Retro Gaming Revolution - 1st October 2011 - Chelmsford

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Do you think you will be attending this event?

Yes
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No
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Maybe
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Retro Gaming Revolution - 1st October 2011 - Chelmsford

Post by StarshipUK » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:18 pm

Retro Gaming Revolution is a retro gaming event being held at The Red Lion in Chelmsford, Essex on Saturday 1st October 2011. The Pubs Postcode is CM2 0AA. The event runs from Midday to 2AM. Entry is FREE!

Website: http://www.retrorevolution.co.uk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=248880938472846

I am also pleased to announce that the event will be featuring Atari User Live (http://www.atariuser.com). There will be a few tables full of Atari systems including an Atari 7800 and Atari Jaguar CD.

For those drinking and staying down, the cheapest and closest hotel is: http://www.southlodgehotelchelmsford.co.uk/ and not too far away is: [url]http://www.travelodge.co.u​k/hotels/info?hotelId=384[/url] and for those with more money, another closer hotel is: [url]http://www.miamihotel.co.u​k/[/url]

COMPETITION INFO:

15:00 - Racing Game Competition - Sega Saturn
16:00 - Fighting Game Competition - Panasonic Q
17:00 - Shoot-Em-Up Competition - Atari Jaguar - Gorf
18:00 - Retro Homebrew Competition - Atari 2600

18:45-19:00ish - Prize Giving Ceremony

TRANSPORT INFO:
By Air
The nearest major airport is Stansted Airport and is 19 Miles from Chelmsford. There are two bus services which run between Stansted Airport and Chelmsford. The Stansted Aircoach X30 which costs £12.50 for a return ticket and Local service bus 42A, which also stops close to The Red Lion.

By Rail and Bus
The nearest train station is Chelmsford, with trains departing London Liverpool Street on a regular basis. The train station is 15 Minutes walk to The Red Lion and also has a never-ending supply of Taxis. It can also be reached from the train station by bus, with the bus stops and bus station located directly next to the train station. The nearest bus stop is called Chelmsford Queen Street and is 5 stops away, and stops just past The Red Lion going out of Chelmsford, and just before The Red Lion when going towards Chelmsford.

The buses which stop at Chelmsford, Queen Street are:
14 or 15 Bus towards Wickford, Railway Station from Stand 10.
32 Bus towards Ongar, Two Brewers from Stand 11.
42 or 42A Bus towards Galleywood, West Lawn from Stand 11.
100 Bus towards Lakeside, Bus Station (via Basildon) from Stand 5.
351 Bus towards Brentwood, Railway Station from Stand 5.

For national rail enquiries, please go to http://www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 484950. For local bus and information please go to http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/essex/ or call 08456 020121.

By Car
The venue is 10 minutes from the A12 and can easily be accessed via Junctions 15, 17 or 19. Due to the close proximity of the town centre and Moulsham Road (a popular one-way shopping road leading from the town centre) all of the surrounding roads have 1 hour and resident permit parking only restrictions, with strict enforcement. There is however a public car park just across the road from the venue called “Moulsham Street Mixed Stay Surface Car Park” which is a pay and display car park which can be paid with coins or credit/debit card (minimum payment £3.90). The postcode given for the car park is CM2 0LG, although this can be inaccurate and I recommend you follow signs for Moulsham Street Car Park and view the Chelmsford Car Parking Map: http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/media/pdf/ ... 090407.pdf and look for car park 25 on grid G8. The Red Lion is located in grid F9 on the corner on New London Road and Anchor Street.

Car Park Tariffs:
Saturday and Sunday (08:00-23:59):
Not Exceeding 1 Hour: Free
Not Exceeding 2 Hours: £1.70
Not Exceeding 3 Hours: £2.40
Maximum Stay: £3.90
Evening (17:00-23:59): £1.00


Systems provided by me: (subject to change slightly)
1. Sega Megadrive + 14" CRT TV
2. Sega Master System + 14" CRT TV
3. NES + 14" CRT TV
4. SNES (TBC) + 14" CRT TV
5. XBox + 17" LCD TV
6. Sega Saturn + 14" CRT TV
7. TurboGrafx 16 + 14" CRT TV
8. Panasonic Q + 17" LCD TV
9. C64 + 14" Monitor
10. BBC B Micro + 14" CUB
11. Pong System + 5.5" B&W TV
12. PS1 with mini Travel TV
13. MAME AIO PC with 8-Way X-Arcade
18. Sega Dreamcast + 14" CRT TV

Another 3 to 5 spare 14" CRT TVs...

