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PHILLYCLASSIC VIDEOGAME SHOW - The Atari Times

PHILLYCLASSIC VIDEOGAME SHOW


BLASTS GAMERS BACK TO THE FUTURE
by David Newman

January 18, 2002
For Immediate Release
Contact David Newman 
davidnewman9@yahoo.com
(610) 527-1673

www.phillyclassic.com

PHILLYCLASSIC VIDEOGAME SHOW BLASTS GAMERS BACK TO THE FUTURE

Philadelphia, PA (January 16, 2002) - PhillyClassic3, The East Coast Classic Gamer's Event, will take place at the Valley Forge Convention Center on Friday, April 26 and Saturday April 27, 2002. The show gives video gamers an opportunity to play, purchase, and trade video games from the past and a chance to test drive some modern classics on today's latest gaming technology. The show is a blast for video gamers of all ages.

PhillyClassic is dedicated to giving video game fans, both new and old, a great weekend of playing arcade and home console games, competing in tournaments, and buying, selling, and trading classic gaming systems, software, and accessories. PhillyClassic3 is expanding to nearly 15,000 square feet of convention and display space, a 6-fold increase over PhillyClassic 2001!

With the resurgence in popularity of everything from the 1970's and '80's, such as disco, bell-bottoms, and the VW Bug, classic video game systems such as Atari, ColecoVision, and Intellivision, are once again enjoying a second life. Not only are the original game systems popular once again, but compilations of classic games on modern platforms such as Sony Playstation and Windows PC's have been making a new generation of gamers aware of their roots.

Open to the public, PhillyClassic offers everyone a chance to revisit the electronic past. PhillyClassic is a hands-on show, not a traveling museum. Come see and play systems you grew up with and loved - or cool retro videogame systems you may have missed, such as stereovision 3-D handheld systems.

Many classic console game stations will be set up and ready to play with literally dozens of the most popular games from the 1970s and 80s. You can also rub elbows with fans of more obscure systems like the Vectrex and the incredibly rare AdventureVision. We'll have Atari and Commodore computer games as well! The show is not exclusive to classics either. Come and play some instant classics (definition: games that are so much fun, you cant put em down) for modern systems like GameCube, Playstation 2, and XBox. 

For arcade fans, there will be plenty of full-sized coin-operated classic arcade games set on free play all day long.

Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door and allows 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 door prizes given away throughout the day. For those individuals interested in displaying their wares for sale, or just for show, display tables will be available for $20, and should be reserved as early as possible.

THE QUICK BLURB
About PhillyClassic - PhillyClassic is a celebration of video gaming, from Asteroids to Xbox. The third annual show, PhillyClassic3, will feature competitive classic arcade and home game tournaments, tons of systems set up for free play, a classic gaming auction, hot deals at the buying/selling/trading tables, and lots of door prizes, including XBox give aways each day. April 26th & 27th, 2002 at The Valley Forge Convention Center.To save money by buying tickets online or to be an exhibitor, see the official website, www.phillyclassic.com




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