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2016 Edmonton Pinball and Arcade Expo (YEGPIN) official thread


By bcrage88

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    Be sure to keep your calendars open May 6th, 7th, and 8th! There is a major pinball event happening in Edmonton, Alberta. Die Hard Pinball is proud to announce the 1st ever Pinball and Arcade Expo held in Edmonton, Alberta.

    http://www.yegpin.com is now live!

    Check it out the website for full details and pre-order your full weekend passes for extra rewards!!!!

    SHOW TIMES:
    Friday, May 6th 2015: 5pm-Midnight
    Saturday, May 7th 2015: 10am-Midnight (Midnight – 2:00am - after party for pre-orders)
    Sunday, May 8th 2015: 10am-5pm

    Individual day passes are good for one day during listed show operating hours, either Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
    Weekend passes are good for the entire duration of the show during listed show operating hours.

    PRE-ORDERS:
    Benefits include:

    - Receive Six (6) free tickets into our IFPA backed Western Canadian Pinball Championship pinball tournament.
    - Receive Four (4) free tickets into our IFPA backed Die Hard Pinball Classics pinball tournament.
    - ‘Limited Edition’ VIP show badge and lanyard.
    - Access to VIP after-party on Saturday night.

    WHAT TO EXPECT:
    - Two game rooms, space to fill more than 100 pinball machines, classic video games set up on free play for everyone to enjoy the entire weekend.
    - Showcase the best pinball and arcade collections in the city and be able to provide you with three fun-filled days of playing pinball machines and arcade games.
    - Hosting two IFPA (International Flipper Pinball Association) backed pinball tournaments which you will receive WPPR (World Pinball Player Rankings). This will be a great, friendly competition that is open to novice and advanced players alike and offer trophies and prize monies to the winners and to the grand prize winner his or her own pinball machine!!!
    - A designated licensed facility to hang out and enjoy the show.
    - Games rooms will be open till midnight on Friday and Saturday.
    - For our guests who volunteer, contribute game(s), or advance purchase a weekend pass will be invited to a VIP party where music will be played and can play on the machines till 2:00 AM on Saturday.
    - There will also be special rates set up for hotel guests that want to come visit from out of town.
    - Awards presented to the best pinball and arcade machines in various classes.
    - There will be a number of machines for sale at the event.
    - A silent auction to bid on a variety of pinball, arcade and gaming items.
    - Shirts and other merchandise on sale.
    - Hopefully a few vendors who will showcase their goods.

    This is going to be an awesome experience you are not going to want to miss. We are hoping people from all over Western Canada make the trip to experience this awesome event.

    If you are interested in donating a machine for the event please fill out the form located on:

    http://www.yegpin.com/exhibitors/

    If you are interested in vendor space please email:

    executive@yegpin.com

    If you are interested in being a volunteer at the event please email:

    info@yegpin.com

    Check us out at Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/events/914117925361997/

    #2 3 years ago

    Yes Derek, I've been waiting for the official word to come out on this. There will be a Calgary contingent coming up for sure. Can't wait!

    #3 3 years ago

    We appreciate the support from our friends in Calgary, going to be one hell of a show for sure... Remember free entry for any of you who want to bring a machine up with you

    Feel free to post any questions or things you would like to see or even if you are coming to the event gives us a measure of how many collectors are interested in this kind of event...

    Help us make this the best show it can be, keep this thread going!!!!!

    #4 3 years ago

    Looking forward to the show. A few of us want to book our rooms now. Will there be a redemption code or should we just book them and figure out discount rates later?

    #5 3 years ago

    There is no redemption code, you can call the hotel directly (information is on the website) tell them you are attending the expo and they will give you the event rate for the weekend. If you have any issues with this please post and let us know... Be great to see a strong contingent from SK at the event...

    #6 3 years ago

    Woohoo! Really looking forward to this, should be a really great time. Derek, what are the differences between the two competitions?

    #7 3 years ago

    Will more than likely be going as well. I miss the ones in Calgary. I'll be bringing a few KLOV friends with me as well.

    #8 3 years ago

    I will be there. I am not part of any calgary group, just coming.

    #9 3 years ago

    In South Edmonton, born and raised.
    Inside the arcades is where I spent most of my days.

    Heritage, Southgate, Hub and Kingsway Mall.
    Is where I developed my skills of the silver ball.

    Instead of going to class, within my high school doors.
    I was bumping and flipping my way to high scores.

    And when I did, I'd enter THC.
    To display proudly for all the pinheads to see.

    #10 3 years ago

    Going, and bringing!! Already booked weekend off work. Good thing, this and then a rescheduled Who concert on the Sunday that weekend. Kind of fitting I'd say!

    #11 3 years ago
    Quoted from volkdrive:

    Going, and bringing!! Already booked weekend off work. Good thing, this and then a rescheduled Who concert on the Sunday that weekend. Kind of fitting I'd say!

    Which ones are you bringing?

    #12 3 years ago

    Southpark, Flintstones. Space Station if I get it done, if not I'll bring another. Good luck selling your SOF, high demand now and not many out there.....its in pretty nice condition if I remember too.

