Location: Dunstall Park Racecourse, Wolverhampton <View Map>
Dates: 18th & 19th May 2013
Ticket Prices: £13 per day or £20 for Weekend ticket
Revival is a brand new, yearly, event that will celebrate our gaming heritage. Combining arcade machines, pinball tables, pachinkos, a plethora of consoles and computers spanning the ages, a splash of pop culture and the chance to meet and talk with some of your gaming heroes, the event promises to be a retro gamer’s delight spanning 2-days in a top class venue at Dunstall Park Racecourse, Wolverhampton in the heart of England.
Working in collaboration, Chris Wilkins (Retro Fusion Magazine) and Craig Turner (Turnarcades Custom Arcade Machines) Revival is an all-new event focusing not just on retro gaming, but on the retro culture that was inspired by, and shared history with our earliest gaming roots. Continuing where Chris left off with the ‘Retro Ball’ event in 2005, REVIVAL will be an almost exclusively retro event aimed at bringing as many true retro gamers together as possible in one place for the classic gaming experience we all really want to share, whilst retaining a very personal, social event feel with familiar faces and a chance for the retro gaming community to mix directly with the people that made retro-gaming what it is in our memories and meet up with fellow hobbyists who continue to keep the scene alive.
REMEMBER - From the roots of retro gaming there will be the best in classic arcade cabinets, pinball and possibly other arcade machines we all fondly remember, whilst popular names from retro gaming history will be present to share their personal experiences and give insight on the industry as it once was, as well as provide souvenirs in the form of signed memorabilia. There will also be interactive exhibits in the form of retro toys, collectibles and retro culture to rekindle those memories of your youth and days gone by.
RE-LIVE - With a selection of popular retro computers and consoles laid out for you to enjoy, there will be chance to experience those gaming moments shared with friends in your past, from messing around with 48k Basic to multi-player Mario Kart sessions, it will all be there to enjoy whilst the cosplay community will bring to life your favourite gaming characters in a fun way whilst you play. Original competitions will give incentive to hone your skills again and hopefully win some exclusive prizes, whilst for those simply wishing to build their prized retro collection there will be plenty of quality gaming and related merchandise available to buy from our main trader partner The Attic Bug and several other retro traders.
REVIVE - See how many old school developers, the homebrew community and many new dedicated hobbyists are keeping the retro scene alive, by being able to see new work of experienced coders, retro-style remakes and original games of the homebrew community, and new interpretations of old gaming memories by pioneering enthusiasts. There will be exclusive announcements on new retro scene developments from key players and unique gaming experiences in the form of emulation, hardware mods, gaming oddities and rarities, plus of course custom projects such as the custom arcade machines from Turnarcades and other skilled hobbyists, all of which aim in some way to breathe new life into the retro scene.
For more information visit the Revival Retro Events website.