Philadelphians: Prepare for a Truly Epic Game of Pong
Not beer pong, you alcohol-obsessed people! 70s-style electro paddle pong. Which makes sense, because the occasion for the giant game is Philly Tech Week, taking place in late April. Here’s how the tournament will work: Register to play before April 12th (fewer than 100 admitted), then head to the Art Museum steps on April 19th and April 24th, where the game will be projected on the 437-foot Cira Centre, across the Schuylkill.
Frank Lee, a Drexel Professor who co-founded the school’s Game Design Program, is the brains behind the operation. Here’s a refresher course, for those of you who weren’t alive during the
game’s sport’s heyday. (Being stoned and in college not a requisite for entry.)