2012 Expo NOV 2nd & NOV 3rd
Friday 6pm to 2am * Saturday 10am to 2am ALL AGES Share
200+ Pinball, Arcade & Console games on free play

Exhibitors and Sponsors page

Third Dimension Concepts. Karl will have about eight machines for play and sale. He will be the last speaker on Saturday the topic Classic Restore and Restoration. I will be discussing how to restore water damaged cabinets from the trash heap by using common products found in your local hardware store!

Activision will be giving us games and Swag to give out at the show of thier most popular family games. Also we will will be showcasing the new game Wreck it Ralph on the big screen!

Bio: Tim Peterson and Jonathan Leung launched the Arcade Repair Tips blog in 2008 as a resource to provide general information on arcade repair to the public. Since that time, they have produced over 50 videos as part of their Arcade Repair Tips Video Series and answered hundreds of emails on their Question & Answer Podcast. 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. Just remember their motto: when you fix the game, you play the game!

AtariAge is dedicated to bringing you the latest Atari news, providing support for the Atari community, and maintaining an extensive historical archive. We also sell new games for the Atari 2600 and 5200, in addition to accessories and collecting supplies. Have you played Atari today?
AtariAge has been featured or mentioned on CNN.com, Salon.com, Videogames.com, CNet's Gamecenter, Slashdot, NPR (radio), TechTV (television), Entertainment Weekly (print), Poptronics (print), the Austin Chronicle (print) eBay Magazine (print) and many more.

Author Brett Weiss will be selling and autographing copies of his new book, Classic Home Video Games, 1989-1990: A Complete Guide to Sega Genesis, Neo Geo and TurboGrafx-16 Games. In addition, he'll have copies of his first two books on hand, both of which have recently come out in softcover: Classic Home Video Games, 1972-1984 (McFarland, 2007) and Classic Home Video Games, 1985-1988 (McFarland, 2009).
A gamer since 1974 and a professional writer since 1997, Brett will also be selling video game cartridges, discs, T-shirts, and related items.

Chris Munro has been a staple at the Houston show for collectors and people looking for that odd something, he always brings a Big ole' table o' stacked with pinball & arcade parts that you might need to finish that project or something cool to put on your wall!

Cindy Arceneaux specializes in a wide variety of vintage toys and collectibles from the 1930's and up. Stepping into our booth is like taking a step backward in time, evoking memories of childhood and home. An emphasis is made on American collectibles, featuring both American-made items and those items made for the American market.
In addition to the large inventory of vintage toys, we also carry many other historical and pop culture items. You will find hundreds of vintage items for sale including Character Collectibles, Non Sports Trading Cards, Sports Memorabilia, Model Kits, Autographs, Advertising, Vintage Posters, Comic Books, Childrens Books, Paper Collectibles, Coca Cola, Mid-Century Household, Military, Fishing Tackle, Artwork. The list just goes on! You never know what you will find amidst our treasures!

My collection like many, started off with non-working cabinets that needed quite a bit of work. With the help of another member of the arcade community I was turned onto constructing new cabinets. This was really a perfect fit for me. I was able to combine my new love of arcade machines with years of woodworking experience. I reproduce classic arcade cabinets with the use of a high precision CNC router. My production list includes 30 unique cabinets and is continually growing.

Coin Taker LEDs: Demo for the NEW flicker Free LED's, Show Discount Code plus give aways!

-Addams Family, Attack from Mars, and Medieval Madness Demo games!
ColorDMD is an LCD display designed to replace the traditional orange dot matrix displays (DMDs) used in pinball machines. Round dots are drawn to the LCD to emulate the original dots. Because it's an LCD, any color dot is possible. By adding in proprietary algorithms and hardware we are able to create a multicolor display to enhance older games designed originally with only one color.

Crowd Funding for your Awesome Game Projects!!!

