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Anyone going this year? I've never been, but I am treating myself to a late b-day present and going overnight!

 

I will be there with The American Classic Arcade Museum. This is the 3rd year that we have provided the classic coin-op exhibit for the show. We will also be conducting a pinball panel session on Friday 4/6 and a video panel session on 4/7. Details to follow.

 

Mike Stulir

Board of Directors

The American Classic Arcade Museum

http://www.classicarcademuseum.org

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The American Classic Arcade Museum to present seminar on Pinball at PAX-East

 

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WEIRS BEACH, NH – 2/22/2012 The American Classic Arcade Museum (ACAM), the leading museum facility dedicated to the preservation & play of classic coin-operated arcade games, is pleased to announce a panel discussion on the Pinball industry to be held during the 3rd Annual PAX-East Expo in Boston, MA. The session will take place on Friday, April 6th at 4:30pm in the PAX-East “CAT” Theatre.

 

The session will focus on the revival of the Pinball industry, and some of the new pinball games that are currently being manufactured. Over the last 20 years, all but one of the pinball manufacturers has gone out of business. However, a new company has recently been formed that is focused on creating pinball games that look, sound & play like the games of the past. Retro Pinball LLC. of York, PA has recently released their first pinball machine, and ACAM’s panel session will examine the development of their current & future products, the manufacturing process, and the state of the industry.

 

“We are excited that the team from Retro Pinball will be participating in ACAM’s panel discussion at PAX-East,” said Mike Stulir of The American Classic Arcade Museum Board of Directors. “Our facility is focused on the games from the 1960’s through the 1980’s. The Retro Pinball crew is actively developing new pinball games based on the technology and play mechanics of pinball from that same era. Retro Pinball is a great fit for us, and they will bring a unique perspective to our session about the state of the pinball business.”

 

“We are very happy to team up with The American Classic Museum,” said Gene Goodman of Retro Pinball LLC. “We think our game is a perfect match for ACAM’s pinball panel discussion. What better place to show a new retro pinball game then at PAX-East. We are looking forward to meeting everyone and showing our new pinball product during the panel session. The ‘King Of Diamonds’ is a 1967 classic Gottlieb original available new for the first time in over forty years. It is a true ‘players’ pinball, with classic retro style appeal.”

 

PAX-East, an annual gaming convention that attracts over 70,000 attendees, will take place on Friday, April 6th through Sunday, April 8th at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA. In addition to this pinball panel session, ACAM will also be holding a panel session on coin-operated video games, and as in prior years, will host a free arcade of coin-op classics at the expo.

 

Hailed as “The Mecca of Classic Gaming” by MSNBC and "One of the shrines every sports fan should visit" by ESPN: The Magazine, The American Classic Arcade Museum at Funspot is the first 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and displaying vintage coin-operated amusements. Located on the third floor of the largest arcade in the world, the immense Funspot Family Entertainment Super Center, the museum celebrates the origins of the arcade industry with popular games from the past. Asteroids, Pac-Man, Centipede and Gorgar are just a few of the over 300 games currently on display & available for play in the Museum.

The American Classic Arcade Museum at Funspot is open year-round.

 

More information can be found at http://www.ClassicArcadeMuseum.org.

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WEIRS BEACH, NH – 3/8/2012 The American Classic Arcade Museum (ACAM), the leading museum facility dedicated to the preservation & play of classic coin-operated arcade games, is pleased to announce a panel discussion on the preservation of historic videogames to be held during the 3rd Annual PAX-East Expo in Boston, MA. The session will take place on Friday, April 6th 2012 at 11:30am in the PAX-East “NAGA” Theatre.

 

The session, entitled “Selecting Save On The Games We Make” will be presented by John Andersen, contributing author from Gamasutra. The panel discussion will focus on the challenges of preserving the artifacts from gaming history including arcade cabinets, game consoles, cartridges, floppy discs, production documents and source code. Participating in this panel discussion is Gary Vincent, President of The American Classic Arcade Museum. ACAM was established in 1998, and is the first 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving vintage coin-operated amusements. Gary brings over 30 years of experience in the arcade industry, and he is considered to be the foremost preservationist of arcade game history.

