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Recap – Louisville Arcade Expo (2011)

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It came, we saw, it kicked some tail and now it’s gone (but hopefully to return next year).

 

In short – the expo rocked.

I attended with some friends and family members on Saturday and arrived on the scene around 11:00 AM.  The crowd was brisk and there was a lot of action in each of the dedicated game rooms as well as the pinball/arcade exhibition area.   I spent a good amount of time just taking everything in and trying to figure out what I was going to play.

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Louisville Arcade Expo 2011!

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Mark your calendar – March 4-6, 2011 – www.arcaderx.com.

I’ve never known Louisville to host such an event, so I’m super-stoked that the arcade preservation/collection/playing hobby is gaining some local coverage.  I’m definitely going to be attending with camera in hand to capture everything that is going on at the expo.  I hope to run into some friends and local collectors and get some play time in as well.

Looks like they’re setting up for a pinball tournament, hosting a lot of classic consoles, and are also allowing people to bring games to sell, which is a nice perk.  It is sometimes (very) hard to get a good audience of potential buyers for a specific game, so this could be a good opportunity to price something to move.  If you bring a game and set it on free play, then admission is free for the day as well.  That’s a pretty sweet deal, but I doubt I’ll want to haul a game out of the basement and back… it takes a lot for me to want to yank something out once it finds its place… LOL.

Post up if you’re planning on attending and what day you might be thinking about going.  It’d be cool for some fellow collectors/appreciators to meet up, if possible.

Game on!

It’s a Kong Off, baby!

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This is so sweet.  I love Donkey Kong – it’s always been my favorite game, and the recent resurgence it has been receiving due to the King of Kong movie and the highly-publicized high score volleys between Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell and Hank Chien have just made being a DK fan all that much better.

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KY/Southern IN Arcade meet up – October 3rd 2009!

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Set the date for Saturday, October 3rd @ 2:00 PM and try to make it out to Wicks Pizza at 975 Baxter Ave in Louisville.

Over at CoinOpSpace.com, myself and fellow local collector Wayne Boyd have organized a collectors meet/greet for that Saturday.  Hopefully we’ll have a good turnout and everyone can network a little bit and meet someone new.  We’re planning on hanging at Wicks for a bit to eat/talk, and then heading down to Ed Lutz’s shop (Arcade Odyssey) for some gaming and discussion and maybe a few other activities after that wraps up.

More details are in this thread over at COSP – http://www.coinopspace.com/group/kentuckyarcadecollectors.

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