Small scale Arcade Cabinets perfect for kids 3 to 10. Just 42" tall. ?Cabinets are built extra sturdy to withstand heavy use. Wholesome fun with a broad array of old-school games. CX21 Mini Arcades® will make a long lasting impression on any partygoers. We also offer custom-made game-room cabinets, which is a market that has its own certain flow already, but we think we have come up with a nice little option that hopefully will stand out. Ultra Low Profile Cabinets. Offering an experience as close as possible to a full-size Arcade Cabinet, while having a footprint of only 2 SqFt. when installed against a wall.

GAME OVER VIDEOGAMES is an independent chain of classic & used videogame stores in Texas with a huge selection of more than 10,000 games, systems and accessories for Atari 2600, Intellivision, NES, SNES, Genesis, Dreamcast, Playstation, Saturn, 3DO, Turbografx-16 and many more! Plus, we have the largest selection of video game related items as well such as books, tshirts, keychains, candy, stickers, etc. We pay cash or store credit for all trade ins. Buy, sell, and trade YOUR favorite classic video games at Game Over Videogames. For store locations or to shop online, please visit us online at www.gameovervideogames.com

Geeksanddorks.com is going to be exhibiting a couple of games we've made for Xbox. They will also going to be promoting our game studio, Archaic Souls. GAD have a couple of high-score contests on a game TBD (whatever is there that we want to get competition going on) as well as a game they are making for Xbox just for the convention!

Geeksanddorks.com be giving away a couple of copies of one of our games for Xbox, called Punch That Face. They will also give you guys a couple to give away with your trivia competition, and they will have some shirts and buttons for giveaways as well.

Illinois Pinball - Gene Cunningham will have parts, Play Fields (8 Ball, Addams Family, Fun House,DH, Kiss, NBA, etc..), and Back Glasses galore!!
"...The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work..."

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Jersey Jack Pinball, Inc. was founded to design and manufacture full featured mechanical action commercial arcade pinball machines. Games that will be played and enjoyed for generations to come. We are committed to exclusively building full-sized, full featured commercial arcade pinball machines and we are the only current manufacturer of Pinball Machines in the United States with that Mission.
Jack Guarnieri started servicing electro-mechanical pinball machines in 1975. From that beginning love-at-first-sight experience, Jack has worked passionately in the amusement game industry. His love of pinball is well documented and in 1999 he started PinballSales.com which boasts over 11,000 loyal customers, many of whom Jack counts as friends today. Our Passion is to create games that are fun to play and earn money commercially. These games are treasured and appreciated by pinball players of every age and gender all over the world.
The most important role Jack can be is our customer, a Pinball Player. To take the root of what is best loved, true mechanical action married to the latest technology where we build our games with Passion, not with a Calculator.

Joystix Classic Games and Pinballs has been serving Houston and surrouding areas since 1987. Our first machine was a stuffed animal crane and a two car garage served as our workshop. After years of continual growth, we know have one of the largest showrooms in the country. We carry most major manufacturers products in the amusement industry. We always maintain close to 250 classic and new arcade games, pinball machines, jukeboxes, air hockey, dart machines, photo booths and much more in our showroom.
Joystix takes pride in being the only retailer in Texas that not only provides in house service but also accepts trade-ins toward new equipment. We have a vast networking system and can locate almost any game you desire. Our customer service is second to none and you can always reach me the owner, Charlie, instead of any answering machine after 5:01p.m. If you are looking for a particular game or an awesome place for your party, Joystix has the experience and integrity to satisfy your needs.

Lone Star Pinball Association- Pinball Parts and memorabilia for the People!
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Marco Specialties, Inc. was founded in 1985 with one mission: provide pinball machine owners one source for Everything Pinball.
Online since 1999, Marco has since grown to offer over 30,000 individual parts for thousands of games to customers around the world. With thousands of rare parts, large inventories of common parts, next-day fulfillment, and unmatched customer service, Marco continues to raise the bar for the pinball industry. Customers return to Marco again and again thanks to the industry’s largest database of pinball parts carefully matched to individual games.