    #13 3 years ago

    Thanks! Yeah, I need to sell it too, I have a Tron on the way to me, and I'm probably going to get a GoT. "Looks like we're going to need a bigger house". Hahah.

    When you get your RZ let me know, I really want to try that one out in person! Have they given any indication of ship dates for you yet?

    #14 3 years ago

    Glad you asked this question, essentially the format is the same for both tournaments, they just have different qualifying times and the number of qualified machines in play... The machines for the WCPC will be modern machines, where as the DHPL will be solid state and EM's, there will be six qualification machines for WCPC and 4 qualification machines for DCT. You need to play every machine to get a qualification score. Each machine has a 100-0 scoring (PAPA qualifier format) and the top qualifiers move on to the playoff rounds.

    1. Western Canadian Pinball Championship

    http://www.yegpin.com/pinball-tournament/

    2. DHPL Classics Tournament

    http://www.yegpin.com/classics-pinball-tournament/

    Best of all the winner of the WCPC gets the prize of a pimped out solid state pinball machine worth over $2000 in value, more hints on what that pinball machine is to come over the next few months on our facebook page.

    Great questions keep them coming!!!!

    Quoted from aeonblack:

    Woohoo! Really looking forward to this, should be a really great time. Derek, what are the differences between the two competitions?

    #15 3 years ago

    Two more pinball machines added to the show and to the website, check it out!!!! Looks like our bring a machine form is working well...

    Getting some really awesome titles the collector community is really stepping up 45 pinball machines in total to date!!!!

    Let keep it going and make this an awesome showcase event...

    #16 3 years ago

    Derek, I committed for 3, if the Station isn't ready, we can arrange another....

    #17 3 years ago

    I didn't see it mentioned anywhere but what does the YEG stand for in YEGPIN? I don't see any connection to Edmonton Pinball and Arcade Expo

    #18 3 years ago

    YEG is Edmonton's airport code, it has become popular in the past 5-10 years to use airport codes to identify cities because they are easier to input into hashtags, so people can plaster their social media with bullshit hashtags. But, in the context of YEGPIN, it works good because it's symmetrical.

    #19 3 years ago
    Quoted from aeonblack:

    YEG is Edmonton's airport code, it has become popular in the past 5-10 years to use airport codes to identify cities because they are easier to input into hashtags, so people can plaster their social media with bullshit hashtags. But, in the context of YEGPIN, it works good because it's symmetrical.

    That makes sense...though not really obvious unless you have flown or lived there since YEG isn't exactly a world renowned airport

    #20 3 years ago

    I'm excited to see WOZ in real life

    #21 3 years ago
    Quoted from woz:

    That makes sense...though not really obvious unless you have flown or lived there since YEG isn't exactly a world renowned airport

    Hogwash! We have a melting control tower! Hahah

    Quoted from pinballophobe:

    I'm excited to see WOZ in real life

    It is a really impressive looking game, very modern looking, and it just strikes me as a quality unit. I found the gameplay to feel a bit sterile and dull, but maybe that's just because of the theme not doing much for me?

    #22 3 years ago

    Good question, the name of this event was a heated debate as we wanted to have a catch phase for the event for marketing purposes. Alas is YEGPIN rose from the ashes. YEG - Is the initials used by the Edmonton airport to identify Edmonton, PIN is strictly short for Pinball... There is a connection but mostly it is there as a catchy phase instead of called it 2016 Edmonton Pinball and Arcade Expo all the time... Hope that answers your question, it could have been worse a one unnamed member wanted PINYEG...

    Quoted from woz:

    I didn't see it mentioned anywhere but what does the YEG stand for in YEGPIN? I don't see any connection to Edmonton Pinball and Arcade Expo

    #23 3 years ago
    Quoted from pinballophobe:

    I'm excited to see WOZ in real life

    Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be going to YEGPIN this year

    #24 3 years ago

    There is now an official hotel discount code for the Yellowhead Inn for the event on May 6 - 8. Please use discount code YP16, this is now updated on our site.

    #25 3 years ago

    We want to give a big shout out Jeff at Pinball Pimp for a silent auction item. They are officially a 'Bronze' Sponsor for the event. I have personally used their products and they are simply the best stencils around so if you are looking to do a restoration don't hesitate to purchase them. Look out for more announcements as we get closer to the event. Thanks again to Pinball Pimp for helping make our expo a success.

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    #26 3 years ago

    This is going to be an awesome event. I'm looking forward to it!

    #27 3 years ago

    Hello Everyone,

    Just had our crack marketing team whip up an alternate logo. Looking for ideas/thoughts.

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    #28 3 years ago

    Bcrage88 - very cool.. your willingness to change the logo speaks volumes on how much you invest in making this event go. Many thanks for all you do for E-town pinball !! I'll be there for event scoring and anything else to assist. Cheers!

    #29 3 years ago

    I think a big help to this event is - tell everyone you know too. A lot of people have the idea of "they still make those?". I've been passing it on at work etc. A fair price to get in for tons of playtime! Nothing like word of mouth.

