Guest Speakers

Dave Murray

David Murray, known by most as the 8-Bit Guy, produces videos focused on emerging technology of the 1980s and 1990s.  He is especially well known for creating “how it works” videos on the older technology. Check him out on his website, YouTube channel, and Facebook!


Brendan Bailey

Brendan Bailey is a lifelong gamer and pinball machine enthusiast. He organized the Long Island Arcade Club for 5 years and maintains a collection of arcade, pinball, and console games. In additional to loving all types of games, Brendan also loves the music of video games and has learned to compose his own music using old sound chips from various game consoles. In 2016 he launched the website to share his original and remixed video game inspired tunes. Brendan is a native Long Islander and works as the creative director at Generations Beyond in Ronkonkoma.



Retronauts podcast hosts Jeremy Parish and Bob Mackey join up with Hardcore Gaming 101’s Kurt Kalata and game Club 199X’s Xerxes to take a journey into an obscure corner of video gaming history!



We Talk Games

We Talk Games is a podcast and community that shares a passion for video-games and their creators. Founded in 2006, We Talk Games focuses on archiving and reviewing as many arcade titles as they can before these games are forgotten. Each week the hosts play and review one arcade title from yesteryear. These games range from the ground-breaking to the obscure.
We Talk Games will be bringing their unique discussion to the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo and recording a live episode during their “Arcade at Home, Prior to 1980” panel. We’ll be discussing different dedicated consoles and toys that emulate the arcade experience at home. Physical samples will be on display and if time permits, we’ll also have a short Q&A session!



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,


Patrick Hickey Jr.

Patrick Hickey Jr. is speaking at this year’s Long Island Retro Gaming Expo to discuss his upcoming book “The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers” from leading academic publisher McFarland Press. The book contains interviews with the developers of 36 of the coolest games in video game history from Deus Ex and Night Trap to Mortal Kombat, Wasteland and NBA Jam. Hickey Jr. is also the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of and a former Editor at NBC and National Video Games writer at His work has been featured in National Ad Campaigns by Nintendo, Disney and EA Sports.


Pete Dorr

Join Pete Dorr for a laid back conversation with the audience about the highs and lows of retro game collecting today and what you can do to find the perfect console to collect for within your budget. Pete will also discuss tips on how to get started streaming games on Twitch and why it will be one of the best decisions you will ever make.

Pete Dorr is best known for being one of the earliest personalities to help pioneer the retro game collecting community on YouTube starting in 2008. Almost a decade later he’s still making content, now focusing his time as a full-time streamer of retro games on Twitch. Pete’s collection, knowledge and passion for gaming is just as infectious as his endearingly laid back personality.