Arcade Video and Game Room Expo 2016 - Chicago
 
 
 

Event Speakers

Show Speakers

TENTATIVE SEMINAR SCHEDEULE

(subject to change)

Friday, August 26th
7:00 p.m. - VGBS: Retro Games Roadshow
Speaker: Jeffrey Wittenhagen & Kyle Gilber
8:00 p.m. - Video Games from Pong to Pokemon! Plus Q & A with Dr. J
Speaker: Eugene Jarvis, President - Raw Thrills, Inc
9:00 p.m. - Those Great Stern Video Games
Speaker: Gary Stern
10.30 p.m. - The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (Movie)
Saturday, August 27th
1:00 p.m. - Repair & Restoration Tips
Speaker: Jason Kopp
2:00 p.m. - Operating a Barcade/Arcade
Speakers: Jim Zespy, Doc Mack, and Richie Knucklez
3:00 p.m. - "The Voice Behind the Machine"
Speaker: Fred Young
4:00 p.m. - The History of Classic Gaming, Competitive Playing & Collecting
Speakers: Richie Knucklez, Billy Mitchell, Walter Day, and Joel West
5:00 p.m. - 90's Gaming Nostalgia
Speaker: Jeffrey Wittenhagen
6:00 p.m. - The History of Air Hockey - the Game and the Sport
Speaker: Mark Robbins
7:00 p.m. - Marathoning
Speakers: Joel West & Walter Day
8:00 p.m. - The Man who put Donkey Kong on the Map
Speaker: Billy Mitchell
9:00 p.m. - Man vs. Snake (Movie)
All Seminars Will Be Held in the Midway Room

Here is a list of speakers that will be at the event...

Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell

Considered by some as the greatest arcade and video game player of all time while setting numerous world records for such games as Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and others.

Rickie Knucklez

Rickie Knucklez

World record-holder for the classic game Space Invaders and an actor/producer of several films including “The King of Arcades.”

Joel West

Joel West

A Berzerk and Frenzy arcade world record holder, star of "Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade" and a marathon gamer who has played arcade games well over 48 hours straight on a single quarter.

Walter Day

Walter Day

Founder of Twin Galaxies Arcade in Iowa, and a video game scoring authority and historian. He starred in the documentary "King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters."

Eugene Jarvis

Eugene Jarvis

Creator and author of such games as Defender, Stargate, Robotron: 2084 and many more.

Doc Mack

Doc Mack

Owner of Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, Ill. that is billed as the largest arcade in the world with more than 500 machines.

Jeffrey Wittenhagen

Jeffrey Wittenhagen

Jeffrey Wittenhagen has been an avid NES fan since he could walk. He is a community award-winning author of multiple books, with several in the works, and has been featured in gaming publications such as Nintendo Force (Issue 8!) and the online-only Retrogaming Times Monthly. Weekly, he is also a member of the VGBS Gaming Podcast where they talk about all things gaming, in a unique and analytical fashion. He frequently posts on his blog, Hagen's Alley, with Homebrew NES reviews, "Single Credit" Reviews and Top Tens.

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