Booth sizes are from FREE if you bring 7 Pinball or stand up Arcade games Set up for Free play for the General Public, let us know how much space and passes you need.
(Main Show Sponsor)
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(booth) Arcadeology is a Houston based company that materialized from a father and son’s passion for arcade collecting. Over the last 15 years, Chief Arcadeologist Aaron Sanders and team have built and restored countless machines. Arcadeology specializes in one-off scratch machine builds and commissioned restorations. Come by the Arcadeology booth to see our work and to play the new and exciting Skycurser game! Please also enjoy our games throughout the show floor! Contact us via email at email@example.com and follow us on Twitter for all of our arcade shenanigans @Arcadeology
(playing live 10/20/18) Atarimatt is rad.
I make cool songs by reprogramming multiple Synthcarts.
dreamcicles, new underwear, mowing the lawn, stupid shit, happy mayonnaise.
(Movie showing 10/19/18)
THE BITS OF YESTERDAY will offer you a glimpse into the paradigm of retro video game collecting: the mindset of those collectors and show that their ambition and passion still lives on in their hearts. Whether it be for nostalgia or curiosity reasons , the days of analog are still going strong today even amongst the horrors of this strange world in which we live. Game collecting has harnessed what was and what is and the adventures in the film demonstrate that.
Brian Colin is an American video-game designer, artist and animator. Among his best-known works are the coin-operated arcade games Rampage, Arch Rivals and Rampage: World Tour as well as General Chaos for the Sega Genesis game console. He is the CEO of Game Refuge Inc., an independent video-game design and development studio with offices in Downers Grove, Illinois.
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!
(playing live 10/19/18)
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!
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2 (out Nov. 21, 2018) Disney will be sending us all kinds of goodies to give out to attendants for free! Some will be giving away at the door and some will be door prizes! Wreck it Ralph 2 looks like a fun ride! We loved the 1st one which we also helped Disney promote!
(DJ live 10/20/18) Donny Gilies
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.
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.
A husband and wife team from the Beaumont area that not only carries games and consoles from all generations, but also custom game themed crafted goods. Come see the Game Czar where the games are!
(Performance and Booth)
(playing live 10/19/18 and 10/20/18)
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. The duo has amassed over 1.5 Million fans across
their social media sites and over 80 million views on their YouTube music videos,
making Camille and Kennerly the most followed and recognizable harp duo
in the world. Mixing their virtuoso harp skills with their stunningly complex
arrangements of rock, metal, and TV/Movie/Video Game soundtrack hits, the
Harp Twins deliver exciting and interactive performances audiences cannot
“…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…”
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.
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.
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 /pixelartpaintingsrb
(playing live 10/20/18)
“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!”
Based out of Spring, TX, RB Pinball & Coin-Op Services offers professional repair, restoration, and refurbishing of pinball machines, arcade games, and other coin-operated machines. If you have a broken circuit board to drop off at the Expo, please navigate to www.RBPinball.com to fill out the query form and get a free price quote.
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!
A playable, real life, mechanical homage to one of the first video games, disguised into a multi-functional coffee table.
Ultra Dolphin Revolution is a local Houston based Independent game studio founded by two “super” brothers. They’ve made several games for Nintendo platforms such as Shadow Archer and Space Hunted as well as making games for mobile platforms. Come visit the booth to try out some new retro styled games!”
(booth) (VPcabs distributer)
V)IRTUAL H)OME A)RCADES, Welcome to Virtual Home Arcades (VHA). What is a VHA? Good Question. Virtual Home Arcades are a simulated 80’s, 90’s and present day arcade experience in the form of multiple games in one unit. For example, Virtual Pinball Arcades combine Arcade games with Pinball games including the new 3D Pinball by Zen studios. If you are a gamer, manufacturer, just trying to buy back a childhood or building a home arcade you are in the right place.
White Lightning Productions is a small producer of comics and related merchandise. WLP features its goods, along with products by other groups WLP endorses and supports, at booths in dealer’s rooms and artist’s alleys in conventions across the southeastern United States, especially in Texas.
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 Either End of Show Saturday Night or Sunday morning
(Depending on how may people are left we will stay open until 2am) or you can load out on Sunday starting about 9am until 5pm. 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 will automatically enter into this agreement that is made upon the express condition that Houston Arcade Expo, Houston Area Arcade Group, 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, 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.