Next SC3 Meeting: To Be Announced

Tentatively-scheduled Attractions:

  • MANY Coin-ops on free play (click
    for some examples)
  • Multiple home consoles, games, and oddities
  • Game trading - bring your tradebait!

It's hard to believe that it has been ten years since the first SC3 backyard arcade party. SC3 existed as a console collectors' group before then, but the introduction of full-sized arcades brought us to a whole new level. It's obvious that in the decade since that original gathering, SC3 has become something more than just a handful of game collectors getting together to swap carts. It's an event now, something that lots of people look forward to for months on end. It's an excuse to meet with friends who love gaming as much as you do. Crucially in the stressful year that has been 2016, SC3 brings people together to just forget about everything other than having a good time. That was emphatically the case on Saturday, November 12, as over 200 people crammed into the yard for an evening of fun, games, and pure positive energy! This felt like a watershed event for us in many ways. Not only did it mark our tenth anniversary, but we tweaked a few things, solved a few problems, and really recaptured some of the spirit of the old days when SC3 was a smaller endeavor. This was one of the best events we've had in a long time, and we greatly thank everybody who pitched in to help! Read all about it in our Nov. 12 event recap.

The next event will likely take place in Spring 2017, although exact dates have yet to be determined. As always, watch this site and our Facebook page for details as they become available. Until then, keep calm and game on!

– 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.