Quoted from rotordave:
Well, all things going to plan I will be at the Chicago Expo Oct 14-18 then down to the Expo at Banning the 25th so plenty of time to drink with everyone!!!
See, that's what Pinside is for (well, the 5 years I've been here anyway..)
Meeting Pinsiders, having a beer, talking pinball, helping people fix their pinballs ... thats what it's all about.
Look at all the great dudes who welcomed me into their homes on my Route66 trip. Basically strangers, all bought together on Pinside by the love of some strange antiquated machines with silver balls inside them. They didn't care that I was "over the border"
Pinside for the win!
It's been a few years since I have made the trip out to Expo, I might have to do it just to have a beer with some pinsiders. We can talk about the time a Data East Star Wars broke a world record sale price because of a few autographs, and the time a few games were almost built while we battle it out on Stern, JJP, and Spooky pins for who pays the tab.