Something special is coming! Numerous hints have been dropped over the past couple of months from the Oliver Twins – at Radiant Worlds – and here at Flickering Myth we mentioned, back in September [see here], a rather cryptic message which was posted upon the Dizzy Facebook page.
Not only this when Flickering Myth recently interviewed Philip Oliver at PLAY Expo [Click here to read the interview] – about SkySaga – a question was asked related to Dizzy’s future, to this we were given just a date and time. Well now more information about this event has come to light, and any Dizzy fans may want to pay attention right about now.
On the 24th October, from 12 pm to 7pm at The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge, there is an event planned called “Let’s go Dizzy”. This ticketed event, limited to 125 places, will include a full day of retro gaming, with classic arcade machines, retro systems, LAN gaming, competitions, not only that there will be prizes to be won throughout the day.
You’ll also be in the audience for some of the Retro Gaming Greats as they talk about their histories, being involved in bringing the classics to your homes and their current projects. As yet the names haven’t been confirmed, but you can be rest assured that there will be some great names, for a start the Oliver Twins are going to be there.
Chris Wilkins, who also wrote, “The Story of Ocean” and “The Story of U.S. Gold”, for which you can read our review here, will be at the event to launch the Kickstarter for ‘The Oliver Twins‘ book. Along with the twins there will be people from their gaming history that were involved in bringing their games into the light. If you attend the talk – and the launch – there will be a free buffet provided, however I think most attendees will already be persuaded by finding out the history and evolution of both of the twins within the software business. If you do pledge towards the Kickstarter you will receive a special gift at the event.
On top of all of this the Oliver Twins are planning on making an announcement at 4pm, though they are not revealing – at this time – what this is exactly, though many Dizzy fans have our fingers crossed for a certain eggs name being mentioned.
Ticket prices for the day is £10 per adult, £6.50 for children. There are only 125 places up for grabs and all ticket sales money goes to the museum. If you want to get one of these very limited tickets click here.
You can buy the Fusion Retro Books published to date at the event and get them signed by the celebraties who are attending! If you already own the books you can bring them along too for signing. If you can’t attend the event but want to buy the books anyway you can do so here.
For more information and pre-event chat, see the “Let’s Go Dizzy” Facebook page.
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