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Fernando Aragon

Hungry For More Games, LLC
Fernando Aragon founded Hungry For More Games, LLC in 2016. Combining his love for gaming and Shakespeare, Fernando designed “Steal the Show!” Theatrical Party Card Game which incorporates Shakespearean insults with a strategic multiplayer battle system! “Steal the Show!” and “Steal the Show! Act II” were funded by the gaming community on Kickstarter and can be found not only in gaming stores, but also in the gift shop at theaters!
Fernando is currently working on a new project with a tentative release of Summer 2019.


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Imoto Arcade

Captain Crazy Productions
Imoto Arcade is a traveling cinematographer and documentarian. Graduating with a B.A. from the film & video program at Georgia State University, and studying cinema abroad in Japan, has helped shape Imoto’s life-long passion of creating meaningful content for this Universe. She travels the world exploring gaming culture, currently focusing on the resurgence of arcades and pinball. Her goal is to help these public and social gaming experiences thrive by encouraging everyone to get out of their houses and visit local arcades and gaming events. When she’s not going on arcade-related adventures, Imoto owns and manages multimedia production company, Captain Crazy Productions, Inc. Her company specializes in producing commercials, event coverage and promotions, and independent films. To find out more please visit www.imotoarcade.com
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Steve Avery

ProtoATL
Steve Avery is a game designer and art teacher who lives in North Atlanta. His published games include Nothing Personal, Ta-Da!, Metal Dawn, and Doppelganger with several others in the works. He is also a co organizer for ProtoATL, Atlanta’s premier game design event. He loves having a good time and gaming is on the top of his list
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Gabe Barrett

Board Game Design Lab podcast
Gabe Barrett runs the Board Game Design Lab podcast which is a weekly show that interviews designers and publishers about specific topics in game design. Over 100 episodes have been released so far. He’s also the author of Board Game Design Advice from the Best in the World which consolidates the best design wisdom from over 60 of the greatest designers on the planet.
During the school year, Gabe teaches English at a high school in Honduras, and during the summer, he runs a ministry in Atlanta, GA that serves people experiencing homelessness.
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Robert Beavin

Failures
Critical
Robert Bevan took his first steps in comedy with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and his first steps in fantasy with Dungeons & Dragons. Over the years, these two loves mingled, festered, and congealed into the ever expanding Caverns & Creatures series of comedy/fantasy novels and short stories.

Robert is a writer, blogger, and a player on the Authors & Dragons podcast. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and his two kids.
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Elizabeth Beckley

Professional Miniature Painter
Elizabeth Beckley is a professional miniature painter and teacher in the board game industry. She is part of the Miniature Monthly Patreon team and has done work for companies like Kingdom Death, Panda Cult Games, Reaper Miniatures and CoolMiniOrNot.
Elizabeth enjoys teaching all over the United States and internationally, helping miniature hobby enthusiasts learn through video tutorials and conventions.

Patreon: patreon.com/miniauremonthly
Instagram: instagram.com/miniature_mistress

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Bobby Blackwolf

Editor-In-Chief: Technical
Voice of Geeks Network
Bobby Blackwolf is the Editor-In-Chief: Technical of the Voice of Geeks Network, a content media network based around geek culture featuring a 24/7 internet radio stream. He has hosted the Atlanta-based live internet radio show and podcast about video games “The Bobby Blackwolf Show” since July of 2005, and has broadcasted from many events all around the game industry. He was also an early adopter of the burgeoning Virtual Reality scene, being one of the first podcasters to cover the Oculus Rift in the early days, and currently works on building business-focused VR solutions at his day job as a software developer.
He was also a semifinalist in the Atlanta leg of the 1990 Nintendo World Championships, but could not get anywhere close to that score today.

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Jerry Buckner

Buckner & Garcia
Jerry Buckner is a songwriter, producer and artist who has written, produced or performed on a wide variety of recording projects including the million selling classic 80’s hit “Pac Man Fever”
the “Theme to WKRP in Cincinnati” and the title track to the hit Disney movie, “Wreck-It Ralph.”
As a keyboardist and arranger, Jerry has scored original music for television and motion picture soundtracks along with jingles for a variety of commercial clients including Coke, Papa John’s, Direct TV and Waffle House.
In 2012 he co-produced and performed the title track to the hit Disney movie “Wreck-It Ralph” which received numerous awards including Critic’s Choice for “Best Movie”, Annie awards for “Best Movie” and “Best Soundtrack” and was nominated for an Oscar.
He currently works out of his own studio producing new music and business projects.

http://bucknergarcia.com/

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Preston Burt

Co-Founder
Southern-Fried Gaming Expo
Preston is a writer, podcaster, and graphic designer living just outside Atlanta, GA. After buying his first arcade game in 2000, he quickly became obsessed with the hobby and community and never looked back. Preston and his obsession have been featured in news articles, radio spots, and on the Discovery Channel television show Auction Kings. He currently writes about games for RETRO Magazine, GeekDad, Gameroom Magazine, and PASTE Magazine. Additionally, Preston is the co-host of the popular Gameroom Junkies podcast which has been featured on A.V. Club and is part of the GeekDad Podcast Network. If he wasn’t busy enough, Preston also the founded the Atlanta Pinball League, and co-founded the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo. Preston eats too much cereal and has an affinity for VHS tapes
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Joseph Butler

Founder
Familiar Games
Joseph is the founder of Familiar Games, and the designer of Mageling: an adventure dice game that recently funded on Kickstarter. Joseph has drawn his inspiration from memories of childhood gaming, travels overseas, and an ever expanding game collection. He received a bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Prescott College, where he began to explore game design. Joseph currently lives in Athens, GA, with his wife Marlene and dog Adele.
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Waison Cheng

Stern Pinball
A 15-year industry veteran, Waison Cheng is a game designer and software engineer currently working for Stern Pinball. Over the past 8 years at Stern, Waison’s contributions include work on games such as X-Men, Star Trek, and WWE Wrestlemania. Prior to that, he made arcade games such as Golden Tee Golf and even Gameboy/Nintendo DS games. Welcome Waison to his first appearance at the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo!

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Marty Connell

Co-Host
Rolling Dice & Taking Names
Marty Connell is 1/2 of the amazing podcast Rolling Dice & Taking Names. He and co-host Tony McRee produce Rolling Dice & Taking Names, dedicated to exploring the board gaming hobby where they review the latest games, interview designers and discuss popular topics. Have a listen and they'll show y'all a good time.
https://www.rolldicetakenames.com/
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D4

D4 is a Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition live-play stream based on a heavily customized version of the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign story that will lead into a homebrew campaign set in the world of Faerun.

Co-DMs, Dustin Fletcher and Devan Henderson, lead a group of five adventurers through the City of Splendors where they encounter fantastic sights, thrilling battles, and every mystery solved seems to reveal the presence of one greater. The dual DMs run the game simultaneously, playing off one another’s skills for bringing story and characters to life. Terrain maps and physical representations of in-game items are a common occurrence, adding a deeper immersive experience to every session.

D4 is the home of the BFGs, a strange collection of unlikely companions. There’s Saesha Valispard, (Katie Downey) a young paladin of Oghma who has never met a stranger. Venlee Galanodel, (Raya Watkins) an eleven woman who is deeply driven to hone her magical craft, regardless of the toll it takes on her. Harold Hovelton, (Ethan Monsour) the lovable bard, loyal friend, and life of every party... until someone makes him angry. Vaas (Patrick Logan), a skilled and insightful human rogue intent on concealing his return to the city. And the Goliath barbarian, Veomileana Gathala, (Katie Radkins) a noblewoman who sacrificed everything after discovering that a life of luxury wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Watch new episodes every Sunday night at 7:00pm EST / 4:00 pm PST on www.twitch.tv/RockPunchAtl and www.twitch.tv/DnD.

Catch up on previous episodes on the Rock Punch Atlanta YouTube channel, www.therontoexperience.com.

Or listen to the show via podcast (podcast episodes are released on a one week delay) through Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and other podcast services.

D4 is proudly partnered with Dungeons & Dragons, Meeple Madness, and Rock Punch ATL; and sponsored by D&D Beyond, Eldritch Foundry and Beadle & Grimm’s Pandemonium Warehouse.
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Deigratia A. Daniels

Project Manager
Futurus
Mr. Deigratia A. Daniels is an accomplished Systems Engineer. He received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the illustrious Florida A&M University (FAMU). Afterwards, he continued his education at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he received his Master of Science in Interactive Simulation & Training Systems Design (Virtual/Augmented Reality Engineering). He has spent the last 18 years fully engaged in designing, building, and delivering virtual reality products all over the world. Currently, Deigratia is a Project Manager at Futurus and he uses his expertise in VR/AR to create unique interactive experiences that fully immerse participants in a rich audio and visual experience. Deigratia’s motto is “Imagination is the ability to navigate the unknown”.

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Annie Eaton

Futurus
Annie Eaton is the CEO of Atlanta-based future technologies company Futurus, where she creates immersive, engaging and interactive experiences in virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 capture. Before she founded Futurus in 2014, Annie worked in the power and financial technology fields where she developed marketing and communications strategy. Annie earned her degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. In 2014, she created the Atlanta Virtual Reality Meetup, which now boasts more than 850 active members. She is an involved with GeorgiaVR and serves on the board of the Technology Association of Georgia’s Digital Media and Entertainment society. Annie has vast public speaking experience, having been invited as a speaker to engagements including Tech Talent South, General Assembly, B4 Summit, Hospitality Executive Exchange, Talk NYC, Federal Reserve, Atlanta Tech Edge and most importantly, Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo.

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Chad Elkins

25th Century Games
Chad is an Atlanta local living in East Atlanta Village with his rescue husky Stella. His career in product management and marketing has led through a variety of large brands in the CPG, entertainment, and tech sectors. He even got to work at NASA before the shuttle program was retired! He spends his time reading comics, giving historical tours of Atlanta, and as much time as possible sitting around the gaming table. His indie tabletop studio, 25th Century Games, has published two puzzles and one game, Robots Love Ice Cream, which is based on a mobile video game of the same name. Chad and the 25th Century Games crew have two games planned for Kickstarter this year; Christmas Lights in late spring and Winner Winner Chicken Dinner in Q4.

https://www.25thcenturygames.com
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_ Emceemur

Emceemur Show
Emceemur is a retro to modern game & console collector. Gaming since 1985 and officially collecting since 1991, Emceemur has acquired some of the rarest gems in existence and has extensive knowledge on the subject. He hosts the Emceemur Show on YouTube, featuring livestreams of retro games, showcasing of vintage gaming items acquired by scavenging and day one gameplay and reviews on new releases.

