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2015 NW Pinball & Arcade Show details/update!


By nwpinball

4 years ago



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    #1 4 years ago

    The 2015 Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show will take place June 5-7 at the Tacoma Convention Center in Washington State. The show will feature over 400 pinball and arcade machines from the 1950s to today, tournaments, world record high score attempts, vendors, seminars, guest speakers, raffles and prizes. The show draws nearly 3,000 collectors, players and fans of classic coin-op games.

    We are still planning June’s show, but confirmed details already include:
    •Over 400 pinball and arcade games on free play, with many rare and unique games!
    •Huge PAPA Circuit Pinball Tournament for IFPA World Pinball Player Ranking points with large cash prizes.
    •Rookie, women’s, kid’s and classic’s pinball tournaments.
    •Guest speaker: Greg Freres! Greg is pinball artist and graphic designer with over 30 years of experience in the industry. His work can be found on games like Medieval Madness, Elvira, Mustang, Wizard of Oz, Dr. Dude, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Revenge from Mars, Scared Stiff and the arcade games Smash TV and Arch Rivals. Greg is currently a full time artist at Stern Pinball.
    •Guest speaker: Dennis Nordman! Dennis is a pinball designer with 20 years of experience in the field. His design work can be found on games like Pirates of the Caribbean, Wheel of Fortune, White Water, Elvira and the Party Monsters, Dr. Dude, Scared Stiff and Demolition Man. His current work includes Lexy Lightspeed for Multimorphic . At the 2009 Seattle show Nordman and Freres came up with the idea for the Whoa Nellie! pinball machine, which they later produced in a limited run through their own company WhizBang Pinball. Stern recently announced they will do a full run of Whoa Nellie! Nordman and Freres will talk about the project and bring one to the show for you to play.
    •Guest speaker: Paul Faris! Paul is designing this year’s show poster! Faris is an illustrator and art director with 20 years of experience working on arcade and pinball games. Faris’s work can be found on Evel Knievel, Xenon, Centaur, Back to the Future, Hook, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Checkpoint and Frankenstein.
    •Tech seminars! Learn about the inner workings of pinball and arcade games and how to repair them!
    •Kid’s Zone! A large area of family friendly and kid-oriented games that will provide fun, history, teaching opportunities and kid’s tournaments.
    •We are building a new pinball machine at the show! That’s right, pinball designers, hackers, programmers and Do-It-Yourselfers from around the country will be building a one of a kind game during the course of the show. Stop by and watch or step up and contribute.
    •Magic the Gathering tournament
    •Rooms for board game, rpg and card game playing
    •Awards ceremony! The NW Pinball and Arcade Show is a non-profit event, part of the money raised from ticket sales goes to college scholarships for students planning on majoring in fields related to game design. The final day of the show we have a ceremony to award the scholarship, as well as trophies to tournament winners and things like best restoration and best in show for the games people volunteered.
    •World Record High Score Attempts from top arcade and pinball players from around the United States!
    •Vendors, artists and cool merchandise!
    •Raffles and prizes, including at least one full-sized pinball or arcade game awarded to one randomly drawn attendee every day of the show!

    A few quotes from industry folks about the NW Pinball & Arcade Show:

    “Just got back from the Northwest Pinball and Gameroom Show in Seattle. It was a great, fun show. They had tons of pins and a separate hall full of vintage videos. The people are cool and Pinball is King in Seattle. The show was very well organized and there was new excitement every minute. It was one of the best if not THE BEST show I have ever been to.” –Steve Ritchie, legendary pinball and arcade designer

    “I was blown away by the friendliness of the Seattle show organizers and Seattle attendees. One of the best pinball shows I have ever attended - a little of everything for everybody! I especially liked the Classic Stern and classic Gottliebs at the 2009 show. The whole Seattle pinball scene was very fun, with lots of pinball related places and activities in the area. It's a trip definitely worth making for out of town pinball people." –Clay Harrell (AKA Shaggy), from “This Old Pinball”

    We have discounted hotel rates and tickets for sale on our website! Interested in being a vendor, sponsor, or contributing products to our raffle? Want an ad in our program? Get in touch!
    Dan Halligan, info@nwpinballshow.com, 206-409-0493

    More details at: http://nwpinballshow.com

    #2 4 years ago

    I'll so be there

    #3 4 years ago

    Missed last year (work conflict)
    Hope to make this one!

