2018 Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo Oct 19th & 20th

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2018 Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo Oct 19th & 20th


By PinballManiac40

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    Post #20 Info for the show. Posted by BD_Designs (6 months ago)

    Post #38 Great special on a P3! Posted by solarvalue (5 months ago)

    Post #40 Last chance for pre-sale tickets! Posted by PinballManiac40 (5 months ago)

    Post #47 Raffle to win a Deadpool!!!! Posted by PinballManiac40 (5 months ago)


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    #1 11 months ago

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    A WEEKEND OF FUN AND FREE PLAY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

    The Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) is holding their 17th Annual Arcade Expo on October 19th & 20th at the Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel (W Beltway 8 and Westheimer area). Call (713) 978-7400 ask for The Houston Arcade Expo or use the 7 letter code of ACEACEA (QQ) or ACEACEF (King). to get discount for $89 normally $131.33

    New Hotel, 24,000 sq. feet of fun and awesomeness!
    http://www.arcadecenter.com/index.php/hotel/

    There will be over 240 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.

    Presale tickets and shirts are NOW OPEN! Save $$$$$
    Tickets will go up in price in a few months so don't forget!
    http://www.arcadecenter.com/index.php/tickets/

    There will be Tournaments, events, music and seminars to keep the young and young at heart entertained.

    Game Swap meet!! Bring your Arcade, Pinball, Console Stuff to swap and sell! Saturday the 20th @ 8am to noon, you can bring as much as you want for free!
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    #2 11 months ago

    2018 Expo Game List

    If you are bring a game(s) please fill out the Contact Form with what games you are bringing.

    http://www.arcadecenter.com/index.php/contact-information/

    BRING A GAME FOR A PASS ENDS Tuesday before the show!!!
    You must be listed here to get credit!
    Each arcade/pinball game you bring you can get a show pass.

    #3 11 months ago

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    #4 11 months ago

    Awesome show, and lots more space at the new venue should make it even more fun.

    I always have a great time at the Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo!

    --
    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    http://LockWhenLit.com
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

    #5 11 months ago

    Awwwwwwww YEAH BABY!!!

    #6 11 months ago

    Titan will be there!

    #7 11 months ago

    Awesome!! About time someone started this thread.

    #8 11 months ago

    Looking forward to another awesome show this year!! We're taking the show to a whole new level with the new venue, more special guests, more entertainment, more vendors...you name it! Anyone who has been to the show knows that it's a party not to be missed!

    #9 11 months ago
    Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

    Titan will be there!

    With some new products this year?

    #10 11 months ago

    2-1/4" rings and new color pinmats. Also new T-shirts

    #11 11 months ago
    Quoted from Borygard:

    Awesome show, and lots more space at the new venue should make it even more fun.
    I always have a great time at the Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo!
    --
    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    http://LockWhenLit.com
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

    So you decided to come down for our party?

    #12 11 months ago

    I also created an event page. Please sign if you are attending.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/events/2018-houston-arcade-amp-pinball-expo-2018

    #13 11 months ago
    Quoted from PinballManiac40:

    So you decided to come down for our party?

    I would love to. My schedule is very uncertain that month currently though.

    I'm scheduled to be on both coasts, northern and southern US, all right around that time.

    Not sure how things are going to end up, but I'd really love to make it again.

    --
    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    http://LockWhenLit.com
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

    #14 11 months ago

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    #15 11 months ago

    Saturday, October 20 at 5 PM - 6 PM
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    #16 11 months ago

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    #17 10 months ago

    Official show poster just released - bump.Houston Area Arcade (and Pinball) Group - Microsoft Internet Explorer provided b_2018-05-01_17-45-47 (resized).png

    2 months later
    #18 7 months ago

    Call for tournament pinball games! If you are interested in loaning a game to the tournament area, please direct message me! DMDs, EMs, SS are all eligible. Thanks!

