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Invitation to 32nd PINBALL EXPO come play


By mikepin

4 years ago



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    #1 4 years ago

    You are invited to the
    32nd Annual PINBALL EXPO!
    Westin Chicago North Shore • Wheeling, (Chicago) Illinois

    October 12th - 16th, 2016

    Over 150 Games on
    FREE PLAY
    with a day’s admission!

    Pinball Expo offers the greatest variety of activities and events of any pinball show!

    NEW THIS YEAR!

    A new surprise presentation from STERN Pinball which will be SPECTACULAR!

    The vendor hall will be open on:
    Thursday at 6PM until Midnight
    Friday from 10AM until Midnight
    Saturday from 10 AM until Midnight as well Sunday Morning.
    The vendor hall will remain OPEN during seminars, banquet, and tournaments, but will NOT be open over night.

    The game hall will be open all night Thursday, Friday, and Saturday as in the past.

    Tour the 110,000 square foot ultra-modern NEW STERN Pinball Factory. See their latest games, and meet the founder Gary Stern!

    Meet Jersey Jack and the production team behind their latest game.

    We will have 25 unique machines for play from a local collector.

    See and play the latest boutique custom pinball machines at the Exhibit Hall.
    Add Your Name

    · Play well over 200 pinball machines in the expanded Exhibit Hall.

    · Meet both present and past pinball industry people at the Autograph Session.

    · Visit our large Exhibit Hall featuring over 40 different vendors selling everything from parts and books to back glasses and machines...and much more!

    · Enter the Two-Player Team Tournament on Friday. Visit http://www.slam-tilt.com/expo/ for complete details and to register.

    · Enter the Flip Out Tournament open to both young and old with the chance to win a BRAND NEW Stern Pinball Machine as the grand prize.
    Experience four days of educational seminars from a wide variety of presenters.

    · See our FREE Website Web Sheet showing games wanted or for sale.
    Visit: http://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqfyRwsaFsdjdGlWdURTOWJRTlpTY0VZSkttd0NRcmc&hl=en_US#gid=0
    for more information.

    · Multimorphic (http://www.multimorphic.com) Will be back with another showcase of new pinball designers and their P-ROC-based custom machines. AS well as yet-to-be-revealed-to-the-public projects will be available for play throughout the show, and their designers will be there to walk you through their designs and offer advice for your custom pinball projects.

    Attend the LTG Presentation featuring Lloyd Olson and the surprises it offers!

    Play the World's Largest Pinball Machine made by Atari, Hercules!!!
    This rare and seldom seen game will be available for FREE PLAY
    throughout the entire show.

    Expo 2016 On-Site Game Repair Available
    Pinball Expo will have a team of game repair technicians including
    Rob Anthony (314-766-4587) to fix your games and boards.

    See our website for the complete PINBALL EXPO 2016 SCHEDULE! It still shows 2015 schedule, but will be updated SOON!
    http://www.pinballexpo.net/

    Pinball Expo has a block of rooms available at a discounted rate at the
    Westin Chicago North Shore where the show is held. See https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1601288738&key=225C879A
    to make hotel reservations.

    Make your reservations NOW! We expect to sell out the hotel!!!
    See www.pinballexpo.com for all details and to register. There is still exhibit space available and we welcome you to bring your games to show or sell.

    *** Also mark your calendars for another great pinball show OHIO PINBALL SHOW next March. See http://ohiopinballshow.com/ for all details.
    If you have any questions please email or call:
    Mike Pacak : (330) 518-3141 mgpacak@aol.com

    #2 4 years ago

    OOOhhhhh, Ill be there!!! Trying Again this Year!

    #3 4 years ago

    Midnight? Pfft

    #4 4 years ago

    Group rate already sold out for Oct 12 to the 16th. WOW!!
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    Added over 4 years ago: Thanks for getting more rooms allocated. Get yours fast.

    #5 4 years ago

    Been going for years and this year will be no exception! Looking forward to it.

    #6 4 years ago

    Will check with hotel should be more rooms

    #7 4 years ago

    There are shows with more games, and more tournaments, but there isn't a show like Expo when it comes to everything else. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

    #8 4 years ago

    Now how are we going to "celebrate" in IL, Aurich?

    #9 4 years ago

    I think the game room is still open all nightlong

    #10 4 years ago

    Mike,
    do you know when the Paypal registration will open?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    #11 4 years ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Now how are we going to "celebrate" in IL, Aurich?

    Some celebration is going to be in order, that's for sure!

    #12 4 years ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Now how are we going to "celebrate" in IL, Aurich?

    I know a guy Art

    #13 4 years ago

    Room booked, Stern Extravaganza check, going on a 13 hour road trip with5 buddies to get there priceless! Can't wait, this will be my third expo and I'm sure it will be the best!

    #14 4 years ago

    How nice to be invited....
    Thanks Mike.

    #16 4 years ago

    Can't wait ! This is looking to be a great Expo !

    LTG : )

    #17 4 years ago

    Thanks, Hilton! Enough said!

    I think this will be a very good show, even though some of my friends are backing off....

    Why? New games, old friends and an Insane 30th Anniversary Party!!!

    Also, Ill be there!!!!

    Just FYI, Southwest has a sale through today, I booked Round trip tickets from Orlando for $119 a person!! Wow!

    I believe another airline sale is scheduled for August 23.....early booking, lower costs, more money to party, and spend!!!

    #18 4 years ago

    The 2016 schedule is now up.

    #19 4 years ago

    Yahooooooo!!! Can't wait!!!

    #20 4 years ago

    The buffet dinner on Wednesday is terrific. Thanks Mike for continuing to provide it.

