8-Bit was the golden age of video games. Systems like NES and Sega Master System were revolutionizing home gaming and taking the world by storm and characters like Mario, Link, Donkey Kong, and Megaman are still very popular today!! And the music from these old systems have become sampled and rearranged, chopped, and mixed to create music like chiptunes and other forms of music! Even old systems like the Gameboy have been modded and turned into instruments to create said music!! Well the Omaha Sexy Nerd Society is celebrating this culture with a nerdcentric, video game filled, midi pulsing night of fun!! Here is what to expect....
- This is a 21+ event. Admission is $5 plus tax pre-sale or $10 at the door. Come in your coolest 8-bit themed clothes or accessories or in costume as your favorite 8-Bit game character or as an original 8-Bit avatar!!
- Cosplay Contest!! - The person with the best 8-Bit Costume (Character or Original). Winner will receive a $20 bar tab, a retro gaming prize, and a badge to CONgregation 2016 EXODUS - Epic Journeys In Sci-fi And Fantasy (total of $100)!!
- Performances from 8-Bit Pop Punk band The SuperBytes, Progressive Nintendo Rock from Pure Brown, a Chiptunes set from Mike and Laser of THIRST THINGS FIRST, Mike Ekoh of O Force, and 8-bit burlesque from Surreal De Sade!!
- Retro Gaming stations on projector and monitors with all your classic favorites. Free play AND retro gaming competitions on games like Super Mario, Contra, Mike Tyson's Punch Out, and more for nerdy prizes!!
- Amazing vendors Pop Culture Exchange bringing retro nerd merch as well as amazing retro and modded games to play and create chiptunes music on!
- The awesome designers from Elite Party Gear will be selling their custom geek mash-up hat pins and other geeky items!!
- 8-Bit Themed Drinks and Decorations.
- Food truck to quell your gaming and drinking munchies (vendor TBA)
This is just the 1st stage!! We have not even unveiled all the power ups yet!! Stay tuned right here for announcements and info!