2021 Show News

10/04/2021 - The deadline for booking a room at the Doubletree Hilton at the special CAX Room has been extended to 10/11/2021.  Be sure to head over to the Hotel Info page for more information.  

09/23/2021 - The deadline for Pre-registration (which gets you in an hour early and a souvenir badge with your name on it) is 09.26.2021.  View the Tickets Page for more information!   

09/15/2021 - Volunteers signup for Load In / Load Out now available!   

09/10/2021 - Hotel Reservations are available - book your rooms now! 

09/06/2021 - COVID-19 Requirements added - please review carefully 

09/06/2021 - Pre-registration is now open. Get your tickets now!

09/02/2021 - We are very pleased to officially announce the dates for this year's California Extreme Arcade and Pinball Show. It will be held on October 16-17, 2021, at the DoubleTree Hilton in San Jose, California. Please join us for our 25th show with hundreds of your favorite arcade and pinball games, both past and present, all gathered for another fun-filled weekend of arcade excitement for everyone!

We are working on this year's lineup of seminars, guest speakers, and other arcade-themed events that make the show so much fun each year. On that note, we are looking to you (as we have before), the arcade community, for suggestions for topics and speakers. Is there something you would like to see presented (or even present yourself)? This is your chance to let us know what you would like to see! Send us an email at info@caextreme.org and let us know. We welcome all suggestions and will consider each one carefully.

Start making your plans, requesting time off work, making reservations by planes, trains, automobiles, and especially trucks to come out and join us for another crazy, arcade-filled weekend! And be sure to let us know if you are interested in bringing games and/or volunteering to help us out by contacting us at info@caextreme.org. Both are most welcome (and can be worth free admission and/or other goodies!).

Thanks to all our previous exhibitors and volunteers. We hope we can count on your again, and if you've never brought games or volunteered before, why not give it a try this year? Even bringing one or two games is very much appreciated. If you have more games you're considering bringing, contact us for more details. Sure, it may be a little work, but you may be pleasantly surprised at how much more fun you have in the end. We promise!

The hotel will be accepting reservations soon (sometime next week). We will send out the link once we receive it.

We want you to be aware of several things given the current state requirements that are in effect at this time and are scheduled to be in effect at the time of the show:
- We will require proof of full vaccination (last shot must be at least two weeks or more before the show) or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the show before you can attend.
- You will be required to wear masks during the show.
- The government could impose new restrictions if another outbreak would happen up to and including canceling this show.

In addition, we may need to limit the number of attendees due to the smaller size of the venue this year. Those who pre-register would have priority over other attendees.

Since time is rather short, we will open ticket registration in the next few day - please take a moment to register as soon as you can so we can determine if we need to limit attendance.

We realize this is one week after Pin-A-Go-Go in Dixon. Although this is not ideal, both shows agreed that this is the best possible plan for this year. We encourage you to go to both shows and get fully back into the pinball and arcade experience!

Keep checking this website for more info.