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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!

National StreetPass Weekend!

National StreetPass Weekend

Nintendo is kicking off the Thanksgiving Weekend early by spreading the word that this weekend is officially a National StreetPass Weekend! Starting today, if you visit any local Nintendo Zone (which can be found at various retail and fast food locations such as Best Buy, McDonald’s and Starbucks, ask your local store and see if they have it!) you can get a StreetPass from someone from out of state or even another country! During National StreetPass Weekend, the StreetPass relays from Nintendo Zone get shuffled around and everyone gets a TON of StreetPasses! This will help everyone to complete all of these new Puzzle Swap puzzle panels that were recently released for Pikmin 3, Sonic Boom and Ultimate NES Remix! And if you’re a Pokemon fan, StreetPass is the ONLY way to receive the special Eon Ticket DLC, which unlocks a new island in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire!

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to participate in National StreetPass Weekend. If you’re in NYC, you can stop by Nintendo World Store and get a StreetPass there! Of course, you can also find StreetPass NYC members StreetPassing in the area, so the Eon Ticket DLC will probably be quite easy to find if you’re in the city this weekend!

Pokemon ORAS Eon Ticket

Long Islanders can also meetup with SPLI on Sunday, 11/30 for Eon Ticket StreetPass Day! We’re going to be at the lovely Townhouse McDonald’s in New Hyde Park from 4-6pm on Sunday and we will be distributing the Eon Ticket for anyone who joins us! We do ask that since we’re hosting this at McDonalds, if you plan to stay more than 15 minutes you must purchase some food. But if you want to quickly stop by just to get a StreetPass and then go on your way, that’s totally fine (and free) too!

We hope you all enjoy National StreetPass Weekend and have a Happy Thanksgiving as well!

What You Missed: The Legend of Zelda-themed Archery Competition

Zelda fans from across the tri-state area came together to show off their archery skills for the Legend of Zelda-themed Archery Competition, hosted by StreetPass Long Island and StreetPass NYC in Ozone Park, NY on November 17th.  Under the guidance of professionally trained archery experts courtesy of Proline Archery Lanes, StreetPass fans learned to shoot a Long Bow and participated in a tournament using Zelda-themed targets!  Check out some photo highlights below and visit the full album on our Facebook Page.

Proline Archery Lanes, Ozone Park, NY
StreetPass Leaders Debbie Gluzband and Jordan White taking aim during the practice round, with SPLI Admin Lance Eustache preparing to shoot.
Proline Archery’s professional instructors taught Legend of Zelda fans the proper way to handle the Long Bow.
In between rounds competitors played StreetPass games!
StreetPass members created custom target areas on Zelda villain characters for the Competition.
Those who shot their arrow in the target area of the Zelda target moved onto the finals!
The Competition was won by Daniel C. In second place was Mark R. and Jonathan P. received third place.
Competition winners were awarded with perler bead ‘medals’ made to look like the Hero’s Bow.
SPLI Leader Jeff Weinstein challenged the group to make a 20 yard trick shot – hit the eyeball on the Eye Switch target. He offered a $35 eShop Gift Card if anyone could hit the bullseye. Sadly, the prize went unclaimed and will be saved for a future challenge!
Group photo from the event. Thanks to everyone who came and stay tuned for the Second Quest!

Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds themed Archery Competition


Have you ever dreamt of shooting the Hero’s Bow in real life like Link in your favorite Legend of Zelda games? Here’s your opportunity!

On Sunday November 17th, StreetPass Long Island & StreetPass NYC are teaming up to host the first and only Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds themed Archery Competition (to celebrate the upcoming release of Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds which launches for Nintendo 3DS the following week on 11/22/2013).

The event will take place at Proline Archery Lanes, a reputable indoor archery range in Ozone Park, Queens, NY.  StreetPass Long Island & StreetPass NYC arranged for a private 2 hour session from 6:30PM to 8:30PM after the range’s normal business hours. The venue will provide 3 Olympic certified private instructors who will teach everybody how to safely and accurately shoot a standard long bow. The event will conclude with a friendly archery competition for Legend of Zelda themed prizes.

The event organizers negotiated a special group rate package with the venue and will be collecting $20 in advance per person (towards the venue’s fee) to ensure a spot, since space is extremely limited. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1388097304759087 for more details and to make reservations.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds themed Archery Competition will start promptly at 6:30PM at Proline Archery Lanes and will end at 8:30PM.

Proline Archery Lanes is located at 95-11 101 Ave. Ozone Park, NY 11416.
Please RSVP at the Facebook Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1388097304759087

StreetPass Panel Info!

New York Comic Con is less than one week away, and here at StreetPass Long Island we are so excited!  Co-Founders Debbie and Jeff are going to be panelists at the first-ever StreetPass Panel to be held at New York Comic Con, backed by Nintendo of America and The Pokemon Company International.  We hope that all fans of the Nintendo 3DS and Pokemon X&Y will come to this panel, exclusively at New York Comic Con!


Date: Saturday, October 12
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: New York Comic Con, Javits Center Room 1A10

Speakers: Debbie Lee Gluzband, Geoffrey Kappenberg, Jeff Weinstein, Jordan White, Keith C. Smithsen, Matthew Rodriguez

The Nintendo 3DS is more than a portable video game system. With revolutionary concepts such as StreetPass and the Nintendo Network, it has sparked more local and global social interaction among gamers than any other portable video game device before it. With the release of Pokemon X & Pokemon Y on October 12, 2013, join some of these social groups such as StreetPass NYC, StreetPass Long Island, Pokemon DS NYC and the Official NYC Pokemon Castelia League as they show how the newest entry in the Pokemon phenomenon will bring Nintendo fans closer together around the world!

