We are SC3 – the Southern California Classic Collectors – a videogame collector's group serving the Metropolitan Los Angeles, San Diego and Inland Empire areas. We've got a soft spot for the "classic" days of the early 1980s, but we love games of all eras, from Pong to PlayStation 4. Come and play!

April 30: Tremendous trading at 2084!
Our trade tables overfloweth

Videogame collectors can't get enough of their hobby. It seems like no matter when you grew up, or what system, genre or era is your favorite, if you love videogames you'll end up with a collection of them, always looking to add that elusive new title or pass on accumulated stuff that you no longer want. At SC3's April 30 event at 2084 Arcade in Anaheim, over 250 attendees were busy doing just that. Oh, and some of them even found time to play some games too. Read all about it in our April 30 Event Recap.

Thanks as always to 2084 Arcade, to everyone who attended and especially to those who donated and helped out at the event! Of course we are starting to consider plans the next one. Traditionally we'll be looking at an October or November timeframe but something in late summer is not out of the question. As always please keep an eye on this site and our Facebook page for announcements. Till then, keep gaming!

Next SC3 Arcade Party: April 30 at 2084 Arcade!
We're returning to the REAL happiest place in Anaheim

2084 Arcade It's time for the first SC3 event of 2016! Our next Arcade Party will take place on Saturday, April 30, at 2084 Arcade, a private facility jam-packed with '80s arcade classics in Anaheim. The hours are 4 p.m. to midnight. If you attended last year's event at 2084, you know what to expect. The owners of 2084 are four Southern California coin-op collectors who combined their collections under one roof to recreate the games list of an early 80's arcade. Now they have nearly 100 classic machines, including a few pinballs, at a facility in Anaheim. 2084 has been hosting arcade get-togethers every few weeks for quite some time now, but on April 30 SC3 will be there with our complement of home consoles, game trading and other goodies.

This is SC3's second event at 2084 so we have a better lay of the land this time. 2084's a big enough place, but it's firmly packed with coin-ops. There's some space for home consoles but we have to go a little lighter than normal. Food will not be provided at this event, but there's a huge restaurant complex within walking distance. Trading is essential to the spirit of SC3 so we'll have plenty of space for it. All in all, this will be a typical SC3 event but with a heavier focus on arcade gaming than usual. The owners of 2084 are friends of ours and they're always improving the facility. We can't wait! As always, watch our Future Meeting Page for additional details as they emerge.

If you want to attend, you must fill out this RSVP form. If your registration is accepted, you will be informed via email. Simple! Hope to see you April 30!

SC3 Nov. 7, 2015: The Biggest Backyard Blowout!
The yard runneth over

For a while there, it looked like the Nov. 7, 2015 SC3 arcade party might not even happen. Half of the usual organizers were sidelined with work commitments or recovering from illness, and we weren't sure we'd be able to get it together. But we couldn't disappoint all the people who planned to attend, so we plowed ahead anyway. Things turned out all right, with over 225 games arriving at the famous Backyard in Claremont for eight hours of games, pizza, and a truly staggering amount of trading. This event was one of the most well-attended in SC3 history, with a bunch of new faces, old friends, 10-player Saturn Bomberman and one solid wall of Pac-Man! Read all about it in our Nov. 7 Event Recap.

As always, SC3 wishes to extend a hearty thank you to everybody who helped out with the setup and brought games. An extra special thanks goes out to Jason, who not only helped with the setup both days but kept several of the arcade cabs running when they seemed determined not to. Big thanks goes to all those who chipped in donations. That money goes directly to pay for electricity, food and other expenses, and without it, SC3 could not continue.

So when's the next one? We don't yet know exactly. Our normal schedule is one in the fall, one in the spring. So expect it sometime in the April-May 2016 timeframe. More exact times will be announced on the Future Meeting Page and Facebook as spring approaches. Until then, keep gaming!

Next SC3 Arcade Party: November 7, 2015!
Give thanks early with a gaming feast in Claremont

Once again, Thanksgiving is coming to Southern California a couple of weeks early. SC3 will be serving up a cornucopia of classic videogaming vittles on Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 4 p.m. to midnight. The November holidays are traditionally a time to go back home, and so we are once again going "back to the back yard" and throwing a house-party at the same Claremont residence that has hosted so many of our past events. Once again we'll be cramming several dozen arcade machines and classic home consoles into a lucky home's back yard. If you attended one of the old parties, you know that like any good Thanksgiving meal, it'll be overstuffed but extremely satisfying.

If you want to attend, you must fill out this RSVP form. If your registration is accepted, you will be informed via email. Simple! Remember, it's essential that you RSVP ahead of time – space is limited at this location and we need an accurate headcount!

Thanks as always for your support and remember to keep an eye here and on our Future Meeting Page for more announcements about the event!