Alex CND (or CaptainNintendoDude) has been a strong force in the Nintendo YouTuber community. With a strong focus of being a video game vlogger and traveling the country in an RV to various conventions, Alex dedicates himself to his work and insuring that what you get in the videos is authentically him. Oh yeah, he also waited in line a full month to be the first person to buy the Nintendo Switch from the Nintendo New York store.
Arda Ocal is a broadcaster with ESPN/MSG networks and one of the preeminent hosts of retro gaming expos and tournaments across the country. He’s also the self-proclaimed 75th ranked Tetris player in New York. Arda will be commentating on our NHL ’94 tournament. Don’t miss it!
Since 2005, the CAGcast has been a pretty silly podcast about video games and the topics that affect gamers. Hosts CheapyD, Wombat, and Shipwreck talk industry news, review games, supply game shopping tips and generally share too much of our personal lives. Giving new meaning to “Talk is Cheap”, the CAGcast is the official Podcast of the video game shopping community, CheapAssGamer.com
Join Cheapy D, Shipwreck and Wombat for a live recording of the CAGcast at this years Long Island Retro Gaming Expo.
Anatoly Shashkin’s “DOS Nostalgia” is about memories, re-examining the past, and software preservation. Drop by to discover a whole new world of MS-DOS games and learn about what makes them so special, or to revisit your IBM PC memories.
Leonard Herman, the Game Scholar, is the father of videogame history. His book Phoenix, now in its 4th edition, was the first comprehensive book about the history of videogames, when it was published in 1994. Now a columnist with Old School Gaming Magazine, Leonard has written articles for Electronic Gaming Monthly, Game Informer, Edge and many other magazines. For the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo he is teaming up with e-sports commentator, Arda Ocal, and the Immortal John Hancock to discuss game history and preservation.
NESmaker is a software tool for creating brand new, hardware playable, cartridge based games for the Nintendo Entertainment System…without having to write a single line of code. Come see one of the projects co-founders, Austin McKinley, talk about how this amazing project came to be in a live Q&A session at the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo 2018.
We will also be screening the movie that started it all, “The New 8-bit Heroes” on Saturday night at 8pm in the main theater.
Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the author of the book, “The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Video Game Developers,” which features interviews with legendary video game creators the likes of David Crane, Warren Spector, Mark Turmell and John Tobias and has been covered by the New York Daily News, Forbes, Huffington Post and the Miami Herald.
Hickey is also a voice actor, having starred in Shotgun With Glitters’ Survival/Horror game, “The Padre” and is the writer of the upcoming video game, Tr.1.S, which features a dev team consisting of industry vets from Madden, Overwatch, God of War and Sunset Overdrive. Hickey also voices one of the game’s main protagonists, p05.
Join everyone’s favorite gamer & collector, Pete Dorr, for an interactive panel to talk about your expo pickups, obscure game collecting, or chat with Pete about his latest speed-running accomplishments and interests.
Jeremy Parish will be returning to the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo in 2018! The original classic gaming podcast continues its endless quest to explore the history of video games, one game at a time. From forgotten black-and-white arcade machines to modern-day remakes, Retronauts spans more than four decades of vintage gaming greatness!
Shawn Long, better known in the gaming community as RGT 85, covers everything on YouTube from retro gaming to the Nintendo Switch. Appearing for the first time at the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo 2018, Shawn is looking forward to meeting fans, finding games, entertaining on his panel, and having a blast in Long Island!
Jon Downey best known as Spawn Wave is best known for creating News Shows and technical teardowns for game consoles and electronics. He is looking forward to seeing what the gaming scene in Long Island can offer.
Adam Shub aka Squarepainter has been hand painting nostalgic pixel art since 2008. His YouTube channel consists of time lapse paintings, art reviews, pick up videos and more. He’ll be presenting a panel alongside TinyNeenja about good/bad video game box art and everything in between.
Geekade Presents The Stone Age Gamer Podcast Stone Age Showdown: The Best Worst Controller
Bad controllers have been around as long as video games themselves. From the non-centering joysticks of the Atari 5200 to the three-handed design of the Nintendo 64, we’ve suffered through, and even learned to love, some really bad controllers. Which one is the best of the worst? The Stone Age Gamer Podcast’s Kris Randazzo as well as special guests Dean DeFalco (Vest and Friends) and Matt Raimo (WaveBack) have assembled 16 classically flawed controllers for a tournament of champions to decide which one reigns supreme! Who will win the Stone Age Showdown?
David Murray (AKA: The 8-Bit Guy) produces a computer video series focusing mainly on retro technology from the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. Some people will be re-living their childhood, while others will be experiencing the technology for the first time.
Longtime Mega-Collector of nearly 30 complete US collections. One of the original organizers of the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. Currently sharing his collection on his growing channel The Immortal John Hancock. Featured guest speaker of many Northwest Game Expos including Canada.
TinyNeenja is an illustrator and creative Twitch streamer that focuses on horror and retro games. She’ll be presenting a panel alongside Squarepainter about good/bad video game box art and everything in between.
Vinny is the creator of the Vinesauce YouTube channel which is home to video game corruptions, showcases of awful games, disturbing Mario and Luigi cartoons, original characters, and bizarre game glitches. He also has a popular Twitch channel where his YouTube material comes from.
The We Talk Games Podcast Arcade Weekly is a half hour, hard cut, stacked arcade game review show! Each week Kyle VonKubik, Wiggly of Trap Door, and John E Capcom will review one hot arcade game that you need to play, maybe!
20Science Fiction and Fantasy illustrator David O. Miller has created art for many RPG game companies such as TSR, GDW, White Wolf Publishing, Steve Jackson Games, West End Games and Wizards of the Coast, as well as other publishing companies including Baen Books, DoubleDay Science Fiction and Military Book Clubs, Topps and Inkworks.
His early Dungeons & Dragons work includes illustrations for 2nd edition AD&D Player’s Handbook and Dungeon Master Guide Revised (1995), Player’s Option: Spells & Magic (1996), Rock of Bral, Heart of the Enemy, Greyspace, Dune Trader, and The Complete Spacefarer’s Handbook (1992), Space Lairs, Krynnspace, Black Flames, and The Astromundi Cluster (1993), City Sites (1994) and Glantri: Kingdom of Magic, Castle Sites. David has also created both cover and interior art for numerous issues of Dungeon Adventures and Dragon magazines.
David was introduced to role playing games such as D&D, Runequest, and many others, in 1977. Shortly afterwards he began freelancing as a fantasy illustrator. For a while David also worked as the Art Director for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center/U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.
Currently, David operates his own graphic design/illustration studio in Long Island, NY. He also teaches courses at the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills, NY. His very popular Adobe foundation classes include Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. He teaches classes in digital painting as well. David also keeps a busy schedule teaching science fiction/fantasy themed drawing workshops for young adults at libraries all over Long Island.
David is still an avid gamer and is a part-owner of Dark City Games. Dark City Games publishes old school “Programed Adventures”. He’s also an enthusiastic wargame terrain modeler.
You can view more of David’s art work at his website: www.davidomiller.com