For vintage game geeks, events can’t get much better than the Northwest Pinball and Arcade show. The annual, weekend-long gaming event features all things pinball and arcade games, from decades-old classics to new releases — and it’s coming up on June 8, 9 and 10 at the Tacoma Convention Center.
The family-friendly event features more than 400 pinball and arcade games, some dating all the way back to the 1950s, alongside dozens of one-of-a-kind games and rare games and the newest debuts from pinball and arcade manufacturers.
Attendees can also enter raffles, play in five different pinball tournaments, see a record number of high score attempts, hear from national speakers and rub elbows with more than 4,000 collectors, players and fans.
Read more about the event — including a games and speakers list — and see ticket options here.
That’s one of the highlights from our GeekWire community calendar, the spot for geek and tech events in Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest. See the full calendar here, submit your event here and keep reading for more suggested events over the next few weeks.
Stories of Resilience: Indigenous Womxn Marching Forward
What: “Join us for an evening of stories from resilient and powerful Indigenous women! These stories will be told by Native women, resisting the colonial mindset and forging new pathways that are rooted in the ancient traditions of our ancestors. Modern expressions of the visions of those who have gone before, reclaiming what was lost and reframing for the generations to come. The stories have been curated by Colleen Echohawk-Hayashi and Abigail Echo-Hawk. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Chief Seattle Club and the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI).”
When: May 23, 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Impact Hub Seattle
The Future of Meat
What: “For this Food Tech Seattle Meetup we’ll be exploring an issue which as been getting a lot of media buzz: the future of meat. Meat consumption is on the rise, though demands for alternatives have never been higher — how will these conflicting demands, combined with emerging technology, change the way we create and consume meat? Join us for some free food and drink, network with other food tech folks and listen to a conversation about the future of meat.”
When: May 24, 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Galvanize Seattle – Pioneer Square
University of Washington Electrical Engineering Capstone Fair
What: “What does the future of electrical engineering look like? Join us Friday, June 1, 4:00-6:30 pm, for our annual Capstone Fair to meet the innovators of tomorrow… We will be showcasing over 50 projects. Our students have partnered with industry professionals and faculty to develop cutting-edge projects in transportation, space communications, IoT, machine learning, health, genomics, AR/VR, robotics, cloud computing, environmental sensing, home automation, gaming and more. You will see poster presentations and demos of these. Learn more here.
Please RSVP now for this open and free event by May 28.”
When: June 1, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Husky Union Building (HUB), UW Seattle Campus
Olympia Comic Festival
What: “It’s the 2018 Olympia Comics Festival, the Northwest’s longest-running alternative comics event! Come meet and greet and be dazzled by many talented folks eager to show you their contributions to the sequential art form!.. For more info, see www.OlympiaComicsFestival.org !”
When: June 1, 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Olympia Center
Xconomy EXOME Presents: What’s Hot in Seattle Biotech
What: “From health tech to high tech, and from basic research to biopharma RD, we’ll look at what’s hot, and what’s next, for Seattle life sciences. Join Xconomy on June 12 to discuss these provocative issues and more with the Emerald City’s top life science entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, and public health officials.”
When: June 12, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Cambia Grove