​​The Sega Pluto is an unreleased variant of the Sega Saturn. The Pluto was a revised version of the Saturn with a built-in Netlink modem (which would have made it the first console to have internet support straight out of the box), along with a new chassis and bodywork. The system weighs in at a rather hefty 6 lbs and has two controller ports, a top-loading disc drive with a flip-top lid, and a memory cartridge slot. It is unknown exactly how far the project was carried through before it was cancelled - only two prototypes were ever produced (Pluto 01 and Pluto 02, respectively), both presumably from around the 1997-1999 period.

Adam Gotsens is a cinematographer who has been in the business for over a decade with many credits to his name. He recently did the cinematography for Rarity: Retro Video Game Collecting in the Modern Era.

Jay Hunter (a.k.a. Shady Jay) is one half of the best looking game and toy hunting teams on YouTube known as The Game Chasers and The Toy Chasers. Their mission: to scour the land far and wide to uncover gaming and toy treasures of old. Whether it is in gaming stores, toy stores, flea markets, thrift stores, or even peoples attics, they search out retro games and toys and have a blast while doing it. Jay also has his own channel, “The Shady Jay Show”, where he posts personal vlogs about food, gaming pick-ups, fantasy football, and anything that is currently on his mind. He is also a Goonie and a horrible cook.

​​​​Gabriel Giraldo (a.k.a. Gabbo the Giver) is a regular on "The NES Pursuit" and is a member of the "Pixel Game Squad", which is a YouTube channel of gamers documenting their love of collecting all things related to retro. This group of friends keeps everything fun and lighthearted on their journey to uncover anything and everything retro related and keep game hunting at its finest.

The SEGA PLUTO 01 PROTOTYPE will be on display for public viewing in our museum at Sac Gamers Expo 2021!

C. Andrew Nelson is an award winning artist, actor, and writer with a background in the games industry as a designer and voice talent. Andrew worked many years at LucasArts as a visual effects supervisor and senior artist. He helped create and design such popular games as Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max Hit the Road, Dark Forces, X-Wing, Rebel Assault II, Shadows of the Empire, Jedi Knight, Curse of Monkey Island, Masters of Teras Kasi, Rogue Squadron, Grim Fandango, Zombies Ate My Neighbors ​and many more. He was also a visual effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic. Andrew is best known for having played Darth Vader in the Special Edition re-release of the original Star Wars trilogy as well as in the Rebel Assault II and Dark Forces games. Andrew, who began playing Vader for Lucasfilm in 1994, has portrayed the infamous dark lord for commercials, TV shows, print, games, and live appearances. He has managed to spend more time in the official Vader costume than any other actor. He is also a voice-over artist for many games including X-Wing, Mystic Heroes, and the Dynasty Warriors series. He is the only actor to have officially portrayed both Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.

Adam Koralik is a content creator who has been producing videos for over a decade on YouTube. Whether he’s unboxing a PS5, cleaning and restoring a Sega Saturn, or just giving an engaging history lesson on previous console generations; Adam’s videos are a must-watch for any gamer. He is most famous for his "Quick Shoot" series as well as Keep Dreaming, Console Retrospectives, and PlayLoad. He features consoles from different generations of gaming and provides many videos detailing how to repair them. Over the years, Adam has had access to one-of-a-kind prototypes like the Sega Pluto and the Nintendo PlayStation and has made detailed videos on their history and discovery. Adam has also contributed to the YouTube channel “GameSocietyPimps” with work on Skyrim for Pimps, Christopher Walkenthrough, and Disneyland Adventures videos; and also contributed to “BlameSocietyFilms” with work on Chad Vader and Beer & Board Games. As a self-proclaimed nomadic traveler, Adam has scoured the world to amass a huge collection of thousands of video games for dozens of consoles.

Joe Sullivan has been an avid player and collector of games for decades and really enjoys all things gaming history. He’s particularly drawn to gaming’s weird, rare, and unusual items, especially the kinds of things you may only get a chance to read about, but never get a chance to see in person. He loves managing the Retro Game Hunter Gaming Museum in his spare time, and has been bringing items from its inventory to events across the country since 2014. Joe will be bringing his traveling museum to the Sac Gamers Expo this year.

Rob is one half of the “Retro Hunters”, who first came onto the scene in 2010 and were some of the first game hunters on Youtube, helping to create and popularize the game hunting/game pickups genre. With a focus on clean, positive content geared towards building community and preserving the joy of retro, these self-proclaimed “non-experts” established themselves as collectors focused on recapturing the joy and memories of their childhood rather than the rarest or most sought after items. In 2012, the Retro Hunters took an indefinite hiatus lasting nine years. In 2021 the channel relaunched with a focus on sharing their love of retro games, movies, toys, and all things nostalgia.

Josh is the other half of the “Retro Hunters”, who first came onto the scene in 2010 and were some of the first game hunters on Youtube, helping to create and popularize the game hunting/game pickups genre. With a focus on clean, positive content geared towards building community and preserving the joy of retro, these self-proclaimed “non-experts” established themselves as collectors focused on recapturing the joy and memories of their childhood rather than the rarest or most sought after items. In 2012, the Retro Hunters took an indefinite hiatus lasting nine years. In 2021 the channel relaunched with a focus on sharing their love of retro games, movies, toys, and all things nostalgia.