 

Also participating in this panel are Raiford Guins, Associate Professor of Digital Cultural Studies & Founding Curator of the William A. Higinbotham Game Studies Collection at Stony Brook University, and Joe Santulli, Organizer of Classic Gaming Expo & Founder of Digital Press/Digital Press Videogames.

 

“I had the amazing opportunity to visit ACAM last November for the 2nd Annual PAX East Arcade Party. It was my first visit to ACAM at its location in Weirs Beach. It was there that I saw the dedication and hard work that Gary and his team have put into keeping original arcade gameplay preserved. It is an honor to have Gary as a panelist for this discussion. PAX East attendees will surely be inspired by the experiences he’ll share at the panel involving his preservation work. It’s this meticulous work and technical expertise that allows us to keep playing countless classic arcade games in their original form.”

 

“I could not be happier to be part of this panel discussion,” said Gary Vincent of The American Classic Arcade Museum. “This is a great opportunity to sit with my peers from other facilities and discuss the obstacles we all face on a daily basis. It should be a great forum for exchanging ideas and informing the public about what goes on behind the scenes to preserve historic gaming artifacts for present and future generations.”

 

PAX-East, an annual gaming convention that attracts over 70,000 attendees, will take place on Friday, April 6th through Sunday, April 8th at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA. In addition to participating in this game preservation panel session, ACAM will also be holding a panel session on pinball and another on coin-operated video games. As in prior years, ACAM will host a free arcade of coin-op classics at the expo.

 

Hailed as “The Mecca of Classic Gaming” by MSNBC and "One of the shrines every sports fan should visit" by ESPN: The Magazine, The American Classic Arcade Museum at Funspot is the first 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and displaying vintage coin-operated amusements. Located on the third floor of the largest arcade in the world, the immense Funspot Family Entertainment Super Center, the museum celebrates the origins of the arcade industry with popular games from the past. Asteroids, Pac-Man, Centipede and Gorgar are just a few of the over 300 games currently on display & available for play in the Museum.

The American Classic Arcade Museum at Funspot is open year-round.

 

More information can be found at www.ClassicArcadeMuseum.org.

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A portion of the queue line for the ACAM videogame panel.

 

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People taking their seats before the beginning of the panel session.

 

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From left: ACAM's Mike Stulir (moderator), Steve Golson (Ms. Pac-Man), Jonathan Hurd (Food Fight), & Eric Pribyl (Cruisn' USA/World/Exotica series). Over 300 people attended this session.

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ACAM staffers from left: Tina Gebhard, Joe Rainone, Adam Pfiefer, Scott Gaulin, Mike Stulir, Gary Vincent, Dan Dow, Ethan O'Toole & Erik Beebe

 

 

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ACAM staffers from left: Dane Tullock & Scott Gaulin

 

 

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Opening of the show at 10am on 4/6/12. Thanks to Adam Pfiefer for our incredible laser light show.

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I didn't notice this earlier.... Should have chimmed in, then again i've been away for awhile from here...

 

Anyway I was hoping to get more info on the Classic Console room and why on sunday they had a sign up something about a stolen server.

 

I probably should have went inside and asked, but was trying to do my own thing.

 

Does anyone know anything?

 

(on a more positive note, I'll post pictures maybe in a month, :-p Still got 1 and a half weeks of vacation to go since PAX was just a portion of my vacation)

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I wish I could have attended this year. The classic arcade was my favorite part last year!

 

Over the last three years, you have no idea how many people told us that the ACAM Classic Arcade was their favorite part of the show. :)

 

 

Any chance some video of those 2 panels will be posted? Missing those makes me wish I could have gone even more. :(

 

We should have audio and video from all three panels (Game Preservation, Pinball & Video) available sometime in the next few months. PAX staff recorded everything in all panels, but considering how many panel sessions they record over the three days, It will take some time for them to sort everything. We will make them available as soon as everything is passed on to us.

 

We will certainly get some more photos posted here in the next few days. We have started a "Highlights from PAX-East 2012" photo album on the ACAM Facebook page, which can be found at this link. There are 74 photos there now, and more will be added shortly.

 

Mike Stulir

Board of Directors

The American Classic Arcade Museum

http://www.classicarcademuseum.org

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