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Meet Charlie, Veruca, and Mike TV at Pintastic 2019 in June!


By dannunz

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    #51 57 days ago

    Seeking volunteers for the 2019 Pintastic Show Repair Team!

    The Pintastic show depends on the efforts of many volunteers, and that is definitely the case for the team who do their best to keep the games up and running for the duration of the show. If you are even minimally proficient at pinball repair (for example, you can free a stuck ball), please consider volunteering to work on the repair team: our volunteer sign-up page is at https://pintasticnewengland.com/volunteer/ Questions? Shoot me a PM or an e-mail.

    Thanks, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the show!

    Tony Dziedzic, repair team coordinator

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    #52 49 days ago

    Pintastic New England announces that Jack Guarnieri, CEO of Jersey Jack Pinball, will once again be a Special Guest and provider of lots of pizza at his JJP Update seminar. Each year's update has something new and different, with insights for players, NIB game buyers, and even operators. This year, Jack will proudly present the new Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (TM) pinball game, and he'll join the special
    sessions for holders of the limited Willy Wonka CE packages that true fans can add on to a regular show admission. There are only 100 such packages, the only way to get a special commemorative numbered poster unique to Pintastic 2019. Jack has also supported Pintastic as a
    Sponsor from day one! JJP games will be well represented in the Vendor Hall.

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    #53 46 days ago

    Not all the games come from vendors! Thanks to many of you dedicated pinball fans and collectors of coin-op, we've managed to have a different line-up of games each year. This year, the Bonus Points go to people who bring games that our Special Guests were involved in. If you are deciding which games to bring to the show, consider that you get extra rewards if your game is a Steve Ritchie design, has sound by Chris Granner, has art by Christopher Franchi, or was made by Jersey Jack Pinball. We have a few more Special Guests to announce, so there could be more Bonus Point awards!

    Thinking of bringing a game that will be for sale? Pintastic helps you sell it, if you help us by putting it in the Free Play room. As a game-bringer, you pick a game from your list and click a checkbox to mark it as being for sale. Then our list of games coming will show that status ahead of the show. At the show, the game card and on-line info for those at the show will give the potential buyers a way to reach you and start the deal.

    See https://pintasticnewengland.com/gamereg/ for more info.
    .................David Marston

    #54 45 days ago

    Todd Tuckey and his trusty sidekick Frank Lindenmuth will be at Pintastic New England again in 2019. This time, they will answer questions about game repair. To get the full "TNT treatment" in the answer, please submit questions in advance using this form:
    https://tntamusements.com/2019-pintastic-seminar/
    The questions will be used to make a seminar that is both entertaining and packed with information you can use in maintaining your own games. To make the best show, please follow these guidelines:
    Questions can be about any game with flippers. We expect that most will be about solid-state games from 1977-2007.
    The more broad-based the question, the more likely it is to be answered.
    Only submit a question if you will be at the seminar in person, so that Todd and Frank can banter with you, ask what you tried, etc.
    Questions that are super-detailed or take a half hour to answer will probably not be chosen.
    Questions should have a serious point and provoke a useful answer. I'm sure that humor will be a by-product in many of the answers.

    By submitting questions in advance, Todd and his crew can use all the resources at their World Headquarters in Pennsylvania to prepare an answer. They will shoot video snippets as needed. To the best of my knowledge, no pinball show has ever attempted a repair/tech session like this. Submit your tech questions, then come to Pintastic to see what emerges.
    .................David Marston

    #55 45 days ago

    Frank Lindenmuths battery boards are freakin awesome. There will be some for sale at the Allentown show at a booth next to the Pingraffix booth.

    #56 43 days ago

    Pinball Profile, Mrs Pin, The Slam Tilt Podcast, AND The Pinball Players Podcast will all be on a single panel at Pintastic! Oh yes folks it will be PG as in expect raunchy adult humor, a tad bit of drama and drinking involved in a hilarious panel. Here is Jeff Teolis talking about it:

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    #57 37 days ago

    Pintastic New England is pleased to announce the return of Joe Balcer, chief designer for American Pinball, to give another seminar and show off his Oktoberfest game in the Vendor Hall. This year, his seminar topic is, "Pinball: How Did I Get Here?" He'll give more history of his work on games from 1990 to the present. He'll talk about Star Wars Trilogy, Godzilla, South Park, The Simpsons Pinball Party, The Hobbit, and more.

