Appearances & Seminars

Friday: 1:30pm

ToonFest: The Main Event

It’s the event every Toon has been waiting for. Get the full scoop on brand new updates coming to Toontown Rewritten, as well as secret behind-the-scenes content straight from the Toontown Team!

Friday: 4:45pm

Greg Dunlap, former programmer for Stern Pinball, interviews multi-time competitive Pinball World Champion and current Stern Pinball designer, Keith Elwin. Greg and Keith will reminisce on their histories in the pinball industry, take questions from the crowd, and discuss where they feel pinball is headed in the future.

Friday: 6pm

Watch as Bubbles Gal0re races the clock in this exciting two hour LIVE BUILD seminar! She will demonstrate from beginning to end how to design and construct a foam prop for cosplay. Stop by for practical tips on prop building and see some of her favorite tools for crafting.

Saturday: 1pm

Barry Engler, the Service Manager for American Pinball, has nearly three decades of experience in the pinball industry. In that time, he has honed his techinical skills and has become an expert at servicing pinball machines.

It’s no secret that every pinball machine suffers from wear and tear and will eventually need service. Come to the seminar to learn some more advanced troubleshooting skills for when something goes wrong, and you’ll even have a chance to ask Barry questions.

Saturday: 2:30pm

ToonFest: Backstage with the Toontown Team

Want know more about the silliness that happens behind the scenes of one of the most popular family-friendly MMOs? Join us at our Q&A session, where the Toontown Team will be answering YOUR questions!

Saturday: 4:30pm

From Game Reviews to a Publishing Empire: Classic Game Room 2085 Visits from the Future

Mark Bussler, writer of the Ultra Massive Video Game Console Guide series, Retro Noir, and creator of Classic Game Room 2085, talks about staying one step ahead of change on the Internet to succeed. When a decade-old YouTube channel was about to sink, Mark went to the future to find inspiration and found new ways to challenge conventions in the self-publishing realm.

Classic Game Room may be best known for reviewing old games and talking about Vectrex, but over the past few years Mark confronted a changing landscape filled with content over saturation and a generational shift to live-streaming. Rather than playing their game, CGR became one of the most prolific publishing houses for video game guide books, historical books, comics, custom art and more.

In 2018, Mark launched a t-shirt line on Amazon called Turbo Volcano which surpassed his 11-year-old-Youtube channel in two months. Change on the Internet comes swiftly, so thankfully Mark is from the future and has experience fighting space bees with laser chainsaws. It’s not all fun and games though, listen to Mark make fun of himself and probably fall off the stage.

Saturday: 6pm


Creator of such videogame classics as RAMPAGE, XENOPHOBE and GENERAL CHAOS, Brian F Colin is a vastly experienced Game Designer, Artist, Animator and Development Group Leader over 80 video game titles to his credit…. including the creation of some of the most-popular, highest-earning & best-selling titles in video game history!

Although well-known for sharing first-hand, anecdotal insights into the early days of Arcade History, this year he’ll be sharing tales from the sets and locations of the new RAMPAGE Movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Saturday: 7:30pm

Join Scott Danesi, pinball designer working for Spooky Pinball, as he talks about some of the behind the scenes development of the game Total Nuclear Annihilation. Scott will be talking about the team, music production, showing some of the early sketches of the artwork, and holding a Q&A session at the end. Hope to see you there!

Saturday: 9pm

Join us for a Q&A with Gary Stern, founder of Stern Pinball!

Home to Hall-of-Fame game designers and programmers, Stern Pinball continues to lead the industry in innovation and design. Stern Pinball’s games are enjoyed by an ever-expanding group of gamers around the globe who are re-discovering and discovering the tantalizing allure of the wild silver ball.