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Announce: 2018 Fall Ann Arbor mini Pinball show Sept 29


By cfh

10 months ago



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    #51 10 months ago

    Is that Muni He on the right?

    #52 10 months ago

    Ok so you guys were right. I put up the reservation page and 25% of the tickets are already spoken for, in a 24 hour period! Holly crap i did not expect that. Since there is a max number, if you want to go to the fall 2018 Ann Arbor pinball mini-show, get a ticket reservation (sooner than later.) http://www.vfwpinball.com

    #53 10 months ago

    Never underestimate how much we love your collection and facilities.it's like Field of Dreams for pinballers.

    #54 10 months ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    Never underestimate how much we love your collection and facilities.it's like Field of Dreams for pinballers.

    Plus the weather should be better than it is in the Spring!

    #55 10 months ago
    Quoted from robotron911:

    Plus the weather should be better than it is in the Spring!

    Michigan Weather all bets are off !!!!

    #56 10 months ago

    Hey all,

    trying to get a read if there is any demand for T-shirts at this mini-event. Design would be a re-print of the same maroon color, blueprint of "Firefly" that we had at the spring show...

    Any interest?

    Thanks,
    Eric V., your friendly doorman

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    #57 10 months ago
    Quoted from EchoVictor:

    Hey all,
    trying to get a read if there is any demand for T-shirts at this mini-event. Design would be a re-print of the same maroon color, blueprint of "Firefly" that we had at the spring show...
    Any interest?
    Thanks,
    Eric V., your friendly doorman

    I already bought one....

    You hosed a hoser....

    #58 10 months ago

    One day event = poster

    #59 10 months ago
    Quoted from BMHouze:

    One day event = poster

    Was there a poster for the spring event, or am I missing the context...?

    #60 10 months ago
    Quoted from EchoVictor:

    Hey all,
    trying to get a read if there is any demand for T-shirts at this mini-event. Design would be a re-print of the same maroon color, blueprint of "Firefly" that we had at the spring show...
    Any interest?
    Thanks,
    Eric V., your friendly doorman

    Maybe a different color? I like the design, but not not so much the maroon (I bought one of the green style instead in the spring). But I'd still get the maroon if that's all you had.

    BTW, remember me and the better half? I had the C6 tee on and you mentioned you had a C5.

    #61 10 months ago

    There has been a poster for every years' spring show. But we don't make that many of them, and they are gone quickly.

    The best poster was for the first spring show. It was really awesome and we had probably 100 of them, available at the door for free. they were gone pretty much instantly. They had a montage of pinball backglasses, like 30 of them. I only have one of those posters myself!

    #62 10 months ago

    no update on how many days?

    #63 10 months ago
    Quoted from mbwalker:

    BTW, remember me and the better half? I had the C6 tee on and you mentioned you had a C5.

    Hell yeah....
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    <wave>

    Later,
    EV

    #64 10 months ago

    I still love that green EV.

    #65 10 months ago

    the number of days left before the mini show in september (and a shoutout to our neighbors in the great white north
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    #66 10 months ago
    Quoted from EchoVictor:

    Hell yeah....

    &lt;wave&gt;
    Later,
    EV

    Ahh...green, that's right! Couldn't remember the color. The C5 has some great curves, much better than my C6. I even took a picture of my Torch Red C5 from the roof just to catch the curves! What track is that? Bowling Green by chance?

    Now back to the regularly scheduled thread.

    Mark

    #67 10 months ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    the number of days left before the mini show in september (and a shoutout to our neighbors in the great white north

    More like the great white south if your crossing from Detroit

    #68 10 months ago

    Days to go.....

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    #69 10 months ago

    Don't think that is big enough to see, must enlarge. Ah better.

    #70 10 months ago

    Days to go for the show.....

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    #71 9 months ago

    for those of you attending the sep 29th show
    if you would like clay to have a fireside chat and regale you with tales of interesting service calls and repairs (and the tomfoolery that goes on behind the scenes at the VFW), please email him at: cfh@provide.net

    rumor has it that he's willing to do this, but only if he gets enough people that are interested

    ingredients for s'mores will be provided and possibly hotdogs to roast over the open fire

    #72 9 months ago

    Small Engine repair classes may be offered. Featuring the transition from Electro-mechanical to Solid State.

    #73 9 months ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    for those of you attending the sep 29th show
    if you would like clay to have a fireside chat and regale you with tales of interesting service calls and repairs (and the tomfoolery that goes on behind the scenes at the VFW), please email him at: cfh@provide.net
    rumor has it that he's willing to do this, but only if he gets enough people that are interested
    ingredients for s'mores will be provided and possibly hotdogs to roast over the open fire

    Would you be his host/moderator and lead this discussion?

