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Exhibitors! Designers! Artists! The Houston Arcade Expo wants YOU!

By BD_Designs

4 years ago

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    #1 4 years ago

    Chances are you've experienced the wonderful hospitality and fun of the Texas Pinball Festival so now we'd like to ask you to come pay us Southeast Texans a visit down here in Houston! The Houston Arcade Expo is moving into a beautiful new venue this year, doubling the amount of show space and hotel rooms that will be available, and we would like to invite any and all interested Pinside exhibitors, vendors, artists, etc. to come give our show a shot!

    If you're not familiar with the Houston Arcade Expo, it is honestly one of the most unique, fun-filled experiences you'll have at a show in the way that we transform the exhibit space into an 80s arcade for the weekend. From the games to the lighting, DJs, music videos, live entertainment, tournaments, social events, room parties, etc., it's a non-stop 2-day party! Like many shows, we feature a wide range of panel discussions, designer/artist talks, and offer ample room for a variety of exhibitors ranging from new/used parts and mod vendors to console games, artists, VR demonstrations, and much more, as well as a Saturday morning swap meet. Over the years, the show has begun morphing into a wonderful blend of being an arcade expo and comic convention rolled into one.

    Never been to Houston? Well, as the 4th largest city in the U.S., we're home to a world-class Museum District, zoo, restaurants, breweries... The heart of NASA's manned spaceflight program is based here at Johnson Space Center and right next door is Space Center Houston, one of the largest and most comprehensive aerospace museums in the world. We are also only an hour away from historic Galveston Island, home to many beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, an entertainment pier, cruise terminal, The Strand shopping & Railroad Museum district, Moody Gardens, and a year-round Schitterbahn waterpark. Oh, and believe it or not, the weather is pretty dang nice down here in October!!

    So here are the details:

    OCTOBER 19th & 20th

    Yep...it's the same weekend as the new Chicago Expo. We know this will be a sticking point with many folks, but what better time to give another show a chance! Our show has been running for 17 years and it's gotten better and better each year! Texas knows how to run pinball and arcade shows to be the best they can be! If you had a blast at TPF, you will have the same kind of fun here in Houston with many of the same great people!

    Location: Houston Westchase Marriott
    Hotel Rooms: Only $89.00 / night
    Average Attendance: 2,500 guests (aiming for 3,000 this year)
    Games: 300 classic and current pinball machines, arcade games, penny arcades, and console video games
    Exhibit Space: 24,000 sq. ft.

    10 x 10 Early-Bird Special: $175.00
    Bring 7 Arcades or Pins set to Freeplay and get your booth space FREE!!
    • Booth spaces available in either the main arcade hall or vendor & tournament hall (which are conveniently adjoined)
    • Portions of the Vendor Hall will offer earlier closure times so you don't have to man your booth longer than you want to
    • Arcade Hall offers the opportunity to stay open later and get some more sales in if you want to!
    • Your booth includes Houston Arcade Expo entry wristbands for your entire booth staff


    Arcade Dominator - $1,000 (3 available)
    - Naming rights (Stage, Speaker room, or Vendor area)
    - Ability to put up Banners in your room and walk ways to and from expo floor
    - Live, on the day of, MC acknowledgements
    - website logo and link
    - Three Social Media posts up to the Show
    - 14 weekend passes
    - VIP room Access for your 14 passes
    - 2 Houston Arcade Expo T-Shirts

    High Score Master - $500 (3 available)
    - Room naming rights (Swap Meet, VIP room, Board Gaming Area )
    - Ability to put up Banners in your room/area only
    - Live, on the day of, MC acknowledgements
    - website logo and link
    - One Social Media post up to the Show
    - 7 weekend passes
    - VIP room Access for your 7 passes
    - 1 Houston Arcade Expo T-Shirt

    VIP Gamer - $80 (Unlimited)
    - Two Tournament $5 off entry price coupons
    - 2 weekend passes
    - VIP room Access for your 2 passes
    - 1 Houston Arcade Expo T-Shirt

    If you have any questions or would like to sign up to be an exhibitor, please reach out to us at:

    Take a break from the cold Fall weather and let us welcome you with some Southern hospitality! We hope you'll consider giving Houston a visit!

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    #3 4 years ago

    This is going to be a great show this year!! Can't wait for it!

    #4 4 years ago

    ooooh yeah baby!
    two words!
    Harp Twins!

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    #5 4 years ago

    Really excited about this new venue, and it's right next to my favorite Chinese place - Yao Restaurant. Go Rockets!


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