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official 2019 PINBALL EXPO thread


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    #351 10 days ago

    Still looking for free play staff. if anyone wants to help direct game volunteers where to go, help coordinate stretch wrap removal and leg bolt insertions, that will help make the show better for everyone.

    You will look fabulous in a fancy free t-Shirt with your free admission and rife with the definitive first hand knowledge of will what game fit in what car you can now lord over all pinball fandom.

    there's a sign up sheet available as part of this thread...

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/expo-2019-free-play-area-looking-for-expo-staff#post-5242611

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aaeae23a5f94-pinball1

    #352 10 days ago

    Almost ! Got most of my games staged for pick up. Can't wait!!

    #353 10 days ago
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    #354 10 days ago
    Quoted from CraigC:

    rife with the definitive first hand knowledge of will what game fit in what car you can now lord over all pinball fandom.

    Not that's funny!

    #355 10 days ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Can I interest you in this pin?[quoted image]

    I will pass

    #356 9 days 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]

    And following up in regards to the Superdawg fundraiser for Project Pinball, I just saw this today... Check it out yourself to develop an opinion!

    https://chicago.eater.com/maps/38-best-restaurants-in-chicago

    #357 9 days ago

    Superdawg is a expo tradition for us!

    #358 8 days ago

    1 week til EXPO! burning vacation days.

    #359 8 days ago

    Just revised 10/7. the latest schedule.

    pinball expo 1.pdf
    #360 8 days ago

    We’ll be giving away 50 of these one of a kind Christopher Franchi art coaster sets at expo! Make sure you download the IOS or Android PINQUEST app prior to expo!

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    #361 8 days ago

    I’ll have premium backlit RGBW LED frames and translites for sale, including limited edition Beetlejuice and Superman ‘78 by Franchi and the new AFM alternate translite by Brian Allen. Stop by my booth and say hello!

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    #362 8 days ago

    I know Color DMD does a preorder and pickup at show to save on shipping. Any other show specials on parts or mods? Show coupon codes? Pickup at show order offers?

    #363 8 days ago
    Quoted from Mope161616:

    I know Color DMD does a preorder and pickup at show to save on shipping

    LCDs are sold out for availability to pickup at the show. Bummed about that. Available 10/31 now. LEDs are still available though.

    #364 8 days ago
    Quoted from midcoastsurf:

    I’ll have premium backlit RGBW LED frames and translites for sale, including limited edition Beetlejuice and Superman ‘78 by Franchi and the new AFM alternate translite by Brian Allen. Stop by my booth and say hello![quoted image]

    Um....so....any chance the Beetlejuice one will be available at some point/place, for those of us not able to get to the Expo? I need that...

    #365 8 days ago

    Is Beetlejuice going to be a future pin theme, or just wishful thinking?

    #366 8 days ago
    Quoted from Mope161616:

    Any other show specials on parts or mods?

    I offer 5-packs of daughterboards at a show discount. This is my first year at Expo so be sure to stop by!

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED display boards for model H & model S Skee Ball

    #367 8 days ago

    Just cancelled my Westin reservations, staying at Hawthorn now. Why spend $450 when you can pay $120 and get free breakfast. Westin needs to rethink their rates.

    #368 8 days ago
    Quoted from Phat_Jay:

    Just cancelled my Westin reservations, staying at Hawthorn now. Why spend $450 when you can pay $120 and get free breakfast. Westin needs to rethink their rates.

    Nice job, save that money to invest elsewhere!

    #369 7 days ago
    Quoted from Phat_Jay:

    Just cancelled my Westin reservations, staying at Hawthorn now. Why spend $450 when you can pay $120 and get free breakfast. Westin needs to rethink their rates.

    How do you get to the show from Hawthorn?

    Edit. Never mind I found it. For those wondering, the Hawthron is about 3.2 miles from the show.

    #370 7 days ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    How do you get to the show from Hawthorn?
    Edit. Never mind I found it. For those wondering, the Hawthron is about 3.2 miles from the show.

