California Extreme
Jul
28
to Jul 29

California Extreme

  • Hyatt Regency Santa Clara (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 22nd annual California Extreme!

California Extreme is the "Classic Arcade Games Show". It's an annual celebration of coin operated pinball machines, video games and other novelties you once found in game arcades. All games on display are set for free play, so leave your quarters in the ash tray in your car. You won't need 'em.

http://www.caextreme.org/

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Saratoga Pinball and Arcade Show
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Saratoga Pinball and Arcade Show

The show will feature approximately 50 pinball machines & arcade games from the past and present, all set on free play. 

The show will also feature an indoor flea market with various pinball & arcade games and parts for sale, as well as a beginner-friendly pinball tournament.

Proceeds from the show will benefit the Saratoga Regional YMCA, a local non-profit charity organization.

Website: pinballsaratoga.com

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Ottawa Pinball and Gameroom Show
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Ottawa Pinball and Gameroom Show

Join us for 2 days of all you can play Pinball and Arcade machines. Shop for Games, Parts, and Gameroom treasures from our Vendor and flea market tables. Play over 100 of your favorite classic and current pinball and arcade games all on free-play!

Take a tour of our interactive amusements museum with table games, trade stimulators and antique coin-operated machines from the 1930's through to the solid state electronic revolution

Compete in the O-Town Throwdown: Capital Pinball Championship Tournament to win cash and prizes, as well as IFPA WPR points.

Website: ottawapinball.com

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White Rose Gameroom Show
Oct
12
to Oct 13

White Rose Gameroom Show

  • York Fairgounds and Expo Center- Memorial Hall East (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

*  Pinball machines, video games, jukeboxes, slot machines, etc.

*  One price admission to play games all day, no quarters required!

*  Lots of door prizes.

*  Pinball and Gameroom items on sale.

*  Kids and adults pinball machine tournaments.

*  Refreshments will be available.

http://www.theyorkshow.com/

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Pin-A-Go-Go
Oct
12
to Oct 14

Pin-A-Go-Go

  • Pinball machines from six different decades on FREE PLAY
  • Pinball parts, memorabilia and games for sale
  • Outdoor Flea Market & Swap Meet on Saturday
  • Pinball Workshops, see schedule closer to show time.
  • Pinball machine and board repair by Rob Anthony on site!
  • Food Service- tempting goodies and a place to enjoy in the shade
  • RV parking on the premises
  • Special nearby hotel room rates, see the FAQ page!
  • Great fun for the whole family!

http://www.pin-a-go-go.org/

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Pinball Expo (Chicago)
Oct
17
to Oct 20

Pinball Expo (Chicago)

  • The Westin Chicago North Shore (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Always a great place to see industry speakers, play in a tournament, buy things from vendors and of course go on the Stern factory tour. 

(Note show hours have not been announced at the time of this posting so check the website for accurate hours of fun, as well as a seminar schedule.)

Website: pinballexpo.net

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Arcade Expo Houston
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Arcade Expo Houston

  • Houston Marriott Westchase (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This show is a Friday and Saturday show (note it actually ends Sunday morning at 2am, not Saturday morning at 2am as the calendar indicates, but we didn't want people skimming the calendar dates to think this was a 3 day show and miss it).

The Houston Area Arcade Group (HAAG) is holding their 17th Annual Arcade Expo on October 19th & 20th at theHouston Marriott Westchase.

There will be over 300 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.

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

Website: arcadecenter.com

 

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Grand Ole Gameroom Expo
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Grand Ole Gameroom Expo

  • Millenium Maxwell House Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Grand Ole Gameroom Expo is a public event for gamers of all ages. Join us for a weekend packed with over 200 arcade and pinball games all set to free play. Play classic arcade games like Donkey Kong, Centipede, Ms Pac-Man, Double Dragon, Street Fighter II, and many others. Also play many classic pinball games like Black Knight, The Addams Family, and even some of the latest pinball games from Stern like Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, Star Wars, and Guardians of the Galaxy. We also have air hockey, skeeball, and other family friendly games.

