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2016 Rocky Mtn Pinball Showdown June 10-12 - Ghostbusters PREMIUM World Premiere

By dnikolich

3 years ago

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    #1 3 years ago

    Clear your calendar the weekend of June 10-12, 2016, for three amazing days in Denver, Colorado, with hundreds of pinball, retro and arcade video games to play. No Quarters Needed! A truly immense variety of games and themes!

    We have some fantastic guests already scheduled with even more coming soon! Come meet John Trudeau, Ben Heck, Don and Jeff from the Pinball Podcast, just to name a few.

    Last year we moved to double the square footage and had well over 200 classic arcade and pinball machines as well as 30 retro consoles. This year's show is June 10-12 at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows.

    Be a part of the festival! There would be no show without the awesome classic arcade and pinball community.

    We have some fantastic new incentives for bringing a game this year:
    Bring two machines and get one free 3-day admission
    Special Bring-a-Game Hours Fri. 10 pm - 1 am
    Bonus Play Hours on both Sat and Sun. 9 am - 10 am
    An invitation to the yearly Bring-a-Game Pins and Pins Party

    Would you like to get involved with the show? If you are interested in helping out by bringing a game, running a tournament, being a vendor, helping set up, or anything else, please let me know. More info is available at www.pinballshowdown.com

    Please let me know if you have any questions and if you may be interested in bringing games to the show or anything else pinball or video game related!


    Dan Nikolich


    #4 3 years ago

    Tim, we'll see you guys in Texas next week!

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    #29 3 years ago

    We will have an IFPA tournament. Stay tuned. We are currently making some changes to our traditional tournament format. We will be posting details on our website at www.pinballshowdown.com/events

    #35 3 years ago

    Gerry Stellenberg of Multimorphic will be speaking at the 2016 show. They will also have their awesome Lexy Lightspeed as well as their new games available for everyone to check out.


    #37 3 years ago

    Are you bringing a game or games to this year's show? Confirm your game by Saturday and come to the annual Pins and Pins event April 3 from 1-4pm with free bowling, free pinball, free BBQ, and your first drink provided by the Rocky Mtn Pinball Showdown! Confirm your games now to info@pinballshowdown.com to get your invite.

    2 weeks later
    #39 3 years ago

    Come meet the Northern Colorado Ghostbusters. Come play the new Ghostbusters pinball, meet real live Ghostbusters, and see the Ghostbusters ride, ECTO-1.


    #40 3 years ago

    canoncitypb: If you bring games to the show, we do require that they not leave until Sunday at the end of the show. We would love to have you be a part of the show. We have some awesome new incentives for bringing games this year.

    Bring two machines and get one free 3-day admission
    Special Bring-a-Game Hours Fri. 10 pm - 1 am (1 pass for each game brought)
    Bonus Play Hours on both Sat and Sun. 9 am - 10 am
    An invitation to the yearly Bring-a-Game Pins and Pins Party

    Also, everyone that has ever brought games in the past has told me that it was one of best parts of the show for them. Coming to the show set up, meeting fellow collectors who bring their games, being part of the community, and sharing their games was something they thoroughly enjoyed.

    #43 3 years ago

    Yes, older games are allowed. We have an area with just older games. Bingo games would also be welcome. Any pinball or arcade games that are on free play for the weekend count toward free passes. If you bring 3 games you would receive one free 3-day pass and one 1/2 price 3-day pass, as well as access to the limited extra bonus morning hours and bring-a-game hours Friday night for each game you bring.


    #48 3 years ago

    Couple new things for this year

    Multi-state Rocky Mtn. Throwdown
    Several leagues in Denver and the surrounding states are getting together to have a friendly, multi-state league tournament at the festival. Are you going to represent in the Rocky Mtn. Throwdown?

    Best of the West We challenge our neighbor states to be a part of the Colorado festival and to bring games out to the show. Choose your state's top 8-10 games to compete in a Best of the West competition. A team of one judge from each state will work together to pick winners to receive prizes and ribbons. We want to see you there Utah, New Mexico, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Kansas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Arizona ...

