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Title: Eurocade 2017
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on January 10, 2017, 07:43:50 AM
So ... Let's think about the next one. After the huge fun we had last year we are theoretically ready to do this again BUT we have to wait with the final decision till we know what is happening in the main hall in which we had dinner. The landlord is planning huuuge changes and chances are good that we can't use the hall and the big elevator in September.

Anyway. In the meantime let's work out a Plan B. Who jumps in place if our museum is not an option???


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 10, 2017, 12:23:39 PM
After missing the 6th Eurocade  :'(, i would love to have another Eurocade in Ridderkerk. (JMHO) :P


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: ShaunHolley on January 13, 2017, 06:32:39 PM
After missing the 6th Eurocade  :'(, i would love to have another Eurocade in Ridderkerk. (JMHO) :P

Me too  :) For entirely selfish reasons. And the place had a great vibe.


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Level42 on January 14, 2017, 06:58:38 PM
I actually picked up some rumors about this around new' years......

I heard some members of the original team who stepped out of the team were actually pretty eager to do a Ridderkerk Eurocade this year...... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Mmmm, I wonder......


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: anunaki on January 14, 2017, 07:51:59 PM
If you need extra help I can step in Andre


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: ckong on January 15, 2017, 10:14:24 AM
I actually picked up some rumors about this around new' years......

I heard some members of the original team who stepped out of the team were actually pretty eager to do a Ridderkerk Eurocade this year...... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Mmmm, I wonder......

LOL ;)


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Belike on January 15, 2017, 11:04:31 AM
 Ridderkerk?
+1 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Pinge on January 15, 2017, 12:05:56 PM
Aproximatley what time of the year is this event normally held?


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Superully on January 15, 2017, 03:36:53 PM
i'd love to return to holland for eurocade


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Pinge on January 15, 2017, 03:46:56 PM
Holland or northern germany would be perfect, Denmark even better  :lol:


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: ckong on January 15, 2017, 04:11:29 PM
Aproximatley what time of the year is this event normally held?


just before or mid september, on a Saturday


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on January 16, 2017, 11:48:56 AM
If we stay in the common rhythm it would be on the 09.09.. I hope that date will be chosen, because I already took a few days off at work ;)


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: rogerxy on January 16, 2017, 12:56:26 PM
Never been to one but would very much like to  :)


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: ckong on January 16, 2017, 01:35:04 PM
0909 sounds like a nice date, but it's up to the Eurocade crew.


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 16, 2017, 03:16:13 PM
0909 is good for me  ;)


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Andreas_AUT on February 23, 2017, 06:01:58 PM
Never been to one but would very much like to  :)

2016 was the first time for me and I dont regret it, especially because you meet so many nice guys personally!

Even if its a long journey for me, I hope im allowed to visit 2017 again  ;D


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Superully on February 24, 2017, 12:13:49 AM
Would ❤ to have another eurocade in ridderkerk


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on February 24, 2017, 08:06:37 AM
Lets make it happen !


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on March 15, 2017, 01:15:33 PM
Ok ... Let's get the party startet! It's still not clear where to travel to this year in september. Let's sort this out for the first part. When I read between the lines it's Oldenburg or Ridderkerk???

Oldenburg is 90% ready to rock this again. There are certain things we haven't planned yet and (the reason why we would love to skip this year as the host and kick in in 2018 with full force) the big hall will undergo severe changes in the near future. BUT if no one else picks up the relay in 2017, we would check our opportunities.

Please share your thoughts ... have love, will travel.




Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: ckong on March 15, 2017, 02:03:07 PM
I'm sorry to say, but Ridderkerk will most likely not be the location where Eurocade 2017 will be held. We all know that André was the driving force behind Eurocade and he has sold all his games and he is on a very low level regarding his enthousiasm for the hobby (and which we feel very, very sorry about  :'( ). This means that there will be no André in the team and for sure no games from him. And his games always formed a major part of the collection present.

Robin is also focussing on other interesting activities at the moment, as is Pieter. And Etičnne sold his game, Crazy Kong, to me. And for me, I still have most of my games (about 15 or so), but at the moment I'm also focussing on other real-life stuff. Besides, I already stepped out the Eurocade team after the last Ridderkerk edition (5 times was the high point for me to stop :) ).