    #30 3 years ago

    The silverball logo is my preference. And yes, spread the word, thx volkdrive!

    #31 3 years ago
    Quoted from yegpin:

    Hello Everyone,
    Just had our crack marketing team whip up an alternate logo. Looking for ideas/thoughts.
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    I like the first one.

    #32 3 years ago

    We are proud to announce another major sponsor for the event Nitro Amusements!!! Nitro has been a long standing supporter of Die Hard Pinball and we thank them for their generous donation they are officially a 'Silver' sponsor for the event. Nitro has excellent customer service they go above and beyond to meet your needs. If you are looking to purchase a NIB or used pinball machine don't hesitate to contact them.

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    #33 3 years ago

    There are 108 days until YEGPIN 2016, as we count down I am going to reveal the tournament games every 10 days for both the Western Canadian Championships (WCC) and Die Hard Pinball Classics (DHPC). The first machine that will be in the Western Canadian Championships is.... Metallica Pro!!!!

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    #34 3 years ago

    We are proud to announce yet another sponsor for the event, Jay Richardson Pinball!!! Jay was a big part of the Calgary Expo and we are very happy that he is supporting us. We look to emulate the fun the Calgary expo captured up in Edmonton. (If you were involved with the Calgary Expo please PM us!) We thank Jay for his generous donation and is officially a 'Bronze' sponsor for the event. Jay is a fantastic operator and can help you with everything from parts, pre-orders, NIB, repairs, and everything in between. Thank you Jay and your team for making pinball in Alberta what it is today.

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    #35 3 years ago

    Sounds great guys!

    Few questions...will there be a kids tournament? A women's tournament? An amateur tournament? Also if you preorder you get free tickets, can anyone use those? Ie if my kids or wife don't want to play tourney can I use their free preorder tickets myself?

    #36 3 years ago

    We were not planning doing a kids tournament at this point but that is something we would consider, we would need a kids donor machine for this like Shrek or POC but if the masses think it would add value pretty sure I could get a volenteer to run it. There will be no women's tournament this year for sure as there will just be the two open tourneys. However, we may be convinced to give some extra prize money for top women in the spirit of wanting participation for all players. If there are over 100 entrants we would look at making a B side draw for Sunday and limit it to over 1000 rank in IFPA rank. It would be 25 - 32 place. Yes, you can use preorder tickets as you wish, there are unlimited entries in the tournament you can try to increase your score on any machines as long as you have tickets. Preordering is definately one hell of a deal...

    #37 3 years ago

    Wow preorder is an awesome deal. Basically a whole free round for both tournaments.

    Sounds like a very well organized event guys.

    #38 3 years ago

    Thanks, I can tell you there is a lot of effort been done to try to deliver a great event and to keep it sustainable for the future. We have a very strong pinball community generating in Edmonton and Alberta as a whole and it is nice to see the collector community, business 's and local media rallying behind our event. Whether it is donating machines, their time or donating prizes or cash or the public purchasing tickets to the event. You need support for all areas in order to pull off a big event like this and we are doing our best to deliver. Our hope is build it and they will come

    #39 3 years ago

    We received two more machines today for a total of 50 machines confirmed at the event, we are at 50% of our goal to date. This is shaping up to be one hell of a show, should have more announcements soon, stay tuned!!!!

    #40 3 years ago

    What is this, could there be live streaming and commentators at the tournament event, guess you will have to show up to find out...

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    #41 3 years ago

    Here is a draft of our first event poster let us know what you think!!!!

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    #42 3 years ago

    We are proud to announce yet another NEW sponsor for the event. Absolute Pinball! If you are not familiar with Absolute Pinball they do full ground up restoration services. You name it! Clear coating, playfield swaps, cabinet repaint, metal powder coating, playfield rebuilds, electronic board upgraded and/or repairs, 100's of parts in stock from IC'S to coils, and multicade arcade games built on site. Canada's largest stocking distributor for all CPR products, New Sterns in stock, both offered in Canadian funds. Absolute has 36 years of pinball experience so check them out. And thanks to Absolute Pinball for supporting Yeg Pin! Absolute_Pinball_Logo_(resized).png

    #43 3 years ago

    I have my weekend pass booked already,how do you get the VIP ticket

    #44 3 years ago

    You have to be the former VP. He's a VIP......

    #45 3 years ago

    Seriously though, I think Derek has it on the website...if not pm him.

    #46 3 years ago

    Your VIP pass will need to be picked up at the show from 5pm on Friday - 5:00pm Sunday whenever you want to show up. You will get to go into a special VIP line to pick up your package and have an invitation to the Saturday night VIP party along with your tournament tickets!!!! Pre-registration has many privileges.

    #47 3 years ago

    That poster looks great guys. Glad to donate some pins for the weekend. Hope we have a good turnout!!

    #48 3 years ago

    Derek, Like the poster....T-shirts maybe? If there is time to get that together.

    #49 3 years ago

    So Metallica Star Trek and twd are in the tournament so far?

    #50 3 years ago

    Nope wait for another machine announcement tomorrow patience ...

    T-Shirts you say, oh yes there will be t-shirts my friend...

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