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Re: play blackpool, 2-5 may 2015

Post by flatapex » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:06 am

will be looking out for you guys.

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Re: play blackpool, 2-5 may 2015

Post by the_hawk » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:00 am

Right, so what's everyone looking forward to the most?

For me it's

* Seeing folks again, especially some I've not seen since the last retro event

* Atari World 1-1 film première with Jeff Minter intro

* Having a nosey around the seller stalls & maybe picking up a game or two.

* Watching a bit of the Pac Man World Record Attempt

* Hopefully getting to play TxK on the Oculus

* Seeing some of the new indie dev games on show

* Playing a few retro computers & consoles

* Not to mention those lovely Arcades...

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A bit gutted that the 2 talks I'd be most interested in are on the Monday when I'll already have gone home.
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Re: play blackpool, 2-5 may 2015

Post by flatapex » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:31 am

well i am going up tomorrow so first thing i will be looking forward to is a chill out in blackpool

then at the show:
meeting up with forum peeps both that i have met before and that i am meeting for the first time
loads of awesome arcades
some cool retro consoles (particularly ones with racing games on them)
steve lycett talk
spending my hard earned on some odds and ends of gaming related nonsense
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Re: play blackpool, 2-5 may 2015

Post by Bluce_Ree » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:47 am

the_hawk wrote:* Watching a bit of the Pac Man World Record Attempt
THIS!

I'm terrible at Pac-Man but I'm sort of obsessed with the idea of the perfect game. It just seems so super human.
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Re: play blackpool, 2-5 may 2015

Post by the_hawk » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:58 am

Bluce_Ree wrote:
the_hawk wrote:* Watching a bit of the Pac Man World Record Attempt
THIS!

I'm terrible at Pac-Man but I'm sort of obsessed with the idea of the perfect game. It just seems so super human.
:lol: It was memorising watching Tony Temple playing Missile Command at the 1st Replay, the first time I'd ever seen someone play an arcade game like that in real life.
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Re: play blackpool, 2-5 may 2015

Post by Lorfarius » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:43 am

Is the traffic going to be bad? Only just realised its bank holiday weekend :shock:
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Post by jdanddiet » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:09 pm

I'm expecting a hellish journey up tomorrow night! Fingers crossed tho
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Re: play blackpool, 2-5 may 2015

Post by Slick2097 » Fri May 01, 2015 3:31 am

Just for info. Its Blackpool's last home game of the season on Saturday and the fans are holding a protest over the clubs owners as well so it might get a bit tasty pre and post-match if you're wandering about close to the stadia around match time.

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Re: play blackpool, 2-5 may 2015

Post by flatapex » Fri May 01, 2015 4:09 am

Slick2097 wrote:Just for info. Its Blackpool's last home game of the season on Saturday and the fans are holding a protest over the clubs owners as well so it might get a bit tasty pre and post-match if you're wandering about close to the stadia around match time.

Ste.
Very useful info Ste, to add to this the stadium is near to the Rigby road/ foxhall road area, which if coming from bispham is the other side of the hounds hill centre, so we all know where to avoid. Its not exactly close to the norbreck luckily. Perfect excuse for a pint after closing if you are staying near the stadium
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Re: play blackpool, 2-5 may 2015

Post by psj3809 » Fri May 01, 2015 5:00 am

the_hawk wrote:Right, so what's everyone looking forward to the most?

A bit gutted that the 2 talks I'd be most interested in are on the Monday when I'll already have gone home.
Be great to meet ya fella. Make sure you say hello (Bloke in a blue t shirt which says Pretty Green).

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Re: play blackpool, 2-5 may 2015

Post by the_hawk » Fri May 01, 2015 8:21 am

psj3809 wrote:
the_hawk wrote:Right, so what's everyone looking forward to the most?

A bit gutted that the 2 talks I'd be most interested in are on the Monday when I'll already have gone home.
Be great to meet ya fella. Make sure you say hello (Bloke in a blue t shirt which says Pretty Green).
Will do, for anyone that wants to say "hello", I'm the bloke on the right. :wink:

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Re: play blackpool, 2-5 may 2015

Post by DPrinny » Fri May 01, 2015 9:27 am

I gave Minter a ride in a C5 last year.................................

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Re: play blackpool, 2-5 may 2015

Post by Slick2097 » Fri May 01, 2015 1:54 pm

I shall hopefully be wearing my flashing Autobot t-shirt tomorrow. So say hello if you see me.

(assuming it's dark enough inside anyway)

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Re: play blackpool, 2-5 may 2015

Post by resident paul » Fri May 01, 2015 3:56 pm

I'll be wearing my black Eurocon T-Shirt with the Beserk character on it!
Also I'll be sporting a beard!
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Re: play blackpool, 2-5 may 2015

Post by flatapex » Fri May 01, 2015 5:11 pm

I'll be wearing a t-shirt with slimer from Ghostbusters on it
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