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“…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…”
(Booth) Able Rodriguez I create art of pop culture characters using lights as my main medium.
Please look at my Instagram page @able.rodriguez.art to see my portfolio. My art will look great in dark areas.
(booth) Albright Illustration: Drawing in a line-art style reminiscent of underground comics and classical woodcut engravings, I am equally inspired by comics, album covers, band tees, literature, film and television. My work reflects the thematic influence of pop culture entertainment, with techniques marrying traditional fine art training with modern digital tools.
Bandito Comics. Established June 2021.
Paulette Jimenez and Josias Ocampo have been collecting for over 10 years. Using only their personal collection, they established Bandito Comics in June 2021 and started booking shows throughout Central Texas. After minor success, things revved up in 2022. Bandito Comics is now making a name for itself throughout Texas and looks forward to adding more areas in the coming years.
BATTLEBATZ LLC/BBZ Engraving: Laser engraved art covering all corners of geekdom. Anime, Horror, Fantasy, Super heroes, Gaming and more. Engravings primary done on Wood and Slate. Don’t see what you want? Let us know, we can do anything and will ship it to anywhere in the World!!! Family/Veteran Owned and Ran Texas Business.
Bedrock City Comic Co. is the ultimate comic book shop. Recognized nationally by collectors and peers alike and named Houston’s best comic book store ten years in a row by the Houston Press. Bedrock City has a variety and volume of comic book and pop culture inventory second to none!!
A gamer since 1975 and a professional writer since 1997, gaming historian Brett Weiss is the author of 12 books, including The NES Omnibus and The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987. Weiss, who was seen in the documentary “Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story,” has written for numerous publications, including Game Informer and Old School Gamer Magazine. He’s also worked for various game companies and is the host of the quickly growing YouTube show, Tales from a Retro Gamer. You can find Weiss online at http://www.brettweisswords.com
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ColorDMD Demo games to play and see!
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.
COG (playing live)
It’s a NERD ROCK TAKEOVER. The Consortium of Genius are an industrial-strength powerhouse featuring up to eight cerebral miscreants who jolt their audience into staggering submission. The resulting evil brainchild is part musical showcase, part sketch comedy, and all hi-tech magic!
(Booth) Daria Aksenova is best known for her pen and ink, suspended, cut paper narrative shadowboxes. The current focus of her work is the creation of cinematographic storytelling through constructed dynamism – arising from layering and complexity of composition – within a static media, inspired by her experience with the fashion and film industries.
Free play VR
“This year, FreePlay VR will be adding to the VR experience with mixed reality. Select games will be offered for individuals to sign up and play in the unique mixed reality booth. Spectators of the experience will be able to see gameplay footage presented on screens with the player encompassed in the action. Keepsakes of the occasion for those participating will be .mp4 videos available for a select time period for download from our website uploading during and after the event. “
The Game Preserve is Houston’s only Membership sponsored arcade. We are dedicated to preserving arcade machines, the arcade experience and supporting the Houston Arcade Community. We have over 50 Classic video games and pinball machines, all on free play in a family friendly environment. Stop by the web site for more information on how you can get in on the fun and get your Game On more than once a year. At The Game Preserve it is always Game Not Over.
Houston Pinball Repair (booth)
Houston Pinball Repair provides services for coin-operated games including repair, restoration, printed circuit board repair, and other specialized game specific needs.
Private in-shop or house calls/on-site services are both available.
All eras and manufacturers of games are welcome such as Bally, Midway, Williams, Chicago Gaming, Data East, Gottlieb, Jersey Jack, Sega, Stern Pinball, Stern Electronics Inc., Spooky, Chicago Coin, and more. Electromechanical games (EM’s) manufactured between the 1940’s-1970’s of all varieties are also welcome such as bowling machines, pitch and bat games, and more.
If currently having problems with any of your games, please feel free to come by our booth and ask. We’d love to try and help!
