[FoRK] CGE2K5: old games never die...
Tue Aug 9 08:24:49 PDT 2005
Um... That would be misspent childhood, although I
miss spent some of it too. Freudian slip. :)
--- "Albert S." <albert.scherbinsky at rogers.com> wrote:
> It may be time to cash in my frequent flyer points.
> would be worth it to bask in the nostalgia of my
> 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,
> > and games of
> > yesteryear. The 2005 event will be the biggest and
> > best ever, with
> > lots of surprises to be announced as the show
> > near!
> > The show is open to the public, gamers of all ages
> > are welcome.
> > The show will open at 9am on Saturday, with the
> > floor closing
> > down at 5pm, after which the CGE Auction will
> > On Sunday the
> > doors open at 10am and close at 4pm. Take a look
> > 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
> > get the updates
> > on the front page or visit the CGE Forum at the
> > Retrogaming
> > Roundtable for up-to-the-minute information. See
> > 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
> > sponsored and
> > supported by Digital Eclipse, Intellivision
> > Productions, SNK, Special
> > Olympics, Tips & Tricks magazine, Twin Galaxies
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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.
> > 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
> > 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
> > dedicated room
> > for collectors and retro gamers to get together
> > some wheelin' and
> > dealin'!
> > The show is always covered by local media as well
> > 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
> > Digital Press,
> > Intellivision Productions, Jakks Pacific, Konami,
> > Midway,
> > OlderGames.com, Packrat Games, Songbird
> > 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
> > last years'
> > Nintendo World Championship redux tournament
> > by The Lost
> > Levels. Every year presents new fun, games, and
> > prizes around every
> > corner.
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