SPLI Joins New York Comic Con Panel — “Nintendo Communities: StreetPass, Pokemon and Beyond!”

Aug. 20, 2013 – NEW YORK — The largest grassroots Nintendo fan communities in the NY Metro Region: StreetPass NYC, StreetPass Long Island, Pokemon DS NYC and the Official NYC Pokemon Castelia League; invite all Nintendo and Pokemon Fans to attend their panel “Nintendo Communities: StreetPass, Pokemon and Beyond!” on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM in Room 1A10 at New York Comic Con at the Javits Center.
Title: Nintendo Communities: StreetPass, Pokemon and Beyond!
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: 1A10
Speakers: Jordan White, Geoffrey Kappenberg, Jeff Weinstein, Debbie Lee Gluzband, Matthew Rodriguez, Keith C. Smithsen
Description: The Nintendo 3DS is more than a portable video game system. With revolutionary concepts such as StreetPass and the Nintendo Network, it has sparked more local and global social interaction among gamers than any other portable video game device before it. With the release of Pokemon X & Pokemon Y on October 12th 2013; join some of these social groups such as StreetPass NYC, StreetPass Long Island, Pokemon DS NYC and the Official NYC Pokemon Castelia League as they show how the newest entry in the Pokemon phenomenon will bring Nintendo fans closer together around the world!
“As someone who has attended New York Comic Con since it’s inception in 2006, speaking at one of the biggest enthusiast trade and community shows for subculture entertainment has been a dream of mine forever and now I have a chance to do it with not only a topic I am passionate about but with amazing talented people such as Geoffrey Kappenberg (StreetPass NYC), Jeff Weinstein (StreetPass Long Island), Debbie Lee Gluzband (StreetPass Long Island), Matthew Rodriguez (Pokemon DS NYC) and Keith C. (Official NYC Pokemon Castelia League)”, said Jordan White, Founder and Event Organizer of StreetPass NYC. “We are going to use this golden opportunity to cover a wide range of topics in the Nintendo community such as StreetPass groups, Pokemon X & Y, and upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. We are also going to have a large Q&A so Nintendo fans can ask their questions about the StreetPass Network and Pokemon groups. You also might even be able to win some of the goodies we will be raffling off!”
Details for the raffle giveaway during the panel as well as other Nintendo fan community-run activities at New York Comic Con will be posted at a later date.
StreetPass NYC and StreetPass Long Island are a subset of the much larger, global-wide grassroots StreetPass Network of meetings popping up all over the globe from Americas to Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.streetpassnetwork.com
Pokemon DS Meetup NYC is an network of Pokemon fans from the New York region who are dedicated to the community of Pokémon video game fans, enthusiasts, and competitors. For more information, please visit http://www.meetup.com/pokemondsnyc/
The Official NYC Pokemon Castelia League is the Pokemon Company Sponsored Trainer League in New York City and are a fun way to get involved in playing Pokémon games with other Pokémon fans. For more information, please visit https://www.pokemon.com/us/account/play-pokemon-leagues/6150/
New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our Show Floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give Fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City. For more information, please visit http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com

What You Missed: SPLI First Anniversary/Pokemon Party!

August marks the first anniversary of StreetPass Long Island, and we decided to throw a huge event to celebrate!  Since Pokemon is wildly popular in our group, and the new Pokemon X&Y games are due out this October, we thought it might be fun to host a Pokemon Generation 5 Send-Off Party for our First Anniversary.  The party included a PVGC Doubles Tournament, a Cosplay Contest, a Plushie Contest, as well as Trivia and Funfest Missions!  There was pizza, cookies, cake and prizes for all who attended!

Over 30 people came to play Pokemon, get StreetPasses and enjoy the party with us!
A Gaming Lounge was set up for casual Funfest Missions.
Matt and Ana, Leaders of the Pokemon DS NYC Meet Up Group, expertly ran the Tournament, which was also broadcasted live on an HD TV during the event.
The entire Tournament was streamed live by Clash Tournaments!
The Clash Tournaments staff also provided live commentary for each match!
StreetPass Princeton came out to Long Island to enjoy the festivities! Thanks for joining us!
StreetPass Princeton also generously provided a customized cake for the party! It was delicious, and quite a big hit with the hungry Tournament participants!
Members of StreetPass NYC came to hang out as well!
StreetPass Leaders Jordan & Debbie showing off some Pikachu cosplay!
StreetPass Long Island Co-Founder Jeff provided the delicious pizza! Thanks Jeff!
Of course a little Pokemon TGC was going on at the event as well!
Pokemon Cosplayers!
Some of the plushies pictured here were the big winners of the Pokemon Plushie Contest!
The Grand Prize winner of the Tournament was Rick G. (pictured here in the center, wearing a black hat) He is now a Pokemon Champion in StreetPass NYC, StreetPass Long Island and the Pokemon DS NYC Meet Up Group! Who would like to challenge Rick now??
We hope everyone enjoyed our First Anniversary Party! We had an awesome time thanks to all of the great friends who came to share this day with us! We hope to see you all at the next event!

If you weren’t able to make it to our First Anniversary Party (what a shame!) please visit Clash Tournaments on Twitch TV to watch a recording of the live stream!  We hope you enjoy it!

Part One: http://www.twitch.tv/clashtournaments/b/447708099

Part Two: http://www.twitch.tv/clashtournaments/b/447752564