One thing I really look forward to, is the Eurocade event. I entered the arcade scene last year, just after the 2012 edition, so I was kind of disapointed I missed it.
The goal of Eurocade is:“Eurocade is a meeting of European collectors of classic arcade video games. The goal is to introduce collectors to each other and enrich the experience of uniting the collecting community. Collectors are encouraged to bring one or more of their games so all of them can enjoy.”
So a bunch of collectors bring their cabs to a place and go play on them.
More on this event on the website http://www.eurocade.eu
This year Eurocade event is part of an ever bigger event in the Netherlands Institute of Sound & Vision in Hilversum: The Retro Game Experience.
More on this event on the website http://www.beeldengeluid.nl/en