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Colleen Finn

Freelance Illustrator
Colleen Finn is a multi-tasking, always working, never sleeping, can’t stop drawing: Freelance Illustrator, Toy Designer, Graphic Design Instructor, Registered Architect and Adult Swimming Instructor working in Atlanta, GA. She has been teaching Classic Board Game Strategy, Concepting & Design for 10 years and is in the process of creating a 4-week e-course on this subject.
www.colleenfinn.com

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Jason Fowler

Co-Host
Slap Save Pinball Podcast
Jason Fowler is the creator and co-host of the St. Louis, MO based "Slap Save Pinball Podcast," a weekly pinball show featuring news, opinions, reviews, tips, interviews and hobby insight with co-host Matt Koenen. His love of pinball began at the age of 4 in local arcades and bowling alleys, and nearly 40 years later, besides the podcast, he is also a passionate collector including two dozen machines in his home arcade. "My intent of our show is to encourage pinball and share my passion, while creating content that entertains."

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Bryan Grantham

Bryan Grantham is a saltwater conch and has lived all over the southern United States. He is a connoisseur of video games and good times.
(He's also SFGE's console gaming director)
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Brent Griffith

Co-Host
Broken Token
Brent Griffith is the co-host of the popular Brokentoken Classic Arcade and Pinball Podcast. He grew up during the golden age of arcade and home video gaming. Brent’s home game collection, inspired by a desire to learn about electronics repair, began 10 years ago. Initially collecting and repairing video games his game room soon expanded to pinball and currently includes his prized Addams Family.
When not hunting the next game or working on the podcast with Whitney Roberts, Brent works in the Information Technology field in his hometown of Louisville, Ky.
Brokentoken on Twitter

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Ben Halpert

Founder, President
Savvy Cyber Kids
Ben Halpert is a man on a mission: to educate and empower today’s digital citizens in the workplace, at schools, and at home.
By day, he is the VP of Risk and Corporate Security at Ionic Security Inc. bringing his global experience in Risk Management, Cyber Security, Physical Security, Audit, Privacy, and Compliance to the world’s most innovative data protection company on behalf of its’ customers. By night, he champions cyber safety and cyber ethics education throughout society via the 501(c)3 nonprofit Savvy Cyber Kids he founded in 2007.
Ben is honored to speak and keynote at conferences and events worldwide. He has presented at the World Economic Forum, multiple times at the RSA Security Conference, InfoSec World Conference & SecureWorld events. Ben was invited to present at TEDxKids@Vilnius (Raising Savvy Cyber Kids) and TEDxSaintThomas (Technology Addiction and What You Can Do About It). In addition, Ben has presented at IEEE, ACM, CSO50, CISO Summits, the Worth Safety & Security Summit and many other events over his career.
Based on his early research and experience in the then emerging field of Cloud Computing, Ben was invited to publish Auditing Cloud Computing: A Security and Privacy Guide through John Wiley & Sons. Ben was a contributing author to Readings and Cases in the Management of Information Security
and the Encyclopedia of Information Ethics & Security, wrote the security column for Mobile Enterprise Magazine and has contributed to seven NIST special publications.
Through Savvy Cyber Kids, Ben provides cyber safety and cyber ethics educational and awareness sessions for parents, teachers, and students—from preschool through high school. Ben is the award-winning author of the Savvy Cyber Kids at Home children’s book series (The Family Gets a Computer, The Defeat of the Cyber Bully, and Adventures Beyond the Screen).
As a trusted voice on a variety of cyber security issues, Ben has made numerous radio and TV appearances and has been featured in newspaper and magazines, including Fox News, CNN HLN, Rogers TV, ABC, Good Day Atlanta, and WSB-TV Channel 2 Atlanta.
Please reach out to Ben and let him know how he can help you, your organization, and your family!

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Wilder Hamm

Wilder Hamm owns Save Point Video Games in Charlotte, NC and has been an avid pinball player for about 4 years. His current project is a Legend of Zelda Pinball machine, based off of the Super Nintendo hit “A Link to the Past”. Before this venture, Wilder has had no prior experience in the creation process of a pinball machine.

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Michael Harrison

GeekDad
Michael Harrison is a lifelong tabletop gaming fan and has been ever since his best friend introduced him to Dungeons & Dragons Black Box in 1991. He hosts the monthly tabletop gaming podcast, The Dice Section, and is a longtime writer for GeekDad, where he writes about introducing his two kids to fun and nerdy pastimes ranging from comic books to retro video games.
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Brian Jones

Brain Jones is a longtime arcade collector and restorer from Florida. He is one of the founders of the Orlando-based gaming convention Free Play Florida. A top quality preservationist, Brian hunts and restores rare games that time has forgotten, and he also preserves museum-quality pieces from arcade and pinball's golden age. He also helps others preserve and restore their own games through his website gamestencils.com. At SFGE 2018, if you happen to play the giant Donkey Kong arcade machine, you have Brian to thank.
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Ron Jones

The Indie Cluster
Ron Jones The Artist has been a creative since birth. Growing up he wanted to explore his skills as an artist and learn how it can fit in today's world. Being incredibly attracted to the game industry, he jumped in an art school that would set him on his journey. After graduation, becoming and indie game developer was the only goal he had in mind. However finding it difficult with the lack of resources and opportunities, he decided to form the Indie Cluster. A platform that creates opportunities and supports devs, the Cluster was the perfect business to help Atlanta indies grow. Pushing to expand that while working at Tripwire Interactive, he happily paints and writes the night away!

http://indiecluster.com/
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James Kelly

GeekDad
James Floyd Kelly is a full-time writer in Atlanta, Georgia. James grew up in the 80s during 10-for-$1 token nights and everyone was worried that videogames and Dungeons & Dragons were going to be the death of the country. His favorite videogames (in no particular order) are Gauntlet, Donkey Kong, Spy Hunter, Galaga, Time Pilot, and Tempest. He and his wife have two young boys who also love gaming.

For 2018, James will be the Tabletop Crew Chief, working with game developers and publishers to provide attendees with a wide range of tabletop games for both the Tabletop Library and the Play-and-Win collection.

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Will Kenyon

Will Kenyon is a freelance writer and editor operating out of New York City and Atlanta. He’s managed to publish a number of poems and a handful of short stories over the years, and has worked for such high profile clientele as Smithsonian, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Cisco Systems, and Conde Nast.

He is also co-designer of the Lovecraftian deduction game, Mythos Tales. In Mythos Tales, players explore the city of Arkham, Massachusetts, attempting to unravel mysteries with sinister, often supernatural overtones.

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Kartik Kini

Lead Producer and Game Developer
Finite Reflection Studios LLC
Kartik is a part-time indie game developer, full time games producer. He has independently published 2 titles, and developed titles for Cartoon Network. As an indie developer he wears many hats but his specialties lie in pixel art, UI design, game design, and project management.

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David Kopet

independent artist/illustrator
David Kopet is a South Florida-based UX Designer by day and independent artist/illustrator by night. Known within the indy t-shirt community as djkopet, he has created hundreds of pop culture parody designs featured at numerous online apparel stores around the globe, including the promotional artwork for Southern Fried Gaming Expo five years running. When he's not designing, he's entertaining his two sons, Ben and Luke, and spending time with his wife, Maida.

http://www.djkopet.com/
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Josh Kugler

Amercan Pinball
Josh has been a pinball enthusiast since he was 9 years old when he built his first pinball machine out of nails and rubber bands. He is known to many in the pinball community as a leader in the custom pinball machine arena and as had multiple machines exhibited at expo the last few years. Before deciding to jump into pinball full time, josh spent the last 15 years with highly successful start-up companies and brings that expertise to american pinball as well as his love of pinball.

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Glen Kyle

Historian
In addition to being a friendly face in SFGE's registration for all six years, Glen is a the executive director of a regional history museum and adjunct professor for the University of North Georgia. When he's not reenacting two thousand years of history he's trying to convince everyone that Tolkien is the best writer ever.

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Aaron Lanterman

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Aaron Lanterman is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he developed and teaches classes on "GPU Programming for Video Games," "Analog Circuits for Music Synthesis," and "Guitar Amplification and Effects." He directs the "Retrofuturistic Hardware: Music, Gaming, and Computing" Vertically Integrated Project, which designs and fabricates devices sparked by real-world designs from the past as well as fictional formulations of imagined futures. The team documents and repairs vintage gaming and computing hardware, and finds ways to interface that hardware with newer equipment. He co-developed a maker-focused "Fundamentals of ECE Design" course that focuses on practical prototyping techniques.

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Kevin Lanzing

Game Designer
Kevin Lanzing is the designer of several board and card games, including Flash Point: Fire Rescue. This was one of the early Kickstarter success stories in 2011, with many expansions and reprints since. He lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, son, and cat. A career educator, Kevin is keenly interested in the ways games can serve as a learning tool, as well as an excuse to socialize and have fun.
Kevin on Board Game Geek
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Jimmy Lipham

Circus Maximus
Jimmy has been playing pinball ever since before he was tall enough to look over the lockdown bar. He originally started building his own pinball machines with Demolition Man 2000 and Wizard Blocks, and the passion for pinball just spread from there. As a software systems architect and accidental copyright expert, he has been working in the pinball industry with companies such as Multimorphic, Spooky Pinball, American Pinball, Valley-Dynamo and, of course, Circus Maximus.
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David Lupo

New World Alchemy
David A. Lupo is the designer of the game Addictive Alchemy, and the founder of game publishing company New World Alchemy. David is a frequent guest on several podcasts, and conventions. He believes in building community, and bringing new experiences to gaming. Keep an eye out for future projects from David including the Japanese themed tactical card game Youkai, Prophecies: In the Shadow of the Titan, and the 2p RPG Always a Hero. David is also working with Jason Stone Games on several projects.
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Mark Malek

Buried Alive Horror Film Festival
Mark Malek was born 3 days before the theatrical release of The Hills Have Eyes. He spent his childhood watching horror films on Saturday afternoon TV, and his adolescence making off-the-cuff camcorder short films and watching Evil Dead 2 on VHS until the tape broke. For the last 2 years Mark has been a fixture in the Silver Scream Spook Show at the Plaza Theatre. He has also played bass in a Misfits cover band at the Atlanta Horrorfest the last 3 Halloweens in a row.

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Dustin manning

Dustin Manning is native to Laurel, MS where he has been playing games for the majority of his life and has made the switch to developing board games over the last year. His 2 completed games, Patient Zero and Ready Fight! are both well loved locally and are currently seeking publication. Both will be demoed and showcased at SFGE2019.
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John Marsh

John Marsh is a Cloud Architect for a software company based in Charleston, SC. John has been involved in video gaming and computer science his entire life, from running a popular BBS back in the 1980s to working on modern computer game mods. He is currently working on a Spaceballs custom pinball machine.

