It was, by most accounts, a grand success.
Will Wright, Brian Fargo, David Perry, Neil Young, Rob Pardo and Warren Spector gathered together around a table talking deeply about gaming and the things they would do, could do, if only.
Pardo even mentioned that he had spoken with Microsoft about the next Xbox.
As the event wrapped up a GDC staff photographer came in to capture the momentous occasion. She had everyone stand closer together. Asked everyone to smile. Asked Wright to remove his GDC pass. Then asked Young, former EA exec, founder of Ngmoco, if he wouldn't mind tucking in his shirt. She wasn't kidding.
"I didn't know my mother was taking the pictures," Young said, after the laughter died down.