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Official Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show thread! (5/31-6/2/19)


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    #151 9 months ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    As in show transport/pick up or self transport load in times? I can check with Justin and the transportation/load in crew.

    Got the email today, so no worries!

    #152 9 months ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    Well it took us 12 years, but we finally are making some big game etiquette signs. We tried to keep them concise and on point so people will actually read them. One can hope?

    Looks great, Dan. How about asking the person in line behind you if they want to start a multi-player game? It's a great way to make a new pinball friend.

    #153 9 months ago
    Quoted from Gogojohnnyquack:

    Looks great, Dan. How about asking the person in line behind you if they want to start a multi-player game? It's a great way to make a new pinball friend.

    While that's a good idea (and people absolutely should), it's probably best if the signs are short and sweet, so folks are more likely to fully read them.

    #154 9 months ago

    I had that in there for the rough draft, but we tried to cut the text down to a bare minimum. Exactly what burned_fork said.

    #155 9 months ago
    Quoted from Ronnie1114:

    Got the email today, so no worries!

    I have not seen a transportation related email. Whom should I contact Dan?

    #156 9 months ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    I had that in there for the rough draft, but we tried to cut the text down to a bare minimum. Exactly what burned_fork said.

    How about having a few laminated pages at the front desk and ask folks to read over them during the payment/ticket transaction?

    #157 9 months ago
    Quoted from RobF:

    I have not seen a transportation related email. Whom should I contact Dan?

    I bet you just got one from Toby about prepping games. I don't think they have the routes and pickup times planned yet, at least I haven't gotten my email about it either. It's always cool to contact me, but I really just handle press, promotions and sponsorships, so I'll refer you to the people in other departments. --Dan

    #158 9 months ago
    Quoted from RobF:

    How about having a few laminated pages at the front desk and ask folks to read over them during the payment/ticket transaction?

    We are going to have a 7 foot sign there. The last thing we want to do is slow down the line, we do it pretty fast and efficiently and I heard about a recent show disaster with lines around the block to get in where people just left. We will have good signage though.

    #159 9 months ago

    The Ed Fries seminar is now called "Fun with Bronze Age Arcade Machines"

    And Matt is bringing his collection of excellent black and white 70s arcade games for the floor!

    #160 9 months ago

    Two things:

    1. First 20 customers at my booth will get a free gift with their purchase.

    2. I'm only planning to bring a limited supply of my Skee Ball display boards for the show. If you are considering purchasing any quantity of them please send me a PM because there still time to adjust my plan.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED display boards for model H & model S Skee Ball

    #161 9 months ago
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    #162 9 months ago

    It sounds like transportation is meeting right now to plan the pick up routes for everyone's games. They emailed out the game prep info to SMAC and WPC tonight and will send it out to all the individual people in the next day or two.

    #163 9 months ago

    Marco's Booth Line-up for the show:

    8- Black Knight Pro
    2- Black Knight Premium (prototype versions!)
    1- Batman 66
    4- Munsters Premium
    1- Iron Maiden Premium
    2- Deadpool Premium
    1- Star Wars Premium
    1- Deadpool Pro
    And potentially a Beatles or two

    #164 9 months ago

    Today is the last day to buy presale tickets for the show online. If you buy a 3-day pass online we will include a limited edition show button and 11x17 poster: http://nwpinballshow.com/tickets

    #165 9 months ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    Marco's Booth Line-up for the show:
    8- Black Knight Pro
    2- Black Knight Premium (prototype versions!)
    1- Batman 66
    4- Munsters Premium
    1- Iron Maiden Premium
    2- Deadpool Premium
    1- Star Wars Premium
    1- Deadpool Pro
    And potentially a Beatles or two

    Thank you Marco! I hope Nitro is bringing plenty of Oktoberfests!

    Willy Wonka?
    WoZ Yellow Brick Road?
    Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle?
    Monster Bash Remake?
    Cosmic Carnival?
    Kingpin?

    #166 9 months ago
    Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

    Thank you Marco! I hope Nitro is bringing plenty of Oktoberfests!
    Willy Wonka?
    WoZ Yellow Brick Road?
    Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle?
    Monster Bash Remake?
    Cosmic Carnival?
    Kingpin?

    You are very optimistic! I don't yet have the Nitro booth game list, but should soon!

    #167 9 months ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    You are very optimistic!

    I just have faith in the world's greatest pinball show!

    #168 9 months ago
    Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

    I just have faith in the world's greatest pinball show!

    Same here!

    #169 9 months ago

    I'll be happy if I get a spin on Wonka and ACNC. Really I'll be happy regardless, but those are the two new games I am most interested in.

    #170 9 months ago
    Quoted from FlashDaddy:

    I'll be happy if I get a spin on Wonka and ACNC. Really I'll be happy regardless, but those are the two new games I am most interested in.

    Keeping my fingers crossed there will be a Wonka available to play!

    #171 9 months ago

    Anyone have a list of games they want to pick up or games they're bringing to sell/trade?

    I'll have a Royal Rumble and Cyclone for sale on the show floor. Would love to pick up a Demo Man or DrDude!