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Steven Mazur

Steven Mazur is a true southern-fried Atlanta native, currently residing in Johns Creek with his 2 daughters and his very understanding wife.After graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a dual B.S. in Computer Science and International Affairs, he’s worked in the security sector for the last 20+ years.An active gamer growing up, he spent most of his time in the mall playing video games.As an adult, he realized he could actually buy these things and bought his first game, Defender, on move-out day when leaving Georgia Tech.Steven has been actively collecting games for 8 years now, and is currently addicted to pinball.
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Sara Meadows

Tantrum House
Sara Meadows has been video/board gaming since she was knee-high to a grasshopper (popular Nebraskan slang for “the year Centipede came out”). Her love for retro video gaming is only surpassed by her love of board gaming (…and chocolate, and her kids, and…). Sara “let” Will start Tantrum House in 2014 after they had been hosting regular Game Nights in their home every Monday night since they first got married in 2005. Together, by teaming up with some good friends, they have built a popular board game channel where they produce daily Kickstarter preview videos, Playthrus, and Top10 lists. Each year they attend a number of national board game conventions and are excited to be attending Essen Spiel in Germany this year. Sara homeschools their three boys and manages their Etsy shop where they sell all kinds of geeky goods.
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Will Meadows

Tantrum House
Will Meadows is an enthusiastic hype artist, graphic designer, and media maker. His infectious love of board gaming has resulted in the formation of a media group that produces constant content on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et. al. This group, Tantrum House (made up of four married couples), is revered for its production quality, family-friendliness, and the breadth of their coverage of the board gaming hobby. Tantrum House produces a weekly podcast where Will and the rest of the crew forecast coming Kickstarter campaigns and help new creators promote their games. This past February Tantrum House launched a 3-day board game convention in Spartanburg, SC. More than 400 people attended this inaugural event which featured national qualifier tournaments and state championships, live media shows, hundreds of giveaways, a massive board game library, and a table-flipping tournament that left attendees begging for more! Will is originally from the Buckeye state but now lives in Greenville, South Carolina with his wife Sara and their three tantrum-champion sons Liam (11), Lincoln (9) and Zander (6).
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Scott Melchionda

Scott Melchionda worked as a DMD animator and illustrator at Data East/Sega (sometimes under the alias King Dot) and Premier Technology in the mid 1990’s. He animated DMDs for Guns N' Roses, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Waterworld, and many more. Scott also has the dubious distinction of a graphics credit on the infamous Tattoo Assassins fighting game. He has since resided in the Atlanta area where he is an instructor at Painting With a Twist’s Buckhead and Dunwoody studios. He recently contributed DMD animation to Stern’s Metallica, Star Trek and Kiss machines.
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Zach Meny

Owner
Straight Down the Middle / Flip N Out

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Ilan Mitchell-Smith

Ilan Mitchell-Smith’s film career began in 1982 at age 12 when he played a younger version of the title character in Sidney Lumet’s Daniel. After a starring role in the 1984 film The Wild Life, he was cast as Wyatt Donnelly in the 1985 teen classic Weird Science by writer/director John Hughes.
Mitchell-Smith starred in several other films and TV series, most notably The Chocolate War and Superboy. He decided to leave acting entirely in 1991, his final role being a guest appearance on Silk Stalkings. Recently Mitchell-Smith has done select voice-over work (recording for two episodes — “Moon Warriors” and “Heads Will Roll”—of Fox ADHD’s “Axe Cop”).
Mitchell-Smith recently guest starred in The Goldbergs season 5 episode 1 playing science teacher Mr. Connelly. The episode was based on the movie Weird Science in which Barry Goldberg believes he can make a girlfriend in the same manner as the movie.

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Steve Moritz

Owner
Jacksonville Arcade Expo
I have loved arcades and gaming since growing up in the Chicago area in the early 1980’s, but started my collecting addiction as an adult in 1999. As many collectors do, I fell into this hobby through the discovery of MAME when I turned an old, empty Ivan Stewart’s Off Road cabinet into a MAME rig to play Robotron and Donkey Kong. The MAME experience was short-lived, as I quickly graduated to dedicated machines and, eventually, pinball. My current collection stands at approximately 100 dedicated arcade and pinball machines housed in a 3600 Sq. Ft. air-conditioned space we call “The Barn” in Northeast Florida.

I am one of the original organizers of the Jacksonville Arcade Expo gaming convention and I try to support and attend all of the major arcade/pinball shows in the Southeast with a close group of friends and collectors. Besides working on and playing games, the thing that I enjoy most about this hobby is meeting and trading with other collectors from around the country. When I am not playing or restoring games, you can generally find me outside playing Frisbee golf … badly.

http://www.jaxarcadex.com/
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Blake Myers

Buried Alive Horror Film Fest
Blake is a fixture in the Atlanta film community as both a filmmaker and art director. Blake specializes in blood and special effects makeup and works on various independent and big-budget movies and is currently working on the crew of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Blake has worked with the Atlanta Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival for several years and has been the Director of Buried Alive for the past 8 years. When not making gore, Blake enjoys watching weird movies and reading comic books.

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Mitch Neubauer

Mitch Neubauer is the co host of the Atlanta- and Minneapolis-based Retrogamefix.com “Retro Jones” Podcast with co host Michael Alan. He grew up obsessed with gaming (console and arcade) during the mid 80s, and along the way had developed a passion for collecting and repairing retro consoles and arcade machines. He always enjoys chatting about retro gaming, and occasionally with put a retro gamer’s perspective on modern gaming. A musician by day, he is a new dad as of 2015, and can feel confident knowing his son’s gaming needs will most definitely always be provided for (of course among everything else :).

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Jane Nguyen

Futurus
Jane Nguyen’s role as the Technical Account Manager at Futurus rewards her the opportunity to build and nurture relationships with clients and cross-functional teams at Futurus to ensure successful delivery of our solutions while also tapping into her creative side as Developer. Jane graduated from Robinson College of Business in Marketing and College of Arts and Sciences in Sociology at Georgia State University. She later earned a certificate in Digital Marketing at General Assembly Atlanta. She is a founding member of the Women in XR Atlanta organization where she uplifts women working in the tech field and volunteers her time mentoring young women who are interested in the XR industry.

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NinRac "NR"

NR has first began dabbling with game development in the early '90's by creating small games to play with his brother and the neighborhood children. By the early '90's, he began to experiment with RPG Maker to make first attempts at the video game development process. Afterwards, he began learning how to program to further explore the career he desired to pursuit.
In 2002, NR began studied a software engineering at the University of Advancing Technology. Using his previous experience and a setting surrounded by others that yearned for a career in the game development industry, he began NR, utd. on January 13, 2003 while he began development of The Adventures of F.L.I.M. as a solo developer. By the end of 2003, he finished The Adventures of F.L.I.M. and began to prepare for a team to start Crystalline Cauldron. NR led the Crystalline Cauldron team through to his graduation at the end of 2004. After graduation, he helped wrap up Crystalline Cauldron to move in a different direction.
The new direction yearned for 2D isometric tactic but the toolkit for the gameplay map editor grew to be fun and exciting enough to be it's own released software for artists who did not have access to 3D resources yet yearned for creating 3D scenes. This software is known as Tinker Time and showed NR, utd. that focus towards supporting it would be more fruitful than the massive scope of the game Tinker Time was initially created for.
NR, utd. took towards the rhythmically interactive genre as it had been relatively unexplored as the team began at the end of 2006. NR took to leading the Mantis Shuffle team while putting himself on the front lines of programming as well and dance pattern developer. By 2012, Mantis Shuffle was released to arcades in North America and Japan to cross off the team's lifelong goal of releasing an arcade cabinet before the arcade scene was too late.
Profits for Mantis Shuffle were low, as the company expected, and that put the pressure to find and secure a financial source with a new project quickly with a small development cycle and minimal resources. Through talks, NR, utd. found a potential investor that was interested in SHMUPs. Talks continued to drag out for several months and drained the remaining resources from Mantis Shuffle and left the rest of the team burned out. With continued stalling, this left the team abandoning the project and needing to go separate ways.
NR decided to move towards a project that he could handle by himself. He began Elemensional Rift as a game to continue on the support of a vocal group of fans' desire to see more of the Elemensional sisters of Mantis Shuffle. NR has spent several years working tirelessly on Elemensional Rift to help it fully address the needs and wants of the goals he wanted it to achieve in the market.
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Jon Reddick

Jon Reddick is a forty-something nerd of the 80s, classic game fan, and technology geek. He merged those interests into the creation of GenXGrownUp: a weekly podcast and YouTube channel which explores and celebrates the GenX experience.
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Kasey Relford

Kasey Relford is a lifelong native of the Metro Atlanta area whose critical years of childhood landed slap dab in the middle of the Golden Age of Arcades. Never too proud to scour coin returns for lost quarters, his parents nearly went bankrupt feeding his desire for the next digital fix. Now, as a grownup, he nearly bankrupts himself on a weekly basis, thanks mostly to his supportive wife and 3 enthusiastic boys. A longtime devotee of Atari’s System 1 and 2 video games, he has acquired a collection of about 30 games over the span of the past 3 years, and has only recently been bitten by the pinball bug. He enjoys the social aspect of the hobby and connecting with other collectors for road trip “pickups”.
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Whitney Roberts

Co-Host
Broken Token
Whitney has been an active member in our hobby the past ten years and an avid fan of the world of arcades and console gaming since he was 10 years old. Nintendo has always held a spot of interest and fascination with him since first playing Donkey Kong back in 1981. Fast forward and today he’s taken that love for all things arcade and channeled it into the Sky Skipper Project with teammate Alex to help tell the story of this almost-forgotten game and bring a piece of Nintendo arcade history back to life. Whitney co-hosts the Brokentoken Classic Arcade and Pinball Podcast and loves to talk about Nintendo rows.

Whitney Roberts on Twitter
Brokentoken on Twitter

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Alberto Ruiz

Game Designer
Alberto Ruiz just an I.T. guy who loves “retro” gaming on modern computer hardware. Alberto has a passion for Raspberry Pi/Retropie, specifically related to gaming. It has been told that “He knew Mario before he had a brother.”

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Brooklyn Sheets

Brooklyn Sheets is a technical artist for Justice Rises. She has worked with GE Transportation to create an AR workspace and has been a part of events like MomoCon and Georgia Gamers which aired on WSB-TV. Brooklyn graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Atlanta with a 4.0 GPA. The creative inspiration that games embody is why Brooklyn came to games, and working as a technical artist lets her passion for helping others shine. When she isn’t working she loves being outside and traveling, especially at a campsite and spends her time learning new hobbies such as embroidery, printmaking, and recently glassblowing.
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James Simpson

Doctor Unity
Game Designer
James Simpson, AKA "Doctor Unity," is the go-to person for Unity3D development in the Southeast. Whether it's MMOs, video games, business applications, presentations, augmented reality, educational, simulations, web, mobile, or Facebook, more than likely, James has worked on it.

