RETRO VIDEO GAMES

New to the 2021 show!

If you are into retro gaming, welcome to our new addition to Pinball Expo!

Whether you collect the consoles or the games, this year's event will feature vendors selling both the most current as well as the early collectibles.

In 2019, the Pinball Expo reserved a room for retro gaming consoles to be played. It was our first introduction to this genre. It was a big hit, so we decided to expand on this idea and create a whole section of the expo to retro gaming. We will have vendors, consoles, special guests from the video game community. Todd Friedman (collector and author of retro gaming) and Paul Zimmerman (Atari 2600 world record holder) will be bringing in the classics from Atari to PlayStation, ColecoVision to Xbox, all the classics will be covered. Vendors will be there to sell many games, systems and other accessories. Special guests will sign autographs and take pictures. Come live the past in this amazing area of the pinball expo.

Pinball Expo is happy to host the International Video Game Hall of Fame - Class of 2021 Induction Ceremony. There will be a formal presentation of all the inductees and an autograph session after. For more information on the International VIdeo Game Hall of Fame, please visit www.ivghof.info.

The Nominations for the International Video Game Hall of Fame - Class of 2021 are now OPEN and are ready to submit on the website. The deadline to submit is May 15th, 2021.

All the Categories are below and you can nominate as many times as you like for as many categories as you like. You must submit one form for each nomination.

If you prefer to mail the form or email it, there is a place you can download the PDF to send it.
The email and mail in address are on the form.

CATEGORIES

PEOPLE:

  • Golden Age Gamer (1970-1989)
    • A Video Game Player whose accomplishments occurred primarily within the era of the 1970’s and 1980’s.
  • 1990's Gamer (1990-1999)
    • A Video Game Player whose accomplishments occurred primarily within the era of the 1990’s.
  • 2000’s Gamer (2000-Present)
    • A Video Game Player whose accomplishments occurred primarily within the era of the 2000’s.
  • Game Developer
    • Honoring individuals who have shaped the history of the global electronic gaming industry through their historic game creations or technological innovations.
  • Industry Leader
    • Honoring individuals who have inspired the growth, vitality, and prosperity of the global electronic gaming industry through their business wisdom and creative vision.

GAMES:

  • Golden Age Game
    • Video Game published between 1970-1989
  • 1990’s Era Game
    • Video Game published between 1990-1999
    • 2000’s Era Game
      Video Game published between 2000-Present

SPECIAL AWARDS:

  • Community Action Award
    • Community action changes people’s lives for the better, embodies the spirit of hope and improves communities. The recipient of this award has demonstrated their dedication to that purpose.
  • Walter Day Lifetime Achievement Award
    • This award honors individuals that have served the electronic gaming industry over the course of a long career, enriching the industry with their contributions, strong leadership, and creative vision.