Upcoming Retro Gaming/Classic Computing events

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Re: Upcoming Retro Gaming/Classic Computing events

Post by adippm82 » Fri May 22, 2015 7:15 am

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Retro Gaming Night is on again and this time it has an added dimension ...

As well as the usual retro gaming fun we'll also be hosting a retro gaming swap meet! So if you have some classic retro games or even hardware that you want to swap or sell for something else, then bring it along!

7pm till Midnight

Spaces for this exciting gaming night are limited, so booking is required to ensure your place, although if you're lucky you *may* get in on the night. (tickets on the door will be £2 extra)
Due to the fact that this is BYOB and the adult nature of some games this is an over 18s event.

£10 on the door, £8 in advance. (Bring your own booze)

Tickets available from:
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... June-2015/

Food-wise, there will be a burger van parked up outside the museum.

Where to stay: Where to stay: http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/...

Come along and play the video games of yesteryear, we have all the classics you remember, including:
Atari VCS
Sega Master System,
Turbo Grafx
Sega Megadrive,
Sega Saturn,
SNES
NES
3DO
Jaguar
Dreamcast
Gamecube
BBC Micro,
Amiga,
Commodore 64,
Commodore Plus 4
Acorn Atom
ZX Spectrum
Amstrad
MSX
Amiga
Atari ST.. and the list goes on!

Plus some of the rarer machines in the archive such as the FM Towns Marty and Apple Pippin will be making an appearance.

(Get in contact if you have any special gaming requests and we'll see what we can do!)

Keep in contact with news of the event on it's Facebook page here:

https://m.facebook.com/events/364756483 ... e.php&_rdr

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Re: Upcoming Retro Gaming/Classic Computing events

Post by Arcadian » Fri May 29, 2015 8:07 pm

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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

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Re: Upcoming Retro Gaming/Classic Computing events

Post by Arcadian » Fri May 29, 2015 8:09 pm

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

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Re: Upcoming Retro Gaming/Classic Computing events

Post by quantum » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:18 am

The Laird wrote:
quantum wrote:The Revival Retro Show Facebook says the 2015 dates will be announced soon, but then UKVAC announced the REVIVAL Winter Warmer 2015 is 28-29 Nov in Wolves.

So are they the same thing? And when can we buy tickets! :D
Yes they are, and soon :wink:
How soon... :P
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How about a game screenshot quiz? Amiga, DOS, Megadrive and Commodore 64.

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Re: Upcoming Retro Gaming/Classic Computing events

Post by adippm82 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:03 am

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NINTENDO GAMING NIGHT - THE CENTRE FOR COMPUTING HISTORY CAMBRIDGE.


Join the folks from Nintendo Life for an evening of Nintendo-related fun and frolics. There’ll be a chance to play all of Nintendo’s classic consoles such as NES, Game Boy, SNES, N64, and even the mighty Virtual Boy!

We’ll be hosting a Super Mario Kart (SNES) tournament with some fantastic prizes, while the event will also be graced by Super Mario Kart World Record Champion Sami Cetin who will show off his skills and give would-be racers some tips.

Another exciting part of this event is the UK premiere of road trip documentary: Nintendo Quest. This film chronicles one man’s quest to collect every official North American NES game ever released over 30 days without using online outlets. Along the way filmmaker Rob McCallum examines the enduring legacy of the NES and Nintendo.

You’ll also have the chance to meet indie developers such as Utopian World of Sandwiches, and try out as-yet unreleased titles such as Chompy Chomp Chomp, a Wii U game that supports up to nine players at once!

StreetPass will naturally be a big part of this event, and we’ve got plenty of dedicated groups attending for this very reason - if you’ve got puzzle pieces left to collect, bring your 3DS along. This will be a night to remember for Nintendo fans, book today so that you don’t miss out on all the fun!



Date : Saturday 25th July 2015
Time : Doors open at 7pm - Film starts 8:30pm - Until midnight!

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... 25th-July/

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Re: Upcoming Retro Gaming/Classic Computing events

Post by mainvein » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:45 am

After the success of the last Collectorabilia we are coming back for more!

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50 tables of Retro Video Games, Consoles, vintage toys, Star Wars, He Man, Comics, Lego, Geek Culture, Pixel Bead Art, Funko Pops, Action Figures, artwork and much more......

We will be joined again by the Sentinel Squad too, so come and get your photos taken with Darth Vader and the gang.

The Venue: Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6ET (2 mins from the train station)

Admission: £2 per adult, Under 16s Free

Check out the Website:  
http://www.retroevents.co.uk/collectorabilia

Join our Facebook groups: 
RETRO EVENTS: https://www.facebook.com/RetroEventsLeeds
COLLECTORABILIA: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Collectorabilia

Tell us you are coming on the Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1447384632238852/

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetEvents


Come along and join in the fun and get some great stuff!


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Post by adippm82 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:14 am

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Bitmap Brothers Vs Sensible Software - Saturday 15th August 2015

The Centre For Computing History
Rene Court
Coldhams Road
Cambridge
CB1 3EW

Description :

This is a very special one off event. Jon Hare, founder of Sensible Software, and Mike Montgomery, founder of Bitmap Brothers, will be talking about their careers and the games they created. Bitmap Brothers and Sensible Software were two of biggest video game companies in the UK during the 80s and 90s and were responsible for titles such as Sensible Soccer, Speedball 2, Gods and Cannon Fodder.

The talk is being hosted by Mike James aka UK Mike from Retrogaming Roundup. You’ll get the chance to vote for your favourite Sensible Software and Bitmap Brothers games, ask questions and play the games on the original consoles and computers they were released on back in the day.

Feel free to bring your own drinks and nibbles, we’ll be open late for those that want to stick around after the talk to play some video games.

