California Extreme, the annual bay area arcade and pinball show has been scheduled this year for July 26 & 27, a tad earlier than normal.  Ever since I built a MAME cabinet , I'm not so gung-ho to just play the games, but playing them with their original interfaces is what keeps drawing me back.

Last year's event added a bunch of speaking panels that included the original programmers from Atari, and they told amazing tales of producing Pong back in the early 70's. I can't wait for this year's event.