Keith Christensen grew up in Houston playing pinball and video games at local arcades like Good Time Charlie’s and Gold Mine. As a young adult, he enjoyed hosting house parties to share his extensive collection of games with friends. In 2002, he moved the party to Fitzgerald’s, a local music club, where the foundation was laid for the multi-day expo we enjoy today,

The Houston Arcade Expo. The Houston Arcade Expo features an assortment of vendors showcasing pinball and arcade-related products, such as parts, accessories, artwork, and memorabilia. Additionally, gaming consoles, retro games, and other gaming-related items are available for purchase. A range of pinball and arcade game tournaments are organized, enabling participants to demonstrate their abilities, compete for attractive prizes, and earn recognition among their peers. The next event will be held on November 10th-12th, 2023 at the Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel, in Houston, Texas.

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Todd Friedman is heavily involved in the retro gaming community and has co-promoted the Video Game Summit in Chicago, IL for the past 16 years. He also has published 2 books and written for various different gaming magazines including Old School Gamer.