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2021 Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo - Nov. 12-14

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    #1 2 years ago

    The 2021 Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo is only a month and a half away and all of us down here in Southeast Texas are looking forward to hosting our biggest and best show to-date this year!!

    If you haven't been to our show, it's the best 80s Arcade Party around with around 300 games, beginning at Noon, Friday Nov. 12th and running through 2:00pm Sunday Nov. 14th! Historically the show has only been Fri-Sat, but we're adding an extra half-day to give everyone a little extra game time!

    And the best thing is, our gameroom is open ALL NIGHT until people are done partying for the night. We do not close the gameroom at Midnight like most shows and have typically kept it open until 4:00-5:00 am.

    Show Info:

    When: Nov.12-14
    Where: Houston Marriott Westchase
    2900 Briarpark Dr
    Houston, TX 77042 UNITED STATES
    Hotel Front Desk: (713) 978-7400

    Special Show Room Rate: $95.00 / night (Only 30 Rooms Remaining)
    Queen Room Code: HAEHAEA (QQ)
    King Room Code: HAEHAEF (King)

    BRING A GAME and you not only will get in free for the weekend, but we are offering our first-ever Cash Raffle! For every full-sized arcade or pinball you bring, you'll get a raffle ticket for the chance to win one of 4 cash prizes: $400, $300, $200, & $100!!

    2021 Entertainment:

    Live Music by The Harp Twins, DJ Scott Danesi, 80s Cover Band: Radio Cult, Retro Game Orchestrations by Atari Matt, Consortium of Genius, and more!
    Flash Gordon star Sam J. Jones will be in attendance signing autographs and taking photos with fans
    Pinball Artist Dirty Donny Gillies, along with a variety of other talented local artists
    Plus Panel Discussions, Swap Meet, Door Prizes, Cosplay Contest, and a number of awesome collectible & gaming vendors!

    Marco Specialties will have 15 brand new Stern machines for folks to enjoy, among the other hundreds of local games that will be at the show.

    If you've never been to the Houston show, it's one hell of a fun weekend we promise you won't forget - or maybe you will, because it's THAT much fun! So come on down to Houston and let us show everyone some Texan hospitality where you'll meet some great local collectors and make new friends along the way!

    https://www.arcadecenter.com/

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    #2 2 years ago
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    #3 2 years ago

    Best party show of them all! If you haven’t been to this show in H Town, you are missing out.

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    #4 2 years ago

    Anyone wanting to split the VIP pass with me?? $55.00 each and free drinks and snacks. I am coming from Dallas if someone wants to drive down with me let me know. I am staying 2 days coming home Sunday.

    We can fight over the free tshirt...lol

    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from Royale-W-Cheese:

    Anyone wanting to split the VIP pass with me?? $55.00

    Already got my pass back in April, I'll se you there mate

    #6 2 years ago
    Quoted from Red_Devils:

    Already got my pass back in April, I'll se you there mate

    yeah you dont get free drinks and snacks...HAHA....winning...

    #7 2 years ago
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    #8 2 years ago

    Lets get this thread going!

    Any vendors here that are going that we can pre order something and pick it up at the show?

    How many pinsiders are coming?

    I am thinking of bringing my PB Alien to the show, push me over the edge!

    #9 2 years ago

    Bring it and we can power up my apron....we need it.

    Friday at noon .

    No takers on splitting the VIP pass?? cmon now.

    VIP Tickets: 2 weekend passes $120.00 Prepay Only!
    – you can leave your Hand outs at door
    – 2 weekend passes
    – Access to VIP Chill Room(with free drinks and snacks) for your 2 passes
    – 1 Tee-Shirt
    – Access to Thursday night (11/11 7pm until midnight) play time during setup

    #10 2 years ago
    Quoted from Royale-W-Cheese:

    Bring it and we can power up my apron....we need it.
    Friday at noon .
    No takers on splitting the VIP pass?? cmon now.
    VIP Tickets: 2 weekend passes $120.00 Prepay Only!
    – you can leave your Hand outs at door
    – 2 weekend passes
    – Access to VIP Chill Room(with free drinks and snacks) for your 2 passes
    – 1 Tee-Shirt
    – Access to Thursday night (11/11 7pm until midnight) play time during setup

    Sent you a message.

    #11 2 years ago
    Quoted from Royale-W-Cheese:

    Bring it and we can power up my apron..

    YOUR Apron

    #12 2 years ago

    yes AH. LOL

    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from kciaccio:

    Lets get this thread going!
    Any vendors here that are going that we can pre order something and pick it up at the show?
    How many pinsiders are coming?
    I am thinking of bringing my PB Alien to the show, push me over the edge!

