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Title: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: singlebanana on April 11, 2017, 11:50:57 AM
I think it's about time to get a thread going regarding Retro World Expo (RWX) this year.  Tickets are now on sale and RF Generation will once again have a big presence there.  Here is a link to the official site for more details: http://retroworldexpo.com/

However, be sure to set up this thread for notifications so that all of us can meet up, get some meals together, and possibly even hang out a little.

How to Get There
The closest airport to the Connecticut Convention Center and RetroWorld Expo is Bradley International Airport.  It's about a 15 minute drive from downtown Hartford.  The closest airport to WildBil52's house, where much of the hanging out will be the week before the show, is Westchester County Airport in White Plains. NY.

Alright, who's going?

GOING:
bickman2k
Duke.Togo
Pam
russlyman
singlebanana
wildbil52
Will
zophar53
Crabmaster2000
Fleabitten
ericeskapade


Title: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: bickman2k on April 11, 2017, 11:58:09 AM
I'm in!


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: Pam on April 11, 2017, 12:22:00 PM
Will and I will be there!


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: zophar53 on April 11, 2017, 12:58:30 PM
I just picked up my ticket, so count me in.


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: wildbil52 on April 11, 2017, 01:28:38 PM
Oh you know I'll be there ;)  For anyone flying in, Westchester County Airport in White Plains might be a little further from Hartford than Bradley International Airport in CT but the flights to and from Westchester tend to be cheaper.  Any any questions about the area here and I'll do my best to answer


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: shane on April 11, 2017, 06:37:30 PM
Man, I may need to go for the auction alone. There were some good items last year.


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: singlebanana on April 12, 2017, 07:12:37 AM
Man, I may need to go for the auction alone. There were some good items last year.

The auction is a lot of fun and a good place to score a decent deal on some hard fairly rare items.  A few of our members have actually helped out with the auction in years past.


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: russlyman on April 12, 2017, 08:15:46 AM
I'll be going as well


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Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: zophar53 on April 24, 2017, 10:09:55 AM
So I know it's a bit early yet but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with the different options for staying out there (hotel vs Airbnb vs something else) and has some good recommendations. Plane tix are pretty decent at the moment so I was going to pick that up soon.


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: wildbil52 on April 24, 2017, 10:15:15 AM
So I know it's a bit early yet but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with the different options for staying out there (hotel vs Airbnb vs something else) and has some good recommendations. Plane tix are pretty decent at the moment so I was going to pick that up soon.

This is our first time in Hartford.  We got group rates at 3 different hotels so people with different budgets would have an option.  The Downtown Marriot is the most expensive option but also attached to the Convention Center.  I personally HIGHLY recommend that hotel if you can swing it, maybe split the room with some friends.  I haven't personally used airbnb in the area since I live here but I will ask around and see if anyone has any recommendations.  Hope to see you in October!


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: zophar53 on April 24, 2017, 11:24:43 AM
Thanks for the tips! I'd like to go with the attached hotel, that would be super convenient. And I'm considering driving, which could save me some cash to make up for the more expensive room, and make it easier to get to meet-ups.

If anyone wants to go in and split a room let me know.


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: singlebanana on May 11, 2017, 11:26:22 AM
FLIGHT BOOKED!!!  I'm in there like swimwear. :D


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: singlebanana on September 11, 2017, 08:18:08 AM
WOO HOO!  Getting pumped.


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: wildbil52 on September 11, 2017, 10:01:11 AM
Can't believe were about a month out. 


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: ericeskapade on September 19, 2017, 07:31:03 AM
Will be in USA from 9-25 Octobre with my girlfriend. Count us in for the Expo, and definetely me for the pre-Show-activities :)

Our airline (Air Berlin) had to file under chapter 11. But government has pushed in some fresh money into the buisness to keep them flying for some weeks.
Our flight was even relocated from Boston to New York. WTF!
But i guess that is better, than a complete cancelling of the flights.

Last Solution-Maybe i am in there in swimwear, too.


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: wildbil52 on September 21, 2017, 04:33:38 PM
Will be in USA from 9-25 Octobre with my girlfriend. Count us in for the Expo, and definetely me for the pre-Show-activities :)

Our airline (Air Berlin) had to file under chapter 11. But government has pushed in some fresh money into the buisness to keep them flying for some weeks.
Our flight was even relocated from Boston to New York. WTF!
But i guess that is better, than a complete cancelling of the flights.

Last Solution-Maybe i am in there in swimwear, too.

NICE!  I was wondering if we would get a return visit from our German friend. This is going to be the best RWX 2017 EVER!


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: Duke.Togo on September 21, 2017, 10:06:03 PM
Awesome to see you again this year Eric!


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: zophar53 on September 27, 2017, 09:25:43 AM
So now that we're only a few weeks away, are there any meetups we do other than at the event? Would be nice to all get a nice dinner or something at some point.


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: wildbil52 on September 27, 2017, 09:58:57 AM
If we do a meetup it's going to be Wednesday the 11th or Thursday the 12th.  I'm leaning towards the 12th


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: singlebanana on September 27, 2017, 10:50:00 AM
I'm sure some of us will maybe find a place for dinner one of the nights of the convention as well.


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: zophar53 on September 27, 2017, 11:09:35 AM
That's cool. I won't get into town until Friday afternoon. Looking forward to meeting everyone face to face!


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: zophar53 on October 03, 2017, 10:00:24 AM
They put up the panel schedule, I'm getting really excited for this!

http://retroworldexpo.com/schedule/panels-schedule/


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: bickman2k on October 05, 2017, 09:12:48 PM
Getting my bags packed and stuff priced!


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: Fleabitten on October 05, 2017, 09:59:08 PM
I'll be there with my cousin on Saturday.


