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    Default Incomplete Guide to Gaming Events

    OK. I've tried doing this once before but now that we've got an entire forum about it, and most every organizer visiting here regularly, seems like a good time to pull this together.

    I'll ask you to simply cut-and-paste this bit here, start a new post and fill in what you know - then I'll organize everything into this list here, ultimately creating a complete "guide". Sounds easy, right? OK.

    EVENT NAME: Austin Gaming Expo (AGE)
    LOCATION: Austin, TX
    LAST DATE: July 2003
    YEAR BEGAN: 2003
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 2300
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.austingamingexpo.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: Large number of exhibitors and dealers, tournaments, video game console and classic computer museum, classic and modern video game developers, tournaments, workshops, massive video game and pinball arcade, and more.

    EVENT NAME: California Extreme (CAX)
    LOCATION: San Jose, CA (Bay Area)
    YEAR BEGAN: 1997
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 800+
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.caextreme.org/
    HIGHLIGHTS: California Extreme is the "Classic Arcade Games Show". In a nutshell, it's an annual celebration of coin operated pinball machines, video games and other novelties you once found in game arcades. It's two days that celebrate this exceptional entertainment medium, featuring tournaments, speakers, parts vendors, and an opportunity to play games you may have not seen for years. All the games on display are set for free play

    EVENT NAME: CCAG - Cleveland's Classic Console & Arcade Gaming Show
    LOCATION: Fairview Park, OH 44126-3119
    LAST DATE: October 24, 2009
    NEXT DATE: May 8, 2010
    YEAR BEGAN: 2000
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 250-500
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.ccagshow.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FGkD9rIPKg - BUY - SELL - TRADE - PLAY - WIN - Past to Present with an emphasis on the Classics - FREE PLAY Mini Arcade - Console Tournament Events - Chinese Auction

    EVENT NAME: CCJVQ
    LOCATION: Montreal, Canada
    YEAR BEGAN: 1999
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 20
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.ccjvq.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: Now held in a videogame store "L'Enjeux" that one of our member bought this summer. "Games and beer" type event.

    EVENT NAME: Classic Gaming Expo (CGE)
    LOCATION: Las Vegas, NV
    YEAR BEGAN: 1998
    NEXT DATE: July 31/Aug 1, 2010
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 1500
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.cgexpo.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: keynotes by industry icons (past events have featured Nolan Bushnell, David Crane, Steve Wozniak, Ralph Baer, Tim Skelly and many others); 40+ vendors and exhibitors; a classic gaming museum of over 1000 items; 50+ coin-ops free to play; a live auction; swap meet; live entertainment.

    EVENT NAME: Cowlitz Gamers for Kids
    LOCATION: Kelso, WA
    LAST DATE: May 15th 2010
    YEAR BEGAN: 2010
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 100
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: John Hancock/oneswfan@hotmail.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: Local fundraiser retrogaming show that is planned to be put on annually to support Childrens Justice and Advocacy Center. The show includes classic gaming consoles to play, several local videogame vendors from the surrounding areas of Washington and Oregon. The event was sponsored by the Portland Retrogaming Expo.

    EVENT NAME: DCAGE Gaming, Recreation, and Collectibles Expo
    LOCATION: Clearfield Co. Fairgrounds, Expo II Building - Clearfield, PA
    YEAR BEGAN: 2011
    NEXT DATE: June 11, 2011
    PRICE: $10, under 10 is free
    VENDOR CHARGE: See website for details
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.dcage.net/
    HIGHLIGHTS: Video game contests, freeplay consoles and arcades, industry speakers, charity auction, classic and modern gaming vendors, collectibles and more.

    EVENT NAME: First Dutch Retrodag
    LOCATION: Maarsen, The Netherlands (Europe)
    YEAR BEGAN: 2004
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: n/a
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://commodore-gg.hobby.nl/juni19.htm
    HIGHLIGHTS : It's not much, but probably the first classic-gaming related event ever to be held in the Netherlands. Hopefully many will show!