    If you own a game Joe helped create, bring it to the show for use in our Free Play room, and you'll get 3 Bonus Points.

    Joe was well-received at the 2018 show and has been the key contributor to American Pinball's early success. Like other Special Guests, he'll be at our Special When Lit after-party Friday night and the autograph session Saturday afternoon.

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    #58 37 days ago

    The Simpsons Pinball Party and Wizard of Oz have contributions from both Chris Granner and Joe Balcer, meaning you get 6 Bonus Points if you bring either of those games. WOZ ECLE gets additional points for being Limited Edition!
    .................David Marston

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    #59 28 days ago

    Once again, on Friday night perennial top-25-ranked pinball player Bowen Kerins will come to Pintastic New England to demonstrate wizardly
    play on Spooky Pinball's latest game, Alice Cooper's Nightmare
    Castle (ACNC). We'll have more cameras than last year to
    capture all the action as Bowen tries to conquer all the
    challenges the game has to offer. He seems to draw energy
    from the crowd of spectators cheering and especially groaning
    when fate is against him.

    At other times on Friday and Saturday, the ACNC game will be
    in the Silverball Rumble tournament area, set on paid play
    for a charity tournament. Half the money raised will go to
    the Andrea Ritz Clinics in Paraguay. As of now, this is the
    only game planned to be on paid play at the entire show.

    "Photo credit: Pinball News"

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    #60 27 days ago

    Here's some info about another of the podcasters who will be on our podcaster panel:
    Jeff Parsons has been in the radio business for 28 years, with the majority of it spent co-hosting The Q Morning Show on WJBQ (97.9 FM) in Portland, Maine. He's been playing pinball ever since he was old enough to see over the lockdown bar of The Spirit of '76, but has been playing competitively for the past 10 years. He's the Maine representative of the New England Pinball League and Co-Tournament director of Pin-Maineia, The New England Pinball Championship.

    This panel is an experiment where we bring together several people who vie for your attention with their podcasts. (And who knows how many other podcasters will be in the audience!) Each has their own style and priorities, and we'll see (and hear) what results.
    .................David Marston

    #61 26 days ago

    The Auction Team has to deal with some family health issues, so it looks like we won't have an auction this year. In 2020, we'll have the new show location in Boxboro, and a good room for the auction. I hope that any necessary reorganization will be done in time for the 2020 show.
    .................David Marston

    #62 26 days ago

    Here's a more complete explanation of what we've planned for the three stars from the Willy Wonka movie. They will be at the Pintastic New England show on Friday and Saturday, June 28-29.

    If you want to be sure to have a chance to talk to each celebrity individually, you can buy a "CE package" as an add-on to your show admission. There are two special meet-and-greet sessions, one on Friday and one on Saturday, limited to just the holders of the CE package for that day (50 maximum for each day). You will get your exclusive poster at the session, and you can bring it to each signing station to get a signature. Also at the session, you can get a photo of you and all three of the celebrities together, which is not available anywhere else at the show. The CE package includes other Willy Wonka swag, which the holder picks up at the Box Office when they arrive at the show. CE package holders are welcome to use their show admission to attend other events, including the ones noted below.

    Anyone with a show admission can get into the Vendor Hall when it's open. The Willy Wonka pinball machine will be exhibited at one of the booths, and there will be an adjacent table where the three movie stars will be available to sign items and pose with guests for selfies. They will be around for much of the time, but taking breaks; check the table for more information. This is the usual celebrity signature situation: you can bring whatever you want autographed (DVD of the movie, Julie Dawn Cole's book, the new Pintastic/Wonka pint glass, etc.); each signature costs $25 and each photo costs $10. At these sessions, the photos must be with one celebrity at a time. While in the Vendor Hall, you can try out the new Willy Wonka pinball machine.

    Anyone with a show admission can get into the seminars for whichever day(s) are covered by their admission. There are two of particular note for Willy Wonka fans. On Friday afternoon, there will be a "deep dive" session where Butch Peel of Jersey Jack Pinball will give many behind-the-scenes and under-the-playfield stories of the development of the Willy Wonka pinball machine, clearly the most complex product ever to bear the Willy Wonka license. On Saturday afternoon, our three movie star guests will participate in a panel discussion about the Willy Wonka movie and other work they've done.

