A WEEKEND OF FUN AND FREE PLAY!
The Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) is holding their 16th Annual Arcade Expo on October 20th & 21th at the Houston Northwest Crowne Plaza at Pinemont and Hwy 290.
There will be over 230 classic and current coin-op pinball machines, video arcade games, penny arcades, and console video games ready for attendees to play on free play or buy them for their home.
There will be Tournaments, events, music and workshops to keep the young and young at heart entertained.
Video Game Designer – Father of RAMPAGE, XENOPHOBE, GENERAL CHAOS, & nearly 90 more games since 1982. CEO of Game Refuge Inc.
The P3 is a modular, multi-game, pinball platform that merges the physical gameplay with interactive art, modular shots, and customizable cabinet.
is a video game historian and archivist with more than three decades of experience. He comes to the Houston Arcade Expo to both share his experiences and learn from others. More on his efforts can be found on his website: PatrickScottPatterson.com
is an avid pinball fan and award-winning graphic designer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. In 2016, he collaborated with Domino’s and Spooky Pinball as the Art Director on Domino’s Spectacular Pinball Adventure. He is currently collaborating with Houston-based Paradox Arcade Systems on some custom arcade cabinet designs.
Founder of the Lone Star Pinball Museum, Dan has one of the largest collections of pre-DMD pinball’s in the USA. Dan had consulted on many pinball book’s, and pictures of his machines have help chronolog the history of pinball.
Publisher of the Pingame Journal magazine Jim will presented a series of video clips in his Pinball in the Media series
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!
I make cool songs by reprogramming multiple Synthcarts. Band Interests: dreamcicles, new underwear, mowing the lawn, stupid shit, happy mayonnaise.
Chris has been fascinated with coin-op gaming since seeing an EM pinball machine as a child. Constantly fasinated with the question of ‘how does it work’, he has moved that fascination into arcade gaming and electronics. Now a co-host on the Arcade Repair Tips podcast, Chris shares his knowledge and experiences of not only ‘how does it work’ but what to fix whent the game is broken.
David started out collecting pinball and arcade games back when he was 15 which grow into routing games in pizza and game stores across South Australia. Moving to U.S.A. and picking up the pinball bug again through restoring games, found himself involved in the pinball community that lead to working with Spooky Pinball doing the dots for Rob Zombie and Dominos pinball.
Erich Stinson has been repairing pinball and arcade machines for over 25 years. He not only maintains his collection, but helps other collectors in the Houston area with their troubleshooting. Now with the help of Chris Brooks, he is recording a monthly podcast for Arcade Repair Tips answering viewer submitted questions so that we can keep these historic amusement machines alive!
launched the Arcade Repair Tips blog in 2008 as a resource to provide general information on arcade repair to the public. With thier keep it simple approach and positive attitude, Arcade Repair Tips gives even the most confused beginner the skills and the confidence they need to do their own repairs. “when you fix the game, you play the game!”.
Saturday at 6pm, the pinball/makerspace club, Mystic Krewe of the Silver Ball will be bringing some of their famous New Orleans hospitality to Houston, hosting a casual party with food and snacks for all attendees! Come hang out and meet fellow pinball enthusiasts, get munchies and make new friends!
is the engineer behind the board with Ben Heck, the long horn engineer. http://longhornengineer.com/
Nerd hacker couple never satisfied with the status quo, always seeking interesting enhancements and innovations. With a repertoire spanning topics from electronics restoration and design to software development, join them at HAE 2017 as they dissect the ROM code from a real arcade game to alter graphics and change its behavior on the fly right before your eyes.
Born and raised in South Texas Ryan Thauburn has been entertaining audiences with his unique brand of comedy for over a decade now. His jokes range from growing up a nerd in South Texas to the absurdity of his past relationships. Having placed in the Houston’s Funniest Person Contest and made an appearance in Last Comic Standing this tall drink of Texan funny is a show you can’t afford to miss.