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Coin-Op Carnival - A New E.M. Focused Publication

By RyanClaytor

81 days ago

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    #101 63 days ago
    Quoted from bingopodcast:

    Yes, there is a notes section in the checkout - we'll be happy to autograph if desired!

    Spoke too soon! Paypal has removed the notes field. I've added a second type of book, selected by default, which will get you the autographed copy. You can also select a plain copy (or copies) without autographs if you desire.

    This will also allow you to choose multiple types in case you wanted pristine and graffiti-ed.

    #102 62 days ago

    just ordered the book, thank you

    #103 62 days ago

    Same here, looking forward to reading through it. Hopefully the next edition won't be too far away.

    #104 62 days ago

    This looks like a must have. Going to pick one up at TPF today!

    #105 62 days ago

    Graffitied for me. Can’t wait to get mine.

    #106 62 days ago

    Just ordered and looking forward to the read.

    Best of luck guys!


    #107 62 days ago

    Got my C-O C ordered with autographs!
    Hoping they are theirs! And not signed by random people.

    Kidding of course.

    Had to order some of that swag I ogled earlier too.

    Can't wait to read!

    Thanks guys!!!

    #108 62 days ago

    Ordered one of everything you had available, looking forward to checking out the first issue when it arrives!

    #109 62 days ago

    “Additional volumes will follow roughly every other year.”

    That’s a long wait

    #110 62 days ago
    Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

    That’s a long wait

    That's when good things come I hear...YMMV

    #111 62 days ago

    Ordered mine this morning,
    but i will want it autographed in person,
    just to insure the autograph is genuine.

    #112 62 days ago

    Will you guys be around when the show opens on Sunday morning? I can only attend for an hour or two Sunday morning early. Great stuff!

    #113 61 days ago

    Watching the panel now on Twitch. That beginning with an overview of pinball publications through the last 100+ years was nuts, so many I had never even heard of. I wonder if anyone is archiving those decades old magazines, I would love to see some of them. The Coin-Op Carnival is in very good company.

    #114 61 days ago

    I'm looking to pick up a copy at TPF but I can't find where they are.

    #115 61 days ago

    Ryan - we have looked all over the floor for your booth and can’t find it. Where are you located?

    #116 61 days ago
    Quoted from jfh:

    Ryan - we have looked all over the floor for your booth and can’t find it. Where are you located?

    We are located right beside Spooky Pinball - hope you all were able to find us earlier!

    We will be here on Sunday as well.

    #117 60 days ago

    We are in a little alcove right behind Spooky Pinball. If you see those two Alice Coopers, we're directly behind them. You can see our banner and the Multi-Bingo peaking out on the right side of this picture below:

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    #118 60 days ago

    Just remembered to order this bump...thx!

    #119 60 days ago

    Ordered mine

    #120 60 days ago

    I'll get my copy at PATZ.
    I hope to get another cool autograph that way.
    Ryan's contributions to Drop Target are very well done, as is the whole thing.
    Coin Op Carnival looks great!
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    #121 60 days ago

    Congratulations on winning the award for the Multi Bingo game Nick!

    My wife and I enjoyed the time you spent showing us how it worked and teaching us how to play. What an absolutely awesome game!

    I hope you both have great success with the series. The only issue I see is that the price of your first issue is too low

    To Pinsiders at large - if you have any interest at all in pinball history, this should be required reading.

    #122 59 days ago

    Wow!!! What a whirlwind weekend and an extremely warm welcome from the pinball community at the 2019 Texas Pinball Festival for the launch of our Coin-Op Carnival series.

    Here's our booth:

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    ...and a closer look at our table:

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    We conducted a seminar on Friday night...

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    ...with special guest and noted pinball historian, Gordon Hasse:

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    who introduced us with a historical overview of pinball publications that have come before Coin-Op Carnival:

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    As we mentioned, the Texas Pinball Festival was...

