Grand Ole Gameroom Expo, Nashville, Nov 11-13, 2016


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#1 1 year ago

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The Grand Ole Gameroom Expo is taking place November 11-13, 2016 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, right outside of Nashville, TN. We have 20,000 sq ft of event space. It is an arcade and pinball expo. There is room for a lot of machines, vendors, etc. We have a special room rate available for the event so consider staying at the Marriott.

If you bring games to the event we are giving away free weekend passes and entries to win a new VPCabs Virtual Pinball Machine. One entry per machine.

You can visit the website at http://www.GrandOleExpo.com for details. Tickets are now on sale, and we are ready to start taking signups to bring games.

Details on tournaments and signups for volunteers will come later.

I hope you are excited about the event and plan to attend. A lot of the success depends on collectors bringing machines and getting involved. Contact me with any questions. You can email me through the website.

VPCabs Virtual Pinball Machine

#2 1 year ago

I was not aware of this show. I got knocked out of going to the Louisville arcade expo this year due to personal reasons so now I am going to look forward to this one.

#3 1 year ago

Flip N Out Pinball will be there!

#4 1 year ago

Will be there, looking forward to it!

#5 1 year ago

Looking forward to seeing you again Larry. Will there be food/drinks?

#6 1 year ago

Anyone else having occasional issues with the site?

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#7 1 year ago

Sweet!

I was just lamenting the fact that most of these pin shows are NOT close to me in the Carolinas...

I have a client in Cool Springs (nice town too, btw!).... i have a feeling they are going to need a meeting with me on Friday Nov11th!

#8 1 year ago

Awesome! Adding this to the calendar.

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from Crash:

Anyone else having occasional issues with the site?

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Looks like I need to call GoDaddy. Thanks for pointing this out. Let me know if you see the error again. It must be an intermittent issue.

#10 1 year ago

Looking forward to it

#11 1 year ago

super excited!

#12 1 year ago

I don't see it on November's calendar.

#13 1 year ago

As soon as this was announced I was talking this up to the other guys and gals in Alabama. My first thought was "wouldn't it be awesome if in another year or two this could become a PAPA circuit event". There are just not enough of those in the entire East, let alone the Southeast. We will support you and hopefully be bringing some pins to the show!

#14 1 year ago

This looks fun! Is the show at that same hotel? And the game room is 24 hours? If I can swing this, I'll bring a game too.

#15 1 year ago

Anyone plan on bringing a Hobbit?

#16 1 year ago

I bet Larry will bring a Hobbit. Flip N Out Pinball

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

This looks fun! Is the show at that same hotel? And the game room is 24 hours? If I can swing this, I'll bring a game too.

Expo is at the hotel. There is also a bar and restaurant inside the hotel. It won't be 24 hours, but it will be open late. Probabaly till 4:00 am Friday and Saturday night.

#18 1 year ago
Quoted from UberArcade:

Expo is at the hotel. There is also a bar and restaurant inside the hotel. It won't be 24 hours, but it will be open late. Probabaly till 4:00 am Friday and Saturday night.

great! thanks for the info. Not for sure I can make it yet, but I will do my best!

#19 1 year ago

Website is still having some problems...same error message, intermittent.

I went ahead and added the event to the calendar. What are the opening hours?

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from Crash:

Website is still having some problems...same error message, intermittent.
I went ahead and added the event to the calendar. What are the opening hours?

Here are the show hours.

Friday 4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

2 weeks later
#22 1 year ago

I'm super excited for this! Looks like it will be the first expo I'll finally be able to actually go to since getting into this hobby three years ago.

2 months later
#23 1 year ago

Any more news about this? I'd still like to attend and possibly bring a game.

#24 1 year ago

Game room open until 4:00? Count this night owl in! Thanks for the coozie at SFGE that reminded me of the show. Like the TN pinball folk a lot!

#25 1 year ago
Quoted from LOTR_breath:

Any more news about this? I'd still like to attend and possibly bring a game.

I haven't made many announcements recently. It is coming together though. It is about time for me to start making regular updates on guests, tournaments, etc. Just been waiting till it got a little closer. The place will be full of games for sure.

Yep, the Main Ballroom will be open till 4:00am. I am considering having the console rooms open all night, but not sure yet. I'll have a lot of xbox 360s networked together. Might be fun to just keep it going all night. I am making sure the hotel has the bar open late too. I think they have to stop serving at 2am or 3.