• Shipped Titles: Wasteland 2, SnarfQuest Tales, Elf on the Shelf Snowball fight, AutoTrader InnerStruggle Multiplayer, Congo Coin Pusher, Larry Elmore Series 1, Balloon Bliss, Invasion: The Last Stand, Silly Beans Jump, Silly Beans Tic Tac Toe, Mad Bowler, USAFA Virtual World, Dark Orbit, Devil Whiskey, Gas Flow Simulator, Chubby Pixie, Subaru Advertisement, Sunkist Advertisement, Dungeon Crawlers, Giving Back App, Wounded Warriors App, Bobbers World MMO, Letters Alive, Math Alive, Amos the Alligator Airport Adventures, Ima Iguana Treasure Hunter, Prizewagon Casino: The Boardwalk, Paramedics Clear, Before There Were Stars, Rugs Alive, Babe Ruff Adventure, Looking 4 Looie, Project Ghost (VR)

12 July

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Rich Sommer

Cardboard! Podcast
Tabletop fanatic and host of the popular Cardboard! podcast, Rich Sommer will be making his first trip to the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo this year. Although his love for gaming is well-documented, you may better recognize Rich from his role as Harry Crane on 92 episodes of the popular AMC drama Mad Men or recurring appearances on Netflix’s Glow, The Regular Show, or Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. Rich will be speaking at two panels that will be immediately followed by meet and greet sessions.
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Daniel Spolar

Founder
Project Pinball Charity
Daniel Spolar has lived in Southwest Florida and has spent over the last decade of his life securely involved in the pinball community. Player, tournament director and machine restorer, Daniel’s passions lie deeply in all things pinball. These passions came together in an idea today known as Project Pinball Charity Group Inc. When approached back in 2011 about a broken-down machine in Golisano’s Children’s Hospital (Fort Myers, FL), Daniel knew that he was the only man for the job. After 112 hours of work, the Spider-ManTM machine was once again up and running with a new monthly maintenance plan in place. Seeing the joy this machine brought to these kids inspired Daniel to work towards a new goal. Today Daniel continues his love of the game by heading the charity, working vigilantly across America in hopes of one day placing a machine in every Children’s Hospital. As of today, Project Pinball Charity has placed 18 machines from coast to coast. Daniel’s greatest motivation and inspiration derive from his wonderful wife, three kids, and two grandchildren.
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Gerry Stellenberg

Owner
Multimorphic Pinball
Gerry Stellenberg, a computer engineer from Austin, TX, shook up the pinball industry in 2009 with the release of his P-ROC board. This circuit board helped hundreds of pinball enthusiasts and new pinball manufacturers realize their dreams of creating new games. Gerry later founded Multimorphic to manufacture the innovative P3 Pinball Platform. With its state of the art features combined with the ability to swap physical playfield layouts in just seconds, the P3 represents a large leap forward …and its story is just beginning.

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Peter Stolmeier

CTO
Futurus
Peter Stolmeier is the CTO of Futurus, where he provides consulting and technical advice, as well as being lead project designer for virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 capture projects. Peter graduated from Full Sail University in 2009 with a BS in Digital Arts and Design. After graduation, Peter transitioned to working full-time in video production, graphic design, and interactive game design. He has been a VR enthusiast for almost 30 years and co-founded XR Atlanta before the majority of people in Atlanta even knew VR existed.

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Jason Stone

Tabletop Designer
Jason Stone founded JASON STONE GAMES in 2011, and has self-published five games, including the "chess puzzle" game THREE KINGS. He enjoys board and card games of nearly all types, and attempts to design games that run the gamut from light family fare to heavier strategy games (JSG's motto is "Games of All Sorts ... For All Sorts"). Jason has been designing games since he was a teenager.
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Mike Stumhofer

Founder
HOF Studios
Mike has been leading teams and developing enterprise web software since 1999 in a variety of industries, including media, banking and logistics. He has always been interested in developing games and made a variety of hobby projects before releasing Cubicle Run in 2015 on IOS and Android. He loves tactics games and started working on Depth of Extinction in 2016 and releasing it on Steam in 2018.

12 July

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Oltion Tase

Chief Electrical Engineer
Suncoast Pinball
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Mike Vinikour

Associate Game Developer
Stern
Mike Vinikour is an associate game developer at Stern with over 25 years of experience. He started at Williams Bally/Midway in 1993 and was there until 2001 when Midway exited the coin-op business. From there he did console video game design for 9 years and then returned to pinball a few years ago. At Stern his role involves helping with rule design, working on every game with the leads to make each game as fun as it possibly can be. Additionally, he’s also in charge of all of Stern’s software testing and releases, running the field test program, and appearing at pinball shows as a face of Stern, answering questions, teaching people rules to games, playing people in games of pinball in their booth where they can win prizes, and sometimes speaking on panels at the show.

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Mike Vitale

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Brannan Vitek

Brannan Vitek is a game developer in his senior year at Kennesaw State University. In his free time, he pursues small independent game projects to fill his portfolio and share with his community. His first released title, Ninja Couch Party, won SIEGECon 2017’s Most Fun award. Since then, he has spoken at game development events for Momocon and the GGDA about his experiences and on finding early success. Brannan has also spent the last two years as President of KSU’s Game Design and Development Club, leading weekly meetings and teaching monthly workshops to students of all skill levels. His current project, a mobile title called IttyBitty Pioneers, is set to release on the iOS App Store by the end of the year.
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Robert Wahler

Founder
Wahler Digital
Robert Wahler joined the nuclear navy out of high school before earning a Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech. He put himself through school working at UPS – and suitably for the Founder of Salty Dog Digital – working in a urine test lab. Robert worked in the energy industry before starting his own full service software development firm in 1999 serving small and medium businesses, which he continues to operate.
Robert started Salty Dog Digital as a part-time venture with friends, releasing Fourtex Zen in 2014 on iOS, Android, GameHouse, MSN Games and Zylom. Jugo came out on Steam in 2016 but was too hard for mere mortals to master. Learning from those experiences, and forming Wahler Digital as a solo venture, SINKR released on Steam, iOS, Android, Fire, is featured on Apple TV. SINKR has won numerous awards at MomoCon, SIEGE, SFGE, Terminus, and SINKR 2 is now in development.
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Patrick Wall

Co-Founder
Southern-Fried Gaming Expo
One of the co-hosts of the popular Gameroom Junkies Podcast, Patrick considers the glory days of video arcades as the defining backdrop to his misspent youth. His journey toward the home arcade began with designing and building his long-wished-for home theater. With that complete, a conversation with his friend and future Gameroom Junkies co-host, Preston Burt, sent him down the road of filling the space outside the home theater with cool pins and vids from yesteryear. Patrick loves to restore and mod games (especially with LED lighting!) and is always looking for the next interesting game that needs a little TLC. Patrick is also one of the co-founders of the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo.
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Shaun Washington

ETMF Podcast Network
Shaun was born and raised in Chicago, IL and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he honed his FPS skills. Since then he has acquired a wife, two kids, an MBA, and relocated to suburban Atlanta, GA. He realized his love for video games in 1989 the first time he touched an NES controller. He has loved comic books for as long as he can remember. He expanded his geekdom to books, TV, movies, and going to as many conventions as possible. He even started to a podcast network (ETMF Podcast Network) to discuss all the things that he enjoys today.
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Jon Weaver

Owner
Suncoast Pinball
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Jonathan Wild

Jonathan Wild is an arcade and pinball collector and restorer commonly known as “Hailrazer” on internet forums. Additionally, Jonathan is known for his console gaming portable creations such as the Darth64 and N64BoyAdvance. And the creator of the Sega Nomad Lcd Screen Mod. Recently he has turned his attentions to the arcade restoration world by providing items such as reproduction Donkey Kong control panels.
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1UP Comedy

Producing Atlanta's best comedy shows at alternative venues throughout the city since 2012.

https://1upcomedy.com
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Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment

Pro wrestling in the Atlanta area has been non-existent for many years. The talent is here. The quality of wrestling is here. This is about pride and not ego. It's about taking pride in your body of work. It's about fans taking pride that they can enjoy great wrestling. It's about pride in a job well done.

Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment wants to be the wrestling show where it's cool to say you are a wrestling fan. AWE wants to pay homage to those that came before us, while also blazing a new path of wrestling excellence.

This will define southern wrestling. This will define a region and a city, and most importantly it will leave a lasting impression.
Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment will make you say This is AWEsome!

https://www.atlwrestlingent.com/

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Members Only

Is an Atlanta-based party band that plays nothing but hits and can keep your event on their feet all night long! We feature 2 lead singers (male and female) and a young, energetic group of players that will make your event unforgettable! 

http://www.membersonlyatl.com/

13 July

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The Superstation

What ever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, evening TV. We are not sure but we know The Superstation will sing about it. The Superstation is the world's #1 90's TV theme band. Yes TV theme songs. 
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Geekdad Tabletop Experience

We are pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with the fine folks at GeekDad.com to bring tabletop and card gaming to SFGE for a third year in a row. Longtime supporters of tabletop designers and their gaming projects, GeekDad is bringing their expertise in gaming to Atlanta to make sure we roll a natural 20 and deliver a fun time for all. Drop by our tabletop gaming area and check out some great board games for you and your friends to enjoy. Learn new games through live demos from various vendors. Meet some of your favorite game designers and learn tips and tricks of the trade from them in our seminars. Heck, you even have the chance to play and win some of your favorite games to take home!
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Southern-Fried Film Fest

We’ve had a successful tradition of screening some of the best gaming and retro-related films since the very first Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo. For our 2019 show, we continue to partner our friends at Y’allywood to work and build our very own film festival. The Southern-Fried Film Festival is a partnership between the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo and the Y’allywood Film Festival, both founded and operated in Georgia. This year we’re featuring films from filmmakers creating the best films focused on themes of retro, sci-fi, gaming, pinball, and gameroom culture!

We will be screening films and hosting Q&A’s with filmmakers throughout the weekend’s events at SFGE, and cash prizes for winners of our feature length and short film categories will be awarded! 

We will be screening films and hosting Q&A’s with filmmakers throughout the weekend’s events at SFGE, and cash prizes for winners of our feature length and short film categories will be awarded! 

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Console Tournaments

Be sure to arrive to all tournaments 15 minutes prior to ensure you are registered.

