2016 Pinball Expo : Trip Report

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2016 Pinball Expo : Trip Report


By labnip

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

2016 Pinball Expo is Wed, Oct 12 - Sun, Oct 16, 2016

Plan to get there on Wed.
Currently says there's no schedule published yet.

Who's going ?
What events (official, unofficial, get-togethers, etc...) are happening ?
Where do you eat breakfast, lunch, dinner ?
Who's bringing which games ?
What new games do we think are going to be announced (and at which event) ?
...and do we seriously have to snail mail a check to get the Expo entrance pass for guests ?

#2 2 years ago

Sometime Thursday Oct 13 to very early Sunday Oct 16.

Jersey Jack Pinball Fireside Chat Thursday Night Oct 13. LTG : ) Seminar tentatively scheduled for 6pm Friday Oct 14. Stern Epic Blast Later Friday Oct 14.

LTG : )
Disclaimer : To Mug or not to Mug. That is the question.

#3 2 years ago

Lloyd, when in doubt, always mug.

#4 2 years ago
Quoted from Fishbeadtwo:

Lloyd, when in doubt, always mug.

You are of course right.

I'm thinking one for every occasion. One for my seminar. And one for Saturday.

LTG : )

#5 2 years ago

I will be going and setting up a game on wed. I will be staying til Sunday. can't wait. it's always a blast. so many games to play and not enough time. Hope to see and play the new alien pin and pat's JJP #3 game. schedule usually comes out a month before hand.

#6 2 years ago

Me and the Gryszzz will be there. I'm arriving Wednesday afternoon from Ohio and hopefully bringing Skateball. Gryszzz will be there Thursday. Both leaving Sunday. Hope to have as much fun or more as the last two years!

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

2016 Pinball Expo is Wed, Oct 12 - Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Plan to get there on Wed.
Who's going ?

well... I was going, but now that I know that you'll be there, I'm out!!

on a more serious note
brett, is there any chance that you can you bring me up a 6-pk of new republic's "dammit jim!" amber ale? (because beer is very, very serious [to me]

I will be more than willing to swap you for a 6-pk of some of michigan's finest from atwater brewery (their vanilla java porter is kickass!vanilla_java_porter_(yummmm)_(resized).jpg

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from j_m_:

well... I was going, but now that I know that you'll be there, I'm out!!
on a more serious note
brett, is there any chance that you can you bring me up a 6-pk of new republic's "dammit jim!" amber ale? (because beer is very, very serious [to me]
I will be more than willing to swap you for a 6-pk of some of michigan's finest from atwater brewery (their vanilla java porter is kickass!

where do i get it ?

mmmm vanilla java porter sounds good

#9 2 years ago

I got you covered on the beer store.

Ill be playing Alien all weekend

--Jeff

#10 2 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

I got you covered on the beer store.
Ill be playing Alien all weekend
--Jeff

oohhh.... Alien is going to be there ?!?!?!?!?!?

#11 2 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

Alien is going to be there ?!?!?!?!?!?

Andrew has said he would like expo to be its American debut. We shall see

--Jeff

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Andrew has said he would like expo to be its American debut. We shall see
--Jeff

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#13 2 years ago

Picked these up.

Maybe I can get batman to autograph them at expo ?

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#14 2 years ago

This is the first "series" as a hard bound book collection.

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#15 2 years ago

38 days away, and counting

what new pins will be shown / announced ?

#16 2 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

oohhh.... Alien is going to be there ?!?!?!?!?!?

Only reason it won't be is if something goes sour in the license approval process, Fox has to green light the final game still. Fingers crossed that doesn't hit any snags.

I kinda feel like either way, game there or game not there, that I need to seriously be unsober for all of Expo.

#17 2 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Only reason it won't be is if something goes sour in the license approval process, Fox has to green light the final game still. Fingers crossed that doesn't hit any snags.
I kinda feel like either way, game there or game not there, that I need to seriously be unsober for all of Expo.

hey, cool. see you there amigo

#18 2 years ago

I really want to spend some quality time at Expo this year. I'd like to take a game and I'd like to meet some new pin folks. I hope it will work out that I can spend multiple days.

