Big news for fans of old school arcade and pinball games as California Extreme has announced the date along with the location of their 2019 event.

California Extreme 2019 will once again take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center and Hyatt Hotel during the weekend of July 27 till July 28. The event will once again feature over 600 arcade and pinball games along with panels featuring industry insiders. More information will be available in the coming months.

Those wanting to plan early will be delighted to learn that the hotel block has been opened. However tickets have not gone on sale yet, that will become available in the months before the event.

California Extreme is one of the largest showcases of classic arcade and pinball games in North America. The event brings together industry pioneers along with collectors of retro games and video game historians for one weekend.

To get a good idea of what to expect during the weekend, check my coverage of California Extreme 2017.

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Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that California Extreme features over 100 arcade games and pinball machines. This was a mistake that has been corrected and I apologize for the error.


  1. Hi Stan!

    As a co-organizer for the California Extreme show (since 2002), thank you for the above article and certainly glad to hear you enjoyed our crazy show.

    In regards to the number of arcade and pinball games at the show, I did want to point out that we actually expect about 500-600 games each year so maybe revise this number upwards a bit for your article? In fact, the last few shows have had just about 600 games on hand ūüôā .

    Just a suggestion…again, thanks for supporting the show!

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