While Nintendo's super secret Kirby event didn't occur anywhere your Kotaku staff had easy access to, Kotakuites are legion, and one of said legion has the skinny. Dextr and his girlfriend, whom we hear is gloriously attractive, stopped in at the Kirby Park event in Pennsylvania and send word of pink bubbles and book covers.
Hello, I just left the Kirby event in Kirby Park in PA. They had a small crew sending small kirbies into the sky made of pink soap bubbles and helium. There weren't many people there yet. They were only promoting Kirby Superstar Ultra, but we (my girlfriend and i) got bookcovers/posters out of it.
So no Kirby Wii announcement. Sadness. Along with the words come pictures of the event poster, along with the promise of more once he can interface his camera with a computer. He also notes that a rep told him the main event was in Alabama, which makes it the most interesting thing to happen in Alabama in over 50 years (*holds up Georgia resident make fun of Alabama permit*). UPDATE - Hit the jump for more galleries and reports, including one from the main event in Alabama!
Reader LuppyLuptonium also attended the PA event, and gives us some background along with a ton of shots. Thanks Luppy!
Attached are pictures taken today at Kirby Park, which played host to a Kirby marketing event where giant Kirby masses (about a foot and a half tall each) invaded our skies, invoking terror among the masses of the quiet community. I spoke with the Nintendo Rep (no one we know, no Phils or Miyamoto this close to Scranton) and he said that the Kirbys were actually made from soap bubbles. And the company that made them all was the same company that does fake snow for Disney.
Jeremy "Surly" Yerby attended the so-called main event in Alabama, where he was a bit unimpressed by the foam creations, most of which were being carried away by winds from a nearby airport. He did however manage to stumble over a Nintendo rep.
...I saw a random guy typing away at his iPhone, and I assumed him to be a local game enthusiast. I said something to the affect of "So, am I the only one who expected more?" and he replied "What do you mean?". I said "You know, I expected people from Nintendo to be here or something" to which he said "I am from Nintendo" and he stuck out his hand. I would have shaken his hand, but I had to pull my foot from my mouth. The Nintendo party consisted of a male and female rep (who approached later) and a photographer. As far as I could tell, I was the only person there who wasn't being paid to be there. He said he had hoped the school would let the children come, but the administration wouldn't allow it and almost didn't allow Nintendo to be there at all.
Once again, thanks everyone for contributing to the coverage of the event! In return, we promise to cover TGS this year. We weren't going to, but what the hell?