Retro City Festival 2018 Review
Sorry for the delay in getting this postmortem review of the first Retro City Festival up on the site. With things crazy and work and now getting sick has not help thing get up on the site faster. Let me first say that I am a media partner with... Read more
Pinball Madness Recap
Over the weekend at the Museum of Pinball was the first Pinball Madness event that mixed arcade with Halloween and was a huge success. For the first time I volunteered for the event as a technician so my view of the show was from a different point of view... Read more
Pinball Madness October 20-22 2017
With only a few more days to go Pinball Madness invades Southern California this Friday thru Sunday at the Museum of Pinball in Banning CA. The facility has over 1,100 pinball machines and arcade video games it’s a gamers paradise and this event adds in the theme of Halloween.... Read more
Williams Rat Race Pinball Machine Review
Recently at the Museum of Pinball in Banning California was the Arcade Expo 3.0 and with hundreds of pinball and videogames to play there is a wide range of both rare and common games that the facility has. This year there was quite a special pinball machine that was... Read more
Arcade Expo 3.0 Impressions
Over the weekend in Banning California was the third event at the Museum of Pinball and this was the biggest event to date. While there are still some growing pains for the show this years event continued to build upon the previous shows. One thing that was very clear... Read more
Arcade Expo 3.0 Preview
Arcade Expo is back with its third outing that will be taking place in Banning California in just a week and a half on March 17th, 18th, & 19th. A few weeks ago I and a friend volunteered for tech days at the show to help get the machines... Read more
Walter Day Trading Card Museum Dedication
One of the great things to do at Arcade Expo 2.0 beyond playing over 850 pinball and arcade video games was the special events that were held during the show. One of the special events was the Dedication Ceremony of the Official Walter Day Trading Card Museum that was... Read more
Whoa Nellie Pinball Review
At Arcade Expo 2.0 pinball parts supplier Marco Specialties was on hand in the tent area and not only had pinball parts to buy but they brought six new Stern pinball machines set to free play. They included both versions of Game of Thrones, KISS, The Walking Dead, Wrestlemania... Read more
Arcade Expo 2.0 Impressions
Over the weekend the Pop Culture Maven crew set out to Banning California for the second annual Arcade Expo. The good news is that a number of the problems from the first show had been addressed and while there are still a few bumps in the road. The good... Read more
Arcade Expo 2016 Preview
This Weekend January 15-17 2016 at Arcade Expo in Banning California is going to be the mecca for those who love pinball and arcade video games. With over 850 pinball and video and mechanical arcade machines to play there is more than enough to keep you busy for the three-day... Read more