    #19 7 months ago

    The deep discounted show passes ends Tuesday (tonight) at midnight!!
    www.arcadecenter.com

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    #20 6 months ago

    We're only about a month away from the 2018 Houston Arcade Expo (Oct. 19 & 20) and it's shaping up to be the best one we've ever had! With the show being at a new venue - the beautiful Houston Marriott Westchase (with easy access to/from Houston Hobby Airport) - we will be hosting more games, guests, vendors, sponsors, musical acts, tournaments, and more! The best way to describe our show is that it's a blending of Southern Fried Gaming Expo mixed with the atmosphere of the Pinball Life party!

    Highlights for 2018 include:

    - Over 300 games on free play - available very late Friday & Saturday nights

    - Marco Specialties and Houston distributor Joystix Classic Games & Pinballs are teaming up for 2 booths featuring new pins, multi-games, and a variety of other arcades

    - Houston-based Arcadeology will be bringing 100 arcades (yes, you read that right) ranging from customs to popular and rare titles. This is all in addition to the many other arcades brought by other exhibitors!

    - Special Vendors include: Multimorphic/P3, The Game Preserve, Titan Pinball, RB Pinball, Drop-A-Coin Repair, Respawn Gaming, MechCorps, & more

    - Special Guests: Dirty Donny Gillies & Rampage creator Brian Colin

    - Special Musical Guests: The Harp Twins, Atlanta 80s band Radio Cult, 8-bit maestro AtariMatt, & the Consortium of Genius

    - Panels / Workshops featuring folks from Spooky Pinball, P3/Multimorphic, Circus Maximus Group, Arcade Repair Tips, Microsoft, Atari 2600, & Williams

    - Pinball, Arcade, & Console Tournaments

    - A huge selection of vintage computer & console games

    - Saturday night 80s Extravaganza

    - Saturday morning Swap Meet

    - Tons of Door Prizes & Giveaways!

    - Hotel rooms are only $89 / night!!

    - and MUCH MORE

    Anyone who has been to either TPF or the Houston Arcade Expo knows that Texans and our friends from Louisiana, Oklahoma, & Arkansas know how to throw one hell of a fun party with plenty of southern hospitality! The weather is great in October and if you want to stay a little longer there is plenty to see and do in Houston - NASA's Space Center Houston visitor center and the Kemah Boardwalk are about 40 minutes from the hotel, the Museum District is 20 minutes, and Galveston is about 1 hr 10 minutes away.

    If you haven't been here before, I recommend coming on down and giving the show a visit! Hope to see some new faces this year!

    www.houstonarcadeexpo.com

    #21 6 months ago

    I am looking forward to this new venue.

    #22 6 months ago

    FYI- This year's main pinball tournament has changed to a limited number of participants (64) in a match play format. Registration opened up September 1 and I believed filled up the first day (I missed the announcement). There is a wait list, but unless they expand the field, I don't have high hopes for getting in. It looks like even Phil Grimaldi (one of the top Texas players) is on the wait list. If anyone else was planning on playing in the tournament, you might sign up for the wait list and let them know there is demand for an expanded field.

    #23 6 months ago

    You are correct sir - thank you for giving everyone a heads up about the pinball tournament.

    As for the console tournament, details are on the Houston Arcade Expo site at the link in my previous post. Details will follow soon on the arcade tournament for those interested.

    #24 6 months ago
    Quoted from classicgamefan:

    FYI- This year's main pinball tournament has changed to a limited number of participants (64) in a match play format. Registration opened up September 1 and I believed filled up the first day (I missed the announcement). There is a wait list, but unless they expand the field, I don't have high hopes for getting in. It looks like even Phil Grimaldi (one of the top Texas players) is on the wait list. If anyone else was planning on playing in the tournament, you might sign up for the wait list and let them know there is demand for an expanded field.

    Phil is the TD so he must be giving up his spot or gave others the chance first. Such a class act that he didn't "secure" his own spot just because he could. Just goes to show/prove the great character he has.

