Next SC3 Meeting: May 9 at 2084 Arcade in Anaheim!
- MANY Coin-ops on free play
- Multiple home consoles, games, and oddities
- SC3-TV and other classic gaming
- GameGavel.com raffle
- Game trading! BRING YOUR TRADEBAIT!
It's time for the first SC3 event of 2015, in a brand new location! Our next Arcade Party will take place on Saturday, May 9, at 2084 Arcade, a private facility jam-packed with '80s arcade classics in Anaheim. The hours are 4 p.m. to midnight. If you attended our Santa Ana events at The Last Arcade on the Planet, you'll have an idea what to expect. The owners of 2084 are four Southern California coin-op collectors who combined their collections under one roof to recreate the games list of an early 80's arcade. Now they have nearly 100 classic machines, including a few pinballs, at a facility in Anaheim. 2084 has been hosting arcade get-togethers every few weeks for a while now, but May 9 will mark the first time SC3 will be there with our complement of home consoles, game trading and other goodies.
This is SC3's first event at 2084 so this will be a learning experience for us. 2084's a big enough place, but it's firmly packed with coin-ops. There's some space for home consoles but we might have to go a little lighter than normal. Food will not be provided at this event. Trading is essential to the spirit of SC3 so we'll find space for it, somewhere. We'll find room for the traditional GameGavel.com raffle too. All in all, this should be like a typical SC3 event but with a heavier focus on arcade gaming than usual. The owners of 2084 Arcade are friends of ours who have provided invaluable help to SC3 in the past. The SC3 organizers have attended 2084 events too and have always had a blast. The chance to throw a party together is just too good to pass up, and we can't wait!
The May 9th party opens at 4 p.m. and lasts until 12 midnight. Home consoles will be stationed on the second floor of 2084 (just head up the stairs near the entryway) and the game trading area will likely be found somewhere outside (we're still deciding on the best place for it). Bringing trade items? Please read our Tips for Traders.
Please note that food will not be provided at this event. There are restaurants in the area.
Donations Are Appreciated!
With so many 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!
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 important 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. We hope to see you May 9th!
Recap of SC3's Last Meeting
It seems like every time we think we've reached the upper limit of what a single back yard can contain, we manage to add a bit more. The Nov. 15, 2014 arcade party was another back-yard blowout, straining the capacity of the premises and, doubtlessly, the electrical grid. Over 200 attendees streamed into the yard this time, threading their way through over 30 full- and over-sized arcade machines, over one dozen vintage consoles, two pinball machines, and endless tall stacks of video game items up for trade. Read all about it in the Nov. 15, 2014 Event Recap.
Who Is SC3, Exactly?
If you aren't familiar with SC3, we're just a friendly group of videogame enthusiasts who like nothing better than to get together to talk, trade, and play games. We've got a soft spot for games from the "classic" days of the early 1980s, but we love games of all eras, from Pong to PlayStation 4. If you love videogames, you're welcome to attend!
SC3 has made a point of keeping our meetings relaxed and informal, but the atmosphere will include some beer drinking and there may be some R-rated game content. This is an adult get-together where supervised minors will be accepted. Parents should take this into account and please let us know if you have questions.