    EVENT NAME: Game On NY
    LOCATION: NYC, NY
    YEAR BEGAN: 2004
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 2000+
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.gameonny.com/
    HIGHLIGHTS: Primarily cell phones, PDAs, personal robots, etc. Very little actual game stuff, even for PC. The 2004 event had plenty of Xbox kiosks set up playing games that were going to be released soon or were recently released.

    EVENT NAME: MAGFest (Music and Gaming Festival) 7
    LOCATION: Hilton Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Rd, Alexandria VA. DC Metro access.
    (airport preference: DCA, then IAD, then BWI)
    DATES: 31 Dec 2008-4 Jan 2009, that's a Wednesday-Sunday block. NEW YEARS PARTY
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 1250~1500
    PRICE: $45 at door, $40 prereg. Single-day passes at door. Group discount on website.
    VENDOR CHARGE: $75 first table, $50 thereafter, $25/badge

    EVENT NAME: Midwest Gaming Classic
    LOCATION: Brookfield, WI (Suburb of Milwaukee)
    YEAR BEGAN: 2001 as Jagfest 2K1, 2002 as Midwest Classic
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 3,500+
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.midwestgamingclassic.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: The Midwest Gaming Classic is the largest all-encompassing electronic gaming trade show in the Midwest. The Midwest Gaming Classic features everything from home consoles to pinball and arcade machines to computers. The MGC is a two-day event.

    EVENT NAME: NAVA (North Atlantic Videogame Aficionados)
    LOCATION: Clifton, NJ
    LAST DATE: Frequent (monthly to bi-monthly)
    YEAR BEGAN: 1995 (originally Howell, NJ)
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 30-50
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.digitpress.com/nava.htm
    HIGHLIGHTS: Great trading and playing sessions! Held for many years at the Video Game Connections store in Howell, NJ and has been running in Clifton, NJ since January 2006.

    EVENT NAME: New England Classic Gaming (NECG)
    LOCATION: Boston, MA
    YEAR BEGAN: 2001
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 20-25
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://necg.cjb.net/
    HIGHLIGHTS: More games and beer than could ever be desired in one place. Gaming, trading, and stories galore. Even the occasional blockbuster game release. It's the cool place to be. You do want to be cool, don't you?

    EVENT NAME: NorthWest Classic Games Enthusiasts (NWCGE)
    LOCATION: Kirkland, WA
    YEAR BEGAN: 1997
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 100+
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.nwcge.org
    HIGHLIGHTS: See website for highlights.

    EVENT NAME: Oklahoma Video Gaming Exhibition (OVGE)
    LOCATION: Tulsa, OK
    YEAR BEGAN: 2003
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 200+
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.ovge.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: A gathering of classic gaming collectors, enthusiasts, and vendors showing, playing, buying, selling, and trading. Tables of exhibitors and vendors showing their collections and wares. Systems on display for show and play. Gaming tournaments with prize drawings.

    EVENT NAME: PhillyClassic
    LOCATION: Valley Forge, PA
    YEAR BEGAN: 1999
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 1000+
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.phillyclassic.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: a gigantic amount of dealers and exhibitors; coin-ops set to free play; game consoles from all eras set up for play.

    EVENT NAME: Pinball & Game Room Auction
    LOCATION: Lapeer, Michigan
    YEAR BEGAN: 2004
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.rowleyauctions.com/
    ADDITIONAL INFO: National Guard Armory, 2140 W. Genesee St., Lapeer, MI, Auction starts at 10:00 am, doors open at 8:00 am.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Wide range of items and possible to get some good deals.

    EVENT NAME: Reunión Fin de año Arqueología Digital (a.k.a. Reunión AD de coleccionistas # 13)
    LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    YEAR BEGAN: 2003
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 15
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.arqueologiadigital.com.ar, http://www.arqueologiadigital.com.ar/foro/ (Forums)
    HIGHLIGHTS: Video game trade/buy, some cofee, some sweets, some beer, some smoke and more video games!!!!...of course...lots of food...

