Louisville Arcade Expo 2014 Planned for March
Comic, toys, music and sometimes movie conventions can cross over, appealing to consumers that aren’t normally easy to reach. While only a few lone classic cocktail arcade tables will be found at Comic Con this year, the Louisville Arcade Expo only highlights pioneering games in the industry. No arcade machine produced after the 1990s is allowed within the halls of the Louisville Arcade Expo. Not only are children welcome, but kids 10 and under can come to the convention free of charge. Featuring both the original classics in arcade machine form as well as gaming fan console title favorites, the Louisville Arcade Expo caters to many different audiences.
For the fourth year in a row, Louisville, Kentucky, will be the home of one of the most exciting vintage arcade events on the East Coast. Visitors will pay around $40 for a weekend pass. From there, they can play any arcade game that they see, provided that a line hasn’t already formed. On Friday, March 7, 2014, the first day of the event, visitors will be treated to a opening concert of sorts. Over the weekend, there will also be contests and tournaments. You can put on your favorite video game character costume and play classic arcade games while you play at a tournament, or you can just choose to enter the costume contest if your gaming skills aren’t great.
There will also be a closely related event going on at the Louisville Slugger Museum. For 362 days of the year, the Louisville Slugger Museum is all about boxing. Starting in February, the museum is going to be featuring a display dedicated to boxing themed classic cocktail arcade table games. Since the Louisville Slugger Museum is located close to the Ramada Inn, some fans will likely wander off to explore the new exhibit once the tournaments begin to finish up. You’ll find local Louisville arcade fans that have come to look forward to the annual event mingling with arcade goers that barely speak English at the Louisville Arcade Expo 2014. With halls decked with vintage arcade games all around, you won’t know where to start and where to end.