Published on September 23rd, 2018 | by Rob Kwong0
A Video Game Con….It’s exactly what it sounds like
Had the chance to visit A Video Game Con, or AVGC, this past week and literally it is exactly what it’s called, and I was happily surprised. If you haven’t heard of AVGC, it’s about time that you did because it’s an up and coming convention that has been evolving to greatness for four years and it’s not even in it’s final form.
This is the first year that AVGC has filled the halls of the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Upgrading from Parsippany PAL in New Jersey, the Meadowlands Expo Center being a bigger venu definitely gave a lot more to convention goers. Having an entire floor of free to play games from old retro consoles like the Atari all the way up to new consoles and even PC’s running Starcraft. Not only did they have free console play but they also had free arcade play. They had oldschool favorites like a cocktail arcade with Centipede, The Simpsons Bowling, Double Dragon, Ms. Pacman, a couple of fighting games like Yu Yu Hakusho, Dragon Ball Z Fighters arcade, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Those were just a handful of the games that were available to play.
Along with games they had vendors as well, selling everything from amazing framed 3d art, commissioned drawings, and even hard to find old retro games. Some of the stuff you could find there was astounding. I saw old Famicom games imported from Japan, old consoles still in their original boxes, even original games that were still wrapped. Besides having a great array of vendors, AVGC also offered different types of panels, cosplayers, and music throughout the convention hall. There’s definitely something for everyone and a great place to hang out with friends. Next year if you’re in the Secaucus area I highly suggest dropping by and checking out AVGC.