6pm till Late

Spaces for this exclusive event are limited, so booking is required to ensure your place, although if you're lucky you *may* get in on the day. (tickets on the door will be £2 extra)

All proceeds go to supporting the computer museum.

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Re: Upcoming Retro Gaming/Classic Computing events

Post by psj3809 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:34 am

Northern Lights Pinball show
http://www.ukpinball.com/

Sat 10th Oct, Sun 11th Oct at our favourite place - Event City at the Trafford Centre

Very tempted to go, never used to like pinball for years but due to Pinball Arcade i've got into it. Love the tables in the game, now i love playing the original games when i see them.

Over 100 pinball machines will be there

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Re: Upcoming Retro Gaming/Classic Computing events

Post by DPrinny » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:51 am

The yearly Sega master system fan gathering at the Pub/Zoo Manchester this Saturday

THIS THREAD WONT LET ME POST LINKS!!

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here's a link to a video of last year's one at the same venue to give you some idea of what it's like. The venue is here.

Link to DPrinny's event page is here
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Post by quantum » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:23 am

UK Pinball Party from 21st – 23rd August 2015 @ the Heighway Pinball factory, in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.

Will also feature "Arcade video games"

http://ukpinballparty.com
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How about a game screenshot quiz? Amiga, DOS, Megadrive and Commodore 64.

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Post by mainvein » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:17 pm

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50 tables of Retro Video Games, Consoles, Computers, Accessories, Art, Merchandise, Imports and much more covering all formats.

The Date: Saturday 31st October 2015

Opening Times: 10am-5pm

The Venue: Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6ET (2 mins from the train station)

Admission: £2 per adult, Under 16s Free

Check out the Website:
http://www.retroevents.co.uk/

Join our Facebook groups:
RETRO EVENTS: https://www.facebook.com/RetroEventsLeeds

Tell us you are coming on the Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1701243470096490/

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetEvents


Come along and get some great stuff!!
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Re: Upcoming Retro Gaming/Classic Computing events

Post by Turnarcades » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:55 pm

quantum wrote:
The Laird wrote:
quantum wrote:The Revival Retro Show Facebook says the 2015 dates will be announced soon, but then UKVAC announced the REVIVAL Winter Warmer 2015 is 28-29 Nov in Wolves.

So are they the same thing? And when can we buy tickets! :D
Yes they are, and soon :wink:
How soon... :P
Guys, hit up our thread here in 'off topic', our facebook page or our website - REVIVAL IS BACK!

http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk/
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Re: Upcoming Retro Gaming/Classic Computing events

Post by adippm82 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:13 pm

A Retro Gaming Night For Alli - Saturday 14th November 2015

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When - Saturday 14th November 2015 £8.00

Where:

The Centre For Computing History
Rene Court
Coldhams Road
Cambridge
CB1 3EW


A Retro Gaming Night for Alli is a one off charity event to help raise funds for Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield. Our good friend Mike Penman from Crazy Horse Gaming recently lost his wife Alli to cancer and we wanted to help him give something back to the dedicated staff there that helped her towards the end.

She was a loving and supportive wife to Mike and it would be great to see you all at this event and to help raise as much money as possible in Alli's name.

The event itself will be an awesome evening of Retro Gaming featuring all the classic gaming systems from Atari to Sony Playstation and everything between. There will be a raffle, competitions and a burger van will be available on site if you get hungry!

Live Music From MJ Hibbett (Hey Hey 16K)

The legendary MJ Hibbett will also be in attendance to perform his new two man musical 'Hey Hey 16K' to help us kick things off.

All profits from this event will go to Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield.

Obviously we are aware that not everyone can make the trip to Cambridge for this night but may still wish to contribute so there will also be the option to donate via a Just Give page for those who wish to:

https://www.justgiving.com/Allison-Penman

7pm till Midnight

Due to the fact that this is BYOB and the adult nature of some games this is an over 18s event.

Spaces for this gaming night are limited, so booking is required to ensure your place, although if you're lucky you *may* get in on the night. (tickets on the door will be £2 extra)
Due to the fact that this is BYOB and the adult nature of some games this is an over 18s event.

Tickets can be bought here: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... mber-2015/

Read Mike's words here:

http://www.crazyhorsegaming.co.uk/2015/ ... -alli.html

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Re: Upcoming Retro Gaming/Classic Computing events

Post by adippm82 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:45 am

Let's Go Dizzy - 24 October 2015

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A full day retro gaming event at the The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge on the 24th October 2015 - 11am to 11pm with obligatory curry* in there somewhere as well.

Retro Gaming Celeb talks to be announced - but rest assured there will be some great names.

There will be arcade machines, retro systems, LAN gaming, competitions, prizes to be won and more.

The Kickstarter for 'The Oliver Twins' book will be launched at this event by the twins who will be accompanied by many of those who assisted and converted their games back in the day. A free Buffet will be provided for those who attend the talk and launch, and a special gift will be given to those who pledge on the Kickstarter at the event.

Ticket price for the day is £10 per adult, £6.50 for children. There are only 125 places up for grabs and all ticket sales money goes to the museum.

You can buy the Fusion Retro Books published to date at the event and get them signed by the celebs who attend! (or you could bring your books along for signing if you already own them).

Date : Saturday 24th October 2015
Time : 11am to 11pm

For more information and pre-event chat, see the facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/events/1660891207481759/


Adult tickets are £10 for Adults and £6.50 for Children.

*Ticket prices does NOT include the curry!
Payment is taken by PayPal immediately. Please print a copy of the receipt that is displayed at the end of the payment process and bring it with you as your e-ticket.

Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!

Centre for Computing History
Rene Court
Coldhams Road
Cambridge
CB1 3EW

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