The 9th annual Classic Game Fest will take place this weekend on July 30 – 31 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas. With over 6,000 retro-gaming fans and attendees from across the U.S., CGF is now one of the biggest retro video game conventions in the country and the single biggest retro gaming event in Texas!
This year, they are expected to include a 45,000 square-foot vendor and event hall to showcase and celebrate classic and retro video games. Free-play arcades and game consoles, gaming tournaments, video game vendors, artists, musical performances, special guests, and much more are planned as well.
There will even be a Pokemon GO meetup! You won’t want to miss it. Here’s the link to the Facebook event for more info.
Saturday and Sunday schedule for Q&A panels, tournament brackets, and music
All tournaments are free with entry, except for the Super Smash Bros. Melee tournaments ($10 entrance fee). Super Smash Bros. Melee sign ups begin at 10 a.m. One tournament each day!
You can purchase tickets for Classic Game Fest on their website here.
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