ATLANTA, GA, May 29, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Atlanta is the place to be this summer for the first ever Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo, the Southeast's foremost pinball and gaming convention being held at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, June 20-22, 2014. The inaugural event opens on June 20th, exactly seventy-five (75) years after the Atlanta Constitution ran its front-page article announcing Atlanta's ban on pinball.
The first of its kind in Atlanta, the 2014 Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo boasts more than 100 arcade and pinball machines plus a large collection of console games. Everything will be set on 'free play' and your daily or weekend pass gives you full access to all the games you grew up playing in your local arcade as well as new games that you haven't experienced yet!
The Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo features much more than a free-play arcade. We have put together a full schedule of vendors, entertaining and informative programs, and noteworthy speakers, including Billy Mitchell - star of King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters and Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade; legendary pinball designers Barry Oursler and John Trudeau; Atlanta's own Jerry Buckner, whose smash hit song "Pac-Man Fever" rose to the #9 spot on the Billboard Top 100 in 1982; and many more special guests.
The Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo is making its 2014 home at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, a family-friendly hotel conveniently located off I-85 just minutes from downtown near the Emory University area at 2000 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30345. With free parking, free local shuttle service, and a special hotel room rate of only $89 per night for Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo attendees, it is the perfect location for our first annual event.
Admission to the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo is one of the best entertainment values this summer. Buy your 3-Day Weekend Pass in advance and save money - just $35 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under until May 30, 2014. At-the-door prices will increase to $45 for a 3-day Weekend Pass for adults, $25 for kids 12 and under, and daily tickets will also be available. Expo hours are Friday, June 20, 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday, June 21, 10:00am - 11:00pm; and Sunday, June 22, 10:00am - 4:00pm. Bring the whole family for an affordable, fun-filled weekend!
Join us to celebrate "Pinhibition" in Atlanta, June 20-22, at the 2014 Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo! Visit http://www.SouthernFriedGameroomExpo.com to buy your tickets, reserve your hotel room, check out the latest list of featured games, and get all the details on the event schedule and special guests.
The Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo is an event created by Player One, LLC, a group of five arcade and pinball collectors who live in the metro Atlanta area and wanted an expo that the mid-south could call their very own. Joel, Dana, Patrick, Preston, and Shannon created the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo to share the nostalgia and skill of the game with long-time arcade and pinball enthusiasts, and to spread the joy of discovery with new fans of all ages. More information is available at http://www.SouthernFriedGameroomExpo.com.
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