Frequently Asked Questions.
When is Classic Game Fest.
The next Classic Game Fest is on OCTOBER 10-11
What Times Can I Go.
Classic Game Fest will be open on Saturday from 10:00am – 6:00pm for all VIP and Saturday badge holders. (VIP passes get in early at 9am Sat only!) It will open again from 10:00am – 5:00pm on Sunday for all Badge holders.
Where Will Classic Game Fest take Place.
The event will be hosted at the Palmer Events Center near downtown in Austin
Please note: Enter the building from westbound Barton Springs Rd
What Kind of Games can I Expect
Check out the schedule for the latest lineup.
Past events have included classic games such as The Legend of Zelda, Contra, MegaMan, NBA Jam, Street Fighter II, King of Fighters 98, Mortal Kombat, Super Smash Bros.
64,Super Mario Kart, and more.
Do I Need to Purchase a Badge to Attend.
There are 3 badge types for purchase: A VIP badge
which grants you access to the convention early on Saturday and can be used all weekend, a Saturday badge, and a Sunday badge.
All badges will give you full access to all games, events, tournaments, and concerts.
As always, kids under 12 get in FREE both days but sign up for a kids pass and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
How Much do Tickets Cost.
The pricing for CGF2020 is as follows: Weekend Pass: $25 in advance ($30 at the door) Saturday Only: $20 in advance ($25 at the door) Sunday Only: $10 in advance ($15 at the door) Kids Under 12: FREE Both Days *Taxes and fees not included.
(PRO-TIP: ticket prices will be HIGHER at the doors on the days of the event, so please BUY ONLINE in advance to save money!!) When do I Pick Up My Badge.
Badges may be picked up at the Palmer Events Center (just look for the “Badge Pickup” table in front) on Fri, OCT 9 from 3pm-8pm; Sat, OCT 10 from 8am-6pm; and Sun, OCT 11 from 9am-5pm.
Bring a print out of your QR code receipt if possible for faster check-in. Also, you will need your name, email, and/or a photo ID to pick them up.
Can I Pick up Someone Else”s Badge For Them.
No. Please plan ahead and remember that each badge must be picked up by the individual listed on the wristband registration.
You cannot bring their photo ID to claim their wristband.
Will Badges be Sold at the Door.
Yes, badges will be sold at the door, but we cannot guarantee availability during the event – we may sell out.
In order to ensure a badge will be available, please pre-order ahead of time.
If we do sell out during the event, we may continue to post badge updates online.
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Something Came Up – Can I Get a Refund.
We’re sorry, .
But Classic Game Fest has a strict no-refund policy
Is there a Code of Conduct.
Yes, and that information can be found here.
Is there a Floor Map.
Yes, and that can be found here.
Is There an Age Limit.
While we try and make activities family-oriented and fun for all ages, some games do contain violent content (e.g., Mortal Kombat).
Kids under 12 are welcome to participate with parental approval and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Will There be Free Parking.
Limited street parking is available near the Palmer Events Center at no cost
Paid parking is available for $8 per day in the parking garage located next to the venue.
Entrances can be found on Riverside Drive near South 1st Street and Barton Springs Road between Bouldin and Dawson Streets.
Local buses make frequent stops nearby and bicycle parking is available at bike racks located outside the entrances to the parking garage. Plus, UBER and LYFT are great options too.
Enjoy 70,000 square feet of retro video games and fun at the Palmer Events Center
Overlooking Lady Bird Lake and the downtown Austin skyline.
The Palmer Events Center is conveniently located only a short walk from many hotels
restaurants, bus stops, and bike rental stations.
PALMER EVENTS CENTER.
900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704 HOTELS.
Find family-friendly accommodations nearby.
Embassy Suites Austin Town Lake.
Extended Stay America Austin Town Lake.
Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown.
Hyatt Regency Austin.
Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel
RESTAURANTS & FOOD TRAILERS.
Enjoy many popular restaurants within walking distance.
Terry Black’s Barbecue.
Short Bus Subs.
Sno-Beach Hawaiian Shaved Ice.
Terry’s Burger Stand.
Green Mesquite BBQ and More.
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
Toastie’s Sub Shop.
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