Tournament Schedule

Friday, June 8
A - 5:00 pm – RBI Baseball (Free) - NES
B - 7:00 pm - Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Free) - Wii U
A - 8:00 pm – Super Street Fighter II Turbo (Free) - PS2

Saturday, June 9
A - 11:00 am – Tecmo Super Bowl ($10 entry fee) - NES
B - 2:00 pm - Windjammers (Free) - PS4
A - 4:00 pm – WWF Royal Rumble (Free) - Sega Genesis
B - 6:00 pm - Dragonball Z (Free) - PS4
A - 7:00 pm – Smash Bros. - Nintendo 64 ($10 entry)

Sunday, June 10
A - 11:00 am Duck Hunt (Free) DUCK HUNT - NES (KIDS ONLY)
A - 12:00 pm – NBA Jam TE (Free) - SNES
B - 1:00 pm - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Free) - Nintendo Switch

A - Habersham Ballroom - Upstairs
B - Kennesaw Ballroom - Downstairs
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Artemis

Artemis turns your living room into the bridge of a spaceship!

You and your friends assume the roles of Captain, Helm, Science, Weapons, Communications, Weapons, and Fighter pilots to operate the Terran Stellar Navy spaceship, Artemis.

Join a crew on our fully functional bridge: it's a LAN party/LARP/RPG mashup experience you can't duplicate online! The LTE Bridge provides a 6 to 8 player experience suitable for ages 10 and up. Don't have a group large enough for a full crew? No problem! Sign up and join with another small party and make new friends!

The Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator at Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo 2017 is brought to you by LTEBridge.com. We can bring our bridge setup to your event anywhere in the Atlanta metro area.

Learn More our purchase tickets at http://sfge-artemis.bpt.me/
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Indie Showcase

Visit the Indie Showcase to see all the great Indie Game at SFG2019!

Our current games include (List is updating constantly)

Baby Adopter Galaxy
BUCKLER 2
DunkRatz
Kingdom of Kuru
On Fighting Shadows
Polyroll
SiNKR 2
Voiceball
Zap Blastum
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Marco Specialities

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Lexington, South Carolina-based Marco Specialties is the South's one-stop shop for everything pinball! Returning as a marquee sponsor of SFGE, Marco will be bringing not only the newest and best pinball games available for play and purchase, but also their immense knowledge as pinball industry experts. Online since 1999, Marco has since grown to offer over 30,000 individual parts for thousands of games to customers around the world. With thousands of rare parts, large inventories of common parts, next-day fulfillment, and unmatched customer service, Marco continues to raise the bar for the pinball industry. Customers return to Marco again and again thanks to the industry's largest database of pinball parts carefully matched to individual games. Thanks again to Marco Specialties for being an early supporter of the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo!
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Voice of Geeks (VOG) Network

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The Voice of Geeks (VOG) Network is a content media network dedicated to geek culture including Video Games, Anime, Comics, Science Fiction, and Fantasy. VOG is anchored by its 24/7 internet radio station featuring 12 live and recorded podcasts, and is also accompanied by an interactive website featuring editorials, reviews, interactive games, as well as a unique leaderboard and loot system for those who participate with content.
VOG Website | VOG Twitter | VOG Facebook
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Xtension TM

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Xtension TM – Premium Arcade Gaming Equipment
Rec Room Masters LLC / Gamer Outfitters provides premium quality products to their customers specializing in video games, rec rooms, basements & video game entertainment-based furniture. They design and domestically manufacture a majority of their items and frequently have new and innovative products in development to better improve your game room experience. Gamer Outfitters has the honor of being the FIRST, localized (Brick & Mortar) specialized eSports retail store in the US providing a variety of premium eSports products to a rapidly growing community. In addition to eSports and fighting games, they also specialize in the extremely popular love for retro video gaming providing their own line of Xtension TM Arcade Cabinets and Xtension TM video game arcade controllers.
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Y’allywood

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Small Batch, Single-barrel Southern Cinema. Y’allywood is a not for profit outlet for southeastern filmmaking talent. We seek to discover and create an audience for independent filmmakers and bolster independent film culture in the south.
We are proud to announce our partnership with the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo 2018 this year to bring you the Southern-Fried Film Festival June 8-10! We’ll be playing the best of geek, gaming, retro, and sci-fi from filmmakers throughout the south. Submission is FREE so get on it!
Y’allywood on Facebook
Y’allywood of Twitter
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Stars and Strikes

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It was a cold rainy afternoon in the fall of 2003 when longtime friends and neighbors Jack Canouse and Chris Albano came up with the inspiration of Stars and Strikes. They realized there was a desperate need in the Metro Atlanta area for a place where people of all ages could go to have clean, safe fun. So, with drinks in hand and time to spare, the boys got to planning. They imagined a place with top notch guest service, thousands of square feet of fun, delicious food, personable staff members, and of course a fully loaded bar ran by the best bartenders in the business. After months of hard work and planning, Jack and Chris turned their rainy day ambitions into a reality. In June 2005 they opened their first center in Cumming, which was soon followed by new centers in Lawrenceville, Dallas, Stone Mountain, Sandy Springs , Woodstock, Loganville and Buford/Mall of Georgia. Sweeping the Metro Atlanta area with their fun-filled dream was not just the work of two men but a group effort of many friends, family members and key team members. Stars and Strikes is truly a unique place where friends, family, and fun come together to make lasting memories.
www.starsandstrikes.com

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Futurus

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Futurus is an Atlanta-based future technologies company, specializing in the development of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and 360° Video experiences for businesses. We work with companies to create one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences for marketing, training, and testing purposes. This is Futurus‘ 4th year speaking on the State of VR/AR at Southern-Fried Gaming Expo.
Futurus Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Arcade Renovations

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Arcade Renovations
Arcade Renovations specializes in parts for arcade games, such as joysticks, buttons, controller boards and a variety of additional products for building new or restoring arcade and pinball cabinets.
https://www.ArcadeRenovations.com

T-Molding.com
T-Molding is a plastic molding edging used on a variety of products, such as tables, counter tops, and boats. Specializing in arcade games and other entertainment industry items, including poker tables and pinball machines, T-Molding.com has been providing parts to the gaming industry for over 18 years.
https://www.T-Molding.com

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GeekDad

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GeekDad® is a parenting, technology, and culture blog staffed by a diverse team of contributors. GeekDad® is all about bringing geeky parents together and delivering content they love, both as geeks, and as the primary influencers of the next generations of geeks. They’ve existed as a blog for nearly 8 years serving up daily stories about geek culture and parenting, including in-depth series on tabletop and RPG gaming as families, videogame reviews, cool projects for parents to build with their kids, news on new gadgets, and advice on parenting in the future. As a sponsor of Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo, GeekDad staff will be on hand to coordinate many of the tabletop, board game, and rpg schedule.
GeekDad Website | Facebook | Twitter
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The Army Painter

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The Army Painter is the brain child of Bo Penstoft and Jonas Faering, both veterans of many years in the wargaming and hobby industry. The Army Painter founders have all in all fielded over 30 fully painted miniature armies, the product of countless of hours of work.

But all those hours spraying, painting and shading are hours not spent at the gaming table! The Army Painters mission is to win back those hours and give you more time for gaming.

The Army painter consists of around twenty people all dedicated to create products that will bring your wargaming miniatures from unboxing to painted gaming standard effortlessly and fast giving you more time for gaming.

Since 2007 several developments have been made in The Army Painter laboratory such as:

Colour Primers, giving hobbyists and gamers the option of spraying on a miniature’s primary colours on instead of painting them on with a brush. So the miniature Colour Primer lets you basecoat an entire regiment at a time – giving you more time for gaming.
Quickshade and the “Quickshade dipping technique”. What separates the novice from the master miniature painter? Most would say the shading and highlighting. Countless hours have been spent giving life to Orks, Elves, Space Marines and Marauders by painstakingly darkening shadows under arms, rifles and talons to make them lifelike. But what if hours could be made in to seconds? The Army Painter Quickshade Dipping Technique does exactly that, a quick dip of your miniature in the Quickshade and a vigorous shake followed by a day of drying and Voila! The miniature has been shaded to perfection, do this with an entire regiment at a time and you will have saved yourself days or even weeks of work. Finished off with The Army Painter anti-shine Varnish for an extremely lifelike result, in an outstanding Gaming Standard.

Together with the Quickshade and the Colour Primer The Army Painter produces a high quality Warpaints series consisting of basecoat colours, inks and metallic Warpaints that has one of the industry’s best coverages. They are extremely easy to work with and yields fantastic results.

Last but definitely not least are The Army Painters line of exceptional hobby tool and wargaming accessories that make gaming and preparation of miniatures as easy as getting a Pack of Orks to attack a helpless village.

During the years The Army Painter has worked with several different gaming companies helping them maximize a games potential by making custom paints, paint sets and painting guides for several different games, for example:

Zombicide, SAGA, Flames of War, Imperial Skies and many more.

This has led to great partner ships with among other:
Cool Mini or Not, Warlord Games, Battlefront Miniatures, Gripping Beast, Mantic Games, Plastic Soldier Company and many more…

What does the future hold for the army painter? Our mission is as always to Get More Time For Gaming. So we will keep on inventing and producing products that do just that. So in the future you will see a lot more interesting product from The Army Painter that will make any miniature army stand out and make wargaming easier and more interesting.
A great thanks go out to all our customers and associates who have helped us become what we are today, and we look forward to many more years working for and with you to…

GET MORE TIME FOR GAMING!
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Wild Bills Olde Fashioned Soda Pop Co.

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Wild Bill’s Olde Fashioned Soda Pop Co. is more of a revival than a new brand.

Our goal is to provide traditional beverages, from a time when there wasn’t the endless selection of plastic colas and exotic energy drinks being sold in convenience stores, racing to sell everything on the “go.”

Using only the finest ingredients with pure cane sugar and carbonating less than the “big guys,” Wild Bill’s Olde Fashioned Soda is meant to be enjoyed and experienced.
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25th Century Games

Tabletop
25th Century Games is a tabletop publishing studio. We make out of this world games and puzzles.
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Albino Dragon

Tabletop
They sell licensed playing cards and tabletop games.
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alko-hauler

Other
alko-haulers: Insulated, hand-crafted, growler carriers and beer accessories made in Soddy-Daisy, TN. Ask about custom, corporate, and wholesale orders.

