Atari Party 2011

Atari Party 2011
Attend

June, 11 2011
12:00pm-5:00pm

Yolo County Public Library,
Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch
Blanchard Community Meeting Room
315 East 14th Street
Davis, California 95616

(Learn how to attend!)



Cost:

Atari Party was free, and open to the public! Thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for helping make it possible. Please support our local library!

The prize drawing was also free. Raffle tickets will be handed out at the door at no cost. Congratulations to all the winners!


Notices:

Children
Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (Sorry, no dropping off your kids!) Game controllers have long cords, so be aware of tripping and other hazards. Small parts can be found in some game and computer parts, as well as craft projects that will be set up at the event; these can present choking hazards.
Content Notice
Note that some game or movie contents are not appropriate for young children. Almost all games predate the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board), so please use your best judgement. We'll do our best to constrain overtly violent games to the conference room in the back of the open meeting space.
Be Gentle
Keep in mind that the equipment and games brought to this event are from volunteers' private collections, and are 10-30 years old, so please treat them with care!
Photosensitive Seizure Warning
A very small percentage of people may experience a seizure when exposed to certain visual images, including flashing lights or patterns that may appear in video games. Even people who have no history of seizures or epilepsy may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause these "photosensitive epileptic seizures" while watching video games. These seizures may have a variety of symptoms, including lightheadedness, altered vision, eye or face twitching, jerking or shaking of arms or legs, disorientation, confusion, or momentary loss of awareness. Seizures may also cause loss of consciousness or convulsions that can lead to injury from falling down or striking nearby objects. Immediately stop playing and consult a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. Parents should watch for or ask their children about the above symptoms - children and teenagers are more likely than adults to experience these seizures. If you or any of your relatives have a history of seizures or epilepsy, consult a doctor before playing.

When:

Saturday, June 11th
12:00pm — 5:00pm

Volunteers and onlookers were welcome starting at 10:00am, when the library opened, to help set up and ready the room for the public. We had to be be completely cleaned up and out of the room by 5:30pm, when the library closed — no exceptions! Thanks for your understanding, and thanks to everyone for your assistance! We made it out with minutes to spare!


Where:

Yolo County Public Library, Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch
314 East 14th Street
Davis, California, 95616

Blanchard Community Meeting Room
(immediately to the left when you enter the library)

The public library is located on East 14th Street, between the Veterans' Memorial Center and the Davis Senior High School.

Directions:
  • From Sacramento
    • Take I-80 West towards San Francisco
    • Exit at Mace Blvd. in Davis, turn right
    • Mace beds to the left and becomes Covell Blvd.
    • Turn left at F Street
    • Take the first right, at East 14th Street
    • The library is on the right
  • From Woodland
    • Take Hwy 113 south towards Davis
    • Exit at W Covell Blvd / Road 31
    • Turn left onto W Covell Blvd.
    • Turn right at F Street
    • Take the first right, at East 14th Street
    • The library is on the right
  • From San Francisco
    • Take I-80 East towards Sacramento
    • At Davis, take Hwy 113 north (towards Woodland)
    • Exit at W Covell Blvd / Road 31
    • Turn right onto W Covell Blvd.
    • Turn right at F Street
    • Take the first right, at East 14th Street
    • The library is on the right
  • From San Jose
    • Take I-680 North towards Sacramento
    • Keep right at I-80 junction to head East towards Sacramento
    • At Davis, take Hwy 113 north (towards Woodland)
    • Exit at W Covell Blvd / Road 31
    • Turn right onto W Covell Blvd.
    • Turn right at F Street
    • Take the first right, at East 14th Street
    • The library is on the right
  • From the North Bay
    • Take Hwy-13 in Novato East towards Vallejo
    • In Vallejo, take I-80 East towards Sacramento
    • At Davis, take Hwy 113 north (towards Woodland)
    • Exit at W Covell Blvd / Road 31
    • Turn right onto W Covell Blvd.
    • Turn right at F Street
    • Take the first right, at East 14th Street
    • The library is on the right
Find it on a map:

Davis Overview

Library Detail
Parking:
There is plenty of parking in the library's parking lot, and on East 14th Street and other nearby streets.

To those bringing equipment, you'll be happy to know the Blanchard meeting room has an opening to the parking lot and sidewalk. Feel free to begin unloading your gear and leaving it next to that door prior to the library opening at 10:00am. (Just be sure it's not in the way of pedestrians on the sidewalk.)
Public Transit:
Check out the various forms of public transit that can get you to the library:
  • Unitrans P and Q lines
    (Stop at F and Covell, north of the library)
  • Davis Community Transit
    (Does pick-ups for those who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990)
  • Yolo County Bus
    • Route 42 - Woodland / Davis / West Sacramento / Sacramento / Airport
    • Route 43 - East Davis Express (Davis / Sacramento)
  • Amtrak, Davis, CA (DAV) station
  • Greyhound has a station in Sacramento
Try Google maps public transit directions.
Library links:

See also: "In and Around Davis" on the 'Links' page.


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