2018 Saratoga Pinball & Arcade Show: Aug 10 & 11, Saratoga Springs, NY

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2018 Saratoga Pinball & Arcade Show: Aug 10 & 11, Saratoga Springs, NY


By ForceFlow

1 year ago



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    #101 7 months ago

    The first of many!

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    #102 7 months ago

    I’ve been lurking for a while, just been too busy to be active on Pinside!
    I have my Night Moves I can bring... I haven’t had any time to shop it or fix the music yet... I mean it works and plays fine! But you can definitely see the years of play on it

    #103 7 months ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    I’ve been lurking for a while, just been too busy to be active on Pinside!
    I have my Night Moves I can bring... I haven’t had any time to shop it or fix the music yet... I mean it works and plays fine! But you can definitely see the years of play on it

    Rub some novus on it, and bring it along

    You've got a little more than 4 days--plenty of time

    #104 7 months ago

    Is it okay to bring a game that's not registered? I might be picking one up friday night...

    #105 7 months ago
    Quoted from zacaj:

    Is it okay to bring a game that's not registered? I might be picking one up friday night...

    Yep, I don't think that will be a problem.

    #106 7 months ago

    Theoretically it’s possible to jam a second game in my SUV. I’m not so sure there’s enough room, but I’ll give it a shot. I don’t want to switch to 2 classics because... well Metallica is a freaking blast.

    #107 7 months ago

    I just heard from someone that the show has been mentioned on a couple of the local TV stations--did anyone else happen to catch it?

    #108 7 months ago

    Someday my wife's side of the family will stop scheduling their family reunions on the Saturday of the show. Sigh.

    #109 7 months ago
    Quoted from Matesamo:

    Someday my wife's side of the family will stop scheduling their family reunions on the Saturday of the show. Sigh.

    Just tell everyone you have an important prior commitment

    #110 7 months ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Just tell everyone you have an important prior commitment

    This year I thought I was in the clear as we had scheduled a spot in a park for 12th but then they got back and said the entire park was booked but we could be squeezed in the 11th. Sigh.

    #111 7 months ago
    Quoted from Matesamo:

    This year I thought I was in the clear as we had scheduled a spot in a park for 12th but then they got back and said the entire park was booked but we could be squeezed in the 11th. Sigh.

    #112 7 months ago

    We're up to 32 games registered, plus 3-4 more that sounded likely.

    https://pinballsaratoga.com/show-details/games/

    Can we hit 40?

    Remember arcade games are also welcome! Video games, shuffle alley games, skee ball, chexx hockey, pitch & bat, rifle/gun games--whatever you can haul!

    #113 7 months ago

    RFM has made it over to the Y

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    #114 7 months ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    We're up to 32 games registered, plus 3-4 more that sounded likely.
    https://pinballsaratoga.com/show-details/games/
    Can we hit 40?
    Remember arcade games are also welcome! Video games, shuffle alley games, skee ball, chexx hockey, pitch & bat, rifle/gun games--whatever you can haul!

    This hype-thread is inspiring me to browse craigslist and possibly spend my vacation funds on a new machine instead... I’m trying to get better, dangit! I don’t have space for what I have now!!

    #116 7 months ago

    I have the LED OCD and LED GI installed in The Shadow.

    This game uses GI dimming, which didn't work too well with just LEDs. With the LED GI module, it produces a nice lighring effect.

    Be sure to check it out if you haven't seen the LED OCD or LED GI in action before. I'm really liking them so far.

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    #117 7 months ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    I have the LED OCD and LED GI installed in The Shadow.
    This game uses GI dimming, which didn't work too well with just LEDs. With the LED GI module, it produces a nice lighring effect.
    Be sure to check it out if you haven't seen the LED OCD or LED GI in action before. I'm really liking them so far.
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    The Metallica that will be there also has an LED OCD in it, even though it was the LED version of the game. I wanted that nice build and decay of the lights rather than the sharp on/off of LED.

    #118 7 months ago
    Quoted from DaveH:

    I wanted that nice build and decay of the lights rather than the sharp on/off of LED.

    Yeah, the difference is like night and day. I was a little skeptical about it at first about how much of a difference it would actually make, but I'm enjoying it so far.

    I also have the LED OCD in my IJ as well, which is also going to be at the show. I don't think the dimming feature was really used in that game, so I didn't install a LED GI module.

    I just wish it was available for pin2000--I imagine it would look great on RFM.

    #119 7 months ago

    Flea market spaces:

    There is only one 10x6 flea market space available for Friday & Saturday.

    There are also two Saturday-only 10x6 spaces available.

    Everything else has been booked. Thanks guys! There should be a good selection of stuff available.

    #120 7 months ago

    Friday Food
    I will be ordering pizzas for participants/vendors/volunteers/staff for dinner on Friday.

    If you want in, it will be $5 per person for pizza and soda. Please visit the check-in table and pay by 4:15pm. The pizzas will then be ordered and should arrive by about 5pm.

    They will just be cheese pizzas, unless enough people specify a topping preference.

    Saturday Food
    A food truck will be on-site for lunch and dinner. Same details as posted earlier.

