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Looking forward to first pin convention at Zapcon

By lyonsden

7 years ago

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  • Latest reply 7 years ago by grh450
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    #1 7 years ago

    Zapcon will be my first pin convention and I can't wait. Been playing for years whenever I could find a game, and bought my first pin when I moved to Arizona 3 years ago -- BOP. That was the pin that I learned that playing pinball was much, much more than slamming a chrome metal ball around while wait for my turn on Street Fighter II after school. While my BOP is not collectors machine, I have been able to get it into a very fine and fun playable machine that gets players and non-players excited.

    My wife and I will be driving up from Tucson for the day (I have to fly out on business Sunday morning) and am looking forward seeing and playing so many great games, and meeting other AZ pinheads!

    #2 7 years ago

    I brought two pinball machines and set them up last night. There is so much good stuff my brain overloaded and I couldn't find the exit out of the room. Then I missed my turn on I-10 and didn't even notice for 10 minutes. It's going to be great!


    #3 7 years ago

    post more pics!!

    #4 7 years ago

    Sure thing, I will once I stop playing and start taking pictures. That last one is literally my only one. I'm not kidding when I say,"mental overload".

    #5 7 years ago

    What an awesome event. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to make it happen: the organizers, volunteers, and (most importantly) the game providers.


    #6 7 years ago

    (Wish I was able to make the second day!)

    #7 7 years ago

    Just awesome seeing people play the two games I brought (Flash and Black Knight). No breakdowns either. And the Black Hole, Firepower, Firepower II set are just awesome restorations. Met everyone I ever have had pinball dealings with. Very glad Wes and his crew where able to pull this off.

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    #8 7 years ago

    I CAN NOT say enough good stuff about Zapcon. This show is excellent, particularly for a first effort. The games are playing like butter, the venue is nice and clean and easy to find, the tourney is set up well, and the people! The people here are just great! I came to this because the Michigan show seemed too big, and I'm SO happy with my choice; these Arizona folks really deserve a huge tip of the cap. The mood is so good, and I reckon it has something to do with it being a first-time...the enthusiasm and appreciation for pinball are just off the charts. It reminds me of how shows felt years and years ago. I can't wait to see Zapcon evolve, I already booked an extra day here on this trip and can't wait for the next.

    #9 7 years ago

    Wow! Zapcon was more then expected. Wes deserves the credit for giving us all such a great event. Thanks Wes. And thanks to all the pinsiders who I talked with and shared some pinball. You guys and gals made the atmosphere.
    Regards to all,

    #10 7 years ago

    I had a great time, and have to admit that overall it exceeded my expectations. Great job to the organizers! (BTW, one of the nicest Spider Man machines I've had the pleasure of playing!!)

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