Seattle trip was a week ago and I’m back to work again. Geek Girl Con was so thoroughly worth it. My brother, a Seattle area resident for many years, encouraged me to come. I’ll write more about my experience at the con later.
I arrived a few days in advance of the con, to spend time with my brother and to explore the city. I visited the Living Computer Museum which has working examples of very old computers... some of which you could play! I got to the Snake River Junction in Oregon Trail before the museum had to close. I had visited the museum back in 2015 so I'm super glad I got to see it again.
When I learned that I would be tabling at Geek Girl, I started looking for sticker ideas that would resonate with the audience and do homage to the area. Remembering my first visit to the museum and those charming old machines, I started researching vintage video game systems and came up with this sticker set. (Maybe a computer history sticker set should be next?)
I call this my “Retro Gaming” sticker sheet. Now, for my purposes I'm defining "retro" as anything made before the year 2000. I included consoles from 2nd to 5th generation which were either historically significant (for example the Fairchild Channel F was the first home system to use game cartridges), or which sold a lot of copies and would be in the public’s conscience, or personally significant (like the SNES, my personal fave).
This wiki article was a great jumping off point for my research: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_games