Retrovision 2011 Llamasoft Jolly 20/21/22 May 2011 - OXford

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Retrovision 2011 Llamasoft Jolly 20/21/22 May 2011 - OXford

Post by StarshipUK » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:34 am

FREE TICKET DOWNLOAD: http://www.ride-the-music.com/rg/rv2011ticket.jpg

VENUE ADDRESS:
Folly Bridge Inn
38 Abingdon Rd
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 4PD

Machines present will include NES, Master System, Megadrive (CDX and Multimega), SNES, Turbo Grafx (PC Engine), C64, PS2, PS3, XBox, XBox 360, Atari 7800 (2600), Amiga 1200, Pong, Wii, Panasonic Q (Gamecube), BBC B, Homebrew Laptops, Mame PCs, Dreamcast, Saturn, N64 and perhaps a few more as well as a good choice of games, and multiplayer gaming.


SPECIAL REQUEST! - If you are coming and have a Nintendo DS (Any Type), please can you bring it along. PsychoRob will be running a massive Competition which requires as many DSs as possible, as well as using it to join in the DictoChat sessions on Sunday. We will label your DS if you want us to so it will not get mixed up. If anyone has a new 3DS please bring it along, as I would like to have a go on one :-)

Note: the Hyper Viper comp will now take place on a BBC Micro and not an Acorn Atom.

The Beercave Games Minotaur Challenge Cup competition will also be running all weekend. More details at http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... 90#p650446

THURSDAY:
Setup Day from Midday Onwards. Feel free to come along, say hello and help out with the setting up and joining us for a meal or take out, providing everything is set up in time :-)

FRIDAY:
11:00AM Doors Open.
6:30PM Hamster Ball Competition (Sony PS3) - Organised by StarshipUK.
9:00PM ONWARDS - LATE NIGHT ROCK BAND!
Pizza Trip at some point in the evening.

SATURDAY:
11:00AM Doors Open.
4:00PM Hyper Viper Competition (BBC Micro) - Organised by SamWise.
4:45PM Sheepoid Competition (Commodore 64) - Organised by http://www.c64endings.co.uk/ and http://www.gtw64.co.uk/
5:30PM Saturn Bomberman Competition (Sega Saturn) - Organised by RetroGamesFest.
6:45PM Tetris DS Competition (Nintendo DS) Organised by PsychoRob.
8:00PM Prize Giving Ceremony and Charity Auction by Pinkfearie.
9:00PM ONWARDS - LATE NIGHT ROCK BAND!
Barbecue at some point in the day.

SUNDAY:
12:00 Doors Open.
6:00PM(ish) Event Finishes.
Curry House after the event and everything has been packed away.

Please feel free to check out the two main forum posts for more information regarding hotels and parking, and to post any pictures and videos, etc.. during or after the event:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=25704
and
http://www.yakyak.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=80785


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM2tiOfB_6A

IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATE!

The team for RV2011 this year consists of:

Markie
VintageMatt
PsychcoRob
StarshipUK
Retrogamesfest
Beerman

Also helping out are PinkFearie who is organising and running a charity auction and c64endings.co.uk who is running a Commodore 64 competition and Samwise who is running a Acorn Atom competition.


There is a row of B&Bs within a few minutes walk of the pub and at last check, all still had rooms available for the weekend except for the Falcon who seem to be fully booked for Friday Night and are being snobish and only accepting bookings for a two night stay from Saturday, as well as being rather overpriced (their problem!)

The other B&Bs to try are:

White House View.
http://www.whitehouseviewguesthouse.co.uk/

Sportsview Guest House.
http://www.sportsviewguesthouse.co.uk/

Newton House Guest House.
http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/newton/

And it is sometimes worth phoning or E-Mailing to book, as you sometimes get lower rates then those advertised on their online booking websites.


There is very limited parking in the Pub Car Park and most of this will be used by those taking equipment. There are also parking restrictions on the roads around the pub, due to it being so close to Oxford City Center. Most the B&Bs listed above have their own small private car parks, which we recommend you use. Last time I checked the residential roads around Lake Street and below have no parking restrictions. These roads are a 5-10 minute walk to the pub and are shown in the link below:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&sourc ... 7&t=h&z=16


We have been planning and working hard for the last year (HAHA!) and have the following planned:

A large room full of modern and retro goodness to play on.
Popular systems with a selection of Multicarts for unlimited gaming choices.
Mame Machines.
Laptops for Homebrew Gaming.
Taiko Drum Master (by Popular Request!)
Gaming Competitions.
Pong on a very small B&W TV.
Evening Rock Band Sessions with the new Rock Band 3 Keyboard (Woooo!)
Charity Auction organised by Pinkfearie.
The Table of Crap (For items to crap to put in the charity auction)
The Cool Wall (AKA- The Signing In Wall!)
The Pizzas, The BarBQs, The Sunday Roasts, The Currys and The Mixed Grills (for Bane!).