14. XBox 360 (for some Rock Band from around 9:30-10:00ish)
15. Atari 7800 (for Atari 2600 games) + 14" CRT TV

Systems provided by others:
blockhead:
16. primitive tennis game, 17. 7" TV with Plug and Play games + More

sierrra_online_fan:
18. Dreamcast Games and Lightgun in the Evening.

Jagfest_UK:
19. Jaguar / Jag CD
20. Lynx
and possibly anything from list: Atari 2600, 7800, Lynx, Jaguar + CD, 520 STfm, Sega Megadrive, Mega CD, Saturn, Nintendo Gameboy, NEC TurboGrafx, Philips CD-i, Sony PS1, Dingoo A320, Sinclair Spectrum 48k, +2a, +3, ZX81 + CRT TVs


If you are bringing something, but are unable to make it or bring your kit please let me know beforehand. Please also note I cannot be held responsible if anything is damaged or goes missing - this event is open to the public, so I only ask you keep an eye on your own kit and systems, and also ask you to please make sure they are working OK throughout the event, changing games every so often, etc...
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Re: Retro Gaming Revolution - 1st October 2011 - Chelmsford

Post by oldtimer » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:49 pm

if its down south, then i would definatly come!
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Post by carl_retrotext » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:01 pm

Starship

I will help, I can (try) to do a basic web page for you, can I do it in teletext??

I live in north essex so please consider me for some help.

PM me if you have any Questions.

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Post by jdanddiet » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:44 pm

you can def count me in Steve - which pub is it you have in mind?

I'll try and help out as much as I can but not with websites/printing I'm afraid!
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Post by StarshipUK » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:35 pm

PM'ed the people above. Will release more details about the pub to all soon.

Decided to create a poll to see how many would be attending.

This will probably be the last event before REPLAY, so a good chance to get some gaming practice in before that!
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Post by jdanddiet » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:33 am

This could be really good! Come on there's a few essex boys here (and a few southern moaning minnies about all the northern events :D )
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Post by pforson » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:02 am

If possible, then yes.
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Post by jdanddiet » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:13 am

Don't forget the South Lodge mate, just around the corner:-

http://www.southlodgehotelchelmsford.co.uk/
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Post by StarshipUK » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:22 am

jdanddiet wrote:Don't forget the South Lodge mate, just around the corner:-

http://www.southlodgehotelchelmsford.co.uk/
I never even knew about that hotel :oops:

Looks very nice. I have added it as the closest/cheapest hotel.
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Post by Mootown » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:57 am

I'm bound to have some stuff you can give away by then dude. I've already got a load of things I've not opened, chances are there will be even more by October!

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Post by mohicankid » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:23 pm

StarshipUK wrote:-someone to run some kind of charity lucky dip or raffle.

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oi theres only Room for 1 lucky dip man in these parts! :D
if i can get there i will gladly do a RAFFLE for you, but theres no realistic way i can raise prizes for another dip before REPLAY as it would just confuse the issue!
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Re: Retro Gaming Revolution - 1st October 2011 - Chelmsford

Post by The Laird » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:54 pm

StarshipUK wrote:Retro Gaming Revolution is a retro gaming event being held at The Red Lion in Chelmsford, Essex on Saturday 1st October 2011. The Pub Post Code is CM2 0AA. The times are Midday to 2AM.

More information will appear soon including a system list (Any Requests?) and competition information (Any further requests?), and a website is currently being developed. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would be able to help out with the event in anyway please let me know.

For those drinking and staying down, the cheapest and closest hotel is: http://www.southlodgehotelchelmsford.co.uk/ and not too far away is: http://www.travelodge.co.u​k/hotels/info?hotelId=384 and for those with more money, another closer hotel is: http://www.miamihotel.co.u​k/

If anyone could help with the following please:
-someone to help design a logo for the event name which can then be used on a leaflet/poster/signature banner
-someone to run some kind of charity lucky dip or raffle.

Please PM me or reply here.
I am not far away in Hertfordshire, I may be up for attending this and bringing some goodies with me!

I have also organised and run several Jagfests now and helped with other shows so if you need any help with anything just give me a shout.

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Re: Retro Gaming Revolution - 1st October 2011 - Chelmsford

Post by sierrra_online_fan » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:03 pm

Seeing as how we're all Essex boys, any chance of us doing a cruise down Southend seafront after we've finished up at the Red Lion? Might get a few funny looks from the locals if we're blaring out Final Fantasy soundtracks though :lol:

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Post by jdanddiet » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:44 am

I think the event will go on most of the night. After all, it does take place in a pub!
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