A WEEKEND OF FUN AND FREE PLAY!
The Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) is holding their 17th Annual Arcade Expo on October 19th & 20th at the Houston Marriott Westchase.
There will be over 300 classic and current coin-op pinball machines, video arcade games, penny arcades, and console video games ready for attendees to play on free play or buy them for their home.
There will be Tournaments, events, music and workshops to keep the young and young at heart entertained.
Young harpists Camille and Kennerly Kitt, known as the HARP TWINS, have
achieved extraordinary success by taking Electric Harps and acoustic Concert
Grand Harps to unprecedented levels and smashing boundaries between
different genres of music
Video Game Designer – Father of RAMPAGE, XENOPHOBE, GENERAL CHAOS, & nearly 90 more games since 1982. CEO of Game Refuge Inc.
Deemed to be one of the most influential artists to invade the pop culture scenes of the punk, rock and metal underground, Dirty Donny has been spreading his art across all mediums for decades; ranging from skate decks to top fuel funny cars, custom van murals, guitars and album covers, some of Donny’s most popular work can be seen all over the world on Stern pinball machines for Metallica, Can Crusher and Aerosmith.
Ed Fries created his first video games for the Atari 800 in the early 1980s. Created Microsoft Game Studios and co-founded the Xbox project, and made Microsoft one of the leaders in the video game business. In 2004, Ed retired as a Microsoft Vice President and began working as a board member and advisor with entrepreneurs in the video game business as well as serving on the board of many non-profit organizations including the Pacific Science Center and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Pinball Designer who has worked on Kingpin, P3, Houdini, TNA, Pinball Circus, Wizard Blocks, and a bunch of others titles. Plenty of stories to share!
The P3 is a modular, multi-game, pinball platform that merges the physical gameplay with interactive art, modular shots, and customizable cabinet.
Founder of the Lone Star Pinball Museum, Dan has one of the largest collections of pre-DMD pinball’s in the USA. Dan had consulted on many pinball book’s, and pictures of his machines have help chronolog the history of pinball.
launched the Arcade Repair Tips blog in 2008 as a resource to provide general information on arcade repair to the public. With their keep it simple approach and positive attitude, Arcade Repair Tips gives even the most confused beginner the skills and the confidence they need to do their own repairs. “when you fix the game, you play the game!”.
Erich Stinson has been repairing pinball and arcade machines for over 25 years. He not only maintains his collection, but helps other collectors in the Houston area with their troubleshooting. Now with the help of Rusty Key, he is recording a monthly podcast for Arcade Repair Tips answering viewer submitted questions so that we can keep these historic amusement machines alive!
is an avid pinball fan and award-winning graphic designer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. In 2016, he collaborated with Domino’s and Spooky Pinball as the Art Director on Domino’s Spectacular Pinball Adventure. He is currently collaborating with Houston-based Paradox Arcade Systems on some custom arcade cabinet designs.
David started out collecting pinball and arcade games back when he was 15 which grow into routing games in pizza and game stores across South Australia. Moving to U.S.A. and picking up the pinball bug again through restoring games, found himself involved in the pinball community that lead to working with Spooky Pinball doing the dots for Rob Zombie and Dominos pinball.
“Stephen played in his first pinball tournament in 2010, in which he came in last place and was destroyed by a 6 year old. He vowed to one day become a mediocre pinball player, and after 8 years of collecting machines, he’s fairly sure he can take any first grader in a tournament. He also does video and print marketing materials for Multimorphic.”.
is an actor, filmmaker and video game collector from Houston. Joe will be presenting his film Haunted Trailer and showing the Atari 2600 game based on his movies.
Former Williams Programmer talks about Atari VCS system, Joust, Bubbles, Splat!, Sinistar, Joust Pinball and more.
I make cool songs by reprogramming multiple Synthcarts. Band Interests: dreamcicles, new underwear, mowing the lawn, stupid shit, happy mayonnaise.
of SpiceWare, Home Brew Programmer and visionary is responsible for the excellent remake of Atari’s 2600 ‘Warlords’ known as ‘Medieval Mayhem’, the VCS game ‘Stay Frosty’ and ported the popular Stella emulator to the OS/2.