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ZapCon

Overview

ZapCon (zapcon.com) is an arcade and pinball convention with all games set to free play.

It was founded by Wes Cleveland and Zack Johnson of the Classic Game Preservation Society (cgpsociety.org). They first hosted it in 2013 to allow owners of classic machines to showcase their collections to the public.

History

Chronology of Arizona Conventions

# Date Location Chair Guests Book Web Notes
1 2013
6 Apr
7 Apr
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown
Phoenix
2 2014
12 Apr
13 Apr
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown
Phoenix
3 2015
18 Apr
19 Apr
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa
4 2016
16 Apr
17 Apr
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa
5 2017
29 Apr
30 Apr
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa
6 2018
21 Apr
22 Apr
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa
7 2019
4 May
5 May
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa
8 2020
25 Apr
26 Apr
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa
1
8.2 2022
30 Apr
1 May
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa
9 2024
9 Mar
10 Mar
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa

Notes

  1. ZapCon 8 was cancelled for 2020 after their venue announced it would close through their dates due to concerns over COVID-19. I'm not sure that they ever announced dates for 2021, but the organisers seem to have considered it as 8.1 with the in person 2022 called ZapCon 8.2, or a third attempt at hosting 2020's eighth event.


Other Documents

Index of Ephemera

ZapCon 6

Postcard (1 MB)


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Last update: 23rd January, 2024