Adam Koralik will be a guest at AVGC 2019! Koralik is a knowledgable film producer and gamer.  His online content covers many aspects of gaming. From game reviews,  retro collecting,  and hardware repair tutorials,  Koralik has always something to say that is worth hearing.  His latest videos can be found on his YouTube channel.

Chris Alaimo from Classic Gaming Quarterly will be a guest at AVGC 2019. For years now Chris has produced well-researched documentaries capturing the rich history of classic games, and the systems we played them on. He also does a series on his channel called “Let’s Read”, where he goes page-by-page through classic gaming magazines for maximum levels of nostalgia. For classic gamers, and those interested in the history of gaming, Chris produces some of the best content out there on Youtube and his Patreon.

The reviewers of Console Wars are making an appearance at AVGC 2019. Dan and Pat take a creative approach to compare and contrast games that were released for the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis.  Check out their channel on YoutubeTwitterFacebook and take part in the ongoing feud today.

We are happy to announce Bob from RetroRGB will be a featured guest at AVGC 2019! Bob has been a critical fixture in the classic gaming scene for years, running the website, and hosting one of the definitive Youtube channels and podcasts for anyone into classic gaming, and preservation. His website and channel keep you up to date on the latest developments in console mods, DIY builds, ROM hacks, technical overviews, hardware tests/comparisons, etc. Bob will be sharing a wealth of knowledge at AVGC this year. His website at and his YouTube channel at

Get your coffee mugs ready, SomecallmeJohnny is making an appearance at AVGC 2019.  Johnny has been making online content about his passion for video games since 2008 that offers colorful insights about game development and his own personal stories.  You can check out his Youtube channel and his Twitter for daily content.

AVGC welcomes SmokeMonster to our 2019 show! SmokeMonster has been behind the scenes making waves in the retro community for a long time, helping with the preservation of classic game roms, and everdrive packs that make it easy for everyone to play properly preserved, and organized game libraries. He recently released custom firmware for the MegaSG that greatly expands the capabilities of the FPGA console. His Live Streams on his Youtubechannel often highlight members of the video game preservation community showing off amazing developments.  Come out to meet SmokeMonster at AVGC in just a few weeks!

AVGC welcomes gillythekid to its 2019 show.  Gil is an online content creator produces game reviews and comedies. You can check out his YouTube channel for monthly reviews and rants.

AVGC welcomes The Manly Battleships®  to our 2019 show. The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving performers that have built a programming powerhouse on the convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their skills with a circle of long-time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to create a repertoire of content to suit any taste. The Fleet’s arsenal offers a lot of a lot and a little of everything! With a line up including academic lectures, the Gameshow Impossibru™ series, and over-the-top entertainment panels; high-quality times are to be had under the Fleet’s banner. Visit their Facebook and Youtube for more content today!

TonixTemptress will be dressed to impress at AVGC 2019. This NJ based cosplayer has been celebrating the fashionable wears from anime and video game characters for 15 years. TonixTemptress has been part of the cosplaying community within AVGC since our introductory year. TonixTemptress’ work can be viewed on her TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

AVGC welcomes Shannon Noelle as a featured cosplay guest to its 2019 show. Shannon is an experienced cosplayer of 8 years, specializing in sewing, wig work, LEDs, and foam armor/props. Mostly cosplaying from video games, her passion for cosplay began with her very first handmade costume of Ezio Auditore from Assassin’s Creed 2. Since then she has cosplayed more than 20 different video game characters such as Amaterasu from Okami, Ignis Scientia from FFXV, and various characters from Overwatch. Her Twitter is at @SNoelleCosplay and Instagram at @s_noelle_cosplay 

AVGC welcomes Hikaru Cosplay to its 2019 show.  Hikaru has been cosplaying for 11 years and loves bring new designs with each costume! She has a passion for Borderlands and the Painscreek Killings, but Bioshock is her all-time favorite. Check out her work on Instagram @Hikaru2322 and Twitter @Hikaru2322

AVGC welcomes Senpai Kim as a featured cosplay guest. Kim has cosplaying since 2015 at New York Comic-Con and has been hooked ever since.  She is currently a member of DcCosplayersEast and The Legion of SuperVillains.  Kim is a big supporter of inclusivity in the cosplay community and believes in bringing people together through expressing their fandom in costumes.  Some of her favorite video game to play are from the Tekken and Pokémon series. You can check out her work on Instagram

We will have Jalizzaa as a featured cosplay guest at AVGC 2019. Jalizzaa been cosplaying since 2016 and embodies various characters from anime and video games, especially those from the 80’s/90’s. Her favorite games include Bayonetta, Yakuza and Project Diva Future Tone.  You can check out her work on her Instagram 

AVGC welcomes Alison Jeffery Cosplay to our 2019 show. Alison is an avid cosplayer that enjoys making armor and props to showcase at multiple gaming events. When not attending cons, she is battling it out in Apex Legends and Overwatch. For pictures of her work, check out her Twitter: @alisonjcosplay and her Instagram: @alisonjefferycosplay

AVGC welcomes Elena Strikes as a featured cosplay guest to our 2019 show. Elena has recently started her cosplay journey, starting with her first cosplay as a Little Sister from Bioshock 2. She has attended many conventions and has appeared as different versions of her favorite character Gwen Stacy.  You can check out more of her work on her Instagram @elena_strikesFacebook: elenascosplay and twitter @elena_strikes