Video Game Summit, is Chicago’s Premier Video Game Event. The 2019 show will be at The Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park,IL, 7/13/19 show hours are: 10:00am till 6pm(all times central)

Chicago, Illinois – (December 23rd, 2018) – Remember how much fun you used to have playing Atari, Nintendo and all kinds of games on your computer? Well, you will have the rare opportunity to play these great games again at the Video Game Summit, Chicago’s premier video game trade show. In fact, several dealers in retro games will be on hand offering games, controllers, systems and memorabilia and will be prepared to buy or trade for the games you have held onto since you were a kid. Who knows, you might just have an Atari cartridge worth $1000 or more collecting dust in your attic.


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Galloping Ghost Arcade to supply arcades for VGS

Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield,IL will be on hand
with arcades at the show in the Game Area.
Go to the Arcade page in the Game Area Section to see the games we will have

The After Show Tradition continues as well like last year
Vendors and Attendees will be getting a discount Admission to the Arcade.

  • Attendees will get 5.00 off the price of admission of the arcade

You will need to show ticket or name tag at the arcade for proof.
(they are also our Gold sponsor)
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2019 Program and Poster now available

The 2019 Program* and Poster  is now available for sale at VGS Shop.
We won’t have physical copies of the program at the show except for those who registered for Early Admission,Guest and Main Sponsors.

As for posters we will have limited supply at the show which is the
same price as getting it online minus tax and shipping.
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Jeff Lee Q*bert Designer to attend VGS

Well known game designer of Q*bert Arcade,Jeff Lee
will be at VGS will have  some paraphernalia to peddle…various prints, coloring books & the Gottlieb memoir and so on. If attendees want to bring in their Q*bert cartridges, etc, he can autograph that stuff… You can find him in the Lobby at Booth #4.

Old School Gamer Magazine will be at the show!!

Video Game Summit welcomes Old School Gamer Magazine as our Gold  Sponsor
they are also supplying us with free copies of the print version of the magazine and giving a free digital subscription to attendees who register(either online or  at the show)
update!! Ryan Burger will be present at the show you can see him at Game area Booth #6

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Twin Galaxies Founder Walter Day makes his return to VGS

Founder of Twin Galaxies, and long time supporter of the Video Game Summit,
Walter Day will make his appearance at this year show as well as some trading cards.
His last appearance at the show was back in 2012,where he made us some trading cards and he continued to make cards for the show.
You can see him at Game Area booth #5



Mini-Komix: mini-comics publishers to sponsor this years VGS

We welcome our  new Silver Sponsor:
Mini-Komix: mini-comics publishers m
ini-comics, sketchbooks,
prose, & graphic novels.They range in genres from sci-fi, fantasy,s
uperheroes, steampunk, funny animals, manga, horror, comedy, and more.

They will be supplying free copies of the comics at the show
visit their website at

Crizltron to vend at VGS

Crizltron ran by Crystal Wilson which deals with
Artist selling stickers, buttons, bags for arcade sticks,
plenty of video game character artwork.
you can see her at  lobby booth #7.


Flashpoint Chicago to be at VGS

VGS welcomes Flashpoint Chicago to the show:
Flashpoint Chicago is a non-profit digital media arts college located in the heart of downtown Chicago. They specialize in giving their students hands on training in four main disciplines; Animation, Graphic Design, Cinema and Recording Arts. for more information:
you can find them at Lobby Booth #2

Terry Burtlow to be at VGS

Terry Burtlow who runs the Ottumwa video game museum in Iowa will be selling
video games, t-shirts for the Ottumwa video game museum and more at VGS.
you can find him in the lobby at Lobby Booth #12

Trader Pandas to Vend at VGS

Trader Panda specialize in Japanese import video games and merchandise. We have Super Famicom, Gameboy, Playstation, and Dreamcast games. Complete consoles in box are also available. Check out our amazing collection of Pokemon plushies and toys. Come see our cool, rare, and authentic Japanese game posters.  You can see them at Lobby booths #8 , #9 and #10

G.O.A.T Store to vend at VGS

Dan Loosen, who has been a long time supporter of this show,
Promoter of  the Midwest Gaming Classic in WI and owner of
Games Of All Type (G.O.A.T) Store will be at he show this year
You find him at Game Booth #10



Cosmic Ark Games to vend at VGS

Cosmic Ark Games will be selling
Gameboy Advance Games, Game Gear Games and
and whatever else we can pry from Derek’s hands.
You can find them in the Lobby  at booth L1


Tim Stefinsky to vend at VGS

Tim Stefinsky will be selling  video games,
video game memorabilia/toys, and more!
you can see tim at Lobby booth 6.

Brian Dahlquist to vend at VGS

Brian Dahlquist will be selling  video games,
video game memorabilia/toys, and more! Many items for $1!
See Brian at Lobby booth 5.

Garage Loot to vend at VGS

New Vendor- Garage Loot ran by Michael Jesernik will be
dealing with Retro Video Games: Nintendo, N64, Sega, and More. Willing to trade.
you can see him lobby booth #3