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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!

The calm before the storm…

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We are in the final countdown to the Louisville Arcade Expo taking place in Louisville this weekend.  Many local (and some not-so-local) collectors, players and lovers of “all things retro gaming” are making final preparations to haul pinball machines, arcade games, classic consoles/computers and anyone else who is along for the ride and converge for the 3rd-annual LAX.

 

Despite the expo running for the entire weekend, there will be some pre-expo events, in case you are interested:

  • Wednesday night (3/6/2013) –Pinball tournament is being held at Zanzabar!
  • Thursday night (3/7/2013) – official ‘unloading’ at the expo – this is one of the best parts of the event, IMHO.  A lot of the local collectors are onsite getting everything ready for the playing public.  It’s a great time to come visit with the people who make the whole weekend a possibility.  Of course, you have to contribute a game to participate here, so if you are planning on bringing something to the expo and have been on the fence, hopefully this will entice you a bit further!

The local media coverage of the expo has picked up steam, as well.  Check out this article from Matt Frassica in the March 4th, 2013 Courier Journal – http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013303040063&nclick_check=1 as it has a lot of good background info for this year’s expo and what to expect (and who will be there, as well!)

This year’s expo promises a lot and I know it will deliver.  There is an entirely new floor plan, lots of vendor space and retro goodness everywhere.  Be sure to keep abreast of the current game list as well… it will change from day-to-day and there is always a lot of walk-in ‘surprises’ as well.

Pack up the kids, throw on your best Nintendo t-shirt and we’ll see you at the expo!

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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Retro Spotlight : ArcadeRx & The Louisville Arcade Expo

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This is the first of what I intend to be a series of “Retro Spotlight” interviews that focus on local collectors and industry alumni.

Matt Fleitz, Joe Stith and Jeremy Fleitz from The Louisville Arcade Expo. - Image courtesy of the Louisville Voice Tribune

Matt Fleitz, Joe Stith and Jeremy Fleitz from The Louisville Arcade Expo. - Image courtesy of the Louisville Voice Tribune

For the first foray into honing my interview skills, I had the pleasure of sitting down for a couple hours with brothers Jeremy & Matt Fleitz and business partner/Luigi impersonator extraordinaire, Joe Stith. These guys are the brainchild (and strong backs) behind the Louisville Arcade Expo and also own the Expo’s parent company, ArcadeRx.

The guys were very gracious to invite me over to their shop and allow me to ask those ‘hard-hitting’ retro questions that we all want answers to.

And they offered up free beer.

Between all the discussion and the shop tour, I was able to get my version of almost “20 questions” answered up..

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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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