Next Retro Events and the aftermath of Revival

What a fantastic weekend, myself (Dave), Gil and Zeb met up with Craig, Duncan and Simon, where we headed up to Walsall football stadium for the 3rd year running to support the computer section of Retro Revival and it certainly was a good spread of Commodore history on show. We have found that people are interested in our meetup’s over the years which has made our group significantly larger. Videos are currently being sorted but recent member to our meet is Pixels’ at Dawn (Part of the Amigo’s YouTube Channel) has done an overview video.

Pixel’s at Dawn Revival 2019 Video
Barry and Josh of Retro Shed

Zeb will be this weekend (21st – 23rd June) at the annual Nova Demo Party which is held in the Budleigh Salterton Public Hall which is quite near Exmouth which is a half an hour drive from Exeter. See their website for more details of what is happening.

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Gil will be at the first Horsham Gaming Festival for the weekend of the 29th and 30th of June 2019. He will be showing Visitors will be able to try out a range of gaming genres from table top, to digital, with a mix of modern games and some retro classics from the past.

Retro Revival Gaming Legends 2019

It’s that time of year when we partner with Revival Retro Event’s and visit the Walsall football stadium for the weekend 15th – 16th June (next week!), where we will be showcasing what our group does and we will have on display many of our own Amiga machines and no exception to this year as we still have a whole area dedicated to the Amiga. Myself Dave, Duncan, Gil and Zeb will be there all weekend and we will be joined by some of the regulars members. If you fancy spending the day with us, you are more then welcome and tickets are available from the RRE website.

A look over what to expect at Revival Gaming Legends.

Not only is Revival is about the Amiga, it is about virtually every aspect of retro gaming from consoles, computers to arcade and many people come all over the UK to visit the event, they also have a talk’s and a ‘meet and greet’ are and this year some of the people who have been announced are developers from Bullfrog (known to us mostly for Populous) to Sensible Software’s well known football game.

In 2017, we were asked if would help out with the event that has now doubled in size, not only we had successful shows but our membership has increased significantly and has helped us to start bringing more recognised people to our own meets, the RRE team been very supportive of SWAG and we are thankful for our association with them. We welcome everyone to come up, get a ticket for around 15 pounds.

SWAG#9 – We Returned to Chipping Sodbury

After a successful Workbench meet in Chipping Sodbury, (which was supposed to be a unique one-off) we ended up back for meet number 9 with some help from our sponsor Checkmate and we had our best meet-up to date by far. We had over 40 machines, we had two talks, we had many YouTube channels, we had the Speedball 2 finals, rare computers, etc!

‘Let’s talk Retro’ Colin and James have done a video explaining what happened on Saturday 18th of May.

Let’s Talk Retro, Chipping Sodbury – 18th May 2019

Thank you to all that came, especially to our sponsors. Over the next week we will be posting some more details of what happened during our day.

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