Vendor Spotlight : Sara Dodd of Game Plan Entertainment

Your Name: Sara Dodd

Your Company Name:  Game Plan Entertainment

Services Offered:   Private Arcade and Events Facility for birthday parties, corporate events, Bar/Bat Mitzvah receptions, etc.; Offsite Game rentals Rentals - Classic Arcade games, TVs with console set-ups (Atari and NES through XBox 360 w/ Kinect, PS3, and Wii U), Air Hockey, Skeeball, Ping Pong, Basketball, Racing Simulators, etc.

Been in Business Since:  January 2010

What brought you to Austin My husband and I both grew up here in Austin, and after living in the Houston area for 5 years, our company was a way to get back home, where we could be closer to family and friends and enjoy all of Austin’s natural beauty.

What made you decide to go into the field you are in?  I was a 4th grade teacher for 5 years, but when my husband started our company and as it began to grow, this was something we could both do together, and we make a pretty great team!

What do you love most about what you do?  I love watching people have a great time with the games and entertainment we provide at events.  Whether it’s bringing our retro games to 80’s parties that take people back to the good ‘ol days, watching kids laugh and be in their element, or teaching and showing grown adults how to play some of the new games they would’ve never thought they could play.

Can you describe your style?  Simple, casual, relaxed, laid-back, and easy going

What are your specialties?   Working with people to plan and execute birthday parties, corporate events, and anything in between, teaching people to play our games, and making sure each event we are a part of is a hit.

Any funny stories from your time in the wedding industry?  We provided games/entertainment for the very first wedding at a Houston Rockets game a few years ago.  The best man got Adam Sandler to give a shout out to the bride and groom, music ranged from traditional Jewish music to the Muppets singing Bohemian Rhapsody and everything in between, and music videos were even included.  The bride and groom even got announced on the court at half-time.  Definitely a wedding to remember with even more craziness I will not delve into!

Is there anything else you would like the NEAWP members to know about you?  Favorite arcades/games: Galaga, Super Chexx Ice Hockey, and singing/dance games


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