Monday, October 5th saw KCRW holding a fund raiser at Up-Down, Kansas City's newest barcade. They specialize in arcade games, pinball and craft beers. Where else can you play Galaga while drinking a Santa Fe Java Stout? There was a skee ball tournament with prize packages given out to the top three players (yours truly took fourth, won a Dreadnought Dorothys poster. I've always been better at pinball than skee ball). Fun was had by all and the event was a success. Thanks to the generosity of Up-Down, KCRW managed to raise money to send The All-Stars to St. Paul in November.
The All-Stars are still hard at work getting ready for The Sacrificers from California. I recently spoke with team co-captain Xcelerator and she told me of how they are refining their game. "We did a great job leading into Divisionals, but after watching bout footage from the tournament, we know we can be even better."
Together with co-captain (and Divisional MVP) Bruz Her and coaches Just Jim and Shortbus, I'm sure that The All-Stars will be ready for whatever they encounter in Minnesota.