Next SC3 Meeting: November 10, 2018

Tentatively-scheduled Attractions:

  • Many Coin-op arcade and pinball games
  • Multiple home consoles, games, and oddities
  • SC3-TV: classic videos to watch!
  • Game trading - although space is limited!

Back to the Backyard Again!

Once again, Thanksgiving is coming to Southern California a couple of weeks early. SC3 will be serving up a vertiable classic videogaming feast on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 4 p.m. to midnight. Come join us as we cram too many arcade machines and classic home consoles into the back yard of one lucky home in Claremont. If you attended one of the old parties, you know that like any good Thanksgiving meal, it'll be overstuffed but extremely satisfying.

Limited Trade Area – Please Read

The good old backyard is a smaller venue. There's just not enough room to accommodate 200 people, dozens of arcades and the huge mountains of trade goods that have been showing up at our last few events. And renovations to the yard have REDUCED the amount of available trade space this year. More announcements may be made later, but at this time we cannot guarantee ANY available trade table space. Please plan on bringing only trade goods that can fit in a backpack that you carry, or feel comfortable leaving in your vehicle. Please do not bring your own tables. If you want to attend, you must fill out this RSVP form. If your registration is accepted, you will be informed via email.

Also note that this event starts at 4 p.m. No one, except authorized event planners, will be allowed in before 4 p.m.

Your donations keep SC3 functioning, and our costs are expected to rise for this event. Our suggested donation at this event is $10 per adult attendee. Thanks as always for your support and remember to keep an eye here and on our Facebook page for more announcements about the event!

Recap of Last SC3 Meeting

Lost Levels When Lost Levels, a retro arcade and game store in Fullerton, reached out to SC3 about hosting a combined event at their facility, it seemed like a natural fit. Like SC3, Lost Levels celebrates vintage games, particularly those of the 8- and 16-bit eras. So on June 30, we showed up in Fullerton, TVs and vintage consoles in hand. Vendors, video games and heavy metal (courtesy of Super MadNES) followed. Some pinball action too. Read all about it in our June 30 Event Recap.

The next SC3 event is yet to be announced, but will likely be in the fall, sometime around November. As always, keep an eye on this site and our Facebook page for developments.

– The SC3 Team

Who Is SC3, Exactly?

If you aren't familiar with SC3, we're just a friendly group of videogame enthusiasts who like nothing better than to get together to talk, trade, and play games. We've got a soft spot for games from the "classic" days of the early 1980s, but we love games of all eras, from Pong to PlayStation 4. If you love videogames, you're welcome to attend!

SC3 has made a point of keeping our meetings relaxed and informal, but the atmosphere will include some beer drinking and there may be some R-rated game content. This is an adult get-together where supervised minors will be accepted. Parents should take this into account and please let us know if you have questions.