Contact:  David Kaelin


Phone: 512-428-4883


Join the largest retro gaming convention in Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 16, 2016) — Classic Game Fest (CGF), one of the largest classic video game conventions in the country, returns to the Palmer Event Center in Austin, Texas on July 30-31, 2016.  Wristbands for the retro gaming expo are on sale now.  Prices currently range from $10 to $25 for adults and kids under 12 are free, and they will go up at the door, so get your tickets now for best pricing. Interested attendees should visit or CGF’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram sites to purchase their advanced tickets.

Classic Game Fest will celebrate its 9th annual convention on July 30 – 31, 2016 at the Palmer Event Center in Austin, Texas.  CGF will feature a 45,000 square foot vendor and event hall to showcase and celebrate classic and retro video games.  Free play arcades and game consoles, gaming tournaments, video game vendors, artists, musical performances, special guests, and much more are planned for the convention.  

“Every year, we work hard to grow this event bigger and better than ever, and 2016 is certainly no exception!  CGF is an enormous celebration of the classic video games we all know and love from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and a bringing together of the entire gaming community.  This is a super-sized video game event for the entire family – the one place where the parents are clamoring to see and play the video games, and they are constantly showing their kids how it’s done!”  Says event founder, David Kaelin.

Classic Game Fest began in 2007 as a video game tournament and party and quickly grew into the largest retro video games convention in Texas.  CGF celebrates classic and retro video games with tournaments, vendors selling games and consoles, a video games museum, musical acts, costume contests and more.  CGF has previously featured acclaimed author, Ernest Cline, Atari video game programmer, Howard Scott Warshaw, and video game icon, Richard “Lord British” Garriot, as special guests.  CGF 2016 will be the largest convention in event history and is scheduled for July 30 – 31, 2016.