Episode 25 – Louisville Arcade Expo

Episode 25 –¬†Louisville Arcade Expo

Nerd Louisville hits up the 2017 Louisville Arcade Expo over the weekend and explore the vast halls filled with arcades, pinball machines, and classic consoles. We had a chance to sit down with a few attendees and ask them about their experiences at the Louisville Arcade Expo this year.


  • Lauren Votruba & Gordon Smith
  • Kim Way (aka Malicious Cosplay) @ 13:30
  • Mark & Eric of Cuddle Dragons @ 19:40
  • Dave Buschermohle of Pintagrams @ 28:00


  • Introductions
  • What else is here besides just games?
  • Hairbows
  • Mike’s lack of Hello Kitty knowledge
  • Classical arcade training
  • Lauren helps describe Gordon’s nerd ensemble
  • Gordon’s super power
  • Gordon’s plan to find and play Gorf
  • Lauren’s favorite pinball machines
  • Creepy. Sexy. Cool.
  • Anthony is the worst
  • Hx of Dot Matrix Printers
  • Nostalgia
  • Buying games at the Arcade Expo
  • Lauren’s GoFundMe
  • Kim Way – Malicious Cosplay goes to Cons
  • Kids’ cosplay contest
  • Cosplay at gaming-focused conventions
  • Adult contests and prizes
  • Cosplay seminars for beginners and veteran cosplayers
  • Kim answers Ariel’s concerns about cosplaying as a drow
  • Where to find Malicious Cosplay on the web?
  • Cuddle Dragons
  • The Sony-Nintendo Playstation prototype at Louisville Arcade Expo
  • Windjammers
  • Street Fighter thoughts
  • Sweat and heat in the grand hall
  • Losing your wife
  • Other rare consoles at Louisville Arcade Expo
  • The flow and presentation of the convention
  • Kids at the convention
  • Where to find Cuddle Dragons?
  • Local indie video game developers
  • Bullshitting with Buschermohle
  • Official Pin for Louisville Arcade Expo 2017
  • Bands at the Expo – Bit Brigade
  • Children at the Louisville Arcade Expo
  • Getting destroyed by young kids in Rogue Society tournament
  • Where to find Pintagrams?

Many thanks to the folks at Louisville Arcade Expo for providing us with some guest passes.

You can find Malicious Cosplay on social media and deviant art. You can find Cuddle Dragons on iTunes and other podcatchers. You can find Pintagrams at their website.

The Crew:

Intro / Outro music is The White of Noon by STRFKR, graciously provided by Polyvinyl Records.

Mike Pfaff

Mike is the co-founder of Nerd Louisville and still volunteers from time-to-time. He's been a nerd since he was first introduced to Dungeons & Dragons when he was a wee lad and continues playing to this day. You can play games with him at Slur Your Role or other Nerd Louisville events.