    Reservations made. see you there.

    #21 4 years ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Just FYI, Southwest has a sale through today, I booked Round trip tickets from Orlando for $119 a person!! Wow

    Not sure what was going on that day but I was able to book round trip on united non stop for $76 . Not as far away as you but it's the cheapest I paid in years for the expo.

    #22 4 years ago

    Is there any consideration of multiple bracelets to wear for different days? Wearing one bracelet for 4 or 5 days, is a little gross.

    #23 4 years ago

    I hope you dont mind a public post on Tickets.

    I see $25 pre purchase and $30 at the door for Vendor and Game hall admission, correct?
    And the Stern Tour is Thursday Morning, at $50.
    To Purchase 2 days of admission, Friday and Saturday, but wanting to go on the tour on Thursday,
    Im not sure how to do this with the supplied form.

    How can I do this?

    Can we drive to the Stern Factory to meet the group for this tour?
    Does Stern have, as I was told from last year, a tour on Friday?

    #24 4 years ago

    Can't wait to see everyone there! This will be my first expo.

    #25 4 years ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Can we drive to the Stern Factory to meet the group for this tour?
    Does Stern have, as I was told from last year, a tour on Friday?

    Email Mike and ask. Some people drove over in the past.

    No tour on Friday, Stern will be to busy at Expo and their event.

    LTG : )

    #26 4 years ago

    Was able to swing a couple days to come out and check out Expo this year! Not as long as I'd like, but long enough to get a taste of it!

    Looking forward to seeing what it's all about!

    #27 4 years ago

    Yesterday, I was able to purchase the full registration package on the EXPO website via PayPal. Today, the link is no longer there. Does anyone know what that is all about? I hope my PayPal registration was captured.

    #28 4 years ago

    I'm in! Got the "special rate" for Wed-Thur through the OP's link, then separately had to book Friday night at full price ... bummer there. LTG's party will be worth it for Friday.

    #29 4 years ago
    Quoted from KingBW:

    separately had to book Friday night at full price

    Ouch!!!!

    #30 4 years ago

    I was ther last year and look forward to being there this year. I met a few pinside people but look forward to meeting more this year.

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    #31 4 years ago

    Hopefully it's done by expo...

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    #32 4 years ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    Hopefully it's done by expo...

    Looks cool

    #33 4 years ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    Hopefully it's done by expo...

    You're not right in the head, Jay.

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    #34 4 years ago
    Quoted from icust298:

    Is there any consideration of multiple bracelets to wear for different days? Wearing one bracelet for 4 or 5 days, is a little gross.

    Come find me if yours is ratty.

    You can call me if I am running around using the Expo Hotline: (224) 279-1545

    Andrew

    #35 4 years ago
    Quoted from Compy:

    Can't wait to see everyone there! This will be my first expo.

    Awesome! See oyu there, thanks for coming!!

    Andrew

    #36 4 years ago
    Quoted from Joe_Blasi:

    I think the game room is still open all nightlong

    Correct, the midnight times are just the Vendor Hall. Also, the hall is open during the banquet this year!

    Andrew

    #37 4 years ago

    It's going to be a fascinating Expo this year.

    In 2014, Dutch Pinball made a big impression with The Big Lebowski at Expo. I think Heighway Pinball has the opportunity to make a similar splash this year. While WOZ and TH have made an impact in the last few years with their use of modern technology, deep rulesets and a larger LCD, it seems that they have been somewhat held back (on here at least) by mixed opinions about their layouts. Alien has a solid playfield design and this, combined with its popular theme, large backbox LCD, playfield LCD and the impressive sound design which we have already heard snippets of, may present some real competition for Stern. This of course depends on what Stern comes up with in Batman 66.

    Then, of course, we have the possibility of the reveal of JJP's third game. I, however, feel that it is unlikely that it will be shown just yet.

    Exciting times, bring it on!

    #38 4 years ago

    Several new games to be unveiled at PINBALL Expo this year Its a MUST GO year come plat with us

    #39 4 years ago

    Is there any way to paypal for the expo admission or do you have to mail a check?

    #40 4 years ago

    Anyone know what these "We will have 25 unique machines for play from a local collector." will be?

    If anything, can't go wrong with a bunch of great EM classics!

    #41 4 years ago
    Quoted from luvthatapex2:

    Is there any way to paypal for the expo admission or do you have to mail a check?

    Website says 'paypal coming soon', but not sure how long that's been up for. Hopefully available soon.

    #42 4 years ago

    There is areal good chance 4 new games will be released at this years Pinball EXPO its a must come see www.pinballexpo.com for all details call with any questions mike 330 5183141

    #43 4 years ago
    Quoted from mikepin:

    There is areal good chance 4 new games will be released at this years Pinball EXPO its a must come see http://www.pinballexpo.com for all details call with any questions mike 330 5183141

    what 4 new games?

    Alien, BM66, JJP3, and the next remake title?
    or 4 games besides those?

    #44 4 years ago

    s/dominos/JJP3/

    #45 4 years ago

    cant say yet does not count remake or DOMINO actually could be 5

    #46 4 years ago
    Quoted from mikepin:

    cant say yet does not count remake or DOMINO actually could be 5

    Looks like I picked the right year to attend!

    #47 4 years ago

    Secret Grumblings have been gossiped around, but yes, there are surprises expected....or so I am told too....

    #48 4 years ago

    Looking forward to the show. BNL Rock.......... JJP might bring some excitement! Shows ramping up to be great.

    #49 4 years ago

    The stakes just got higher with the Stern price increase, will be interesting to see what competition they have.

    #50 4 years ago

    Paypal link is back up on Expo website.

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