Twin Galaxies Entertainment Festival Special VIP CODE!


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A new classic gaming and arcade festival will be held at the Museum of Pinball in Banning, CA on
October 2, 3 & 4, 2015! The Twin Galaxies Entertainment Festival tickets officially go on sale July
1st but we’ve got a special PRE-SALE VIP code just for you. Check out the special guest list too!

Your special VIP PRE-SALE CODE is: BillyMitchell

All day freeplay.
Access to almost 800 games
Live musical acts.
And, special guests.
Plus, there will be tons more:
All new tournaments and prizes.
Multiple food trucks.
Live putting tournaments.
Live basketball competition.
And, more than a few surprises!

The Early Bird VIP Ticket Package Includes:BillyMitchell_Promo

3-day admission (Value: $50/day).
3-day parking pass (Value: $10/day).
Custom VIP limited edition event lanyard.
VIP-only event t-shirt.
Advanced entry each day.
Access to VIP-only area at festival.


Special Guests:
Walter Day, Billy Mitchell, Jace Hall, Tommy Tallarico and more!

Event Dates & Time:

October 2nd (2pm-12am)
October 3rd (10am-2am)
October 4th (10am-7pm)

Location Information:

Twin Galaxies Arcade and eSports Event Center at the Museum of Pinball
700 South Hathaway
Banning, CA 92220

We’ll keep you up to date as information becomes available!

Remember Your special VIP PRE-SALE CODE is: BillyMitchell

© 2015, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

Keeping Family Movie Night “Family-Friendly”

the parent trap

We do family movie night here. Each week we take a turn and pick the movie we are going to watch as a family. With two young ones yes we tend to watch a lot of cartoons and as a Disney fan I tend to pick those too. We’re really careful about what we watch as we are really not ones for foul language in movies. I like movies where I can just sit back and enjoy it with my family without having to worry about when the next foul word is going to come up and if the kids will hear it or it will go right past them (well I could only really hope that second part happens).

I’ve talked to my husband about all the great movies I watched as a kid with my family. Some, ok maybe most of them he’d never heard of. I usually give in and let the kids pick when it’s my turn. But finally I gave in to my husband’s prodding and thought about all those movies I kept telling him about. I searched on Amazon Instant Video for the movies I used to watch and sure enough they were there. Can’t get them on Netflix, believe me I looked. But is it worth the $3 for a movie at home with the kids? Of course it is!

the parent trap

I picked out a movie I hadn’t seen since I was little but had no trouble remembering every scene. Yes, it ended up being a Disney flick, with me would you expect any less? We watched the original version of The Parent Trap with Hayley Mills, Brian Keith and Maureen O’Hara. Oh how it took me back to when I was little. I laughed at the same scenes as when I was young. I remember the words to the song in the movie. I really, thoroughly enjoyed myself.

And you know what? So did my kids and so did my husband. All this time I thought the movies I enjoyed would bore them, it didn’t. Now I’m not saying they will love every movie I did as a kid but now I’m really looking forward to my turn coming around again. Thinking about all the great movies I used to watch.

My mom was big on musicals when I was growing up, my hubby not so much so I may have to hold off on those for a just a bit but I can think of plenty of Disney flicks of years gone by that my kiddos haven’t seen yet. Next up? I’m thinking Swiss Family Robinson. That was good one.

Family flicks like: Father Goose, The African Queen, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, How to Marry a Millionaire, Oklahoma, Old Yeller…

What about you? What movies did you watch as a child that you would share with your kids? I’d love to have a few more in my back pocket. ;-) And I know I’ll forget about a ton of them.

© 2015, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

It’s a 35th Birthday Bash for PAC-MAN™!

Billy Mitchell Pac-Man


On May 22, 2015, PAC-MAN™ – one of the most iconic videogame characters in history – will celebrate his 35th birthday. And boy is it going to be a HUGE celebration. A worldwide celebration in fact.

In Tokyo – the city of PAC-MAN’s birth – audiences will join in the fun by attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest Human Image of PAC-MAN on May 21, 2015.  At the event at Tokyo Tower, actor Shingo Yanagisawa and popular comedian and social media sensation Naomi Watanabe will join hundreds of moviegoers to create the largest PAC-MAN ever created by human beings.

In Chicago, Professor Toru Iwatani, the creator of PAC-MAN, and BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT INC. will be at Level 257™, a brand new dining and entertainment facility created by NAMCO USA INC. inspired by PAC-MAN. A special 1980s-style event on Friday evening from 7pm-midnight will include gaming industry VIPs, free game play including a chance to play the fabled 255th and 256thlevels of PAC-MAN, PAC-MAN’s official 35th birthday cake, live performances of the 1982 hit song “PAC-MAN Fever” by the original artist, Jerry Buckner of Buckner & Garcia and a personal appearance by PAC-MAN himself!  The celebration continues the next day with celebrity discussion panels, photo opportunities, prizes and game play contests including opportunities to play against the legendary gamer Billy Mitchell, the first person to ever achieve a “perfect score” on PAC-MAN.  

Billy Mitchell Pac-Man

In partnership with Dave & Buster’s, all 75 locations across North America will celebrate the big man’s birthday by offering a free play on the over-sized, multi-player PAC-MAN BATTLE ROYALE arcade game to all guests with a Power Card. In addition, fans nationwide will have the chance to enter to win thousands of D&B Dollars to celebrate all summer long.

In the UK, PAC-MAN will celebrate his birthday with a special thrill – he’ll be launched into space.  PAC-MAN’s journey will be captured by a special GoPro camera unit and shared on his birthday.

 And in Spain, four of that country’s biggest YouTube stars will face off on the game for the ultimate bragging rights.  As they engage their followers to look on, both online and in person, there could be as many as 21 million watching the videogame competition.

Finally, from Paris at the French Open, Serena Williams, who has a cameo role in Pixels, is planning a special greeting for her co-star.

And speaking of Pixels, have you checked out the official trailer yet?

If you are in the area of Level 257 at the Woodfield Mall, Shamburg, IL you are not going to want to miss it!

© 2015, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.