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: singlebanana on October 06, 2017, 06:23:11 AM
I'll be there with my cousin on Saturday.

Nice! Be sure to stop by the table


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: russlyman on October 06, 2017, 01:19:51 PM
Just a week away everyone. I got a quick preview of the pamphlet.  I made it inside as local YouTuber and guess Iíll be on a panel Sunday. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171006/590da4ad0f29cadf559a6c92c5f4a104.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171006/d5c33f5e3546c06d0bcb9629fccb461a.jpg)


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Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: singlebanana on October 06, 2017, 01:48:58 PM
Nice head shot.


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: ericeskapade on October 06, 2017, 02:10:23 PM
the program pamplet looks awesome. has someone the need for PAL-Games- so i could bring some with me? have a look here: 
"http://www.rfgeneration.com/cgi-bin/collection.pl?name=ericeskapade&action=&results=&findimages=&folder=For+Sale%2FTrade&console=&type="


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: wildbil52 on October 06, 2017, 02:41:47 PM
I love how white they made me on the cover of the program


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: singlebanana on October 06, 2017, 02:59:49 PM
You should bring and sell them at our table Eric. Just get together a price list in case you step away. Ha ha


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: Duke.Togo on October 07, 2017, 09:07:23 PM
I love how white they made me on the cover of the program

You should have had a mega beer in your hand.


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: shaggy on October 08, 2017, 09:19:24 PM
I so wish I could go. :(


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: russlyman on October 09, 2017, 01:10:27 PM
Whoís ready for some fibbage and draw ful


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Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: Fleabitten on October 11, 2017, 10:31:44 PM
Iím glad I could meet some of you today. Sorry I didnít stick around for too long. See ya again next time hopefully.


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: zophar53 on October 17, 2017, 04:02:41 PM
I mentioned a bit of this on Sunday night, but I just wanted to thank everyone for making me feel like a friend. I think I was the only one who hadn't met the team in person yet, and even though we knew each other from the site, sometimes you can't really tell how things will go in person. But right off the bat everyone couldn't have been more open and welcoming, so I appreciate it. Started to feel like good friends pretty quickly, which doesn't happen often for me. If I can make it next year and someone wants to stay closer to the venue (assuming it's in the same place, of course) feel free to reach out about sharing a room.

Finally, to those urging me to put my NYC detour back on the itinerary for Nintendo World, it was totally worth it! Bill's directions were spot on and I managed to pack a lot into just the few hours I was there. Got to see Nintendo World (my inner child was kind of freaking out), Times Square, a couple awesome hole-in-the-wall game and media stores, even some good NY pizza. RWX and NYC were both a blast, one of the busiest, but best, long weekends I've had in quite some time!


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: russlyman on October 17, 2017, 06:25:13 PM
Hereís a great write up of the Expo by my buddy rich.  If you went or missed out a must read.

https://commaeightcommaone.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/retro-world-expo-2017-recap/


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Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: singlebanana on October 17, 2017, 07:01:12 PM
Hereís a great write up of the Expo by my buddy rich.  If you went or missed out a must read.

https://commaeightcommaone.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/retro-world-expo-2017-recap/


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Russ, does your friend have a Twitter account? I'd like to thank him.


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: Duke.Togo on October 17, 2017, 09:38:21 PM
@zophar53: It was great to finally meet you, and I had a blast hanging around with you and the guys. The Nintendo Store really is something worth visiting; glad you got a chance to make the trek!


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: bickman2k on October 19, 2017, 10:56:29 AM
I mentioned a bit of this on Sunday night, but I just wanted to thank everyone for making me feel like a friend. I think I was the only one who hadn't met the team in person yet, and even though we knew each other from the site, sometimes you can't really tell how things will go in person. But right off the bat everyone couldn't have been more open and welcoming, so I appreciate it. Started to feel like good friends pretty quickly, which doesn't happen often for me. If I can make it next year and someone wants to stay closer to the venue (assuming it's in the same place, of course) feel free to reach out about sharing a room.

I think we talked about this at dinner. This is exactly how I felt the first year. I feel like I tend to take time to warm up to new people sometimes. From the moment I walked in, I felt like we'd been meeting up for years.

You fit right in from the beginning. It was nice to meet you in person. I might have to take you up on that room offer though... :)


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: russlyman on October 19, 2017, 02:42:30 PM
Hereís a great write up of the Expo by my buddy rich.  If you went or missed out a must read.

https://commaeightcommaone.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/retro-world-expo-2017-recap/


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Russ, does your friend have a Twitter account? I'd like to thank him.
Yes his Twitter is. ‪@TheDeviot ‬


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Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: russlyman on October 19, 2017, 02:42:46 PM
Also video should be up tomorrow


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Title: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: russlyman on October 20, 2017, 09:37:41 AM
ok guys the video is live. enjoy
https://goo.gl/E9wgFF
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Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: singlebanana on October 20, 2017, 10:12:54 AM
Incredible Russ!  Can't thank you enough for putting this video together and capturing that memory. :)


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: Addicted on October 20, 2017, 12:31:30 PM
Looks like it was a lot of fun! Congrats to singlebanana!

Why does Crabby have a necklace of a labeless N64 cart?


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: singlebanana on October 20, 2017, 02:04:53 PM
Looks like it was a lot of fun! Congrats to singlebanana!

Why does Crabby have a necklace of a labeless N64 cart?

Thanks!  And to answer your question, Crabby came in 3rd place in the Mario Kart tournament.


Title: Re: RetroWorld Expo 2017 October 14-15 Hartford, CT
Post by: Addicted on October 20, 2017, 02:24:18 PM
Thanks! That makes sense. At first I thought he might have been involved in some wrestling league/competition at the convention.