The Expo also has over 80 game consoles spanning the Atari 2600 to the latest Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, and Playstation VR. There are multiple tournaments for casual players and competitive players on games like Super Smash Bros.

website: grandoleexpo.com

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Pintastic Pinball and Game Room Expo
Jun
28
to Jul 1

Pintastic Pinball and Game Room Expo

  • Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Are you looking for a little relief from the hot summer sun? Look no further than Pintastic New England, which is the first of its kind, centrally located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. This expo is 30,000 square feet of fun for the whole family. The kids can have never-ending excitement with a caricature artist, face painting, friendly clowns, balloon animals, yo yo and juggling show. The adults can bring out their inner child with over 200 pinball machines set on free play, all while enjoying an ice-cold craft beer.

https://pintasticnewengland.com/

 

 

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Southern Fried Gameroom Expo
Jun
8
to Jun 10

Southern Fried Gameroom Expo

  • Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo features more than 250 arcade, pinball and console machines, the fourth annual Southern-Fried Pinball Tournament, tabletop gaming, a vendor expo, exciting programs and guest speakers, movie screenings, and other special events.

http://southernfriedgameroomexpo.com/

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Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show
Jun
8
to Jun 10

Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show

  • Tacoma Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2018 Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show will take place June 8th-10th at the Tacoma Convention Center in Washington State!

-This is our 11th year and it's one of the biggest and smoothest running shows in the world!
-Featuring over 400 pinball and arcade games from the 1950s to the newest games!
-5 pinball tournaments!
-Over a dozen satellite pinball tournaments leading up to the show where you can win prizes, weekend passes, and tournament entries!
-The Northwest Show draws over 4,000 collectors, players and fans of classic coin-op games!
-Top national and local vendors and sponsors!
-One of the best seminar and speaker lineups of any show, run by our top notch video and audio team!
-World record high score attempts!
-Tons of raffle items, prizes and merch! Win a pinball or arcade game each day the show!
-Dozens of one of a kind homebrew games, whitewoods, prototypes, rare games and the debut of newest games from pinball and arcade manufacturers!
-Nice modern air conditioned convention center with 2 hotels within a block of the venue, situated near bars, restaurants and in a town with a dozen microbreweries, many within walking distance!

http://www.nwpinballshow.com/

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Rocky Mountain Pinball Expo
Jun
8
to Jun 10

Rocky Mountain Pinball Expo

  • Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Clear your calendar the weekend of June 8-10, 2018, for three amazing days in Denver, Colorado, with hundreds of pinball, retro console and classic arcade video games to play for free with admission. Play a huge game list and variety of themes in pinball machines and classic arcade video games -- No Quarters Needed. Play, buy, sell, mod, repair, tournament, meetup, and have fun. Game on!

http://www.pinballshowdown.com/

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Midwest Gaming Classic
Apr
13
to Apr 15

Midwest Gaming Classic

The Midwest Gaming Classic is a trade show featuring 100,000+ square feet of retro and modern home video game consoles, pinball machines, arcade video games, computers, table top gaming, crane games, collectible card games and air hockey, and that’s just the start!

The Midwest Gaming Classic is about celebrating gaming, trying new things, learning about the gaming hobby, about meeting others who share the love of gaming, and having fun doing it!

Tickets!

www.midwestgamingclassic.com

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Louisville Arcade Expo
Mar
2
to Mar 4

Louisville Arcade Expo

Do you remember arcades in shopping centers and malls filled with video games and pinball machines? Did you ever play Adventure on the Atari 2600? How about making a greeting card with an Apple II and using Print Shop? With hundreds of Arcade and Pinball machines set on Free Play, and every console you can imagine up to 1999, the Louisville Arcade Expo is where you can relive you memories. Best of all, bring your family and show them how good you are at some real gaming

Website!

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Retro City Festival
Jan
20
to Jan 21

Retro City Festival

  • Pomona Fairplex - Expo Hall 9 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are very pleased to officially announce the first Retro City Festival!! It will be held on January 20th & 21st at the Pomona Fairplex Expo Hall 9 located in Pomona, California. Join us for over 42,000 square feet of retro gaming fun suitable for all ages!

Retro City Festival is an annual celebration dedicated to the history of retro gaming. We showcase the largest selection of retro console gaming under one roof in California. Experience Retro City’s classic arcades, pinball, tournaments, museums and huge console play area!

http://retrocityfestival.com/

Tickets are here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/video-game-convention-retro-city-festival-tickets-33838628248

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Grand Ole Gameroom Expo
Nov
10
to Nov 12

Grand Ole Gameroom Expo

  • Franklin Marriot Cool Springs (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a public event for gamers of all ages. Join us for a weekend packed with over 200 arcade and pinball games all set to free play. Play classic arcade games like Donkey Kong, Centipede, Ms Pac-Man, Double Dragon, Street Fighter II, and many others. Also play many classic pinball games like Black Knight, The Addams Family, and even some of the latest pinball games from Stern like Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, Game of Thrones, and Metallica.