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All the King's Games

Tabletop
Manufacturer of unique educational and family-friendly party games and toys.
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Art of ByTheWay

Artist
Hi, I'm Brian, more often known under the pseudony , ByTheWay. I'm an independent illustrator originally from Richmond, VA. The bulk of my artwork captures both the nostalgia and charm of my own childhood, focusing mostly on retro videogames, cartoons, and anime that have molded my imagination
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Art of Ian Blackburn

Artist
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AT&T Fiber

Other
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Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment

Other
Pro wrestling in the Atlanta area has been non-existent for many years. The talent is here. The quality of wrestling is here. This is about pride and not ego. It's about taking pride in your body of work. It's about fans taking pride that they can enjoy great wrestling. It's about pride in a job well done.

Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment wants to be the wrestling show where it's cool to say you are a wrestling fan. AWE wants to pay homage to those that came before us, while also blazing a new path of wrestling excellence.

This will define southern wrestling. This will define a region and a city, and most importantly it will leave a lasting impression.
Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment will make you say This is AWEsome!
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Axis Replay

Console
xis Replay is a 12,000 square foot entertainment and event facility built for gamers and their friends. Located at 112 Krog St. #10, Atlanta, GA 30307 in Atlanta Stove Works, our unique facility is perfect for video gaming, console gaming, tabletop gaming, co-working, tournaments, events, conferences, and meetings.
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Bazaar USA

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BeadSprites By Wasteland

Other
We design, make, and sell pearler bead collectibles including coasters and magnets. We do take commissions.
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Black Oak Workshop

Tabletop
Black Oak Workshop is a producer of custom dice, dice bags and other game related products. We are an LLC located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia.
Our mission is to introduce original and exciting project ideas using the Kickstart model and to build a reputation for successfully fulfilling those projects as they fund. We have been at it a while now and plan to keep at it for years to come.

Check us out on Kickstarter!

In addition to our Kickstart projects, Black Oak provides assistance to others with the design and manufacturing of dice and dice bags. We've learned some mighty hard lessons over the years and we love sparing others that pain!

If there is anything that is true, it's that we would not be here without the the trust and support of our backers for whom we are immensely grateful. Thank you all!

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CaptNRetro

Console
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Caverns & Creatures

Tabletop
Robert Bevan took his first steps in comedy with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and his first steps in fantasy with Dungeons & Dragons. Over the years, these two loves mingled, festered, and congealed into the ever expanding Caverns & Creatures series of comedy/fantasy novels and short stories.
Robert is a writer, blogger, and a player on the Authors & Dragons podcast. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, two kids.
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Circus Maximus Games

Pinball
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Classic Game Rooms

Pinball
Dedicated to Bringing Home Entertainment to your Game Room.
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CW

Fan Table
We love Atlanta's on CW69!!
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Drinking Horn Games LLC

Tabletop
Drinking Horn Games is made up of three people: Dominic De Duonni, Leah Porter, and Nick Porter out of Atlanta, GA. Nick and Dom have been playing and running tabletop RPGs for 20 years; 15 of those together. Like many adventures, this one began with a drunken boast: while discussing over what we liked and didn’t like about other RPG systems, we landed on the million dollar question: “Let’s just design our own system. How hard could it be?”

The answer, of course, was very hard, but the past two years of development and playtesting were an experience we wouldn’t trade for anything. That, coupled with Leah’s beautiful paintings and eye for art direction have led to a game system of which we’re proud.
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Drunken Goats Game

Tabletop
Daniel lives in Marietta. He likes tabletop games. Unfortunately, a lot of games are complicated and too involved. Many of them have a lot of rules and you need to play 5 or 6 rounds to just start to grasp the concept. Also they may take too long to play or you can get out really easily. He wanted to make something that is fast paced, easy learn, and where everyone is in play for the entire game. Something you could bring to a bar, to a game night, and that a beginner can have an equal shot at winning while still containing some strategy.

In the middle of the night, he came up with Drunken Goats. He called his illustrator friend Eric C. to design the cards. We'll have some more sneak peeks up soon. You can see more of Eric's work here>> http://eric-c.com/

Drunken Goats card game is a quirky, fast-paced, easy-to-learn card game with optional drinking rules.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/239851010/drunken-goats-card-game?ref=user_menu
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Everdry Atlanta

Other
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Extra Life

Other
Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathonto support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
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Familiar Games

Tabletop
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Flip N Out Pinball

Pinball
We are your Chicago Gaming, JJP, American-Pinball and Escalera Stair Climbing Hand Truck dealer.
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Foolish Media

Tabletop
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GenXGrownUp

Fan Table
The GenXGrownUp Podcast is the audio companion to, and extension of, our YouTube channel and other media. Subscribe with your favorite podcasting app, or click straight through and listen to some of our recent episodes.
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Gold Seal Games

Tabletop
Gold Seal Games is a board game publisher based out of Atlanta that focuses on making beautiful, lightweight, family-friendly games. Titles include Tricky Tides, Honey Wars, and the upcoming Kohaku.
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Grand Ole Gameroom

Fan Table
Nashville's annual Arcade, Pinball, and Video Game Expo. The Expo is taking place at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville November 9-11, 2018.
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Grunt Games, LLC

Tabletop
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Hall of Justice

Other
I like to think I sell cool stuff. From decades of collecting, I finally decided to sell some of my collection. Gaming consoles. Boardgames. Toys. Lunch Boxes. Political swag. Autographs. Sports memorabilia. Movie props. Arcade paraphernalia....

Visit Facebook and Like our page for more details.
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Handbook of Heroes

Tabletop
What would happen if the world’s dumbest adventurer got hold of a magical self-help book? What if that book was filled with genre savvy advice? The Handbook of Heroes chronicles the adventures of Fighter, Thief, Wizard, and Cleric as they fight monsters, delve dungeons, and plunder the innocent in search of loot.
We’re a joke-a-day style comic with a love for high fantasy and roots in tabletop role-playing games. If you don’t know the Tomb of Horrors from a 10-foot pole, don’t worry! We’ll do our best to explain the geeky inside jokes as we go along.
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Hero Chiropractic

Other
Dr. Ryan is a mobile chiropractor that specializes in working to bring ease to your nervous system, reduce body pain, and alleviate anxiety with gentle, specific adjustments. An avid fan of gaming, Japanese animation, and cosplay, Dr. Ryan brings a unique twist to health whether at home, at conventions, or on the go.
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Hungry For More Games

Tabletop
Hungry For More Games was founded in 2016 and is the publisher of “Steal the Show!” Theatrical Party Card Game which was successfully funded on Kickstarter and received the official Kickstarter “Project We Love” Stamp! Since then, Hungry For More Games released “Steal the Show! Act II” a standalone expansion to “Steal the Show!” and has been traveling to conventions as an exhibitor to demo their games!

Check out a demo video from BoardGameGeek’s Origins Game Fair 2017 Livestream!
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Ideal Custom Engraving

Other
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International Candy Company

Other
Selling only the finest in Japanese candy, drinks, and snacks. Much more than Pocky, Hi-Chews, and Ramune we like to think outside the box when it comes to our Japanese candy. Our Candy Mystery Boxes are our best sellers.
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Jorge M Velez

Artist
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Joystick Gamebar

Arcade
A nerdy dive bar with classic arcade games, tabletop gaming and booze aplenty.

427 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta
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Lighted Pinball Mods

Pinball
Our store boasts over 200 original playfield mods that are created and manufacture in our state of the art shop. Our playfield pinball mods look amazing inside of any pinball machine. We make sure that our mods are as detailed as possible and are specifically designed to reproduce the images that are on the playfield, translite, or display. We use many systems to color the mods and use a wide variety of LED lighting systems to give your mods that seamlessly fit into your game. We strive for excellence so we’ve created a improved mounting systems that gives you as much flex in mounting and installing your mods yet make it as easy as possible. All mods come with a convenient lighting system that is as easy to install as changing a light bulb.
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Light Entertainment, LLC

Tabletop

Welcome to the anti-party game.

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Little Shop of Games

Pinball
Authorized Stern Pinball distributor selling New and Used Stern, Bally, Williams, Jersey Jack, Chicago Gaming, Sega, Gottlieb and Data East pinball machines with a huge selection of accessories and replacement parts available at our store in Lutz, FL.
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Lone Wolf Accessories

Other
Lone Wolf Accessories offers a wide arrange of accessories to help you express your love for your fandom!

Perfect for gifts!
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Madness & Company

Other
Independent Merchandise & Apparel brand designed and developed by Kenneth & Indyasia Fowler
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Manning Games

Tabletop
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Marcos Specialties

Pinball
Everything Pinball™ for the pinball enthusiast. Vast selection of game-matched pinball parts, electronics, supplies, and more.
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Mario's Comics

Other
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Markster Con

Fan Table
Since being founded in 2012, MarksterCon has gained notoriety for producing Atlanta's most die-hard and unique geek-themed parties in the Metro area. All events are either 18+/21+ (depending on the venue and theme) with a heavy attendance of creative people. More info. on upcoming events can be found at www.MarksterCon.com
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Meeple Madness

Tabletop
Meeple Madness is a tabletop game and hobby center located in Braselton, GA, on the corner of Spout Springs Rd. and Thompson Mill Rd. We offer a family-friendly place for you to explore, purchase, and play board games, card games, role-playing games, and miniature games.
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Megamancave Interactive

Arcade
Do you remember the Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials back in the 80’s & 90’s goes about saying “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter” and “You got your peanut butter on my chocolate”? That is how Megamancave Interactive was born!

Two guys that grew up with a love of video games:
Robb, from the 70’s & 80’s era, and Damain from the 80’s & 90’s, started working together back in 2002 in a retail video game industry. They would sell new gaming consoles, retro systems and take trade-ins on a regular basis. After quickly learning that retail employment(when you work for someone else) isn’t as rewarding, They decided to take it to the next level. Damain & Robb started volunteering at the start of the Southern Fried Gaming Expo by helping load up video games for other aficionados like ourselves, who try to live our youth over again without the quarters weighing down our pockets. They found a way to fill in the void of wanting your own arcade machine, as well as help those who wanted to restore something they inherited, or purchased at the event or elsewhere. This is where the light bulb started to glow… (a.k.a “The Idea of Megamancave!”)

After some time away from retail, Their collections became a hobby and that hobby turned into a love for everything game related, and that is why Megamancave Interactive is here today! Robb has a background in Information Systems, and has been building custom computer systems for years with experiencing on PC based gaming systems, Electronics, CNC based design, and graphics. Damain has a background on old school arcade systems, Jamma architecture, retro-restorations and is a magician at restoring older systems that need a little love to look brand new.