    I’ll be there starting Thursday night…if you bring Alien I’ll even help you setup and bring some beer!!! How’s that for incentive!

    #14 2 years ago
    Quoted from kciaccio:

    I am thinking of bringing my PB Alien to the show, push me over the edge!

    I would ask Scott from Pinstadium and see if he's going and you could put it in his booth. Much safer than leaving it for the masses

    #15 2 years ago

    This is, in my opinion, the funnest show of the year. I’m going up Wednesday night late and staying through Sunday. Book your room today to get the discount, the discount vanishes tomorrow if you didn’t book.

    #16 2 years ago

    I’m in Fri-Sunday
    Looking forward to it.

    #17 2 years ago
    Quoted from Red_Devils:

    I would ask Scott from Pinstadium and see if he's going and you could put it in his booth. Much safer than leaving it for the masses

    That’s what I was thinking. I reached out to him. I have pinstadiums on my Alien and ACNC.

    Apparently he isn’t going to the Houston show. I don’t think people know how big a party this Expo is.

    Any other vendors I can. Hook up with?

    #18 2 years ago
    Quoted from kciaccio:

    That’s what I was thinking. I reached out to him. I have pinstadiums on my Alien and ACNC.

    Red_Devils We can use yours on his alien....sitting in a box. SMH.

    #19 2 years ago

    I tried Titan Pinball and they are not going this year either...

    Any other venders going?

    #20 2 years ago

    I miss the vendors.

    #21 2 years ago
    Quoted from kciaccio:

    I tried Titan Pinball and they are not going this year either...

    Man that sucks as I was hoping to pick up another couple of mats

    #22 2 years ago
    Quoted from Red_Devils:

    Man that sucks as I was hoping to pick up another couple of mats

    I have one for sale.....brand new.

    #23 2 years ago
    Quoted from Red_Devils:

    Man that sucks as I was hoping to pick up another couple of mats

    Me too, I told him in the e-mail I hope they were coming because I need 3 mats.

    #24 2 years ago

    I interviewed Keith Christensen for The Classic Pinball Podcast in 2019 both pre and post show. Episodes 12 and 16. If you have not been to this show, Keith throws one great pinball party. There is also a tournament.

    Downloadable here:
    http://pinballdoctor.com/the-classic-pinball-podcast/
    https://podbay.fm/podcast/1469743456
    Accessible to stream via any of the links below:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-classic-pinball-podcast/id1469743456
    https://www.breaker.audio/the-classic-pinball-podcast
    https://open.spotify.com/show/6JGvAzDFwCSJUwwWgBMCDd
    https://radiopublic.com/the-classic-pinball-podcast-WR95kj
    https://overcast.fm/itunes1469743456/the-classic-pinball-podcast

    #25 2 years ago
    Quoted from Nhpolarbear:

    I interviewed Keith Christensen for The Classic Pinball Podcast in 2019 both pre and post show. Episodes 12 and 16. If you have not been to this show, Keith throws one great pinball party. There is also a tournament.
    Downloadable here:
    http://pinballdoctor.com/the-classic-pinball-podcast/
    https://podbay.fm/podcast/1469743456
    Accessible to stream via any of the links below:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-classic-pinball-podcast/id1469743456
    https://www.breaker.audio/the-classic-pinball-podcast
    https://open.spotify.com/show/6JGvAzDFwCSJUwwWgBMCDd
    https://radiopublic.com/the-classic-pinball-podcast-WR95kj
    https://overcast.fm/itunes1469743456/the-classic-pinball-podcast

    I met a lot of people at the Expo in 2019 that also go to TPF and say hands down the Houston Show is way more fun...TPF is shut down by 11pm I heard.

    #26 2 years ago
    Quoted from kciaccio:

    I met a lot of people at the Expo in 2019 that also go to TPF and say hands down the Houston Show is way more fun...TPF is shut down by 11pm I heard.

    no way...partied till 3am. Can you hang ???

    #27 2 years ago
    Quoted from Royale-W-Cheese:

    no way...partied till 3am. Can you hang ???

    TPF game room parties to 3am? I was told in 2019 they shut down the convention part by 11...

    3am I probably can't hang I am not gonna lie...lol...I am probably more like midnight now a days...2 Nights in a row and having to load up a machine in the morning especially...

    #28 2 years ago

    Wimp. LOL. I worked on Games at the 2019 show until 4:30am that Friday, when the show finally closed that night, and I was up at the tournament at 9am. Of course, I did have a hotel room.