This is how it is, IMO. So, if there are people, at Oldenburg or other places, who are willing and able to organize Eurocade 2017, please feel free to do so.  :spaceace:





Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Pinge on March 15, 2017, 03:12:50 PM
I hope it will happen somewhere and my body is ready to go down south and have a laugh. Anywhere in europe is fine by me  :lol:


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on March 15, 2017, 03:23:32 PM
Ok. Let's hope the original Eurocade Crew will attend anyway (including Andre for gods sake ;)). I will discuss this with our Crew and we will let you know as soon as possible if this is an option for us this year. We are all fully motivated but as I mentioned there are things happening in the building that could make a big party in September very difficult.

If any other local arcade gang is interested, go check your chances and maybe post here!!

We also could do a group travel to Prag or any other big arcade in Europe ... just in case no one will do it this year. Eurocade Road Riot. Could be fun also!!


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Andreas_AUT on March 15, 2017, 04:26:21 PM
We also could do a group travel to Prag or any other big arcade in Europe ... just in case no one will do it this year. Eurocade Road Riot. Could be fun also!!

Sounds like a good option if there is  no location to do the €cade.


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Luigi on March 15, 2017, 04:31:29 PM
Listening to you guys last Saturday I was already assuming there will not be Eurocade in Ridderkerk this year. Besides the fact that Eurocade for me is now more meeting friends than playing videogames, I understand that making it happen is a huge effort. Plus André had the idea with the musciband clubhouse, which is an awesome location!

The former idea of Eurocade was that it will happen in different locations.

So why not go to other sites, where a nice collection of games is already available? I already have something in mind but have to talk to the guys first if they could imagine to do it (and no, it's no ours, we don't have the space to hold a Eurocade crowd). Nobody would have to bring cabs, though a few could be arranged if they prefer.

I would also love to go to Oldenburg , of course :)


edit: my wife would be very upset if I would go to Prag without her or take her with me and leave her alone to meet some....freaks :D


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Level42 on March 15, 2017, 08:41:27 PM
Hey guys.....

Well.....I was actually still in doubt about this.

I would still be able to arrange the clubhouse for sure. I also wouldn't mind helping along but....the future is not so clear in certain regards and of course, there is the "small" issue of me having no cabs anymore. It was about 10 machines at least from me there every time, and with a total of about 40-45 cabs that is still a big percentage. Organizing a Eurocade with a number of "base" machines is pretty much impossible.

The funny thing is that Eurocade actually always was intended to be traveling around Europe. That it worked out a bit differently the first 5 years was no problem and a lot of fun...but with hindsight maybe also a "burning out" track....

So, please Thorsten and or Jörg, see what you can do. I'm all for it !!! :) If you need help/advize you know where to find me. The games will be gone, but I will be here :)


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Luigi on March 15, 2017, 09:43:14 PM
The games will be gone, but I will be here

Good to hear! :)

I talked to Dirk this evening and he thinks my idea is a good one, the location is superb (IMHO). Like I said, I have to talk to the guys first. No clue if they are willing to do it.




Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Bomjac on March 27, 2017, 05:38:35 PM
Sooo, What is the verdict folks.

I am sitting in the desert trying to make plans for my vacation in September.  NERG is no longer an option for me, but I do plan on flying back Europe bound on 14th September for 4 weeks.  Plans are still very much undecided at present, but I do have 4 whole weeks to play with starting Sept 14th.

Plan is Play Glasgow June, maybe Reykjavik via New York on 14th September - but I do have and Iraqi visa in my passport which means a whole world of pain trying to get in to the USA.  Well done "The Donald" for making the new rules!



Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: valentin27 on April 25, 2017, 08:37:21 AM
but I do have and Iraqi visa in my passport which means a whole world of pain trying to get in to the USA.  Well done "The Donald" for making the new rules!


This was before Trump. I went there last year and apply for visa because I went to Iran. It is expensive but I got it without trouble.


