Classic Game Fest is coming to Austin this weekend, July 30-31. Here's a quick interview I did at the 2014 show.
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Kaelin
THE NINTH ANNUAL CLASSIC GAME FEST IS SET TO BE THE BIGGEST YET.
Join the largest retro gaming convention in Texas.
AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 21, 2016) Classic Game Fest (CGF), one of the largest classic video game conventions in the country, returns to the Palmer Event Center in Austin, Texas on July 3031, 2016. CGF will feature a 45,000 square foot vendor and event hall to showcase 169 total booths featuring 22 different video game sellers, 44 artists, 51 vendors, 15 bands, 25 special guests including iconic game designer Warren Spector, Intellivision President Keith Robinson, acclaimed author Ernest Cline, and more. For a full list of vendors/exhibitors/guests visit www.classicgamefest.com.
Wristbands for the retro gaming expo are on sale now. Prices currently range from $10 to $25 for adults and kids under 12 are free. Interested attendees should visit www.classicgamefest.com or CGF’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram sites to purchase their advanced tickets. Tickets will also be available during the convention.
“Every year, we work hard to grow this event bigger and better than ever, and 2016 is certainly no exception! CGF is an enormous celebration of the classic video games we all know and love from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and a bringing together of the entire gaming community. This is a supersized video game event for the entire family the one place where the parents are clamoring to see and play the video games, and they are constantly showing their kids how it’s done!” Says event founder, David Kaelin.
Classic Game Fest began in 2007 as a video game tournament and party and quickly grew into the largest retro video games convention in Texas. CGF celebrates classic and retro video games with tournaments, vendors selling games and consoles, a video games museum, musical acts, costume contests and more. CGF has previously featured acclaimed author, Ernest Cline, Atari video game programmer, Howard Scott Warshaw, and video game icon, Richard “Lord British” Garriot, as special guests. CGF 2016 will be the largest convention in event history and is scheduled for July 30 31, 2016.