May 2nd, 2015 —
Yolo County Public Library,
Mary L Stephens
Davis branch —
Thanks to our many sponsors,
we will be holding a free prize drawing again this year!
Attendees will be given raffle tickets (they're free!), and
will have the chance to win prizes.
Note: Unless otherwise noted, items are used and
pre-owned. (But hey, they're free!)
- How It Works
- Since we have a number of prizes that are meant for
specific platforms (e.g., "Space Harrier" cartridge for
Atari 8-bit and RGB-to-Component video converter for Atari ST),
attendees will be able to pick which kind of prize they'd like a chance at
winning (so they don't go home with something they can't use).
Attendees will each receive two raffle tickets (for free!), and can choose
which category/ies of prize(s) they want a chance at winning.
(e.g., if you really want an Atari 8-bit item, you could
put both tickets in the "A8" category, to double your chance at winning one).
Attendees break each of their two tickets in half, retaining one half of each,
and placing the other halves in receptacles for the category of prize(s)
they want a chance at winning.
During the drawing, ticket halves will be drawn from the receptacles, and
their numbers will be called. Attendees with the matching ticket half
win. In situations where more than one prize is available in a category,
the first winner in that category gets first pick, the second winner
gets to choose from what's left, etc.
- The prize drawing is free. Attendees receive raffle tickets upon
entry, up until the time of the drawing. You must be present during the
drawing to claim your prize — if no one claims a prize, another
ticket will be drawn.
Prizes suitable for owners of Atari 8-bit series of computers
(400, 800, XL, XE).
Space Harrier game on AtariMax MaxFlash cartridge for Atari 8-bit
of Eight Bit Fix,
has donated a copy of
Space Harrier, an
amazing conversion of the
1980s Sega arcade game
to the Atari XL/XE line of 8-bit home computers. It's installed on
Maxflash programmable cartridge.
Prizes suitable for owners of Atari 16/32-bit series of computers
(ST, TT, Falcon).
Atari ST RGB-to-Component Video Converter
Sal, of the Northwest
Retro Computing and Video Game Club in
northern Oregon/southern Washington, has created a
device that converts Atari ST's RGB video output into
modern component video, which will be sold by
Video 61 &
It works on all Atari ST, STe, TT (with 13pin Adapter), and Falcon (with
13pin Adapter) Systems, and no RF modulator is required.
Atari SLM804 Laser Printer
Bob Conner, friend of Atari Party, donated an
SLM804 laser printer, along with an SLMC804 controller
(for connecting to later STs' ASCI ports), and a toner
Prizes most anyone would want; no classic computer necessary.
Retro Link Atari to PC USB Cable
Rob McMullen, of the
(dedicated to video games for, and the history of, the Atari 8-bit line of
home computers) has donated some USB cables that allow Atari-style joysticks
to connect to PCs via USB.
Raspberry Pi Model B computer
Rob McMullen, host of the
is also donating the
that he's bringing to Atari Party, as a prize give-away!
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into
your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be
used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your
desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games —
including emulating Atari systems, like the 2600 (via
the 5200 and 8-bit computers (via
and more! (The Model B is the higher-spec variant of the
Raspberry Pi, with 512MB of RAM, two USB ports and a 100Mb Ethernet port.)
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Atari VCS/2600 & games
John Reed and Bob Conner, friends of Atari Party, kindly
bestowed a pair of Atari VCS/2600 game systems to
Bill Kendrick, party coordinator. The working parts have
been assembled into this mega prize package, which includes:
- Atari VCS/2600 ("heavy sixer" model)
- Power adapter
- TV/game RF switch
- Game cartidges (nearly 30!)
- Adventure, by Atari [J]
- Asteroids, by Atari [J]
- Backgammon, by Atari [P]
- Berzerk, by Atari (Stern license) [J]
- Breakout, by Atari [P]
- Combat, by Atari [J]
- Defender, by Atari (Williams license) [J]
- Dodge 'Em, by Atari [J]
- Donkey Kong, by Coleco, Atari Corp. release [J]
- Fire Fighter, by Imagic [J]
- Home Run, by Atari [J]
- Indy 500, by Atari [D]
- Joust, by Atari (Williams license) [J]
- Jungle Hunt, by Atari (Taito license) [J]
- Kaboom!, by Activision [P]
- Keystone Kapers, by Activision [J]
- Maze Craze, by Atari [J]
- Missile Command, by Atari [J]
- Outlaw, by Atari [J]
- Pac-Man, by Atari (Namco license) [J]
- Space Invaders, by Atari (Taito license) [J]
- Super Breakout, by Atari [P]
- Taz, by Atari (Warner Bros license) [J]
- Video Pinball, by Atari [J]
- Warlords, by Atari [P]
- Word Zapper, by Vidtec [J]
- Worm War I, by 20th Century Fox [J]
- Yars' Revenge, by Atari [J]
- CX-40 joysticks (x2) [J]
- CX-30 paddle (1 pair) [P]
- CX-20 driving controllers (x2) [D]
- Manuals for all games (most printed from PDF)
Advanced Gravis Switch Joystick
Zach Johnson, friend of Atari Party, is donating an
Advanced Gravis Switch Joystick, for use with systems compatible
with Atari joysticks (Atari 2600 & 7800, Atari 8-bit and 16/32-bit
home computers, Commodore 64 and Amiga, Sega Master System & Genesis,
etc.) or with modern computers using Atari-to-USB solutions like
Terrible Nerd is tech journalist-turned-Web publisher Kevin Savetz'
biography of personal computing, gaming, and online adventures as a
child in the 80s, and follows the author as an Internet pioneer in
the early 90s and into his present-day Web success.
The Art of Video Games, plus autographed book plate
David Maddox, friend of Atari Party, has donated a copy of
of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect, a beautiful,
216 page, 10"x10" hardcover book. Full of images of, and information
about, four decades of video games, it was conceived by the curator of
the Art of Video Games exhibit held in 2012 at
the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.
Chris Melissinos, author
of The Art of Video Games has kindly offered
to send a signed book plate to the winner of the book, too!
No Starch Press,
publishers of fine computing books, has donated a copy of
for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming,
a lighthearted introduction that teaches programming essentials through patient,
step-by-step examples paired with funny illustrations, all using
that makes the Web awesome, your favorite sites interactive, and online games fun.
Super Scratch Programming Adventure!
No Starch Press,
publishers of fine computing books, has also donated a copy of
Super Scratch Programming
Adventure!: Learn to Program by Making Cool Games,
a full-color comic book that teaches kids programming fundamentals as
they make their very own playable video games. This book uses
Scratch, a free programming environment
designed by the MIT Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten group, and designed
especially for ages 8 to 16.
Digital Game Museum t-shirt
Game Museum, headquartered in Santa Clara, CA,
preserves, presents, and studies the history and evolution of digital
games and explores the impact of games on individuals, communities,
and society. Show off your interest in video game history by wearing
a DGM t-shirt! (And don't forget to
become a supporter
of the Digital Game Museum!)
Philip Louie is bringing some Atari goodies (swag), which will
most likely be given away as individual items. It includes:
- Atari stickers for kids
- Atari ST balloon
- Atari ST pamphlet
- Atari XE pamphlet
- Ballblazer poster
- Final Legacy poster
- Dig-Dug poster
were small plastic blocks that are representative of pixels. They can
be linked together to form both 2D and 3D shapes.
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