Tron Designer Bill Adams

Bill Adams

After studying computer science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bill Adams would go on to develop some of the most influential games during the “Golden Age” of the arcade. As an employee of Bally/Midway, Mr. Adams held many positions including programmer, designer, and project lead on a number of notable games. Highlights during his time at […]

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‘Whoa Nellie!’ New Guests Added to SFGE!

SFGE is pleased to welcome two living legends in pinball to our show this year. Both have had incredible careers spanning multiple manufacturers and have left a lasting legacy in gaming. Most recently, these two founded Whizbang Pinball and are responsible for the throwback game, Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons which will be onhand to […]

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New Guests Are Music to Our Ears!

SFGE 2015 is pleased to welcome two fantastic musical talents to our show this year. Both have had a tremendous impact on the musical and cultural landscape in regards to videogames. Chris Rickwood Chris Rickwood is an award winning composer known for creating dramatic musical scores for video games including the most recent multiplayer hit, […]

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2015 Special Guest: John Jacobsen

For the past ten years, John Jacobsen has been a co-host on one of the longest running independent video game shows, and Xbox Live Community Podcast Of The Year, The Video Game Outsiders. In 2007, John was sucked into the classic arcade collecting world. His first machine was a Donkey Kong, his second a Ms. […]

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Pinball Companies Announced!

SFGE 2015 is pleased to welcome two incredible pinball developers to our show! Both companies will have examples of their games on hand for guests to play and will be speaking at seminars over the course of the weekend. Circus Maximus Circus Maximus is the team assembled by Python Anghelo to build his vision of […]

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Special Guest Brian Colin at SFGE 2015

Brian Colin is a veteran Video Game Designer/developer with over 32 years in the industry and over 90 titles under his belt, including some of the most-popular, highest-earning, best-selling, video arcade games of all time! The designer of the groundbreaking RAMPAGE arcade game, Brian has also designed or contributed to numerous classic and modern games […]

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2014 SFGE Recap + Highlight Video

Did you miss last year’s event? Excited for this year? Thanks to Imoto Arcade & Captain Crazy TV, you can check out just a taste of all the cool stuff from last year in this fantastic promo video. Be sure to follow @imotoarcade on Twitter and check out http://imotoarcade.tumblr.com/ for more!

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Billy Mitchell is Back for SFGE 2015!

SFGE crowd-favorite Billy Mitchell will be back! Mr. Mitchell is well known among geeks and non-geeks alike. Having achieved success in the early 80’s by setting records on video games, Billy was featured in Life Magazine and even toured the country as member of the U.S. National Video Game Team. Setting himself apart as a […]

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Ben Heck at SFGE 2015!

Famed internet celebrity and the star of The Ben Heck Show on Element 14, Benjamin J. Heckendorn is the designer of the critically-acclaimed “America’s Most Haunted” pinball machine produced by Spooky Pinball. Ben is a graphic artist turned geek superstar famed in the world of electronics “modding”. From hits like his Bill Paxton pinball machine […]

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Even More Pac-Man Fever at SFGE!

If you thought there would be Pac-Man fever in Atlanta this summer, you’re right! Not only are we going to have Billy Mitchell (the first person to score a perfect game on Pac-Man) and Jerry Buckner (Who wrote and performed the classic top-ten hit “Pac-Man Fever” with Buckner & Garcia) as guests at our show, […]

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New Guest – Joel West!

Adding to our list of current and former world record holders in attendance at SFGE, we are pleased to welcome Joel West! Joel is a legend in the classic gaming community, having been featured in the infamous 1982 LIFE magazine photo spread featuring video game superstars. The former record holder for Berzerk has been featured […]

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