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Date: 2002-04 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
Midwest Classic Announcement  
 
1.  Martin Scott Goldberg  
 More options Apr 1 2002, 5:08 pm
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From: wgun@alpha2.csd.uwm.edu (Martin Scott Goldberg) -
Date: 1 Apr 2002 08:08:44 GMT
Local: Mon, Apr 1 2002 5:08 pm
Subject: Midwest Classic Announcement
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On June 30, 2001, the GOAT Store, LLC and Marty Goldberg teamed together to
bring Atari Jaguar Festival to Milwaukee, and it was considered by many to be
the best Jaguar Festival ever. This year, the GOAT Store, LLC and Marty
Goldberg are getting back together to bring gamers the biggest classic gaming
show of its type in the Midwest -- the Midwest Classic.

The Midwest Classic promises to offer visitors an incredible amount of things
to see and do. From pinball, to video games, to classic computers, the Midwest
Classic is shaping up to be a real classic event!

Pinball

Pinball was born in the Midwest, so it is only appropriate that the event will
feature the classic ball and flipper game.  Not one to settle with just being
able to play pinball at the event, The Goat Store, LLC will be offering the
chance to see how a pinball works from the inside!

The Video Games

One of the features to many classic gaming events is the ability to see, and
play with, many rare systems and items, and the Midwest Classic will be no
exception. Marty Goldberg's Classic Gaming Museum will be vastly expanded
this year featuring everything from PONG to the machines currently on the
market.

"At Atari Jaguar Festival 2001, Marty Goldberg's gaming collection proved to
be one of the biggest attractions," stated Gary Heil of the GOAT Store, LLC.
"This year, the Classic Gaming Museum will be larger and more comprehensive.
We can't wait!"

The Classic Gaming Museum will feature nearly every video game system ever
released in the United States, as well as seldom seen video game promotional
materials fomr the 70's and 80's. The Midwest Classic will also feature many
video game related tournaments which attendees will be encouraged to
participate in during the day for lots of systems like the Atari 2600,
Colecovision, Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Genesis and more!

The Computers

As classic computer collectors know, sometimes there is nothing better than
an old computer. The Midwest Classic will feature many classic personal
computers from the first mid 70's microcomputers, to commercial computers
and peripherals by Atari, Commodore, Apple, Tandy and more!

Revisit the ways computers began. Visitors are encouraged to see if they can
remember what their favorite computer games were... and why attendees who
don't still have them need to get their old computers back!

And Much Much More!

The GOAT Store, LLC and Marty Goldberg promise that there will be a lot more
surprises in store for visitors to the Midwest Classic! Announcements about
exclusive Midwest Classic editions of some homebrew games, special tournament
prizes, and more will be coming in the next few weeks!

"The Midwest Classic is going to be a great event for anybody who wants to
learn a little bit about both video gaming and computer gaming history,
compete against new friends, trade games or just enjoy the day playing
great games," stated Dan Loosen of the GOAT Store, LLC. "The Midwest Classic
is going to be a true classic."

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The Midwest Classic is scheduled for June 8, 2002. Tickets are currently on
sale at the GOAT Store, LLC Web site (). If you
would like to help with the show, or if you have any questions about it,
feel free to email Dan Loosen (loo@goatstore.com) or Gary Heil
(h@goatstore.com).


 
PhillyClassic Update 4-1-02  
 
1.  Classic Gamer  
 More options Apr 1 2002, 8:50 pm
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From: "Classic Gamer" <classic@yahoo.com> -
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 11:49:03 GMT
Local: Mon, Apr 1 2002 8:49 pm
Subject: PhillyClassic Update 4-1-02
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Update 4-1-02
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TABLE SPACE IS ALMOST GONE!!!

If you're planning to reserve a table for PhillyClassic you should do so
soon! We have less than **5** remaining tables with 3 1/2 weeks left before
the show!

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PHILLYCLASSIC HOMEBREW GAME RELEASES

PhillyClassic3 is proud to announce the following PhillyClassic game debuts
and/or exclusive show releases from some of the hardest working people in
the game business - classic gaming developers!

Daniel Bienvenu will release his new ColecoVision game, Bejeweled. Details
on this very cool project are available at
. Bejeweled will sell for
$30.

Brian Prescott will be debuting Vault Assault Tournament Edition and
bringing some other goodies along. Check here for info on his project:

Christopher Tumber will be debuting Vectrex VIX/Tsunami and Spinnerama at
the show and may be putting some other surprises together as well.

Joe Grand and Hozer Video Games proudly announce a PC3 edition of Joe's
Atari 2600 game SCSIcide (50 limited edition carts with a special glossy
laminated PC3 label). Here's the website for details:

Joe Cody of Atari2600.com tells us he will be releasing Atari 2600 Bugs
Bunny at PhillyClassic3. In addition, he has a special guest who will be
accompanying him at the show, Mr. Bob Polaro, programmer of Bugs Bunny as
well as Defender, Sprint Master, Real Sports Volleyball, Desert Falcon, Road
Runner and Rampage. Bob will be on hand to autograph copies of Bugs Bunny
and meet with collectors.

