some pics around here someplace...

  4. Great logos! I recall only making it to one Game Faire where my friend Jake often ran Spearhead games.

  5. Man, I never could afford the t-shirts. I went to Game Faire from 1980 to 1987, maybe 1988. As a kid it was my favorite weekend of the year, better than Christmas. I only went once or twice after I moved to Seattle to go to college.

  6. These T-shirts were rewards for running events at Game Faire.

    It was a lot of fun. I always looked forward to it, as did my kids when they were old enough.