- Pay to Play, not covered in expo ticket
MechCorps is the place to experience BattleTech at it's fullest in the South Texas area and is headquartered on the west side of Houston, TX.
BattleTech delivers adrenaline-pumping action.. From the moment you spot an opponent on your radar screen to the explosive battles, you are exhilarated. Enjoy the hunt for prey in a futuristic wasteland. BattleTech is not hide and seek, it's seek and destroy.
Every moment counts as you control a thirty-foot tall, 75 ton walking tank, blasting your way to victory. You're the pilot of a BattleMech® competing against seven other players in the 31st century. Each 'Mech® is equipped with tons of ammo, cannons, lasers and missiles. Your job is to destroy your opponents while trying to withstand their vigorous attack on you.

It's a game changer

The P3 is a pinball platform. It supports hundreds of completely different game apps, each providing a unique gaming experience and offering something for everybody, kids and adults alike! Many of these games will be written by us. Others can be written by you! When combined with different upper playfield shot layouts, the possibilities are truly endless.
Our first suite of games will take you to imaginery worlds you've never seen before and through interactions you never dreamed were possible. Unknown adventures lie ahead! Journey through outer space, encountering new worlds, making new friends, and battling new enemies. Each world presents new challenges, scenery, and interactions, as does the seemingly empty space around it.

He will be at the show with a ton of parts and can fix your boards at the show!

Services - I travel all over the US repairing and delivering games. I carry a large inventory of parts for pinball machines from the 1980's through today's new Stern pinball machines.

Contact- If you're interested in having a game serviced, please contact me directly at borygard@gmail.com

PinballRebel.com is home to the worldwide pinball locator and pinball instruction card pages. Currently pinball rebel supports local players, games, tournaments and shows in Texas and beyond.

Pinball Rebel is also home to the online jukebox museum as well as being a resource for arcade games, fortune teller machines, soda pop machines, drive in theaters, and many other nostalgia based items.

Pinballz Arcade and Mikki’s Replay Café is a family-run, family friendly arcade with the largest number of pinball machines in Texas!!! We are a Texas small business designed to provide high quality classic arcade style entertainment for ages 8 to 88 to play together at an affordable price. The ability to combine the top rated pinball machines of all time, with classic and new arcade games, while enjoying food and drinks separates us from almost every competitive establishment. Our commitment to maintaining and servicing are games is first class and our game volume and selection – especially pinball machines – is unmatched in Texas and quite possibly the world.

The owners understand how cool a Texas bar can be. Poison Girl adds vibrance to the Westheimer pedestrian sene with an all Texas jukebox, old school pinball and a side pocket patio that opens another dimension

The Rebel Legion is an international Star Wars costuming organization created by, of and for people interested in creating costumes from the Star Wars mythos. Research, create, build and improve your costumes in a place where costumers with similar passions share skills, tips and ideas. Jedi, Rebel Pilots, Troopers, Princesses and even Wookiees.... we've got them all....and we're always looking for more.

We are the good guys!

Wel­come to Retro Quest Games! Here you can find the best NES, SNES, and N64 games at the best prices! We cur­rently have in stock Super Nin­tendo, SNES, Repro­duc­tions! Check out our Repro­duc­tions Page for games in stock or Con­tact Us to make a cus­tom Order. We have added a new Ser­vice to the page! Have a game with a bad sticker label? have it re-printed here! Just send us an e-mail with your inquiry! We also be hav­ing SNES case boxes with Cover art! Stay tuned!! Snes Repro­duc­tions are the new sen­sa­tion! I will be hav­ing more and more new releases! We Have upcom­ing Snes Repro­duc­tion Releases like: Mega­man and Bass, Gun­mans proof, Front Mis­sion Gun Haz­ard, Trea­sure of Rudras, and they will be Avail­able to order with a SNES repro­duc­tion Box.

