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#1 cyberfluxor OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:12 AM

We are returning with Freeplay 2 hosted at Chesapeake Central Library!

When:
Saturday, March 31st, 2011
9am to midnight

Where:
Chesapeake Central Library
298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Gaming:
Play video games on arcades, consoles, and computers in addition to pinball machines.
We're hauling retro arcades out like Pac-Man, Galaga, Robotron: 2084, X-Men (4-player!), Police Trainer, Donkey Kong, Fighting Vipers, Cruis'n Exotica, and many others!
Consoles from Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Sony, Panasonic, Microsoft, NEC & Hudson Soft, and dedicated Pong machines among many!
Classic computing reaches out with Tandy, Commodore, Apple, Atari, and Texas Instruments.
New pinball machines will make an appearance including Tron2: Legacy and Dark Knight, but also expect StarTrek: The Next Generation and Hook with more to come!
Movies:
All day showings of movies influenced by the video game culture.
9am - Mario Brothers
11am - Mortal Kombat
1pm - Final Fantasy: Advent Children
3pm - Double Dragon
8pm - Tron 2: Legacy
10pm - Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Movies provided by Fantasmo Cult Cinema Explosion.
Panels:
Panel discussions on a broad range of gaming subjects.
There will be a demonstration of what makes an arcade arcade and pinball work and basic repair.
Comedy stand-up and history of gaming with Derek Williams.
Competition and high score gaming with Dave Hernly of Auric Aurcade.
Get into collecting and discover interesting or rare games locally without over paying through online auctions.
Get updates on the Freeplay 2 page.

Edited by cyberfluxor, Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:14 AM.


#2 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:08 PM

Very cool. I don't think I'll be able to make it, but still, what kind of turnout do you guys usually have for these?

#3 cyberfluxor OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:08 AM

Very cool. I don't think I'll be able to make it, but still, what kind of turnout do you guys usually have for these?

Our first outing was in August 2010 with over 200 attendees throughout the day. Last year storms persistently canceled our schedule date and we're hoping for the best of weather this time around. We are speculating between 300 to 400. Vendors will be at this event so we're hoping the word spreads a bit further. What makes it a huge leap over last time is we are expecting to exceed the 16 arcades and a number of pinball machines are planned as stated above. There aren't many places you can find Tron 2: Legacy pinball let alone set to freeplay!

#4 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:07 PM

Mmm, teeempting. I got to play the Tron Legacy pin at the last local tournament here back in December. It's pretty nice! Really wish there was one local at a public venue and not in the hands of a collector, haha! That alone could potentially be worth a few hour drive from here in Fairfax..

#5 cyberfluxor OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:43 AM

Mmm, teeempting. I got to play the Tron Legacy pin at the last local tournament here back in December. It's pretty nice! Really wish there was one local at a public venue and not in the hands of a collector, haha! That alone could potentially be worth a few hour drive from here in Fairfax..


The Tron 2: Legacy pinball machine is coming from a place in Grandy, North Carolina located near the Outer Banks. They recently opened up and are a good drive from where you're at, but convenient if heading to Nags Head, Corolla, Manteo, Kill Devil's Hill, Kitty Hawk, and so forth down there. From the Virginia boarder they are about 35 minutes away straight southbound. There goal is to be open all year as they also serve food and drinks along with a gift shop and small convenience store. Awesome setup in my opinion. You can check out their list of machines on Aurics Aurcade site, their main concentration is pinball with over 40.

I'd like to add that there will be Atari hardware there, otherwise it wouldn't make much sense would it? We have the Atari 2600, 5200, and 7800 consoles, no Jaguar at the moment. For computers we have 800xl, 130xe, 65xe, 1024st, and others. There is limited room available but there will be a dedicated space for consoles, another for computers, then for arcades and pinball. If the hardware you want to use isn't out just ask us and we'll see if it's available.

Edited by cyberfluxor, Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:05 AM.


#6 cyberfluxor OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:46 AM

The Freeplay 2 promotional display is up and gaining attention at the library. :)

You can also visit our Freeplay 2 Event Page on Facebook to invite or share with others!

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Edited by cyberfluxor, Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:50 AM.






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