​​Kosono Okina is a former Nintendo game designer and painter from Kyoto, Japan. Kosono began work at Nintendo of Japan in 2005. While there, she contributed map design, field design, level design, level planning, character design, storyboarding, animation, and writing to multi-million-selling flagship titles, including New Super Mario bros. DS, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree, Animal Crossing: City Folk, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Nintendogs + Cats Series, New Super Mario Bros. 2, New Super Luigi U, Yoshi's New Island, and Super Mario Maker. Kosono studied oil painting and won many awards at public exhibitions. After graduating at the top of her class, she went on to study computer art and architectural design at Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), where she won many more awards for her work that combined fine and computer art. Kosono left Nintendo in the fall of 2015 to become a freelance artist.

Edward Payson is a film director and Producer who has been in the business for over 10 years with over 15 credits to his name, with most of his work in the horror film genre. He recently directed the documentary Rarity: Retro Video Game Collecting in the Modern Era and the soon to be released BITS; a feature length horror film starring Horror Icon Dee Wallace about a Haunted Sega Genesis game due out in 2022. 

​​​​​​Aaron Stapish (a.k.a. Riff) has done professional self-taught editing for years and his editing skills shine on the channel. He is a founding member of "The NES Pursuit" and is a member of the "Pixel Game Squad", which is a YouTube channel of gamers documenting their love of collecting all things related to retro. This group of friends keeps everything fun and lighthearted on their journey to uncover anything and everything retro related and keep game hunting at its finest.

Pat Contri is a game historian, collector, and online content producer best known for Pat the NES PunkFlea Market Madness, and The Video Game Years. He is the executive producer of Not for Resale: A Video Game Store Documentary and has authored two books: Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library and Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the SNES Library.

Chris Graue is a well-known music video director in SoCal’s ska-punk-pop scene. When he’s not repairing Game consoles or showing off his newest Super Mario Maker 2 level on Twitch, he’s filming official music videos for NOFX, Reel Big Fish, Frank Turner, Goldfinger, The Bombpops, Suburban Legends, Scott Klopfenstein, and everybody else. Chris has recently started his own music project titled Lo(u)ser, yielding a digitally potent pop sound laced with ska beats and lo-fi chiptune blips.

Ed Annunziata is most famously known as the creator of the Sega Genesis classic "Ecco the Dolphin", but is also the Producer and Director of many well-known classics of the 90s, including X-men, X-men 2: The Clone Wars, Spiderman, Chakan the Forever Man, Tiny Tank and more! He also served as an Executive Producer for Nokia's N-Gage mobile phone and gaming device, helping create nearly a dozen multiplayer titles for the platform. He currently works as president & CEO of Playchemy, the company behind Space War Arena (on Nintendo Switch), Bubble Pop, Pocket Rocks, and Super Smashball.

John Riggs has a knack for nostalgia with everything from classic breakfast cereal of our Saturday mornings to video games and all points in between. His YouTube channel shows his love for classic games (especially NES), ranking them, and finding the most obscure and underrated games for all consoles. He has also been known to hack NES games and fix a game or two with 'open cart surgery'.

Emily Barr has been a lifelong fanatic for Video Games and she has been working in the Toy World as a Professional Toy Prototype Painter for almost 10 years now. Working on toys also means working on Video game toys! This includes lots of work for Jakks Pacific on lines like Super Mario figures and playsets, Mega Man, and SDCC Link Legend of Zelda. Emily is also a premier painter for Sideshow Collectibles with Unruly Industries.

​​​​​Ricky Avila (a.k.a. Rickyyyyy) loves to buy everything retro he sees in his path (he has an addiction). He is a founding member of "The NES Pursuit" and is a member of the "Pixel Game Squad", which is a YouTube channel of gamers documenting their love of collecting all things related to retro. This group of friends keeps everything fun and lighthearted on their journey to uncover anything and everything retro related and keep game hunting at its finest.

Andrew Lupan is a visual effects artist who has been in the business for over 5 years with over 15 credits to his name. He recently did the visual effects for Rarity: Retro Video Game Collecting in the Modern Era and the soon to be released BITS; a feature length horror film starring Horror Icon Dee Wallace about a Haunted Sega Genesis game due out in 2022. 

Joey Ferris is a content creator currently working for the popular YouTube channel GameXplain where he makes in-depth videos and analyses on Nintendo games, specializing in the likes of Metroid and Zelda. In the past, he's worked with the YouTube Channel Commonwealth Realm and wrote for websites Nuke the Fridge and Nerd Reactor. WARNING: If you bring up Metroid around him, he WILL talk to you about it for hours.

Russell Barba worked in the video game industry during the early 90's as a computer artist, game animator, and game clean-up artist. He worked on “Harley’s Humongous Adventure”, “Taz-Mania”, and “We’re Back – A Dinosaur Story” for the Super Nintendo, and “Dominus” on the PC. He also worked for “Sega of America” and while there he did work on “Wild Woody” and “Jurassic Park” for the Sega CD.