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Offline Mark Birsching

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CAX 2020 Online Show Schedule!!
« on: July 31, 2020, 12:05:16 pm »

We'll stream a series of talks at so go there now and click on that little heart-Follow thing so you can get connected for the August 1 streams.  Many of the speakers will in the CHAT during the Twitch streams to field live questions then and there.

We wish to thank Zen Studios for stepping in to make this possible by volunteering production for these sessions!  Here is the schedule!!

10:00 AM
Introduction / Welcome

10:05 AM
Stern Pinball - Stranger Things
Brian Eddy and Mike Vinikour
The making of the Stranger Things pinball machine will be the main topic, but questions about other Stern Pinball related topics are welcome.

11:00 AM
Jack Danger
Jack Danger gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his journey to create an original pinball machine FROM SCRATCH with little knowledge on how to do so!
As the eccentric host of the award winning Twitch show “Dead Flip”, Jack Danger primarily focuses on pinball, game reveals, and helping people improve their skills in the hobby!

11:15 AM
Artist Steve Thomas
Steve has done a lot of incredible art including a set of arcade themed propaganda style posters and this year's CA Extreme shirt.
Take a look:
He'll discuss his motivations and process, and may even create something new along the way.
He will take you through an arcade-inspired propaganda-style poster from completed sketch to final image working on the computer in Illustrator and Photoshop, and hopefully share some tips and tricks that others may not have considered when designing digitally.
The result of that effort is available here:

11:30 AM
Zen Studios
Mel Kirk
Zen Studios has been innovating for the modern arcade fan and has a few things to reveal!

11:50 AM - Arcade 1 UP

12:00 PM
Tempest / I, Robot / Major Havoc
Jonathan Koolpe, Dave Jury, and Jess Askey
- Mastering the Classics:   Join classic video game arcade enthusiasts Jonathan Koolpe and Dave Jury as they show how to master (or at least last longer) on two classic Atari video games:  Tempest and I, Robot.  These are two very challenging and fast-paced games, but Jonathan and Dave took it upon themselves to master each and are glad to share their experiences and techniques for playing each game through to some of the highest levels.  Segment will include game play demonstrations and question and answer sessions.

-Major Havoc - The PROMISED END:  In the works for over 3 years, the Major Havoc - THE PROMISED END project is now dangerously close to completion!  The team behind this amazing project is honored to share the current status for the project.  Learn about what this game is and why this update is so cool (and very much sanctioned with input by the game's original programmer, Owen Rubin), who all is making it happen along with detailed updates on the current progress and release plans (including demonstrations of the updated levels and the actual PROMISED END on a dedicated and original Major Havoc upright video game). This is a game that can be played on both HBMAME and on an original Modified Major Havoc PCB, so come learn a bit and get excited for THE PROMISED END!

1:00 PM
Marco Pinball presents: Buying Your First Pinball Machine
Presenters: Tim Showalter, TJ Beyer, Kyle Spiteri all skilled pinball aficionados
Moderator: Imoto Harney, Marco Pinball

Join Tim, TJ, and Kyle as they teach us "almost" everything you need to know about buying and owning your first pinball machine!

2:30 PM
maimai showcase
Charlie Moseley and the crew crew who brought you maimai (lovingly known as the washing machine game) to CAX last year is back at it again!  Join us to watch an introduction to one of the most unique rhythm games from Japan and then follow into a showcase of high level and meme play to both laugh and impress!

3:30 PM
Josh Tsui
Josh Tsui, film director and game developer will preview two segments from his documentary feature, Insert Coin.

First segment covers the return of Eugene Jarvis to Williams Electronics, post videogame crash. He unleashes a game called NARC which ushers in the coming 90s era of arcade games.

The second segment discusses how Williams Electronics became Midway Games and the chaos from those times as two rival companies become one.

4:00 PM
NES Hacking
John Riggs
John Riggs of Rigg'd Games rebuilds, restores, and reworks classic NES games. He'll be offering a primer on NES hacking during CAX 2020, so if you've ever wanted to dig into a classic cartridge and customize the code, this one's for you!

5:00 PM
Stephen Kleckner will host a Street Fighter Tournament

5:20 PM
Pinball Tips and Tricks
Andrei Massenkoff, Leslie Ruckman, and Eric Wagensonne
San Francisco pinball experts ranked in the 99th percentile of the IFPA World Pinball Player Rankings will answer questions and discuss game strategies to help you improve your play, score more, and have more fun playing pinball. In the chat, Leslie Ruckman, fresh off her 3rd-place finish in the IFPA Women's World Championships in March, will be answering your questions live!

6:00 PM
Following the speakers, we'll have an online party.

We'll kick it off with some arcade Quiplash hosted by Dan Amrich.

Then, pull on your Plimsolls, Martins, or Off the Walls and we'll have some music from:
Extra Lives
The Surfle Jerks
Sergio & The Holigrams

« Last Edit: July 31, 2020, 01:19:32 pm by Mark Birsching »

Offline Djewing123

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Re: CAX 2020 Online Show Schedule!!
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 09:54:56 am »

Thanks to everyone for making this happen this year!  I know it was a lot of work, but it is appreciated!  I missed some of the earlier live stream presentations, but was able to catch up last night and this morning. Great videos! I always seem to be so busy I end up missing most of the seminars when I am there in person-although I've ought some great one's over the years like the history of Exidy, How to Service XY monitors, Pinball Tips, etc.  Any plans to film and post future CAX seminars after CAX next year too?

Anyway, hope to see you all next year in person!