We are SC3 – the Southern California Classic Collectors – a videogame collector's group serving the Metropolitan Los Angeles, San Diego and Inland Empire areas. We've got a soft spot for the "classic" days of the early 1980s, but we love games of all eras, from Pong to PlayStation 4. Come and play!

SC3 Arcade Party: April 26, 2014 - Back at The Last Arcade!
Come join us in Orange County!

It's time for the first SC3 event of 2014! Our next Arcade Party will take place on Saturday, April 26, at The Last Arcade on the Planet, a private facility jam-packed with '80s arcade classics in Santa Ana. If you attended our June event last year, you already know The Last Arcade. The owner, Juan, has hosted numerous parties and events there in addition to SC3's. It's a perfect fit for us. The Last Arcade features over 50 classic cabinets (and 5 pinball machines) representing the best titles from the Golden Age of Arcades. SC3 is bringing our usual complement of classic home console games and maybe a cabinet or two of our own. It'll be another great evening of games, games and more games!

Event Schedule

The April 26th party opens at 6 p.m. and lasts until 12 midnight. Home consoles and the game trading area will be stationed outside. GameGavel.com will be on hand, conducting their usual raffle jam-packed with retro gaming goodies.

Food Schedule

Drinks will be available at this event, but entrees will not be provided. We are attempting to line up on-site food vendors, but have no commitments as of yet. We'll post updates as soon as we know more. There are also a number of restaurants (both fast food and fast casual) in the area.

Donations Are Appreciated!

With over 50 machines, electric bills are expected to be quite high. Your donations fund all SC3 events and are greatly appreciated. If all adult attendees chip in just $5, that should cover our expenses. Thank you!

RSVP Today!

If you want to attend, you must fill out this RSVP form. If your registration is accepted, you will be informed via email. Simple! Remember, it's essential that you RSVP ahead of time – this location can accommodate a big crowd, but we still need an accurate headcount!

Please keep an eye on this site and SC3's Facebook page for more announcements, and we hope to see you April 26th!

SC3 Scores a Perfect "Ten"
Back Yard #10 Held November 9

Amazingly, the November 9, 2013 SC3 arcade party marked the tenth occurrence of our now-legendary "back yard" parties in Claremont, CA. Factoring in our events at other venues, we've actually been in the double-digits for some time now. Hard to believe. But luckily the crowd keeps showing up, as over 160 attendees braved holiday-weekend SoCal traffic to play dozens of classic-coin ops, home consoles, computers and electronic handheld games. There were even a couple pinball machines this time around. Read all about it in our Nov. 9, 2013 Event Recap.

The next SC3 arcade party has yet to be announced, but if our normal schedule holds, we'll be looking at sometime around spring 2014. As always, keep an eye on this site and our Facebook page for announcements. Until then, keep gaming!

Next SC3 Arcade Party: November 9, 2013!
Give thanks a few weeks early with a gaming feast in Claremont

Thanksgiving is coming to Southern California a couple of weeks early this year. SC3 will be serving up a cornucopia of classic videogaming vittles on Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 4 p.m. to midnight. The November holidays are traditionally a time to go back home, and so we are once again going "back to the back yard" and throwing a house-party at the same Claremont residence that has hosted so many of our past events. Once again we'll be cramming several dozen arcade machines and classic home consoles into a lucky home's back yard. Video game auction site GameGavel.com will once again be on hand, conducting another raffle of gaming merchandise. If you attended one of the old parties, you know that like any good Thanksgiving meal, it'll be overstuffed but extremely satisfying.

If you want to attend, you must fill out this RSVP form. If your registration is accepted, you will be informed via email. Simple! Remember, it's essential that you RSVP ahead of time – space is limited at this location and we need an accurate headcount!

Thanks as always for your support and remember to keep an eye here and on our Future Meeting Page for more announcements about the event!

SC3 Invades the Last Arcade on the Planet
Partyin' with Pac-Man in the OC

SC3 traveled south to Orange County on June 1, 2013 – a sojourn to The Last Arcade on the Planet, a 1550-sq. ft. facility in Santa Ana jam-packed with over 50 vintage arcade games and pinball machines. The Last Arcade is exactly the kind of alternate venue SC3's been hoping to find: a ready-made arcade, stocked with the '80s classics we love. The new location gave us a chance to bring the SC3 retro-game love to a new crowd, but was close enough that old friends could still make it. It was a great night! Read all about it in our June 1, 2013 event recap.

The next SC3 arcade party has yet to be announced, but we're tentatively looking toward the end of 2013, possibly around November. As always, keep an eye on this site and our Facebook page for announcements. Until then, keep gaming!