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Time Traveler 30th Anniversary Celebration

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Mission Control

515 N. Main St.

Santa Ana, CA 92701

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Come celebrate "Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day" on an evening of fun, food & drinks, excitement, laughter, role-playing & cosplaying...

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Please join us for this once-in-a-lifetime event & celebrate "Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day" on an evening of fun, food & drinks, excitement, laughter, role-playing & cosplaying in costumes, & hearing untold & unforgettable stories from the original performers & developers of the 1991 arcade game classic Time Traveler...

It was quite an interesting 17-month journey that I started on May 2020 of spending 85% of all my earnings & giving countless hours of searching & researching. It’s a lot to process & share, so first I’ll provide here my formal writing to introduce myself: Let’s start with many bits about me...

To begin things, I’m Peter Nguyen from California’s Orange County & a studious enthusiast of video games & all unique creativity of current pop culture. Many months ago in 2020, I watched a YouTube video that showed off many arcade games of the 90s. One of them was Time Traveler. I’m a huge fan of the creative 1991 arcade classic & I played it for the first time & many times later at Circus Circus & Mirage hotels in Las Vegas back in 1992. I loved Time Traveler for its innovative & unique creativity...

For one night only, let us all celebrate Time Traveler’s 30th Anniversary Celebration of its arcade release on "Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day", which is December 8th, 2021. The event will be fully non-profit & I’m personally organizing it with a special YouTube-live fan-gathering event here at retro arcade/bar Mission Control in Santa Ana CA where the remaining original cast of actors & the remaining original developers tell stories about how Time Traveler came to be & many other fun things with Q&As, photo ops, & autograph signings where most of the fans will be in costume & cosplay as anyone from past, present, & future...

So far, I have already reached out to all 21 of the original acting cast & all 22 of the original developers & they’ve all given me their positive & good-to-go response. And since July 6th 2021, I've literally found & identified all the performers & developers by first & last name. What we all personally look forward to, after we all hear their wonderful stories, is the great Signing Ceremony where a blue commemorative plaque is presented with all the names of performers/developers & their roles engraved & be ready to be signed by all honored guests with a white paint pen. The most exciting & unforgettable part is the signing be done in the presence of a chalice lit with green fire along with the presence of loved ones & fans as witnesses...

This is my very first time doing anything like this & I’ll do my best to provide the best & most comfortable & unforgettable experience for everyone. The real main focus of this event is not just a great reunion. This event is meant to restore the credibility, respects, recognitions, & immortalization that slipped away from the performers & developers of Time Traveler during 1991 & to have Time Traveler welcomed back into the great industry that is the video gaming community of this current generation. I did buy Digital Leisure’s DVD game of Time Traveler & like the arcade version, it did not include End Credits. In the end & within the pages of the promo book, End Credits will be fully restored...

May you all be blessed always…

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who are you?

My name is Peter Nguyen & I'm the organizer & producer of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Time Traveler. Currently, I’m a restaurant supervisor of my family’s Pho restaurant chain in California’s Orange County & a studious enthusiast of video games & all unique creativity of our current pop culture. In early 2020, I watched a YouTube video that showed off many arcade games of the 90s & one of them was Time Traveler. I’m a huge fan & I loved it for its innovative & unique creativity...

What is Time Traveler?

Time Traveler is a LaserDisc interactive movie arcade game. It was designed by Dragon's Lair creator Rick Dyer, developed by GTE ImagiTrek, & released in 1991, becoming "The World's First 3D Holographic Video Game". Its marketing & publishing was made by Sega. The game's action sequences were filmed in San Diego, CA with many actors & a small production crew of about 5 people…

Where will the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Time Traveler be held?

The 30th Anniversary Celebration of Time Traveler will be held at Mission Control, a retro bar/arcade located in Santa Ana, CA that carries its namesake from an arcade called Mission Control Amusement Center established in Westminster during the early 1980s. This location is chosen specifically because Mission Control Amusement Center in 1986 is where my love of video games & all my creativity that came afterwards was born...

Who are the honored guests attending the event?

The honored guests are the original performers & developers of Time Traveler. Each & every one of their names will be kept secret & will be revealed during a live YouTube broadcast of the event before an attending audience of their families, friends, & fans watching around the world. It took over a year to find each & every one of them because both arcade & DVD versions of Time Traveler did not include End Credits. Not sure it was mandatory to have End Credits in arcade games of early 1990s...

Will we get to meet with the honored guests?

Yes. After they finish telling their stories of how Time Traveler came to be & after their great Signing Ceremony, they will all be stationed at their designated signing tables to greet their loving fans, sign the autograph pages inside their fans' collectible promo books, & give photo opportunities. I recommend all fans/adventurers cosplay as their Time Traveler characters to give respects to their great works & to receive discounts on the foods & drinks catered at the event...

Why are you organizing & producing this?

The real main focus of this event is not just a great reunion. It is to restore the credibility, respects, recognitions, & immortalization that slipped away from all the honored guests during 1991 & to have Time Traveler welcomed back into the great industry that is the video gaming community of this current generation. The DVD game of Time Traveler, like the arcade version, had no End Credits. At the event & within the pages of the collectible promo book, End Credits will be restored...

Can we bring our kids to the event?

Yes. For December 8th only, children may attend, but since Mission Control is an age 21 & over establishment, all attendees must show identification upon arrival at the event's security stations to receive colored wristbands. Anybody attending without a wristband will immediately be escorted from the event. The colored wristbands are assigned specifically: PINK - Ages 21 & over. BLUE - Ages 18 to 20. YELLOW - Ages 17 & below (must be accompanied by an adult). Strict rules will be enforced.

Anything else we need to know about the event?

The event will also cover unspecified uncertainties. Most of the honored guests are elderly, so Emergency Services will be on standby if any uncertainties occur...

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