I have been taking a little break for about a week or so and should be wrapping it up after my trip to Tulsa, OK next week. I’ll be slowly getting back in to the geeky swing of things.
Here are some updates on a few of my projects:
ARKon & A2F
ARKon has been postponed until 2011. A new day has not yet been chosen. We feel by postponing the event, we can make a better convention experience for next year.
Since ARKon has been postponed, several of us are going to Arkansas Anime Festival in Fayetteville, AR on Nov 19-21. Usually the Fall event is bigger than the Spring con. We’re going to start planning this weekend for it.
Arkansas Geek Central (AGC)
Arkansas Geek Central will be making a comeback. I will be reworking it to make it flow a bit better. It will still be using WordPress, but, the Forums will not be coming back. There are plans for a better set of calendars. One for Arkansas based events, and another for surrounding states.
The Kwadkades will be staying at Conway Gaming Center. The 3 standard cabinets (Mark I, II & IV) will be running regular arcade machines. Street Fighter II, Neo-Geo & Robocop will be the games/systems in those cabinets. Possibly this week Street Fighter II will be pay-to-play with some days set to free-play. The other 2 will be following when the coin-mechs get ordered and come in. I haven’t decided on what to do with the Mark III. This is mostly due to the monitor needing to be larger. Depending on my budget after my trip to Tulsa, I may see about getting a ~23″ LCD monitor for it.
I plan on building a small portable arcade machine running on Linux on a Beagleboard. I have not yet narrowed the game list yet. The games will either have to be Open Source or pre-compiled for the ARM processor.
The Stepmania and Vanguard Princess will be eventually making a comeback along with possibly another fighting game. I’m hoping to build some custom cabinets for these or using the Mark III.