Next SC3 Meeting: April 30, 2016!
It's time for the first SC3 event of 2016! Our next Arcade Party will take place on Saturday, April 30, 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 last year's event at 2084, you know 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 quite some time now, but on April 30 SC3 will be there with our complement of home consoles, game trading and other goodies.
This is SC3's second event at 2084 so we have a better lay of the land this time. 2084's a big enough place, but it's firmly packed with coin-ops. There's some space for home consoles but we have to go a little lighter than normal. Food will not be provided at this event, but there's a huge restaurant complex within walking distance. Trading is essential to the spirit of SC3 so we'll have plenty of space for it. All in all, this will be a typical SC3 event but with a heavier focus on arcade gaming than usual. The owners of 2084 are friends of ours and they're always improving the facility. We can't wait!
The April 30th 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 be found in the parking lot directly outside. Bringing trade items? Please read our Tips for Traders.
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 April 30th!
Recap of SC3's Last Meeting
For a while there, it looked like the Nov. 7, 2015 SC3 arcade party might not even happen. Half of the usual organizers were sidelined with work commitments or recovering from illness, and we weren't sure we'd be able to get it together. But we couldn't disappoint all the people who planned to attend, so we plowed ahead anyway. Things turned out all right, with over 225 games arriving at the famous Backyard in Claremont for eight hours of games, pizza, and a truly staggering amount of trading. This event was one of the most well-attended in SC3 history, with a bunch of new faces, old friends, 10-player Saturn Bomberman and one solid wall of Pac-Man! Read all about it in our Nov. 7 Event Recap.
As always, SC3 wishes to extend a hearty thank you to everybody who helped out with the setup and brought games. An extra special thanks goes out to Jason, who not only helped with the setup both days but kept several of the arcade cabs running when they seemed determined not to. Big thanks goes to all those who chipped in donations. That money goes directly to pay for electricity, food and other expenses, and without it, SC3 could not continue.
As always, thanks for your support!
– The SC3 Team
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.