MarcoTV Stage Seminar Schedule at Midwest Gaming Classic 2024

Get ready for MarcoTV livestreaming all weekend long at Midwest Gaming Classic 2024

Join us in person at the Marco/Stern/Kingpin booth in the game hall or jump on twitch/youtube/facebook to hang out in the chat to get your learn on!

Watch on Twitch:

Watch on Youtube:

Watch on Facebook LIVE:


6:30-7:30 PM: Getting Your Game On-location Ready & Operators Chat – Matthew Talley

  • Description: This session covers the essentials of preparing pinball machines for public play, including maintenance tips, setting your game up for your arcade, and ensuring durability for high-traffic environments.

8:00-10:00 PM: EM Reset Issues on Sonic Prospector – Matt Benzik

  • Description: David Volanzky, EM repair guru from the Pacific Pinball Museum joins us and delves into common reset problems with Electro-Mechanical (EM) pinball machines, and directs technicians Matt Benzik and Matthew Talley on how to solve this issue on a Sonic Prospector. Can we get this game back up and running for the show?!

10:30PM – 12:00AM – Pinbuilder Walkthrough with Annah Moore – Imoto

  • Description: An audience interactive workshop session. Annah Moore provides comprehensive walkthrough of the new Pinbuilder game on Steam, demonstrating how to design and prototype pinball machine layouts, integrate artwork, and simulate game physics. Let’s create a flippin’ game together!


10:00-12:00 PM: PinTech LIVE Venom Deep Dive (screening)

12:00-1:00 PM: Flipper Rebuild Seminar – Matthew Talley

  • Description: Matthew from Lynn’s Arcade starts with the basics of flipper mechanics, common issues faced during rebuilds, and step-by-step guidance on completing a rebuild. Matthew will also be discussing how to LYNNS-IFY your games!

1:30-2:30 PM: How to Rebuild a Score Unit – EMs Mark Valuch

  • Description: Mark Valuch from Youtube Channel Mark’s Basement Arcade offers a practical guide on cleaning and maintaining stepper units in EM machines, including tools needed, step-by-step cleaning processes, and troubleshooting common problems.

3:00-4:00 PM: Homebrew Chat with the Makers

  • Description: A panel discussion featuring various homebrew pinball creators, sharing insights on design, electronics, and software development. Attendees will learn about starting their projects and the community resources available. Then head over to the Homebrew section to play the games!

4:30-5:30 PM: Skeleton Game Software – Matt Benzik

  • Description: An in-depth look at the Skeleton Game framework for developing pinball software. Matt Benzik will cover its capabilities, how to get started with programming, and examples of games developed using this software.

6:00-7:00 PM: Taylor Bancroft Presents Insider Connected Updates

Join us for an engaging seminar as Taylor Bancroft presents the latest updates on Stern Pinball’s Insider Connected, showcasing new features and improvements.

7:00-9:00 PM: PinTech LIVE JAWS Pro Deep Dive (screening)


11:00-12:30PM: PinTech LIVE JAWS Premium Deep Dive (screening)

1:00PM-2:00PM: Arcade Owners & Operators Tech Chat

Arcade owners & operators Matthew Talley//Lynn’s Arcade, Michael Jacobson//Bad Penny, Adam Lam//Rewind Arcade, and Gar Nelson//The Garcade share their insights on running an arcade and operating games. They’ll discuss the challenges and successes of managing both classic and modern arcade games, strategies for building a gamer community, and the evolving landscape of the arcade business.

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