After visiting the Ohio Pinball Show last weekend, the first thing that came to mind was: "This would be great in Pittsburgh!" So I'm writing to gauge the interest level on possibly putting together a "Pittsburgh Pinball Show".
Pinball is quite big in this area, as well as being the headquarters of PAPA.
While at the Ohio show, I asked a few vendors and people in general if they would be willing to haul their parts and machines to Pittsburgh for an event such as this. Most all said they would. Many of them travel to Allentown or York for those shows, so the jaunt over to Pittsburgh would be very doable.
I believe the structure in place for the Ohio show would work perfectly. Three day event, machines brought to show and sell, free play available on all machines, vendors, etc. Maybe the addition of a "Flea Market" area would also be of interest. I would gladly take any and all suggestion from you, my fellow pinball people.
Hey, maybe this is a terrible idea? I don't know yet. Looking to hear from people in the area (or way out of the area) who would be interested in supporting a show in Pittsburgh.
Thanks in advance.