Saturday, February 24, 2024

ShowUp Announces Virtual Orlando Social Crawl

ShowUp, the new social platform for the amusement trade founded by Bob Cooney, is hosting a free social event on Tuesday, November 17th, from 7:00 to 11:00 PM. It’s the one of the last chances this year for amusement operators to have a drink with their friends, make new connections, play games, win prizes, and celebrate the close of the toughest year our industry has ever faced.

“IAAPA brings the entire global amusement industry to Orlando each November”, commented Cooney. There are more receptions, parties, dinners, awards events, drinking, eating, and playing than you can keep track of. It’s exhausting and exhilarating. And now we don’t have to miss it.”

The Virtual Orlando Social Crawl is for owners, operators, and employees of family entertainment centers, trampoline parks, karting centers, bowling centers, skating rinks, VR arcades, cinemas, and other location-based entertainment venues.

Designed to mimic an in-person industry reception, there is a reception hall with games and hosted gatherings, a speed-networking area, and tables that anyone can create and host so people can drop by, hang out, and talk. The entire event is video-based, so have your webcam and microphone.

Some of the sponsored fun experiences in the reception halls will be:

Face Place Marvel Adventure Lab photo booth

Arcade game trivia hosted by LAI Games

Willy Crash mobile arcade from Bay-Tek

Esports Bar hosted by VRstudios

Most Creative Cocktail Contest at Embed’s Happiest Happy Hour

Virtual Game Show from Fun Lab

There are also private events during the Social Crawl, like a virtual wine tasting hosted by Halleck Vineyards of Sonoma County and several client parties where companies will hand out awards and prizes.

To register go to

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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