Last Saturday, 6/11 was the debut of the StreetPass Game Show, hosted by SPLI at Eternal Con! We were so excited to try out the new ‘Family Feud’ format on the crowd, and there were a lot of laughs!
We started the day on Saturday by spreading the hype for the panel dressed up in cosplay! Super Mario fans were excited to see Mario, Wario and Princess Peach! We handed out flyers and got ready for the show…
Panel Room 1 was filled to capacity – with people standing in the back! – at 2pm when it was time for the game show to start! We brought in a custom game board (made by SPLI’s own “Mario Maker Mario” Sean S.) to show off the top answers to our Nintendo survey questions. Using a random number generator, we picked our contestants from the audience and pitted Mario against Wario in a New York City vs. Long Island contest! Princess Peach hosted the game show, and Mario Maker Mario was the game show judge.
The game was a close one at the beginning, with teams going win for win. But as the questions got tougher, Team Mario (NYC) was able to steal questions and points from Team Wario (LI) and take the lead. In the end, Team Mario won the speed round and the Grand Prize! We gave away three Amiibo figures and Nintendo accessories to the lucky winners.
SPLI wants to thank everyone who participated, from the StreetPass gamers who filled out our survey to the audience members who helped us pick the game categories, as well as the contestants and the SPLI team who brought the show together! The StreetPass Game Show was a big success and we plan to do this panel at future cons. Keep your eyes peeled for more info!
This past weekend, on 8/15/15, SPLI celebrated our third anniversary! We decided to do something new this time by hosting a cosplay event at Adventureland! The Adventureland staff and regular customers were so excited to see us all dressed up! We even had our photo posted on the Adventureland Instagram page.
For your viewing pleasure, please take a look at our gallery of photos from the event. Next time, be sure to join us so you don’t miss out on the fun!! Just as a reminder, our next event is an Amiibo Only Tournament at Long Island Retro Expo on 8/29.
SPLI’s 3rd Anniversary is fast approaching! In past years we’ve celebrated with big Pokemon parties and tournaments, but this year we wanted to try something different. It’s quite clear that Long Island gamers are fabulous cosplayers, and since our cosplay events are always so much fun we decided to turn our group’s anniversary into a cosplay party! We’re calling our event “Nintendoland at Adventureland” because we plan on invading Long Island’s favorite amusement park in full Nintendo-themed cosplay!
Like Mario? Luigi? Metroid? Legend of Zelda? Pikmin? Wear your favorite costume to Adventureland and go on fun rides with your fellow cosplayers and Nintendo enthusiasts! We’ll be taking tons of photos, so bring your friends too! Just keep in mind that some costumes and props are NOT well suited for amusement park rides, so keep the safety of yourself and others in mind when choosing your cosplay. Also remember that weapon props will not be allowed in the park, so don’t bring that sort of thing please! If you have a specific question, please contact SPLI directly.
DATE: Saturday, August 15th / Rain Date – August 16th
TIME: 1PM – 6PM (or later depending on how it goes!)
WHERE: Adventureland – 2245 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale, New York 11735
PRICE: Free to Enter. Tickets must be purchased to go on amusement park rides. There is a Pay One Price option for unlimited rides for those who are interested.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Adventureland is open to the public, and most people in the park will not be expecting to see cosplayers running around. Please dress in family-friendly costumes! Please don’t be rude to random people in the park. People might try to take photos of you, if you are not OK with this, please reconsider your cosplay.
- If your costume includes a hat or props, please be sure to secure them before going on rides! Neither SPLI nor Adventureland is responsible for your cosplay props.
- You are not required to stay with the group. If you want to branch out and go on rides on your own with your friends, that’s totally fine!
- While the park is free to enter, please bring money if you plan on doing anything more than sit around. SPLI cannot pay for your tickets or food/drinks.
- Cosplay is NOT REQUIRED. You can wear whatever you want! But Nintendo costumes, t-shirts, etc. are recommended for optimal fun!
- Bring your 3DS for StreetPasses! That’s what we’re all about!
We are planning to meet up at 1PM at the front of the parking lot where you buy tickets. We will go into the park together as a group and take some photos. If you need to arrive late, you can come anytime. It shouldn’t be too hard to find the rest of the group members!
Have any questions about the event? Please comment here on the site or email us at info @ spli dot com! 🙂
SPLI is proud to announce that ZERO FRIENDSHIPS WERE RUINED at the Super Mario Cosplay Party with MP10 event, held this past Sunday at Game Hut in Babylon, NY. We had a ton of fun in our cosplay outfits, and we also got to try out the ever-exciting Bowser Mode in Mario Party 10!
Who’s excited for the release of Mario Party 10, hitting shelves today? SPLI sure is, and we are happy to announce that we are adding another event for March – this SUNDAY, 3/22 from 3pm – 6pm at Game Hut in Babylon! Note that this will be an OFFICIAL NINTENDO event!
Hosted by the Long Island Nintendo Rep Derek Z., we will be celebrating MP10 in style… and by that we mean Super Mario Cosplay, of course! Join SPLI as we dress up as our favorite Super Mario characters while trying out a demo of MP10. Will friendships be ruined???
Did we mention that there will be FREE GIVEAWAYS for all attendees? If you don’t have any cosplay outfits, Derek will have some Mario themed hats and shirts so you can still have some cosplay fun with us! Don’t wanna dress up? That’s ok too! You can still come and participate!
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 2015
TIME: 3pm – 6pm
WHERE: GameHut – 99 Deer Park Ave, Babylon, NY
Last November, StreetPass Long Island hosted the first Legend of Zelda Archery Competition event in Queens, NY. The event was so popular, everyone asked if we could do it again… so now we are proud to announce the Legend of Zelda Archery Competition – Second Quest! This year, we are going to learn to shoot the long bow at C&B Archery in Hicksville, NY. LoZ Cosplay is encouraged, so wear your best Link or Zelda costume and we’ll take some awesome group photos!
WHEN: Wednesday, November 19th at 7:30 PM
WHERE: C&B Archery in Hicksville, NY
PRICE: $18.50 per person, includes Archery Lesson, Equipment Rental and Shooting Range Time
For more information about the C&B Archery, please visit their website at http://www.cbarchery.net/