Sooooooooooooo.... what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets online NOW and
plan to join us for some awesome videogaming fun!

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CORPORATE PC3 ATTENDEE

EBGameworld is on board!! Come down to the show and check out their spread!
Check out their website at:


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TABLE SPACE IS GOING FAST!

If you're planning to reserve a table for PhillyClassic you should do so
soon! We have less than **5** remaining tables with 3 1/2 weeks left before
the show!

Also, anyone planning on coming should get their ticket orders in before the
show. Tickets will only cost $10 pre-ordered but will be $15 at the door so
order now and save some cash! :) Check the PhillyClassic website for order
info:


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PHILLYCLASSIC TO GIVE AWAY 2 X-BOX AT THE SHOW!

That's right! We now have 2 consoles to award to some lucky gamers at the
show! Head over to our website for details!

Now you HAVE to come down to the show! :)

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Check out David Newman's interview with Armchair Empire!


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PhillyClassic is now deep into the planning stages. Here's the rundown:

* The dates, time and location are all set. PhillyClassic will happen April
26th and 27th, 2002 at the Valley Forge Convention Center in Valley Forge,
PA. 15,000 square feet of gaming goodness! Doors open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday
to the public and close around 10:30! :) Saturday morning we let the
ticketholders in bright and early at 9:00 a.m. and play, play all day!! More
scheduling to come soon at

* Tickets and tables are now on sale and are going fast!! All payments can
be made through PayPal to Phillyclass@yahoo.com, or visit the website for
info on where to send checks and money orders. Tickets are $10.00
pre-ordered and $15.00 at the door.

Tables are priced at:

UNPOWERED TABLES:
1st table - $20
2nd table - $30
3rd and subsequent tables - $40

TABLES WITH POWER:
1st table - $30
2nd table - $40
3rd and subsequent tables - $50

VENDOR/CORPORATE TABLES:
$100 Unpowered/$150 with power

The reason the tables are priced differently this year for powered vs.
unpowered is because this year we are being charged by the convention center
for electrical needs.

The other difference in table pricing (the $20/$30/$40 progressive setup)
will allow for the most possible people to get a single table and to put a
fair price on tablespace for people who plan to move a LOT of goods.

* We also have Corporate space available and are talking to a few big
companies about attending and getting out to the gamers like you directly!

* Tournament scheduling is almost complete. The console tournaments are as
follows:
Friday night(Early Bird Tournament):
Nintendo64 Pokemon Puzzle League

Saturday:
Atari 2600 Warlords
Nintendo Burgertime
Sega Saturn Bust-A-Move

Our arcade tournaments will be announced shortly but it looks like we may
actually be able to do a WHOPPING 7-8 tournaments instead of just 2 for
them!

* We have given over 1/4 of our total space for - get ready - upright arcade
games ON FREE PLAY!!! Wow!!  If that arcade at your local mall is as
disappointing to you as it is to us then make it a point to at least come
down for this part of the show! You won't regret it!

*  Like the more current systems as well? Fear not! We have not forsaken
you! Many of us will be featuring Playstation2, X-Box and Gamecube along
side our beloved Atari, Intellivision and ColecoVision systems!

* Join our Yahoo! mailing list to get updates directly as well as discuss
the show with others and set up personal trades for the show! Join here:

* Check in at our website at for late-breaking
news, updates, accomodation recommendations, driving directions and more!

We look forward to seeing you at the greatest PhillyClassic yet!

PHILLYCLASSIC STAFF
David and Marc, Organizers
Ryan and Jeff, Technical Coordinators
Matt and anonymous1.com, Web Maestros
Ben, publicity/marketing


 
 
2.  Classic Gamer  
 More options Apr 2 2002, 8:04 am
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From: "Classic Gamer" <classic@yahoo.com> -
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 23:02:56 GMT
Local: Tues, Apr 2 2002 8:02 am
Subject: Re: PhillyClassic Update 4-1-02
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CORRECTION: TABLE SPACE IS SOLD OUT!! :)

"Classic Gamer" <classic@yahoo.com> wrote in message

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Guy has FA on Ebay Atari 400/800 Carts TOPPER, PENGO, More, Atari 2600 MUSIC MACHINE, TI-99 M*A*S*H, Other Rare Cartridges!  
 
