Free Play Florida Retro Gaming Expo 2022 - Eventeny

Free Play Florida Retro Gaming Expo 2022

event Nov 18 4:00 pm - Nov 20 4:00 pm
(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
8101 World Center Dr, Orlando, Florida 32821, United States
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Hosted by Byte Amusement Group, Inc

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Dates
Nov 18 4:00 pm - Nov 20 4:00 pm
(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Location
8101 World Center Dr, Orlando, Florida 32821, United States

The barriers between the Gamerverse have broken and all realms of games are now colliding! Purchase your passport to journey “Across the Gamerverse” through the past, present, and future of pinball, arcade, and home consoles. Step into different times and worlds filled with wonder, amazement, and pivotal moments in gaming history while creating memories for your critical role in the future of the Gamerverse. Free Play Florida 2022 is a three day celebration of the history, artistry, competition, and creation of electronic gaming of all kinds driven by the enthusiastic gamers of the southeast. Over 250 arcades, pinball games, consoles and countless things to learn, play and see! This November 18th thru the 20th, Free Play Florida is being held at the beautiful Caribe Royale Resort conveniently located off 417 at World Center Drive. All of your classic and current pinball and arcade games will be on display all set to free play! Join the pinball tournament and compete with the best in the state of Florida, sit in on our speaker panels that include industry icons, and visit our valued vendors selling games, memorabilia, and some of the coolest themed art on the planet! “Free Play” is defined as “a setting on a gaming machine that allows it to be played without quarters or tokens.” When you join us at Free Play Florida, your admission includes unlimited “Free Play” gaming on hundreds of machines, including your favorite classic arcade cabinets, some of the most popular pinball machines of the last several decades, many of the hottest new arcade titles, and - of course- access to all of the other amazing entertainment and educational options we’ve put together for you! FPF is a presentation of the Byte Amusement Group, a Florida Non-Profit Organization run by volunteers.

Parking instructions
When you arrive at the resort, follow the signs to the convention center space towards the back of the property. There is plenty of parking in close proximity to the event, and we've negotiated the cost down to just $15.00 per vehicle for day guests; just make sure to validate your ticket before you leave! Unfortunately, no vehicle reentry is permitted. If you’ve booked a room at the resort, your parking is included!

COVID protocols
If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 you should not attend the event.

Tickets

Price: $10-150
Limited Edition Super Fan VIP 3 Day Weekend Pass and E.T. Birthday Celebration
$150.00 / each
66 days left
Non-refundable
This Limited Edition, first time offered, Super Fan VIP Ticket includes access to: - 3 Day Weekend entry - Admission to the Saturday Night After Party - Admission to a special birthday... + More
VIP 3 Day Weekend Pass and E.T. Birthday Celebration
$95.00 / each
65 days left
Non-refundable
VIP Ticket includes access to: - 3 Day Weekend entry - Admission to the Saturday Night After Party - Admission to a special birthday celebration for E.T. with a private meet and greet with... + More
Early Bird - 3 Day Weekend Pass
$60.00 / each
66 days left
Non-refundable
EARLY BIRD 3 Day Weekend entry ticket is valid at Free Play Florida all 3 days November 18-20, 2022. Includes a Free Play Florida 2022 show lanyard PLEASE NOTE: Saturday Late Night Party is a... + More
Early Bird - Friday Pass
$30.00 / each
66 days left
Non-refundable
EARLY BIRD Friday entry ticket is valid at Free Play Florida on November 18, 2022 from 4:00pm - 11:00pm. NOTE: Discounted price goes away September 5th.
Early Bird - Saturday Pass
$35.00 / each
66 days left
Non-refundable
EARLY BIRD Saturday entry ticket is valid at Free Play Florida on November 19, 2022 from 10:00am - 10:00pm. NOTE: Saturday Late Night After Party is a separate ticket. Discounted price goes... + More
Early Bird - Sunday Pass
$30.00 / each
66 days left
Non-refundable
EARLY BIRD Sunday FAMILY DAY entry ticket is valid at Free Play Florida on November 20, 2022 from 10:00am - 4:00pm. NOTE: Discounted price goes away September 5th.
3 Day Weekend Kids (5-12) Pass
$20.00 / each
140 days left
Non-refundable
Kids 5-12 years old Weekend entry ticket is valid at Free Play Florida all 3 days November 18-20, 2022. Kids 4 and under free admission with parent.
1 Day Kids (5-12) Pass
$10.00 / each
140 days left
Non-refundable
Kids 5-12 years old one day entry ticket is valid at Free Play Florida on any ONE DAY November 18-20, 2022. Kids 4 and under free admission with parent.
Saturday Night After Party
$20.00 / each
141 days left
Non-refundable
Saturday Late night adult ( 18+ ) party is valid at Free Play Florida on November 19, 2022 from 11:00pm to 2:00am with live music performances.

