After several months of examining the state of the pandemic and looking at their options, it has been confirmed that California Extreme 2021 will be a live event.
California Extreme 2021 will be a live event that takes place from October 16th to October 17th at the DoubleTree Hilton in San Jose. The event will once again feature over 600 arcade and pinball games along with panels featuring industry insiders. At the moment no guest list or panel schedule have been announced. Nor are the hotel blocks open for booking. More information about guests and panels will be available in the coming weeks.
Tickets for California Extreme are now available for sale online. Guests who want a souvenir badge must register before September 26th.
Due to the pandemic; guests will require to show proof of being fully vaccinated (last shot must have been given at least two weeks before the event) or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Attendees must also will wear a mask during the event. Due to the size of the new venue, a limited number of attendees will be allowed on the expo floor.
This is just one of many live events that are set to take place in 2021. As of September 9th, 70% of the California’s population has received their first dose of the vaccine while states has lifted most economic restrictions.
California Extreme is one of the largest showcases of classic arcade and pinball games in North America. The event brings together industry pioneers along with collectors of retro games and video game historians for one weekend.
To get a good idea of what to expect during the weekend, check my coverage of California Extreme 2017.
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