    #4 4 years ago

    Haven't missed one yet. Already booked my room

    #5 4 years ago

    Interested in being a sponsor, vendor or advertising in the program? Get in touch! We will have a bunch more vendors and expanded area this year, here are the basic details:

    Gold Pinball $1500 Sponsorship Level:
    • Sponsor LOGO inclusion on all print promotional materials for the Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show (including ads in The Stranger, postcards, 1500 full color posters, flyers, etc.)
    • Sponsor LOGO w/hyperlink displayed on http://www.nwpinballshow.com
    • Sponsor name to appear on Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show social networking sites, email lists, and other online promotions
    • 2 sponsor banners may be hung at venue during entire show
    • Booth/Tabling at the show included in the sponsorship
    • One full page color advertisement in the show program
    • Sponsor flyers/promotional material may distributed in lobby entrance to show
    • 4 mentions per day over the PA as sponsor of the show
    • 4 weekend passes to the Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show

    Silver Pinball $1000 Sponsorship Level:
    • Sponsor LOGO inclusion on all print promotional materials for the Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show (including ads in The Stranger, postcards, 1500 full color posters, flyers, etc.)
    • Sponsor LOGO w/hyperlink displayed on http://www.nwpinballshow.com
    • Sponsor name to appear on Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show social networking sites, email lists, and other online promotions
    • 1 sponsor banner may be hung at venue during entire show
    • Sponsor flyers/promotional material may distributed in lobby entrance to show
    • 2 mentions per day over the PA as sponsor of the show
    • 2 weekend passes to the Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show

    Beginner Pinball $500 Sponsorship Level:
    • Sponsor LOGO inclusion on posters and flyers
    • Sponsor LOGO w/hyperlink displayed on http://www.nwpinballshow.com
    • 1 sponsor banner may be hung at venue during entire show
    • Sponsor flyers/promotional material may distributed in lobby entrance to show
    • 1 mention per day over the PA as sponsor of the show
    • 2 day passes to the Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show

    Tabling and/or having a booth at the show
    Booths must be reserved and paid for in full by May 5, 2015. Booths include power, WiFi, draped tables, chairs, listing as vendor in program, promotion on show website and weekend passes to the show. Booth space may be reserved on our website form or by emailing Holly at vendors@nwpinballshow.com.

    Options:
    Size Cost for Show Badges
    10' x 10' $200 2 included
    10' x 20' $400 4 included
    10' x 30' $600 6 included

    Show program advertising
    We print a full color 16-20 page program for the show each year with a print run of 2,000, it’s handed out free at the show registration and raffle desks. A gold level sponsorship includes a full page advertisement in the program, but ads may also be reserved and purchased by May 5th. The sizes/prices:

    Full page (8.5” wide x 11” high, 300 dpi, pdf file preferred) - $250
    Half page (8.5” wide x 5.5” high, 300 dpi, pdf file preferred) - $180
    Quarter page (4.25” wide x 5.5” high, 300 dpi, pdf file preferred)- $100

    Donating products and parts to the show’s raffle
    We run raffles for pinball machines, arcade games, translights, marquees, promotional posters, gaming related products like DVDs and tshirts, etc. throughout the show. If you are unable to table or afford show sponsorship, another way to have a presence at the show is to donate a few items to the raffle. If you donate items to the raffle, not only will they get plugged over the microphone, your company will be thanked over the mic, on our webpage, and we will happily pass out promotional flyers for your company in the lobby for the show.

    Contact info for sponsorship, advertising, raffle & promotions:
    Dan Halligan, 206-409-0493, info@nwpinballshow.com

    Vendor/tabling: Holly Jackson, vendors@nwpinballshow.com

    Mailing address: NW Pinball & Gameroom Show, 311 Avenue J, Snohomish, WA 98290

    Website address: http://www.nwpinballshow.com

    #6 4 years ago

    Only suggestion from last year: Literally nowhere was it mentioned when to bring games in for the show. Ended up being a big clusterfuck for me and several people. Other that that, fun show.

    #7 4 years ago

    Ooh, thanks, that info is usually emailed directly to people bringing games, but we can also add it to the website!

    #8 4 years ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    Ooh, thanks, that info is usually emailed directly to people bringing games, but we can also ad it to the website!

    Thanks!

    #10 4 years ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    •We are building a new pinball machine at the show! That’s right, pinball designers, hackers, programmers and Do-It-Yourselfers from around the country (including Ben Heck!) will be building a one of a kind game during the course of the show. Stop by and watch or step up and contribute.

    Who's organizing this? I'd probably be interested in helping out.

    #11 4 years ago
    Quoted from ecurtz:

    Who's organizing this? I'd probably be interested in helping out.

    I am. Are you coming to the planning meeting on Saturday?

    I was told this messaging was just being sent to vendors for right now (wasnt expecting a pinside post) so the "formal" announcement isn't all set yet.

    PM me or email aaron@fastpinball.com

    Aaron
    FAST Pinball

    3 months later
    #12 4 years ago

    Does anyone know if any vendors will be selling color DMDs at this show?

    #13 4 years ago

    With all the stress going on in the indie pinball scene and some scheduling conflicts with participants, we decided to hold off on the live build. We decided this a while back, but I forgot to update this thread. My apologies to anyone coming out to our show solely to see a live pinball build! Should be an exciting show!

    Aaron
    FAST Pinball

    #14 4 years ago

    I'll be there on Thursday at least.

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