    EVENT NAME: South Jersey Classic
    LOCATION: Blackwood, NJ
    YEAR BEGAN: 2006
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 20-30
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.nlvideogames.coml
    HIGHLIGHTS: Gaming, trading, tournaments!

    EVENT NAME: SuFu Halo Spring Slaughter
    LOCATION: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    YEAR BEGAN: 2001
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 100
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://dom.redz31.com/halo.html
    HIGHLIGHTS: Over $400 in winnings. Come for fun or for serious competition. $10 a person per competition. Classic Halo 1 2vs2, followed by a Halo 2 2vs2.

    EVENT NAME: Too Many Games (formerly East Coast Gaming Expo)
    LOCATION: Reading, Pennsylvania
    YEAR BEGAN: 2004
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 200+
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: www.ecgx.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: 100% FREE!

    EVENT NAME: Video Game Expo (VGXPO)
    LOCATION: Dallas, Washington DC, Philadelphia
    YEAR BEGAN: 2005
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 85,000
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: www.vgxpo.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: Exhibitors, arcade, contests, etc.

    EVENT NAME: Video Games History (VGH)
    LOCATION: Monza, Italy (Europe)
    YEAR BEGAN: 2006
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 1500
    PRICE: free
    VENDOR CHARGE: no vendors allowed
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: www.gamescollection.it
    HIGHLIGHTS: A unique event in Italy with various home and arcade systems in free play, a museum with common and hardcore stuff, meetings with insiders, bit music, more.

    EVENT NAME: The Video Game Show!
    LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    YEAR BEGAN: 2003
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 100+
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: www.thevideogameshow.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: A Whole Lotta Buying, Selling & Trading!

    EVENT NAME: Video Game Summit
    LOCATION: Lombard, IL
    YEAR BEGAN: 2003
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 20-25
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://avc.atari-users.net/Events/FestVGS.html
    HIGHLIGHTS: Video games and computers; live music.

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    EVENT NAME: New England Classic Gaming
    LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts
    LAST DATE: July 19, 2003
    YEAR BEGAN: June 3, 2001
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 20-25
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://necg.cjb.net/
    HIGHLIGHTS: More games and beer than could ever be desired in one place. Gaming, trading, and stories galore. Even the occasional blockbuster game release. It's the cool place to be. You do want to be cool, don't you?
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    EVENT NAME: NAVA
    LOCATION: T.B.D.
    LAST DATE: February 15 2003
    YEAR BEGAN: 1995
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 30- - 50
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.videogameconnections.com/meeting/nava.html
    HIGHLIGHTS:
    Leonard Herman
    The Game Scholar
    Publisher of Historical Videogame Books
    http://www.rolentapress.com
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    EVENT NAME: Video Game Summit
    LOCATION: Lombard,IL
    LAST DATE: July 12th, 2003
    YEAR BEGAN: 2003
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 20-25
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://avc.atari-users.net/Events/FestVGS.html
    HIGHLIGHTS: Video games and computers, live music

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    EVENT NAME: CCJVQ
    LOCATION: Montreal
    LAST DATE: July 19 2003
    YEAR BEGAN: 1999
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 20
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.ccjvq.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: Now held in a videogame store "L'Enjeux" that one of our member bought this summer. "Games and beer" type event.
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    All the MAGFest info looks good. To fill in the approximate attendance, I'd put like 400.

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    EVENT NAME: Midwest Gaming Classic
    LOCATION: Milwaukee, WI
    LAST DATE: June 7, 2003
    YEAR BEGAN: 2001 as Jagfest 2K1, 2002 as Midwest Classic
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 225+
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: loosen@goatstore.com, Web site being redone currently.
    HIGHLIGHTS: The Midwest's largest gaming event, the Midwest Gaming Classic features everything from home consoles to pinball and arcade machines to computers. The event will expand to be two days long in 2004.
    Dan Loosen
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    EVENT NAME: Reunión de Coleccionistas "Arqueología Digital" en Baires
    LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    LAST DATE: 11/07/03
    YEAR BEGAN: 2003
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 15
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://arquedigi.8m.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: Video game trade/buy, some cofee, some sweets, some beer, some smoke and more video games!!!!

