Retro gamers and retro computer fans in the UK looking for one last fix before Santa calls have an important event to look forward to this year – the REVIVAL Winter Warmer 2015!
This new event, over the weekend 28-29 November, marks the long-awaited return of Britain’s best dedicated retrogaming event to the Midlands, and as the name suggests, is expected to be a precursor to the organisers’ return to full scale in 2016!
The Winter Warmer, although it will be on a smaller scale than the show we covered back in August last year, will still be packed with plenty of the usual REVIVAL flavour with, according to the organisers:
“…over sixty consoles and computers, multiplayer gaming, on-stage competitions, the best in retro-related traders, well-priced food and alcohol and best of all for this smaller event, we are still cramming over 45 arcade and pinball machines into the event space to ensure our unrivalled ‘arcade ambience’ atmosphere!”
Ever-enthusiastic REVIVAL head honcho Craig Turner of Turnarcade fame, goes on:
“The success of this show will determine what we bring to 2016, so be sure to come along if you’ve never been before or if you’re a show regular, squeeze in this one last date to see out 2015 and support the full-scale return of the UK’s best dedicated independent retro-gaming event! Tickets are on sale now and already half sold, so with just 6 weeks to go, grab yours NOW to avoid disappointment!”
You can download a poster in jpg format by clicking on the smaller image below.
Retro Computing News is aiming to cover the Winter Warmer on the Sunday, as our editor Stuart Williams is committed to attending a horror anthology book launch in nearby Walsall on the Saturday, because he has a story in it! Hope to see you there!
The Centre for Computing History are delighted to announce that they will be open every day for the duration of October Half Term (24th October – 1st November) 2015.
As well as their usual exhibits, the Cambridge-based museum are also running a fantastic range of educational workshops over this period, as follows – click on the headings for full details and booking on the museum’s website:
If you have any queries, you can get in touch with the Centre for Computing History at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone on 01223 214446 or via their Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages (click icons below).
Some of our readers will have been wondering why Retro Computing News has been so quiet over the past few months. Well, I want to apologise sincerely for this.
The fact is, I have been ill. I won’t go too much into the details, but because of this illness, I have been extremely tired most of the time, sometimes falling asleep at my desk or in meetings, and once coming close to collapse. Advised to rest, I’ve had to put a hold on active working on RCN for most of the past few months, apart from occasional forays into social media via my smartphone.
There is now a light at the end of the tunnel, however. I have recently been taking a course of injections to try and get me back into action, and these seem to be having some effect at long last, so I am hopeful, but I expect to be taking them indefinitely.
In any case, although things are still a bit of a struggle for me, over the next few months I am going to try to get RCN and my blog Amiga Meditations rebooted and back in action, so I hope you will stick with me. You’ll start seeing changes and new posts this week.
Thanks for your patience, and again, apologies.
Watch this space!
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