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! 🙂
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
This weekend is SPLI’s highly anticipated 2nd Anniversary event!! We have been very busy preparing for the big day, as we see this event as not only a chance to have a big party – but also to say thank you to all of our fans! For this event, we are planning to host tournaments for the two most popular game franchises on Long Island for Nintendo fans… that is of course, Pokémon and Super Smash Bros!
SPLI is hosting our 2nd Anniversary event at Empire Gaming (located at 337 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735) on August 17th from 12pm-6pm! We have lots of gaming activities planned, such as:
- Pokémon Triathalon
- Pokémon X&Y Singles
- Pokémon X&Y Doubles
- Pokémon X&Y Triples
- Triathalon Competitors must compete in all three tournaments using the SAME TEAM!!
- Competitors will be ranked based on performance of all three tournaments to crown the overall Pokémon Triathalon champion of SPLI!
- Triathalon Tournament Rules:
- Flat Rules
- Singles – 3 v. 3
- Doubles – 4 v. 4
- Triples – 6 v. 6
- Must use same team for all three phases of Tournament
- All Pokémon permitted EXCEPT Legendaries! Pokémon do NOT need to be Kalos-born!
- Registration open 12pm – 1pm
- T.O. JDubz
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Hosted by CROSSFIRE Smash Tournaments
- Registration open 12pm – 1pm
- T.O. theDuL0R
- Wii U Demo Station
- NoA Official Rep Derek will be hosting demos of the latest Wii U games, such as Mario Kart 8 and Wii Sports Club!
- There will be free giveaways!!!
- SPLI Lounge
- Don’t want to compete, but you want to hang out and get StreetPasses, freeplay random games and such? No problem! Come chill on the couches of the SPLI Lounge and play whatever games you like!
- Cosplay Contest
- Wear your favorite Nintendo related Cosplay! Best costume gets a prize!
We are working on some additional activities at the event too, but we want to save some suprises! One thing we will definitely tease right now is that we will be making a HUGE announcement at the end of the event, so be sure to stay to the end so you don’t miss out!
Remember, this is a FREE event open to all SPLI members. The Pokémon Triathalon will not have an entry fee, the prizes for this tournament have been donated by SPLI members. Please note that the Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament is being run by CROSSFIRE Tournaments and not SPLI, so please direct any questions regarding that tournament to our partners at CROSSFIRE!