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I'm hosting my annual "Atari Party", once again back in Davis, California (near Sacramento; about 1-2hr east of the greater San Francisco Bay Area & Silicon Valley): Saturday, May 2nd, 12pm-5pm Yolo County Public Library, "Mary L Stephens" Davis Branch 315 East 14th Street Davis, CA 95616 Main website: http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/atariparty/2015/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AtariPartyDavis Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549017432027616 We've got about 40 systems lined up to come, including Atari 2600s, 5200s, 7800s, 8-bit computers, ST/TT/Falcons, Lynxes, and Jaguars, as well as other systems running Atari video games, including Colecovision, Nintendo NES & GameBoy Advance, Sega Genesis, Sony PlayStation & PS2, and a Rasbperry Pi. Among the exhibitors volunteering you may recognize some of the names: Sal "kjmann" Esquivel (Atlantis Games Group), Rob McMullen (Player/Missile Podcast), Dan "The Trak-Ball Man" Kramer, Bob "bob1200xl" Woolley, and yours truly. There'll also be a free prize drawing, thanks to numerous sponsors (including Eight Bit Fix, No Starch Press, Rob McMullen, Sal Esquivel, Kevin Savetz, the Digital Game Museum, and more). We've got a bunch of books, some t-shirts, a complete "heavy sixer" VCS/2600 with games, Atari joystick USB adapters, an Atari ST Component Video adapter, a copy of Space Harrier for the 8-bit, and a Raspberry Pi computer! If you're near the area, please drop by and have some fun! Also, I'd love help spreading to word; attached to this post is a PDF of this year's flyer!ap2015flyer_20150217.pdf Note: This event is non-commercial, and no sales/trading will occur. It is not endorsed or sponsored by the Yolo County Public Library.
Plans are underway for this year's annual Atari Party, being held once again in Davis, California (near Sacramento, and a 2-ish hour drive from the greater San Francisco Bay Area & Silicon Valley) -- Atari Party 2016! We haven't picked a date yet, but I wanted to get a thread started here on Atari Age, in case anyone here on the forum is local*, and wants to help out at the show. It will be on a Saturday, from 12pm-5pm (with setup starting at 10am). Atari Party is a free event, open to the public. There's no selling/trading/vendors at the event (it's typically held at my local public library). I've held it every year since 2009 (a few times were in Sunnyvale), with great turnout from the general public -- not just Atari geeks. * Though admittedly, folks have been coming from as far as Oregon to help run (& exhibit at) the show, and it sounds like some will be doing so again this year!