[FoRK] CGE2K5: old games never die...

Albert S. albert.scherbinsky
Tue Aug 9 08:21:48 PDT 2005

It may be time to cash in my frequent flyer points. It
would be worth it to bask in the nostalgia of my miss
spent childhood.


--- Rohit Khare <rohit at commerce.net> wrote:

> Who's in? :)
> http://www.cgexpo.com/info.htm
> Classic Gaming Expo enters its eighth year as the
> world's first and  
> largest event paying tribute to the people, systems
> and games of  
> yesteryear. The 2005 event will be the biggest and
> best ever, with  
> lots of surprises to be announced as the show draws
> near!
> The show is open to the public, gamers of all ages
> are welcome.
> The show will open at 9am on Saturday, with the main
> floor closing  
> down at 5pm, after which the CGE Auction will begin.
> On Sunday the  
> doors open at 10am and close at 4pm. Take a look at
> the Classic  
> Gaming Expo events Schedule, more details will be
> posted just prior  
> to the show.
> The show will be held in Burlingame at The San
> Francisco Airport  
> Hyatt Regency on August 20th and 21st, 2005. You can
> get the updates  
> on the front page or visit the CGE Forum at the
> Retrogaming  
> Roundtable for up-to-the-minute information. See the
> Discounts page  
> for added incentives: besides the great room rate
> you'll qualify for  
> one of three Sony PSP's being given away to all of
> our Hyatt guests,  
> and each room will receive a free Dragon Boy
> handheld game console.
> This year is prime to be the biggest and best ever,
> sponsored and  
> supported by Digital Eclipse, Intellivision
> Productions, SNK, Special  
> Olympics, Tips & Tricks magazine, Twin Galaxies and
> Video Game  
> Collector magazine.
> Meet the Legends of video gaming! Dozens of video
> gaming's "alumni"  
> will be present. In recent years the show has
> featured the likes of  
> Nolan Bushnell, Ralph Baer (the "father of home
> video games"), Al  
> Alcorn (the creator of Pong), Don Bluth (former
> Disney artist who  
> crafted Dragon's Lair and Space Ace), David Crane
> (Pitfall!,  
> Dragster), Katz, Kunkel and Worley (Electronic
> Games, Sega Visions),  
> Jay Smith (designer of the Vectrex), and many more.
> This year's list  
> of attendees can be found on the celebrities page
> and will be updated  
> regularly.
> These greats will be speaking at a series of
> keynotes that extend  
> from the beginning of the day on Saturday through
> the end of the day  
> Sunday, and will also be on hand to meet and greet
> attendees and sign  
> autographs. Bring your games!
> The CGE Museum features over 1000 items including
> many one-of-a-kind  
> gaming artifacts! The museum contents change with
> each year so you're  
> always guaranteed to see something new that's
> probably quite old -  
> and rare!
> The CGE Classic Arcade features dozens of coin-op
> machines set to  
> free play. Revisit the games of yesteryear and see
> why there's no era  
> like the classic era.
> Classic game consoles are set up along the main
> floor interior. Bring  
> back some memories of your Atari 2600, Vectrex,
> Nintendo NES,  
> Genesis... with lots of popular and rare games to
> try out.
> Live musical entertainment, featuring some very
> talented artists who  
> bring classic game themes to life, past events have
> included the  
> talents of 8-Bit Weapon, Tony Fox NYC, The
> Minibosses, FirestARTer,  
> and the C-Men.
> Prizes and tournaments at every turn, including
> special events  
> sponsored by Intellivision Productions, Twin
> Galaxies and Digital Press.
> Each year, new games are debuted and released. This
> information is  
> typically saved until very close to the show, so
> check the front page  
> for updates. In years past the show debuted CGE
> Services' Elevator  
> Action and Looping for Atari 2600, OlderGames.com
> Mighty Mighty  
> Missile for Sega CD, Atari2600.com Bristles for the
> Atari 5200 and  
> Good Deal Games' ColecoVision 14-in-1 Pack. Stay
> tuned for this  
> year's releases.
> A live auction is held on Saturday night after the
> show, where many  
> rare and one-of-a-kind items are put on the block.
> You could end up  
> getting the deal of a lifetime!
> Participate in the "Swap Meet", where we will have a
> dedicated room  
> for collectors and retro gamers to get together for
> some wheelin' and  
> dealin'!
> The show is always covered by local media as well as
> the industry's  
> household names: G4TechTV (X-Play, Filter, Icons),
> CNN and  
> Retrogaming Radio will be broadcasting/reporting
> live from the show.  
> Media passes are available upon request.
> Dozens of exhibitors with classic gaming ware will
> be on hand,  
> including 4Jays, Atari2600.com, B&C Computervisions,
> Digital Press,  
> Intellivision Productions, Jakks Pacific, Konami,
> Midway,  
> OlderGames.com, Packrat Games, Songbird Productions,
> and Twin  
> Galaxies. Be sure to check out the exhibitors page
> for details on  
> each, as this grows quickly closer to showtime.
> Don't miss special events hosted by our show's
> exhibitors, like  
> Digital Press' annual Classic Video Game Jeopardy or
> last years'  
> Nintendo World Championship redux tournament hosted
> by The Lost  
> Levels. Every year presents new fun, games, and
> prizes around every  
> corner.
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