I couldn’t seem to find a thread for New England, so I’m starting one now.
I live in Saint Johnsbury, VT, and I am looking to start putting together a good consistent scene. I’m hoping to jump-start the scene for VT and New England in-general by running monthly events that will include as many games as possible. I used to do this on Long Island, NY and it went pretty well. So here’s to hoping my experience can help create a solid fighting community here too.
I work in the kitchen at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT, and was thinking that would be an excellent venue for a monthly event. But it would help if I can see how many people would be interested in showing up for such a thing. And I have no problems working together with you all on a different plan. Maybe you want the events to run at a different frequency and/or venue? Let’s talk about it and figure this out. Another possibility for venue could be in White River Junction, VT since there is an Amtrak train that stops there. Or at the least, I would be willing to go down to said train station and pick people up the night before the event. (the Amtrak stops at White River only one time a day, and it’s like at 8:00pm) There is a hotel near me that is only $50 a night or $55 for 2 beds. There’s also a big Comfort Inn near me, maybe I can arrange to hold the event there. I don’t know, let’s keep brainstorming.
Also tell me what games you all want to see at events. I’m cool with anything as long as we can get a hold of the game and system. Right now, I can tell you that I definitely want to see…
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Version 2012
Soul Calibur 5 (this is what I personally will be maining for the time being)
Mortal Kombat 9
Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3
Dead Or Alive 4
King Of Fighters 13
(prefer to run on PS3s but I won’t be against using a 360 if we can’t get enough PS3s. And yes I know DOA4 is 360-only)
I also would love to run tourneys and/or casuals for lesser known games like Arcana Heart 3, Super Dragon Ball Z, and I dare say even more random oddballs like Ehrgeiz. But we’ll see how things go with TV availability and if there’s even interest for such games. And by the way I am a HUGE Virtua Fighter fan, so I will be pushing big time for VF action once Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown hits consoles this summer. Like I might go as far as putting some extra money in the prize pot for that game myself.
But anyways, step 1 is to generate interest. So let’s spread the word and get people talking about the idea of a scene and a consistent event for this area.