A WEEKEND OF FUN AND FREE PLAY!
The Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) is holding their 18th Annual Arcade Expo on November 15th & 16th at the Houston Marriott Westchase.
There will be over 400 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.
Eugene Jarvis created seminal arcade video games from the 1980s and 1990s, mostly for Williams Electronics and Midway Games. They included Defender, Robotron: 2084, NARC, Smash TV, and the Cruis’n trilogy of arcade games.Jarvis is currently running his own arcade game developer outfit, Raw Thrills
Scott is the designer of the new Total Nuclear Annihilation pinball machine released by Spooky Pinball. When he’s not designing games, he’s composing music or working on a number of cool things over at Pinball Life as their manager of 3D design and development.
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 and the new Cosmic Carnival by Suncoast Pinball.
The P3 is a modular, multi-game, pinball platform that merges the physical gameplay with interactive art, modular shots, and customizable cabinet.
Famed pinball Designer Joe Balcer has designed some killer machines including Houdini, Oktoberfest, Wizard of Oz, Simpsons Pinball Party, Star Ship Troopers, Star Wars Trilogy and many more. Super cool guy and he likes Cigars!
Mike Vinikour is an associate game developer at Stern with over 25 years of experience. He started at Williams Bally/Midway in 1993 and was there until 2001 when Midway exited the coin-op business. From there he did console video game design for 9 years and then returned to pinball a few years ago.
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!
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.
Respected video game historian, journalist, and national columnist Brett Weiss is the author of 10 books, including the Classic Home Video Games series, The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987, and The SNES Omnibus volumes 1 and 2.
I’ve been a video game fanatic for over 25 years and while most of my cherished gaming memories are of Sega, I love all gaming, retro & current. I’m also a huge fan of Sonic the Hedgehog and have several videos devoted to him and his games so if you’re a fan of his or a fan to be, check them out! I hope you enjoy me being a goof about the games and culture we love, because you’re awesome.
Former Williams Programmer talks about Atari VCS system, Joust, Bubbles, Splat!, Sinistar, Joust Pinball and more.
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.
The IFPA ranks Steve Bowden as one of the top ten pinball players in the world! He will conduct a workshop for us with tips on how to play competitive pinball. Steve is the rules designer for deeproot pinball. He also hosts a blog and podcast, Fun With Bonus.
is an actor, filmmaker and video game collector from Houston. Joe will be presenting a short film festival for everyone.
Steven Farmer is an award winning filmmaker, and touring standup comedian from Austin, TX. He will be premiering his feature film Metal Gamer.
I make cool songs by reprogramming multiple Synthcarts. Band Interests: dreamcicles, new underwear, mowing the lawn, stupid shit, happy mayonnaise.