I am pleased to announce that the venue has been locked in for the 2018 Saratoga Pinball & Arcade Show!
Details about the show can be found at http://pinballsaratoga.com
It will be a two-day show on the second weekend of August: Friday & Saturday, August 10 & 11. It will take place again at the same location at the Saratoga Regional YMCA in Saratoga Springs, NY. The Y staff are very excited to be hosting this event again! Here is a map link: https://goo.gl/maps/QgNLLya9bBq
Additional details about the show will be added as they develop.
The idea was to have a small local show since there's not much in terms of pinball in this area. However, this show will only be fun and successful if collectors and enthusiasts from the area are able to bring games for everyone to enjoy. Note that there will be a cap of 50 pinball games (as electrical capacity allows) this year. Arcade games are welcome as well, including shuffle alleys, pitch & bat, table hockey, skee ball, or any other video games.
If you would like to bring a game (or several), the registration details are available here:
If you have rubber feet/footies/castors for your game, please bring them. The floor in the room is wood and may cause games to slide around somewhat. Rubber pads will be provided if you do not already have rubber feet/footies/castors for your game(s).
There will be vendor and flea market spaces available. Spaces are priced low enough to attract anyone who might not feel they have quite enough stuff to make it worthwhile for one of the larger shows--it's just $30 for a 10x6 space, which includes a table and chairs at no extra cost. Details are available here:
This show will be run more or less like most other shows, just scaled down somewhat. So, if you have been to other shows before, many of the same familiar rules and guidelines will apply.
If you have not been to the Saratoga area before, there are several downtown attractions, shops, restaurants, and a bustling night life just 5 minutes away. Some details are here:
Thanks to everyone who came to and supported the 2017 show, and to everyone who responded to the survey. There were about 40 responses, which were very helpful. Hope to see everyone at the 2018 show and can't wait to see what games appear this year
Two things I will be looking for help with for the 2018 show:
-Volunteers to run a small tournament
-Volunteers for judging for the "Best in Show" awards who are familiar with a wide range of EM and/or SS games.
The show is still several months away, but if you think you can help, please let me know
The show schedule has been posted on the site:
By popular request, there is also a mailing list for any significant updates/reminders for the show:
Facebook event listing:
Pinside event listing:
KLOV show thread:
Comments, questions, and suggestions are welcome.
Hope to see everyone at the show and looking forward to see what games show up!
-A new show logo.
-A new show floor layout
-Preorders will be available for tempered glass for pick-up at the show
-Postcards are done and ready to print!
-Electric in ceiling for vendors / flea market--more details to follow.
-Project Pinball attending the show (http://projectpinball.com)
-Updated website design for the new logo.
-List of accommodations under $150/night & $200/night
-T-shirts are being printed!
-T-shirts are available for pick-up at Pinfest, Pintastic, or shipped to your door!
-A beginner-friendly PinGolf tournament will take place at the show on Saturday and will be open to all ages, with prizes for both kids and adults!
-Electric for some flea market spaces will be available.
-Pre-ordering for glass is available until Monday, July 9th.
-Glass pre-order is closed.
-Prizes added for free play raffle.
-Best in Show judging form is available for viewing.
-A food truck will be at the show for lunch & dinner on Saturday