We’re delighted to confirm that Retro Computing News is sponsoring the upcoming REVIVAL Solstice 2016 retro gaming, retro computing and arcade show in Walsall, England! Taking place over 30-31 July 2016, the event sees REVIVAL back at its big event best, with a huge range of gaming and computing plus dealers, competitions and special guest talks. Moreover this year, the big show, previously held at Wolverhampton Racecourse, is moving to Bescot Stadium, aka Banks’s Stadium, the home of Walsall Football Club, which is easily accessible by road and by railway, with its own station nearby!
We’ll also be covering the event, and taking a table there so our editor and publisher Stuart Williams can chat to anyone who’d like to know more about our online magazine and maybe give us their own news for possible publication!
More good news for anyone attending is that we’re sponsoring this fantastic event by providing a classic Sinclair ZX Spectrum +3 home games computer as a prize for one of the many retrogaming competitions that will be taking place over the weekend!
REVIVAL is the largest and best true dedicated retrogaming event in the UK, and their return to large scale is definitely the one you won’t want to miss!
The show is now filling to the rafters, says organiser Craig Turner of Turnarcades fame, with all the best retro gaming exhibits you love, and plenty more besides! Solstice 2016 will have:
- 35+ arcade machines
- 15+ pinball machines
- 100+ playable consoles and computers
- Retro Asylum’s talks arena and gamer’s theatre
- Special guest appearances with live Q+A sessions
- The Retro Lords’ stage show and competition area
- A great selection of retro related traders and exhibitors
- Retro Gaming Roundup’s retro gaming lounge
- The Dreamcast Junkyard’s Sega zone
- The ‘Cutting Room Floor’ zone, filled with playable rare/unreleased/prototype systems and games
- Large screen, multiplayer gaming setups
- Portable gaming zone, featuring handhelds to tabletop curiosities
- Homebrew retrogaming development showcases
- Fully licenced bar and pinball cafe
- Early admission and discounted traders for REVIVAL membership card holders
- Late opening for exhibitors and membership card holders
REVIVAL are about to start full public advertising and will also be announcing their confirmed guests in the coming weeks, so be sure to grab your tickets and book the best hotels NOW before they all go! It’s going to be an amazing weekend with the much-loved REVIVAL atmosphere, so make sure you get along to this one!
Download the poster in jpeg format by clicking on this image:
Buy your tickets and membership cards here while you still can:
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!