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2018 Official Texas Pinball Festival - Fan Club

By labnip

4 years ago


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“How many days long should TPF be?”

  • 3 days (fri - sun) 49 votes
    34%
  • 4 days (thur - sun) 73 votes
    50%
  • 5 days (wed - sun) 9 votes
    6%
  • 6 days (tue - sun) 1 vote
    1%
  • 7 days (mon - sun) 2 votes
    1%
  • 8 days (sun - sun) 12 votes
    8%

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#1301 3 years ago

Should be there in about 24h, this'll be the 4th year for me and my son. I get enough air miles every year to get the flights covered, wouldn't miss TPF for anything

#1302 3 years ago
Quoted from NPO:

More pictures....

Me in the orange shorts. Got back from watching UT basketball win in the SEC tourney downtown. Shot the breeze with Joe at the Houdini booth while over there

#1303 3 years ago

Buying a Seqway from Chris here at the show and he was giving my wife lessons ... brave man

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#1304 3 years ago
Quoted from NimblePin:

This place is pretty solid...

I plan on eating RotorDave’s portion this time around...

Even though it's a chain?

#1305 3 years ago
Quoted from Mike_M:

We made it as far as Abilene tonight. We “celebrated” with the worst dining experience in recent memory with the only restaurant open past 11PM.
Freeplay setup tomorrow- zene10 ‘s wh20 and whirlwind, and a PinSound board for tctx02 ‘s Getaway.
All that and a supply of Aslin beer I smuggled in from VA!

Look forward to seeing you at the show Mike!

#1306 3 years ago

Made it...now it’s party!!!

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#1307 3 years ago

Made it to TPF !!!

Wooohoooooo

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#1308 3 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

Loaded up world’s first fully 100% transparent pinball machine.

the playfield looks mint...does it have one of those clear protectors on it?

#1309 3 years ago

Nice start

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#1310 3 years ago

Whatha Heck is this ?!?

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#1311 3 years ago

What is that? Seriously.

#1312 3 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

Whatha Heck is this ?!?

It’s not on the list? Hmmmm57382F77-B83A-4CD0-8C7C-EBE980319881 (resized).png

#1314 3 years ago

Made it to Big Spring TX for the night. Having a relaxing beer and a burger. My wife flies in to Dallas tomorrow afternoon, I’ll pick her up, get some Hard Eight and see how Texas does a Pinball show. Look for me in a Pin a Go Go t-shirt representing California! Now let’s see if I can sleep tonight

#1315 3 years ago

En route with Doug! Hope the pilot knows where he’s going.

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#1316 3 years ago

Dinner at Perry’s Steakhouse across the street: pricey like a steakhouse often is. Filets were super tasty. Mac and cheese had hints of pork, super tasty.

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#1317 3 years ago

Whatha Heck is this ?!?

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#1318 3 years ago

Teaser!

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#1319 3 years ago

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#1320 3 years ago
Quoted from MrBally:

Even though it's a chain?

I’m not a Texan so the “chain” rule might as well be a chain of smoked hot links to me.
It’s fairly close to the hotel and you smell like smoked meat by the time you leave stuffed.
Checks all boxes in my SoCal BBQ book.

Plus,
Anytime I go to the “best” Hidden BBQ stand-alone spots, they are completely sold out by the time I’m hungry.

#1321 3 years ago
Quoted from MT45:

Me in the orange shorts. Got back from watching UT basketball win in the SEC tourney downtown. Shot the breeze with Joe at the Houdini booth while over there

Tennessee in da house. Few more on the plane heading that way now.

#1322 3 years ago
Quoted from woody76:

Tennessee in da house. Few more on the plane heading that way now.

Awesome. Looking forward to saying hello tomorrow!

#1323 3 years ago

More!!!!!!

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Hmmmmmm....

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#1324 3 years ago

Quick question.. Is Uber/Lyft pretty good out there or do you rent a car? See you guys tomorrow..

#1325 3 years ago
Quoted from MT45:

Buying a Seqway from Chris here at the show and he was giving my wife lessons ... brave man

An Attack from Mars and A Bride of Pinbot in the same photo as well,.. 2/3 of my little collection all covered,..

#1326 3 years ago

Leaving in the morning to get our pinball fix! Can't wait to meet everyone!

#1327 3 years ago

I'll be there with moosimusmaximus and another friend! It's the first large pinball festival we've gone to - I'll be the one with the game-themed nails.

#1328 3 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

I assume you are keeping all that smuggled beer on ice as Aslin intended?

We are transporting said cargo in a NIST calibrated container.

#1329 3 years ago

Exhibitor swag, Well done TPF! and everyone bringing games! Better every year! First time I have seen this many games setup already in the five years I have been attending.

