ZapCon at at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

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Pac-Man fever was running rampant inside the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel this past weekend, as was a serious case of retro video game mania (and maybe even a few sprained wrists to boot) as ZapCon took place on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, offering up more than a hundred old school arcade games and vintage pinball machines available for play. No quarters were necessary as hundreds of local gamers and joystick Jedi went through a warp zone into the arcades of yesteryear while either going full tilt boogie on more than 65 pinball titles or mashing the buttons on such legendary pixilated classics as Frogger, Spy Hunter, Space Harrier, and other hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s.

Photos by Benjamin Leatherman