Together they work at creating the masterful designs that are Megamancave Interactive. If you are looking to build a retro style gaming system with the latest and greatest technology available to you, or you are trying to restore a system back to its showroom look, we have an answer for all your needs!
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Mezel Mods

Pinball
Pinball accessoris and mods to pimp your game -3D playfield toys, shooters, decals, toppers, LEDs and more. Don't settle for ordinary pinball! Whether you are a hard core pinhead or a weekend warrior, you'll find our products easy to install and reasonably priced.
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MomoCon

Fan Table
MomoCon is an Animation, Anime, Gaming, and Comic Convention in downtown Atlanta.
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Monster Arcades

Arcade
Monster Arcades started out as a hobby in 1999. We built our first machine from an old Gorf cabinet by converting it to a MAME controlled unit. Family & friends wanted one built after they played it. The problem is that it is hard to find old cabinets in good shape. And the cabinet layouts are not optimal. That’s when designing our own arcade machine cabinets started. We made dozens of units. Through trial and error we soon discovered the best designs and the best materials to use for long term, enjoyable gaming.
Over ten years later we have built some of the coolest arcade machines on the planet. We have shipped units all over the world. So when you are ready for your Dream Machine contact us. Building custom arcades is our passion, not just our business. 
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Monster Energy

Other
Monster Energy is way more than an energy drink. Led by our athletes, musicians, employees, distributors and fans, Monster is a lifestyle in a can!
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Nintendo

Console
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OverPowered

Tabletop
Fully custom game mats. ?? Choose your- Shape Size Image and more ♠️Unlimited possibilities to make your mat your way.
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Panda Cult Games

Tabletop
Panda Cult Games is an independent game company making the Kickstarter-funded game, Wander: The Cult of Barnacle Bay and Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels!
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Panda Pop

Artist
Hi, I'm Dee. Visit my site and check out my work. Some of it is original, some of it is fan work, a lot of it is some flavor of cute. In fact you could say adorable is my specialty. Feel free to browse, I hope you enjoy your stay!

And should you find yourself wanting some art of your very own, head over to my contact page. I’d be happy to negotiate a commission for you!
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Pathfinder

Tabletop
Signup to tryout PATHFINDER, a fantasy role-playing game (RPG) that was first published in 2009 by Paizo Publishing.
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Pawlowski Pinball

Pinball
Pawlowski Pinball is a new custom pinball machine company founded in 2019 in Roswell, GA. We are working to create low-budget pinball machines for people who don't want to break the bank for a pinball machine. We will also design/create custom pinball machines themed for you, your business, etc.
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PLAYliveNation

Other
PLAYliveNation is a premium social gaming lounge focused on uniting like-minded players of all ages and to creating strong community-based relationships. Whether you enjoy video games, collectable card games, or board games you can always meet like-minded people in our environment. Our environment and local players makes for a great source of entertainment! Key Features: Full Service and Cost-Effective Birthday Parties, Hottest Games Available for play, Collectible Card and Board Games, Events & Tournaments, Gaming Related Merchandise, and More. Visit us online at playlivenation.com to find more info and check your local store’s list of upcoming events.
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Portal Pinball

Pinball
Metro Atlanta Pinball location with over 25 pinball machines from the 60’s until today, plus various classic arcade games make Portal Pinball Arcade your destination for sharpening your retro gaming skills or just having a great time with friends.
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Project Pinball

Pinball
Project Pinball Charity is a nonprofit 501 that places pinball machines in children's hospitals to provide recreational relief to patients, family members, and staff.

Project Pinball is also the SFGE charity of the year for 2018.
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Quantum Productions, LLC

Arcade
Quantum Pilot is a Coop Arcade Shoot-Em-Up where each enemy is a copy of your past life.

Remember your pattern to conserve ammo and shoot efficiently but if you miss - spray and pray, knowing that the next round will have those bullets coming right back at you!
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Recovery Resources

Other
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Rotunda Game

Tabletop
Rotunda is a fast-paced,engaging, game of chance and skill. Players take turns rolling a die and perform the action that is rolled. The 54-card deck is divided into 16 different types of challenge cards/mini games that you either play as a group,
battle 1-on-1, or play single player.
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Savvy Cyber Kids

Other
Savvy Cyber Kids (SCK) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enable youth, families and school communities to be empowered by technology. Seeing a void in the conversation about online safety and cyber ethics for young children, Internet security expert, Ben Halpert, launched Savvy Cyber Kids in 2007. What began with the Savvy Cyber Kids at Home book series, for kids ages 3-7, evolved into a platform of educational resources and workshops for parents, teachers, school administrators and students from preschool through high school (ages 3–18).
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Silly Rabbit Crafts

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Sky Devloped

Tabletop
Build A Cure lets YOU become the scientist! You need to cure the diseases that have infected you and your team! Solve them before it is too late, or suffer a long and painful death.
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Steve Fitzgerald

Other
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Super Skill Shot Shooters

Pinball
Aftermarket mods for pinball plungers
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Taln N Brick

Other
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TantrumCon / Meeples at Sea

Tabletop
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Toylanta

Other
Toylanta is different from most toy shows in several ways. First, Toylanta is created and run by The Cody Lane Foundation; a non-profit organization who’s goal is to create The Cody Lane Memorial Toy and Diorama Museum. All proceeds from Toylanta go directly to The Cody Lane Foundation. Second, although Toylanta assembles one of the largest numbers of toy vendors in the United States, it is much more than just a toy show.There are costumers, dioramas, events, and more. Third, Toylanta is a welcoming group of friends who love toys and pop culture. They are excited about talking to friends, both new and old, about their interests and they truly love to share in their joys of toys!

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U Koala Baag

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Wasteland Collectibles

Other
Funko Pops and MORE
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Wild Bill's Olde Fashioned Soda Pop

Other
Wild Bill’s Olde Fashioned Soda Pop Co. is more of a revival than a new brand.

Our goal is to provide traditional beverages, from a time when there wasn’t the endless selection of plastic colas and exotic energy drinks being sold in convenience stores, racing to sell everything on the “go.”

Using only the finest ingredients with pure cane sugar and carbonating less than the “big guys,” Wild Bill’s Olde Fashioned Soda is meant to be enjoyed and experienced.
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Wizards Video Games

Console
Video games, comics and toys for the everyday gamer as well as the hard-core collector! Based out of Gainesville, GA this Video Game store has it all.
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Console

Artemis

03:00 PM 11:59 PM Brayton

Come try your hand at saving the galaxy on this interactive starship bridge crew simulator!
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Pinball

Pinball: Tournament Practice

03:00 PM 05:00 PM Grand Ballroom Salon II

Open Practice time for Pinball Tournaments
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Main

Free Play Arcade

03:00 PM 11:30 PM Cobb Galleria Hall D

Come browse our vendors and play nearly 300 arcade and pinball machines in our massive game hall. No quarters needed!

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Tabletop

Minature Painting

04:00 PM 08:00 PM Fulton

Test your skills painting a minature. No experience required. $1 donation goes to support Project Pinball
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Tabletop

X-Wing Flight School: Learn to Play

04:00 PM 06:00 PM Meeple Madness Booth

Learn To Play: Assemble a squadron of iconic starfighters from across the Star Wars saga and engage in fast-paced, high-stakes space combat with iconic pilots such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

With refined gameplay that focuses on the physical act of flying starships, X-Wing lets you create your own Star Wars space battles right on your tabletop.
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Main

Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment

07:00 PM 09:00 PM Grand Ballroom Salon III

What do wrestling and gaming have in common? They're both awesomely fun and both at SFGE! Come witness the spectacle of modern warriors battling it out in the middle of a hotel ballroom.

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Game Design

Retro VS High Rez Games

07:00 PM 08:00 PM Ascot

As the times change, so do the styles and aesthetics of the art and media. How has graphics, gameplay, and story evolved and why is it so much fun to revisit the past? Is one better than the other, or are we all captives of creation?

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Pinball

Stern Pinball's Waison Cheng

07:00 PM 08:00 PM Chancellor

Waison discusses his contributions at Stern Pinball including work on games such as X-Men, Star Trek, and WWE Wrestlemania. 

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Tabletop

Publisher Speed Dating

07:00 PM 09:00 PM Andover

No you can't find the love of your life! But if you design or produce board games this is the session for YOU. The goal is to help as many great games from independent designers find their way into the market as possible by giving designers opportunities to easily pitch their games and for publishers to easily search for games to publish.

Thanks to Indie Game Alliance.

PLEASE NOT our developer spots are now FULL. But we can always use more PUBLISHERS to come take a look.
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Tabletop

Keyforge: Learn to Play

08:00 PM 10:00 PM Meeple Madness Booth

Enter a world where anything is possible in KeyForge! In the center of the universe hangs the Crucible, an artificial world built from the pieces of countless planets. Here, in the world’s first Unique Deck Game, created by legendary designer Richard Garfield, two players step into the roles of mighty Archons, racing to forge keys that unlock the Crucible’s hidden Vaults.

Leading their diverse teams, filled with followers from three of the Crucible’s great Houses, the Archons must gather Æmber, stave off their opponent’s progress, and ultimately be the first to open a Vault and gain its incredible knowledge. With a vast array of creatures, artifacts, and abilities and over 104 quadrillion possible decks, every deck is completely one-of-a-kind, and no two battles will ever be the same!
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Film

In the Lab with Ilan Mitchell-Smith

08:30 PM 09:30 PM Chancellor

Catch up with Wyatt from the hit '80s film Weird Science. Ilan Mitchell-Smith discusses his films, his love for Medieval history, and his passion for gaming.

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Arcade

Retro Game Collecting, Preservation, and Restoration

08:30 PM 09:30 PM Ascot

At this year’s Retro Game Collecting panel, Emceemur will discuss more tactics for finding retro games/systems in the wild, while highlighting the importance of refurbishment & restoration of the things we acquire to later trade or sell and the role that we play in preservation as collectors. He will discuss methods of restoration, exhibit additional items he has procured since last season and discuss the state of the market today

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Main

1Up Stand Up Comedy: LIVE! (Mature)

09:30 PM 10:30 PM Grand Ballroom Salon III

Producing Atlanta’s best comedy shows at alternative venues throughout the city since 2012, 1 UP Comedy is happy to bring the laughs to the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo with a 1-hour stand-up set featuring some of the city’s best comedians.

This event is intended for mature audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
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Feature Film Screening : Weird Science

09:30 PM 11:00 PM Chancellor

Immediately following the Q&A with star of the film, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, watch the iconic John Hughes classic from the '80s. Also starring Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, and Bill Paxton. Rated PG-13, 1hr 35 min.
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Arcade
Pinball

Tales from the Collector: Share your Stories

10:00 PM 11:00 PM Ascot

You know that collecting anything is all about the hunt, right? Our panelists shares some of their favorite stories related to tracking down our favorite arcade/pinball games of yesteryear.

