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Upcoming Retro Gaming/Classic Computing events

Post by Arcadian » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:27 am

Upcoming Retro Gaming Events:

NERG - North East Retro Gaming
20/21 June 2015, Gateshead International Stadium
Link: http://www.northeastretrogaming.com

Retro Gaming Night
26 June 2015, Centre for Computing History, Cambridge
Link: here

PLAY Margate
21/22/23 August 2015, Winter Gardens, Margate
Link: http://www.playmargate.com
RG Forum Thread: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =6&t=50753

PLAY Expo (Manchester)
10/11 October 2015, EventCity (next to the Trafford Centre), Manchester
Link: http://www.playexpo.net
RG Forum Thread: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =6&t=50844

Selected Previous Events:

PLAY Blackpool
2/3/4 May 2015, Norbreck Castle, Blackpool
Link: http://www.playblackpool.com
RG Forum Thread: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =6&t=50239

PLAY Expo (inc. re.play)
11/12 October 2014, EventCity (next to the Trafford Centre), Manchester
RG Forum Thread: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =6&t=49508

PLAY Blackpool
3/4 May 2014, Norbreck Castle, Blackpool
RG Forum Thread: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =6&t=47249

PLAY Expo (inc. re.play)
12/13 October 2013, EventCity (next to the Trafford Centre), Manchester
RG Forum Thread: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... 72&start=0

RetroMission 2013
20th - 22nd September 2013, Folly Bridge Inn, Oxford
RG Forum Thread: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =6&t=42173

NERG - North East Retro Gaming
29/30th June 2013, Gateshead Stadium
RG Forum Thread: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =6&t=39817

Revival - Retro Event
18/19th May 2013, Wolverhampton Racecourse
RG Forum Thread: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =6&t=38151

GEEK 2013 (Gaming Expo East Kent)
Margate Winter Gardens, 21-24 February 2013

RG Forum Thread: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =6&t=39757

PLAY Expo 2012 (formerly "Replay")
EventCity (nr Trafford Centre), Manchester, Sat 13th-Sun 14th October 2012

RG Forum Thread: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =6&t=33579

Hi-Score - Arcade Tournament
The Lass O'Gowrie, Manchester, Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd June 2012

RG Forum Thread: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =6&t=32652

Games Britannia & Games Britannia: REPLAYED
Magna Sheffield, Saturday July 7th - Sunday July 8th 2012

RG Forum Thread: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =6&t=33943

GEEK 2012 (Gaming Expo East Kent)
Margate Winter Gardens, 15-19 February 2012

RG Forum Thread: http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =6&t=32428

Replay Expo 2011
Blackpool, 5-6 November 2011

RG Forum Thread: http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=28247

Hi-Score - Arcade Tournament
The Arcade Barn, Exeter, Sat 19th - Sun 20th March 2011

RG Forum Thread: www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=25599

R3PLAY - The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo
Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool, 6-7 November 2010
RG Forum Thread: www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21019

EuroCon 2010
Manchester, 3rd-5th September 2010

RG Forum Thread: www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=20717

Retro Computer Games Festival #3
Ash (Surrey), Fri 9th - Sun 11th July 2010

RG Forum Thread: www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=20876

Retro Rewind
Sheffield, 10th-11th April 2010

RG Forum Thread: www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=17209

RetroVision 2010
Oxford, 5th - 7th February 2010

RG Forum Thread: www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=13557

Retro Reunited & Acorn World 2009
Huddersfield, 12th-13th September 2009

RG Forum Thread: www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14176

Console Combat & The Homebrew Coding Geekend
Manchester, 25th-26th July 2009

RG Forum Thread: www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14890

Byte Back UK Classic Gaming Convention
Stoke On Trent, 7th-8th March 2009

RG Forum Thread: www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10861


Please PM me if you notice any mistakes/omissions, or have updated information about a particular event.

If you are aware of an event that you think should be included in the calendar, please post details in the thread and either myself or a mod will add it if it's suitable! Hint: if you're able to supply the information in the Requested Format this may drastically increase the haste in which it is added to the front page! :wink: If it's your /own/ event that you want us to list in the calendar, then you should definitely submit the details in line with this polite request!

N.B. This is only intended to be a summary of retro gaming shows, or events with retro areas. It is not an exhaustive list of general gaming/computing events!
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Re: Upcoming Retro Gaming/Classic Computing events

Post by witchfinder » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:30 am

Nice work Dave... Looks like the next 12 months is as good as sorted already! :)

Two things - the non-retro event is barely visible (maybe that's intentional! ;)) and it may be an idea to reduce the font size or amount of info about the past ones (or even just remove them) so there is no confusion - I don;t want people thinking there is gonan be another byte back for example! :lol:

Another useful thing to add might be ticket prices and (if known) number of tickets remaining.
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Post by Arcadian » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:00 am

