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Official 2017 Texas Pinball Festival


By labnip

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Post #54 Map to nearby hotel locations. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #66 Link to registration info. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #79 Dennis Nordman announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #82 Mark Ritchie announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #107 Greg Freres announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #111 Cassandra Peterson (actress who plays Elvira) announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #129 George Gomez announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #152 John Trudeau announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #159 Exhibitors giveaway information and how to register as an exhibitor. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #162 Tournament information. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #183 Multimorphic announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #184 Spooky Pinball new game announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #199 Joe Balcer announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #226 Sam J. Jones (actor who played Flash Gordon) announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #281 Dialed In announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #305 Steve Ritchie announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #306 Photos of 2017 challenge coins. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (3 years ago)

Post #351 Spooky Pinball documentary announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (2 years ago)

Post #362 Christopher Franchi announcement. Artist on Batman '66 Posted by Ed_in_Texas (2 years ago)

Post #371 The Jetsons will be making its first public appearance. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (2 years ago)


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#92 3 years ago

I'm proud to reveal that KAHR.US Circuits is a gold-level sponsor of TPF in 2017! I couldn't get in the hotel (I'm in the H2 down the street again this year) but I had a great time at the last two shows and I'm looking forward to March already. My little 130x130 pixel graphic was just added to the sponsor section of the Texaspinball.com home page today...

-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

1 week later
#105 3 years ago
Quoted from Ed_in_Texas:

As a matter of fact, the brand new Hyatt right across the street is probably a shorter walk to the convention center main entrance than the Embassy lobby

Thanks for the tip, Ed. I just moved my reservation from Home2 Suites to the Hyatt. Last year I crossed Gaylord Parkway several times to hit the 7-11 on the diagonal corner from the convention center so I can confirm for everyone crossing street is very pedestrian friendly. Nothing wrong with the Home2 (stayed there twice); but Hyatt's breakfast has an omelette bar...

-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

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#110 3 years ago
Quoted from Ed_in_Texas:

TPF 2017 Special Guest Announcement: Famed pinball artist Greg Freres! Current Art Director at Stern Pinball and co-founder of Whizbang Pinball, Greg is one of the most popular artist in the business! Known for his amazing work on great titles such as Elvira and the Party Monsters, Skateball, The Party Zone, Dr. Dude, Elvira: Scared Stiff, Stern Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons, and so many others, Greg will join pinball designer Dennis Nordman on Saturday for a special forum discussing their work together and visiting with fans and guests!
http://www.texaspinball.com

Any chance he's got NOS Party Zone ramps laying around his garage? I could use a set...

-Rob
-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

#118 3 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

...it was meant to be, see now you have to go !

But 128 is sooooo yesterday - did you know that today you can get a room in Frisco during TPF weekend for $127 a night?

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-Rob
-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

#153 3 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

We will be going to the show next year and likely will be sharing a booth with another vendor. Booked flight, hotel and car over the weekend. It's our first time at TPF and the first time for any show that we will have our mods on display.

Cool - You're really going to like it! Make sure you find some time to leave the booth behind and play some pinball!

-Rob
-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

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#205 3 years ago

All,

This week I announced new monitoring indications in the Pro version of my WPC Power Fix Daughterboard (details here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/announcing-new-product-to-help-resolve-resets-in-wpc-era-games/page/9#post-3519493). I also noted that 2016 Edition Pro Daughterboards can be upgraded with the new monitoring software at shows I attend (3 posts later in that thread). So, if you are coming to Texas and bought a Pro in 2016, bring it to my booth for the upgrade! If you bought one and aren't planning to come to Texas, perhaps this is another piece of evidence to help change your mind? See you there...

-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 adapter kit

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#304 3 years ago
Quoted from Silverballer:

how does the toll highway system deal with out of state drivers?

Not sure about in your own car, but for rental cars driving the toll road the answer is "not well". I think I went through something like $1.5 in tolls from Love field up to the show last year and got a supplemental bill from a company set up to look like a gov't agency (called the "highway toll administration LLC") in excess of $20. I'm pretty sure the toll road in Denver is set up with a similar eye toward extorting from the out-of-towner and I kinda remember Orlando being similar too. Would be nice if I could bring my ezPass but to my knowledge none of these toll metering fobs work nationwide.

-Rob
-visit me at TPF! or at http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

#359 2 years ago
Quoted from chadderack:

How many days left, labnip? I can't count

Feels like about a million... and then on Sunday it feels like the show was only 15 minutes long.

-Rob
-visit me at TPF! or at http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

#374 2 years ago

All - saw this post in another thread listing a bunch of games that will be available in the swap meet:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/post-project-pins-for-sale-here-cl-ebay-pinside-and-others/page/92#post-3571011

-Rob
-visit me at TPF! or at http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

#384 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Anyone's brother or uncle own Thrifty or Alamo car rentals? Lol
Need a car out of Houston for 3 weeks ... anyone got any hook ups, let me know.
Cheers
rd

I use hotwire.com regularly to rent cars. You don't get to pick the agency who rents to you, but you pick the car class (size) and the price. You pay when making the reservation and they tell you the rental company after you pay. The major rental companies support this to fill otherwise unused inventory. As an example, I just went to the site and put in Houston, TX arriving 10 March and departing 31 March and got rates from $27 per day. Another example, I'm taking the family to Florida on Saturday... using Hotwire I got a 4-day rental on a mid-sized car from Hertz for $98 total.

