Labor Day Weekend is fast approaching in Atlanta which means time again for Nerdi Gras, or as it's more properly known, DragonCon! A general "everything" fandom convention run mainly on volunteer labor, in contrast to conventions that are driven by the marketing departments of major mass media outlets, it's 5 days of fun spread across several city-block sized convention hotels. Going by past year's IRL posts, there's usually roughly a dozen or so MeFites on average who on any given year. That's out of a crowd of 80,000+ attendees, so chances are we'll never run into each other. But the central host hotel also was once The Capitol District's Tribute Training Center a few years ago, so May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor. [more inside]
The Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra is presenting their 5th Anniversary orchestral concert for their Spring 2018 season, at the Montgomery County Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring, MD, on Saturday May 19th at 4 pm. [more inside]
The Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra performs music from video games, adapted for full symphony orchestra and chorus. For variety, we also feature small ensemble pieces. Our Spring 2017 season concert is this Saturday, April 8th, at the Rockville High School auditorium in Rockville, MD, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available online for $8. [more inside]
Labor Day weekend is almost upon us again, and that means DragonCon in Atlanta. (Please don't call it Dragon*Con, they had their *-hole removed two years ago at no small expense.) Even though an actual organized MeFi meetup is not likely to survive everyone's various convention plans, we can at least use this thread to talk about those plans. NOTE: like last year, the time and place listed are for the registration line, the event itself lasts Thursday-Monday, and is spread across 5 high-rise hotels and a nearby convention center. [more inside]
I'm having a small but cutthroat NES/SNES tournament at my house near Old Mill station tomorrow night. We'll be playing games chosen at random from the entire NES/SNES catalogue (emulated on a hacked Wii with Classic Controllers). We'd welcome a few more participants. [more inside]
Game Fest is March 16-18, to celebrate the opening of their Art of Videogames exhibit? Anyone want to meet up that Sunday?
Jump some barrels, chase some ghosts and recharge your Superzapper, we’re making a road trip to Fun Spot in Laconia, New Hampshire! This is the home of the Classic Arcade Game Museum (list of games) as seen in the documentary The King of Kong. Seriously, did you see that list of games? Go look at it again. I’ll wait. They also have a ton of pinball machines and some other stuff. It's going to be awesome, you should totally come. [more inside]