Classic Gaming Expo 2001

From: rbernardo (
Date: 2001-04-07 08:58:05

I just found out about this one last weekend.  Another show coming up, the
Classic Gaming Expo (see the announcement below).  It sounds like a good
one, set in glittery Las Vegas.  Think of it... Commodore and high rollers
together...  :-)

                                        Robert Bernardo
                                        Fresno Commodore User Group


Classic Gaming Expo 2001

Jackie Gaughan's Plaza Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
August 11-12

Classic Gaming Expo is an annual celebration of the roots and history of
the videogame industry.  If you remember what it's like to cram a
videogame into 4k of ROM with only 128 bytes of memory to work with, or
would like to chat with some of the people who made the industry you are
part of what it is today, Classic Gaming Expo is for you.  Dozens of the
pioneers of the videogame industry will be on-hand as well as hundreds of
videogame fanatics.  [John Harris, president of the Amiga Group
Enthusiasts of Fresno, and speaker and attendee at last year's CGE, tells
me that thousands of people were there.  And he tells me that Commodore
gaming is there, too.]

Feast your eyes on just a few of the special guests who attended last
year's CGE:

Ralph Baer - Often referred to as the Father of Videogames as he designed
the Odyssey I - the first cartridge-based game system.

Blue Sky Rangers - The original group of Mattel programmers responsible
for most of the Intellivision game library.

Activision Originals - Steve Cartwright, David Crane, and Garry Kitchen
were household names to anyone with an Atari 2600 in the early 80's.

Atari 2600 Programmers - Dennis Koble, Steve Woita, Rob Fulop, Howard
Warshaw, Bob Smith, Tod Frye, and Bob Polaro created some of the best
VCS games ever.

Joe Decuir -Worked with Jay Miner to design the Atari 2600 and also
worked on the Atari 800 and the original Amiga 1000 computer.

Electronic Games Magazine - Arnie Katz, Bill Kunkel, and Joyce Worley
were major players at the gamer's magazine of the 80's.

Special guests are only a part of what's happening at CGE.  There will be
literally dozens of classic arcade games lining the walls and available
for play, scores of vendors offering classic games for sale, game contests
and tournaments, keynote speeches and roundtable discussions, and a museum
boasting the most comprehensive collection of classic videogame hardware
and software ever assembled.

More information on the show and the festivities planned can be found at:   For ticket and/or booth reservations, email

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