Last March I organized an event in Davis, Calif. that I called "Atari Party."
We had over a dozen Atari systems, spanning Atari 2600 through Jaguar, and
over 200 games for the public to come and play:
I haven't picked a date (or venue -- the public library in town, where
we met last year, is undergoing renovation thru mid-2010), but I've
This year I'm thinking of bringing my Sony PlayStation 2, along with
a variety of PSX and PS2 discs I've got that contain Atari games
(e.g., "Activisiton Anthology", "Midway's ... Atari Collection 1")
Would anyone out here be interested in bringing systems & games
I've personally got 10 systems (including 2 non-Atari devices for
which I've got emulated Atari games: the PS2 and Gameboy Advance),
and 2-3 too few monitors/TVs to display them on. ;)
I've also got about 390 games (about 50 of which are dups; e.g, I have
a Combat cartridge, and my Flashback 2 has Combat).
Sorry if I'm incoherent, it's late and I'm distracted by a movie. ;)
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(1) We'll be screening a movie (if not two!).
So far, the documentary "Once Upon Atari".
(2) We'll be having a raffle, with some prizes donated to the event
by corporate sponsors:
* O'Reilly Media (gaming & retrogaming books)
* ThinkGeek ($100 gift certificates)
* Legacy Engineering (some USB Atari CX-40-style joysticks)
(3) I whipped together a cute (I think!) piece of flyer artwork
for this year's party, using a collage of photos from last year
(in the late-1970s Atari 2600 game box art style):
(4) There are a pair of mailing lists you can subscribe to;
one (moderated) for news & announcements:
the other (discussion list) for volunteer coordination & fretting:
(5) And for the mailinglist-phobic, I've created a Facebook group:
The date is officially set:
Sunday, March 14th
Redwood Park Community Bldg
1001 Anderson Road
Davis, CA 95616
See: http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/atariparty/2010/attend/ for
details, maps, directions and public transit options.
> (1) We'll be screening a movie (if not two!).
> So far, the documentary "Once Upon Atari".
We'll also be screening Disney's "Tron!"
> (2) We'll be having a raffle, with some prizes donated to the event
> by corporate sponsors:
> * O'Reilly Media (gaming & retrogaming books)
> * ThinkGeek ($100 gift certificates)
> * Legacy Engineering (some USB Atari CX-40-style joysticks)
Now listed here:
The raffle now also includes three Atari computer systems
(Atari 800 + 1050, an Atari 400 + 810 and an Atari 400).
Might I suggest Cloak & Dagger?
I just wish I could be out in California for it. :-(
> Might I suggest Cloak & Dagger?
Heh, well, I wanted to watch Tron, so that plan's
solidified. ;) Maybe C&D next year. Good idea!
> I just wish I could be out in California for it. :-(
We'll take plenty of photos. (And you can see photos
and vids from last year's.)