Just a quick post to thank all who came along and everyone who helped out to make this a fantastic and stress free relaxed gaming event. The big events are good, but I really do enjoy these smaller pub based gatherings.
Special thanks go to Rinoa for helping me set up and pack away all the kit. Also to Jagfest_UK for bringing his impressive Atari Jaguar collection, the Atari ST and Lynx and to help spread the word about the event. Also to Blockhead for creating a fantastic website and updating it and for bringing the impressive fignition along with a Game he had written - Sorry I never got a chance to talk more or say goodbye, but guess you left when I popped home to pick up the RockBand kit. Also to sierrra_online_fan for the lift home, which was really appreciated. Also to Greyfox for creating an excellent logo which was used on some leaflets which were distributed to the Local Takeaways in Chelmsford. Also to retrogamefest for getting a worse score than mine on Gorf
. And again to everyone who showed up to make the event what it was and anyone I may have forgotten.
It was far busier and got busy much earlier than I expected. I was originally told the section of the pub should hold about 50 people, but seemed a bit crowded with just 20 people. I also apologise about the crisps (also saw this mentioned on another forum). I think the pub was a bit surprised by the amount of people which showed up. If I do another one I think it would have to be somewhere bigger and more spacious, which will also be better for 2 player and 4 player gaming and allow a presence for the Spectrum and N64 which people asked about. It will probably be over 2 days with Saturday as a main day and Sunday as a chilled out day. Nothing confirmed at all yet but with the calender looking like:
Jan: Retrogamefest (Aldershot)
Feb: Nowt (but poor weather)
April: South Coast Slam (Brighton?)
May: RV2012 4 Day-er (Oxford)
July: Gaming Festival (Sheffield-ish)
August: The Videolympics (Manchester), Pinball Party? (Daventry?)
I have got March on my mind, which is about 5 months away.
If anyone knows a pub that would hire out a largish event room for free in return for a good days takings please let me know
Until then the next event in the South will be run by retrogamefest at Aldershot in January.
Also If anyone has any photos from Saturday they could upload that would be fantastic
I'm gonna burn your house down. With a lemon.