    #172 9 months ago
    Quoted from ChrisRAD:

    Anyone have a list of games they want to pick up or games they're bringing to sell/trade?
    I'll have a Royal Rumble and Cyclone for sale on the show floor. Would love to pick up a Demo Man or DrDude!

    Are you only trading or will you also sell? Thanks

    #173 9 months ago

    I have a Wizard of Oz I can bring if someone is interested.

    #174 9 months ago

    Ways to sell games at the show:
    -Bring a game during set up, put it out on the floor, put a for sale sign with price and contact info, sell game!
    -There will be a bulletin board in the lobby as usual for buying, selling and trading games. Post and ad there with contact info.

    I've definitely gotten a lot of emails from the website and phonecalls from people looking to buy their first game, buy a game, or sell a game they've had for years and don't know how to sell. Also one restored 70s slot machine a nice woman is trying to sell or trade and to buy a 70s or 80s pin. There will be lots of buyers.

    #175 9 months ago
    Quoted from Ronnie1114:

    Are you only trading or will you also sell? Thanks

    Depends on what people have up for sale/trade. If there isnt anything I'm excited for, I'll just be doing a sale. Have a DM or DrD by chance?

    #176 9 months ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    Ways to sell games at the show:
    -Bring a game during set up, put it out on the floor, put a for sale sign with price and contact info, sell game!
    -There will be a bulletin board in the lobby as usual for buying, selling and trading games. Post and ad there with contact info.
    I've definitely gotten a lot of emails from the website and phonecalls from people looking to buy their first game, buy a game, or sell a game they've had for years and don't know how to sell. Also one restored 70s slot machine a nice woman is trying to sell or trade and to buy a 70s or 80s pin. There will be lots of buyers.

    Have you considered a location (and I know there is no room, lol) for pins just wanting to be sold and not played? Maybe I'm in the small minority but I'd want to bring my WOZ for sale but would rather not have people playing it all weekend since things break more often than others and if its turned off and broken it would surely turn some buyers off.

    #177 9 months ago

    Looking forward to playing the Gottlieb 2001 that's registered for the show.

    If anyone has one (or its add-a-ball twin Dimension) for sale I'd love to talk to you.

    One week to showtime! Been looking forward to this since we got back from TPF.

    #178 9 months ago
    Quoted from harryhoudini:

    Have you considered a location (and I know there is no room, lol) for pins just wanting to be sold and not played? Maybe I'm in the small minority but I'd want to bring my WOZ for sale but would rather not have people playing it all weekend since things break more often than others and if its turned off and broken it would surely turn some buyers off.

    We considered it years ago. The general consensus was it would cost more money for the show to rent another room and facilitating sales is not really one of the goals of the show. The main reason we suggest people sell games at the show because we want more games on the floor for people to play.

    Why'd you be selling a game you think might not hold up to less than 40 hours of play? I will say, we have a great team of medics that fix almost all the problems with games as the break during the show and Dave Okert, who leads the medic team, did a seminar on fixing WOZ's a year or two ago.

    #179 9 months ago
    Quoted from ChrisRAD:

    Depends on what people have up for sale/trade. If there isnt anything I'm excited for, I'll just be doing a sale. Have a DM or DrD by chance?

    Last year I did, but alas not this year. I have a buddy who's looking for a WWF.

    #180 9 months ago

    One week away from my favorite weekend of the year... and I'm graduating college this year

    #181 9 months ago

    I need this 3 day weekend to finish getting all my games ready and make show buttons! It's crunch time!

    #182 9 months ago
    Quoted from Ronnie1114:

    Last year I did, but alas not this year. I have a buddy who's looking for a WWF.

    Here's the most recent picture of it at a friends place a few weeks ago.

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    #183 9 months ago

    The NWPAS Satellite last night at Flip Flip, Ding Ding attracted a field of 60 players! Bryan Eastman had a very strong showing including wins against several of the top players in the world, to take the win. It's by far the biggest win of his pinball career, and will earn him more than triple the number of IFPA WPPR ranking points as his next best finish. Germain Mariolle took second place, and Maureen Hendrix and Mike P. tied for 3rd. Mike Corbett finished 5th, and David Johnston and Sean Irby tied for 6th.

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    #184 9 months ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    We considered it years ago. The general consensus was it would cost more money for the show to rent another room and facilitating sales is not really one of the goals of the show. The main reason we suggest people sell games at the show because we want more games on the floor for people to play.
    Why'd you be selling a game you think might not hold up to less than 40 hours of play? I will say, we have a great team of medics that fix almost all the problems with games as the break during the show and Dave Okert, who leads the medic team, did a seminar on fixing WOZ's a year or two ago.

    Thanks, makes sense. I'm considering it still, but to drive up Thurs (I think that is when I'd have to bring it?), come back Friday to play and then Sun to pickup is a lot.

    #185 9 months ago
    Quoted from harryhoudini:

    Thanks, makes sense. I'm considering it still, but to drive up Thurs (I think that is when I'd have to bring it?), come back Friday to play and then Sun to pickup is a lot.

