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Lets get together and play some games! California Extreme is the "Classic Arcade Games Show". It's an annual celebration of coin operated pinball machines, video games and other novelties you once found in game arcades. All games on display are set for free play, so leave your quarters in the ash tray in your car. You won't need 'em. California Extreme 2019 July 27-28, 2019 Hyatt Regency Santa Clara Hours: Saturday - 11 am to 2 am Sunday - 11 am to 9 pm Pre-register and get in at 10 am!! Home Ticket Information Pre-registration for 2019 is now open! Deadline for pre-registration is July 12, 2019. Ticket Prices Weekend - $60 Saturday - $40 Sunday - $30 Children 3-12 are 1/2 price (must be accompanied by an adult) Children 2 and under are admitted free (must be accompanied by an adult) Tickets can be purchased either in advance (see below) or at the door the day of the show. Please be aware that tickets purchased as the door must be paid for by cash, check or money order only. You can download the forms for door registration using the Forms button above. Deadline is July 12th and will not be extended. For more information, check out the website: http://www.caextreme.org/ For ticket information, check this link out: http://www.caextreme.org/ticket_information We can discuss more about hotels, plans, and etc on our Discord page. (Note: You don't have to get a hotel room, you can just come and go from the event as you please!)
I'm bringing back the honored tradition of shooting people with lasers, followed by food and an afterparty in Todos Santos Plaza. I've set the start time for 12:00, and I'll have us lining up to enter by 12:30. I know BART and traffic can be unpredictable, but please try not to be too late. I'll try to keep people updated when we finish playing, through the Meetup app, but there have been problems with that updating promptly. If you aren't familiar with how this works, here's the rundown: 1. We typically get the $30/5 hr package, which includes some tokens that we use to play games if there's time between rounds. 2. We typically play 5 laser tag games before retiring from the field. If that's too many for you, that's OK. I believe games are $9 per person, per game. 3. Q-Zar creates a group of us, which includes only the people who got the 5 hour package at the start. Because I've played far too many MMORPGs, I dub this: "The raid group." When we enter a game, the raid group members will line up and follow me in. 4. If you come late, or don't want to play for the entire time, you can buy games one at a time and join the game before or after we enter. I'll be busy coordinating everyone in the group, so if you have questions, ask in advance. 5. I've set up a post Q-Zar meetup for 4:30-8 pm that night. We typically leave Q-Zar and walk to nearby Todos Santos plaza and get food and run amok. 4:30-8 pm is a rough estimate, since Meetup doesn't allow for "when another meetup ends" in its time setup. We also don't know where we'll get food. Check that meetup; I'll leave a comment on it when we leave Q-Zar. 6. Between playing laser tag and... being in Contra Costa county in the summer, it might be warm, maybe even hot. I suggest wearing shorts, even if it ruins the all-black stealth look you were planning on wearing to be less obtrusive in the black lights of the arena.
As has become tradition, here's the meetup for the afterparty following laser tag. I've tagged the location as Todos Santos, and we usually play this meetup by ear. Depending on turnout, we might all fit in a restaurant like Spaghetti Factory. If there's a swarm of us, we usually break off, get food, and reconvene at one or more tables in Todos Santos. I'll put a comment in this meetup to let people coming to only this meetup know what's happening. Note: this is not for laser tag proper, but a dinner for people who can't make/don't enjoy laser tag. That way they can hang out with the folks who are getting a meal after hours of shooting children in the face with lasers. Your mileage may vary. Void where prohibited. If Laser Tag lasts more than 5 hours, stop and get comestible attention. Not FDIC insured. No cash value. Must be present to win.