It’s that time of year again when the leaves begin to turn brown, things go bump in the night, and candy bars shrink down to “fun size”… it’s Halloween! And that means it’s time for Ground Kontrol’s first annual Halloween throw-down — Giga-Fright.
Sponsored by Floating World Comics, Voodoo Doughnuts, and Critical Hit Burlesque, expect a night of gruesome gaming, a killer costume contest, Halloween High-Scores, and your chance to spin Ground Kontrol’s Hall-O-Wheel for big prizes and a random Halloween themed video game challenge! Giga-Fright will be held from 7:00pm to 1:00am at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade, featuring a devilishly delicious food and drink menu and a multitude of manic prizes, all set to a freaky fun soundtrack from guest DJs Willy Joy (Kid Sister/Trouble & Bass), Epor, and Capcom D!
In addition, Ground Kontrol will be accepting entries for its first ever Console Costume Contest through the night of Giga-Fright. Dress up your favorite console in its Halloween finest and you could walk away with the grand prize – a brand-new Retro Duo combo NES-and-SNES system! All entries will be photographed for Ground Kontrol’s Facebook page, and may even be on display through the Halloween season! Stay tuned for more announcements and surprises here at Ground Kontrol’s website or at Facebook!
For more on the Console Costume Contest, including rules, visit the Facebook event page!
Update: High-quality prints of the original, amazing poster art you see above — illustrated by Zack Soto — will be available for purchase during Giga-Fright and throughout the Halloween season, or while supplies last!
Update, re: Costumes – Please be sure your mask can be removed before entering the arcade, and keep it off until it’s time to judge the contest! We need to be able to see your friendly faces for safety and security reasons. Thanks for your help!
What: Giga-Fright: Ground Kontrol’s Halloween Extravaganza
Where: Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade, 511 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209
When: Friday, October 28th from 7pm- 1 am.
Cover: No cover until 9pm! $2 cover from 9pm-close. 21+ only with valid I.D.