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2016 Pinball Expo : Trip Report


By labnip

2 years ago



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#51 2 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

Quoted from labnip:
labnip>> ...do we have to print & mail our Expo attendance registration in with a check, ... ?

dmbjunky>Is there a reason to not do it when you get there?

Advance registration gets you a "real" nametag, saves you some money, and speeds up the registration line.
.................David Marston

#52 2 years ago
Quoted from dmarston:

Advance registration gets you a "real" nametag, saves you some money, and speeds up the registration line.
.................David Marston

I'm waiting for the paypal payment option to finally get figured out and activated.

#53 2 years ago
Quoted from dmarston:

Advance registration gets you a "real" nametag, saves you some money, and speeds up the registration line.
.................David Marston

I saw that. It makes sense if you're coming for all five days. I just went one day last year so registering when I got there worked for me.

#54 2 years ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

This may sound ridiculous,

You had me at death metal.
Ha. Just listen for the Broken Hope. Head that way.
Man it's 24-7 pinball and party for 3.5 days. Don't tell my kids but Expo is my Christmas...favorite time of year.

#55 2 years ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

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!!!!

I had a Butchered at Birth poster hanging in my locker in high school.

#56 2 years ago

The PayPal link on the EXPO website has only been there one time I have seen. It was up on August 22nd, and I actually paid for the full registration package through PayPal. I haven't seen it since, but I have my receipt, so I hope the powers that be got the payment.

#57 2 years ago
Quoted from KingBW:

I'm waiting for the paypal payment option to finally get figured out and activated.

Quoted from ViolinSteve:

The PayPal link on the EXPO website has only been there one time I have seen. It was up on August 22nd

Yeah don't hold your breath ....... Expo still hasn't even been added to the upcoming events section

#58 2 years ago
Quoted from ViolinSteve:

It was up on August 22nd, and I actually paid for the full registration package through PayPal. I haven't seen it since, but I have my receipt, so I hope the powers that be got the payment.

This is my situation as well. Payment made.
Dunno why it went away

--Jeff

#59 2 years ago

There are five of us driving down on Wednesday. We will be there for the welcoming dinner. 14 hour drive so it will be a long day but we're all looking forward to it and to possibly meet some of you guys there! Expo is always a blast and this will be my third expo 12,14 and now 16! See you guys there

#61 2 years ago

Got my flights, I'm arriving late Wed night and bailing mid afternoon Saturday. I'll be at the Alien talk, the Alien party, and other than that just going to do my usual wandering the floor, seeing who I run into, and what neat stuff there is.

Skipping Stern party, didn't appeal, so everyone who's also not going, we'll have to make sure we keep Friday night interesting!

#62 2 years ago
Quoted from TecumsehPlissken:

Expo still hasn't even been added to the upcoming events section

If you mean Pinside events ? Pinside doesn't list them, the event should.

LTG : )

#63 2 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

the Alien party

what is this and how do i get VIP tix to meat Sigourney Weaver?

--Jeff

#64 2 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Also, must show proof of ownership of at least one Cannibal Corpse CD. Mandatory upon check-in.
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#65 2 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

how do i get VIP tix to meat Sigourney Weaver?

Pun intended?

#66 2 years ago
Quoted from Bay78:

There are five of us driving down on Wednesday. We will be there for the welcoming dinner. 14 hour drive so it will be a long day but we're all looking forward to it and to possibly meet some of you guys there! Expo is always a blast and this will be my third expo 12,14 and now 16! See you guys there

Assuming you're crossing the border at Emerson/Pembina, maybe plan to stop at Fargo Pinball on your way home. Contact and make an appointment so someone is there....

#67 2 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

what is this and how do i get VIP tix to meat Sigourney Weaver?
--Jeff

I think it's the same venue as the Full Throttle party last year, and after the Alien seminar like last year. Not 100% sure though.

#68 2 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

Pinside doesn't list them, the event should

Exactly

#69 2 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Skipping Stern party, didn't appeal, so everyone who's also not going, we'll have to make sure we keep Friday night interesting!

Sounds like a plan. We will be skipping the Stern party also. Sounds like a Pinside party in the works ...

#70 2 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I think it's the same venue as the Full Throttle party last year, and after the Alien seminar like last year. Not 100% sure though.

That place is easy on the eyes.

see ya there

--Jeff

#71 2 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

That place is easy on the eyes.
see ya there
--Jeff

#72 2 years ago

I think we should have a friendly wager among friends as to who will be the 1st walking around free-play with a couple of Twin Peakers.

#73 2 years ago

Im in on that bet

-Jeff

#74 2 years ago

And we're off !
I got $20 on Uncle Gary.

#75 2 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

And we're off !
I got $20 on Uncle Gary.

The Dutch Pinball guys know how to get those girls over to the free play area already!

#76 2 years ago

I AM GOING ---

I just booked my room and they said that I had the last one in the group rate -- I had to book for another room for my DAD...because he snores -- and it cost me a little bit more -- but worth it. I suggest to book your rooms if you have done so.....See everyone there. Taking my bobblehead for good luck -- I think a game or two will be announced -- I hope.