Like previous RVs, there should also be a few special guests attending this year :-)


A word from the Stabby one:

I am organising a charity auction to raise more funds for the Cancer Charity.

If you have anything you don't need, gaming and pc related please post here what you would like to bring along to RV. If you cannot make it to RV but would like to contribute something for the auction please contact us.

The auction will take place on the Saturday evening :-)

Thank you all in advance.
Amy.

And a final word from Markie:

As you know this years event is free but you must have a ticket. This is downloadable from: http://www.ride-the-music.com/rg/rv2011ticket.jpg

Also, I'm taking this moment to remind you all that this year there will be 2 people missing from our gathering, those being Ian Muir (elizian) and Paul Hadrill (DJ Skitz) who were both taken from us by cancer.

So, free event but I'm asking you to make a donation, whatever you like and all the funds we gather will be forwarded to the respective charities.

Donations can be made at the event.

Thank you ... thank you all, see you in May

Markie and Team


There will be a BBQ on Saturday (at £5 per person) and Curry Trip on Sunday evening, along with plenty of beer and gaming and more beer, and a few competitions.

FOOD:
Friday Night Pizza
Saturday Night BBQ
Sunday Lunchtime Roast
Sunday Night Curry
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Re: Retrovision Llamasoft Jolly 20/21/22 May 2011 - OXford

Post by RetroKingSimon » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:15 am

I think I can say that I'll attend :)

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Post by VinnyM » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:25 pm

SUPERB NEWS! I was worried that the original April date would clash with something else that I am doing, but now that you have changed it to May, I am definately coming :-)

Last years was brilliant!

Will Denise the bar maid be there? ;)
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Post by RetroMarkie » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:39 pm

Fab ... and be assured 2011 will see the return of the green head too!
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Post by RetroMarkie » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:41 pm

So : Excited : :-)
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Post by RetroMarkie » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:49 pm

VinnyM wrote:Will Denise the bar maid be there? ;)
lol ... ;-) I expect so ...
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Post by RetroMarkie » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:57 pm

Teaser Trailer (youtube) HERE
Teaser Trailer (download) HD720p (139mg) HERE
Facebook Event HERE
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Re: Retrovision 2011 Llamasoft Jolly 20/21/22 May 2011 - OXf

Post by Rinoa » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:00 pm

Really looking forward to it. Absolutely loved last year's RV :)

Blackpanther says stick him on the list too.
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Re: Retrovision 2011 Llamasoft Jolly 20/21/22 May 2011 - OXf

Post by StarshipUK » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:03 pm

Rinoa wrote:Really looking forward to it. Absolutely loved last year's RV :)
Don't you mean this years RV :wink:
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Post by RetroMarkie » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:09 pm

StarshipUK wrote:
Rinoa wrote:Really looking forward to it. Absolutely loved last year's RV :)
Don't you mean this years RV :wink:
or maybe both ... ;-)
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Post by Rinoa » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:26 pm

Oh yeah, it was this year's :?
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Re: Retrovision 2011 Llamasoft Jolly 20/21/22 May 2011 - OXf

Post by stiggy » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:41 am

Woo, not attended a RV event before, could you include me please?

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Post by boggyb68 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:16 am

Really enjoyed RV (even though I was ill on Sat afternoon and Sun)..

So, even though it's my missus birthday that weekend, I'll be attending this fine event again.. :)

Cheers

B.

PS: Just seen my name on the list above already.. :shock:

Ahh, must be because I set my RSVP on the Facebook invite...
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Re: Retrovision 2011 Llamasoft Jolly 20/21/22 May 2011 - OXf

Post by StarshipUK » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:49 am

Yes, I have been keeping an eye on the Facebook Invites and updating as people confirm :wink:

There is a awful lot of Maybe Attending (and very few Not Attending). I understand it is a way off, but if anyone wants me to add them to the list to reserve a ticket, and then can't make it for whatever reason (and wants me to taken them off again) that is fine. It is a Free Event after all!
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Re: Retrovision 2011 Llamasoft Jolly 20/21/22 May 2011 - OXf

Post by yakmag » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:36 pm

Yes please!!

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