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Retrogathering 2017, September 30 (Västerås, Sweden)


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Next Saturday, September 30 we are arranging Retrogathering 2017. It will be our 16th event counting since the beginning as a forum meeting in 2006, now clocking in at around 800-1000 visitors on a day.


This year we will (of course!!) have a major exhibition on the Atari VCS/2600, including displaying a few games that were dug out in the desert the other year. We'll try to display as many commonly available models as we have access to, including Sears Telegames and the 2800, as well as having some overlap to Activision while it doesn't celebrate any even number of years (ok, 38 is an even number). We will also have an exhibition on the Street Fighter series of games, movies and memorabilia.


The market will have a bit over 50 tables of vendors selling video games and vintage computer stuff. There will also be an auction for those who didn't make it to get an own table.


We'll have a gaming section of some 20+ different consoles and computers (mainly the common ones this time), plus a half dozen arcade games. There will also be game competitions such as Warlords tournament on the Atari 2600, Pinball Dreams highscore competition on the Amiga and our main event, the inofficial Swedish championship in Atari Hockey-Pong. Our reigning champion since three years ago is unable to make it this time, so we'll be crowning a new champion. There will also be a quiz relating to old advertisements.


There will also be a speaker in terms of Per Håkansson who approached the Atari agent Cherry already in the late 70's to introduce the VCS in warehouses. Per later moved on to introducing the Pac-Man franchise and much more.


Another new item for this year is that we'll have a decidated children's room with beads and some video games, for those parents who prefer to enjoy rest of the expo on their own and children who prefer doing something creative instead of just tagging along.



Location: Växhuset, Västerås

Date: Saturday, September 30

Opening hours: 10-18 (members in our association get in at 9:30)

Entrance: 100 SEK


Website in Swedish: http://retrogathering.se/?page_id=4123

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