    Quoted from RyanClaytor:

    liveStreaming the seminars

    ...which have now been archived here (fast forward this clip to the 09:30 mark for the start of our presentation):


    We had a lot of great reactions to the publication over the weekend, including this one from Pinside Founder, Robin van Mourik:

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    As you saw from the booth image above, Nick also brought his wonder of modern/retro mash-up technology, the Multi-Bingo machine. Nick was offering bingo pinball tutorials all weekend long to a healthy line-up of interested players:

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    At the tail end of the weekend, we attended the awards presentation:

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    Where Nick's Multi-Bingo earned the top spot for custom game of the 2019 Texas Pinball Festival!

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    1st PRIZE!!! Congratulations, Nick!!! SO well deserved!!!

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    It's hard to put into words what all this means to Nick and I, but suffice it to say, we're taken-aback and humbled by the response to all of our efforts. So...thank you...to everyone we chat with in Texas, everyone who has chimed in on the thread here, and everyone who will be keeping Nick busy upon his return to Virginia. He's still on the road as we speak, but once he arrives home, Nick has a mountain of mail order to fulfill thanks to YOU!!!

    Many more thanks,
    Ryan and Nick

    #123 59 days ago

    I just want to say congrats again on this publication! I attended the seminar and it was fascinating. Cant wait till you guys come to Houston for my wife and I to attend. Nick spent about 30 min with my wife and I teaching us how to play the bingo game. By far the most fun we had at the show. That machine is amazing and I want one NOW!

    #124 59 days ago

    Cograts Nick on 1st place
    And also to you and Ryan on your new venture
    Can’t wait to receive mine!

    #125 58 days ago

    Awesome Ryan! I've been away from the pinball world for a few years now but recently have been trying to get back in. I've been lurking on pinside and even posting some tech support in the EM forums from time to time. It's great to see you are still going strong. I'll log into your website this weekend to order my copy. Your artwork is so appealing. Congrats on the publication. I look forward to your continued success and hopefully the opportunity to meet one of these days.


    #126 57 days ago

    Ordered...and waiting with baited breath. Thank you Ryan and Nick.

    #127 57 days ago

    Thank you to all who have ordered, and all who tried the Multi-Bingo in Texas or attended our seminar! It was great to meet all of you and thank you all for your very nice words about the projects. The Multi-Bingo is now multi-award-winning!

    The response to the book release has been... overwhelming and humbling. We are very proud and excited to share this with everyone.

    Order fulfillment has begun today! I will be shipping out all orders as soon as possible, and in the order they were received. That said, there are a few options that we are already sold out of - autographed copies are no longer available, and 3XL shirts are also out of stock. I have removed these options from the site.

    #128 56 days ago
    Quoted from bingopodcast:

    3XL shirts are also out of stock

    We are large.

    #129 56 days ago
    Quoted from HookedonPinonics:

    That machine is amazing and I want one NOW!

    keep making noise until he can't ignore us any longer!

    #130 56 days ago
    Quoted from bingopodcast:

    The Multi-Bingo is now multi-award-winning!

    As it should be. Very well deserved.

    Quoted from bingopodcast:

    The response to the book release has been... overwhelming and humbling.

    The book is amazing! I picked up my copy at TPF. Congrats to both of you.

    - Gerry

    #131 55 days ago

    Hey All,

    Quoted from HookedonPinonics:

    I attended the seminar and it was fascinating.

    Thanks, HookedonPinonics! We really appreciate the sentiments. For anyone who missed it, our seminar is archived here (starting around the 09:30 mark):


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    Also, we have some more announcements; I am gearing-up for our 2nd tour stop.

