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Seventh Retrobörse In Vienna: 6th November 2016

October 25th, 2016 by Dieter in Events

Following the success of the Retrobörse in Vienna from 2009 to 2014, Austria’s capital will see its seventh Börse on Sunday, 6th November 2016. Like the previous one, this Börse will be held in the Längenfeldgasse 13 – 15, 1120 Vienna. Doors will open at 11 am and close at 4 pm. Entrance fee is only 4 Euros.

On more than 130 sales tables you will find items from the very first Pong systems up to the Playstation 3 era, both computer and video games, hardware and accessories.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enlarge your collection and chat with other enthusiasts about the whole video and computer games history.

Please visit www.retroboerse.at for more details.


Sixth Retrobörse In Vienna: 23rd November 2014

November 20th, 2014 by Dieter in Events

Following the success of the Retrobörse in Vienna from 2009 to 2013, Austria’s capital will see its sixth Börse on Sunday, 23rd November 2014. Like in the previous year, this Börse will be held in the Längenfeldgasse 13 – 15, 1120 Vienna. Doors will open at 11 am and close at 4 pm. Entrance fee is only 4 Euros.

On more than 130 sales tables you will find items from the very first Pong systems up to the Playstation 3 era, both computer and video games, hardware and accessories.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enlarge your collection and chat with other enthusiasts about the whole video and computer games history.

Please visit www.retroboerse.at for more details.


Fifth Retrobörse In Vienna: 8th December 2013

December 1st, 2013 by Dieter in Events

Following the success of the Retrobörse in Vienna from 2009 to 2012, Austria’s capital will see its fifth Börse on Sunday, 8th December 2013. Due to space reasons (the old location at the TU was already too small), this year’s Börse will be held in the Längenfeldgasse 13 – 15, 1120 Vienna. Doors will open at 10 am and close at 4 pm. Entrance fee is only 4 Euros.

On more than 130(!) sales tables you will find items from the very first Pong systems up to the Playstation 3 era, both computer and video games, hardware and accessories.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enlarge your collection and chat with other enthusiasts about the whole video and computer games history.

Please visit www.retroboerse.at for more details.


First Retrobörse In Linz: 14th September 2013

September 7th, 2013 by Dieter in Events

Following the success of the four Retrobörse in Vienna, Linz will see its first Börse on Saturday, 14th September 2013. Location will be the Tabakfabrik, Peter-Behrens-Platz 11/Ludlgasse 19, 4020 Linz. Doors will open at 10 am and close at 4 pm, the supporting programme goes until 10 pm. Entrance fee is only 3 Euros.

On more than 100 meters of sales tables you will find items from the very first Pong systems up to the Playstation 2 era, both computer and video games, hardware and accessories. Many sellers are in Austria for the first time so you can expect a lot of new items that were not available in Vienna.

For the first time in Austria there will be a big supporting programme, including a big retro games exhibition which was set up for the Ars Electronica Festival, free new games for the Commodore Amiga by Retroguru and Punktart, free issues of the retro magazine Load, games made by students of the technical college Hagenberg, playing Starcraft games with a cinema beamer on a big screen, the Austrian debut of the board game Whacky Wit, and a live concert by chiptune musician Markus Schrott after the Börse.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enlarge your collection and chat with other enthusiasts about the whole video and computer games history.

Please visit www.retroboerse.at for more details.


Fourth Retrobörse In Vienna: 8th December 2012

October 26th, 2012 by Dieter in Events

Following the success of the Retrobörse in Vienna in 2009, 2010 and 2011, Austria’s capital will see its fourth Börse on Saturday, 8th December 2012. Location will be again the Technical University Freihaus, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8, 1040 Vienna. Doors will open at 10 am and close at 4 pm. Entrance fee is only 3 Euros.

On more than 50 sales tables you will find items from the very first Pong systems up to the Playstation 2 era, both computer and video games, hardware and accessories.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enlarge your collection and chat with other enthusiasts about the whole video and computer games history.

Please visit www.retroboerse.at for more details.