-Rob
-visit me at TPF! or at http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

#435 2 years ago
Quoted from chadderack:

The avatar is for "choppin wood" -- playing pinball the hard way.

That's great!

-Rob
-visit me at TPF! or at http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

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#500 2 years ago
Quoted from mario_1_up:

Is the swap meet on Friday morning worth going to?

I really like when shows have them... I walk through it and window shop even though I know I won't find anything that can fly home with me. At shows that are driving distance I usually find something to buy.

-Rob
-visit me at TPF! or at http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

#531 2 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

Going to be a big year at TPF 2017

My experience is "Big" is status quo for TPF.

Side note, it was about this time last year that the 2017 thread started - is there a 2018 thread yet?

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

#538 2 years ago
Quoted from ryansherwood:

Begining to map out stops and detours, any suggestions?

beeline to Frisco to maximize time at TPF.

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

#558 2 years ago

So here we are in March - the month of the Texas Pinball Festival is upon us! Feels good... but busy. I'm building a mock-up of this year's booth in my basement and figuring out how to pack it all up into my travel bags.

Don't forget - if you have a 2016 edition Pro daughterboard bring it to the show - I will update it to the new 2017 code so it has all the newest power supply indications for only $10. The only way to get an upgrade is to meet me at one of the shows I attend.

-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 adapter kit

#580 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

7 days till I fly out to Houston.
rd

You should set up a "what I did in Texas today" thread for your 3-week journey. Did you end up getting a car from Turo.com?

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

#629 2 years ago
Quoted from ryanwanger:

If you challenge me to a game on the floor of the show, and beat me, I'll also give you a t-shirt (while supplies last). No rematches! Also, I insist that we chat while playing...I want to meet folks!

Stop by my booth - I'll trade you a KAHR.US Circuits t-shirt for a Comet t-shirt!

-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

#635 2 years ago
Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

We should have a vendor t-shirt swap!

That would be kinda fun... Based on Ed's post above I think there are more vendors than I have T's. But I'll bring what I can carry (everything I bring has to fit in my two-bag allowance on Southwest) and be ready for a few swaps.

-Rob
-visit me at TPF! or at 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

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#723 2 years ago
Quoted from rkahr:

All,
This week I announced new monitoring indications in the Pro version of my WPC Power Fix Daughterboard (details here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/announcing-new-product-to-help-resolve-resets-in-wpc-era-games/page/9#post-3519493). I also noted that 2016 Edition Pro Daughterboards can be upgraded with the new monitoring software at shows I attend (3 posts later in that thread). So, if you are coming to Texas and bought a Pro in 2016, bring it to my booth for the upgrade! If you bought one and aren't planning to come to Texas, perhaps this is another piece of evidence to help change your mind? See you there...

-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 adapter kit

Just a quick reminder to bring your 2016 edition Pro daughterboards if you want the $10 upgrade to the 2017 monitoring software.

-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 adapter kit

#739 2 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

5 days to load-in
6 days to TPF open doors !!!!!!

From this:

Booth in my basement

to this:

Booth packed in luggage

I am packed and ready to roll. Really pleased it is all going to fit in the luggage I check on the plane - nothing needed shipped!

I will also have a very limited supply of WPC Power Fix T-shirts in the suitcase - stop by early if you want to consider one.

-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 adapter kit

#748 2 years ago
Quoted from 2Kaulitz:

whats the hotel info ? all links they had were full

Looking at hotels.com, the Aloft Frisco has a room Friday and Saturday night for $84 per night... It's a walk to the show from there. From Baltimore Southwest has direct flights (I'm flying via Baltimore this year)

-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 adapter kit

#800 2 years ago
Quoted from VDrums2112:

We booked there 3 weeks ago and got the TPS group code rate. It appears to be directly across the street from the convention center side of the Embassy. So if that's as close as I can get, Ill take it!

-Steve

Quoted from caldwert:

I'm over at Hyatt House, we met at Chad Keller's a few year's back! You should go!

I'm at Hyatt House too - it's very walkable across the intersection to the convention center. Last year I crossed the street several times on foot going to the 7-11 for drinks, bites to eat, etc.

Got my "your trip is coming up" email from Southwest yesterday - kinda wishing I booked an earlier flight since I don't land until 1:45 PM, but it'll have to do. Such a great show - can't wait to get there!

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

#973 2 years ago
Quoted from hassellcastle:

Who brought a couch? Really?
Look at pics in post #953

That is VPCab's couch - they've had it there before. It's a great idea, and those guys are really cool... and people love it. There aren't a lot of places to "take a load off" in the venue. I actually have done a "poor man's" version at the shows I drive to - I bring a few folding chairs to my booth and allow people to "park it".

Just like last year, I'm jealous I didn't come Thursday. My plane leaves Baltimore at 11:00 am; I'm arriving at Love field at 1:45. Think I win the award for the last-arriving vendor! No issue, though, barring any glitches I'll be set up and ready when the show opens at 5:00. I weighed my suitcase and it is 3 pounds under Southwest's weight limit!

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

#1105 2 years ago

Success!!! I got it all set up in time. Thanks for the help Brian and Todd

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

#1186 2 years ago

They just installed a WPC Power Fix Daughterboard in the tournament I500.

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Tournaments without resets supported by KAHR.US!

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

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#1517 2 years ago

Great effort Ed and crew... really proud to have been a part of the event. I don't feel I get to play nearly enough games but I re-connected with several folks I only see at this show. Ryan from Comet, thanks for the t-shirt exchange!

-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

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