    Thursday is the main load in day, but you could bring it Friday morning early, a few self transport games do arrive a few hours before the show starts. But it would get a more primo spot for sale if it came Thursday. Ideally someone buys it and takes it home Sunday instead of you, right?

    #186 9 months ago
    Quoted from ChrisRAD:

    Here's the most recent picture of it at a friends place a few weeks ago.[quoted image]

    Oh yeah that looks nice! Will definitely check it out at the show

    #187 9 months ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    Thursday is the main load in day, but you could bring it Friday morning early, a few self transport games do arrive a few hours before the show starts. But it would get a more primo spot for sale if it came Thursday. Ideally someone buys it and takes it home Sunday instead of you, right?

    I very rarely come home with something I had for sale in the show

    #188 9 months ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    Thursday is the main load in day, but you could bring it Friday morning early, a few self transport games do arrive a few hours before the show starts. But it would get a more primo spot for sale if it came Thursday. Ideally someone buys it and takes it home Sunday instead of you, right?

    HA, good point!

    #189 9 months ago
    Quoted from Ronnie1114:

    I very rarely come home with something I had for sale in the show

    I have a feeling WOZ is a bit harder sell than most other games, heck based on what I've seen in the past it's probably going to be one of the most expensive games there for sale used.

    #190 9 months ago
    Quoted from Ronnie1114:

    I very rarely come home with something I had for sale in the show

    Someone is interested in your Sprint 2 project game, they posted looking for a Sprint on SMAC and I referred them to your FB post Ronnie.

    #191 9 months ago
    Quoted from harryhoudini:

    I have a feeling WOZ is a bit harder sell than most other games, heck based on what I've seen in the past it's probably going to be one of the most expensive games there for sale used.

    This is true and the one person I know that wanted one just bought one. That said, there are a lot of techie folks in the area with money to burn that show up to the show, decide they want to buy a game, and dropping 7-8K is nothing to them.

    #192 9 months ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    Someone is interested in your Sprint 2 project game, they posted looking for a Sprint on SMAC and I referred them to your FB post Ronnie.

    Thanks man!

    #193 9 months ago

    i'll have a Gottlieb Super Mario Bros for sale on the floor; I was going to also have a-rough-and-ready F-14 Tomcat but it looks that one is already spoken for (though if for some reason that buyer passes i'll put a for sale sign on it.)

    gotta make space since one of those BKSORs is mine.

    #194 9 months ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    I need this 3 day weekend to finish getting all my games ready and make show buttons! It's crunch time!

    Right there with you. Rally!

    Aaron
    FAST Pinball

    #195 9 months ago

    Anyone have any restaurant recommendations for the area immediately around the convention center? The Office bar has decent food but it isn't particularly close. The Mexican place is close and pretty good, but I'm not looking to eat every meal there.

    #196 9 months ago
    Quoted from FlashDaddy:

    Anyone have any restaurant recommendations for the area immediately around the convention center? The Office bar has decent food but it isn't particularly close. The Mexican place is close and pretty good, but I'm not looking to eat every meal there.

    https://www.harmonbrewingco.com/

    #197 9 months ago

    within a 3 block radius you have

    on or near Pacific Ave: the Evergreen Café, Zeek's Pizza, Jimmy Johns, Pho Than Bros, Sam Choy's Poke, the Old Spaghetti Factory, and for a more expensive meal, Pacific Grill or THEKOI Japanese. there is also Starbucks, Anthem Coffee, Hot Rod Dogs, and Subway slightly further south towards the UWT campus. at lot of these cater to the business or college crowd so you might want to check hours before heading up that way as they might be more limited on the weekends than you would expect.

    on Market & 19th there's the Swiss Pub and The Rock (wood-fired pizza.)

    on Tacoma Ave (up the hill) is one of my personal favorites with Go Phily cheesesteaks (and wings and fish.)

    #198 9 months ago

    That cheesesteak place is the bomb, old school huge sandwiches!

    #199 9 months ago

    If you go to the show website and click More in the top menu, Godot put together a great Google map with all the local restaurants he recommends pinned on it.

    My faves:
    Evergreen Cafe, located right near the hotel on the lower side on the corner. Good breakfast and lunch options for sandwiches, coffee, etc. I grab breakfast and half my lunches here during the show.

    The Social is across the skybridge over the freeway down by the water, it's a 10 minute walk and had outdoor and indoor seating. There happy hour is great, $12 pitchers of sangria and all kinds of small plates for pretty cheap. If it's sunny, it's an awesome place to sit outside and eat and drink.

    The Swiss, The Rock pizza and the Harmon Brewery are all within a couple blocks and good for lunch and dinner for American style pub food. Nothing amazing, but a decent meal.

    For nice nearby restaurants, Pacific Grill and Indochine. There are a ton of restaurants if you take a 10 minute walk towards Dorky's.

    Don't sleep on either of the tiki bars too, they are great!

    #200 9 months ago

    there's only one Tiki bar now and it's some quite some distance from the venue. the Cabana that was just down the street from Dorky's and the Office is now closed.

    oh, and there's also a new cheesesteak place on north on Commerce called Straight From Philly. gets good reviews but I have not tried it yet.

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