You can sign up to bring games on the website now. It helps with the planning if people sign up early. http://grandoleexpo.com/

3 weeks later
#26 1 year ago

What's a good abbreviation for this event? OGRE?

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#27 1 year ago
Quoted from Crash:

What's a good abbreviation for this event? OGRE?

There goes the rest of my work day. I knew better than to get on pinside. Now I have to think of good ways to abbreviate the name.

OGRE is cool though. Not sure I can top it. GOGX? I have no idea. Let me drink on it tonight and maybe the answer will become evident.

Btw, I have decided to take the console room up a notch and have a whole lot of modern gaming going on. I am pretty excited about the games and tournaments planned. My basement is also becoming flooded with game systems and TV's. Crazy. I'll start making announcements on that soon.

1 week later
#28 1 year ago

Any Stern distributors confirmed for this event? I'm looking to buy a pin and pick it up at the show...

#29 1 year ago
Quoted from demaximis:

Any Stern distributors confirmed for this event? I'm looking to buy a pin and pick it up at the show...

The Pinball Company will be there. They are a dealer. And Flip N Out Pinball will be there. I think either can get you a Stern pin.

#31 1 year ago

Wow. This might be able to work for me. Hopefully I will be there. This would be my first expo.

#32 1 year ago
Quoted from HighProtein:

Pinball Tournaments?

I am working on a tournament. Nothing concrete yet.

#33 1 year ago

Any virtual pins planned for the show? I'd love to see a VirtuaPin or something with head tracking running Future or Zen Pinball!

1 week later
#34 1 year ago

Time to announce a new Sponsor and our main giveaway...

Bring a Game to Nashville and win a VPcabs Virtual Pinball Machine

Bring ONE machine, you will receive:
• ONE Free Weekend Pass
• ONE entry to win the Pinball Machine

Bring MULTIPLE machines:
• Up to FOUR Free Weekend Passes
• ONE entry to win for each machine you bring

To register your game visit http://grandoleexpo.com/bring-a-game/

To learn more about VPCabs visit their website at https://virtualpinball.com/

VPCabs Virtual Pinball

1 week later
#35 1 year ago

If you are planning to stay at the Marriott you will want to book your room soon. The expo rate is discounted from their standard rate of $180 to $109 a night. A lot of the rooms have already been taken. The expo is going late into the night so you don't want to miss out.

Use the button on our website to get the expo rate. http://grandoleexpo.com/hotel/

Franklin Marriott

2 weeks later
#36 1 year ago

This is going to be a great event. We will be set up there and bringing lots of games for people to play and check out our plating and powder coating work. The guy putting this event on is a top notch dude. Come to Nashvegas and hang out with us!
Chris
http://www.pinballplating.com

1 week later
#37 1 year ago

I'm happy to announce Aurcade will be running our arcade tournament on Saturday. We are still working out which machines will be in it. May have a few pins in the tournament list as well. The nice thing is we are offering a guaranteed first place prize of $500 on the main tournament.

Also be sure to book your hotel room by Oct 20th or you may not get the discounted rate of $109 down from the standard $180. The room block and discounted rate expire before the event. Use the link on my website to get the discount http://grandoleexpo.com/hotel/

Hope to see you there!

#38 1 year ago

Is there a list of machines that are going to be here or can we get an approximate number? My friend and I may be interested in attending if there won't be a line to play some great older machines.

#39 1 year ago
Quoted from Beyndtstng:

Is there a list of machines that are going to be here or can we get an approximate number? My friend and I may be interested in attending if there won't be a line to play some great older machines.

It is too early to post an official list. Things are constantly changing. I'm getting new games pledged frequently. Some may not actually show up or they could stop working. I am over 100 right now. I'm planning on 200. So I have more people to reach out to. Still time to sign up to bring a game and win that VPCabs pin.

I'm working on getting some super rare titles here, but I won't say till I know for sure.

I think our extended show hours will help a lot with the lines. We will also have a beer tour organized for Saturday to go hit some great Nashville spots. Small fee for transportation provided. So that may take some people away from the machines for a while during peak time.

