From June 19-21, Atlanta is hosting the Southern Fried Gameroom Expo! If you’re reading this then, chances are, you remember a time when the arcades were king. It was a time when a quarter meant life or death, when a darkened room was only lit by an 8-bit glow, and when chimes, bleeps, and bloops called to you from across the mall to play “just one more game.” For the most part, arcades may be gone, but they’re not forgotten. We remember. Do you?
The Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo is a 3-day convention focused solely on classic arcades, pinball machines, and home gamerooms. The expo, held June 19-21 at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta, GA, boasts over 100 full-sized arcade and pinball machines, numerous consoles, vendors, speakers, movie screenings, and more! They are pleased to be an official stop for the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA) Circuit Tour! The event is a family-friendly event that will be fun for all ages.
They created the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo to share the nostalgia and skill of the game with long-time video game and pinball enthusiasts, and to spread the joy of discovery with new fans of all ages. The support they have received from the gaming community has been nothing short of amazing. Thank you so much for being a part of the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo – YOU are why they built this event.
This event is a part of the Player One, LLC, who is made up of a group of five arcade and pinball collectors who live in the metro area and, just like you, want an expo that the mid-south can call their very own. Joel, Dana, Patrick, Preston, and Shannon created the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo to share the nostalgia and skill of the game with long-time arcade and pinball enthusiasts, and to spread the joy of discovery with new fans of all ages.
The event will have a free play game area, areas where you can bring and play your own games, a pinball tournament, movies, speakers, and more! If you love playing games, this event is for you! The Southern Fried Gameroom Expo weekend passes are $50 for adults or $30 for kids. Or there are daily passes ranging from $15-$25. Learn more at: http://www.southernfriedgameroomexpo.com/