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This time last year, I was fulfilling a mission: play every classic game at Funspot, the world’s largest arcade.

I belatedly wrote a blog post detailing my journey, which caught the attention of WMUR, the news station out of Manchester, New Hampshire. They wanted to feature my accomplishment on Chronicle — so as soon as my sabbatical began, I headed back to Lake Winnipesaukee to sling another round of tokens.

The resulting piece aired last Tuesday, April 18, 2023:

It was a lot of fun to work with Sean McDonald and Paul Falco from WMUR, as well as to finally meet both Gary Vincent, with whom I’ve previously only emailed, and David Lawton, whose late father I’d met twice on the arcade floor. The Lawton family has created countless memories for me as a child, and they continue to offer Funspot as a place for new memories to be made. I’m grateful that my nomadic lifestyle allowed me not only to play every Funspot game, but to bring some well-deserved publicity to this historic and important site.

Funspot’s American Classic Arcade Museum is open Monday–Friday, 12 PM–10 PM; and Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM–10 PM. A non-profit, the ACAM accepts monetary donations via PayPal.

Ken Gagne

Digital nomad, Apple II geek, vegetarian, teacher, cyclist, feminist, Automattician.

One Reply to “Chronicle’s profile of a digital nomad at Funspot”

  1. This was so cool to watch the video! It’s like I was back at Funspot myself!

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