#19 2 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

I really want to spend some quality time at Expo this year. I'd like to take a game and I'd like to meet some new pin folks. I hope it will work out that I can spend multiple days.

do we have to print & mail our Expo attendance registration in with a check, or is there some online payment possible ?

#20 2 years ago

Adam wont sign anything anymore.
Well maybe a few things

-Jeff

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#21 2 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

do we have to print & mail our Expo attendance registration in with a check, or is there some online payment possible ?

Is there a reason to not do it when you get there? Last year I did it when I arrived and there was no hassle. If I remember the website right I think you're right and you have to print and mail with check if you want to register early.

#22 2 years ago

Arriving Wednesday night, leaving Saturday afternoon. Hope to meet some of you there. Food? Hope to find some close to the hotel. We will try to hit most of the seminars and play on the pins at night. Definitely hitting the JJP scheduled presentation (possible reveal). My wife hopes to meet some of the lady pinheads too.

seminar.pdf

#23 2 years ago
Quoted from KingBW:

Arriving Wednesday night, leaving Saturday afternoon. Hope to meet some of you there. Food? Hope to find some close to the hotel. We will try to hit most of the seminars and play on the pins at night. Definitely hitting the JJP scheduled presentation (possible reveal). My wife hopes to meet some of the lady pinheads too.

There are several restaurants in the hotel parking lot, not hard to find.

#24 2 years ago

I will be there friday and Saturday , bringing trilogy brewing co with me it will be serving sprecher root beer which I'm sure will be tapped out by friday night.

#25 2 years ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

I will be there friday and Saturday , bringing trilogy brewing co with me it will be serving sprecher root beer which I'm sure will be tapped out by friday night.

I'll look for you and give you some support. Will you be with the venders in the hall, in the parking lot , or ... ?

#26 2 years ago

Labnip hope you got Mikes memo : NO chill music allowed. Zamfir gotta sit this one out.

#27 2 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Labnip hope you got Mikes memo : NO chill music allowed. Zamfir gotta sit this one out.

chillin

#28 2 years ago

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#29 2 years ago

Also, must show proof of ownership of at least one Cannibal Corpse CD. Mandatory upon check-in.

#30 2 years ago

October is my busiest month of the year. I want to go but can never escape.

#31 2 years ago

Scream mask manufacturer ?

#32 2 years ago

For the autograph session at the expo, do the just sign something that gets handed out? Or can you bring things for them to sign? Like translites and such.

Hope to get there on Wednesday in time for the welcome bash. We'll go on the Stern tour on Thursday AM but probably wont go to the Stern Extravaganza for the extra bucks. We'd just be wall flowers with not knowing anyone. We'll play the pins with shorter lines then.

#33 2 years ago

"Pinball, Politics, Porn" That looks like an interesting seminar.

I like how the flyer reads for the Ghostbusters design team "Zombie Eddie".

#34 2 years ago

As far as I know, they will sign anything you give them. Hoping Borg is there, going to have him sign something off my MET and maybe IM.

#35 2 years ago
Quoted from cards25:

As far as I know, they will sign anything you give them. Hoping Borg is there, going to have him sign something off my MET and maybe IM.

There's not a list of who's going to be there though is there?

#36 2 years ago

Signing list is ...

Greg Freres.
Pat Lawlor.
Margaret Hudson
John Trudeau
Paul Faris
Doug Watson
Wayne Neyens
Jim Patla
Dennis Nordman
Greg Kmiec
Dave Christiansen
Ray Tanzer
Steve Ritchie
John Popadiuk

It would be nice to know all of what these guys did.

#37 2 years ago
Quoted from KingBW:

It would be nice to know all of what these guys did.

http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl Advance search. Look for the name.

LTG : )

#38 2 years ago

Heard these guys are playing the Stern banquet...

#39 2 years ago

Nice try ... These are the bands listed ... not a big fan of them ... should be Metallica ... or Aerosmith to stay current with their pins. Then it would be a sell out real quick.