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    This stop will be a solo-Ryan gig on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 6pm, and I think it's gonna be a doozy. I've been working on this presentation for almost a year, actually, and it'll be held at the Abrams Planetarium on the campus of Michigan State University where I teach. Here's a little preview:

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    Back in May of 2018, I visited Wayne Neyens (the most prolific pinball designer in history and the interview subject for Coin-Op Carnival #1) and took a 360 degree camera with me. I filmed Wayne with his last remaining pinball machine (which he has a great story about) and also filmed another short interview in his home office, where he has a wall of memorabilia and he describes the significance of those pieces. This footage is really immersive and with the 360 dome presentation, it really feels like you're in Wayne's home as he tells these stories. I've been hard at work editing this video to include high resolution photographs of Wayne's memorabilia, inset video of the pinball machine in action as Wayne takes it through its paces, as well as manually subtitling the entire video. In addition to that, I'll be talking about the publication and the process it took to get our publication to where it is today. After the presentation we'll have a book signing party in the lobby of the planetarium, where we'll have a handful of Wayne Neyens designed games on free play for all to enjoy. On top of all that, admission is free, but space is limited so I'd suggest arriving early if you'd like to secure a seat.

    The planetarium even set up a facebook event for it:


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    In other logistics:


    ...we (read: mainly Nick) have been shipping our little hearts out. So much that we ran out of shipping supplies(!??!). I handed Nick A BUNCH of supplies and books at Texas last weekend and was aghast to hear that all shipping materials have been used. All that to say, Nick and his very understanding wife packed and shipped the majority of the book orders we received since our launch, however there are still a number in the queue that are on hold until we receive said shipping supplies. We want to make sure this arrives to you safely, so thank you in advance for your patience. We'll update this thread when the supplies arrive. Just trying to be as transparent as possible here.

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    Quoted from HookedonPinonics:

    I just want to say congrats again on this publication!

    Quoted from Pafasa:

    Congrats on the publication.

    Quoted from Liftserv:

    Can’t wait to receive mine!

    Quoted from 4Max:

    waiting with baited breath

    Quoted from gstellenberg:

    The book is amazing!

    ...we really can't thank you enough for all your support. It's make the past 2+ years of work feel justified.

    Our sincerest gratitude,

    #132 55 days ago
    Quoted from RyanClaytor:

    This footage is really immersive and with the 360 dome presentation, it really feels like you're in Wayne's home as he tells these stories.


    #133 55 days ago
    Quoted from RyanClaytor:

    we ran out of shipping supplies

    A good problem to have. I put together as many packages as I had supplies and product. More of each are on the way.

    My local post office told me to stop sending so many packages each day (but I won't until all orders are fulfilled... or I will make Ryan do the fulfillment, haha!). The post office and I have come to an understanding. I'll be testing their patience again tomorrow morning when I bring a bunch of international orders (I try to make life easy by pre-filling the customs forms and etc. - hopefully it works for them)!

    As Ryan said, thank you for your patience. The response has been really, really amazing, and obviously exceeded our expectations!

    As soon as I have what I need, I'll be sending the orders out.

    #134 55 days ago

    Seriously trying to figure out if I can manage the four-hour trip each way to see Ryan's 360 presentation without my wife killing me. Already have pinball stuff scheduled the following three weekends, including two more Michigan trips.

    Fuck it, time to move. Michigan beer is better anyway.

    #135 55 days ago

    Read my copy the other night, great publication by some great dudes.

    #136 55 days ago

    Got ours today! Looks great, can't wait to dive into it!

    #137 55 days ago

    Did I miss anything? Need... more...

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    #138 55 days ago

    Mine arrived today too. Can’t wait to dive in. Excellent packing.

    #139 55 days ago

    Thank you - excellent to see everyone starting to receive theirs. Another note to say that this is the initial wave of orders, and more are going out every day (in the order that they were purchased), however, I am currently waiting on supplies to send the remaining orders. Thank you all for your patience.

    Quoted from Ballypin:

    Excellent packing.

    Regarding the packaging: I am really glad to hear that - I was quite concerned. This is something Ryan has been through many times now, but it was all new to me. Happy that it is arriving safely!


    #140 55 days ago
    Quoted from Ballypin:

    Mine arrived today too. Can’t wait to dive in. Excellent packing.

