Raleigh, NC: Who hosted this vintage video game meetup around 1999?
July 10, 2014 8:13 AM Subscribe
Sometime around 1999, my dad took me to a vintage video game meetup in Raleigh. I was 12. There were a lot of Atari and MAME systems, maybe others. What was this event and who made it happen?
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The event was in a medium-sized building with rooms (ie not a huge open space). It seems like various people had brought in their own systems. Not sure if any of the stuff was for sale, I guess it must have been. I remember seeing and playing games on Atari 2600, 5200, and 7800. There was an Atari Jaguar and someone explained to me the reasons why it flopped. At least one person had a MAME setup on a PC. I know it must have been around 1999 because some guy had put the "900 MHz" sticker from a cordless phone on his desktop computer, and that seemed like a hilarious joke. This is a sentimental memory from my childhood and I would love to find anything about it - particularly, who made it happen, and any kind of announcement or document.