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    does anyone know of any near l.a??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slipdeath
    does anyone know of any near l.a??
    Well, Los Angeles has E3 and nearly maybe had "Ultimate Gamers Expo", though it appears that was a total sham. I don't know of a classic or local gathering in that area, however. Looks like it's up to you to get the ball rolling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalpress
    Quote Originally Posted by Slipdeath
    does anyone know of any near l.a??
    Well, Los Angeles has E3 and nearly maybe had "Ultimate Gamers Expo", though it appears that was a total sham. I don't know of a classic or local gathering in that area, however. Looks like it's up to you to get the ball rolling!
    there's not much i can do

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalpress
    Well, Los Angeles has E3 and nearly maybe had "Ultimate Gamers Expo", though it appears that was a total sham. I don't know of a classic or local gathering in that area, however. Looks like it's up to you to get the ball rolling!
    Speaking of UGE, Is it just me or are all of these "video game convention" type things popping up all of a sudden? I mean, yes, videogames are awesome. And yes, I'm glad there are more things revolving around videogames going on.

    But UGE seems like a ripoff. Take this for example:
    "Ultimate Gamers Expo is the first-ever massive gaming festival for the general public where attendees can "test drive" the hottest upcoming and current games, participate in competitions and experience the action that, until now, only game industry insiders have been exposed to."
    I mean, MAGFest is coming up on year 3, and we've been doing tourneys and showcasing new games and stuff at every con. It kinda bothers me.

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    EVENT NAME: Austin Gaming Expo (AGE)
    LOCATION: Austin, TX
    LAST DATE: July 2003
    YEAR BEGAN: 2003
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 2,300
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://www.austingamingexpo.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: Large number of exhibitors and dealers, tournaments, video game console and classic computer museum, classic and modern video game developers, tournaments, workshops, massive video game and pinball arcade, and more.

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    I'm curious as to why pricing isn't listed as a criterion; these can't all be free, right?

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    Default I have not seen any WEST COAST/ NW Classic Gaming EXPOS??

    Does anyone know if there'll be an even anytime soon on the WEST COAST?? Or in the Washington/Oregon/Idaho NW region??

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    Default Re: I have not seen any WEST COAST/ NW Classic Gaming EXPOS?

    Quote Originally Posted by SNWB
    Does anyone know if there'll be an even anytime soon on the WEST COAST?? Or in the Washington/Oregon/Idaho NW region??

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    There is!

    NWCGE has been around for awhile, I was hoping one of their guys would supply the stats so I can add it to the list above, but you can get to them from their site: http://www.nwcge.org

    Also note that CGE might... just might be in California this year. Doesn't get any more west coast than that. Details to follow!

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    Right on!! Thanks man, I'll check it out.

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    heh, I just looked at this thread for the first time in a long time... We reopened the Midwest Gaming Classic home page in early December, so the Web site should be http://www.midwestgamingclassic.com/

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    EVENT NAME: The Video Game Show!
    LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    NEXT DATE: Sunday, March 28, 2004
    YEAR BEGAN: 2003
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 100+
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: www.thevideogameshow.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: A Whole Lotta Buying, Selling & Trading!
    THE VIDEO GAME SHOW!!!
    Buy, Sell, Trade, Brag!
    Sunday, August 22, 2004.
    www.thevideogameshow.com

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    EVENT NAME: East Coast Gaming Expo - 2004
    LOCATION: Reading, Pennsylvania
    YEAR BEGAN: 2004
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 3+
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://ecgx.com
    HIGHLIGHTS: 100% FREE!
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    Here is some info about the NWCGE:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Contact:
    NWCGE Staff
    NWCGE_Staff@Earthlink.net

