The biggest retro gaming convention in Texas, Classic Game Fest (www.classicgamefest.com) , just keeps getting bigger by the day! Already one of the top ten largest retro gaming events in the USA, for 2014, Classic Game Fest will expand to over 25,000 square feet of exhibit space including a huge vendor area to buy and play classic video games, consoles, merchandise, and more! The 7th annual Classic Game Fest will be an event to remember attracting over 4000+ gamers from all over Texas and beyond.
At Classic Game Fest 2014, over 20 local Texas-based artists will be on hand to create and sell unique gamer-inspired arts and crafts. Retro game tournaments will be going on all weekend long at massive tournament/demo areas and projected onto the walls for the entire crowd to enjoy! Live video game music performances including VGM rock bands, chiptunes artists, hip-hop performers, and comedy acts that gamers of any age will absolutely love will rotate on stage. Costume contests for amateur, professional, and best group/mash-up will be held and led by international cosplay star – MarieDoll (www.facebook.com/mariedollcosplay) . Best-selling author of video game themed “Ready Player One” will be signing autographs on Sunday only. Also featured at CGF will be a free play arcade featuring over 20+ classic stand up arcades from the 80s and 90s, video game repairs booth, a “Cash 4 Games” station, kids activities, and more along with an amazing video game museum.
THE THIN DIMES is the product of 5 like-minded artists who make quality, high-energy, foot-stomping music. With roots at the likes of Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Elmore James, and Son house these guys know how to make even dirt look beautiful. Americana runs through their blood and the sounds of the roots rings from their soul. Friendship and brotherhood tie this band together as much as it sets them free.
CREE RIDER FAMILY BAND is an acoustic alt-country band that leans heavily on americana, honky tonk and rock n’ roll roots music. Fans of The Band, Gram Parsons, Uncle Tupelo or outlaw country singers such as Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson should find something to soothe their souls, shake their shoes, or just plain old get drunk to!
MANY VOICES is a Denton, TX-based folk band, whose woody acoustic sounds and intricate vocal textures…life-pulse of the bass drum; breathing wooden chords; and vocal textures ranging from the simplistic to the sublime.
Clarity and craftsmanship set this band apart. You will go home with a song in your heart.