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!