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Hello everybody! If you're anywhere near the Hampton Roads area then here's some news on an event going on in January 2010, and it's FREE!


The Southeastern Virginia Gaming (SeVaGaming) group and Chesapeake Central Library presents,



Freeplay: Modern & Classic Gaming


January 30, 2010 starting at 9 AM


Chesapeake Central Library

298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322-5598


It's the last Saturday of the month. We're looking to have Gaming on arcades, consoles, and computers with a few Competitions. We also have the rights to show a few Movies (Tron is one) and will have a few people participate in Panels. Did we mention it is FREE?!


For the Atari fans we will have Atari consoles and computers!


Check it out and let me know if you have any questions or want to help!

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Bad news. Due to the call of a foot of snow, or whatever the crazy estimate is at the moment, the city had a meeting this morning and I got the word that most likely the facilities will be shut down. We have decided to postpone the event and I will post that information when it becomes known; I'll be updating the Website as well. Also there is a Facebook group going so you may want to check that out.


Sorry for the bad news but we won't let these last several months of planning go to waste! Stay tuned.

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The show must go on! Still FREE and going to be a good time!


Our solid rescheduled date is arriving, the new date:

August 7, 2010 starting at 9 AM


We are still hosting at the Chesapeake Central Library, located at:

298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322-5598


There will be dozens of consoles, hundreds of games, panel discussions, movies, and more.

The video game related films to be shown are:

9:30am: The Wizard

1:30pm: The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

7:00pm: Tron

9:00pm: The Last Star Fighter


Check out the schedule and information at the SeVaGaming Website.

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and I will be THERE!


Geez, that snow! I moved from NYC to VA last year and all the people said I brought it with me!

For Atari systems we're looking to have for consoles a 2600, 5200, and 7800 along with Atari 130XE, 400, 600XL, and 800XL computers. As for what will be hooked up and loaded with software it will be based on demand from the visitors and how many monitors/tvs we have available.


Although not many read the news paper these days, the Virginia Pilot will have an article out soon interviewing the Central Library manager covering the topics of this event (possibly for Saturday's Daily Break section). There might also be an article on Alt Daily in the coming days.

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The machines have been delivered today! What we have:

Rygar (cocktail)

Robotron 2084

Police Trainer

X-Men (4-player)

Ms. Pac-Man


2x Neo-Geo MVS (Big Reds)

Dragon's Lair

Pop'n Music

Donkey Kong

Soul Calibur (Euro JAMMA machine)

Street Fighter II

Fighting Vipers

Dr. Who (pinball)


... And many consoles and classic computers. Check it out if you live or plan to travel anywhere near the area!

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