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Louisville Arcade Expo March 7-9 2014


By LouMatt

5 years ago



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    #59 5 years ago

    <<<<"Non-standard pins are fun to be able to experience. It was awesome last year seeing a Joust. I wasn't even aware of the head-to-head concept (not that I was or am a seasoned pinhead). Then I learned only something like 400 were made. That made me both very appreciative of the collector who brought it and curious how anyone manages to bring valuable gems to an expo with hordes of people, who aren't necessarily going to treat these games like they should, and not babysit their game the whole time or bite their nails when they're away.
    I know it's counter-intuitive to the expo format, but I think I'd be too OCD to be comfortable bringing a game I really cared about (all of them! ). I know you have to bring games in order for there to be games at the show, so how do collectors get over it and enjoy themselves, or is that not a problem for most? Even having 6 family members over the other day to play my games had me too anxious to be able to really relax and enjoy myself, not to mention random things kept breaking...">>>>

    Yes it was my Joust, I will most likely bring it back again this year. I have taken it to alot of shows since I got it put back together after its restore. Everyone seems to like it and it is popular, so as long as folks enjoy it I will try to bring it. I'm also planning to bring my Metallica, Congo, Warlok, maybe Popeye. Not sure on others, I like to bring games folks don't see all the time.
    I really don't worry about games too much when I take them, They were made to be played. I know that some can get a bit carried away, but most are respectful of the games and know that as Futurepinhead said, There are lots of Pinheads around and everyone tends to watch out for each others games.
    Louisville has been a great show, Matt and Jeremy do a great job! Looking forward to it again this year!!

    See everyone there!
    Phoebe

    #82 5 years ago
    Quoted from VDrums2112:

    Varkon!! I love that game!!!
    -Steve Ridge
    Louisville, KY

    Thinkin' about bringing our Williams Defender pin. Got it out and gettin' it cleaned up! Tryin' to talk Lar into bringing Varkon also, but not sure if there is room in the trailer.

    Phoebe

    #87 5 years ago
    Quoted from VDrums2112:

    If you can't fit Varkon, I understand. I've played your Varkon in Louisville twice, once in Ohio and played PAPAs a few times... I have never played a Defender, seen video but never played one. And I just love the early 80's Williams space sounds. That's the main reason I bought my Firepower.
    -Steve Ridge
    Louisville, KY

    Yeah I am definitely planning on bringing Defender. If you like the 80s Williams sounds like Firepower, then this is right up your alley. I'll admit Defender is a confusing game when you first start playing it, there are targets popping up all over the place but once you understand the rules it gets less confusing. It really is based off the video game. You are trying to save the humans from being captured and turned into mutants. You are trying to complete waves, the higher the wave you make it through the higher the score. It's to hard to try to explain (I still don't totally get playing it!!) my husband used to play the video game alot, so he understands it better than me.

    Quoted from DugFreez:

    The manual kickback on Defender is great. Easily the most satisfying kickback ever.

    Yeah I had taken it to some shows a few years ago, everytime I would have people leaving me notes or telling me that the kickback wasn't working...I had to explain that it wasn't an auto kicker like on Firepower, it is manual there is a button next to the flipper button and you have to hit it and knock the ball back onto the PF manually. It is alot tougher to do than you would think, you have to time it perfectly. Like DugFreez says it is a satisfying shot, but it is also FRUSTRATING!!! cause you miss it more than you make it! Although I know Dug is kinda partial to the game, cause a couple years ago, we had a party and Dug beat Trent (the hardest workin' man in pinball) Augenstein to win the tourney we had on it.

    Got my reservations made!
    See everyone there!
    Phoebe

    3 weeks later
    #141 5 years ago
    Quoted from LouMatt:

    We are extremely happy and honored to announce that the legendary designer John Trudeau will be a featured speaker at our show this year.

    Quoted from snyper2099:

    This annuncement pretty much forces me to bring Hollywood Heat now!

    Quoted from MadPole:

    My CFTBL will be there with the PinballMikeD lcd mod.

    Great news!! I will have my Congo there!!

    Phoebe

    4 weeks later
    #326 5 years ago
    Quoted from LouMatt:

    Just want to say thanks to everyone who came to the show, especially those that brought games. It was nice meeting new people. Time to get some rest now.

    What is this rest thing that you speak of?? LOL!! Seriously guys it was a great show! We had a great time as always and you all were awesome! The show continues to grow and you just adapt and keep right on going! Yes definite thanks to all who brought games, there were many nice games there this year, and there were lines from start to finish! I took this pic early Sunday morning, and the days prior, and even after this was taken you couldn't walk in here without tripping over someone!!
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    Quoted from LouMatt:

    We are extremely happy and honored to announce that the legendary designer John Trudeau will be a featured speaker at our show this year.

    It was great to see John Trudeau, he is gracious and friendly and I enjoyed talking with him and going to his seminar...I took my Congo to the show and he offered to sign it for me, but it was in the tournament area, and I couldn't take the T-light out of it in the middle of qualifying in time for his talk to have him sign it. So he told me he would be there Sun. morning and he would get there early before finals started and would sign it for me then. Here's a pic of us after he signed it for me. I also got some cool video of him playing the nice CFTBL that was there. Pretty cool to see the designer playing one of his creations. I was trying to pry some hints as to what he is working on now out of him, but all he would say was we were all gonna be surprised!
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    It was great to meet Brent from Broken Token, and see Whitney again, I met Whitney last year, but I had not met Brent. They were kind enough to ask me to sit in on their live podcast, I had a good time talking with them Sat. evening.

    The PAPA crew put on a great tournament, and it seemed to run smoothly all weekend. Being a PAPA circuit event though it made the competition WAY tough!!

    Jeremy and Matt, and all the others that man the desk and help out with running the show are great to deal with and they do a great job with the show! Thanks to everyone involved it was a great show!! Bring on 2015!!

    Phoebe

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