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Look out Texas! Here we come! (Update: all clear, we're back home)


By robin

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    Hi good people of Texas and Louisiana!

    My brother Martijn and I will be attending the Texas Pinball Festival in less than two weeks! We will fly into Dallas on Wednesday the 16th, attend TPF and travel around the area for about two weeks!

    The main goal for this trip is meeting as many Pinsiders as possible and get inspiration and ideas for Pinside. Listen to your feedback and suggestions. Buy beer for the moderators. That sort of stuff! And of course play a lot of pinball

    If you would like to hook up, send me a PM! There are still some holes in the schedule, so maybe we can meet up or check out your awesome gameroom or visit local cool pinball places.

    Our itinerary looks something like this...

    March 16	Wednesday	Landing in DFW (Dallas Fort Worth)
    March 17	Thursday	Dallas area
    March 18	Friday		TPF
    March 19	Saturday	TPF
    March 20	Sunday		TPF
    March 21	Monday		Fort Worth Area
    March 22	Tuesday		Dallas area
    March 23	Wednesday	Austin
    March 24	Thursday	Austin
    March 25	Friday		Drive to Tigerlaw (Lake Charles)
    March 26	Saturday	Lake Charles area, then drive to New Orleans
    March 27	Sunday		New Orleans
    March 28	Monday		New Orleans
    March 29	Tuesday		New Orleans
    March 30	Wednesday	New Orleans
    March 31	Thursday	Flying out of New Orleans, back to safety :-)

    Looking forward to meet many Pinsiders!

    #2 3 years ago

    Have a fun safe trip boys....!!!..............Joey

    #4 3 years ago

    Should be an epic vacation. Remember to self moderate.
    See you guys at TPF.
    And hoping for good weather on Sat Mar 26.

    #5 3 years ago

    Looking forward to having you guys over for the second part of the Lake Charles pinball party!

    #6 3 years ago

    I wish I could come too... Enjoy the trip!

    #7 3 years ago

    Let's connect in Austin.

    Can take y'all out in the evenings to some amazing places and sneak some day time in a few great spots that make Austin awesome.

    #8 3 years ago
    Quoted from labnip:

    Let's connect in Austin.

    ...and by "connect" you mean...???

    #9 3 years ago

    Will you guys be at Pinballz while in Austin?

    #10 3 years ago

    I'll be at TPF

    #11 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    ...and by "connect" you mean...???

    Hey, at least i didnt say "hook up"

    #12 3 years ago
    Quoted from labnip:

    Hey, at least i didnt say "hook up"

    Who said anything about hooking up? Oh dammit, I did.

    I heard Austin has a great pinball scene, definitely looking forward to that!

    Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

    Will you guys be at Pinballz while in Austin?

    No plans yet, but if it has pinball I'm interested!

    #13 3 years ago
    Quoted from robin:

    Who said anything about hooking up? Oh dammit, I did.

    Please watch your language. It's a family site.

    #14 3 years ago
    Quoted from robin:

    March 25 Friday Drive to Tigerlaw (Lake Charles)

    I hope you like tequila.

    #15 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Please watch your language. It's a family site.

    Robin has received a thread warning. One more and there will be an ejection.

    No f'ing harsh language please.

    #16 3 years ago

    Thursday at Pinballz in Austin!!!

    Lets do this

    Ill Bring beer

    --Jeff

    #17 3 years ago

    A quick day-trip to see the River Walk in San Antonio would be an idea while in Austin -- and worth it!

    #18 3 years ago

    Pinballz is great, they have a lot of Data East / Sega "C" games that you never get to play hanging out with collectors

    #19 3 years ago

    I'll be at TPF as well. Hope to see and talk to you guys there!

    Ken

    #20 3 years ago
    Quoted from benheck:

    Pinballz is great, they have a lot of Data East / Sega "C" games that you never get to play hanging out with collectors

    Hopefully their AC will work for their visit...
    Unlike when we took you there

    #21 3 years ago

    I see a "sit down" with Kaneda coming!

    #22 3 years ago

    My wife (Quiddity) and I will be flying back from Vegas on monday. Our little condo and collection is kind of dwarfed by other people's collections around here, but if you're not leaving for Austin until Wednesday morning, we should be around monday evening and tuesday evening.... but we won't be at TPF due to Nationals. We could meet up at our place (Right where north Dallas, Richardson, and Garland all smash up.), or I'd be open to meeting somewhere else if someone with a better collection volunteers.

    #23 3 years ago
    Quoted from Frax:

    My wife (Quiddity) and I will be flying back from Vegas on monday. Our little condo and collection is kind of dwarfed by other people's collections around here, but if you're not leaving for Austin until Wednesday morning, we should be around monday evening and tuesday evening.... but we won't be at TPF due to Nationals. We could meet up at our place (Right where north Dallas, Richardson, and Garland all smash up.), or I'd be open to meeting somewhere else if someone with a better collection volunteers.

    Its a TRAP!

    #24 3 years ago

    Crescendo does tend to pull people in.

    #25 3 years ago
    Quoted from labnip:

    Hopefully their AC will work for their visit...

    It won't. Never does, even in March. At least it's March!

    If you're in Austin Tuesday night (vs. Wednesday morning), We'll be running the March Jam finals at Pinballz from 7:30-11 PM. I'd also be happy to meet up another night. I hear Jeff is bringing beer.

    #26 3 years ago

    Robin, you both should come north to OKC and visit Cactus Jacks and the Officecade. I'll be at TPF but it would be cool if you both could make it at some point.