    #29 2 years ago
    Quoted from PinballManiac40:

    Wimp. LOL. I worked on Games at the 2019 show until 4:30am that Friday, when the show finally closed that night, and I was up at the tournament at 9am. Of course, I did have a hotel room.

    And that is why you are called the PinballManiac..lol

    #30 2 years ago

    Ill be there walking around doing giveaways of Quasars swag also need to get things lined up for announcing STAGE 2022. Hopefully Ill have an official
    announcement soon.

    #31 2 years ago
    Quoted from Blindseer:

    Ill be there walking around doing giveaways of Quasars swag also need to get things lined up for announcing STAGE 2022. Hopefully Ill have an official
    announcement soon.

    I actually was wearing one of your orange t-shirts when I was unboxing my Halloween machine on Thursday...I need a larger one though..Can you hook me up?

    #32 2 years ago
    Quoted from kciaccio:

    I actually was wearing one of your orange t-shirts when I was unboxing my Halloween machine on Thursday...I need a larger one though..Can you hook me up?

    If you are at the show ill be giving away shirts. i have black shirts with white lettering now in: L XL XXL. Message me directly and ill try to meet up with you and give you one.

    #33 2 years ago
    Quoted from Blindseer:

    If you are at the show ill be giving away shirts. i have black shirts with white lettering now in: L XL XXL. Message me directly and ill try to meet up with you and give you one.

    Beer for a large shirt.??

    #34 2 years ago

    HAAG and TPF are both great events. Their organizers are friendly with and supportive of each other's event.
    I feel very fortunate to have both in driving distance.

    #35 2 years ago
    Quoted from Royale-W-Cheese:

    Beer for a large shirt.??

    40 oz?

    #36 2 years ago

    I can go 38.5 max.

    #37 2 years ago

    I'll be there in spirit to support everyone at the show. Wish I could make it....

    #38 2 years ago
    Quoted from GSones:

    I'll be there in spirit to support everyone at the show. Wish I could make it....

    Yeah that's a long flight for you. 4 hour drive for me.

    Hope we have some decent vendors....in a buying mood. lol

    #39 2 years ago
    Quoted from Royale-W-Cheese:

    Beer for a large shirt.??

    Sure, or if you are bringing games I could use a space to hide the alcohol for the night time party

    #40 2 years ago

    I have a room we can stash 10 cases..lol

    We can always do it in style.

    https://www.amazon.com/AIMILL-Military-Hydration-Minimalist-Reservoir/dp/B07VNL4MRZ/ref=sr_1_13

    #41 2 years ago
    Quoted from Blindseer:

    Sure, or if you are bringing games I could use a space to hide the alcohol for the night time party

    Hmm, I don’t recall ever having to hide beer at HAAG…that is more of a TPF experience.

    #42 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Hmm, I don’t recall ever having to hide beer at HAAG…that is more of a TPF experience.

    You can walk freely drinking a beer at HAAG.

    #43 2 years ago
    Quoted from kciaccio:

    You can walk freely drinking a beer at HAAG.

    I want the whiskey bladders.......

    #44 2 years ago
    Quoted from Royale-W-Cheese:

    I want the whiskey bladders.......

    If you haven't been to the Houston show it's like no other.

    When they say party they mean it. Like an ultimate house party.

    Music is super loud on one side of the game room with live music and DJ's. You can buy beer on site or bring your own from your room. Everyone is super super cool.

    My favorite event of the year hands down.

    #45 2 years ago
    Quoted from kciaccio:

    If you haven't been to the Houston show it's like no other.
    When they say party they mean it. Like an ultimate house party.
    Music is super loud on one side of the game room with live music and DJ's. You can buy beer on site or bring your own from your room. Everyone is super super cool.
    My favorite event of the year hands down.

    Didn't we drink last time?? maybe u forgot

    #46 2 years ago
    Quoted from Royale-W-Cheese:

    Didn't we drink last time?? maybe u forgot

    The statement was for the broader audience on this thread... First timers coming to the expo...

    #47 2 years ago
    Quoted from kciaccio:

    The statement was for the broader audience on this thread... First timers coming to the expo...

    You are a first timer bringing a game to the show? 2nd year attending?

    #48 2 years ago
    Quoted from PinballManiac40:

    You are a first timer bringing a game to the show? 2nd year attending?

    Third year thank you. Yes, first time bringing a game a game to show.

    #49 2 years ago

    By this time next week, I’ll be on the road to Houston! (I go early and get settled in the hotel and what not)

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    #50 2 years ago

    Just stopped working on games at midnight. Trying to make Keith's 32 pins as reliable as possible for the show.

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