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Amiibo Only Tournament at LI Retro Gaming EXPO!

If you haven’t purchased a ticket yet, stop delaying! This summer’s hottest retro gaming event is coming to Hauppauge, NY on August 13th and SPLI is going to be there hosting an Amiibo Only Tournament!

Visit the official website of the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo to buy tickets, learn more about the event and see a list of vendors that will be participating. This event is amazing for retro gamers and collectors alike, with a show floor filled with retro games to purchase, as well as various retro gaming tournaments to show that you still have the skills after all these years!

Of course, SPLI is a little more about current gen gaming, so be sure to bring your Nintendo 3DS and an Amiibo to the event too! We’re going back to basics with our Amiibo Only Tournament, since we have a really cool GRAND PRIZE to give to the winner! The 1st place winner will receive a trophy and a Legend of Zelda lithograph!

Tournament Rules:

  • Level 50 Amiibo Recommended
  • One (1) Amiibo per Entrant
  • Custom Moves & Stats are LEGAL
  • 2 Stock – 6 Minute Time Limit
  • Stage: Small Battlefield
  • No Items
  • Single/Double Elimination format depending on number of participants

Entrants must stay in the tournament area while their Amiibo fights in the tournament. If an entrant is not present for their matchup, they will be disqualified. SPLI is not responsible for lost or mixed up Amiibo figures.

We will have an official start time soon, so stay tuned for more details! To be sure that you don’t miss any important information, please RSVP to our event page for the expo!

Just for fun, here’s a little video made by a local production company with some fun ‘man on the street’ interviews from last year’s Long Island Retro Gaming Expo!

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What You Missed: The StreetPass Game Show!

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…

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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!

The StreetPass Game Show – Saturday at 2pm!

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!

Have any questions about the panel? Please ask away on our StreetPass Game Show event page on Facebook, or comment below! See ya on Saturday!

StreetPass Game Show Survey

SPLI is super excited to announce that we will be hosting the first ever StreetPass Game Show at Eternal Con 2016! The best part is that YOU can participate!!

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.

TAKE THE STREETPASS GAME SHOW SURVEY NOW!

Night of the Nerds – Triforce Heroes Tournament Rules

Looking for a fun night of gaming, cosplay, music, drinks, comedy and burlesque??? Then join SPLI at Night of the Nerds at the Velvet Lounge in East Setauket on April 8th!

At this event, SPLI will be hosting a fun side event – a Triforce Heroes Tournament! Challengers will be formed into teams of three and the team with the best score wins!

Here are the official rules posted on our event page:

Triforce Heroes Tournament Rules

StreetPass Long Island will be hosting a Triforce Heroes Tournament for Nintendo 3DS systems! Here’s what you need to know:

– This game supports Download Play, so you do not need to own a copy of the game! But you do need to bring your Nintendo 3DS system to the event to participate.
– This is a TEAM game, so you will be set up with two more players to play cooperatively on a specific stage.
– If you happen to have two friends that you want to team up with, that’s no problem! Just let us know at registration.
– Winning team will have the highest score at the end of the stage. The score is a combination of your remaining fairies and how many rupees your team collected on the stage.

Tournament Ruleset:
– Stage: Woodlands – Buzz Blob Cave
– Outfit Restriction: Hero’s Tunic ONLY!
– Time Limit: Not set, but teams taking an inordinate amount of time may be disqualified.

Note: Triforce Heroes Tournament Rules are subject to change. See tournament organizers for full details at the event.

12742823_1114367805260570_5651054418010056413_nRegistration will begin at the start of the event, and the Tournament will start at approximately 9:30PM. Look for the SPLI tournament organizer Debbie (aka Gluxbox) cosplaying as Link to get registered.

SPLI Upcoming Events

Wondering when the next StreetPass Long Island event will be? There are lots of fun events planned for SPLI members, so here’s all the info you need!

March 20 (2pm to 5pm) – Amiibo Tournament at A Store of Fire and Dice

Bring your trained Amiibo figures and battle in a singles format tournament (1 v 1, 3 stock, 6 minute max) to see which Amiibo has the most skill! A prize will be awarded to the winner! ASOFAD is also running a regular Smash tournament for those who wants to get a taste of the action for themselves.

