This weekend the Electric Football World Championships are in town. The action’s all taking place from July 29-31 at the Four Points by Sheraton (4700 South Laburnum Avenue). You can get tickets and more information online.
One thing I truly loved about RVANews was our willingness to cover the non-mainstream. The perfect example is electronic football. There are two article in the archives and pretty much all your questions can be answered.
First off there is Electric Football: This convention’s gonna be a ball by Hayley DeRoche that looks at last year’s convention and the attraction of the sport.
McGhee feels the convention is a place for a real kaleidoscope of people. “It’s a really good hobby. If you’re an artist type, we’ve got things for artists; if you’re a collector, we’ve got things for collectors. If you like competition,” he added with a chuckle. “We’ve got a lot of competition.”
Follow that up with a wonderful in depth look at the art of the sport I’ve pulled this old story Bzzzzzz: an Electric Football art show by Nathan Cushing for you to browse.
Way before ESPN, Madden video games, and even the Super Bowl itself, millions huddled around a small-scale football field they’d pump with electricity and watch as teams of plastic men vibrated and jostled to either their charged failure or electric glory.