There were 137 invitees including spouses, partners and kids. Typically the number of attendees for IPPs held in Asia tend to be lesser as a many puzzlers from the US and Europe do not wish to make the long (and perhaps rather costly) journey to Japan.
The Puzzle Party itself was held on Sunday 7th August. To know more and what typically happens at the Puzzle Party, click here.
As the turnout for this year's IPP was lower, the number of "stalls" were fewer and consequently, a lesser number and variety of puzzles were also offered for sale. Nonetheless, the mood of the attendees was no less exuberant and the crowd rushed in when the event doors were opened at 9am sharp. I will let the pictures do the talking....scroll down further to see close-ups...
|Susumu Kimura & Meiko Kimura (Torito Japan)|
|Brian & Sue Young (Mr Puzzle Australia)|
|Frederic Boucher (with Anh Bui, Vietnam)|
|Koshi & Yuko Arai|
|Andrew Rhoda & Kathy Hess|
|Guan Shi & Min Shih|
|Emrehan Halici & Ezgi Karasin|
|Left: Andreas Rover (Burr Tools) and Gary Foshee|
|Oscar & Jose van Deventer|
|Steve Nicholls & Stephen Miller|
|Allan Stein (Puzzlemaster, Canada) & Amy Jepson|
|Carl & Patricia Hoff|
|Nick Baxter (standing) and Jerry Slocum|
|Mr & Mrs Edi Nagata|
|Kathleen Malcolmson ("Please please buy my puzzle...")|
& Ginda Fisher (kneeling)
|Peter von Knorre|
That's all folks! Look out for my future posts on Exchange Puzzles....