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(booth) 8-Bit Zero makes 8-bit dreams real – using wood, paint, vinyl, and resin, they produce pixel-perfect portraits of retro game icons and items like Mario and Megaman and mushrooms and Metroids! Their work hangs in arcades in Oregon, California, Arizona, and Illinois. Hang some in your man-cave, game room, or kid’s room! 8-Bit Zero also makes stickers pins, cufflinks, hair jewelry, earrings, bracelets, and rings!
(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.
American Pinball is a company located in the Chicago metropolitan Area, the pinball capital of the world. We are a company whose sole mission is to provide the highest quality pinball machines in the world. Everything we do here at American Pinball is done with our customers in mind to produce a product that they will fall in love with and will enjoy for a lifetime. Our team has been listening to the pinball community and is driven to design pinball machines that appeal to the collector, the pinball player, as well as the commercial operator. We pride ourselves in delivering a quality product that can meet each of these demanding expectations. Each member of our team takes personal pride in every game produced at American Pinball, and knows that our passion for pinball will show in every game that is delivered to our customers.
(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.
the Bead Guy (Booth)
“Hand made,hand crafted Anime and video game pixel art. I make custom pixel art crafted from tiny beads that make full vibrate colors and make the art come to life. From small keychains, canvas and giant frames I can make it all. From to Goku to Mario nothing is off limits. check out my instagram @ instagram.com/thebeadguy or just search the beadguy on instagram.”
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!!
Battlestar Galactica Fan Club (Cosplay & Colonial Viper)
Team BSG Viper, If you thought that a Delorean was the only way to take a trip to the past, prepare to board the only 1:1 full scale Colonial Viper from the Classic Battlestar Galactica. When we say full scale we mean big and I do mean big. Lenth is 28 ft , Width 16ft and 12ft high. With our boarding ladder, you will be able to climb into the fully detailed cockpit and experience what few have ever seen, not even some of the actors from the show have. Just remember” Houston, We have a Viper”
Brett Weiss (booth & Speaker) Respected video game historian Brett Weiss has written 10 books, including The SNES Omnibus volumes 1 and 2, the Classic Home Video Game series, and The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987. He’s also written for numerous publications, including Old School Gamer, Game Informer, Gameroom Magazine, Classic Gamer Magazine, the Pingame Journal, Video Game Collector, and Video Game Trader. In addition, he’s the host of the new YouTube show, Tales from a Retro Gamer.
(Booth) What better way to top off your fun weekend at Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo than getting drawn as a caricature? Caricatures by Jonathan creates fun and unique likenesses of you and your loved ones on the spot in just minutes.
He also specializes in video game art from your favorite classic titles such as, Pac-man, Burgertime and Dig Dug! Check him out at the show!
Artwork that reflects music, movies and heroes of our current generations.Custom hand painted portraits including motorcycles, automobiles, families, pets and more! Custom hand painted children’s portraits, ocean scenes, and other brightly colored artwork.
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!
COG (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!
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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.
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.
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!
The Houston Ghostbusters is a fan group that was founded in 2009 with the goal of making a positive impact on the community around us through our love of all things Ghostbusters. In the course of doing so we intend to bring fun, interactive experiences to fans of all ages though costuming, prop making, community service, and celebrating the Ghostbusters franchise in all its forms.
“…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…”
Custom T-Shirt Sales
We specialize in the impossible. Our t-shirts focus on the nostalgia genre, Sci-fi, Comic Book, Parody, Anime, You-name-it. And we are very excited to show off some of our new video-game inspired designs! TMNT, Pac-man, Super Mario, DBZ and many more!!!
Always Remember, “If you can think it, We can Ink it!!!”
– Give aways and prizes
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.
Jose’s Art Cave Although Jose Fernandez of Jose’s Art Cave has worked with us the past few years, he has never exhibited at the show before so everyone will be in for a truly special treat seeing an array of his beautiful illustrative work on display this year!
Be sure to stop by his booth, give him a solid high five for his contributions to this show, and pick up some of his other amazing artworks!
Flying Squid Tattoo’s is a unique, multi-faceted art gallery & tattoo shop in the heart of the Houston Heights. The gallery opens into seven individual rooms – seven different and sterile portals into seven different artists’ lives… Will be selling print art and doing live tattooing!(have to be 18 and up and sign the proper paperwork)
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.
