Free Play Florida is brought to you by Byte Amusement Group, Inc. Byte Amusement Group is a 501c3 Organization, with the objective to produce educational, family oriented events whose proceeds provide charitable assistance to local non-profit organizations and people in need. To seek living individuals of historical significance in the creation, art, and manufacturing of amusement machines and allow them to relate their stories through a public venue; to provide educational opportunities about pinball, arcade and consoles, including mathematics, physics, electricity, and the history as reflected in the technology and art of amusement machines.

Free Play Florida is an exciting three day event that encompasses a complete pinball, arcade, and console gaming experience. Each year, dozens of classic and modern pinball and arcade games are made available for attendees to play. Attendees are invited to join in our pinball tournament, to sit in on several speaker panels that include gaming industry icons, and to visit and shop from a selection of vendors who are on hand to sell gaming machine parts, memorabilia, and themed art!

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 13:40

NEON Guest Spotlight - Owlnonymous

Owlnonymous is a renowned streamer in the retro gaming and pinball scene, who has been dedicated to showcasing classic retro games, arcade hardware, and MiSTerFPGA for the past seven years.

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 13:12

NEON Vendor Spotlight - Dyvex

A sleepy dude with too many hobbies, and lover of nerdy things. I'm a Vtuber and cosplayer who likes to make all sorts of goodies like handmade dice, charms, stickers, cups, and more!

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 13:10

NEON Vendor Spotlight - Nintenjoe

Are you ready for this? Tonight the vendor spotlight is on NINTENJOE who will be selling a massive stock of over 1000 games at #neonretrofest2023, including some very rare titles! Check out these photos to get a taste of what to expect!

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 12:59

NEON Vendor Spotlight - ByChrystal

ByChrystal sells acrylic paintings on canvas, framed prints of #artwork, stickers and handmade #jewelry and keychains of popular #anime! Check out more at

Saturday, 11 March 2023 18:41

NEON Guest Spotlight - G To The Next Level

We're thrilled to announce that GtoTheNextLevel will be a guest at @Neonretrofest2023!

A 20+ year gaming enthusiast and though a Sega fan first, G has a passion for all Retro Gaming. In addition to their YouTube Channel, G hosts regular gaming hangout streams live on Twitch.

In addition, G To the Next Level is an official #Capcom Creator, works along with #Sega for various charity efforts, and assists with historical gaming websites. G will be speaking at NEON about retro game collecting and is part of our retro Twitch meetup. Welcome, G!

The vendor spotlight is on Bucket Hat Forever! Dedicated to crafting bucket hats in a variety of styles and sizes, whether your style is fun, functional, nostalgic or futuristic, they are sure to have something for you!

Their stickers rock too. Check 'em out at

Sunday, 05 March 2023 22:36

NEON Guest Spotlight - Pastblaster

We're welcoming Pastblaster to our awesome guest lineup of retro and arcade Twitch personalities at NEON Retrofest 2023! Pastblaster is an arcade restorer, owner/operator of Flipping Great Pinball, and part of the Podouken Podcast!

Pastblaster will be on a panel discussing arcade collecting and preservation, but in the meantime, check out his stream featuring an awesome collection of candy cabinets at and arcade Podcast at Don't miss our retro Twitch meetup!
Sunday, 26 February 2023 04:18

NEON Guest Spotlight - Dan Eachus

Dan Eachus, family guy and working Dad, married to his wife Mandy and their 5 children Danny, AJ, Gabriel, Joshua and Gracie.  Born in 1979 a true child of the 80’s, he grew up on everything from G.I. Joe’s and Transformers to Voltron and Wheeled Warriors and Nintendo to Commodore 64.  In school, he was part of band and choir, and learned a variety of instruments and has a passion for music.  The 80’s and the nostalgia of the music, movies, art, and video games are at the heart and soul of Dan.  Always believing that 80’s music and styling would come back, he was delighted to see a glimpse of it in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.  From there, more and more nostalgia came into mainstream, and when Tron Legacy was released, his nostalgic joy was set in stone.

Being in the technology and business fields with his own website development company, Dan realized the power of YouTube and started his own channel Danman Tunes, a channel dedicated to electronic and video game music to promote his business and some music he made.  One day he searched out the Tron Legacy soundtrack, and the YouTube algorithm took him down the Synthwave Rabbit Hole, and he has never left.  Forming the electronic music collective Neutron Dreams with his best friend Christopher J Payne, Dan looked for a label he could call home.  That’s when he found Scott Forte and joined RetroSynth Records.  Since joining, Dan has used his business experience and education to grow RetroSynth Records, founded in May 2016 by Scott Forte, into what it is today, eventually becoming the President of the company.  Dan uses his networking experience and work together attitude to build connections and relationships with other labels and music influencers to not only lift everyone up on RetroSynth, but the overall Synthwave and RetroSynth music scene.

The Old Timey Computer Show is a 24/7 showcase of video tapes and films about computers, video games, digital art, and other ephemera from the 20th century, a celebration of the era when computers were new and the ways they would change the world were yet to be seen. The Opponent's passion project since May 2019, it hosts more than 2,500 videos totaling over 1,200 hours, every single video cleaned up, aspect ratio-corrected, and audio-leveled to create an endless marathon of retro tech media.

For The Opponent, it's not enough to simply preserve analog media for historical sake—it won't mean much if it's not presentable to modern audiences who don't actively seek it out. Whether you want to learn about computer history from the source, share your experiences growing up with technology with other viewers, or just have something on in the background that occasionally turns into a video game promo reel, the Old Timey Computer Show has something for you.

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