We didn't make a big deal about it, but the November 9, 2019 SC3 event marked our 20th anniversary. In November 1999, a post on the Usenet group rec.games.video.classic (can you remember those days?) led to the formation of the Southern California Classic Collectors. That early meeting was just a few collectors getting together to swap Atari cartridges and check out the hot new Dreamcast machine. That humble beginning somehow launched dozens of arcade parties, the eating of probably a thousand pizzas, and a retrogaming celebration that's been bringing SoCal gamers together for the better part of two decades. It all happened again on Nov. 9, 2019, and this time we had chocolate marshmallows. Read all about it in our latest event recap.
This anniversary is bittersweet because it marks the departure of SC3 organizer Geoff, who was largely responsible for forming the group back in '99. Geoff, who lives hours away, just needed some time off. He's promised not to be a stranger though, so maybe we'll see him again some future SC3 event. Until then, take care Geoff – and thanks!!
The date of the next SC3 event is yet to be announced. Please keep an eye on this site and our Facebook page for announcements. Until then, keep gaming!
— The SC3 Team