1.  Andre  
 More options Apr 2 2002, 12:22 am
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From: Andre <Chrodeg@t-online.de> -
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 17:20:10 +0200
Local: Tues, Apr 2 2002 12:20 am
Subject: Re: Guy has FA on Ebay Atari 400/800 Carts TOPPER, PENGO, More, Atari 2600 MUSIC MACHINE, TI-99 M*A*S*H, Other Rare Cartridges!
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"Martin Douglas

> I won't be able to afford these 'cause I'm currently unemployed, but I
> enjoy helping others when I can.

Do you really think the readers of this newsgroup are stupid?

 
 
2.  T  
 More options Apr 2 2002, 4:22 am
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From: "T" <T@D.com> -
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 13:21:40 -0600
Local: Tues, Apr 2 2002 4:21 am
Subject: Re: Guy has FA on Ebay Atari 400/800 Carts TOPPER, PENGO, More, Atari 2600 MUSIC MACHINE, TI-99 M*A*S*H, Other Rare Cartridges!
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"Andre" <Chrodeg@t-online.de> wrote in message

...

> "Martin Douglas

> > I won't be able to afford these 'cause I'm currently unemployed, but I
> > enjoy helping others when I can.

> Do you really think the readers of this newsgroup are stupid?

Andre, on the other hand, does not enjoy helping others.

 
 
3.  Andre  
 More options Apr 2 2002, 6:25 am
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From: Andre <Chrodeg@t-online.de> -
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 23:23:10 +0200
Local: Tues, Apr 2 2002 6:23 am
Subject: Re: Guy has FA on Ebay Atari 400/800 Carts TOPPER, PENGO, More, Atari 2600 MUSIC MACHINE, TI-99 M*A*S*H, Other Rare Cartridges!
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T schrieb:

> Andre, on the other hand, does not enjoy helping others.

Let me help you :o)

-> Why does he promote auctions from only one guy (there are a lot more
interesting auctions)? Why does he use the same style of phrases as the
seller of the promoted auctions? Why does he know that the seller adds
more and rare items soon?


 
 
4.  T  
 More options Apr 2 2002, 2:54 pm
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From: "T" <T@D.com> -
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 23:53:44 -0600
Local: Tues, Apr 2 2002 2:53 pm
Subject: Re: Guy has FA on Ebay Atari 400/800 Carts TOPPER, PENGO, More, Atari 2600 MUSIC MACHINE, TI-99 M*A*S*H, Other Rare Cartridges!
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"Andre" <Chrodeg@t-online.de> wrote in message

...

> -> Why does he promote auctions from only one guy (there are a lot more
> interesting auctions)? Why does he use the same style of phrases as the
> seller of the promoted auctions? Why does he know that the seller adds
> more and rare items soon?

Let it go.

 
 
5.  kfb  
 More options Apr 7 2002, 10:50 pm
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From: "kfb" <j@pattison.fsnet.co.uk> -
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2002 14:45:40 +0100
Local: Sun, Apr 7 2002 10:45 pm
Subject: Re: Guy has FA on Ebay Atari 400/800 Carts TOPPER, PENGO, More, Atari 2600 MUSIC MACHINE, TI-99 M*A*S*H, Other Rare Cartridges!
| | | | | |

> Why does he promote auctions from only one guy (there are a lot more
> interesting auctions)? Why does he use the same style of phrases as the
> seller of the promoted auctions? Why does he know that the seller adds
> more and rare items soon?

Because he and the seller are blatantly the same person.

 
 
6.  Andre  
 More options Apr 10 2002, 11:30 pm
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From: Andre <s@agnld.uni-potsdam.de> -
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 16:22:48 +0200
Local: Wed, Apr 10 2002 11:22 pm
Subject: Re: Guy has FA on Ebay Atari 400/800 Carts TOPPER, PENGO, More, Atari 2600 MUSIC MACHINE, TI-99 M*A*S*H, Other Rare Cartridges!
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kfb wrote:
> Because he and the seller are blatantly the same person.

Maybe we should tell this big t?

 
Seeking for "Halcyon Days"  
 
1.  Maury Markowitz  
 More options Apr 2 2002, 1:31 am
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From: "Maury Markowitz" <maury@remove_this.sympatico.ca.invalid> -
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 11:19:35 -0500
Local: Tues, Apr 2 2002 1:19 am
Subject: Re: Seeking for "Halcyon Days"
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"Frank Schröder-Höftmann" <bgt@gmx.de> wrote in message

...

> Does anyone know if the electronic interview book "Halcyon Days" is still
> "in print"? Or, if not, could somebody guide me to a URL where to download
> it from?

  I have it in Mac format (floppy!). I really cannot recommend it. It would
make an excellent web site (and in fact it is in HTML format, which makes
the choice of delivery platform all the more odd) but I simply can't say
that it's worth $25US. Some of the interviews are definitely interesting,
but certainly nothing out of the ordinary. The articles are about 5 HTML
pages each, so if this was in print it might fill 25-50 pages at the most. I
doubt you would pay $25 for such a book.

Maury


 

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