So, as you may or may not know, NYC Comic Con arrives at the Javits center on Thursday, October 13th. ARCADE is happy to announce that we were selected to host a panel on Friday October 14th at 11 AM to 12 PM. The panel will be moderated by Tal Blevins and participants will include: Seth Killian, Henry Cen, Norman Burgess, Jamin Warren, and our very own Kurt Vincent.
If you don’t already know who Seth Killian is, he is the face of CAPCOM and a Street Fighter bawse (no literally, the SFIV boss Seth, is named after him).
Henry Cen is a New York City arcade legend and former manager of Chinatown Fair— he has played in every arcade in the city and lived through the golden age and downfall of arcades. Against all odds, Henry opened up his own Arcade, Next Level, and he will be discussing the role of arcades past, present, and future.
As arcades were dwindling in number, pockets of gamers were gathering in living rooms and basements. Norman Burgess’s uptown apartment is Harlem Arcade. Every Friday night, Norman hosts a gaming night with a dedicated group of gamers. These nights usually end around 7 am Saturday morning.
Gamers Don’t Read. This is the misconception Jamin Warren is out to dispel with his groundbreaking quarterly, Kill Screen Magazine. Jamin was an arts and entertainment reporter for the Wall Street Journal, was a columnist for GOOD magazine, and in addition was also a music critic for Pitchfork. The director of ARCADE, Kurt Vincent will be answering questions about our film.
See more about our Panel, Meet Me at the Arcade: here.