    #63 3 years ago

    Arcade Legend and star of "The King of Kong", Billy Mitchell, will be coming to the 2016 Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown, June 10-12. Come meet him in person and watch him play PacMan, Donkey Kong, and more!

    We need your help. Do you have a PacMan, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Burgertime, etc that you can bring to the show for Billy to play? Please contact us at info@pinballshowdown.com and let us know.


    #66 3 years ago

    Walter Day, founder of Twin Galaxies, will be at the 2016 Rocky Mtn Pinball Showdown, June 10-12.


    #68 3 years ago

    Come play The Hobbit at the 2016 show. We will have a brand new Hobbit for everyone to enjoy.


    #69 3 years ago

    New stickers just arrived. What do you think? Which is your favorite?


    #73 3 years ago

    We are very close to announcing the new formats. It will be early next week. The main tournament will mostly likely not be the traditional herb format that we have used in the past. We will still have casual tournaments throughout the weekend with a few new added and something for newer players as well.

    #75 3 years ago

    CALL FOR GAMES! We need your help to make the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown, an awesome festival -- we can't do it without YOU. Our show has one of the world's finest pinball and arcade communities, and YOU make it special. BE A PART OF THE SHOW! Register your games NOW at: http://pinballshowdown.com/bringgames.html

    Remember all the great perks for bringing your games:
    -Bring two machines and get one free 3-day admission (half price for bringing one game)
    -Special Bring-a-Game Hours Fri. 10 pm - 1 am (1 pass per game)
    -Bonus Play Hours on both Sat and Sun. 9 am - 10 am (1 pass per game)
    -Invitation to the Special Guest Meet and Greet at the show (1 pass per game)
    -Invitation to yearly Bring-a-Game Pins and Pins Party (takes place prior to next year's show)


    #100 3 years ago

    We know it is no small task to get your games ready and muscle them to the show. We appreciate all that you do to make OUR COMMUNITY'S Rocky Mtn show special. Without our awesome community and vendor support, there would be no show. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to email us or give us a call at any time. There may be some confusion on the incentives for bringing games, so we just want to clarify (we have also updated the website):

    Bring two games and receive over $300 in value:
    - One complimentary 3-day general admission for every two machines;
    - Exclusive Bring-a-Game Hours Fri. 10 pm - 1 am entrance for you and one guest (guest must have a Fri. or 3-day general admission ticket);
    -Exclusive Bonus Play Hours on both Sat. and Sun. 9 am - 10 am entrance for you and one guest (guest must have a corresponding Sat., Sun., or 3-day general admission ticket);
    -Private Special Guest Meet and Greet Fri. and Sat. (times tbd) entrance for you and one guest (guest must have a corresponding Fri., Sat. or 3-day general admission ticket);
    -Exclusive Bring-a-Game Pins and Pins Party -- catered lunch, drinks, free pinball and arcade games, and free bowling -- invitation for you and one guest;
    -One customized festival badge;
    -One collectible enamel festival pin (this was a surprise gift, but we are now letting you know);
    -One For Sale sign if you are seeking to sell one game (additional games for sale are $35 each);
    -Your game is entered into the Best of Show Competition (ribbons awarded)
    -Unlimited appreciation and admiration from the Colorado pinball and gamer community -- priceless.

    Bring one game and receive one half-price 3-day general admission (you pay $35 for a $215 value), one entrance per event above, one For Sale sign, one festival badge, and one pin.

    #104 3 years ago

    Thanks for letting us know about the Bringing Games and Contact forms submit buttons not working. We did not receive your messages. Seems that it was an issue with some browsers, like Chrome and Safari. It should be all set now. I am happy to answer your questions. Please feel free to send me an email at info@pinballshowdown.com. We would also love to have you bring games to the show.


    #106 3 years ago

    Ben Heck, John Trudeau, Billy Mitchell, and all our other guests will all be here in person all weekend long. They will all be doing PinChat seminars, be around on the show floor, and at the special guest meet and greets (meet and greets require separate tickets).

