Classic Game Fest 2013 will take place on July 13–14 at the Palmer Events Center near downtown Austin. Wristbands good for admission the entire weekend including all events, tournaments, concerts, etc. will be sold for only $10 each and all children under 12 get in free all weekend (when accompanied by an adult). Plus, a portion of every wristband sold will benefit the Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation. Discount wristbands are on sale now at all Game Over Videogames retail stores and online.

The complete listing of all events and times for CGF2013 has just been officially released. The full schedule is as follows:


  • Artist Alley and Dealers room featuring classic and retro video games and related merchandise – games, systems, plushies, tshirts, figures, artwork, & more!
  • Apple Computer Fan Booth – see classic Apple computers from the 80s
  • NeoGeo Fan Booth – see & play on the amazing NeoGeo systems and find out why these were the biggest cartridges ever made!
  • Classic Video Game Museum – see all of the classics up close and show your kids and friends which ones you played “back in the day”
  • Children’s Coloring Station – something for the younger fans
  • Get to play your favorite retro systems such as Atari, NES, Genesis, and more!
  • “CA$H for GAMES” station where you can bring and sell your classic games, systems, and accessories for cash!
  • Live Music – both nights feature free concerts from amazing gaming/nerdcore bands
  • Classic arcade machines set up on free play!

DAY ONE – JULY 13, 2013

  • 10am – Doors open and CGF begins
  • 12pm – CGF Tournament #1 – Speed Runs and other retro challenges
  • 2pm – CGF Tournament #2 – NeoGeo League Bowling (8 Player linked battle never before attempted at a convention!)
  • 3pm – Official CGF Costume Contest – 2 brackets – Kids 17 and under and Adults 18+ – prizes announced soon
  • 4pm – CGF Tournament #3 – Tetris – 2-player Tengen Tetris Battle
  • 6pm – Artist Alley/Dealers room closes and after-party begins
  • 6pm – CGF After-Party #1 – Featuring live music from The Returners, Gimmick, and Descendents of Erdrick
  • 9pm – End of Day One

DAY TWO – JULY 14, 2013

  • 12pm – Doors open and CGF begins
  • 1pm – CGF Tournament #4 – NeoGeo King of Fighters 98
  • 3pm – CGF Tournament #5 – Super Smash Bros 64 (PRO level tournament)
  • 6pm – Artist Alley/Dealers Room closes and after-party begins
  • 6pm – CGF After-Party #2 – Featuring an all-star nerd-core/hip-hop live music showcase from Scrub Club Records featuring Madhatter, King Pheenix, and more
  • 8pm – End of Day Two

Full descriptions of each event including all tournament rules, signup info, etc. will be announced soon online on Facebook, Twitter, and on this website.

For more info on CGF2013 and for all media/press inquiries, please contact David Kaelin. Thank you so much for your interest and help in getting the word out about this awesome upcoming event!