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official 2019 PINBALL EXPO thread


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1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    let talk about it. its getting close. its August 1st and its closer then you think. Lets talk everything EXPO right here. The good, The bad, and The Ugly. post any thing for sale? Transportation? Air fair? After parties? What country or state you coming from? Only 75 days away

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    #2 1 year ago

    We gonna do another jdrf fundraiser at superdawg again? Hope so, nothin like stuffn Chicago dogs and helpn kids out at the same time. Whatever I can do count me in.

    #3 1 year ago

    Chomping at the bit... can't wait to get back to Expo. Good times.

    #4 1 year ago

    Expo isn't even on the events page yet, and this thread had to be started by someone outside of the organizers.

    #5 1 year ago

    Anyone know why there isn’t an official thread yet? Seems different than last year...

    #6 1 year ago

    I honestly dont remember there ever being a official thread by one of the organizers. lol . i just started it because its the next time i have days off and im always excited for expo. who"s ready to go?

    #7 1 year ago

    Got my hotel a couple weeks ago. This will be my first expo. Can’t wait for Trent’s tournament!

    #8 1 year ago

    I booked hotel room as well.

    Last years Expo thread was started by a participating member/organizer of Expo- Rob Craig.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-expo-2018-reboot-wheeling-il

    #9 1 year ago

    oh i suppose you are right. I was thinking Rob berk or mike Pacak. but with mike gone and rob berk has more hands on deck now. so your right. I thought Rob Craig was just in charge of the free play hall and he did a excellent job with last year.

    #10 1 year ago

    I'll be there this year. Last year was a breath of fresh air and I'm anxious to see it get even better!! I'll probably have at least one game in the freeplay room as well.

    #11 1 year ago

    LTG : ) Seminar is looking like Friday night after the fireside chat. PINBALL PARTS is back. As well as door prizes. Anybody wanting to contribute to either category is welcome.

    Thinking on mugs now.

    LTG : )

    #12 1 year ago
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    #13 12 months ago

    Expo is fast approaching and we are gearing up for it. I wanted to let everyone know that we will be selling Pinshakers shaker motors for BW games and we may have some for stern (whitestar!) and de/Sega games. These are plug and play and fully customizable shakers that don't draw power from your game. By setting dip switches, you control what solenoids or flashers activate it; you can also control the intensity of shake with the turn of a dial.

    If you would like one, please contact me as we can only bring motors that are pre-sold. Also, I'll go one step further and say that if you bring a game to the show and buy a shaker motor, I'll install it free. The motors are $199 and you avoid the shipping charge. Please contact me if you would like one. I put one in my WH20 and it's quite a nice experience.

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    #14 12 months ago

    this guy is going to be there.

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    #15 12 months ago

    Is anyone aware of a buy/sell/trade thread or spreadsheet yet?

    #16 12 months ago
    Quoted from Phat_Jay:

    We gonna do another jdrf fundraiser at superdawg again? Hope so, nothin like stuffn Chicago dogs and helpn kids out at the same time. Whatever I can do count me in.

    Yes, there will be!!

    #18 12 months ago

    Interesting... Twin Peaks always had spotty service, imo.
    Although their pot roast dinner was great.

    #19 12 months ago

    Indeed.

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    #20 12 months ago

    Food at Twin Peaks was great, sad to see it go.

    #21 12 months ago

    The demise of Heighway Pinball and its ripple effect..... The Stern distributor parties weren't enough to keep the place afloat.

    #23 12 months ago
    Quoted from Timerider:

    Interesting... Twin Peaks always had spotty service, imo.
    Although their pot roast dinner was great.

    yea, service sucked

    #24 12 months ago
    Quoted from woody76:

    yea, service sucked

    Of all the times I have gone with a group , one time it took dam near an hour to get food...

    #25 12 months ago

    Ill be there, as always for the last 15 years. Ill be helping Andrew in the Freeplay hall (still looking for more volunteers). I possible will have a booth as well in the vendor hall, waiting to hear back on that.

    Ill have a half dozen games there in the freeplay room and for sale

    #26 12 months ago

    If anyone is looking to pickup an escalera, I talked with Zach at Flip 'n Out a couple weeks ago about the possibility of running a show deal similar to what Larry used to offer. He was open to it and would offer free shipping with pickup at Expo. If interested, drop him a line: Zach@flipnoutpinball.com

    #27 11 months ago
    Quoted from chad:

    Of all the times I have gone with a group , one time it took dam near an hour to get food...

