Planning is well underway for this year’s TWO-DAY show which will take place on Saturday, November 5th from 10:00AM (9:00AM for VIPs) until 9:00PM and Sunday, November 6th from 10:00AM until 6:00 PM!
This year, RetroGameCon will take place at the Oncenter at 800 S. State Street, Syracuse, NY. During the 2-day show, expect to see over 50,000 square feet of:
- Vendors, artists, and indie game exhibitors in a huge marketplace
- A HUGE cosplay contest with $1000 in prizes!
- Fighting game tournaments
- Tabletop games including a huge free lending library
- A Magic the Gathering tournament
- Great panel presentations
- A massive video game free play area featuring arcade and pinball machines
- Special guests including video game celebrities from YouTube and musicians
RetroGameCon 2016 is a great way to spend a weekend with thousands of other video game enthusiasts, celebrating all aspects of gamer culture. The show will be filled with activities for kids and adults of all ages.
We’ll have many more announcements coming soon. Stay tuned for announcements of special guests, panels, and other events!
We are excited to announce that Dave & Busters will be joining us again this year as a Major Sponsor of RetroGameCon!
Expect to see Dave & Buster’s “Fun Patrol” on our convention floor with a prize wheel and new mobile app games set up to play and win!
Thank you Dave and Busters, for supporting us and bringing added fun to RetroGameCon again this year!
Only a few weeks left until the convention!
Are you ready?
See what family fun Dave & Buster’s has for you daily at your nearest location:
A link to the Syracuse Dave & Buster’s Facebook page:
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Come join our panel of Game experts for a twist on one of our staple panels! Not only will they appraise your rarities, but one of the audience is guaranteed to win a prize of their choosing! Come check out this panel, and participate by bringing your own items to be discussed. Who knows, maybe you will be the lucky winner!
DJ / Instructor / Beat-Chemist
DJ Silenze will be coming to Retrogamecon!
Who is DJ Silenze?
DJ Silenze is an upstate New York DJ recently performing for a number of videogame and pop-culture based events, to much acclaim!
DJ Silenze has performed with superstar nerd-core artist Mega Ran, nerd-core artist Sammus, Producer K-Murdock and on November 14th, he will provide music at RetroGameCon!
We are happy to have him on board again with us this year and excited for his participation with us convention day l!
Want to know more about DJ Silenze?
Check out his website for info and event booking:
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What is a Homebrew Game?
Published author and cohost of the VGBS gaming podcast, Jeffrey Wittenhagen goes over the ins and outs of what a Homebrew game is and how it is different from a reproduction or indie game.
Collecting Homebrew games is a lot different than regular console games so we will also go over a few recommendations how to actually find these gems and showcase some of the stand out Homebrew games that have been created by amazingly talented and passionate individuals.
Want to help make RetroGameCon 2015 an awesome experience for others?
Sign-up to volunteer today!
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Dropzone is a new Halo based Machinima Game Show that tests your gaming trivia knowledge. For the first time ever, RetroGameCon will provide the venue for you to experience it for yourself in the best way possible….Live!
4 people will be randomly selected from our panel audience to play a live and completely unscripted, small scale episode of DropZone. Come watch as they play, run, answer questions incorrectly, fall, die, or complete every challenge thrown their way, in an attempt to win a $25 Gamestop Gift card.Panel and prize courtesy of your friendly neighborhood New York Gamers Federation!
Need 16-Bit VIP Package upgrade to RetroGameCon 2015:
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Modern video game graphics and technology can transport you to worlds never thought possible and high-fidelity textures, animations and lighting effects are more realistic than ever. Despite all this, new video games are released with pixel-based graphics regularly on mobile devices, portable systems and home consoles. Is it all really just nostalgia? Join Nate and Meg from “Sprite Lovers” on Youtube as they take a look at what makes pixel art so alluring.
This panel and more discussion panels to come at RetroGameCon 2015!
The fad that shaped our childhood that became a multi billion dollar industry. The sprites of yesterday, or the realism of today. The iconic 8 bit music, or the music performed by a 50 piece symphony orchestra. Join Grimsie42, and Mr. Sintastic, as they give you their take on which is better.
Retro games, or new ones? Sparks will fly!
Sure to be an awesome panel discussion!