    #27 3 years ago
    Quoted from robin:

    If you would like to hook up, send me a PM! There are still some holes...

    #28 3 years ago
    Quoted from robin:

    Who said anything about hooking up? Oh dammit, I did.
    I heard Austin has a great pinball scene, definitely looking forward to that!

    No plans yet, but if it has pinball I'm interested!

    Pinballz central location has 102 pinballs. I keep it updated on the Pinball Map app as I notice games come and go. I think the most recent addition is Taxi.

    They are opening another larger location in April. According to staff they have about three hundred machines in the warehouse preparing for the new location.

    Don't miss Buffalo Billiards on 6th. The operator at that location is a pinsider and keeps his machines up really well.

    #29 3 years ago
    Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

    Pinballz central location has 102 pinballs. I keep it updated on the Pinball Map app as I notice games come and go. I think the most recent addition is Taxi.
    They are opening another larger location in April. According to staff they have about three hundred machines in the warehouse preparing for the new location.
    Don't miss Buffalo Billiards on 6th. The operator at that location is a pinsider and keeps his machines up really well.

    And cheap! Plus if you've never been to sixth street ......

    #30 3 years ago
    Quoted from labnip:

    Hopefully their AC will work for their visit...
    Unlike when we took you there

    Oh man I remember that. That was lame. I think what Texans save on state taxes they lose in AC costs

    Looking forward to TPF! I will drink all the beers.

    #31 3 years ago

    What is best in life?

    Benheck the pinbarian: Crush your pinball competitors. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women. Drink all the beers.

    #32 3 years ago
    Quoted from labnip:

    Drink all the beers.

    At my age I will pick this one, it's the easiest.

    Ken

    #33 3 years ago
    Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

    Don't miss Buffalo Billiards on 6th.

    Agreed 100%. Was visiting my brother in Austin last summer and dropped in on both Pinballz and Buffalo Billiards. Both were fun, but I think I like Buffalo better because of the downtown location. Jessie was really cool! Of course, nothing on the trip beat the day we spent sailing on Lake Travis! Texas has soooooo much to offer.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit

    #34 3 years ago
    Quoted from robin:

    March 27 - 30 New Orleans
    March 31 Thursday Flying out of New Orleans, back to safety

    Isn't it hurricane season?

    I will bet you are pinballed out after TPF.

    #35 3 years ago
    Quoted from labnip:

    What is best in life?
    Benheck the pinbarian: Crush your pinball competitors. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women. Drink all the beers.

    That's some funny shit....

    #36 3 years ago
    Quoted from SealClubber:

    Isn't it hurricane season?
    I will bet you are pinballed out after TPF.

    Don't scare them...

    Besides, we all know it's tornado season

    #37 3 years ago

    Usually cliche, but I honestly do "wish I was closer"!

    If you ever make it more east, you've got at least one night of pinball and booze on me.

    #38 3 years ago

    PM sent.

    See you at the Big Show !

    #39 3 years ago

    The Dallas Makerspace VECTOR Committee (Vintage Electromechanical Conservancy of Technology, Operation, and Restoration) would like to have you out to see our little enclave of pinball restoration enthusiasts. One of us sent you a PM already but I wanted it known publicly.

    #40 3 years ago

    I will see you in Dallas and will be at Tiger Laws house in Lake Charles after the show.
    Looking forward to all of it.

    #41 3 years ago
    Quoted from t3amaw3s0m3:

    The Dallas Makerspace VECTOR Committee (Vintage Electromechanical Conservancy of Technology, Operation, and Restoration) would like to have you out to see our little enclave of pinball restoration enthusiasts. One of us sent you a PM already but I wanted it known publicly.

    Send me a PM. I'll get you on the schedule.

    Marcus

    #42 3 years ago

    Oops, forgot to respond to this thread! Thanks to all of you who sent me an invite or a cool suggestion! Keep the ideas coming (doesn't necessarily have to be pinball related)!

    I still have some empty space in the schedule in New Orleans too (the last leg of the trip). Any cool (pinball) suggestions there? I'm sure Edwin (Tigerlaw) will know plenty but it never hurts to ask around!

    2 days left!

    #43 3 years ago

    Robin! You should definitely stop by New Jersey while you're in Texas. Almost next door, by American standards. Only a 23 hour drive. I'll have some Alkmaar cheese to make you feel at home.

    #44 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Robin! You should definitely stop by New Jersey while you're in Texas. Almost next door, by American standards. Only a 23 hour drive. I'll have some Alkmaar cheese to make you feel at home.

    I don't like cheese! Plus, I've already seen New Jersey

    #45 3 years ago

    There is really not much in New Orleans for pinball, or hasn't been the last couple times I've been out there. Lots of good other stuff, though and some good private collections, I'm sure.

    I'd get in touch with the PinChurch guys, they might have some kind of event or at least open the facilities.

    #46 3 years ago
    Quoted from Law:

    There is really not much in New Orleans

    I would have stopped right there.

    #47 3 years ago
    Quoted from way2wyrd:

    Thursday at Pinballz in Austin!!!
    Lets do this
    Ill Bring beer
    --Jeff

    My place is better

    #48 3 years ago
    Quoted from Classic_Stern:

    My place is better

    can I come?

    #49 3 years ago

    Only if you take your medication first!!

    #50 3 years ago

    Howdy Robin & welcome to Texas. Love Pinside... it is an invaluable resource to the pinball community. I'll be in the VECTOR booth at TPF with the other makers. Will be nice to meet you in person & looking forward to it.

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