Old School Gamer Magazine – Platinum 1
Old School Gamer is dedicated to the gamer who enjoys everything from Arcade Game collecting – refurbishing – playing to the home console gamer reliving his childhood from the 70s, 80s and 90s and passing it on to the next generation of gamers. Those that collect the arcade machines, bring that back to life and play them, those that collect and enjoy games from the first generation to the current.
Arcade Legacy – Platinum 2
Arcade Legacy is Cincinnati’s premier classic gaming destination! Visit our family friendly locations in the Cincinnati Mall or Newport, KY packed with arcade games, pinball machines, and classic + current gaming consoles; all for one low admission price. No quarters needed! Both locations also have a media store stocked to the brim with classic and current video games, consoles and accessories, movies on DVD and Blu-ray, action figures, collectibles, board games, comic books, game guides, posters, and original artwork.
Our Bar Edition in Northside offers a great selection of beers, cocktails, sodas, stellar hot dog creations, nachos, buffalo chicken and more along with nearly 50 arcade games and pinball machines, a classic console lounge, current console bar, and a patio. Most games are free to play if you buy drinks or food.
Columbus Retro League – Gold 1
Columbus Retro League is a wonderful group of gamers who put on video game competitions around the Columbus Ohio area at great game stores, events, and other establishments. Their goals are simple: play hard, have fun, chill with other video game fans, and make great friendships. If you’re at or around Columbus, they’d love for you to join them at any of their events.
Rusty Shackles – Gold 2
Rusty Shackles is the retrogaming fan artist behind the Insert Quarter Bin series of famous comic covers meets games as well as PalletteSwaps, new art for old games. He has been published by GameSpy, 1UP and Retronauts as well as creating numerous covers for Hardcore Gaming 101’s line of books.
Cincy pinball – Gold 3
Matt Gauslin – Gold 4-5, Silver 12-13
Matt has been a vendor at vintage gaming shows for 21 years. He designed most of the promotional materials for previous Cinciclassic events. He got into collecting arcades and pinball machines in the past 10 years, but still has a passion for vintage games. Matt truly loves PC vintage hardware and video games. He’ll have hundreds of games to sell at the show, specifically stocking items that are in the $5 to $25 range.
Carlson Stevens – Gold 6
Carlson is a private collector specializing in import retro games from Japan.
Louisville Arcade Expo – Silver 1
Do you remember arcades in shopping centers and malls filled with video games and pinball machines? Did you ever play Adventure on the Atari 2600? How about making a greeting card with an Apple II and using Print Shop? With hundreds of Arcade and Pinball machines set on Free Play, and every console you can imagine up to 1999, the Louisville Arcade Expo is where you can relive you memories. Best of all, bring your family and show them how good you are at some real gaming. Kids 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission.
PlanetPlush – Silver 2
PlanetPlush is a small, home based toy business specializing in handmade and manufactured products. We are located in the rural West Virginian town of West Hamlin. We value high quality and consistency with our products and work very hard to ensure that all toys meet our high quality expectations. Toy safety is our number one priority and all of our products are tested in a CPSC accredited laboratory. We’re also registered as a Small Batch Manufacturer and perform our own first party safety testing to ensure that our products meet our high standards.
Corkthulhu – Silver 3
Handcrafted art figures and custom Pop figures of pop culture and unique creations from my own headspace. Love to create lasting memories.
Retro Hacks & Game-Tech– Silver 4
Want to get the best picture from your NES or play import games on your TurboGrafx? We can help with that! Retro Hacks has been modding and repairing consoles for over 10 years. We also build custom consoles and arcade machines. Got a console that needs some work or you want customized? Give us a shout and we’ll see what we can do!
Retro-Access – Silver 5
Retro Access sells RGB cables (via SCART, BNC, and D-sub connectors) for almost every video game console; from common systems like the NES, SNES, Genesis, Playstation, and Wii, to harder to find systems like the Sega 32X, Saturn, Neo Geo, Jaguar, and more. They will be taking custom orders for pick-up at CinciClassic 2019.
Legenerdy Creations – Silver 6
Have a favorite retro video game scene? Do you want it as a piece of art to display in your home? Legenerdy Creations takes you back to the world of 8 & 16 bit using Perler Beads to create retro pixel art!
REtro Dimension – Silver 7-11
Retro Dimension is one of Chicago’s premier retro game and console retailers. They buy, sell, and trade in almost every retro system imaginable, and have loads of rare finds and amazing deals. They will be at CinciClassic 2019 selling retro video games, consoles , memorabilia and more!
Laura’s Nerdy Doodles – Silver 14
Laura Yoder is a graphic designer who went to the University of Cincinnati DAAP Program. She spends all her free time making and drawing anything that tickles her fancy (which is usually something nerdy). She sells nerdy art, accessories, props, and decoration to fellow nerds around the world. Making nerdy doodles and doodads is what we love to do and we’ve gotten pretty good at it!
Peter & Tiffany Augustine – Silver 15
Peter & Tiffany are private collectors. They will be selling tons of games and consoles from Atari, Intellivision, Coleco, Nintendo, Sega, and Sony.
Games Over Cincy – Silver 16
The Games Over… stores have been serving the Midwest’s video games, comics, cards and games needs since 2010. Their dedication to customer service, wide selection, and deep inventory sets them apart from many other stores. Games Over… has one of the largest selections of collectible card games, board games, comics & video games in the area. Their stores organize and hosts events on a regular basis as well as offering play space. Games Over… is a great place to hang out!
Epic Loot Video Games – Silver 17-18
Epic Loot Video Games is a local used video game store and LAN center in Centerville, OH. They buy and sell used video games, consoles, and accessories. Epic Loot hosts both casual and tournament events in their 15 PC LAN center. They are only a few doors down from our parent store Epic Loot Games and Comics which sells board games, card games, RPG’s, miniature games, new comics, and more. The parent store also hosts hosting Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, and several other events.
Yatta Creations – Silver 19
Bead art, buttons, dragon eggs and more. Yatta Creations makes a full array of original and fan arts in a myriad of forms. She has so many designs to represent all manner of communities and fandoms, but she also accepts commissions for custom pieces and concepts!
Mimosa Studio – Silver 20
Melissa Francis is a self taught artist specializing in cute illustrations of her own original designs, as well as fan art of her favorite video games and series. She has a large selection of things to choose from, as small as buttons and stickers, to as large as key racks and pillows!
Geeky Gazelle – Silver 21
Geeky Gazelle is an Etsy shop located in Lexington, KY and run by Candice Winter. They specialize in crafting geeky goodies and gifts for good geeky people!
GeminTronic – Silver 22
Gemintronic develops, manufactures and publishes games for retro systems. Our passion is to create titles celebrating early 80’s simplicity, imagination and enduring gameplay. Whether taking on commissions or our own projects beginner friendly tools are used – both to participate with and encourage new homebrew game makers. We also sell collectible and custom video game merchandise.