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#1 prOk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 1, 2017 10:28 PM

Hi All,  just thought i'd start a thread for this year's show!

 

Free Play Florida is 3 days of gaming fun in the middle of Central Florida just minutes from all your favorite theme parks.  We cover anything electronic gaming from Atari to Pinball and everything in between.  Tons of panels, interactive things to do, gigantic arcade games, artists, and celebs.  I'll post more as e get closer, but for fun here's our first guest announcement!

 

 

Returning to the wonderful Doubletree Sea World in Orlando, Florida November 17-19!  

 

Tickets are only $25 a day or $65 for the whole weekend of fun!

 

Hope to see you there.

/brian



#2 neotokeo2001 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 5, 2017 4:21 PM

I will be a vendor again this year. Looking forward to going again. If anyone on here is looking for Atari or Nintendo NES/SNES games let me know. I will be taking a lot of stuff with me.



#3 TrekMD OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 5, 2017 5:26 PM

Cool!  I plan to attend this year.  :)



#4 panama800 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:12 PM

I live in Panama City, I will do my best to get down there.

#5 prOk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:01 PM

Heya everyone, thought i'd update with a couple quick things!

 

We are just under 2 months until the show and here's your first look at our official event shirt!  Also, as i'm sure you are all just as big of Atari fans as I am i'll announce here first that we've partnered with Scott Dayton, Atari Age, Robb, Albert, and Cybertron Games to make a special complete limited edition boxed game to celebrate the event!  Scott has masterfully modded Midnight Magic to have a cool Florida Retro gaming theme.  We'll share the final result very soon, as our event is a 501c3 non profit the sales of the game help us put on the event!  

 

We have also announced some great guests including the voice of Space Ghost, George Lowe, Walter Day, Billy Mitchell, Todd Rogers, Brian Colin and of course the ever popular Keith Apicary.

 

 

Thanks for reading and hope to see you there!

 

 

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#6 neotokeo2001 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:11 PM

Looks like it is official That AtariAge will be there this year. This event is turning into a very nice retro video game convention as well as having the arcade games and pinball machines. If you live in the South East make sure to look into going.



#7 Gregory DG OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:30 PM

I'm tentatively planning to go myself! Was there a few years ago and it was a fun time!



#8 Luigi301 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:28 PM

I've gone every year and I'll be there this year. Hopefully that guy with all the boxed Jag games for sale is there this year ;)



#9 ryanprodj OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:36 PM

PrOK,

Can you please have someone email me. Rb@oldschoolgamermagazine.com. Ok trying to get exhibitor/press info.

Ryan

#10 Noah98 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:47 AM

Im hoping to be there Saturday with my kids. Excited for my first video game convention!

#11 BiffsGamingVideos OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:17 PM

Ill be there too.



#12 Gregory DG OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:33 PM

See everyone tomorrow! If you see my ugly mug walking around, say "hi!" I'll be filming for my YouTube channel!

 

https://www.youtube....enturesbygeorge



#13 BiffsGamingVideos OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:02 AM

aww man, I'm going today but I have a cold. Can't really talk.  Maybe that's a good thing.  So if you see me in my BiffsGamingVideos shirt stay a few feet away and learn sign language.  For some reaon I always lose my voice when I have a cold.



#14 Gregory DG OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:01 PM

I was there! I made a video for my "Adventures by George" channel! Please watch, like, subscribe, share, tell all your friends, send out carrier pigeons, Facebook, Tweet it, whatever you got!

 

Highlights include:

 

Keith Apicary attempting to run me over with his NeoGeo

Todd Rogers teaches me to play Dragster

Billy Mitchell plays Donkey Kong for the LOWEST score

Polybius takes over my brain

One-handed gaming attempts

Ancient pin machines, classic arcade games, pinball machines everywhere...

 

...and...

 

Meeting Albert Yarusso for the first time at the AtariAge.com booth!

 

Here it is! Hope you enjoy it!

 



#15 Gregory DG OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:49 PM

Bonus video - Highlights of the Aracde Legends panel! Billy Mitchell tells how he REALLY feels about King of Kong!



#16 TrekMD OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:07 AM

Finally got my album organized!  Here it is: FreePlay Florida 2017



#17 SpiceWare ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:39 AM

Nice!  

 

From the photos it feels like a smaller gathering, more like the Houston Arcade Expo than Classic Game Fest or Portland Retro Gaming Expo.

 

I created similar system info placards for when I bring my systems to the Houston Arcade Expo (also have them for the 7800 and the ColecoVision)

 

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#18 TrekMD OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:43 AM

Oh yes, this is a smaller event but definitely a good one and lots of fun.  :)  Those placards look nice!



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Posted Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:03 AM

The Houston one's fun too, though I wasn't able to attend this year - normally it's early November, but due to a scheduling conflict at the hotel they held it October 20th & 21st and I'd already committed to be on a panel at PRGE.

 

The two VCS placards are because I had one set up with joysticks and another set up with paddles.



#20 neotokeo2001 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:53 AM

Some photos of the event.

 

Ice game challenge:

 

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:55 AM

Random photos

 

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#22 neotokeo2001 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:58 AM

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#23 neotokeo2001 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:04 AM

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#24 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:18 AM

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Is that Todd Rogers?

#25 BiffsGamingVideos OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:19 AM

I made a video of the event, but I have a cold so can't do VO yet yet.. It's done but no VO.  Maybe in a few days.






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