    At this time, we don't know how many Willy Wonka pinball machines will be at the show, but we hope to get several and place some in other rooms. Of course, there will be about 200 other pinball and arcade games to play! And if all the mentions of chocolate factories make you hungry, you can get a deluxe Pintastic chocolate bar while supplies last. Some will have a ticket inside!
    .................David Marston

    #63 25 days ago

    Here's some info about another of the podcasters who will be on our podcaster panel, from Sarah Line:
    Mrs. Pin face-planted into the pinball world during a bit of marital discord over a 2018 TPF twitch stream, and has been podcasting ever since. Currently ranked 6,746th in the world, she's crawling her way to the top of the IFPA rankings with listeners in tow. Her podcast aims to teach the basics to the masses, including everything from nudging and tournament formats to "Who the heck is this George Gomez guy?" She takes pride in seeking out and highlighting the amazing women in the hobby, nominating them to be WOMPs (Women of M*********ing Pinball) during each of her episodes.

    Mrs. Pin lives in Pinsylvania with her husband, Dr. Pin, and their two daughters, Pinderella and Pincess. Her favorite pins are:
    #Cactus Canyon - busting a bank robber has never been so fun!
    Paragon - it hurts so good! Sauce it!
    #Attack from Mars - the alien love is so real!

    She can't wait for her 2nd year of Pintastic!

    Follow this thread for more info about our Special Guests.
    .................David Marston

    #64 25 days ago

    2019 Chris Franchi key chain

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    #65 18 days ago

    The registered games list shows that ALL FOUR of the licensed Star Trek games (1978-2013) will be at the show! Now we need an original Black Knight!
    .................David Marston

    #66 18 days ago

    Where can I order a t-shirt with that awesome Chris Franchi artwork?

    #67 17 days ago

    Seems like its going to be an awesome show! Sad I won't be able to attend! Have fun all!

    #68 17 days ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    Where can I order a t-shirt with that awesome Chris Franchi artwork?

    Soon

    #69 13 days ago
    Quoted from dannunz:

    This year, [Steve Ritchie will] be joined by software developer Tim Sexton, who was the software lead on the new Black Knight game. Sexton is no stranger to Pintastic, having done well in past Silverball Rumble(SM) tournaments. Tim will be on the seminar program this year, where those attending the show can ask him about his recent move from the East Coast to Chicago, pinball capital of the world.

    I talked to Tim about his solo seminar, entitled "From Competing to Coding," and he says he can offer some tips on how to get a job at Stern Pinball, if you're well qualified. Note that it is rare to have a software developer give a presentation at *any* pinball show! This will be your chance to hear about this vitally important aspect of game development.
    .................David Marston

    #70 12 days ago
    Quoted from dmarston:

    Todd Tuckey and his trusty sidekick Frank Lindenmuth will be at Pintastic New England again in 2019. This time, they will answer questions about game repair. To get the full "TNT treatment" in the answer, please submit questions in advance using this form:
    https://tntamusements.com/2019-pintastic-seminar/
    The questions will be used to make a seminar that is both entertaining and packed with information you can use in maintaining your own games....[see post #54 for the rest]

    I spoke to Frank today. He and Todd are planning to come, with Frank doing more of the talking than he has in the past. He's got one solid question that he can answer in depth, plus some questions of narrow interest. If you have a question, please submit it soon!
    .................David Marston

    #71 12 days ago

    Is there a list of the seminar speakers and times? I did not see one here or on the website.
    Thanks
    Blake

    #72 12 days ago
    Quoted from Blake:

    Is there a list of the seminar speakers and times? I did not see one here or on the website.
    Thanks
    Blake

    Speakers are on the web site. Sced will be up soon

    #73 12 days ago
    Quoted from dannunz:

    Speakers are on the web site. Sced will be up soon

    Right on. I did see who was coming. I will be on the look out for their schedule.
    thanks
    Blake

    #74 11 days ago

    OK, here's the schedule of times for the seminar program for 2019....

