Replay FX : July 30 – August
This weekend is the Replay FX event held in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 –David L. Lawrence Convention Center.) The event is created by the people of PAPA who hold their own events and tournaments in the state of Pennsylvania. (http://papa.org/) The event states on its website that it will be the largest public collection of pinball, arcade, and console games in the world. Also at the event, Kong Off 4 will be held thanks to Richie Knucklez who is from my state of NJ (http://www.richieknucklez.com/), eight live musical performances, cosplay contest, and an inflatable obstacle course. Looks to be shaping up to be a great event. If you are in the area, stop by and be part of the action.
Taken from the Replay FX Website :
Gamers behind the Replay Foundation & PAPA are taking over the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and filling it with more than 700 arcade and pinball machines, over 2,000 retro console games, tabletop games, a showcase of new products by game developers, a full lineup of seminars, magicians, live musicians, balloon artists, face-painters, competitions offering over $110,000 in prize money, and more!
The ReplayFX Arcade & Gaming Festival 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, browse merchandise in the marketplace, watch the world’s greatest arcade masters compete in Kong Off 4, the Donkey Kong World Championships, and to compete themselves in Walter Day’s Replay World Championship, a classic arcade tournament designed for novice and expert players alike. Spectators are also welcome to watch the world’s greatest pinball players compete on a wall of 50-inch televisions in Pinburgh, the largest pinball tournament in history.
ReplayFX will include eight live musical performances, 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. Over $110,000 will be at stake for the competitive player. 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!
Link to ReplayFX Website :
Photos of preparation for the event :
Thanks to Replay FX and RVA Pinball for the photos :