LIVE IN CONCERT - Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies
LIVE IN CONCERT - Opening Act: Aly Jados
HOSTED BY: Jack Danger of Deadflip on Twitch
GARY STERN ROAST - Featuring Chicago's Favorite Magician: Magic Randy
MEET & GREET - Ernie Hudson from Ghostbusters and the voice of Ghostbusters Pinball
MEET & GREET - The Stern Pinball Product Development Team, Designers, Programmers & Artists
SWORD SWALLOWER - Sally Marvel
STROLLING MAGIC - Magic Randy
ECTO 1 - Life-size movie quality replica
BATMOBILE - Life-size 1966 replica
EXCLUSIVE MERCH - Designed by Zombie Yeti
IFPA TOURNAMENT - Hosted by Josh Sharpe
THE LATEST STERN PINBALL MACHINES - Play our latest games
SECRET GUESTS - You'll have to come and see
MULTIPLE CASH BARS
FOOD & SNACKS AVAILABLE
SURPRISE GUESTS, LIVE DJ & MORE

#40 2 years ago

Does anyone know anything about that ifpa tournament being held by Josh Sharpe? Do we need to sign up before hand or can just sign up when we're at the big Stern bash?

#41 2 years ago
Quoted from KingBW:

Signing list is ...
Greg Freres.
Pat Lawlor.
Margaret Hudson
John Trudeau
Paul Faris
Doug Watson
Wayne Neyens
Jim Patla
Dennis Nordman
Greg Kmiec
Dave Christiansen
Ray Tanzer
Steve Ritchie
John Popadiuk
It would be nice to know all of what these guys did.

Wow, Margaret Hudson. I was just looking up the artist of my City Slicker, Pat McMahon, and he seemed to be a frequent collaborator with Margaret.

I need to get Paul Faris and John Trudeau to sign my Vacation America.

#42 2 years ago

Lol Jpop signing stuff? He'll get lynched.

#43 2 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Also, must show proof of ownership of at least one Cannibal Corpse CD. Mandatory upon check-in.

F&&k, I had all their albums on cassette. Oh wait, I bought the single for Hammer Smashed Face on CD, I'm good!

Edit: lol, this one https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinsider-death-metal-fans/page/5#post-2704603

#44 2 years ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

Lol Jpop signing stuff? He'll get lynched.

Well, it says it on the internet so it must be true that he will be there.....

#45 2 years ago
Quoted from MrBally:

Well, it says it on the internet so it must be true that he will be there.....

holy cow. maybe he's sharing a booth with Kevin Kulek ?

#46 2 years ago

Easy live within mile of Lake-Cook rd maybe 20-25 minutes depending on traffic.

#47 2 years ago

This may sound ridiculous, heh.

I got into pinball when I treated myself to a ST Pro for my 40th, over 2 years ago. Added a few pins to the collection and made pinball my refuge from my "made my hobby my job" job in RC aviation.

Now, I used to travel to music festivals as I knew I would meet friends there or people that knew me (was in a somewhat known Death Metal band). But let's say I travel to Expo all by myself, what can I expect? Is it a social event or will I hate being there "alone in a crowd"?

Hope to hear from you guys, tell me what I should do
cheers

Götz

#48 2 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

F&&k, I had all their albums on cassette. Oh wait, I bought the single for Hammer Smashed Face on CD, I'm good!
Edit: lol, this one https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinsider-death-metal-fans/page/5#post-2704603

Heyhoo Aurich

I own 5 versions of Butchered at Birth on CD alone, one of them the ultra rare "all white bible belt" Edition with nothing but the logo on white background. Cheers my man!!!!

#49 2 years ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

tell me what I should do

You get out of Expo what you put into it. Exert yourself, stick your hand out and introduce yourself. Play pinball with complete strangers. Go with the intention of having the time of your life, and you will. Don't be a wall flower.

By 6pm Friday evening if you aren't having your fair share of fun yet, come to the LTG : ) Show, Raise your hand, ask a question, I'll make sure people remember you.

LTG : )

#50 2 years ago

Makes me wanna buy a JJP

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