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!
It’s finally here! This weekend is Eternal Con, the Long Island Comic Con! As always, SPLI will be in attendance and hosting a panel! This year we are debuting the StreetPass Game Show, which will be at the Cradle of Aviation at 2pm on Saturday, 6/11 in Panel Room 1!
Our game show features a Family Feud format, so we hope you’re ready to guess the most popular answers to questions about Nintendo games! We will be selecting some contestants from the audience, so be sure to line up early for a chance to be picked. There is a Grand Prize at stake, so bring your A-game!
Not only will we be picking contestants from the audience, but the audience will also be selecting some of the categories of the questions too. We can wait to see which topics you think will stump the contestants!
How? There are two ways. They’re both easy! The first way is to get a ticket for Eternal Con, happening this June 10th – 12th! Some contestants will be randomly selected from the audience!
Want an even EASIER way? You can participate in the StreetPass Game Show Survey! Our game show is going to use the “Family Feud” format, so we need to survey the masses to find out the most popular answers to Nintendo-related questions! The survey will be open until early June.
If you aren’t a member of the SPLI Facebook Group, you might be missing out on upcoming event info! We’ve started posting event pages for some awesome meetups happening this summer… and stay tuned, because there may be a few more events that are yet to be announced!
May 25 – Amiibo Wars at Lizard Lounge – Once again we will be meeting up at the Lizard Lounge in Bohemia to battle our amiibo figures in an epic Smash Bros. competition! Starts 8pm.
June 3 – Night of the Nerds – Our favorite geeky concert series is back at a new location – Katie’s of Smithtown! We hear that this venue will be much better, which means more room to play videogames with SPLI!
June 10 thru 12 – Eternal Con – Long Island Comic Con is back and this year they’ve added a Friday evening to the weekend-long convention. There will be celebrity signings, vendors, and big news… SPLI is hosting a StreetPass Game Show!
August 13 – Long Island Retro Gaming Expo – Now in their second year, the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo is a great place to find and trade retro video games and of course SPLI will be on hand for some gaming tournaments!
Last weekend, the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City was host to the 2nd annual Eternal Con, which is Long Island’s pop-culture event of the summer! And just like last year, SPLI was there to represent and support our local Long Island con and we hosted two panels!
Our first panel was “Unleash the Power of Amiibo” where we discussed different Amiibo training strategies and recommended lots of great places to find Amiibo competitions and tournaments. We also had to use this opportunity to show off some of our Amiibo collections, as well as some awesome custom paint jobs!
The second panel hosted by SPLI was the “Ask a Pokemon Gym Leader” panel, which was extremely popular! We filled the room with Pokemon fans who came to learn more about new battle strategies and get tips on what Gym Leaders do to try and outsmart their opponents. It was a lot of fun and we were pumped to see some Pokemon Trainer cosplayers at the panel too!
Check out our photos from Eternal Con, and maybe next year you will join us in the fun!
SPLI has been very busy preparing for Eternal Con this weekend, June 13 – 14! We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting not one but TWO panels at Eternal Con this year! Both panels will be held on Saturday, June 13th in Panel Room #2. Read below for the deets!
2:00: Unleash the Power of Amiibo!
Nintendo’s Amiibo figures have created quite a stir in the gaming community this year! Retailers are scrambling to keep up with demand, customers are hunting and trading for rare characters, and Smash players are training their Amiibo figures hard for tournaments. StreetPass Long Island has been hosting a monthly Amiibo Tournament series on Long Island and we are ready to answer all of your questions about how to unleash the power of your Amiibo figures!
4:00: Ask a Pokemon Gym Leader
Do you have what it takes to be a Pokemon Gym Leader? You’ll need a strong team, a battle strategy, as well as experience to be ready for the challenge. The SPLI Pokemon League brings you some of their mono-type Gym Leaders to answer your battle questions, learn how to create team synergy, and maybe show you some new tricks to bring your Pokemon battle skills to the next level!
On June 14th and 15th, Long Island Comic Con was held at The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY. Known as Eternal Con, this new convention (only in it’s second year) featured many big name vendors and celebrities for pop culture fans to enjoy! StreetPass Long Island wanted to be a part of this amazing local event opportunity, so we hosted an encore presentation of the popular Pokémon X&Y: Competitive Trainer Seminar, which we originally performed at PAX East back in April.
If you weren’t able to attend the event (you should definitely try to go next year!) we have great news! There was a great videographer at the panel who posted the entire panel on YouTube!
Thanks to everyone who joined us at Eternal Con this year, we really appreciate your support! We hope you enjoyed the panel, and we plan to go even bigger at Eternal Con next year!
If you are a Long Islander who is a fan of New York Comic Con, then you might already know about Eternal Con. If not, then SPLI is here to keep you informed! Eternal Con is Long Island’s Comic Con, and this year it is going to be held at the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City on June 14th and 15th. Sounds like a great venue for super hero cosplay and photo ops!
Eternal Con is a fairly new convention and SPLI wants to help make it a success! We are planning to host a meetup somewhere at the convention, but details are TBD at this time. If you don’t have a ticket yet, you might be interested to learn that all Weekend (2-Day) Passes include a free ticket to Cosplay Night at CitiField to watch the Mets play against the Brewers on June 12th.