Marketplace

Interested in becoming an artist or exhibitor:
3 active applications
Vendor
Deadline: Nov 13, 2022
Free Play Florida November 18-20, 2022 Vendor Application
 
This year Free Play Florida is back and giving our visitors a passport to journey “Across the Gamerverse” through the past, present, and future of pinball, arcade, and home consoles. Step into different times and worlds filled with wonder, amazement, and pivotal moments in gaming history while creating memories for your critical role in the future of the Gamerverse! Please read all the content below as it will provide helpful information on how you can participate.
 
Vendor Requirements:
We are looking for vendors of all types, from pinball parts, to classic games, or collectibles, to showcase at Free Play Florida. We believe that our event will be a great opportunity for our vendors to sell to a dynamic community of retro gaming enthusiasts and hobbyists. Sorry no food/drink/candy vendors at this time.
 
Vendor Space Information:
(One) Table - 6 foot, with linens (Additional tables available for purchase)
(Two) Chairs
(Two) 3-Day Passes to Free Play Florida
Internet Connection - is an additional optional charge and not required
 
Pricing:
First table $100.00, Each additional table is $50.00.
Internet is $30 for wireless or $50 for hardwired.
 
Payment:
Payment is due within 30 days of your acceptance.
 
Cancellation/No Show:
Any cancellations need to be submitted in advance. Vendors who decide to “no show” without notifying Free Play Florida will not be eligible to participate at future events.
 
Hours of operation:
Vendor tables are expected to remain open for business throughout all three days of the event, during all posted operating hours. Delayed openings and premature closings are considered unacceptable without prior notification to and approval from Free Play Florida organizers.
Friday, November 18th 4:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday, November 19th 10:00am-10:00pm
Sunday, November 20th 10:00am-4:00pm
 
Vendor Setup:
The show hall will be open for vendor setup Friday, November 18th, 2022 starting at 10 AM. All vendors must check-in upon arrival to receive your table assignment and badges prior to unloading. The show hall will officially open at 4:00pm on Friday to ticket holders. Our team asks that each vendor is setup and ready for ticket holders no later than 3:30pm. Please keep this in mind and plan accordingly.
 
Other Information:
Restrooms are available in the ballroom lobby just outside the show floor. During select hours the venue will have food available for purchase in the ballroom lobby. Sit down dining and a quick service eatery are also available in the main lobby of the hotel. Parking for day guests is set by the venue at $15 per day, with no reentry. If you’ve booked a room at the resort it is included in your stay.
 
Jury Process:
Free Play Florida will be utilizing a Jury Process this year to assist in curating our participant vendors. We are looking to offer our attendees a variety of different items and services with a focus on gaming and pop culture. Notifications will go out to vendor applicants periodically leading up to the event. Since Free Play Florida is primarily a gaming event, we are only able to offer a limited amount of vendor spaces. Any vendor not selected may be placed on the waitlist should a space become available.
 
