Entry #172

Pico Day 2016 Pics

2016-05-17 16:15:21 by TomFulp

I keep procrastinating on a larger Pico Day post because it's hard to put it all into words. We're planning a photo archive in the history section of the Wiki but here are some pics now:

Here's the crowd on floor 1 watching @Emily-Youcis preview her upcoming Alfred animation:


Photo by Bill Z.

Here's a panoramic of floor 2:


@The-Swain and @Krinkels, taking a break from Madness: Project Nexus 2.


Photo by Bill Z.

@AlmightyHans, @Emily-Youcis, @HappyHarry and me, doing the Bedn.


I drew @Stamper on a balloon and @ZJ tweeted a picture so I'll include that too:


Just about every person at this event was someone you may be familiar with here on NG. It's kinda the craziest event in the world for someone who likes web animation in particular. I just feel super grateful that they all came to the NG office for a party.

@RealFaction made a video documenting his experience!

That's all for the moment, I'm off to announce the Pico Day winners!


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2016-05-17 16:17:37

Awesome! Thank for sharing! Good job RealFaction!


2016-05-17 16:37:06

The Swaim and Krinkels looks like twins.


2016-05-17 16:46:33

Best pico day ever; its such an inspiring and cool event.


2016-05-17 16:57:11

I'm gonna be there next year.
Just to support people tho.
Even if my account here is banished by then.
I aint got the talent for anything Pico Day related.

See you then Tom.
You'll see that my photojournalism skills will be handy.


2016-05-17 17:04:03

aww thanks for the feature man! :)

maybe next year I could make something even better.


2016-05-17 17:07:51

Thank you Tom! You've cultivated the greatest community on the web!


2016-05-17 18:05:26

That pic of Matt and Swain looks like it was taken by a professional photographer.

TomFulp responds:

Bill Z took some great pics!


2016-05-17 18:05:39

@DeronMadness what if they ARE twins?


2016-05-17 20:42:14

Good stuff :D


2016-05-17 22:45:15

god damn my fucking gut!!!! DX


2016-05-17 23:25:40

That's some hot crud Joe, Some hot crud indeed


2016-05-18 02:04:02

Definitely awesome. I really would love to do some interviews next year though!

TomFulp responds:

For interviews I'd recommend quick'ish ones that can be done while standing among the crowd (seems to work out well enough at conventions). Once things are rolling, the thought of vanishing to a quiet place / create a quiet space isn't too enticing.


2016-05-18 04:39:32

10/10 Would pico again


2016-05-18 05:19:40

swain looks like an ice cream vending bartender while krinkels looks more like a professional basketball playing wrestler. Just saying.
+ they look like twins but swain looks like a smart push over

TomFulp responds:

Swain was on burger duty so he dressed the part well.


2016-05-18 05:31:55

At least you could be there this time by watching the Stream I guess.

Only that I missed almost all of it.



2016-05-18 11:16:06

I wanna be there next year. Just so I can arm-wrestle with Krinkels.


2016-05-18 12:38:27

So many people! :O Great pictures, and a grand video @RealFaction, always nice to get a glimpse of everything outside of the livestream. This event just seems to keep getting more and more awesome each year.


2016-05-18 13:10:51

Thanks Tom (and whatta b-day fest!). And just watching #RealFaction's appreciated video, I could imagine a few cool movie minis throughout the Pico Day 2016 party woot. Big thanks.


2016-05-18 14:41:14

Whatever happened to that balloon? I think I let it go in the office. Heh.

TomFulp responds:

It's still here, slowly shrinking.


2016-05-20 08:04:21

Thanks for posting these, it looks like a good time for all of you and thanks RealFaction for the video! :D


2016-05-23 09:35:27

Looks like it was a success, nice reunion! Tom I wanted to ask you, what software/programming language are you guys at The Behemoth using to develop Pit People?

TomFulp responds:

Pit People is developed in C++ with the Behemoth's own in-house engine. Dan still does the art in Flash but it becomes sprite sheets.


2016-05-23 14:19:58

That's fantastic! I know you guys haven't set an official date for launch, but have you planned on the Steam version if the game will be launched for Mac and Linux as well?

TomFulp responds:

I guess I don't have any official word on that.


2016-05-30 16:16:31

I was in the bathroom the whole time, but I did see some of Alfred.


2016-06-06 19:10:04

The guy with piercings all over his face looks like a gigantic faggot.


2016-06-07 18:18:15

I didn't know that The Swaim was that handsome

TomFulp responds:

He's even more charming in person.


2016-06-10 16:31:11

Tom Fulp, I'd like to thank you for making Newgrounds and making Pico's School. you are absolutely the best fucking person on newgrounds.


2016-06-23 19:02:04

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2016-07-21 17:16:44

Congrats on 10000 posts! You're a Living Legend now.

TomFulp responds:

I finally get access to the 10K post forum!


2016-08-16 13:56:04

Someone should show this to Mark. I'm sure he'd find it hilarious to see that conversation captured on video


2016-08-22 11:35:53

that looks fun. :)


2016-09-02 17:13:19

Pico is a good idol, for the kids!


2016-09-05 03:38:14

Is Newgrounds Dead?

TomFulp responds:

Not to my knowledge.


2016-09-06 08:54:53

Looks like great fun. You didn't look very ready for the video interview though lol.


2016-09-07 14:57:54

looks fun wish i could visit the place some day


2016-09-16 01:57:03

You look 20!


2016-09-21 14:55:56

When I visited your page a while back I looked at all of this and imagined an event you attended at an expo. This building, is yours! I'm really very happy for you. Woah I have been on here two months. I guess I'm not the enigma I used to be hope I haven't torn things up too much during my stay here!

Peace out


2016-10-13 10:32:09

Accidentally sent you a friend request, you can accept it or not. I don't mind.


2016-11-05 19:32:20

Awesome! keep it up Tom! soon you will have 20,000 fans:)


2016-11-14 14:37:40

you're a big gay boy


2016-11-23 16:52:06

Looks like an awesome time, I hope I get to go to an event like this one day.


2016-11-23 18:15:49

I'm just curious (and respect your decision) but what made you decide to remove or modify all of the 10+ year old flash submissions that contained copyright materials just now in 2016? Is it the potential revenue/profit system (sure there could be some workaround) that violates any potential "fair use" provision? where you perhaps given a cease and desist letter or DMCA notice?

TomFulp responds:

We've traditionally leaned on the DMCA takedown process but have had some issues recently regarding licensing agencies who can't serve takedown notices but apparently want to circumvent the process.

I updated Pico after you pointed it out. The loops I had used were short and I had considered it the "under 30 second" rule but that rule isn't rock solid either and I don't want any of my work to encourage other people to do the same. I made Pico in 1999 when I didn't know of any resources for music, nowadays there are plenty.


2016-12-06 16:30:39

It's so great to see all those people meet each other.