Past Events

Bit Fest

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
5pm to Midnight at Aeronaut Brewing Co.

jeans-webThe inaugural Bit Fest was a blast with 18 of 22 Arcade games surviving transit and running through the night. Favorites included Ms. Pac-Man, Tetris, and Mortal Kombat II. The brewery was also filled with console games including 8-player Saturn Bomberman, Mario Paint, Tempest 2000, Sonic 2, Powerstone 2, Street Fighter II, Streets of Rage 2 and a ton more.

Events included video game trivia presented by Mike D. from Old School Game Show and the Wheel of the Worst Fighting Games Ever. The Indie Game Collective also celebrated their holiday party at the brewery that night with interactive games and art installations.

Vendors: High Energy VintageBazaar Game TradingComicaziThe Daily RobotRows by Rose, and Appoképriation.

News & Blog mentions: Boston Magazine, Dig BostonBDCwire,

 

Bit Fest 2: Electronic Boogaloo

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Noon to Midnight at Aeronaut Brewing Co.

BF2-AnnouncementBit Fest returned for an all day event in the middle of blizzard season with the addition of two 4-player arcade games: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom. The multiplayer indie favorite Towerfall played on a projector all night while a 16-player Mario Kart 64 tournament occurred on another. The bizarre Typing of the Dead with double Dreamcast keyboards was a crowd pleaser. Classic games like Donkey Kong Country and more obscure oddities like the Virtual Boy rounded out the night. A last minute appearance by a Macintosh Plus was a fun surprise.

Vendors: High Energy Vintage,  Replay’dThe Daily RobotDapper PixelGolden Game Barn and 8 Bitty Games

News & Blog mentions: Dig Boston, Cheap Thrills Boston, RevlBosStaying Square in MA

 

Bit Party at the Salon

Saturday March 7th, 2015
8pm to 1am at Phillipostyle

bitparty

The back room of Phillipostyle in the South End of Boston was used as the bit lab leading up the Bit Fest 2. In cooperation with them we threw a party to coincide the Pax East 2015.  We supplied the food, drink, and games. Attendees donated to support the event.

 

Game Night at Trident

Thursday May 7th, 2015
7pm to 11pm at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

tridentBit Fest lugged 3 arcade games and a pile of classic console games to the second floor café of this Boston institution.

 

 

 

 

Bit Fest 3: おたく Like Me

Thursday June 4th and Friday June 5th, 2015
4pm to 11pm at Night Shift Brewing

BF3-owlVendors: High Energy VintageReplay’d, and Dapper Pixel.

News & Blog mentions: Take Magazine

Bit Fest Summer Nights: Electrofuture Beach Party

Thursday July 9th and Friday July 10th, 2015
4pm to 11pm at Night Shift Brewing

Bit Fest Summer Nights: Electrofuture Beach PartyVendors: The Daily RobotDapper PixelDigital Art Lords, and High Energy Vintage.

News & Blog mentions: Examiner.com