    If you have seen Gary Flowers at Expo, it helps to have a moderator.

    #74 9 months ago

    JM clearly mis spoke. First off, it’s his “fire chat side”, as he prefers to call it. He is the moderator, the speaker, the hotdog roaster, the marshmallow roaster. This is his gig. I'll be there too, hopefully with some other far more important people.

    there’s a couple important points....

    1. There will be an actual fire. That is, this is held outside. And it’s after the show closes at 8 o’clock on Saturday night. Not one of these fake fire chats you see at other shows, where there’s no actual fire. How bogus is that? You must have a fire to have any sort of chat by the fire. I can’t believe the guys at all these other shows where they claim to have some sort of fire chat, but there’s no actual fire. At the VFW we give you the real deal with a real fire!

    2. You will be able to roast marshmallows and hot dogs by the real fire. That’s because there’s a be an actual fire pit to roast things and to chat next to. We will have a limited number of hotdogs and marshmallows. There is an unlimited number of sticks to put them on because there’s woods right next-door. Make sure you pick out a nice dick, Err I mean stick, before coming if you want to roast

    3. Everyone is invited to speak. Will go around and tell stories, kind of like we all used to do at Boy Scouts. But it doesn’t have to be a ghost story. It could be a regular story. It’s up to you. The moderator will ask people to raise their hand and he’ll pick someone.

    4. The cost of this fine event is nothing. You just need to have bought a Saturday ticket

    5. If things start to get boring we’ll throw JM on the fire and watch him do his fire dance

    6. Last but not least, and very important, bring your own chair. We will not have enough chairs for everybody so it’s best if you bring your own camping chair so you can sit comfortably by the fire

    #75 9 months ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    There is an unlimited number of sticks to put them on because there’s woods right next-door.

    But watch out for poison ivy during your stick-selection process!!

    #76 9 months ago

    So no Clay fireside chat? I was hoping to hear about the tomfoolery of the club. but there will be a fire? I'm still in!! nothing like chilling around a fire drinking some beers!!

    #77 9 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Small Engine repair classes may be offered. Featuring the transition from Electro-mechanical to Solid State.

    Magneto to CDI .... Is that what you mean???

    #78 9 months ago
    Quoted from Bax1:

    So no Clay fireside chat? I was hoping to hear about the tomfoolery of the club. but there will be a fire? I'm still in!! nothing like chilling around a fire drinking some beers!!

    Who's bringing the beans?

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    #79 9 months ago
    Quoted from BagAJellyDonuts:

    Who's bringing the beans?[quoted image]

    Trust me they don't need any help

    #80 9 months ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    JM clearly mis spoke. First off, it’s his “fire chat side”, as he prefers to call it. He is the moderator, the speaker, the hotdog roaster, the marshmallow roaster. This is his gig. I'll be there too, hopefully with some other far more important people.
    there’s a couple important points....
    1. There will be an actual fire. That is, this is held outside. And it’s after the show closes at 8 o’clock on Saturday night. Not one of these fake fire chats you see at other shows, where there’s no actual fire. How bogus is that? You must have a fire to have any sort of chat by the fire. I can’t believe the guys at all these other shows where they claim to have some sort of fire chat, but there’s no actual fire. At the VFW we give you the real deal with a real fire!
    2. You will be able to roast marshmallows and hot dogs by the real fire. That’s because there’s a be an actual fire pit to roast things and to chat next to. We will have a limited number of hotdogs and marshmallows. There is an unlimited number of sticks to put them on because there’s woods right next-door. Make sure you pick out a nice dick, Err I mean stick, before coming if you want to roast
    3. Everyone is invited to speak. Will go around and tell stories, kind of like we all used to do at Boy Scouts. But it doesn’t have to be a ghost story. It could be a regular story. It’s up to you. The moderator will ask people to raise their hand and he’ll pick someone.
    4. The cost of this fine event is nothing. You just need to have bought a Saturday ticket
    5. If things start to get boring we’ll throw JM on the fire and watch him do his fire dance
    6. Last but not least, and very important, bring your own chair. We will not have enough chairs for everybody so it’s best if you bring your own camping chair so you can sit comfortably by the fire