    Friday morning:
    9:30 AM Eric Stone: Improve Your Pinball Play
    11:00 AM Reserved for late-breaking news

    Friday afternoon:
    12:30 PM Butch Peel: Deep Dive into the chocolate (Willy Wonka pinball)
    1:30 PM Custom game builders panel
    2:30 PM Tim Sexton: From Competing to Coding (featuring Black Knight: Sword of Rage)
    3:30 PM Todd Tuckey & Frank Lindenmuth answer submitted tech questions

    Friday evening:
    5:30 PM Willy Wonka celebrity meet-and-greet Friday edition
    Requires Friday CE pass as well as Friday show admission
    7:00 PM Podcasters panel
    9:00 PM Bowen Kerins: Exploring Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle

    Saturday morning:
    9:00 AM Willy Wonka celebrity meet-and-greet, Saturday edition
    Requires Saturday CE pass as well as Saturday show admission
    10:30 AM Eric Meunier talks about his work as a game designer

    Saturday afternoon:
    12:00 Noon Joe Balcer: Pinball: How Did I Get Here?
    1:00 PM Chris Franchi talks about his work as an artist
    2:00 PM Panel: 3 Willy Wonka stars: Peter Ostrum, Paris Themmen, and Julie Dawn Cole
    3:00 PM Chris Granner talks about his work as a sound designer
    4:00 PM Steve Ritchie with Tim Sexton
    Autograph session starts at about 5:00

    Saturday evening:
    6:30 PM Jack Guarnieri: JJP update

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    #75 3 days ago

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    #76 3 days ago

    No actual worms are harmed in the making of that beer. It's just Worcester's version of civic pride.
    .................David Marston

    #77 2 days ago

    Here are biographies of a couple more of the people who will be on our podcasters panel Friday night. The famous Slam Tilt Podcast guys:

    Bruce has been in the hobby since 1984. He has owned over 260 games. He was a major contributor to the (now defunct) Rochester Gameroom Show. He is a collector, operator, tech, and tournament player. He was the inaugural Upstate New York champion and Pinburgh finalist. He is the owner of the "world famous" Silverball Saloon located on 135 West Commercial Street, East Rochester, NY and the co-host of the incredible Slam Tilt Podcast.

    Ron has been in the hobby since 2004. He currently owns 29 games. In the early days of YouTube, he was a frequent poster of pinball videos as part of his "Home Gameroom Series" and "Pinball Show/Location Walk-through Series". He is a former Pinburgh C Division champion and the inaugural [2015] Pintastic Silverball Rumble champion. He is the host of the incredible Slam Tilt Podcast and the Slam Tilt Podcast Twitch channel. By day, he works for an Upstate NY credit union as an IT Engineer.

    Earlier postings in this thread provide biographies of many of the other presenters and panelists in our seminar program. I'm already getting inquiries from people who want to give seminars in 2020!
    .................David Marston

    #78 2 days ago
    Quoted from dmarston:

    OK, here's the schedule of times for the seminar program for 2019....
    Friday morning:
    9:30 AM Eric Stone: Improve Your Pinball Play
    11:00 AM Reserved for late-breaking news
    Friday afternoon:
    12:30 PM Butch Peel: Deep Dive into the chocolate (Willy Wonka pinball)
    1:30 PM Custom game builders panel
    2:30 PM Tim Sexton: From Competing to Coding (featuring Black Knight: Sword of Rage)
    3:30 PM Todd Tuckey & Frank Lindenmuth answer submitted tech questions
    Friday evening:
    5:30 PM Willy Wonka celebrity meet-and-greet Friday edition
    Requires Friday CE pass as well as Friday show admission
    7:00 PM Podcasters panel
    9:00 PM Bowen Kerins: Exploring Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle
    Saturday morning:
    9:00 AM Willy Wonka celebrity meet-and-greet, Saturday edition
    Requires Saturday CE pass as well as Saturday show admission
    10:30 AM Eric Meunier talks about his work as a game designer
    Saturday afternoon:
    12:00 Noon Joe Balcer: Pinball: How Did I Get Here?
    1:00 PM Chris Franchi talks about his work as an artist
    2:00 PM Panel: 3 Willy Wonka stars: Peter Ostrum, Paris Themmen, and Julie Dawn Cole
    3:00 PM Chris Granner talks about his work as a sound designer
    4:00 PM Steve Ritchie with Tim Sexton
    Autograph session starts at about 5:00
    Saturday evening:
    6:30 PM Jack Guarnieri: JJP update

    This seems like a pretty fantastic panel/event lineup! Will any of this be streamed?

    #79 2 days ago
    Quoted from wesman:

    This seems like a pretty fantastic panel/event lineup! Will any of this be streamed?

    It won’t be streamed but it will be taped and posted later on our you tube channel.

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