Some on the list:
Black Knight
Target Alpha
Wizard!
Earthshaker
Capersville
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Capcom vs SNK
Gauntlet
All 3 DK
Bump n Jump
Pro Monaco GP
Dragon's Lair
Track and Field
Gyruss
Alien Syndrome
Neo Geo's
Stocker
Ikari Warriors
Kung Fu Master
Karate Champ
Rancho pin
Middle Earth pin
Robotron
Zoo Keeper
Elevator Action
Battlezone
Mr Do
Double Dragon
Satan's Hollow
Super Mario Bros pin
House of the Dead
Arkanoid
Tempest
Mad Planets
Major Havoc
The Hobbit pin
Medieval Madness

#40 1 year ago

It looks from the list that there are a lot of arcade machines on the list. Would you say this is more an arcade expo with pinball machines or a pinball expo with arcade machines? Thank you for the info.

#41 1 year ago

I am bringing pins not on the list, I'm going to bet it's half and half, which I think will be nice.

#42 1 year ago
Quoted from Beyndtstng:

It looks from the list that there are a lot of arcade machines on the list. Would you say this is more an arcade expo with pinball machines or a pinball expo with arcade machines? Thank you for the info.

Yeah, there will be a lot of pins as well. Probably close to half. I'm shooting for half anyway. A lot of those arcade machines listed are mine so they are safe to put on a public list. There is a reason I don't like putting a list out early. A lot of collectors commit to bring x number of pins or arcade games, but the actual titles I don't know till I get closer. A lot of wheelin' n' dealin' goes on to get the games here.

#43 1 year ago
Quoted from UberArcade:

I'm happy to announce Aurcade will be running our arcade tournament on Saturday. We are still working out which machines will be in it. May have a few pins in the tournament list as well. The nice thing is we are offering a guaranteed first place prize of $500 on the main tournament.
Also be sure to book your hotel room by Oct 20th or you may not get the discounted rate of $109 down from the standard $180. The room block and discounted rate expire before the event. Use the link on my website to get the discount http://grandoleexpo.com/hotel/
Hope to see you there!

This is confusing. Are you saying there won't be a true pinball tournament? Is so you can probably count me out. I mean, I was hoping to see this on the PAPA circuit in a few years.

#44 1 year ago
Quoted from LOTR_breath:

This is confusing. Are you saying there won't be a true pinball tournament? Is so you can probably count me out. I mean, I was hoping to see this on the PAPA circuit in a few years.

I'm working on a pinball tournament as well. Not ready to announce the specifics.

That was the Aurcade tournament announcement. They like to mix a few pins in the arcade lineup which I think is cool. There will be more going on than just the Aurcade one.

#45 1 year ago

Will the tourney be for some WPPRs? It would be nice if you could do it. I love WPPRs.

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#46 11 months ago

I've already got my reservations made and am planning on bringing 3 pins. I have the following to choose from, all nicely restored and playing pretty good: Butterfly, Pioneer, Firepower, Hot Line, Hurricane, The Amazing Spiderman, and Power Play.

I do have a question: is there going to be a vendor area, and if we were wanting to offer pinball related T-shirts would that be possible?

We have a group coming from West Tennessee and we've already talked about throwing together an indy tournament if there doesn't happen to be one set up by then. I've run a few local tournaments for Memphis Pinball. All you need is the Brackelope app and a few willing participants and some pins to play on.

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#47 11 months ago

Any chance on American Pinball coming to the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo?

#48 11 months ago

Any more updates on the show? Vendors, distributors and or vids/pins?

Thanks and looking forward to it.

#49 11 months ago
Quoted from Tazmancat:

Any chance on American Pinball coming to the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo?

I haven't talked to anybody from there.

#50 11 months ago
Quoted from eXitStrategy:

Any more updates on the show? Vendors, distributors and or vids/pins?
Thanks and looking forward to it.

Yeah, lots going on.

Let's see, my house is full of game consoles and TV's. Also picking up a nice Maximum Force tomorrow. Not a classic, but still fun.

Arcade Headquarters is a new vendor.

And I have another group of machines that is scheduled to be at the expo including:
Hobbit
Monster Bash
Scared Stiff
Walking Dead
Back to the Future
Popeye
Royal Rumble
Indianapolis 500
Last Action Hero
Dirty Harry
Gilligan's Island
Rollergames
Terminator 2
Class of 1812
Monday Night Football
Whirlwind
Black Hole
Johnny Mnemonic
Congo
Diner
Godzilla
No Fear
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Few more vids:
Warlords cocktail
Demolition Derby 4 player
Crossbow
Power Stone

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