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.
Be one of the first 100 attendees at the show and receive a free 14 by 12
VGS Specialty cloth Bag filled various items
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.
You will need to show ticket or name tag at the arcade for proof.
(they are also our Gold sponsor)
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. Continue reading
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.
Brian F. Colin, the Man who designed Rampage,General Chaos, Xenophobe
and CEO of Game Refuge will be displaying some of his game art
work and signing autographs. you can see him at booths 1 and 2
for more about Game Refuge visit the website: http://GameRefuge.com
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
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
We welcome our new Silver Sponsor:
Mini-Komix: mini-comics publishers mini-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 http://minikomix.com
EGSA Softworks will be donationg various prizes for tournaments and raffles to the show,making them a Game area sponsor,they won’t be present at the show. visit thier website at Egsa.com
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.
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: https://flashpoint.columbiacollege.edu/
you can find them at Lobby Booth #2
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
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 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 will be selling video games,
video game memorabilia/toys, and more!
you can see tim at Lobby booth 6.
Brian Dahlquist will be selling video games,
video game memorabilia/toys, and more! Many items for $1!
See Brian at Lobby booth 5.
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