    #25 6 months ago

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    #26 6 months ago

    prepped!

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    #27 6 months ago
    Quoted from classicgamefan:

    FYI- This year's main pinball tournament has changed to a limited number of participants (64) in a match play format. Registration opened up September 1 and I believed filled up the first day (I missed the announcement). There is a wait list, but unless they expand the field, I don't have high hopes for getting in. It looks like even Phil Grimaldi (one of the top Texas players) is on the wait list. If anyone else was planning on playing in the tournament, you might sign up for the wait list and let them know there is demand for an expanded field.

    Tournament Director here! I was quite surprised to see the tournament fill up so quickly. All 64 slots were filled in 2 hours! To give some context, the Houston tournament had 59, 45, and 44 players in 2017, 2016, and 2015 respectively. I figured it might fill up in a few weeks, but 2 hours is insane. This could be caused by a number of things -- the format itself might be more in demand, or it might just reflect the overall growth we've seen in the last few years. Who knows! I'm still skeptical that we'll have a full field of 64 on game day. Last I checked there were about 10 on the waitlist, and we've already had 1 person drop out.

    Whether or not we expand is largely determined by space constraints. I need to sit down and do the math. While I want to see everyone get in, I'm not sure how fun it will be if everyone is packed in like sardines and tripping over each other. Tensions run high at tournaments as it is! The other factor is the conditions of the games when they arrive. If we get several duds, it may not be possible to expand. Won't know until the day of, unfortunately. If you're on the waitlist, and you'll be at the show anyway, I highly recommend you hang around at the start of the tournament to find out whether or not you get in.

    Do note that the Texas Pinball League has their finals on Friday morning of the Expo. If you want to get your tournament fix during the expo, qualifying for TPL finals is one way to do it. More details at https://texaspinballleague.wordpress.com/

    #28 6 months ago

    Limited edition T-shirts for the Space City Open tournament are on sale here: https://www.customink.com/g/rnc0-00bj-hxhx

    Pickup at show only!

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    #29 6 months ago

    Hotel is booked for Thurs-Sun, bought some VIP passes (it was the promised hug that won us over), and pinball-is-great is going to bring pavball and I's Catacomb for the tourney; our third time bringing a game to this wonderful show.

    This is our favorite pinball event throughout the year. Really looking forward to catching up with sunking (we will see if he can re-earn the partyking mantel) and way2wyrd and everyone.

    #30 6 months ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Catacomb for the tourney

    I look forward to playing this game for the first time. I had sent a PM about CPR Catacomb plastic sets now shipping. I hope the ones if your game are nice.

    #31 6 months ago
    Quoted from PinballManiac40:

    I look forward to playing this game for the first time. I had sent a PM about CPR Catacomb plastic sets now shipping. I hope the ones if your game are nice.

    Oh yes! I did receive that, sorry, I have been slammed at work since late August... I still need to reach out to the other gentleman as well, hopefully I can meet him at the show this year.

    #32 6 months ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Hotel is booked for Thurs-Sun, bought some VIP passes (it was the promised hug that won us over), and pinball-is-great is going to bring pavball and I's Catacomb for the tourney; our third time bringing a game to this wonderful show.
    This is our favorite pinball event throughout the year. Really looking forward to catching up with sunking (we will see if he can re-earn the partyking mantel) and way2wyrd and everyone.

    Thrilled to hear that you guys will be there on Thursday as well! Last year, there were a LOT of games in place by Thursday night and it really got the party started a day early!

    See you all in a few weeks!

    #33 6 months ago
    Quoted from BD_Designs:

    See you all in a few weeks!

    30 days!!!

    #34 6 months ago

    29 days!

    ...or only 28 if you're coming in on Thursday.

    #35 6 months ago

    T2 getting ready for the show..gonna trick it out a little....stay tuned

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    #36 5 months ago

    24 days until move in starts.

