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Retro Gaming Conventions, Expos, etc.
« on: February 27, 2013, 07:24:35 pm »
Hey Dingoonites, do you like to go to classic gaming conventions? Post about upcoming events and share memories of previous events in this thread (ruffnutts, get in here and tell us about eurogamer 2012). Maybe we can drum up enough interest for a Dingoonity meet-up.


Sheraton Milwaukee Hotel, Brookfield Wisconsin


Hit the link for the full lowdown, here are some highlights:
  • Video & Pinball Tournaments
  • Speakers: game & pinball designers
  • Open Console, Arcade, and Tabletop Gaming
  • Parts, games, and collectibles for sale

I attended this one a few years back, my favorite part was hands-on exhibits in the Classic Gaming & Computer Museum. It was the first time in my life I got a chance to play with a TurboExpress, Atari Lynx, MSX, FM Towns, Vectrex, and Commodore CDTV. This year I plan on entering some of those tournaments.

I would most definately go to that convention if can save enough money and there are no bounties out for the GCW team if the launch does not go well or people do not like the system  ;D

EDIT: Just saw the video of last years event. It looks much better than CGE in VEGAS I will do everything I can to get to this show.

Sounds like an endorsement!  :D

My machines:
GBC,GBA,GBA SP,NDS,NGPC,Panasonic FZ-10 3DO,NES,Sega Nomad,Sega CDX w/Power Base Converter,PS1,PS2,PS3,Saturn,Dreamcast,PC (Win 98, XP, 7),Dingoo A320,Dingoo A330,Gemei A330,LetCool N350JP,PAP-GAMETA,GCW-Zero SE,Kyocera Rise,2DS,GP2X-F100,GPD G7,JXD 100,JXD A1000,JXD A3300,JXD F3000,JXD V5000,JXD S7300B,Hyperkin SupaBoy

Currently playing: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (2DS)

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Raven Software Headline 2013 Panels & Presentations
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 06:21:19 pm »
Just got this piece of news from MGC, now I'm more excited than ever:

The 2013 speaking line up has been announced, and it has something for everyone!  Last week, it was revealed that Hyperkin would be revealing the Retron 4 for the first time ever at the Midwest Gaming Classic at 11am on Saturday, and that kicks off the festivities!
 
Saturday continues with amazing panels and presentations from Jim Schelberg on Pinball in the Media, Eric Weiss, a Wisconsinite who has used his graphic design skills for games, animation, and even movies like Superman Returns, Green Bay arcade collector Bradley Czech who will be presenting a lot of his collection at the Neville Art Museum this summer, pinball designer John Trudeau talking about his Forbidden Planet design, Marty Goldberg who just co-authored a book on Atari history will cover that and the Atari pinball division in depth, and the IGDA will host their March meeting that is open to everyone at 6pm!
 
Headlining Saturday is a panel of Raven Software employees! Raven Software has been one of the biggest names in gaming for more than 20 years, and they have worked on some of the biggest games and with some of the biggest companies to this day!  They can't talk about their current work on the popular Call of Duty series, but they will talk about their time working with id Software on games like Heretic, Hexen, Wolfenstein and Quake 4 as well as their great licensed titles like Star Trek, Star Wars, Marvel, X-Men as well as their other fun titles like Singularity and Soldier of Fortune.  This is a panel that you won't want to miss!
 
On Sunday, the day starts with arcade gaming legend Billy Mitchell who will be doing a Q&A session and telling lots of fun stories of his playing days.  After Billy, Scott Adams returns to discuss his new adventure game that he was inspired to do after his MGC speeches, then Marty Goldberg turns on Skype to interview another gaming legend this year, and we finish with Ben Heck discussing his new Ghost Squad pinball machine!
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GBC,GBA,GBA SP,NDS,NGPC,Panasonic FZ-10 3DO,NES,Sega Nomad,Sega CDX w/Power Base Converter,PS1,PS2,PS3,Saturn,Dreamcast,PC (Win 98, XP, 7),Dingoo A320,Dingoo A330,Gemei A330,LetCool N350JP,PAP-GAMETA,GCW-Zero SE,Kyocera Rise,2DS,GP2X-F100,GPD G7,JXD 100,JXD A1000,JXD A3300,JXD F3000,JXD V5000,JXD S7300B,Hyperkin SupaBoy

Currently playing: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (2DS)

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Re: Retro Gaming Conventions, Expos, etc.
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2014, 05:37:30 pm »
I know it's kinda short notice, but the 2014 Midwest Gaming Classing is this weekend, same place as last year.



Say "hi" if you see me there, I'll be cosplaying Waluigi, probably lugging around my GCW Zero, enjoying the free games, and scoping out the dealer's hall for bargains.

They've got so many games this year they couldn't fit them all in the main exhibition hall and rooms (even last year there were random arcade and pinball machines scattered in the halls), so this year they set up a outdoor tent for the extra games. I'm a bit worried by this, as the weekend forecast calls for rain...
My machines:
GBC,GBA,GBA SP,NDS,NGPC,Panasonic FZ-10 3DO,NES,Sega Nomad,Sega CDX w/Power Base Converter,PS1,PS2,PS3,Saturn,Dreamcast,PC (Win 98, XP, 7),Dingoo A320,Dingoo A330,Gemei A330,LetCool N350JP,PAP-GAMETA,GCW-Zero SE,Kyocera Rise,2DS,GP2X-F100,GPD G7,JXD 100,JXD A1000,JXD A3300,JXD F3000,JXD V5000,JXD S7300B,Hyperkin SupaBoy

Currently playing: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (2DS)

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Re: Retro Gaming Conventions, Expos, etc.
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 08:41:30 pm »
Nice! Are there any equivalent shows in California?
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