ACAM is pleased to announce that ACAM contributor Steve Golson (co-creator of Ms. Pac-Man) and ACAM Vice President Mike Stulir will be presenting discussion sessions at the ReplayFX Festival this summer. Steve will talk about Crazy Otto, the game that eventually evolved into Ms. Pac-Man. Mike will be speaking about our departed friend Ralph Baer & his impact on the birth of the videogame industry.
The ReplayFX Arcade & Gaming Festival in Pittsburgh, PA will feature the largest public collection of full-sized pinball, arcade, tabletop, and console games anywhere in the solar system, and all games are free to play with the price of admission! Attendees are also invited to attend a series of seminars dedicated to gaming and its associated tech-culture. ReplayFX will include six live bands, a cosplay contest, inflatable obstacle courses, and more in a show floor packed with over 125,000 square feet of entertainment! The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is also getting in on the gaming action and performing an evening of Final Fantasy music at nearby Heinz Hall.
Thousands of games will be available for the casual fan. A family-friendly atmosphere will be available for the kids, and no one has to leave the galaxy to attend!
This is shaping up to be an incredible event, and ACAM hopes to see you there!!
What? -- ReplayFX Arcade & Gaming Festival
Where? -- David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
When? -- July 30th - August 2nd, 2015
Steve Golson speaker session: Friday, July 31st, 4:30pm in hall 407
Mike Stulir speaker session: Friday, July 31st, 6:00pm in hall 407
Hailed as “The Mecca of Classic Gaming” by multiple news outlets such as MSNBC and "One of the shrines every sports fan should visit" by ESPN: The Magazine, The American Classic Arcade Museum at Funspot is the first 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preservation & play of vintage coin-operated amusements. Located on the third floor of the immense Funspot Family Entertainment Center in Weirs Beach, NH, the museum celebrates the origins of the arcade industry with popular games from the past. Asteroids, Pac-Man, Centipede and Gorgar are just a few of the 300 games currently on display & available for play in the museum. The museum has gained national and international recognition being highlighted in ESPN: The Magazine, MSNBC, EDGE Magazine, Retro Gamer UK, The Escapist, Yankee Magazine, in-flight airline publications and locally in NH to DO magazine & The Boston Globe. ACAM has also been the backdrop for several feature films and is utilized by collegiate educational institutions as a learning & research facility for their students.
For more information, or to purchase tickets for this great event, visit: http://www.replayfx.org