I got my start programming computers in 1980 on a Commodore PET in my freshman year at McHenry West High School. I got a VIC 20 in 81, followed by the C= 64 and the C= 128. On the VIC 20 I wrote my original BBS software(VicNet), a 40 column terminal program(the VIC had 22 columns), and a couple games. On the C=64/128 I had a series of BBS software(64-Net I, II, ]I[, 128-Net I, II, ]I[) and a terminal program(MusicTerm I, II, ]I[, and IV) that worked in conjunction to allowed real-time music, sprite animation, character animation, and joystick control. All of this at the super fast speed of 300 baud! Here's a video demo of the software in action. There's a group of us trying to get the BBS and MusicTerm to work via VICE so it can be used online. My BBS was known as The Dragon's Lair and my handle was The Dragon Master, or The Dm for short. At one time I even had THE DM on personized plates for my car. I also wrote a version of Space Invaders for the C=128's 80 column screen which was reviewed in the Sept/Oct issue of INFO in 1988.
After the C=128, I moved up to an Amiga - an 8mhz machine with full multitasking in under 1 meg of memory, full screen animation in 4096 colors at 60fps, and 4 channel digital sound. While that sounds primitive today, this was in the second half of the 80s when the PC norm was a single program at a time, 16 colors and the built-in piezo speaker. Regrettably Commodore went under, probably for pushing a computer so far ahead of its time. I remember all the PC owners denouncing it with "I can never do more than one thing at a time anyway, what good is it". Well, since most of them are still running micro$oft products, they still don't have a clue :-)

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Stern Pinball, Inc. (“SPI”) designs and manufactures arcade-quality pinball games. It is the only maker of arcade-quality pinball games in the world and is located just outside Chicago, Illinois.
The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930’s when Sam Stern got into the business of operating pinball games. These new games were all the rage in bars and restaurants, and game operators were making a very good living. Sam became so successful as an operator that he soon became a game distributor as well.
Through the first decade of the new millennium, SPI has continued to carry the pinball banner and promote the game throughout the world. The company has released many popular games, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, Shrek, Batman, Spiderman, the Simpsons Pinball Party and many more. Its games continue to be enjoyed by both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the world.

The 2013 Texas Pinball Festival will be held the weekend of March 15h-17th, 2013 with a HUGE 45,000 square foot game room! We’ll be moving into the Trinity Ballroom of the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Our goal is to fill this space with more than 400 pinball machines, classic video games and other game room goodies set up on free play for everyone to enjoy the entire weekend. Leave your quarters at home!

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The Zidware Custom Pinball studio located in Chicago, was created to provide a crafty working environment to design and develop classic arcade-style pinball machines for collectors, ethusiasts and the pinball community. Our new games provide the same level of creative game design and brilliant pinball machine play for people who want something unique and very remarkable.
Our hand-crafted pin games are feature-rich, inventive, beautiful and all built as ground-up marvels in the USA. Wood construction, hand-drawn artwork, silkscreened playfields, stainless steel parts, real flippers, led illuminated toys, motorized devices and games fitted with wonderous electromagnetic accoutrements, steel chrome balls and swirly laser-cut ball ramps.

Exhibitors Load in Information

Email me at expo@arcadecenter.com with what you are bringing. Load-in instructions If you are going to bring a game, load-in is between 9 am and 5 pm Friday Your game needs to be there (even if you sell it) until the end of the show. Load out is Either End of Show Saturday Night (Depending on how may people are left we will stay open until 2am) or you can load out on Sunday starting about noon until Noon. Each game you bring for free play and not for sale gets praise from us and Your adoring fans If you are bringing a game to sell there will be a charge for the weekend for each game. Bring a game for sale= $25.00 each You can bring games to sell, but they must be on free play and everyone must be able to play them Money will be collected before the show!!! Games must stay until load out times unless there is an emergency You can bring parts to sell, there will be some tables

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