John “Gamester81” Lester

Considered one of “the OG’s” in the video game content creator field, John started his show Gamester81 on YouTube in 2008 that focuses on reviewing rare and retro video game systems and games.  As an expert in the retro gaming field with a collection of more than 200 unique consoles and over 5,500 games, he has traveled all over the country hunting for games. From 2010-2017 John was also one of the Co-Hosts of the All Gen Gamers podcast, one of the earlier podcasts dedicated to the discussion of retro gaming. 

In 2013 John became Co-Owner of CollectorVision Games, an indie game company that focuses on creating new games for the Atari 2600, ColecoVision, NES, SNES, modern consoles and more.  John is also Owner of the Game On Expo event.  An annual event since 2015 held in Phoenix, AZ, that celebrates both gaming and anime.