Third Retrobörse In Vienna: 3rd December 2011

November 28th, 2011 by Dieter in Events

Following the success of the first and second Retrobörse in Vienna in 2009 and 2010, Austria’s capital will see its third Börse on Saturday, 3rd December 2011. Location will be again the Technical University Freihaus, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8, 1040 Vienna. Doors will open at 10 am and close at 4 pm. Entrance fee is only 3 Euros.

On more than 50 sales tables you will find items from the very first Pong systems up to the Playstation 2 era, both computer and video games, hardware and accessories.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enlarge your collection and chat with other enthusiasts about the whole video and computer games history.

Please visit www.retroboerse.at for more details.


Second Retrobörse In Vienna: 4th December 2010

October 7th, 2010 by Dieter in Events

Following the success of the first Retrobörse in Vienna in the course of Eurocon 2009, Austria’s capital will see its second Börse on Saturday, 4th December 2010. Location will be again the Technical University Freihaus, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8, 1040 Vienna. Doors will open at 10 am and close at 4 pm. Entrance fee is only 3 Euros.

On more than 40 sales tables you will find items from the very first Pong systems up to the Playstation 2 era, both computer and video games, hardware and accessories.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enlarge your collection and chat with other enthusiasts about the whole video and computer games history.

Please visit www.retroboerse.at for more details. You can also discuss about the Retrobörse in our forums, there is a German and English thread.


Eurocon 2009 Is Over

October 27th, 2009 by Dieter in Events

Eurocon 2009Eurocon celebrated its 10th anniversary in Vienna, Austria, from Friday 23rd until Sunday 25th October 2009. The convention was held in the Wombat’s The Lounge city hostel in the Mariahilfer Strasse. The preparations required much more work than those for Austrocon seven years ago, but the result was worth it. We think we had a diversified, interesting program and hope that all the attendees liked it.

I have made a page with the list of participants, my photos, four short video clips of the live bands and links to the photos of other attendees. Enjoy!


Eurocon 2009 And Retrobörse In Vienna

August 26th, 2009 by Dieter in Events

Eurocon 2009 LogoEurocon, the annual meeting of classic gaming enthusiasts from all over Europe (and beyond) celebrates its 10th anniversary! This year we will meet the 9th time in 10 years. After 2002 this is the second convention that will take place in Vienna, and for the second time I am part of the organisation team. Date will be the weekend from 23rd to 25th October 2009, location will be the Wombat’s city hostel in the Mariahilfer Strasse, one of the most famous shopping streets in Vienna.

On Friday the participants will arrive during the day, so there will be already a lot of chatting with old and new friends. In the evening we will visit the famous Prater for gaming in the arcades, having food and drinks, and maybe visit the Praterdome discotheque. On Saturday there will be a Retrobörse in the Technical University. The Retrobörse will be open for the public, but the first hour in the morning will be only accessible for Eurocon participants. Saturday evening there will be a Retroparty at the Wombat’s, open for the public, with 80’s music, live bands (electronic music), retro videos and retro games. Sunday the Eurocon program will continue with Show & Tell, contests, an auction and much more …

For detailed info please check out the official websites of the Eurocon and the Retrobörse.


Mamma Mia!

January 18th, 2009 by Dieter in Events

Mamma Mia!Over 30 million people world wide saw this smash hit musical since its 1999 London premiere, more than 100 000 of them attended the 45 sold out shows in Vienna three years ago. Now Mamma Mia is back in Vienna, from 15th January to 22nd February 2009 in the Stadthalle.

Somehow I missed the Vienna shows in 2005/2006, but being a huge ABBA fans since the late 1970s I had to watch it this time and bought tickets for the premiere on the 15th January. Let me tell you that it was a blast! The story is simple: On the day before her wedding, 20 year old Sophie wants to know which of three possible candidates is her father, so she invited them onto the Greek island where she is living with her mother. Core of the show are of course the 22 top hit songs by ABBA. The story is built so perfect around those songs that one could believe they were intentionally written for the musical.

Vienna sees the original English version as part of the international tour, with a terrific acting Donna (Sophie’s mother) and her two friends Tanya and Rosie (“Donna And The Dynamos”), as well as a brilliant singing Sophie, who sometimes comes close to Agnetha’s unreachable voice.

If you like the songs of ABBA or generally 70s/80s music, you should definitely get tickets for the show in Vienna or somewhere else around the world. You won’t be disappointed!