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 Arlo

Arlo

 Arlo

Arlo

Independent

Content Creator

Arlo is a Youtuber who strives to create a friendly, upbeat environment where discussion is greatly encouraged and bad puns run rampant. This includes reviews, opinion pieces, let’s plays, analyses, nostalgia talk, comedy bits, and anything else he feels like cooking up. Whether he’s offering a positive reaction or an honest criticism or a pained lament, lighthearted comedy is at the heart of everything Arlo does. His main focus is Nintendo, but he dabbles in PC gaming and other consoles as well.

Greg Bargas

Greg Bargas

Greg Bargas

Greg Bargas

Nintendo Enthusiast, Enthusiast Gaming

Writer

Greg Bargas stumbled his way into journalism with GAMINGtruth under the wing of DeejayKnight. Since then, he has gone on to cover shows like IndieCade, the Game Developers Conference (GDC), and E3. Fun fact: His review for Super Meat Boy was mentioned in Indie Game: The Movie, which sadly, is the only thing that inspires him to get up in the morning.

Philo Barnhart

Philo Barnhart

Philo Barnhart

Philo Barnhart

Don Bluth Studios, Disney, Silver Phoenix Entertainment*

Animator, Artist*

Philo was an animator for games Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace, but is perhaps best known for other projects he helped animate – The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture!

Eric Bischoff

Eric Bischoff

Eric Bischoff

Eric Bischoff

As Executive Vice President of WCW, Eric Bischoff took WCW from a distant second to the leading wrestling company in the world for a time, while also serving as a major on screen character. After WCW folded, Eric shocked the world by agreeing to serve as the WWE RAW General Manager. Today, he records the popular 83weeks Podcast with Conrad Thompson about his time in the industry.

Frank Cifaldi

Frank Cifaldi

Frank Cifaldi

Frank Cifaldi

Digital Eclipse, Video Game History Museum

Producer, Historian, Preservationist

Frank Cifaldi is the founder of The Video Game History Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to making sure that the roots of our favorite hobby are never lost. He is also a producer at Digital Eclipse, and has worked on classic game compilations including Mega Man Legacy Collection, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, and SNK 40th Anniversary Collection.

Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

I Play Games*

Founder, Video Game Promoter, Tournament Organizer

Kevin was an experienced video game promoter and tournament organizer when he founded I Play Games in 2009. Today, I Play Games hosts charitable events, coordinates cross country trips, supports gaming media, and hosts awesome gaming tournaments for companies and groups!

Johnny Gioeli

Johnny Gioeli

Johnny Gioeli

Johnny Gioeli

Sega*, Crush 40*

Video Game Music and Singer

Johnny sings on nine Sonic the Hedgehog games as part of the band Crush 40 starting with Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast.

Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson

Perhaps best known for his role as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters series (including voice work for the video game and pinball machine!), Hudson has appeared in countless movies and shows, and is currently producing and starring in The Family Business on BET. Mr. Hudson is expected to join us on Saturday, April 13.

Tim Lapetino

Tim Lapetino

Tim Lapetino

Tim Lapetino

Independent

Video Game Historian, Writer

Tim Lapetino created the beautiful book Art of Atari to celebrate the amazing pictures that were created to bridge the gap between the imagination and reality of early Atari games. Tim has also written for Geek Monthly, RETRO Magazine, and other great publications, and is the founder and Executive Director of the Museum of Video Game Art.

Bob Mackey

Bob Mackey

Bob Mackey

Bob Mackey

IGN, USGamer, Retronauts*

Writer, Podcaster

Retronauts is perhaps the most well known retro gaming podcast, and Bob Mackey is one of the people behind it! Having worked in gaming journalism for sites like IGN and USGamer, Mackey brings his vast knowledge of gaming history to every project he participates in.

Brett Medlock

Brett Medlock

Brett Medlock

Brett Medlock

Nintendo Enthusiast, Enthusiast Gaming

Editor, writer, content creator

Brett Medlock runs one of the top Nintendo-dedicated sites in the world, Nintendo Enthusiast. He is also a full-time writer and content creator on YouTube. Nintendo Enthusiast’s YouTube channel was ranked #28 in Feedspot’s “Top 40 Nintendo Youtube Channels For Nintendo Fanatics”. Brett also travels the world hosting gaming events and preaching the word of Shigeru Miyamoto.

Jeremy Parish

Jeremy Parish

Jeremy Parish

Jeremy Parish

IGN, 1UP, USGamer, Retronauts*

Writer, Podcaster

Bob Mackey and Jeremy Parish of Retronauts will be at the Midwest Gaming Classic April 14 and 15 in Milwaukee, WI! Retronauts was started over ten years ago as a podcast featuring games of the past, and continues today weekly covering a diverse range of retro gaming topics!

Jack Thomas

Jack Thomas

Jack Thomas

Jack Thomas

Independent

Author, cartoonist, YouTube creator

Jack has done work as an author, cartoonist, and content creator for a number of YouTube channels, including work within the gaming industry.

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