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Luigi on April 25, 2017, 09:38:33 AM
Just got a reply from the guy I was thinking he (together with his mates) could host the Eurocade 2017. Though everything would be there (cabs, restaurant, hotel with reasonable prices within 5-10 minutes walking - depends on the amount of alcohol in your blood ;) ), he has to consider other stuff like his two kids (1 year old and newborn) and how to deal with a private event in his business rooms). So it's too much for this year but we will keep it in mind.


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: PunkRockCaveman on April 25, 2017, 10:58:50 AM
Hmmmm. So the options beginn to melt a little. Let's start to think about just visiting a cool arcade in Europe. Eurocade 2017 as a pilgrimage!

I know a few places that would be perfect for that. Retrogames e.V. in Karlsruhe, For Amusement Only in Seligenstadt or Arcade Hry near Praque. What do you guys think?


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: ckong on April 25, 2017, 11:03:53 AM
I've never been to Prague, it's on my list, so ...


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Belike on April 25, 2017, 01:22:31 PM
Prague would be great, it is time to come to the east. ;D


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Pinge on April 25, 2017, 06:31:51 PM
I definatley vote for Praque, awesome city, have not been there in 10 or so years though.
We could all stay in the hotel they link to on the Hry webpage
http://www.sporthotelhostivice.cz/en/accommodation/




Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: anunaki on April 25, 2017, 09:21:10 PM
I've already been to both German arcades so definitely Prague for me. Not sure if I can plan a trip though. Feyenoord will be playing Champions League now we are becoming Dutch champion. This means I'll be traveling a lot already


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Level42 on April 26, 2017, 10:24:04 AM
They're not champion yet my friend..... ;D ;D ;D

Prague....always wanted to go there. Gets my vote, but I wouldn't mind Frankfurt either as I've never been to that club/arcade either.


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Bomjac on April 26, 2017, 04:29:43 PM
Prague sounds cool.  Dates ?  My vacation begins September 14th this year, crossing my fingers that I can make it.


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Pinge on April 26, 2017, 05:33:34 PM
is this event usually one day/night? One weekend?


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Belike on April 26, 2017, 10:16:31 PM
is this event usually one day/night? One weekend?

Might be some drinking and chatting on friday evening, staurday the event all day, in the evening drinking and chatting again. ;D :D


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Pinge on April 26, 2017, 11:44:47 PM
sounds exactly the way I like it!
As soon as a venue is decided I will start checking a way to get there, roadtrip by car? flying?

Btw, why not Budapest? another of my favorite towns in Europe... :)


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Andreas_AUT on April 27, 2017, 10:12:21 AM
Prague sounds really cool, I always planned to visit Arcade HRY.
And, its a short bus drive to prague from my location  ;D


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Belike on April 27, 2017, 01:58:38 PM
sounds exactly the way I like it!
As soon as a venue is decided I will start checking a way to get there, roadtrip by car? flying?

Btw, why not Budapest? another of my favorite towns in Europe... :)

My gameroom is quite small for a party like that, but there will be a huge event called Arcadia here in November with 200 videogames and pinballs. ;)


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Pinge on April 27, 2017, 06:33:38 PM
OK, so Budapest in november... sounds nice... I have only been there during the summer... drinking icecold Dreher and checking out the girls at the Pool at Gellert Hotel :D

I really hope Prague will happen though... just mentioned to Kralleman and he sounds interested aswell, and I guess rogerxy would join aswell..


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Belike on April 27, 2017, 09:59:57 PM
drinking icecold Dreher and checking out the girls at the Pool at Gellert Hotel :D

I join you. ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Arch on May 11, 2017, 12:57:23 PM
Is Prague happening? :)


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: slowcade on May 11, 2017, 01:42:21 PM
Is Prague happening? :)

+1


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Pinge on May 11, 2017, 04:32:21 PM
+2


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Belike on May 11, 2017, 10:51:40 PM
Jan did not post a word here, so I guess there will be nothing in Prague.


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Pinge on June 19, 2017, 06:33:47 PM
so, there will be no Eurocade?
Any other location that can hold the event?
Somewhere in the U.K maybe?


