We were fortunate enough to have been able to stop by
on Saturday to get an Exclusive Look!
This was truly a time to mix business with pleasure as we got to explore the Free Play event as well as play some fun games!
Free Play Florida Gaming Expo T-Shirts and Posters!
Myself and my two kids (9 year old and 1 & 1/2 year old) had a blast and I made sure to take some pictures to document our exciting day at the Expo. It was a bit challenging juggling the two kids, but it ended up being a great time in the end.
Tons of Pinball Machines and Arcade Games!
As with any convention, there were Exhibitors, Vendors, Special Guests and Panels:
There were Artists, Crafters and Vendors selling some really cool items!
Pinball Restorations does full or partial restorations, cabinet refinishing/repainting, wood panel replacement, and custom stencil work on Pinball Machines. (Click here to Link to their site!)
Artist Dirty Donny had some really cool retro black-light art and stickers available at his booth! (Click here to Link to his site!)
Artist Michael Duron had a table with Art and Prints available! He also did the artwork for the Free Play poster!
Nathan Barnatt aka Keith Apicary and Billy Mitchell were amoung the guest list:
Celebrity Guest Nathan Barnatt aka Keith Apicary was kind enough to provide Free Trash at his table and also roamed around the convention in his Keith Mobile!
There were Gaming tournaments such as Reactor Meltdown as well as Mario Brothers and Ice Cold Beer World Record Score attempts:
Gaming Tournaments and High Score competitions! You might recognize Billy Mitchell from the Documentary “King of Kong”!
Some attendees arrived in Star Wars Cosplay, my son being one of them!
There was a good variety of Games, including Gaming Consoles, Pinball Machines and Standing or Sit-Down Arcade Games!
Some really classic Vintage Games:
Some of these Vintage games date all the way back to the 1930’s!
Project Pinball Charity drive:
Project Pinball Charity is a non-profit charity organization that places pinball machines in children’s hospitals to introduce therapeutic benefits to kids. (Click here to Link to their site)
Of course, Arcade games and Pinball Machines all set to FREE PLAY!
Jurassic Park, Judge Dredd, Dynomite & Mustang
Zoo Keeper & Kaboom
Joust, Burger Time & Rampage
Mario Brothers & Super Mario Pinball
Star Wars & Indiana Jones
Pac-Land & Pac-Mania
Star Trek Sit-Down
Atari Star Wars Sit-Down
Donkey Kong 3
Donkey Kong Junior
We had a lot of fun playing all of the games at Free Play Florida, but these three games were our favorites at the Expo:
I would like to thank the organizers of the event for allowing us to swing by and cover the Expo!
I hope you enjoyed our inside look at Free Play Florida Gaming Expo 2016! We already can’t wait for next year!
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