    Really, _really_ excellent packing - I had to break out a knife to get into it.

    #141 55 days ago
    Quoted from Ballypin:

    Mine arrived today too. Can’t wait to dive in. Excellent packing.

    Got mine (and the Tee-Shirt) today. And By the way:
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    ****************************************** BEST BARCODE EVER!!! ******************************************

    And I intend to wear the tee at Wondercon tomorrow.

    #142 55 days ago

    Got mine today also. Looks great, cant wait to read it cover to cover. A few old man bitches though. While the packaging was great for protection of product, it was a bitch to get open, nearly stabbed myself with the steak knife i use for letter opener. Also the print was kinda small for us old blind geezers, especially the title page and letters page. I realize you got to keep it small to fit it all into your format, so going to have to get out the magnireaders and bright light. Also the blue typeface is a little hard for me to read, but understand your need to contrast questions and answers. Overall all very happy with purchase and appreciate both you guys hard work and dedication to the hobby. Cheers

    #143 55 days ago
    Quoted from girloveswaffles:

    Got mine (and the Tee-Shirt) today. And By the way:
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    ****************************************** BEST BARCODE EVER!!! ******************************************
    And I intend to wear the tee at Wondercon tomorrow.

    It is the first thing Paul pointed out to me! Nice touch!

    #144 55 days ago
    Quoted from Pablito350:

    It is the first thing Paul pointed out to me! Nice touch!

    The other supprise:

    Page 4 panel 2: Williams Penny Pitch!

    I think I'm going to need a bigger Easter Basket!

    #145 55 days ago

    Nice spot! This is going to be chock full of easter egg goodness!

    #146 55 days ago

    Holy crap, this publication is WAY beyond words to express how detailed and well conceived the story and material is presented. It is such a joy to turn each page and take in all that Nick and Ryan have labored over. I purposely put it down this evening part way through Wayne's interview to not devour it in one sitting. I lovingly put it back in it's plastic sleeve to keep it mint. The bookmark was another extra bonus. WAY underpriced for what you have created. Well done gentlemen !

    #147 54 days ago

    Thank you for your kind words about the book! We are so pleased to have people reading it after all this time.

    By the way, that bookmark doubles as a sticker for your toolbox, refrigerator, car bumper, etc. (I use them as bookmarks as well).

    #148 54 days ago

    BEWARE! I received mine yesterday and after using a blow torch to open the packaging I can tell you that I think the autographs are fake. They were signed in crayon and contained backward letters.

    Kudos guys. Just getting started but love the Neyens interview, graphics and overall format. A quality piece with some great information.

    #149 54 days ago

    Received my copy yesterday. As others have pointed out...super careful packaging and a real neat bar code. Realistically, though, would rather have a well protected parcel than a flimsy one that would undoubtedly get damaged in transport.

    Very entertaining and well done. Nice to read background on one of my favorite games, Mystic Marvel, and the always-interesting information on Wayne Neyens.

    Great job, guys. Thanks!

    #150 54 days ago

    Just got mine!!!! Can't wait to read!

    I was a little worried about it because, since I ordered a shirt too, mine came shirt and book in a padded envelope, which my mail lady was kind enough to fold and wad up into my mailbox with door left open. Local mail is horrible....always leave door open, fold EVERY magazine, envelope, and post card I get in half, have hung boxes off of the flag in bags, broke flag off jamming big package in mailbox, etc...

    Luckily, because it was wrapped inside shirt and had a backing, it wasn't damaged....MAN, I would have had it out with mail lady; lol.

    I plan on ordering another copy (and possibly another shirt) as a gift soon, but I may order separate next time (I don't mind the extra postage) just to ensure book comes in this almost armored packaging you guys are talking about.

    Anyway, like I said, LOVE the items and can't dive into reading it fast enough!

    EVERYTHING looks like nice quality (especially for the price!) and I am very pleased!

    Thanks guys!

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