Legal Stuff:
By submitting this application, you agree to the following terms listed as follows:
I, the undersigned, agree to the terms and conditions of participating in Free Play Florida event hosted by Byte Amusement Group and release and hold harmless Byte Amusement Group from all claims, or action, which may hereafter occur by reason of any damage, loss or injury which may be sustained by the undersigned in consequences of being allowed to participate in Free Play Florida event. I also give Byte Amusement Group the right to use any photographs submitted by me or acquired from the internet for the purpose of advertising, web use and promotion of the show.Thank you for your interest in participating at Free Play Florida.
Indie Game Developer
Deadline: Nov 13, 2022
Free Play Florida November 18-20, 2022 Indie Game Developer Application
 
This year Free Play Florida is back and giving our visitors a passport to journey “Across the Gamerverse” through the past, present, and future of pinball, arcade, and home consoles. Step into different times and worlds filled with wonder, amazement, and pivotal moments in gaming history while creating memories for your critical role in the future of the Gamerverse! Please read all the content below as it will provide helpful information on how you can participate.
 
Indie Game Developer Requirements:
We are looking for Indie Game Developers to showcase at this year’s event. You must have a working game or program that our attendees can sample and bring your own setup to the event. We believe that our event will be a great opportunity for our participants to engage with a dynamic community of gaming enthusiasts and hobbyists.
 
Indie Game Developer Table Information:
(One) Table - 6 foot, with linens
(Two) Chairs
(Two) 3-Day Passes to Free Play Florida (additional passes can be purchased through Eventeny)
Internet Connection - is an additional optional charge and not required
 
Pricing:
Free Play Florida is a presentation of Byte Amusement Group, a nonprofit organization. Our nonprofit supports the local developer community by offering a free table at Free Play Florida to approved Indie Game Developers. Should you require internet the cost is as followed, $30 for wireless or $50 for hardwired.
 
Payment:
Payment is due within 30 days of your acceptance if internet is needed.
 
Cancellation/No Show:
Any cancellations need to be submitted by November 1, 2022. Indie Game Developers who decide to no show without notifying Free Play Florida will not be eligible to participate at future events. Late cancellations and no shows will be charged a $50 fee.
 
Hours of operation:
Indie Game Developers tables are expected to remain open for business throughout all three days of the event, during all posted operating hours. Delayed openings and premature closings are considered unacceptable without prior notification to and approval from Free Play Florida organizers.
Friday, November 18th 4:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday, November 19th 10:00am-10:00pm
Sunday, November 20th 10:00am-4:00pm
 
Indie Game Developer Setup:
The show hall will be open for setup Friday, November 18th, 2022 starting at 10 AM. You must check-in upon arrival to receive your table assignment and badges prior to unloading. The show hall will officially open at 4:00pm on Friday to ticket holders. Our team asks that each vendor is setup and ready for ticket holders no later than 3:30pm. Please keep this in mind and plan accordingly.
 
Other Information:
Restrooms are available in the ballroom lobby just outside the show floor. During select hours the venue will have food available for purchase in the ballroom lobby. Sit down dining and a quick service eatery are also available in the main lobby of the hotel. Parking for day guests is set by the venue at $15 per day, with no reentry. If you’ve booked a room at the resort it is included in your stay.
 
Jury Process:
Free Play Florida will be utilizing a Jury Process this year to assist in curating our participants. We are looking to offer our attendees a variety of different experiences with a focus on gaming and pop culture. Notifications will go out to applicants in August 2022. We are only able to offer a limited amount of free Indie Game Developer tables. Anyone not selected may be placed on the waitlist should a space become available.
 
Legal Stuff:
By submitting this application, you agree to the following terms listed as follows: I, the undersigned, agree to the terms and conditions of participating in Free Play Florida event hosted by Byte Amusement Group and release and hold harmless Byte Amusement Group from all claims, or action, which may hereafter occur by reason of any damage, loss or injury which may be sustained by the undersigned in consequences of being allowed to participate in Free Play Florida event. I also give Byte Amusement Group the right to use any photographs submitted by me or acquired from the internet for the purpose of advertising, web use and promotion of the show.Thank you for your interest in participating at Free Play Florida.
Artist
Deadline: Nov 13, 2022
Free Play Florida November 18-20, 2022 Artist Application
 
This year Free Play Florida is back and giving our visitors a passport to journey “Across the Gamerverse” through the past, present, and future of pinball, arcade, and home consoles. Step into different times and worlds filled with wonder, amazement, and pivotal moments in gaming history while creating memories for your critical role in the future of the Gamerverse! Please read all the content below as it will provide helpful information on how you can participate.
 
