Nerd Culture

ZapCon 2016 Brings Old-School Arcade Action to Mesa

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Benjamin Leatherman
A pair of Cobra Arcade Bar employees play the homebrew arcade game GravitreX.
Fans of vintage pinball and arcade games gathered at the Mesa Convention Center on Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17, for two straight days of button-pounding, joystick-wrangling fun. More than 300 classic games were featured at the event, including such gems as Mouse Trap, Mr. Do's Wild Ride, Star Wars, Pinbot, and Kozmik Krooz.

Photos by Benjamin Leatherman