Today we’re heading over to 8 Bit Beercade for something a little different. Jonathan Wright who’s the Managing Editor for Peoria Magazines/CIBP is writing a story for the next issue of Art & Society and I’m included in the story! I’m not going to say what it’s about, we’ll do a post on that when it comes out, but Jonathan and photographer Darren Jackson have a special idea for that issue’s cover and I'm going to be included on it! The photo shoot is going to take place at 8 Bit Beercade. So that’s tonight’s destination and so away we go to...
8 Bit Beercade located here on the corner of Water Street and State Street.
It’s open, so let’s go in and see what’s happening inside.
Oh look, it’s the bar, how handy, let’s go get a beer!
And here’s the owner of this fine establishment, Jason, serving up the first beer of the evening! He’s also going to be my armwrestling opponent for later tonight! Okay, time to go find out where this photo shoot is going to happen.
There’s our photographer for the day, Darren putting a little light on the situation! Next to him is Tarryn, who’s a designer for Peoria Magazines and she’s going to be helping out with today’s photo shoot.
Samantha is a client coordinator for Peoria Magazines and she’s also on hand to help out.
MBIP Contributing Writer and pal, Chip Joyce has written an article for this upcoming issue on 8 Bit Beercade and he’s going to be featured on the cover too! And to Chip’s left is the boss of all of us today, Jonathan Wright, the managing editor of Peoria Magazines. I’m really anxious to read this article he’s writing that I’m featured in. I’d tell you more about it, but that would wreck the surprise when it comes out, so you’re just going to have to stay tuned to find out about it. So there!
Darren’s getting things all set up over here.
8 Bit Beercade has rooms filled with vintage arcade games and you can play them all for free! Plus there’s a huge selection of craft beers available, you can read more about 8 Bit Beercade and see more photos of the games and beer on this post I put up last September. But now...
It looks like it’s time for the photo shoot to begin. Oh no, I haven’t had time to do my makeup and hair...oh well, here we go!
Photo Shoot At 8 Bit Beercade
That was a lot of fun. Here’s Darren, Jonathan, Samantha and Tarryn checking out the photos. They said they’ve got all they need so this photo shoot is a wrap! Thanks to Jonathan for letting me be a part of this and to everyone else involved for making it so much fun! This issue will be out the week after Christmas so stay tuned for information on that!
Okay, now it’s time to go to back to the bar for the second half of this post!
I ran into Sarah up at the bar and she’s looking pretty as always! I haven’t seen her since the night we saw Ace Frehley at the H.O.I. Fair last summer and it was fun to catch up with her. And she’s agreed to take the photos for this week’s MBIP Vs. Bartender bout!
Annee’s a regular here at 8 Bit Beercade and she’s going to cheer us on. And so, here we go with this weeks armwrestling edition!
This week it’s Mad Dog Marty Vs. Joe the Wrestler!
The bell has sounded, gentlemen, let the armwrestling begin!
First a handshake and then...
The armwrestling begins!
Jason has a firm grip and I sense I may be in trouble!
Okay, I’m definitely in trouble here!
Oof! I’m officially down and Jason wins this round! Congratulations, Jason!
Game over! Thanks to Jason for a great armwrestling match and to Sarah for taking the photos and we’ll see you all next week!