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General Show Information / 2021 Music Program
« Last post by Ken Chaney on October 09, 2021, 12:39:59 am »
In the console room, 2nd floor:

Saturday 10/16
Rock Band Noon-7 PM
DJ Bit 7-8 PM
Druniverse 8-8:45 PM
Vector Hold 9:30-10:15 PM
Starfarer 10:30-11:15 PM

Sunday 10/17
Rock Band Noon-5 PM
General Show Information / 2021 Speaker Lineup
« Last post by Ken Chaney on October 09, 2021, 12:17:25 am »
Sessions will be on Saturday, in the Cedar room on the second floor, at the far end of the exhibit hall.

How to Play Pinball
Andrei Massenkoff (ANM), Michael Mattsson

Schoolteacher and 2011 World Pinball Champion, Andrei Massenkoff, will show you how.  How do you think they do it?  I don't know -
what makes them so good?  From basic to world-class methods, learn the art of pinball techniques and strategies so you can play your best
and have even more fun playing pinball!  Q & A session will follow.  Michael Mattsson will help us all see what is going on with his pinball camera setup.

2 PM
Baby Pac-Man
Chris Kuntz

Baby Pac-Man Is Fun And You Should Play It.
or I Learned To Like Baby Pac-Man And You Can Too
or Baby Pac-Man: Okay Once You Get To Know It
or Maybe This Will Get People Playing Pinball Again
Hear what Chris has discovered about this unusual hybrid pinball-video game that makes him like it.
What appears to be a desperate attempt to get noticed turns out to be a real game worth learning.

3 PM
Micropin - advanced, artwork-free bartop pinball from 1979!
Matt Walsh, Ken Sumrall

A Southern California company set out to build and operate a half-scale bartop pinball called Micropin Pentacup.
In the process they challenged everything we thought we knew about pinball - like, um, should it have a coin slot?
Some of the results are visionary, others unfortunate but all interesting.
We will have at least one example at the show and in this talk.

4 PM
So you want to buy a pinball machine: Acquisition, Feeding, and Basic Maintenance
Tim Showalter

In this Q&A session, we offer advice on how to find a pinball machine, what to look for in a used game, a little bit about how much to pay,
some maintenance advice, and the single most important maintenance tip. (Spoiler: That tip is to remember to change the batteries!)

5 PM
Special screening of the SXSW 2020 Documentary "Insert Coin"
Josh Tsui

INSERT COIN is the amazing behind-the-scenes story of one of the greatest video game studios of all time – Midway Games.
Led by the “Godfather of Videogames” Eugene Jarvis, the company pioneered the concept of live action gaming, kickstarting a new arcade
boom and grossing billions of dollars in the process with massive hits like Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam.

Through intimate and often hilarious interviews with the people who were there, we witness how a small, tight-knit group of friends deal with
next level success and the roller coaster ride that comes with it.

"Sometimes the right subject finds the right person behind the camera...and that's what makes Insert Coin much more than your average video
game behind-the-scenes documentary."
Best 15 Films for 2020
Ars Technica
"With entertaining and fascinating nuggets throughout, ‘Insert Coin’ is a lot of fun. It’s a wonderful companion piece for a very significant era in
gaming history."
James Swirsky
Co-Director of Indie Game: The Movie
"Superbly told. A love letter to the wild west era of game-making, where—with just a keyboard and joystick—the outlaws broke all the rules
and in the process made some of the greatest games in the 80s and 90s.”
Blake Harris
Author of Console Wars, The History Of The Future
General Show Information / Re: Official CAX 2020 T-Shirts & Badges!
« Last post by MrJBRPG on October 01, 2021, 06:34:38 am »
Are you also open for fan submissions for CAX 2021 Tshirts? I already submitted mine.
General Show Information / Re: Official CAX 2020 T-Shirts & Badges!
« Last post by TrevEB on September 29, 2021, 03:16:38 pm »
Hi Jeff,

A couple questions for you.
Was this T-shirt from 2020 produced and if so are there any left?
Have to say I like it! even if we didnt have a show. If you have em, let me know how to purchase.

Perhaps it could we updated for 2021.

That said, are you hard at work for the Oct 2021 T-Shirt?
May I strongly recommend the evil asteroid from Blasteroids for the theme? Just seems like such a natural for our ongoing pandemic days.

All the Best!
Local pick up only in SF Bay Area. Must take the entire lot all at once, no breaking it up.

My brother passed away last year. He was an avid collector and had quite a bit of video game stuff. I would like this stuff to go to another collector.

tens if not hundreds of various vintage main boards and misc boards
eproms, eprom burners and erasers
Oscilloscope and other misc tools
misc parts
multiple partial cabinets
multiple CRTs


You will need to bring a truck and take everything on 7/30/21. I will not split it up.

General Show Information / 2021 CAX Fan submissions? (T-shirts, mugs, etc.)
« Last post by MrJBRPG on June 19, 2021, 04:26:28 am »
Since there is a recent announcement of CAX physical event happening this year, with obvious limited capacity, why not celebrate by having fan submissions of CAX 2021 to celebrate arcade and pinball goodness.

Example: CAX image (note, my submission is not yet final, needs some more touches and will release once date is set.)
General Show Information / Re: Any word on California Extreme 2021?
« Last post by MrJBRPG on June 19, 2021, 04:24:01 am »
Read the latest news and they said they will be open for late summer - Late August / Early September. It will be more restricted physical event as a transition towards normality.

I strongly believe that this event will likely require vaccination cards and/or photos of legitimate vaccine cards to be granted access and/or face covers.

Anyways, let's bring on the sprit once more.
Not sure if I’m breaking a rule posting about retro console gaming here.
But I’m selling a working Samsung GXTV. I’d like to to go to someone who appreciates gaming and CRT tech.

Working 1996 Samsung GX Gaming CRT Television 13" TV GXE-1395 Vintage Gamer. No remote.
The right speaker isn’t working, but based on my research, it’s a pretty easy repair and a common issue. Condition is "Used".

Here a link to an ebay listing with pictures. Please let me know if you have any questions.
General Show Information / Re: Any word on California Extreme 2021?
« Last post by Unclefishbits on May 20, 2021, 02:54:02 pm »
Front page has a new link that they're figuring out all the options and they know Coronavirus is moving fast, so they can too and are trying to make it happen. Possibly a different format, or a later date this year.
General Show Information / Any word on California Extreme 2021?
« Last post by EliasZ on April 25, 2021, 08:48:56 pm »
Has anyone heard anything definite about CAX 2021? When and where will it be? Will it be virtual or in-person? Will it happen at all? I haven't found any definite answers on, this forum, or Facebook.
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