Houston Arcade Expo 2021 is coming soon! The event, run by the Houston Area Arcade Group, will be doing its 19th show at the Marriott Westchase on Briarpark Dr in Houston, TX.
This convention will be showcasing arcade cabinets, pinball machines, simulators, home and hybrid consoles, computers from yesteryear, and the like! 75 arcade games from fan-favorite game makers such as Atari, Capcom, Data East, Namco, Nintendo, Midway, Sega, Taito, Williams, and beyond have been established with many more to be revealed!
In addition to the arcade lineup, console owners will be proudly displaying their game consoles for the public to interact with such as the Sega Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, NES, Super NES, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 2, and off-beat peculiarities such as the Virtual Boy, Famicom Disk System, Neo Geo Pocket, Game Boy Camera, CD-i, 3DO and Atari Jaguar.
It is not just about games, over 100 pinball machines have been confirmed! The centerpiece of this years’ show will be some new games from Stern: Godzilla, The Mandalorian, and Led Zeppelin.
Besides getting familiar with some exceptional games, industry guests will also be attending! Respected game designer and Space Invaders champion Rebecca Heineman (designer of the computer game The Bard’s Tale III: Thief of Fate), Donny Gilies (known for his artistic work to Stern pinball machines), and Gerry Stellenberg from Multimorphic, Inc will have their own special seminars and booths. Noted game author, journalist, and all-around media personality Brett Weiss will be there as well as George Gracin from the YouTube channel G to the Next Level and actor Sam J. Jones, noted for playing Flash Gordon in the 1980 film adaption of the classic serials as well as many TV series.
The convention is designed for a general audience of all ages, so mind your P’s and Q’s! Doors open to the public at 12 p.m. noon on Friday, November 12. Day 1 will last until 2 a.m. on Saturday, the 13th. On Saturday at 8 a.m, there will be a vendor Swap Meet in the parking lot from 8 a.m. until noon. Day 2 in the convention building will officially start at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning and will last until 2 a.m. on Sunday morning.