    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Good news--a food truck will be at the show on Saturday for lunch and dinner:
    https://www.facebook.com/CreativeCaterersSaratoga/

    Burgers
    Hot dogs
    Chicken Tenders
    Quesadillas
    Sausage & Peppers
    Nachos
    Tater Tots
    Mozzarella Sticks
    Chips & Drinks

    #121 7 months ago

    I'm bring No Fear, Comet and Star Trek 25th for Saturday. All will be for sale. I may bring A collector grade Gottlieb Hulk if I can fit it.

    They haven't been registered yet so they are not in the current count.

    #122 7 months ago

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    #124 7 months ago

    In the crazy question department... is anyone going to the show from eastern Massachusetts that has space to haul an extra game or two? I've got a couple extra ready to go, but no way to get them there.

    #125 7 months ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Friday Food
    I will be ordering pizzas for participants/vendors/volunteers/staff for dinner on Friday.
    If you want in, it will be $5 per person for pizza and soda. Please visit the check-in table and pay by 4:15pm. The pizzas will then be ordered and should arrive by about 5pm.
    They will just be cheese pizzas, unless enough people specify a topping preference.
    Saturday Food
    A food truck will be on-site for lunch and dinner. Same details as posted earlier.

    Sounds good.

    #126 7 months ago

    EM guys wake up! C'mon, let's get some more EMs to this show!

    #127 7 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    EM guys wake up! C'mon, let's get some more EMs to this show!

    I've been purposely trying not to bring any this time

    Seemed like they were the majority last year and not getting as much play as the newer

    #128 7 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    EM guys wake up! C'mon, let's get some more EMs to this show!

    I'm bringing my Evel Knievel which is very EM like, does that count LOL!

    I actually have a couple EM's I'd love to bring but none of them are working reliably enough to bring to a show. I hope to bring one to York in a couple of months.

    #129 7 months ago

    As of this morning, there have been 37 games registered!

    #130 7 months ago

    I'm bringing a Taxi, and I just registered.

    #132 7 months ago
    Quoted from zacaj:

    I've been purposely trying not to bring any this time
    Seemed like they were the majority last year and not getting as much play as the newer

    That means they were played 90% of the time instead of 99% of the time, in my experience.

    #133 7 months ago
    Quoted from stevevt:

    That means they were played 90% of the time instead of 99% of the time, in my experience.

    They seemed to get a decent amount of play, but they just didn't have groups of people clustered around them like some of the newer & flashier games.

    I would be interested to see what the play counts will be at this show. I'll try to remember to clear or check those on my games when setting them up and share them afterwards.

    #134 7 months ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    They seemed to get a decent amount of play, but they just didn't have groups of people clustered around them like some of the newer & flashier games.
    I would be interested to see what the play counts will be at this show. I'll try to remember to clear or check those on my games when setting them up and share them afterwards.

    Everyone remember to get your playcounts. All the data!

    #135 7 months ago

    My Flying Chariots last year clocked up something like 240 plays IIRC. EMs seemed to be getting decent play from my recollection.

    #136 7 months ago

    How many games were there last year? It'd be cool if you can hit capacity and have to start turning people away this year

    #137 7 months ago

    All loaded and ready to roll!

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    #138 7 months ago

    Well, didn't leave until 2:45am. So much for packing it in at 10pm, lol

    For the individuals who pitched in and helped this evening--thank you very much. Your presence and efforts were invaluable.

    See ya'll in the morning

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    #139 7 months ago

    Are you still planning on trying to intersperse older and newer games?

    #140 7 months ago
    Quoted from zacaj:

    Are you still planning on trying to intersperse older and newer games?

    I'd like to try to see that. I imagine that will happen anyway as games come in the door.

    #142 7 months ago

    Nice view!

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    #143 7 months ago

    DON'T FORGET ABOUT THIS SHOW IF YOU ARE LOCAL. ForceFlow has worked hard making it all it can be so please support his efforts if you can make the show!

    #145 7 months ago

    That's a nice lineup of games!

    #146 7 months ago

    Yeah that's a nice selection! Lots of eras represented including more recent games.

    #147 7 months ago

    Absolute blast yesterday!!!
    Thanks again to Adam who i finally had a chance to meet in person, for all the time and effort in preparing for this show. Wish i could be there for today as i know even more great pins will be available for play. The vendors all were great and happy to help. Good deals on a lot of stuff. Anyone who is on the fence about going today should get on the road and GO!!!!

    ps - pins and vids in some of the best all around playable condition of any show ive been too!!

    Thanks
    Blake

    #148 7 months ago

    Wish I could make it.

    #149 7 months ago
    Quoted from Blake:

    ps - pins and vids in some of the best all around playable condition of any show ive been too!!

    That was the best playing Rescue 911 I’ve played in ages. Same with the IJ. I usually bypass both of those games because of various play issues, but these ones were fun.

    #150 7 months ago

    I had the ability to spend about 3-4 hours up there today. Was a great time. We had lunch, got to play a few games, and picked up some swag before we had to head home for the day. Its so nice having a show within 45 minutes of my house. Here is to hoping that it will continue year after year.

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