– Johnny J. Segura III Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Johnny J. Segura 3rd is a graphic artist based out of Lake Charles, La. Over the past few years he has self published several critically acclaimed comic books such as Billy the Face, Pipe Dreams: A Tale of 2 Plumbers, Demon’s Redemption and worked on Dead Beats printed by CCP Comics. He has also been featured on the Zombies vs Cheerleaders trading card set, as well as several card sets printed by Unpleasant Dreams.
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.
Sketches by KimbroughArt Keeping the strokes smooth and steady!
“History of Pinball will be displaying a variety of pre 1936 pinballs for you to play. From the first tilt mech to early electronics be prepared to get hooked. No Gambling allowed. 😉 These are games of skill!”
We sell video games, anime merchandise, as well as comics and vintage items.
– full Booth and Give aways and prizes
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.
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.
“MindRec is one of the top game developers for the TurboDuo and PC Engine home consoles. We are excited that our fourth release, The VAX Collection, is available now! MindRec releases have been featured in books and magazines in Japan, France, and Spain. MindRec has also released mobile titles, web games (including Hextic 2), and multiple computer titles. We have much more to come, with several new (PCE) releases expected in the next 24 months.”
Will be at the show with machines will do a seminar
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.
Everything you see has been hand painted; I do not make prints and I rarely make the same thing twice. I have been creating paintings like these since 2004. I emphasize quality over speed more than anything else, focusing on straight lines, vibrant colors, and accurate details. If you want to follow my personal photo blog, where I detail my entire process, find me on Instagram @pixelartpaintings. I am also on Twitter @pixelpaintingrb and Facebook /pixelartpaintings
We are husband and wife team, Erik and Kristina. Together, we have created a space to express our love of all things geek. Erik X use his skills as a photographer and digital artist to create photo realistic works referencing pop culture. Kristina X brings her love of color and contour into her paintings inspired by the powerful women in both her life and the comics and books she has read. We sell our works as both prints and wooden engraved pieces. We also draw our own renditions of characters and original works and create alcohol ink painting and accessories.
(playing live 11/13/21) and (booth)
“Radio Cult: The worst band you’ll ever love! These guys and gal don’t simply play music, they have the most fun possible doing it! And YOU are invited to join in! Seriously, do you play guitar, bass, or drums? Do you sing? Let them know and they’ll probably let you sit in with them at their next show! Even if you don’t know any of their original music, the band plays hundreds of cover songs too (mostly from the 70s, 80s, and 90s). They treat every show with the seriousness of a high-school house party when someone’s parents are out of town. They’re just as goofy in real life as they appear to be in their music videos, comic book stories, and Saturday morning cartoon. After recording five albums and playing well over 1000 shows together at dozens of conventions, casinos, parties, events and festivals as well as hundreds of bars, concert halls and other music venues across the country and throughout Europe, you’d think they’d have gotten better. Nope. They’re still the same fun-loving fools that they’ve always been, with silly smiles on their faces as they sing about cats and monsters and stuff…and we love them for it!”
We are the good guys!
“Ravenshire Hobby is a small online family business, based in Spring, Texas, that focuses on providing figures, apparel, manga, comics, and other merchandise based on popular anime and video games. All of our items are officially licensed to ensure that you receive quality products. We also produce original videos, reviews, and podcasts on our site for everyone to enjoy!”
Shawn founded Q Factor entertainment in 2018 as his foray into professional face painting after seeing and experiencing the positive impact of face painting on the 2017 Astros post-season watch parties.
His style of art encompasses traditional designs such as butterflies, unicorns, and superheroes, to abstract designs, and of course video game characters and pinball-related artifacts from the 1980s to the present.
(Booth) Shawn Swanner
“I’m a child of the 80’s that creates in multiple mediums. From illustrated movie poster prints to custom toys and hats, I will have something for everyone. This year I will also feature items that will be perfect to have autographed by the stars of The Last Starfighter!”
Greetings programs! I’m an artist that practices both fine and fan art. I specialize in traditional illustrations, and in particular portraiture. This fine art is then extended into fan art and specifically into fan casting. My booth will feature high quality limited prints of many of my highly ambitious imaginings. I have a focus on the many 80s properties I grew up with, everything from movies to arcade games. Framed originals of the prints will also be available to view up close and I will be working on a piece live, welcoming anyone to watch.