    That's on purpose; there are orders to sell at least two drinks per customer.

    #28 11 months ago

    The other expensive burger bar in front of the hotel will be packed this year. Hopefully there will be a new restaurant up and running where Twin Peaks was or within walking distance. It was very convenient for a place to take a break and not extremely expensive (but yes … took a very long time for food). Hopefully locals can advise for walking distance places.

    #29 11 months ago

    No twin peaks! thats a blow to expo. love the JJ game exchange parties there

    #30 11 months ago
    Quoted from Phat_Jay:

    We gonna do another jdrf fundraiser at superdawg again? Hope so, nothin like stuffn Chicago dogs and helpn kids out at the same time. Whatever I can do count me in.

    Now word is out on the street. Flyers will be available on-site as well as to download. Everything they sell will get the 20%, including merchandise and beer!

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    #31 11 months ago

    A certain well-known company in the pinball world is practically begging me to attend this event after my interactions with them during the Midwest Gaming Classic.

    There is a greater-than-zero chance I will be attending the Expo, and bringing Undertale for all to enjoy.

    #32 11 months ago

    60 days til expo!

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    #33 11 months ago

    So little time to start saving up the shekels. We’ll be there!

    #34 11 months ago

    Any word about ExpoBrawl returning this year?

    #35 11 months ago
    Quoted from Eric_S:

    Any word about ExpoBrawl returning this year?

    It's probably like last year where they'll tell you to figure it out yourself.

    #36 11 months ago

    Should we start a list of who is bringing what machines?

    #37 11 months ago

    Has BERK officially banned Mike again this year?

    #38 11 months ago

    Unfortunately I think so...

    #39 11 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Has BERK officially banned Mike again this year?

    A shame. 35th Anniversary and all. I'd like to see Mike inside the door on the right with all his stuff.

    LTG : )

    #40 11 months ago

    Yes BERK has banned me..Makes no sense at all. I would appreciate some of you bugging him to allow me to come see my friends from all over the world of 35 years. Its like a class or family reunion. Please call him or email him and help .. Thanks mike pacak hope to see you all there.

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    #41 11 months ago
    Quoted from mikepin:

    Yes BERK has banned me..Makes no sense at all. I would appreciate some of you bugging him to allow me to come see my friends from all over the world of 35 years. Its like a class or family reunion. Please call him or email him and help .. Thanks mike pacak hope to see you all there.

    Woo hoo, another nice expo then. There's nothing stopping you from going to the hotel and even getting a room, you just can't go in the show itself, which is a good thing.

    #42 11 months ago
    Quoted from mikepin:

    Yes BERK has banned me..Makes no sense at all. I would appreciate some of you bugging him to allow me to come see my friends from all over the world of 35 years. Its like a class or family reunion. Please call him or email him and help .. Thanks mike pacak hope to see you all there.

    No, it makes perfect sense. Do you now, understand the level of frustration you have wanting to get back to your expo? This level of frustration, is exactly how you treated people trying to help you with the expo or who tried to bring games. You reap what you sow.

    #43 11 months ago
    Quoted from chad:

    Should we start a list of who is bringing what machines?

    A buy sell trade forum and a list were started here:
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/2019-chicago-pinball-expo-for-sale-wtb-thread

    #45 11 months ago
    Quoted from jellikit:

    Now word is out on the street. Flyers will be available on-site as well as to download. Everything they sell will get the 20%, including merchandise and beer![quoted image]

    The Superdawg branded beer is from Lake Effect Brewing Company.

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    #46 11 months ago

    Any other tournaments happening before or after Expo? Nothing on the IFPA calendar yet.

    #47 11 months ago

    I am able to provide show prices on Chicago Gaming Show games. $500 off of the regular price. I will be having my own booth to display these in. To receive the discount, the game will have to stay in the booth till the end of the show. But at 11pm Saturday night, as long as expo staff does not kick us out, you will be able to remove your game since they are not open Sunday this year

    Attack from Mars Classic 5500
    Attack From Mars Special Edition 6800
    Monster Bash Classic 5500
    Monster Bash Special Edition 6800

    I am more than happy to take trade ins on show games as well. Message me if you have any questions.

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    #48 11 months ago

    see you at expo!

    #49 11 months ago
    PinballExpoSchEvents2019.pdf
    #50 11 months ago

    tickets for the pinball Life event go on sale on 9/13. Friday the 13th.

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