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#1330 3 years ago

By far THE nicest Jurassic Park I have ever seen...This thing has some serious love put into it.

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More pictures....!

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#1331 3 years ago

2:15am...
Passing out

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#1332 3 years ago
Quoted from ltd73:

Quick question.. Is Uber/Lyft pretty good out there or do you rent a car? See you guys tomorrow..

Uber ran me $60 during rush hour from DFW to Frisco. Took about 5-10 minutes for the pickup itself from where the airport stages drivers, to where I was in terminal A.

#1333 3 years ago
Quoted from jfesler:

Uber ran me $60 during rush hour from DFW to Frisco. Took about 5-10 minutes for the pickup itself from where the airport stages drivers, to where I was in terminal A.

Thanks, thats the info I was looking for. I guess if I get the rental for around $120 I'll go with it, I'm staying off campus..

#1334 3 years ago

Where's the pre show party at today?

#1335 3 years ago

Wild Pitch across the street. 3pm on. Bring your best hair!

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#1336 3 years ago

Perfect day for pinball

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#1337 3 years ago
Quoted from NimblePin:

I’m not a Texan so the “chain” rule might as well be a chain of smoked hot links to me.
It’s fairly close to the hotel and you smell like smoked meat by the time you leave stuffed.
Checks all boxes in my SoCal BBQ book.
Plus,
Anytime I go to the “best” Hidden BBQ stand-alone spots, they are completely sold out by the time I’m hungry.

Rudy’s may not be the “best bbq”, but their breakfast tacos are awesome!! They let you create your own and charge you by the # of ingredients.

I would highly recommend trying the breakfast tacos if there’s a Rudy’s nearby.

The chopped beef is really good as someone mentioned earlier too.

#1338 3 years ago

Really digging the art on that Kosmic Khaos machine -- you've got my attention Spooky!

#1339 3 years ago

Ball Baron tried to make arrangements but could not make TPF but wanted to hook everyone up with a discount....

Today through Sunday night, Ninja pinballs, the shiniest balls on the planet, are $1.49/ea (normally $1.95).

1. Add Ninja balls to your cart (limit 200 per customer):
https://ballbaron.com/product/ninja-super-shiny-chrome-pinball-g10/
2. Apply coupon code "tpfweekend" at checkout. Enjoy!

Offer expires Sun 3/18/18 @ 11:59pm ET.

#1340 3 years ago

Yesterday and last was already my best Pinball day in 2018! This is shaping up to be a great pinball weekend.

#1341 3 years ago

To everyone at TPF today - have a blast!!! Things are starting to look great from the pics being posted so far! Some year I hope to make the journey...

#1342 3 years ago
Quoted from mrgregb123:

Ball Baron tried to make arrangements but could not make TPF but wanted to hook everyone up with a discount....
Today through Sunday night, Ninja pinballs, the shiniest balls on the planet, are $1.49/ea (normally $1.95).
1. Add Ninja balls to your cart (limit 200 per customer):
https://ballbaron.com/product/ninja-super-shiny-chrome-pinball-g10/
2. Apply coupon code "tpfweekend" at checkout. Enjoy!
Offer expires Sun 3/18/18 @ 11:59pm ET.

Hell of a deal. Usually when you order a qty of 900+ you don't get that nice of a discount! Order placed

#1343 3 years ago
Quoted from mrgregb123:

Ball Baron tried to make arrangements but could not make TPF but wanted to hook everyone up with a discount....
Today through Sunday night, Ninja pinballs, the shiniest balls on the planet, are $1.49/ea (normally $1.95).
1. Add Ninja balls to your cart (limit 200 per customer):
https://ballbaron.com/product/ninja-super-shiny-chrome-pinball-g10/
2. Apply coupon code "tpfweekend" at checkout. Enjoy!
Offer expires Sun 3/18/18 @ 11:59pm ET.

That's a GREAT deal.

#1344 3 years ago

Thanks Dan, I REALLY like that picture.

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#1345 3 years ago

"Game for display purposes only" makes baby jesus cry.

#1346 3 years ago

Your stuff is looking good MP. I'll have to look out for it on Saturday when I go to TPF.

#1347 3 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

2:15am...
Passing out

I hope that isn't the long awaited storm trooper shooter from stern. Looks like shit for for $70 if it is.

#1348 3 years ago

A few pics from the tournament area. Just said hello to Lou Ferrigno on his way in to see the 2 restored Hulk machines. Just saw Charlie from Spooky at the main entrance as well!

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#1349 3 years ago

-1 days to TPF

#1350 3 years ago

Looks like they may have been inspired by Jet Spin a little for Kosmic Khaos.

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