Retro Game Fest

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 4:00PM
Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons, 26 Crowell Dr., Wolfville, NS
Hosted By
Refresh AV Meetups. All are welcome!

Calling All Classic Gamers!

The Retro Video Game Fest is a celebration of the video games of yesteryear. From the 1970s to early 2000s, we will explore the arcade, console, and PC games that defined eras gone by. Our game fest will include a pop-up museum, fan-made DIY retro arcade, game tournaments, and workshops.

Tentative Schedule

5:00 pm Doors open
6:00 pm Keynote Presentation - Dona Bailey, co-creator of Centipede
6:30 pm Retro Game Competition #1 - Super Mario Bros, NES. Best score out of 3 attempts to beat World 1-1
6:45 pm Museum Tour
7:00 pm Presentation #2
7:30 pm Retro Game Competition #2 - Sonic Genesis, Genesis. Best score out of 3 attempts to beat World 1-1
7:45 pm Museum Tour
8:00 pm Presentation #3
8:30 pm Retro Game Competition #3 - Centipede or Pole Position. Top score
8:45 pm Museum Tour
9:00 pm Presentation #4

DIY Arcade is open for guests all throughout the event.

Call For Contributors

We are currently seeking collaborators who wish to contribute to this event. Examples of contributions could include:

  • Content for our pop-up museum (consoles, CRT TVs)
  • Workshops on diverse topics: history of video games, game building how-tos, etc.
  • Fan art
  • Costumes
  • 8bit DJing
  • Event volunteers (help with setup, operations, clean up)
  • Sponsors!
  • Insert your big idea here

Call For Contributors will run until February 28.

Retro Game Fest is brought to you by RinryGameGame, FifthGearTurtle, and JuggernaughtJig

Hosted by Refresh Annapolis Valley. All are welcome!