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    #81 9 months ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    JM clearly mis spoke. First off, it’s his “fire chat side”, as he prefers to call it. He is the moderator, the speaker, the hotdog roaster, the marshmallow roaster. This is his gig. I'll be there too, hopefully with some other far more important people.
    there’s a couple important points....
    1. There will be an actual fire. That is, this is held outside. And it’s after the show closes at 8 o’clock on Saturday night. Not one of these fake fire chats you see at other shows, where there’s no actual fire. How bogus is that? You must have a fire to have any sort of chat by the fire. I can’t believe the guys at all these other shows where they claim to have some sort of fire chat, but there’s no actual fire. At the VFW we give you the real deal with a real fire!
    2. You will be able to roast marshmallows and hot dogs by the real fire. That’s because there’s a be an actual fire pit to roast things and to chat next to. We will have a limited number of hotdogs and marshmallows. There is an unlimited number of sticks to put them on because there’s woods right next-door. Make sure you pick out a nice dick, Err I mean stick, before coming if you want to roast
    3. Everyone is invited to speak. Will go around and tell stories, kind of like we all used to do at Boy Scouts. But it doesn’t have to be a ghost story. It could be a regular story. It’s up to you. The moderator will ask people to raise their hand and he’ll pick someone.
    4. The cost of this fine event is nothing. You just need to have bought a Saturday ticket
    5. If things start to get boring we’ll throw JM on the fire and watch him do his fire dance
    6. Last but not least, and very important, bring your own chair. We will not have enough chairs for everybody so it’s best if you bring your own camping chair so you can sit comfortably by the fire

    That's really cool!

    #82 9 months ago

    I love fire

    #83 9 months ago

    we could have beans but has to be at the end of the night. we don't need the crop dusting

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    #84 9 months ago

    Days to go until the show...

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    #85 9 months ago

    Number of days:

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    #86 9 months ago

    It seems you have every 90's Data East except Batman. That game has eluded me to play it.

    #87 9 months ago

    Trying to figure out if I can make this show.

    #88 9 months ago
    Quoted from Sinestro:

    It seems you have every 90's Data East except Batman. That game has eluded me to play it.

    Ha, never played it either. That's a tricky one alright.

    #89 9 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Ha, never played it either. That's a tricky one alright.

    Do yourself a favor and never play it. Its as bad or worse than DE StarTrek.

    #90 9 months ago

    my personal opinion is that there's no worse DE game than StarTrek 25.
    i would own a batman. just i think they all melted or self destructed. they are really hard to find. when when you do find them, they are wasted. like dragged behind a car, wasted.

    #91 9 months ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    my personal opinion is that there's no worse DE game than StarTrek 25.
    i would own a batman. just i think they all melted or self destructed. they are really hard to find. when when you do find them, they are wasted. like dragged behind a car, wasted.

    I've seen a few for sale over the years that were in excellent condition.

    #92 9 months ago

    There is a pretty good looking Visual Pinball version of Batman available if you know of anyone with VP you could give it a go.

    #93 9 months ago

    Been to VFW twice and really enjoyed it. Not sure if I can make this one. I asked Clay one time if he would ever consider a pinball repair class for non VFW members. Was surprised that there was not a lot of interest in that . I know he's a busy guy. I would make the drive from PA. I learned a lot from his videos , pinball ninja website and the repair guides.

    #94 9 months ago
    Quoted from MJW:

    I asked Clay one time if he would ever consider a pinball repair class for non VFW members. Was surprised that there was not a lot of interest in that ....

    There's been some talk so it might be a possibility

    #95 9 months ago

    It takes a lot of time and energy to do a repair class. we've done it before, for vfw members, and a handful of non-members. i think we did 2 or 3 classes. but my experience is that if people don't use the info immediately, it's all forgotten. So for the vfw members, this was an issue, they just don't use the info enough. that's why we haven't don't more classes. Because the whole idea was to get the VFW members better at pinball repair. But to that end, the classes just didn't seem to help.

    Instead we came up with a different idea known as "sunday sunday sunday", where we do game restores/repairs. this seemed to help a lot more, and was far less preparation and structure work.

    #96 9 months ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    I put up the reservation page and 25% of the tickets are already spoken for, in a 24 hour period!

    How does attendance look from preregistration now?

    #97 9 months ago

    Sign me up for a sun,sun,sun and help me finish bulletproofing my Williams sys 7 cpu.

    You can sell me a whole seat, but I'll only need the edge...

    #98 9 months ago

    I would be up for a class or a Sunday,Sunday,Sunday if it's ever opened to the public.

    #99 9 months ago

    Sunday Sunday Sunday's are pretty fun. Been to a couple of them, need to go to more.

    #100 9 months ago

    the sunday sunday sunday thing is more EM related. It's really hard to teach solidstate repair in that format. but EM repair works really well in that environment. we don't do them during the summer though as michigan summers are just too short.

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