For those who don’t live in the Tri-State area or, more specifically, the Northern/Central New Jersey area, AVGC (or “A Video Game Convention”) is a smaller sized video games themed expo in the Parsippany area. Created and organized by Paul Solo, the convention has entered its second year.
After starting last September, it picked up a fair amount of buzz and attention pretty quickly. In both 2015 and 2016, it was held at the Parsippany Police Athletic League center. However, there has been discussion on if the convention must relocate much like other favorite expos in the past. Last year, it had an incredible attendance and had an unprecedented crowd to boot! Guests like “King of Kong”, Billy Mitchell, were live at the scene. Arcade machines lined up a whole gymnasium room. A live orchestra among various bands jammed in the day, while a burlesque show took stage at night. Panelists from all corners of the web took to the main hall and the conference room by the gym. It was vintage gaming bliss. At the time, the then-new expo had already found a proper niche and audience. This year, AVGC returned; back and better than ever! Jump ahead to continue.