    Seattle-Based Classic Video Gaming Show Announces Event Dates and
    Location

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - February 16, 2004 - Northwest Classic Gaming
    Enthusiasts (NWCGE) is pleased to announce their annual show, NWCGE 2K4,
    will be held Saturday, May 8, 2004 in Seattle, Washington. Come see the
    beginnings of the video game industry and how it has evolved from the
    early days of Pong and Atari to today's offerings from Nintendo, Sony,
    and Microsoft. In its seventh year, the Northwest Classic Gaming
    Enthusiasts Expo is a show dedicated to bringing together video game
    fans of all ages to play classic and modern games, meet historical
    leaders of the video game industry, and see the latest offerings from
    various exhibitors and vendors. Organized by gamers for gamers, NWCGE
    2K4 should be on every video game fan's calendar.

    The highlight of past NWCGE expos has been the Annual Northwest Atari
    Championships, and this year will be no different. More than a simple
    high-score contest, the Northwest Atari 2600 Championship has become an
    annual tradition among local gaming enthusiasts, covering varied skills
    from joysticks to paddles, high-score contests to direct head-to-head
    combat, all through several rounds of play. Prizes are given away
    throughout the competition and the winner will be declared the Atari
    World Champion. As if that wasn't enough, additional contests and prizes
    are slated to be conducted throughout the event on various classic
    systems. Everyone has a chance to win.

    The Seattle area is home to many leaders of the video game industry,
    both past and present. Several of these celebrities have already agreed
    to appear at the show and share their views regarding their
    contributions to the video game industry. The show is a wonderful
    opportunity to rub shoulders with the very people that have shaped how
    we view and play video games today.

    The show is also an excellent opportunity to purchase hard-to-find games
    from reputable dealers and trade and sell games with fellow gaming
    enthusiasts. In addition, several new games for classic systems will be
    released at the show. Rarities and never-before-seen games have
    surfaced at the show in the past.

    The show has traditionally been held in small venues with limited
    sponsorship. This year the organizers have decided to host a much
    larger event backed by well-known leaders of classic gaming including
    AtariAge, Digital Press, Packrat Video Games, the Atari History Museum,
    and many more. This year's event will be held at the Seatac
    International Airport Holiday Inn, a modern hotel with many amenities
    for attendees and those that wish to stay overnight.

    There's no other show like NWCGE 2K4 in the Northwest, and it's sure to
    be a must-attend event for gamers of all ages. For more information,
    please visit the NWCGE website at:

    http://nwcge.org



    About NWCGE
    NWCGE and the Annual NorthWest Atari Championship is a non-profit
    organization that has been around since 1996. It is the oldest event of
    its kind nationwide. It remains the NorthWest gaming industry's only
    annual event dedicated to celebrating and preserving the history of
    video game entertainment, open to industry pioneers, gaming enthusiasts,
    the media and anyone else interested in providing a unique gaming
    experience. The NWCGE Expo provides an opportunity to learn, network and
    play videogames.

    For more information, please visit the NorthWest Classic Gaming
    Enthusiasts website http://NWCGE.org

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    Someone please tell me what is going on with the east coast gaming expo..postponed or not?

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    EVENT NAME: Reunión de Coleccionistas "Arqueología Digital" en Baires # 3
    LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    LAST DATE: 10/04/04
    YEAR BEGAN: 2003
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: 20-25
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://arquedigi.8m.com, http://www.elforo.de/arquedigi (Forums)
    HIGHLIGHTS: Video game trade/buy, some cofee, some sweets, some beer, some smoke and more video games!!!!

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    Correction: The meeting will be this saturday (17th)

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    EVENT NAME: First dutch retrodag
    LOCATION: Maarsen, The Netherlands (europe)
    LAST DATE: 19th june
    YEAR BEGAN: 2004
    APPROX ATTENDANCE: ?
    WEBSITE or CONTACT: http://commodore-gg.hobby.nl/juni19.htm
    HIGHLIGHTS : It's not much, but i think it is the first classic-gaming related event ever to be held in the netherlands. Hopefully a lot of people will show (even though the webpage of the event is horrific!)

    Martijn

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