Cheers for the feedback, Mat :D
witchfinder wrote:Nice work Dave... Looks like the next 12 months is as good as sorted already! :)
LOL! Though I'm sure it'll only be a matter of time before more do's and meetups are announced. For example RCM are bound to want to slot in there somewhere and who knows, perhaps one of these days one of the Southern members will find the inspiration to stage something in or around London (instead of just moaning about there being naffink' darn saaaarf). :wink: :lol:
witchfinder wrote:Two things - the non-retro event is barely visible (maybe that's intentional! ;))
Couldn't find any 'pale' font colours that worked against the grey background, so for now I've just removed the differentiation altogether.
and it may be an idea to reduce the font size or amount of info about the past ones (or even just remove them) so there is no confusion
Have decreased the font size - does that look ok?
I don;t want people thinking there is gonan be another byte back for example! :lol:
Well perhaps if Shaun takes you up on your offer of domain name and web design skills there /will/ be another Byte Back?! ;)
Another useful thing to add might be ticket prices and (if known) number of tickets remaining.
Excellent point - I'll get onto that in a bit, but should probably do some proper work now ... ;)

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Post by witchfinder » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:04 am

Arcadian wrote:perhaps one of these days one of the Southern members will find the inspiration to stage something in or around London
Let's not expect miracles just yet eh? ;)
Arcadian wrote: Excellent point - I'll get onto that in a bit, but should probably do some proper work now ... ;)
Proper... work? Does... not... compute! :lol:

Changes look good and definitely help focus on the upcoming events.
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Re: Upcoming Retro Gaming/Classic Computing events

Post by StarshipUK » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:01 pm

Retrovision 2009 detaIls for previous events is here:
http://www.remix64.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5623

Even though I want to get RV out of the way before I starst or think about planning anything else, I have an idea for running a 150-people-ish Sized event in the Chelmsford area (where I live) in Essex around September/October 2010 and if it works perhaps another around April 2011. These events will have nothing to do with RV whatsoever, but would be a new event based on this idea.

It would also depend if enough people would be interested in coming to an event in Essex to make it worthwhile. At the moment only about 20 tickets for RV2010 have been sold (thanks to those who have bought one!), with about another 10 people saying they will be buying tickets in the near future, but I hope Mat is right and RV sells lots more tickets nearer the time. That would inspire me more to run the Essex events.

I would also remove the size of events (Small, Medium, Large) to just estimated amount of people attending, and perhaps add an estimated amount of systems attending. I think events of all sizes are important as each other, and saying an event is small may put some people off attending.
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Post by Commander Jameson » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:10 am

Thanks for doing this, I've been wondering what's coming up for a while now....!
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Post by resident paul » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:23 am

I missed out on july The Arcade Barn open event. I am wondering when the next one & hope its not too soon after RR.
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Post by witchfinder » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:26 am

I think you have to hire the Arcade Barn yourself and get a group together to go down there - no formal events are planned as far as I know.
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Post by filecore » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:48 pm

resident paul wrote:I missed out on july The Arcade Barn open event. I am wondering when the next one & hope its not too soon after RR.
A week tomorrow!

From http://www.arcadebarn.co.uk:

Next Open Gaming Day

Saturday 26th September : £5.00 per person, all games on freeplay.
Opening times are 2pm - 6pm.
Please call to book your place!

Long way to go for an afternoon though Paul! :D

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Post by DPrinny » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:34 pm

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:37 pm

Ooh, this is a good thing for the diary/calendar - Cheers Mr. Arcadian :D
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Post by Zetr0 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:34 pm

@Arcadian

would it be okay to duplicate this and put it on AmiBay for poeple to see =)
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Post by Arcadian » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:18 pm

Updates to the Calendar:
- Arcade Barn Open day added
- Jagfest moved to previous events
- Prices added (where known)
- Assigned (working) title of "Retro Rewind" to Sheffield event in April 2010
- Entry added for tentative event in Essex, April 2011(!)

@ Commander Jameson & TwoHeadedBoy
Ta! :)

@ Zetr0
Might it be better to simply link to this thread instead? As if you create a secondary copy of the info it could become outdated very quickly ...

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Post by StarshipUK » Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:50 pm

Just found another event mentioned on RCM forums:

Vintage Computer Festival
http://www.vcf-gb.org/index.htm

19th and 20th June 2010.

You might also want to move the dates for Video Games Live up a bit. They are taking place this year (2009) and they are positioned in the 2010 dates section.
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Post by JetSetWilly » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:27 pm

StarshipUK wrote:Retrovision 2009 detaIls for previous events is here:
http://www.remix64.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5623

Even though I want to get RV out of the way before I starst or think about planning anything else, I have an idea for running a 150-people-ish Sized event in the Chelmsford area (where I live) in Essex around September/October 2010 and if it works perhaps another around April 2011. These events will have nothing to do with RV whatsoever, but would be a new event based on this idea.

It would also depend if enough people would be interested in coming to an event in Essex to make it worthwhile. At the moment only about 20 tickets for RV2010 have been sold (thanks to those who have bought one!), with about another 10 people saying they will be buying tickets in the near future, but I hope Mat is right and RV sells lots more tickets nearer the time. That would inspire me more to run the Essex events.

I would also remove the size of events (Small, Medium, Large) to just estimated amount of people attending, and perhaps add an estimated amount of systems attending. I think events of all sizes are important as each other, and saying an event is small may put some people off attending.
Now, an event in chelmsford I'd be able to get to as it's only 20 minutes from me :D
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