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Console
Main

Rock Band Karaoke

10:00 PM 11:59 PM Grand Ballroom Salon I

Come out and Jam with us with the smash hit game Rock Band. Pick up the sticks, rock the mic, and shred the guitar in this karaoke-style event.
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Film

Film Fest: Saturday Morning Cartoons

08:00 AM 11:00 AM Galleria Room

A nostalgic way to start your day with all your favorite cartoon pals. Come get some warm fuzzy feelings and a Poptart!
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Tabletop

Fantasy Terrain Crafting

10:00 AM 11:00 PM Fulton

You can easily take your RPG or wargame to the next level by creating your own 3D terrain using simple and easy to find materials plus some glue and paint. One of the easiest types of terrain to make is the simple dungeon tile. Sign up and learn how to make a small dungeon tile (3" x 3") that makes a great little display for one or two painted miniatures. All materials and tools provided. Please note that one of the tools involved is a sharp blade for cutting foam and cardboard; children under the age of 13 will need a parent or guardian present to assist them.

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Console

Artemis Bridge Crew Simulator

10:00 AM 11:59 PM Brayton

Come try your hand at saving the galaxy on this interactive starship bridge crew simulator!
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Game Design

AR/VR for Game Development with Interactive Character Design

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Ascot

AR/VR for Game Development with Interactive Character Design is a panel that will give an overview of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality tools and techniques used in industry. After the overview, Deigratia will build a character in real-time with the help pf the audience.

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Main

Flea Market (Pinball/Arcade/Console)

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Galleria Hall D

Members of the local collector community sell off some of their stuff. Come find some treasures. Located in left rear corner of Hall D. Buyers are welcome, but sellers must pre-register.
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Main

Free Play Arcade

10:00 AM 11:30 PM Cobb Galleria Hall D

Come browse our vendors and play nearly 300 arcade and pinball machines in our massive game hall. No quarters needed!
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Arcade
Main
Pinball

Silent Auction Preview

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Andover

Get a sneak peek at all the items in the auctions... but no bidding. Bidding begins at 12:00pm.
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Tabletop

Minature Painting

11:00 AM 08:00 PM Fulton

Test your skills painting a minature. No experience required. $1 donation goes to support Project Pinball
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Pinball

Waison Cheng and Mike Vinikour: Inside Stern Pinball

11:30 AM 12:30 PM Chancellor

What's it like working for Stern Pinball? Find out from two of the company's finest.

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Tabletop

Speed Gaming

11:30 AM 12:30 PM Garden Court

Participants will learn and play up to 6 games in one hour. Games will be a subset of: Dimensions, Tags, Fuse, Spot It, Happy Salmon, Dr. Eureka, Battle Sheep, Fluxx, Time Line, and Roll For It.
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Tabletop

Tabletop Game Design 101

11:30 AM 12:30 PM Wilton

Go behind the cardboard door and dive deep into the design process as designers from all stages convey some of their wins and loses in tabletop game design.

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Arcade

Understanding Gaming Risk and How to Thrive Online

11:30 AM 12:30 PM Ascot

Young gamers and parents need to know the risks gamer kids are up against in their gaming worlds. The battle begins when they log on. Strangers can trick your child into sharing personal information. Predators can groom them for exploitation or worse. Security vulnerabilities, viruses, spyware and other malicious code are the hidden enemies. Attend this session led by Ben Halpert, founder of Savvy Cyber Kids and learn how you and your child can not only survive but thrive in gaming and esports. It’s time to arm your kids for battle to make their gaming experiences positive. This session is for both gamers and their parents.

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Film

Film Fest: The New 8-bit Heroes

12:00 PM 01:30 PM Galleria Room

Developers try to defy limitations to create a new cartridge-based experience for the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. FILM
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Main

Silent Auction for Project Pinball

12:00 PM 02:30 PM Andover

Come place your bids for items in the silent auction. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Project Pinball and their mission to place pinball machines in children's hospitals to aid in recovery.
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Film
Main
Tabletop

History, Games, and Game of Thrones: Ilan Mitchell-Smith

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Chancellor

Drop in as we discuss how the culture of the middle ages has influenced today's popular culture from tabletop and RPGs to movies and nerd culture. Ilan Mitchel-Smith (did you know he's a professor of Medieval History??) and SFGE's resident history nerd Glen Kyle will bring the medieval roof down.

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Pinball

Where the Silverball Meets the Wood: Creating Custom Pinball Games

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Ascot

Ever thought about creating your own dream pinball machine? Meet those who have, hear their stories, and ask questions.

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Tabletop

Master Gamer: A Guide to the Best Tabletop Games on the Market

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Wilton

Has the amount of board games on the market become overwhelming? Come hear some of our experts give their thoughts on the best board games and which ones you should own.
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Film

Film Fest: Gaming in Color

02:00 PM 03:30 PM Galleria Room

Out of the closet and into the arcade! Gaming In Color is a feature documentary exploring the queer side of gaming: the queer gaming community, gaymer culture and events, and the rise of LGBTQ themes in video games. Diverse queer themes in game storylines and characters are an anomaly in the mainstream video game industry, and LGBTQ gamers have a higher chance of being mistreated in social games. Gaming In Color explores how the community culture is shifting and the industry is diversifying, helping with queer visibility and acceptance of an LGBTQ presence.
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Tabletop

Flea Market (Tabletop)

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Galleria Hall D

Members of the local collector community sell off some of their stuff. Come find some treasures. Located in left rear corner of Hall D. Buyers are welcome, but sellers must pre-register.
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Pinball

What's New with Multimorphic Pinball

02:30 PM 03:30 PM Chancellor

Gerry Stellenberg, founder of Multimorphic LLC discusses bringing his passion to life and the latest products from his innovative company including the latest P3 Platform game: Cosmic Cart Racing

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Main

State of the Industry- AR/VR

02:30 PM 03:30 PM Ascot

The Futurus team is back for the 4th year in a row to give you the latest and greatest on augmented and virtual reality. Learn about the newest hardware, games, tools and more as they dive into their annual State of the Industry. Highlights include a briefing about Oculus Quest and Magic Leap, the low down on Beat Saber’s growing popularity, and rumors about the Hololens 2. This year’s panel will include Futurus CEO – Annie Eaton, CTO – Peter Stolmeier, and Technical Account Manager – Jane Nguyen, moderated by Bobby Blackwolf.

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Tabletop

How to Succeed in Business: Tabletop Edition

02:30 PM 03:30 PM Wilton

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Main

HOTlanta Extreme Eating Challenge! LIVE!

02:30 PM 03:30 PM Grand Ballroom Salon III

Watch our competitors stuff their face with some of the hottest things on the table for prizes and glory.
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Main

Silent Auction - Pickup

03:00 PM 04:00 PM Andover

Learn how to play and then compete in Addictive Alchemy (game designed by one of our local designers). Prizes for our winners!
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Main

Costume Contest

04:00 PM 05:00 PM Grand Ballroom Salon III

Come out and show us your best costume creation for a chance to win prizes. All fandoms welcome. Sponsored by MarksterCon. Sign up at the MarksterCon table in the Garden Court to register ahead of time.
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Console

Retropie 101 - Step by Step Setup

04:00 PM 05:00 PM Ascot

This session will include a step-by-step setup of Retropie on a Raspberry Pi and there will be a Q and A session afterwards. Bring a flash drive larger than 8GB and get a copy of all the files(no ROMS) necessary to setup your own retro arcade.

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Film

Film Fest: Miniature Wargaming: The Movie

04:00 PM 05:30 PM Galleria Room

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Pinball

American Pinball

04:00 PM 05:00 PM Chancellor

It what should be an entertaining and informative seminar, Josh Kugler from American Pinball sits down with Zach Meny (Straight Down the Middle, Flip N Out Pinball and the This Week in Pinball Podcast), to talk about his pinball journey, the making of Oktoberfest, rules and tips for game play, whats up at American Pinball and whatever else Zach, or the audience, asks about.

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Tabletop

Gaming on the GRID: an introduction to the world of streaming

04:00 PM 05:00 PM Wilton

Streaming on Twitch has exploded in recent years, and allows people to share themselves and their gameplay with the world. Join seasoned streamers as well as representatives from the Atlanta Community of Streamers to find out how you can start, grow, and have fun with Twitch streams either as a viewer or a performer. Questions and answers welcome!

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Other

Autograph Session: Jerry Buckner

04:00 PM 05:30 PM

Come meet the songwriter, producer and artist who has written, produced or performed on a wide variety of recording projects including the million selling classic 80’s hit “Pac Man Fever”
the “Theme to WKRP in Cincinnati” and the title track to the hit Disney movie, “Wreck-It Ralph.”

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Tabletop

Wyatt's Game Room: Learn D&D from Wyatt and friends

05:00 PM 06:30 PM Andover

Speakers

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Tabletop

X-Wing Flight School: Learn to Play

05:00 PM 07:00 PM Meeple Madness Booth

Learn To Play: Assemble a squadron of iconic starfighters from across the Star Wars saga and engage in fast-paced, high-stakes space combat with iconic pilots such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

With refined gameplay that focuses on the physical act of flying starships, X-Wing lets you create your own Star Wars space battles right on your tabletop.
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Arcade

The Sweet Tunes of the Arcade: Jerry Buckner

05:30 PM 06:30 PM Ascot

Join Hall of Fame musician Jerry Buckner as he recounts the fever around his hit song, Buckner & Garcia's Pac-Man Fever and his other musical masterpieces.

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Tabletop

Minature Painting Techniques w/ Emily: Watch and Learn

05:30 PM 06:30 PM Wilton

This WATCH & LEARN session is the perfect way to get started or expand your skills with tricks of the trade from Emily Beckley. Emily will be painting a miniature while you watch her work on the screen.  A MUST SEE EVENT! 

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Main

Concert: The Superstation

05:30 PM 06:30 PM Grand Ballroom Salon III

Come rock out with the world's #1 90's TV theme band!
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Console

When's The Best Time To Show Your Game To The World?

05:30 PM 06:30 PM Chancellor

The imposter syndrome affects every developer these days. Unfortunately in a market flooded with games, visibility is what we need more of, not less. When's the perfect time to start getting feedback, showing your progress, and saving up to do your first show?
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Film

Film Fest: Short Film Block

06:00 PM 07:30 PM Galleria Room

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Arcade
Game Design

History of Gaming Hardware: A Computer Engineering Perspective

07:00 PM 08:00 PM Chancellor

From the 2600 to the Switch, the Atari 800 to the Amiga, 2D to 3D, player-missile graphics to FMV -- dive deep into the CPUs, GPUs, & system architectures that ran your favorite games. Although accessible to a non-technical audience, some assembly code may be required.

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Pinball

Suncoast Pinball: The Creation of Cosmic Carnival