The Expo also has over 60 game consoles spanning the Atari 2600 to the latest Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, and Playstation VR. There are multiple tournaments for casual players and competitive players on games like Super Smash Bros

 

https://grandoleexpo.com/

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Portland Retro Gaming Expo
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Portland Retro Gaming Expo

  • Oregon Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tons of games (arcades, consoles, pins), vendors, speakers and a retro gaming museum. Retro Gaming Expo, Inc. is a Portland, Oregon-based 501(c)4 non-profit cooperative organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for classic video and arcade games through the presentation of events and conventions that celebrate the historic contribution video games have made and continue to make in popular culture.

http://www.retrogamingexpo.com/

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Exhibitors and Vendors!

Speakers and Guests!

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Houston Arcade and Pinball Expo
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Houston Arcade and Pinball Expo

  • Houston Northwest Crown Plaza (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

(Note that the show actually closes at 2am the morning of Sunday the 22nd, but in the interest of avoiding confused and sad people that show up to play Sunday after brunch, our calendar shows it ending on Saturday)

200+ games, tournaments, cosplay contests, speakers, workshops, swap meet....

http://www.arcadecenter.com/

Tickets!

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Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show
Sep
7
to Sep 10

Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show

The Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show will be four fun-filled days of pinball machines, arcade games, toys, and all things classic gaming! All of the games present will be set on FREE PLAY for the weekend. There will be 100 pinball machines and 30+ classic arcade games for you to enjoy with your paid admission. 

http://www.clevelandpinballshow.com/

Tickets!

Games List! 

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Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown & Gameroom Expo
Jun
9
to Jun 11

Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown & Gameroom Expo

  • Marriott South at Park Meadows (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Clear your calendar the weekend of June 9-11, 2017, for three amazing days in Denver, Colorado, with hundreds of pinball, retro console and classic arcade video games to play for free with admission. Play a huge game list and variety of themes in pinball machines and classic arcade video games -- No Quarters Needed. 

http://www.pinballshowdown.com/

Tickets 

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Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show
Jun
9
to Jun 11

Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show

  • Tacoma Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2017 Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show takes place June 9th - 11th at the Tacoma Convention Center in Washington State! The show features over 400 pinball and arcade machines from the 1950s to today, tournaments, world record high score attempts, vendors, seminars, guest speakers, raffles and prizes. This convention draws over 4,000 collectors, players and fans of classic coin-op games.

This is our 10th show! Expect more games, more tournaments, more vendors, more cool things to see and do. We are bringing back some of our favorite special guests from the past decade, it's an all-star cast, check out this line up:

Tickets 

http://www.nwpinballshow.com/

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Pin-a-Go-Go Pinball Show & Swap Meet
May
19
to May 21

Pin-a-Go-Go Pinball Show & Swap Meet

http://pinagogo.org/

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Ann Arbor Michigan Pinball Showcase
May
5
to May 7

Ann Arbor Michigan Pinball Showcase

The Ann Arbor Michigan Pinball Museum will have their 2017 pinball showcase Friday May 5th to Sunday May 7th with 350 machines on free play. Our facility is the third largest dedicated pinball venue (by unique game count) in North America and has games from the 1950s “woodrails” to the latest games from Stern pinball. Every decade, manufacturer and game type is represented at the museum. There are many rare and hard to find games set up and ready to play. All machines are free play, so one entrance ticket allows unlimited play for the day. 

Tickets - Website

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8bitflip
Apr
15
to Apr 16

8bitflip

8bitflip is an annual 2-day pinball and video arcade retro-gaming event run in partnership between Northern Lights Pinball and Arcade Club. Hosted at Arcade Club in Bury Europe’s largest independent video and pinball gaming arcade venue, 8bitflip offers a truly unique and genuine arcade experience for the serious pinball and video arcade game player. There will be over 250 pinball and video arcade games from the 80’s, 90’s and beyond available to play over the weekend with competitions for the serious gamer. Don’t miss it!

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Midwest Gaming Classic 2017
Apr
8
to Apr 10

Midwest Gaming Classic 2017

  • Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Midwest Gaming Classic is a trade show featuring 65,000+ square feet of retro and modern home video game consoles, pinball machines, arcade video games, computers, table top gaming, crane games, collectible card games and air hockey, and that’s just the start!

The Midwest Gaming Classic is about celebrating gaming, trying new things, learning about the gaming hobby, about meeting others who share the love of gaming, and having fun doing it!

https://www.midwestgamingclassic.com/

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