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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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

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

Christ Centered Gamer to have VR games in Game area.

Christ Centered Gamer,  Ran by Cheryl Gress is VR company that
looks at video games from two view points.
They analyze games on a secular level which will break down a game based
on its graphics, sound, stability and overall gaming experience.
If you’re concerned about the family friendliness of a game,
they have a separate moral score which looks at violence,
language, sexual content, occult references and other ethical issues.
You can find them at Game Booth #1

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Logan Arch Chicago to vend at VGS

Logan Arch Chicago is a local makers who sell enamel pins,
accessories, apparel – all with a retro and nerdy focus.
You can find them at booth 9

Retro Emporium to vend at VGS

New Vendor: Retro Emporium who deals with
Variety of 80s and 90s console games will be at VGS.
you can find them in the Lobby Booth 11.

773-999-BLUM returns to VGS

773-999-BLUM is ran by Alex Blum who has vended
with us before he will be selling vintage and new games and consoles!
You can find him at booth #19

8-bit Classics To Vend at VGS

8-Bit Classics,who have been a vendor from the past is back at VGS.

8-Bit Classics ( has been
serving the retro community for over 20 years supporting
retro computers and video game consoles.You can see them at booths 3 and 4