Special Guests

Tim Kitzrow standing near an NBA Jam! arcade machine
The Voice of NBA Jam! Tim Kitzrow

This year's special guest is Tim Kitzrow.

TIM KITZROW is the iconic voice of your favorite sports franchises -- NBA Jam, NFL Blitz, NHL Hitz and MLB Slugfest -- and over a dozen classic pinball games. With NBA JAM, which grossed over $2 BILLION to date, Kitzrow introduced BOOMSHAKALAKA to the NBA lexicon and earned pop culture immortality. A Chicago based Voice Artist and NBA pop culture personality, Kitzrow is beloved by fans for his unforgettable catchphrases and one-of-a-kind humor and entertainment.

Brian Colin
Brian Colin

Brian Colin was the special guest of last year's Con. He is an American video-game designer, artist and animator. Among his best-known works are the coin-operated arcade games Rampage, Arch Rivals and Rampage: World Tour as well as General Chaos for the Sega Genesis game console.

Billy Mitchell
Billy Mitchell

William James Mitchell Jr. was the special guest in 2019. He rose to national prominence in the 1980s when Life included him in a photo spread of game champions during the height of the golden age of arcade games. In 1999, Mitchell became the first person to record a perfect score of 3,333,360 points on the arcade game Pac-Man. Billie also co-starred in 2007's documentary "The King of Kong: a Fist Full of Quarters"

Daniel Pasina
Daniel Pasina

Daniel Pesina was the special guest in 2018. He is an American martial arts expert and a former freelance employee of Midway. He is best known for his motion capture acting in 1992's Mortal Kombat, where he played Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Reptile and served as martial arts coordinator for the game.

Steven Lucas
Steven Lucas

The 1991 Nintendo Campus Challenge National Champion.

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Joust Master Lonnie McDonald representing the IVGHOF & opened 2020 nominations.

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Pete Hahn and Doc Mack of Galloping Ghost Arcade accepted their 2019 IVGHOF awards during the 2020 nomination opening ceremony.

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Renown record breaker Brian Kuh joins us for the Kong-Off.