Sunny Southern California is the scene, specifically Pomona, CA, which seems to be the home of so many great things for the retro gaming community: Hyperkin, RetroBit, and the Retro City Festival. This event in mid- January (moving to the first weekend of January in 2019) is built by gamers for gamers, no doubt about it. This first- time event (produced by people previously involved in other Southern California events), was an absolutely fantastic event and welcomed Old School Gamer Magazine with open arms!
Special guests at the event included Daniel Pesina, John Parrish, Anthony Marquez and Elizabeth Malecki, known better for their characters in Mortal Kombat (Scorpion, Johnny Cage, Jax, Kung Lao and Sonya Blade). There was an additional guest appearance that we brought along from Old School Gamer – Billy Mitchell! Everyone involved with this event, including the special guests, were warm and approachable, making this a truly great event. The vendors were widespread from pixel art (and other original art) to a dozen or so different retro gaming stores that were well stocked, a competitive gaming school right next to us, and plenty more. This is a show that you need to spend at least spend a day at to do everything you need to do.
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