March 23 (8:30pm) – Amiibo Wars at Lizard Lounge

The Amiibo Wars tournament is back at the Lizard Lounge! Bring up to 4 Amiibo figures to battle it out in 8-Player Smash mode. $5 Entry Fee. Also enjoy drink specials and karaoke throughout the event. 21 and up only, please!

April 8 (8:00pm) – Night of the Nerds at The Velvet Lounge

Those who have been to a Night of the Nerds event before know about all the awesomeness – including awesome bands playing live, classy burlesque dancers, and of course incredible cosplay! We’ll be hosting a video game tournament at the event as well, keep an eye out for more details!

April 9 (5:00pm) – Monster Hunter NYC 3rd Anniversary

To celebrate their group’s 3rd Anniversary, Monster Hunter NYC is collaborating with local StreetPass groups such as SPLI and SPNYC (and others!) to host an epic event at McMahon’s Public House in Brooklyn! Tournaments that have been announced include MH4U, Smash Bros. and Pokemon!

Long Island Retro Gaming EXPO!

SPLI’s next event is coming up quick! On Saturday, 8/29 Long Islanders can join SPLI at the Long Island Retro Gaming EXPO in Hauppauge, NY. This day-long convention is jam-packed with retro gaming activities! There are retro game tournaments and challenges, a retro game swap meet, cosplay contest, and of course… a SPLI Amiibo Only Tournament!

SPLI’S AMIIBO ONLY TOURNAMENT GRAND PRIZE IS A DARK PIT AMIIBO – COURTESY OF LONG ISLAND RETRO GAMING!!

Tickets are required for entry, and early bird registration (only $15) is open NOW! Click here to register!

Here are all the details for the Amiibo Only Singles Tournament that we’ll be hosting at the convention. One Amiibo per entrant, double or single elimination depending on total number of entrants for the Tournament.

Amiibo Only Singles Tournament Rules:

  • Registration open 12pm. Tournament will start at 2pm! Sorry, we cannot accept new entrants once the tournament begins.
  • Level 50 Amiibo Recommended
  • One Amiibo per Entrant
  • Custom Moves & Stats are LEGAL
  • 2 Stock – 6 Minute Time Limit
  • Stage: Small Battlefield
  • No Items
  • Single/Double Elimination format depending on number of participants

Click here to RSVP on our event page today to let us know that you’ll be joining us! There will be rental Amiibos available for the Tournament for those who are in need! See you then!

What You Missed: Nintendoland at Adventureland!

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.

 

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Nintendoland at Adventureland!

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.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/717436768402953/


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! 🙂

Night of the Nerds

Have you heard about the Night of the Nerds? It’s an amazing event – presented by ICON and Mr. Oblivion – celebrating music and gaming, while raising money for underprivileged children! StreetPass Long Island is happy to be a part of this event, and we are going to be hosting an Amiibo Only Tournament!

WHEN: Thursday, July 16th – Doors open 7PM

WHERE: 89 North Music Venue – 89 N Ocean Ave, Patchogue, New York 11772

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1428303160811969/

This event features live music, cosplay, raffles, gaming and more! Tickets are $10 at the door and the proceeds are going straight to the 826NYC and the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company charity. The event is at 89 North which is a great venue in Patchogue, so this is going to be a fantastic LI gaming event!

Come show your support… and don’t forget to bring your Amiibo! We will be running our classic Singles Tournament format at this event because…. *drum roll please* Night of the Nerds is providing a prize! The winner of the tournament will take home a $20 gift card to Play-N-Trade! Depending on the number of participants, this will be either a single or double elimination tournament.

Tournament Rules:

  • Registration open 7pm. Tournament will start at 8pm! Sorry, we cannot accept new entrants once the tournament begins.
  • Level 50 Amiibo Recommended
  • One Amiibo per Entrant
  • Custom Moves & Stats are LEGAL
  • 2 Stock – 6 Minute Time Limit
  • Stage: Small Battlefield
  • No Items
  • Single/Double Elimination format depending on number of participants

Even if you don’t have an Amiibo, you can still come hang out and get StreetPasses from us! We will also have a limited number of SPLI Rental Amiibos, which are some from our personal collection that are fully trained and ready to battle. If you want, you can borrow one of these Rental Amiibos to participate. There will be lots of awesome entertainment at the event too, including live bands and a cosplay contest! Don’t miss this amazing charity event right here on Long Island!

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