The Retro Show - 9th September 2017

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The Retro Show - 9th September 2017

Post by The Laird » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:25 am

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The Retro Show is coming to Luton!

In partnership with Luton Culture, The Retro Show presents a special event to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the two iconic computers – the ‘Sinclair ZX Spectrum’ and the ‘Commodore 64’. Back in the eighties everybody either owned or knew somebody with one of these great systems!

Initially designed with serious intentions, both computers soon became loaded with games, from Jet Set Willy, to Wizball, the list of popular titles is almost endless. These classic home micros helped shape the booming UK games industry we have today, launching the careers of many, and the inspiration of millions!

Set over floor floors at Luton’s historic Hat Factory, the event is within a couple of minutes walk from the mainline train station, and within very easy reach of local shops, restaurants, bars and hotels. The building is fully accessible with a lift to all floors, nearby parking and its own fully licensed bar and restaurant. The M1 motorway, and London Luton airport are only a few moments away by car.

A full day of entertainment is planned, including a wide range of retro computers and consoles to play on, arcade machines, stalls and traders, board games, competitions and tournaments, lots of special guest talks and even some exclusive reveals of new games and new hardware. All this alongside a very special celebration of the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 where we hope to finally settle that age old question – which one is the best? There can be only one!!

So who are ‘The Retro Show’? They are a dedicated team of industry professionals who have formally been involved in organising some of the UK most popular events including Revival, Retrovision, and Classic Gaming Expo UK, as well people who work within the games industry itself creating many well known hardware and software products. They will also be supported by a host of other highly respected enthusiasts including the Retro Computer Museum, Retro Games Ltd, a major games distributor, and various Retro Game retailers!

Date: Saturday 9th September, 2017
Time: 10:00 - 18:00
Cost: £10 Standard Ticket (Play, shop and access to all talks)

Early Bird: Book before Friday 9 June and pay £8 for a Standard Ticket

£6 Concessions (including Disabled and Senior)
£5 Kids Klub (10 years and under)
£20 Family Fun (4 people including at least 1 child)
£15 VIP Ticket (Standard ticket plus access to exclusive hardware reveals and early entry at 9am. Limited availability)

Booking information: Box Office: 01582 878100

Please note: Last entry is 5pm

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Re: The Retro Show - 9th September 2017

Post by The Beans » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:30 am

Have you got permission to post this then? It contravenes part 5 of the AUP - " No Commercial Use".
If it's slower than me, dumber than me and it tastes good ... tough titty.

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Re: The Retro Show - 9th September 2017

Post by The Laird » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:36 am

The Beans wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:30 am
Have you got permission to post this then? It contravenes part 5 of the AUP - " No Commercial Use".
There are several existing threads about retro gaming events (including a pinned one) so if posting about them breached the AUP they would have been locked/deleted by now.

Also Luton Culture are a registered charity so that wouldn't be defined as commercial gain.

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Re: The Retro Show - 9th September 2017

Post by The Beans » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:47 am

The Laird wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:36 am
The Beans wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:30 am
Have you got permission to post this then? It contravenes part 5 of the AUP - " No Commercial Use".
There are several existing threads about retro gaming events (including a pinned one) so if posting about them breached the AUP they would have been locked/deleted by now.
You'd like to think so but these are interesting times on the forum. The past has no bearing on ... teh Future.
If it's a for charidee though, surely it must be fine. In a fair and just world it would be.
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Re: The Retro Show - 9th September 2017

Post by The Laird » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:52 am

And here are our first special guest announcements . . . .

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Re: The Retro Show - 9th September 2017

Post by markopoloman » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:52 pm

The Beans wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:30 am
Have you got permission to post this then? It contravenes part 5 of the AUP - " No Commercial Use".
Well, quite.
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Re: The Retro Show - 9th September 2017

Post by The Laird » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:41 pm

We are pleased to announce that legendary artist David Rowe will also be making an appearance at The Retro Show! For those that don't know he was the man behind classic artwork such as Ant Attack, James Pond, Speedball, Way of the Exploding Fist and the Knightmare TV Show!

You can read more about him here: http://www.davidrowe.net

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Re: The Retro Show - 9th September 2017

Post by resident paul » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:40 am

Just recently on Facebook I saw the event is now cancelled!
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Re: The Retro Show - 9th September 2017

Post by The Laird » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:22 am

resident paul wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:40 am
Just recently on Facebook I saw the event is now cancelled!
Yep, cancelled due to to some serious issues with the building we were using, which is now going to have to close for repairs leaving lots of local small business' homeless. Big shame :(

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