Q: Why did you pick November for the 2nd annual event?
A: The first one we did in July for National Video Game day. It worked well but it was fairly hot. With a lot of folks in costumes and a lot of the event being outdoors, we thought it would be safer if we held it when it was cooler. There are already a couple large events, like Wasteland Weekend and Dragon Con in September. We thought October, when the bombs fell and the game was released, would be a cool month to hold it, but the Pioneer Saloon already has a lot of annual commitments that month and Halloween-related events because of our "haunted" background. So, we figured November before the holidays kick in would be the next best thing.
Q: Where can we find pictures from the first Fallout Celebration?
A: A lot of fan sites have pic and video posts. You can also see our pictures on our web site.
Q: Will the event be all ages again?
A: Yes, the only area on our property that is 21 and over, is inside the Saloon itself. The dining room and all outside patio areas are all ages.
Q: Is there a cap on the amount of attendees?
A: No, we have a couple acres of space for everyone, so we think that will suffice. The General Store and Saloon have capacity limits but most folks will not station themselves there. However, there may be lines or waits for certain spots on the property or particular activities - especially during peak lunch and dinner times. Most of the property is outside.
Q: Will there be another costume contest like the first year?
A: That is the plan.
Q: Are pretend guns and weapons allowed?
Q: How much will it cost to enter?
A: Like the last one in July, the event itself will be free to attend. However, attendees will be charged for food, drinks and merchandise. No outside food or drinks are allowed on the property due to County requirements, our insurance policy and us wanting to stay in business [laughs].
Q: Where do attendees park?
A: We will direct folks to free parking in the back of the Saloon & General Store.
Q: Is video, picture taking, and/or social media posting allowed?
A: Yes, as long as it's for personal / non-commercial use.
Q: So Goodsprings is an actual town?
A: Goodsprings is a township within the unincorporated area of Clark County, the same county that the city of Las Vegas is located in. Although referred to as a "ghost town", there are still 200 full time residents living in Goodsprings. While it does not have an official mayor, the closest thing would be the Chair of Goodsprings' County Advisory Council. This post is ironically filled by the same person who inspired the character "Trudy the Bartender" & Goodsprings' Mayor in Fallout New Vegas.
Q: What city would one fly into to get to Goodsprings?
A: Las Vegas. We're about 30 minutes south of the airport.
Q: Where is Goodsprings?
A: Goodsprings is located about 5 miles west off the 15 freeway at exit 12, about 20-30 minutes south of Las Vegas (toward Los Angeles).
Q: Where does one stay?
A: We will let folks know if we make arrangements with a particular hotel. The large hotel / casinos on the strip are about 35 minutes away. The closest Las Vegas hotel is the "M Resort Spa Casino", 23 miles from the Pioneer Saloon. However, there are a few more hotel options in the town of Primm, NV, which is located on the border of Nevada and California. Folks can also camp on BLM land, which there is a lot of nearby. We will continue to give updates on accommodation options in the coming months. But, we just wanted to get the date out first so folks can make plans in advance.
Q: Is it true that the owner of the Pioneer Saloon, who goes by the nickname, Old Man Liver, is really running for President?
A: Apparently, most states allow you to write in your own candidate. So he tells everyone to write him in - not just for President - but for any position that you vote for - Governor, Mayor, Counselman even your HOA board [laughs]. He did say he wants to make a new national holiday and call it Fallout Day. So, he may actually get a few votes, at least from the video game community.