Instead of going with more traditional hand-drawn animation, the original Mortal Kombat used digitized actors, which led to the game's more realistic imagery. It's been 30 years since we saw our first flawless victories, and some of the original people that helped shape our childhoods are here  to chat with us about their experiences making MK one and two, as well as what they've been up to since. This panel consists of Daniel Pesina (Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Reptile, Smoke, Noob Saibot), Anthony Marquez (Kung Lao), Phillip Ahn (Shang Tsung), and Paul E. Niemeyer (Original Cabinet Logo & Marquee artist). Come take a trip down memory lane with the MK crew! Get over here!

Joey Ferris from the popular YouTube channel GameXplain is here for a fun filled Q&A session and to talk about everyone’s favorite topic, Video Games! WARNING: If you bring up Metroid, he WILL talk about it for the entire panel!

Gabbo the Giver, a member of the Pixel Game Squad with frequent appearances on the NES Pursuit, is here to talk about his love of collecting and hunting for retro games and his love for the retro community. It’s time to kick back, relax, and just have a good time talking about video games. HAPPINESS!

John Riggs has a love for nostalgia with everything from classic breakfast cereals to retro video games. GameDad is a Content Creator who loves collecting and playing games. Come spend a fun filled Q&A session with these 2 YouTubers as they answer your questions and discuss their love for retro gaming and all other things they are nostalgic for.

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Stephen Frost, a video game professional with more than 20 years of industry experience in video game development & journalism, is here for a Q&A session about the approach Digital Eclipse takes in bringing classic games to modern audiences with the collections that make you nostalgic for your childhood. Digital Eclipse is responsible for the recently produced TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection, Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration, and the multi-million-selling Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. Come hear about how your favorite retro collections were made!

Come spend some time with and listen to the stories of Randy Glover, a video game programmer and designer who is most well-known for creating the 1983 influential hit platformer “Jumpman” for Atari Computers, Commodore 64, and IBM/PC. While working for Epyx Games, Randy also created “Jumpman Junior” and “Lunar Outpost” and helped with programming and audio on “Summer Games” and “Summer Games II”.

​​​​One part stand up comedy, one part Q&A! ProJared has been a longtime YouTube retro game reviewer with an affinity for all things RPG and especially Final Fantasy. The man behind Now in the 90s will be here to make you laugh, share his thoughts on the retro gaming scene, discuss past and upcoming projects, and take your questions!