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We’re a national Lasik vision correction provider with over 68 centers across the country. We’ve performed over 1 million procedures nationwide!
We’re based in West Palm Beach, Florida and are the largest LASIK surgery provider in the world!
He will be at the show with a ton of parts and can fix your boards at the show!
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.
If you’re interested in having a game serviced, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are Lemonade Day-Houston, in Houston Texas. We have also teamed up the University of Houston Bauer College of Business Connecting Bauer to Business class to teach them valuable lessons and help them gain experience through our mission. We are a company that strives to educate the younger generation and get them involved in the business process, and what better way than a lemonade stand? Our kids are tasked with creating a lemonade stand and everything that goes into making one, from building the stand and figuring out how much everything costs.
– 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.
Movie: Metal Gamer: We’re proud to announce the world premiere for the movie Metal Gamer. The 1st narrative feature film about the fighting game community. Written and directed by award winning filmmaker and tournament player Steven Farmer and filmed at actual tournaments in Texas, it shows the real world inside of competitive fighting games. Come meet our lead actress/cosplayer, Celeste McCray, and see what videogame character she chose to come as..
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.
Old School Gamer is dedicated to the gamer who enjoys everything from Arcade Game collecting – refurbishing – playing to the home console gamer reliving his childhood from the 70s, 80s and 90s and passing it onto the next generation of gamers. Those that collect the arcade machines, bring that back to life and play them, those that collect and enjoy games from the first generation to the current. Free digital subscriptions can be signed up for at OldSchoolGamer.com and we have Apple and Android apps also available for reading the magazine and the printed magazine is priced affordably.
Pecos Pete’s All Natural Tea & Soda is a local Texas craft beverage experience offering self-served old fashioned soda, all natural tea and lemonade. We travel around Texas participating in festivals and comic/gaming cons. Our concept is buy an awesome stainless steel mug and get “unlimited refills all day” at our self served booth. The second day only pay $5 for daily refills up to 7 different flavors of beverages! Our beverages are delicious it leaves you wanting more!
Join us for a craft beverage experience and earn unlimited refills all day with old fashioned soda, all natural tea and lemonade!
Buy a stainless steel mug or mason jar! #GetYerMugOn #HoustonArcadeExpo
PillowDS is a professional freelance artist who specializes in both Traditional and digital artwork. Their artwork focuses on present popular fandom while continuing to show love for what has passed.
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
(playing live 11/16/19) 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!”
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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.
A playable, real life, mechanical homage to one of the first video games, disguised into a multi-functional coffee table.
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 2019 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
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!”
Four surf buddies came together in 1986 and decided to form a business when they noticed that a surfboard logo sticker printed in bright colors was developing a cult-like following on the Texas coast. Nearly two generations later, Ultra Hot has found a new fan base as the bright colors and bold design has caught the attention of people all over the world. Slap an Ultra Hot sticker on your car or truck, surfboard, skateboard, boat or backpack, anywhere!
weRDunfo is the business/community that revolves around a concept I considered some years ago while trying to embody my vision for making a livelihood and supporting others to do the same. That vision is one of embracing honesty, or allowing yourself to be exactly who you are and discovering how that can enrich your life. The name is a bit of a funny way of saying “we are done for.” It fit my last name “Dunford” rather well and I found it also suited my personality and interests. Much of the things I like are a bit old, sometimes even obsolete. That and birds, I’ve always liked birds for one reason or another. Because of that I put the two concepts together and used the Dodo bird as my sort of mascot or symbol.
My main persuasion or skill is making things. But over time I’ve come to understand that you don’t necessarily need physical material to make things. Mere thought and word can be a medium. As a result I sort of dabble in a little bit of everything, because there is something to learn from everything, and learning further increases my capacity to make things.
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.
Welcome to XVRcade, Houston’s newest and hottest VR Arcade with our first location in Northwest Houston in the city of Jersey Village. Virtual Reality is now on the path of exponential growth, more and more uses for Virtual Reality are being created every day. From traditional gaming entertainment, to in depth learning experiences, and also Multi-player team building exercises!
So come join us on this new adventure, and become apart of the new Virtual World!
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 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.