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Official 2017 Texas Pinball Festival


By labnip

3 years ago



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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 (2 years ago)

Post #184 Spooky Pinball new game announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (2 years ago)

Post #199 Joe Balcer announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (2 years ago)

Post #226 Sam J. Jones (actor who played Flash Gordon) announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (2 years ago)

Post #281 Dialed In announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (2 years ago)

Post #305 Steve Ritchie announcement. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (2 years ago)

Post #306 Photos of 2017 challenge coins. Posted by Ed_in_Texas (2 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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#22 3 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Are the event rooms secured? What's the rate?

Does the rate really matter? Event rooms are secured and being booked quickly.

Book it now. Like today. Like within the next hour.

Marcus

7 months later
#147 3 years ago

I plan to bring the following:

Bally Capersville
Bally Four Million B.C.
Bally Gator
Bally Rocket III
Bally Wiggler

That's right. Zip-apolooza

Marcus

1 month later
#207 2 years ago
Quoted from Beyndtstng:

The show closes pretty early on Sunday and all the flights back were pricey so we are leaving Monday. Can anyone recommend a good place to play Sunday afternoon and evening? Looking for good quality pins with a nice variety.

Nickelrama Arcade - 1238 Beltline Rd, Garland, TX 75040

www.nickelrama.com

They have 13 pinball machines:
JJP Hobbit & Wizard Of Oz
Stern ACDC, Avengers, Game Of Thrones, Ghostbusters, Iron Man, Kiss, Metallica, Mustang, Star Trek, Walking Dead & Wrestlemania

Marcus

#212 2 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Me Too!! Me Too!!
Come see us at the History of Pinball Booth at TPF.
--Jeff

Pinside three!

Pinside booth will return as well. This time, with a nice row of Bally zipper flippers!

Marcus

#217 2 years ago
Quoted from Xerico:

Nickelrama Arcade - 1238 Beltline Rd, Garland, TX 75040
http://www.nickelrama.com
They have 13 pinball machines:
JJP Hobbit & Wizard Of Oz
Stern ACDC, Avengers, Game Of Thrones, Ghostbusters, Iron Man, Kiss, Metallica, Mustang, Star Trek, Walking Dead & Wrestlemania
Marcus

Avengers is gone.

Replaced with Batman 66 Premium!

Marcus

#256 2 years ago
Quoted from Beyndtstng:

Big history fan so I have been to the Dallas area a few times for Dealey plaza and the stockyards. How about best strip steak close to the event? Tried Bob's Chop house a few years ago.

Define close.

If you have time, I recommend a trip to the Fort Worth Stockyards. Enjoy a great steak at your choice of locations.
Personally, if you like to try some more exotic meats, give Lonesome Dove Fort Worth some considerations. http://lonesomedovefortworth.com/

Closer to the Embassy Suites, there is a Perry's steak house across from the hotel. For a good steak at a cheaper price, there is Texas Land & Cattle on Preston.

If you want some Brazilian Steakhouse fare, there is one in front of the Stonebriar Mall.

Marcus

1 week later
#291 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Thanks for all the tips!
Meat for allllllllllllll
Widening the horizon, any more recommendations around the whole of Texas? We will be hitting most of the main areas on the 3 week trip ...
rd

If you get a chance, take a drive west of DFW and check out Mary's Cafe in Strawn, TX.

The best chicken fried steak in all of Texas IMO.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/marys-cafe-strawn

But take your appetite because you will get plenty of chicken fried steak!

The double

Marcus

#302 2 years ago
Quoted from Silverballer:

Here is a question - how does the toll highway system deal with out of state drivers? When I attended TPF two years ago I cruised right down the Dallas North Tollway all the way to the hotel but on the way out I took the outer road. I half expected something to show up in the mail but it never did. My luck I have a warrant out. Seriously though, I would like to be educated this time around. Anyone local care to explain how it works? I suppose I could google it. Nah, too lazy.

Texas Tollways will typically mail a bill to the address on record for the license plate number.

So you got lucky last time. Maybe the camera failed to pick up all the numbers on your plate or something.

Marcus

2 weeks later
#394 2 years ago
Quoted from Frax:

Don't worry..Marcus knows what I'm good at and does a pretty good job of ensuring I can't possibly get 1st by including games with arcane rules that nobody knows.
That is definitely one thing about TPF versus other big tournaments... you're not going to see a lineup of just the standard DMD tournament games, like...EVER.

Haha. Guilty.

Well, this year you can thank Ken and Colin as they will be working together again to include games with arcane rules that prevent you from winning first.

And doing a fantastic job at the same time.

Marcus

#405 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

So true!
Xerico, one question ... with 150 entrants, why only 16 finalists and not 32?
32 would bring more points, and it wouldn't take that much longer to run a 32-17 one round knockout.
rd

I am not running the TPF Tournament, so I do not have an answer for your question.

pinballrebel snailman are running the event. I'll pass along your question to them.

Marcus

3 weeks later
#573 2 years ago
Quoted from oohlou:

I am going to bring a game for the first time this year but I'm not sure which game I will bring. Can I / should I register now and possibly change the game later or should I wait until I'm sure which game I will bring? Is it easy to change? How much does it matter?

Yes. Register now. Choose the games you intend to bring.

If they change before TPF, just let the organizers know.

Most important thing is to get registered so that you get your perks for bringing a game.

Marcus

#574 2 years ago

The Pinside TPF Area is going to be very cool this year.

Here are the games that will be in our area.

1960/70 EM Zipper Flipper Games
Bally Capersville
Bally Fireball EM (sample)
Bally Fireball EM (production)
Bally Four Million BC
Bally Gator
Bally Nip It --courtesy of rat_tomago
Bally Rocket III
Bally Wiggler

Allied Leisure Spooksville

Classic Solid State Games:
Williams Contact
Bally Elvira And Party Monsters

Courtesy of lma574
Bally Dungeons & Dragons
Bally Harlem Globetrotters On Tour
Williams Space Shuttle

Marcus

#605 2 years ago
Quoted from foureyedcharlie:

Really want to buy a Fireball 2 while I'm in Texas....let me know if you have one....also, I noticed there is one on Dallas Craigslist if anyone wants to help a guy out.

CL ad must have been a deal. I cannot find it.

I'll ask around and see if there are any available for sale in our local group.

Marcus

#607 2 years ago
Quoted from OpSteel:

I still see the ad. Only the one picture and says it will not turn on. Probably just a fuse

I see it now. $500 for a Fireball II is not bad. Spend $300 in boards, and you have a nice working FB II for $800. Not bad at all.

Marcus

3 weeks later
#1416 2 years ago
Quoted from chadderack:

... Finally started playing better at the end and had a decent score on both Dr. Dude and "Hack a Stack" (can't remember the name... a green and yellow card-playing EM).

The EM was Gottlieb Hit The Deck.

Marcus

#1431 2 years ago
Quoted from Ed_in_Texas:

Give us a few days to recover. We'll get the website updated with a show recap, winners, etc.

Next year, I plan to schedule vacations days so that I can recover from my TPF vacation.

I'm guessing an extra 3 days should do it.

Marcus

#1447 2 years ago
Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

Anyone want to claim this? I reset it and only set free play before it left for the show. 594 plays!

Eric Fisher. Amazing Player.

Marcus

#1449 2 years ago
Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

Awesome score. No one ruled the universe though! Is this your handiwork Marcus? Pink foam? Lol

I would be proud to claim that idea, but sadly I did not come up with it. The previous owner sold it to me with the Pink Foam.

Marcus

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