On Saturday, July 21, from 8-11 PM, Retro Games Plus will be hosting the latest ConnGo Trade Night event at their Newington, Connecticut location.
ConnGo is an event that welcomes videogame and collectibles fans of all types to browse not only Retro Games Plus stock, but also the wares of other fans. The event is essentially a free-to-attend flea market that allows people with items to sell to set up shop at no additional fee. Video games, toys, LEGOs, collectibles, and anything else related to pop culture are all welcomed for this event. Shareable snacks are also encouraged, though we would recommend avoiding snacks that may leave a residue behind on hands, like chips or Doritos, or snacks that could potentially make other messes that could damage goods. Baked goods are recommended.
The store itself offers 15% off everything in its stock during trade night. Although there is no information online right now about videogame raffles, tournaments, or competitions, the last ConnGo event hosted a competition for vendors and visitors for two free passes to Retro World Expo. There may also be live music during the event.
Finally, there are some things to note if you do plan on attending as a vendor. Management requests that tables no bigger than your average card table (36 inches/3 feet) are brought for items. If you insist on bringing a larger table, you must be ready to share the surface space with other vendors. Vendors also cannot set up before 8 PM. Kids are also welcome to attend this event, so that may be something to keep in mind when gathering items to sell or trade.
For more information on the July 21 event, please check out the event’s Facebook page here, ConnGo’s (Connecticut Gamers Organization) page here, or our thoughts on the last Trade Night here. If you can’t get enough of retro gaming in the Nutmeg state, check out the details for the store chain’s annual convention, RetroWorld Expo, here.