John Borg (guest)
Pinball designer currently working at stern, John is well known in the industry for popular titles such as Aerosmith, Metallica, TRON, Iron Man, X-Men, Star Wars (Data East), Tales from the Crypt, Guardians of the Galaxy.
His latest band theme pinball rocks them all: RUSH!!!!
Maybe we can get him on stage and Jam with the band Saturday night 🙂
Randy Martinez (guest/Booth/Panelist)
Randy Martinez is one of todays most popular artists in the pop culture arts. This Southern California Artist, is known world wide for his exciting and colorful illustrations and fun personality. He has created official art for Lucasfilm (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), Marvel, DC, Aliens, Harry Potter, The San Diego Padres and The San Francisco Giants. Randy’s art has appeared on just about everything you can imagine. From books and magazines, to Fine Art Prints and of course Pinball Machines.
Considered the Swiss Army Knife of Illustrators, Randy Martinez has been creating Cartoons, Caricatures, Illustrations, Paintings, and 3D art for just about every form of media and merchandise, since 1992.
In 2019 Randy entered the world of Pinball with the release of two fully illustrated Pinball Machines for Stern Pinball, Star Wars: Comics (Pro and Premium). Soon after, Randy was tapped again by Stern Pinball, to create three all new fully illustrated Pinball Machines (Pro,Premium and LE) for the hit game of 2021, The Mandalorian! “I absolutely LOVE illustrating Pinball Machines. I cannot wait to illustrate the next game!”
Paul E. Niemeyer (guest/Booth/Panelist)
In a career spanning disciplines as diverse as arcade game cabinet illustration, board game design, marketing and advertising art and design, and haunted attraction and amusement ride design, Paul E. Niemeyer has created a niche for himself as a creative adventurer. While his illustration work for the Mortal Kombat arcade cabinet and logo is perhaps some of his most revered work in pop culture history, his work also graced the video games Tron, Spy Hunter, PacMan Plus, Super PacMan, Professor PacMan, and many, many more. He keeps busy these days designing amusement rides, and continues working in game art and design.
Tim Kitzrow (guest/Booth/Panelist)
TIM KITZROW is the iconic voice of your favorite sports franchises — NBA Jam, NFL Blitz, NHL Hitz and MLB Slugfest — and over a dozen classic pinball games. With NBA JAM, which grossed over $2 BILLION to date, Kitzrow introduced BOOMSHAKALAKA to the NBA lexicon and earned pop culture immortality.
Gerry Stellenberg (guest/booth/Panelist)
The P3 is a modular, multi-game, pinball platform that merges the physical gameplay with interactive art, modular shots, and customizable cabinet. Come flip the latest creation of the company’s newest release, Weird Al’s Museum of Natural Hilarity!
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
Tyler Esposito (guest/Panelist)
Hey guys! My name is Tyler Esposito and I am the creator of retro gaming web series “My Retro Life”. I’ve spent over nine years in the retro community making friends, sharing memories, and creating videos…