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#77 2 years ago

it's getting close.

#78 2 years ago

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#79 2 years ago

never been to Expo, question about all the talks.
Obviously space is limited. Do people just line up outside the room and they keep on filling it until there are no seats left? There is no way to reserve seats etc?

#80 2 years ago
Quoted from FalconPunch:

never been to Expo, question about all the talks.
Obviously space is limited. Do people just line up outside the room and they keep on filling it until there are no seats left? There is no way to reserve seats etc?

I've never seen one standing room only. Grab a seat and enjoy. No way to reserve seats.

LTG : )

#81 2 years ago

Thanks LTG.
Asked in the other thread but ill ask here again.

If anyone has a spare bed in the Westin I'd love to split the room cost with you so I can be close to the action.

#82 2 years ago
Quoted from FalconPunch:

never been to Expo, question about all the talks.
Obviously space is limited. Do people just line up outside the room and they keep on filling it until there are no seats left? There is no way to reserve seats etc?

If you want a good seat for one seminar in particular, consider checking out the seminar preceding it and hunkering down for a double header.

#83 2 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

2016 Pinball Expo is Wed, Oct 12 - Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Plan to get there on Wed.

I'm sorry... I did that last year; don't plan on doing that again.
I hope you have a better time than I did.

#84 2 years ago

The wife got me expo for my birthday present. Westin was sold out which sucks. Staying at Holiday Inn about a mile away. I need 2 tickets to the Stern party if anyone knows where to get them. First Expo so I am stoked.

#85 2 years ago
Quoted from FalconPunch:

Thanks LTG.
Asked in the other thread but ill ask here again.
If anyone has a spare bed in the Westin I'd love to split the room cost with you so I can be close to the action.

wish i could help. already split my room.

#86 2 years ago

Expo site has online pay working now.
Did my payment that way instead of the snail-mail method.

#87 2 years ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

The wife got me expo for my birthday present. Westin was sold out which sucks. Staying at Holiday Inn about a mile away. I need 2 tickets to the Stern party if anyone knows where to get them. First Expo so I am stoked.

Wow. We have great wives.
Mine did the same thing for my birthday.
My son and I are staying at a Courtyard a couple of miles north.
I still can't believe I am going.

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#88 2 years ago
Quoted from Arcade:

Wow. We have great wives.
Mine did the same thing for my birthday.
My son and I are staying at a Courtyard a couple of miles north.
I still can't believe I am going.

Me too. Its going to be great with all the reveals. She also baked this cake.

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#89 2 years ago
Quoted from Arcade:

Wow. We have great wives.
Mine did the same thing for my birthday.
My son and I are staying at a Courtyard a couple of miles north.
I still can't believe I am going.

I think there's a lot of folks from Texas going this year.
Is this your 1st time to Expo ?

#90 2 years ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

She also baked this cake.

Dude...wtf, I wish my girl baked cake. One of the best cakes I've ever seen.

#91 2 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

I think there's a lot of folks from Texas going this year.
Is this your 1st time to Expo ?

Yes.
So looking forward to all the seminars, reveals, factory tour, and partys.

#92 2 years ago

Is there WiFi available at the expo?

#93 2 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

Expo site has online pay working now.
Did my payment that way instead of the snail-mail method.

I just paid!

#94 2 years ago
Quoted from FalconPunch:

Is there WiFi available at the expo?

Yes, throughout the entire hotel and meeting rooms/ballrooms.

I believe it's still free...and it has been fairly speedy in the past.

-Mark

#95 2 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

I've never seen one standing room only. Grab a seat and enjoy. No way to reserve seats.
LTG : )

What Lloyd said.

The seminar room is in a ballroom and very large, with many seats...and even if all the seats were to be taken, there is plenty of standing room.

Pinball just ain't that big, folks.

-Mark

#96 2 years ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

Me too. Its going to be great with all the reveals. She also baked this cake.

cool cake!

Looks like the Heighway pinball model with the massive bezel !

#97 2 years ago
Quoted from urbanledge:

cool cake!
Looks like the Heighway pinball model with the massive bezel !

My wife baked a chocolate cake then covered it in something called fondit. (Fondit tastes like ass, don't tell her). She then got someone to printout an edible film of a walking dead pinball image. Then stuck it on the fondit.

#98 2 years ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

My wife baked a chocolate cake then covered it in something called fondit. (Fondit tastes like ass, don't tell her). She then got someone to printout an edible film of a walking dead pinball image. Then stuck it on the fondit.

So jealous!

#99 2 years ago

I am going to try to make it this year. I've never been before. I will have no idea what I'm doing. I'll probably just show up and wander around not knowing wtf is going on, but I am so close and its going to be crazy this year, so I feel like I can't miss it!

#100 2 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

I've never seen one standing room only. Grab a seat and enjoy. No way to reserve seats.
LTG : )

oh yeah?

I'll be the one in the front row doing this, right before lloyd's seminar
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