    #38 5 months ago

    Just saw this on Facebook:

    Buy a P3 for $750 discount and free shipping!

    Houston Arcade Expo show promotion

    To order, email info@multimorphic.com

    For more information about the P3, visit https://www.multimorphic.com

    #39 5 months ago

    We're at 250 games and counting with only 15 days left until showtime! With additional vendor games that are also expected, we should be right around 300 games for the show this year!

    If you're on the fence about hitting up the Chicago Expo this year, consider coming on down to Houston and hang out with us! Rooms are still available at the $89/night rate!

    We may not have the big reveals Chicago gets, but we have plenty of excellent machines to play and I assure that you'll have one hell of a fun weekend!

    #40 5 months ago

    Presale tickets and shirts END TODAY AT MIDNIGHT!
    Sale Ends 10/4/2018 11:59pm!
    tickets will go up in price in at the Door.
    New Hotel, 24,000 sq feet of fun and awesomeness!
    #houstonarcadeexpo2018
    http://www.arcadecenter.com/index.php/tickets/

    #41 5 months ago

    We cannot wait for this show! How many people are coming in on Thursday?

    #42 5 months ago

    Quite a few will will be setting up games on Thursday.

    #43 5 months ago
    Quoted from PinballManiac40:

    Quite a few will will be setting up games on Thursday.

    Thursday is my favorite day!

    #44 5 months ago

    Brian tell Keith we need some more of those 80s PSA soundbites mixed in with the music I remember they did that one year it was pretty cool.

    One quick trip for work and when I get back it will be expo time. I’m ready for it.

    #45 5 months ago

    Make your music requests at the DJ booth throughout the show. I am normally walking around trying to keep many games up as possible that I rarely notice the music playing.

    #46 5 months ago

    Houston Arcade and Pinball Expo 2018 seminars

    SPEAKER SPOTLIGHTS:

    Don't forget that in addition to all of the great games, vendors, and entertainment at the Houston Arcade Expo, we also have some fascinating panel discussions from arcade, pinball, & console industry insiders and collectors lined up once again this year!

    Be sure to check out:

    FRIDAY:
    @5:30 pm - Ken Graham, former Williams programmer talks shop

    @8:30 pm - Ed Fries discusses the creation of the Xbox, Halo 2600, and more!

    SATURDAY:
    @11:00 am - Dan Ferguson of the Lone Star Pinball Museum – will speak about the Mysteries of EM (electro mechanical) games. http://www.lspinball.com/musuem1.html

    @Noon - Tim Peterson, Jonathan Leung,and Erich Stinson of the Arcade Repair Tips Podcast will hold an informative Q&A!

    @1:00 pm - Brian F Colin – Father of RAMPAGE, XENOPHOBE, GENERAL CHAOS, & nearly 90 more games since 1982. CEO of Game Refuge Inc. talks about the life and times of a Video Game Designer

    @2:00 pm - Multimorphic, Inc, the Texas Based pinball company, will talk about and explore their revolutionary P3 pinball platform

    @3:00 pm - There will be a Pinball Designer Roundtable Discussion with Jimmy Lipham, Blake Dumesnil, David Van Es, Stephen Silver and Gerry Stellenberg

    @4:00 pm - Darrell Spice Jr. will discuss his Atari 2600 console home brew projects including the excellent remake of Atari’s 2600 ‘Warlords’ known as ‘Medieval Mayhem’, the VCS game ‘Stay Frosty,’ and porting the popular Stella emulator to the OS/2

    @6:30 - 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!

    #47 5 months ago

    Deadpool pinball raffle !!!
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    #48 5 months ago

    My boys are counting down the days to the show. Looking forward to checking out some of the new games.

    #49 5 months ago

    Just two weeks away from the greatest party in the entire Pinball hobby!

    #50 5 months ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Just two weeks away from the greatest party in the entire Pinball hobby!

    Actually in 2 weeks it would be winding down. 12 days until load in.

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