Phil Kinney (AKA Big Bruno) has been collecting NEO GEO and SNK related merch for over 25 years and will be bringing it to arcade expo this year. At the show He will have a large assorted of Neo Geo machines, Game Systems, Collectables and Merchandise to play and look through.
There were also be Panel covering early game revisions and prototypes.
So be sure to stop over to talk and get MEGA SHOCKED.
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
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.
George “G” Gracin is an enthusiast of video gaming for over 25 years and shares his dedication through
his YouTube Channel, G to the Next Level. “Retro Gaming in the Modern Age” is his channel’s motto, as
he makes retrospective reviews, “Level 10” countdown lists, “Mascot Mania,” his mascot adventure
game review series, “Console Consultation” console and arcade reviews, various Sonic the Hedgehog
videos (he’s a huge fan!), and much more.
Though a Sega fan first, G has a passion for all things retro and hopes to inspire, educate, and entertain:
Level by Level. In addition to YouTube, G streams retro and modern games on Twitch, is currently writing
a book about the Sega Genesis, and assists in writing historical articles for gaming sites like
INSERT COIN Film Screening: is the amazing behind-the-scenes story of one of the greatest video game studios of all time – Midway Games. Led by the “Godfather of Videogames” Eugene Jarvis, the company pioneered the concept of live action gaming, kickstarting a new arcade boom and grossing billions of dollars in the process with massive hits like Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam.
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.
Steven has created and/or been a consultant on rulesets and game design for pinball designers such as Dennis Nordman, Jon Norris, Barry Oursler, and John Popadiuk. He has been a consultant to software developers on the scripting and coding of rulesets, electrical and mechanical engineers on playfield devices, and with game artists and animators. Steven is also experienced in game testing and quality assurance.