    #107 3 years ago

    New tournament formats have been confirmed. The new main tournament will be a limited format with PAPA-Style finals. The finals will also take place on Saturday night. We will have all the tournament information up soon on the website. The Solid State and EM tournaments will also be limited formats with PAPA-Style finals. We will also be adding several new casual tournaments at the show. If you like tournaments, you are going to love all the new things we are doing this year.

    #113 3 years ago

    We will have pre-registration for the new Main Tournament that is currently up on our website. All the rules and format changes will be up on the site very soon. It will be limited to a certain number of players (based on number of games) and if it is not sold out prior to the show, you will be able to enter at the show. The new limited format SS and EM tournaments will be registered at the show.

    However, this will be the first time we are doing the new format, so we do not have a good feel for how popular it will be. I will also update everyone once all the information is on the website.

    The main tournament buy-in is $50.00. I would recommend pre-registering to ensure you get a spot.

    #114 3 years ago

    Tournament Registration and Rules are now available at:


    You can pre-register at www.pinballshowdown.com

    #117 3 years ago

    The schedule should be up in the next day or two. The kids tournament does not overlap the Pinball Podcast seminar, but it does overlap others. On Saturday, there is a seminar every hour on the hour starting from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm and there are seminars 3-5 seminars on both Friday and Sunday. Main tournament finals are now Saturday night and the EM and Classics are Sunday.

    We have a packed schedule and we are still working on a couple people more that we hope to announce very soon! This is the largest amount of seminars, tournaments, and hopefully games the show has ever had.

    #134 3 years ago

    New Pinball Showdown pin


    #149 3 years ago

    Bringing one game includes entry for one person (yourself) into the bonus hours, bring-a-game hours, meet and greet, and Pins and Pins Party in addition to the general admission hours for the cost of $35.

    If anyone has any additional specific questions, please feel free to email us anytime at info@pinballshowdown.com

    #150 3 years ago

    Jim Schelberg of The PinGame Journal will be speaking at the 2016 Rocky Mtn Pinball Showdown. Come meet Jim in person and listen to his fascinating stories as one of the world's leading authorities on pinball. (Photo courtesy www.pinballnews.com)


    #151 3 years ago

    The first game has arrived at the Marriott for the 2016 Rocky Mtn Pinball Showdown. Come play a game, al the proceeds benefit the Denver Newborns in Need program at Denver Health. Only 2 weeks to go!


    #152 3 years ago

    Come play a brand new Rob Zombie at the Rocky Mtn Pinball Showdown, June 10-12. Also, make sure to come see the largest speaker lineup ever! We have some awesome games and people coming out to the show! We can't wait to see you there!

    #154 3 years ago

    Yes, Rob Zombie Spook Show International will be at the show. The awesome list of speakers is available at www.pinballshowdown.com/guests.html

    #161 3 years ago

    Andrew Heighway, CEO of Heighway Pinball, will be speaking at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown, June 10-12. Heighway Pinball is the UK's first major pinball manufacturer. Come meet Andrew and learn about their fantastic new games Full Throttle pinball and their next machine in design Alien pinball. Buy your tickets at www.pinballshowdown.com


    #163 3 years ago

    1. The site is fixed. Thank you for letting us know.
    2. If you have purchased a general admission pass, it includes all the seminars. If you would like to attend the private meet and greet with the special guests at 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday or would like to attend the bonus hours in the am or Friday after hours, those are separately ticketed. Full info is on the front page of the site.

    If you have any other questions, please let us know.


    #165 3 years ago

    Did we mentions that we will have brand new Full Throttle machines at the show?


    #169 3 years ago

    The world premiere of Ghostbusters PREMIUM pinball machine will be at the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown, June 10-12.

    Be the first to play this awesome new game and meet the designer John Trudeau. Brought to you in collaboration with Game Exchange of Colorado and Stern Pinball. It will also be streaming from the show at www.twitch.tv/gexchange.

    Buy your tickets NOW at www.pinballshowdown.com


    #183 3 years ago

    Start planning your weekend. The show schedule is up as a Google Calendar. Add the seminars, tournaments, and events that you are interested in your phone calendar to ensure you do not miss anything. We have a packed schedule. We have seminars starting at 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Friday and 11:00 am - 10:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Sunday.

    See the schedule at:


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