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Episode 07a – 2014 Louisville Arcade Expo – Friday Night Livestream Show

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March 2014

This is the first of 3 ‘special episodes’ that encompasses our coverage of the 2014 Louisville Arcade Expo.

This show was recorded Friday night, March 7th 2014 and includes live coverage from the expo floor, a daily recap of the show (with tons of banter, discussion and fun) and sit-in guest interviews from show participants.  We catch up with Ed Lutz (interviewed in Episode 02), Geoff Schunerle (interviewed in Episode 03), local collector Jason Bradley and Travis Sims from Arcade Rescue 911. To wrap it all up, we even have a special visit from Brent’s niece as she sits in for a bit and gives us all the ‘expert’ view from the perspective that really matters.

We’ll also be releasing the Saturday night livestream show (with special guests John Trudeau, Preston Burt from Gameroom Junkies Arcade & Pinball Podcast and Phoebe Smith, more family members and friends of the show – just to name a few!) along with our special coverage of the John Trudeau and Python Anghelo discussion panel. Be sure to check back for those episodes to be posted soon!

Join in on the fun and relive the action of the expo!  Brent and I proceed to talk ourselves hoarse over all the activity of the show, but it was a fantastic time and we look forward to bringing more live events to the show over time.

Let us know what you think – send us an e-mail (podcast@brokentoken.com) or leave us a voicemail at 470-2CALLBT!

Thanks for listening and GAME ON!

Episode 6a–The ‘kid’ in all of us

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March 2014

(Channeling our inner Gomer – say it with us now….) – “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!”

Hey everyone, we are back with a special ‘mini-episode’ this week in preparation for the upcoming Louisville Arcade Expo that’s taking place this upcoming weekend, March 7th – 9th, 2014.

Brent couldn’t get over to the mobile studio in time to get this episode ready to go, so I went to the bench and enlisted the help of my 8-year old daughter (Pumpkin) to sit in on this episode with me and we talk about the Expo from all kinds of angles – and from two very different sets of eyes.   It’s amazing what sticks with the kiddos…

Besides the classic arcade and pinball action that everyone is ready for, we cover the upcoming events and seminar schedule, as well as our upcoming live stream events.  We’ve got the schedule published below so you can refer back to it at any time.

All broadcasts will be available on our MixLR Radio feed – http://www.mixlr.com/brokentoken

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Live podcast broadcast from the show floor!Friday - March 7th @ 7:00 PM EST - ???Open-mic with Brent & Whitney and whoever else stops by the booth! Recap of the day's events, news and any other antics we can put on air!
Live stream seminar (Gene Cunningham)Saturday - March 8th @ 1:00 PM EST (1 hour)Open Q&A session with Gene Cunningham from Illinois PinballGene will no longer be at the expo this year, we apologize for any confusion.
Live stream seminar (Skit-B)Saturday - March 8th @ 2:00 PM EST (1 hour)Open Q&A session with Skit-B on the inspiration and creation of custom pinball machineshttp://www.skitbpinball.com/
Live stream seminar (John Trudeau)Saturday - March 8th @ 3:00 PM EST (1 hour+)Legendary pinball designer John Trudeau hosts a slide show about pinball design and we host an open Q&A session afterwards.

If all goes according to plan, we'll also talk to Python Anghelo (via Skype) as part of this very special seminar, so please stick around and let's see some magic happen!
Live podcast broadcast from the show floor!Saturday - March 8th @ 7:00 PM EST - ???Open-mic session with Brent & Whitney and whoever else stops by the booth!

We've also got a very special guest that is rumored to be sitting in with us, so check back for more details!

Brent, Kristy and I will also be manning our very own booth at the show, so stop by, say Hi, grab a picture with us and be kind and buy your very own ‘2014 Brokentoken Podcast T-shirt’ that will be making it’s ‘WORLD WIDE’ (lol) debut!  Hey, it’s for a good cause and you’ll be supporting the show!

We’ll also be taking up donations for both Barry Oursler and Python Anghelo to help them offset some serious medical bills.  100% of the proceeds will make it to the respective GoFundMe campaigns for each person, so please consider donating for a very worthy cause and help our fellow man out and let them know that the classic gaming (especially Pinball) community cares!

We are looking forward to meeting everyone possible at the expo!  Come on by and say Hi!

GAME ON!

Recap – Louisville Arcade Expo 2012

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2012-03-04-69Now that the lights, sounds and crowds of the 2012 Louisville Arcade Expo are behind us, this presents the perfect time to revisit for those who didn’t get to attend.  There was so much going on this year, that it was kind of hard to take everything in and make sure that all aspects of the show were captured.  Hopefully this summary will give a good recap of the overall experience and show just how much has changed from last year’s show.

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Louisville Arcade Expo 2012 – Here’s all you need to know…

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LAX2012-BannerThe 2012 edition of the Louisville Arcade Expo is heading back to town for the weekend of March 2-4, 2012, and it promises to be bigger and better than last year.  If you happened to attend last year’s inaugural event then the format will be much the same of what we classic/retro gamers love – rooms packed with rows and rows of classic arcade games, pinballs and console gaming action all set on free-play and ready for hours and hours of fun.

If you need a quick refresher on the 2011 show, check out my recap – http://www.brokentoken.com/events/recap-louisville-arcade-expo-2011/.

What will make this years event different is not so much changing up any of the core events, but instead the focus is on improving the venue, game selection, expanding the floor space and generally making everything “better” where possible.

Follow the break to find out all the new goodness that will be this year’s expo…

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Recap – Louisville Arcade Expo (2011)

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It came, we saw, it kicked some tail and now it’s gone (but hopefully to return next year).

 

In short – the expo rocked.

I attended with some friends and family members on Saturday and arrived on the scene around 11:00 AM.  The crowd was brisk and there was a lot of action in each of the dedicated game rooms as well as the pinball/arcade exhibition area.   I spent a good amount of time just taking everything in and trying to figure out what I was going to play.

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