Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:
Let's hope this show doesn't suffer anymore than it did last year with all the nonworking games on the floor, and overseen creature comforts. Considering his current endeavor is now starting a museum, I can only imagine that this years show will have less games on the floor.
The museum endeavor in Girard, Ohio is indeed underway. Check Past Times Arcade on Facebook for updates. This will actually benefit Expo this year. We are planning to bring 100+ games which will be 100% before they are broken down and hauled 6 1/2 hours to Chicago. Inevitably, issues will arise in the transition but we are better prepared this year on the front end due to having more time, more staff helping at the museum, and more techs on hand when we arrive. On that note, if anyone would be interested in volunteering to help setup, repair, and/or tear down, send me a direct message and I can inquire about compensating you with a free registration depending on your availability to help us out. Having the "Bumper Blast" at Enterrium on Wednesday, as opposed to opening the main floor that evening, will also allow for more time to setup and test games before everything opens at noon on Thursday.
This year, the vendor area and the freeplay area will be a shared space with games being in pods of 20 spaced around the vendor booths. If you are curious of which games we are planning to bring along, here is the working list that we will be updating over the next month. We will not be bringing new titles as we would like for the vendors to choose these games without interfering in any way with their showcase. However, if you are a fan of electromechanical pins, we currently have a pretty solid working list.