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Arch on June 19, 2017, 07:07:00 PM
If nobody picks up the glove, perhaps we should try to head to Arcadeclub outside Manchester in Autumn? I know the UKVAC guys had a meetup there last October, so if they are doing it again and we could get our trip to coincide with that it would be extra supercool. :beer:


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Pinge on June 19, 2017, 07:23:40 PM
Yeeeah, sounds like a Great backup plan.
No place in scandinavia is good enough I guess??


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Arch on June 19, 2017, 07:33:09 PM
If anybody wants to take a trip to Oslo to play the eleven or so games I have running in my house (aka the Arctic Arcade :P) and drink some beer they are of course welcome, but except for private collections I don't think there is anywhere here that can compare to previous Eurocade locations.


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Andreas_AUT on June 19, 2017, 07:39:47 PM
Well Arch, I guess it also depends on how many people will show up?

UK sounds really great too!


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Superully on June 19, 2017, 07:40:13 PM
bruno's place  8)


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Level42 on June 19, 2017, 09:29:15 PM
I really hope there will be a Eurocade 2017....wherever it may be, it whatever form it may be.

The best thing about this hobby was for me in the meetings we had....


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Belike on June 19, 2017, 11:28:17 PM


The best thing about this hobby was for me in the meetings we had....

I thought the best thing was repairing the cabs all the time. :D :D :D


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Level42 on June 19, 2017, 11:28:52 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)

It was.....at some point in time.....


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Bomjac on June 22, 2017, 11:49:51 PM
Well, it seems that we are out of time so to speak.   Decision  time looms.   

You could just go for Arcade Club around mid September.  Manchester has loads of flights available, and I'm sure you could do Leeds Bradford or Newcastle and take a train. Hell even Liverpool or Birmingham are only a few hours away.

Make it happen.  If there are no good flight deals, keep checking.  Chances are you will get a deal at some point (prices may go up as well as down,  depending on demand).  Or you can always take the ferry to Newcastle or Hull and drive the rest.

Whatever happens, make it a DLF rule that Eurocade suggestions must be in by April and a final decision on May 01 perhaps.  Give every one a chance to plan ahead.


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: lutijn on July 06, 2017, 02:55:15 PM
In wintertime it always an option to organize in my gamehall in my restaurant in the Netherlands restaurant is closed then I can provide drinks and small bite. But have no time to organize it  its a little bit far away throughout for most people begint in zeeland. But because its a tourist spot lots hotels etc in the surroundings.


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: ShaunHolley on July 17, 2017, 01:13:20 PM
The UKVAC meet at Arcade Club follows in the evening after the Play Expo Manchester show (UK's largest game event heavily featuring retro) on 14th October. It sounds like an excellent weekend if people want to stay over. Also at Manchester will be the UK Sky Skipper reveal, and John Jacobson from John's Arcade.


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Andreas_AUT on July 17, 2017, 08:16:18 PM
Sounds interesting!


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: vernimark on December 01, 2017, 08:31:36 AM
One of my dreams is to organize an Eurocade in a small town (4700 habitants) in Italy called Arcade...



Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Belike on December 01, 2017, 09:44:13 AM
Why not? ;D


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: vernimark on December 01, 2017, 11:08:03 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcade_(Italia) (https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcade_(Italia))


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Andreas_AUT on December 01, 2017, 12:09:35 PM
Bella italia, here we come  ;D


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Belike on December 01, 2017, 04:39:27 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcade_(Italia) (https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcade_(Italia))
Cool, it is in the north, just a few miles from Treviso airport. ;D


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: vernimark on December 02, 2017, 12:52:05 AM
Yes and 50km far from Venice


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: Pinge on December 03, 2017, 10:38:01 AM
I want to go to Italy aswell!


Title: Re: Eurocade 2017
Post by: vernimark on December 04, 2017, 09:04:43 PM
ahahah, let's talk about it then...
Actually if I have to move my collection I prefer to stay close to Milano. Other collectors could be interested in that, we only miss a decent collection but we have time...

Arcade could be a good place as well but quite far for me.