Art Requirements:
We do require at least 80% of the items sold at the artisan table to be made or customized by the attending artist. Due to a limited amount of space, artists who share a similar style of product may not be granted space to reduce frequency of comparable products. Gaming related artwork is preferred and food items of any kind are not permitted for sale.
 
Table Information:
Artist package includes the following:
(One) Table - 6ft long with linens
(Two) Chairs
(Two) 3-Day Passes to Free Play Florida (additional passes can be purchased through Eventeny)
Internet Connection - is an additional optional charge and not required
 
Pricing:
The table fee is $75.00. Internet fee, if requested is $30 for wireless or $50 for hardwired.
 
Payment:
Payment is due within 30 days of your official acceptance.
 
Cancellation/No Show:
Any cancellations need to be submitted in advance. Artists who decide to “no show” without notifying Free Play Florida will not be eligible to participate at future events.
 
Hours of operation:
Artist tables are expected to remain open for business throughout all three days of the event, during all posted operating hours. Delayed openings and premature closings are considered unacceptable without prior notification to and approval from Free Play Florida organizers.
Friday, November 18th 4:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday, November 19th 10:00am-10:00pm
Sunday, November 20th 10:00am-4:00pm
 
Artist Setup:
The show hall will be open for artist setup Friday, November 18th, 2022 starting at 10 AM. All artists must check-in upon arrival to receive your table assignment and badges prior to unloading. The show hall will officially open at 4:00pm on Friday to ticket holders. Our team asks that each artist is setup and ready for ticket holders no later than 3:30pm. Please keep this in mind and plan accordingly.
 
Other Information:
Restrooms are available in the ballroom lobby just outside the show floor. During select hours the venue will have food available for purchase in the ballroom lobby. Sit down dining and a quick service eatery are also available in the main lobby of the hotel. Parking for day guests is set by the venue at $15 per day, with no reentry. If you’ve booked a room at the resort it is included in your stay.
 
Jury Process:
Free Play Florida will be utilizing a Jury Process this year to assist in curating our participant artists. We are looking to offer our attendees a variety of different art styles and mediums with a focus on gaming and pop culture. Notifications will go out to artist applicants in August 2022. Since Free Play Florida is primarily a gaming event, we are only able to offer a limited amount of artists tables. Any artist not selected may be placed on the waitlist should a space become available.
 
Legal Stuff:
By submitting this application, you agree to the following terms listed as follows: I, the undersigned, agree to the terms and conditions of participating in Free Play Florida event hosted by Byte Amusement Group and release and hold harmless Byte Amusement Group from all claims, or action, which may hereafter occur by reason of any damage, loss or injury which may be sustained by the undersigned in consequences of being allowed to participate in Free Play Florida event. I also give Byte Amusement Group the right to use any photographs submitted by me or acquired from the internet for the purpose of advertising, web use and promotion of the show.Thank you for your interest in participating at Free Play Florida.

Volunteers

Interested in becoming a volunteer:
1 active application
Volunteer Application 18+
Deadline: Nov 17, 2022
Free Play Florida November 18-20, 2022 Volunteer Application This year Free Play Florida is back and giving our visitors a passport to journey “Across the Gamerverse” through the... + More

Other applications

Interested in participating in this event:
1 active application
Game Contributor
Deadline: Nov 03, 2022
Free Play Florida November 18-20, 2022 Game Contributor Application   Please read all the content below as it will provide helpful information on how you can participate.   Thank you... + More

Hosted by Byte Amusement Group, Inc

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Free Play Florida's mission is to educate the history, art, and science of arcade, pinball, and early computers through local events.