Coin-op fans stumbled upon a rare collection of videos documenting an arcade and console game convention in Chicago around March 1982. The raw footage posted online is from Wired In, a "never completed series on the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s".

Along with cameos by notable industry figures like Eugene Jarvis (Defender, Robotron: 2084) and Jamie Fenton (Gorf), the AOE convention videos show glimpses of Pac-Man Pinball, Robby Roto, Zaxxon, Babydromo, and more.

Independent video archive Media Burn has other great Wired In clips from CES '82, Malibu Grand Prix (arcade in Malibu, CA), and the set of a fake PSA shoot about Pac-Man addiction starring comedian and actress Lily Tomlin!

[Via Arcade Heroes, KLOV Forums]