That's me with a slightly blurry Steve Jackson (of Steve Jackson Games) at the Manifesto Games launch party. Steve is my game design hero, having run a small but beloved independent tabletop games company for 26 years without feeling the need to sell to Hasbro. We'd spoken before over email on several occasions, but had never met before this night. I was about to leave (jetlag and alcohol all but knocking me flat) when Steve walked in. It made my night.
And yes, that is Greg Costikyan himself (founder, CEO and figurehead of Manifesto Games) lurking in the background. What an awesome night that was - they even had a Ms. Pac Man table! My unbounded thanks to Eleanor from Manifesto for setting it up!