2001 PHILLYCLASSIC CLASSIC VIDEOGAME SHOW ANNOUNCED
Open to the public, PhillyClassic offers everyone of every age a chance to
relive the electronic past. "PhillyClassic is a hands-on show, not a traveling
museum. Come see and play the systems you grew up with and loved. We're going to
have many classic console game stations set up and ready to play with literally
dozens of the most popular games from the 1970's and '80's. Looking to try
something a little more obscure? How about playing an actual AdventureVision or
a Vectrex? Used to own a computer instead of a console? We'll have Atari and
Commodore computers as well! The show is not exclusive to classics either. Come
and play some of the modern game systems like Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo 64 and
even Playstation 2. There will also be plenty of full-sized coin-operated
classic arcade games set on free play" Pallante said.
Admission is $6 in advance, $7.50 at the door, and will allow attendees to play all day, enter tournaments, participate in a classic gaming auction, and meet fellow gamers, vendors, and videogame celebrities. Prizes will be awarded to the tournament winners, and there will be random drawings for door prizes awarded throughout the day. For those interested in displaying their wares for sale, or just for show, display tables will be available for $10.
About PhillyClassic - PhillyClassic is the brainchild of David Newman. After hearing numerous outcries from the gaming community for a big-time East Coast event, he and co-organizer Chuck Whitby set up and coordinated the first PhillyClassic event last year. It was a huge hit, and this year promises to be bigger and better. Two new staff members - Jeff Folejewski and Marc Pallante - have volunteered their time to make this event an annual success. For continually updated news and information about the show, see the official website, www.phillyclassic.com.