Sherwood Forest Faire is a medieval renaissance festival located 35 miles east of Austin on Hwy 290. Our storyline revolves around Robin Hood & King Richard the Lionheart from 1189 to 1199. We have full contact jousting & archery tournaments along with musical acts, comedy acts, games & vendors. We also have a youth & grown-up summer camp & Celtic Festival.
Aspiring to be a visual artist and illustrator. SnowOrchid5076 is creating stylized pencil and ink art with various mediums. The dynamic energy, power and ambition portrayed within the drawings are a common theme, subjects come from all over including pop culture, manga and anime, video games, sports and fantasy, and Asian culture. Slowly building an online presence, she hopes to one day pursue art full-time.
Graduating from the University of Houston with a bachelor of arts and science in architecture, there’s a level of precision and quality featured in the line art.
Please, enjoy the website. Instagram: SnowOrchid5076 Facebook: SnowOrchid5076
The Space City Pinball League is dedicated to organizing and promoting competitive pinball events in Houston that are open to all skill levels. The league hosts tournaments throughout the city at various locations including The Game Preserve, EinStein’s Pub, and Eighteen Twenty Lounge-Joystix. SCPL women’s division, The Belles of Space City, is the local chapter of the worldwide Belles & Chimes organization. Belles & Chimes is an international network of women’s pinball leagues run by women, for women. The mission is to provide a fun, social environment for women to play pinball together. SCPL is proud to present the Space City Open and the Women’s Interplanetary Knockout pinball tournaments at the Houston Arcade Expo!
– Give aways and prizes
Stern Pinball, Inc. (“SPI”) designs and manufactures arcade-quality pinball gameslocated 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.
Super Skill Shot Shooters
A pinball shooter rod needs to be more than good looking. It affects one of the most important shots in the game, launching the ball precisely. Handcrafted in the U.S., Super Skill Shot Shooters share 3 important traits: 1. Cool Themes with quality materials 2. Durable enough for commercial use 3. Friendly to the touch with NO mold lines
Wormhole Pinball is a private pinball club located in parts unknown Houston, TX. We have a pinball stream on Twitch and YouTube. We will be streaming the Space City Open finals live on Twitch from the tournament room.
ZTEX Computer Museum collects, refurbishes, and exhibits vintage computer and computer peripherals as an interactive “living” museum. ZTEX Computer Museum will travel to vintage computing and video game conventions upon request or invite and currently exhibits every year at classic game fest in Austin TX. We preserve and exhibit both hardware and software for posterity and enjoyment.
fill out this form with what you are bringing. Load-in instructions
Load-in for Exhibitors and people bringing games is as follows
12pm until 12am Thursday
9am until 12pm Friday
Your game needs to be there (even if you sell it) until the end of the show if you have to move it you will have to pay for your weekend pass.
Load out is after 2pm on sunday.
(Depending on how may people are left we will stay open until 2am) or you can load out on Sunday starting about 2pm until 6pm. You can bring games to sell, but they must be on free play and everyone must be able to play them Games must stay until load out times unless there is an emergency
*For any organization or individual with Booth space, Swap Meet Space and or bringing a game(s) for sale of free play at the Houston Arcade Expo LLC will automatically enter into this agreement that is made upon the express condition that Houston Arcade Expo LLC, Houston Area Arcade Group LLC, Keith Christensen and its agents shall be free from all liabilities and claims for damages and/or suits for or by reason of any injury, or death to any person or property of the Vendor, its agents, employees, or third parties, from any cause or causes whatsoever while in or on said premises or any other part thereof during the term of this event or occasioned by any occupancy or use of said premises or any activity carried on by the vendor in connection herewith, and the Vendor hereby covenants and agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Houston Arcade Expo LLC, Houston Area Arcade Group, Keith Christensen and its agents from all liabilities, charges, expenses and cost on account of or by reason of any such injuries, deaths, liabilities, claims, suits or losses however occurring or damages growing out of the same. IF the show is canceled due to Government Regulations due to Covid 19 ALL tickets and Booth fees not be refunded but will be usable for the 2022 show.