    It’s not super close, I have my vehicle so it’s not a prob but it’s beyond walking distance. So Uber, taxi, or buy a bike at goodwill or something. Obviously, that money would offset the savings so....it’s for those with a car, or know someone with a car. My whole family is going so my car will be full. There are lots of hotels in the area for 60-100/night though. At Westin’s 150, it’s definitely a premium, and no free breakfast. I’ve had good luck at holiday inn express which is just down street, although still prob too far to walk, but you do get a hot breakfast.

    #371 7 days ago

    Yeah distance is the most important thing to me. I’ll have my car too. I just want to be able to make regular trips to the room without it being a pain.

    #372 7 days ago

    The biggest advantage to staying on site obviously is you have a private bathroom, and maybe being able to park once and not worry about finding a spot. I remember a yr when they booked a couple weddings the same weekend as expo....that was a disaster for parking.

    #373 7 days ago

    In my case it is the worry of having to drive after drinking. At 150 a night for two nights is still cheaper then a 10,000 dollar ticket. Uber would be ok but like to have a beer when I want to!

    #374 7 days ago

    Agreed. I think I’ll stay put. The price tag hurts, but I’m loving the convenience factor.

    #375 7 days ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    Agreed. I think I’ll stay put. The price tag hurts, but I’m loving the convenience factor.

    Westin - $150ish/nt
    Hawthorne - $100ish/nt
    Stumbling back to your room after celebrating all night from Chuckwurts Flip-Out tourney win - PRICELESS

    #376 7 days ago

    Yes, obviously if you want to drink then the Westin is your best choice. I’m a non-drinker so that never registered in my thought process. I’m just no fun

    Hawthorn is showing 68/night on Expedia right now. I booked at 40/night. That’s basically a free color dmd not stay at Westin.....or I can gorge myself at superdawg with proceeds to jdrf.

    #377 7 days ago
    Quoted from Phat_Jay:

    Yes, obviously if you want to drink then the Westin is your best choice. I’m a non-drinker so that never registered in my thought process. I’m just no fun

    I hope you are closer to...

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    #378 7 days ago

    I think it is closer!

    Oh man, I can taste it already.... I miss that place.

    #379 7 days ago
    Quoted from Phat_Jay:

    I think it is closer!
    Oh man, I can taste it already.... I miss that place.

    And yes I will keep bumping it, as I'd rather be annoying and possibly get more people there. The Superburger doesn't get as much press, but is very good as well. But my favorite is the Whoopskidawg.

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    #380 7 days ago

    No need for a lanyard Brad, we all know who you are
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    Just kiddin buddy! We all love Project Pinball and I hope you get a huge turnout! I'll be there.

    #381 7 days ago
    Quoted from heni1977:

    In my case it is the worry of having to drive after drinking. At 150 a night for two nights is still cheaper then a 10,000 dollar ticket. Uber would be ok but like to have a beer when I want to!

    THIS

    #382 7 days ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    Agreed. I think I’ll stay put. The price tag hurts, but I’m loving the convenience factor.

    And it's only once a year!

    #383 7 days ago

    No twin peaks(no restaurant at all) will alleviate some parking woes

    #384 7 days ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    No need for a lanyard Brad, we all know who you are
    [quoted image]
    Just kiddin buddy! We all love Project Pinball and I hope you get a huge turnout! I'll be there.

    Thanks Jason. I look forward to seeing you and possibly help beer sales.

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    #385 7 days ago
    Quoted from jellikit:

    possibly help beer sales.[quoted image]

    Help?!
    I will CARRY those sales.
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    #386 7 days ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    No twin peaks(no restaurant at all) will alleviate some parking woes

    With no restaurant now, where are we supposed to go? Do they expect us to order delivery or something?

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    #387 7 days ago
    Quoted from Pinzap:

    where are we supposed to go?

    Saranello's same building. Nearby Spears, Subway, Dunkin' across the parking lot.

    LTG : )

    #388 7 days ago

    The Getaway Power Board trace repair needed. Anyone at the Chicago Expo that can fix a board trace between regulator and Capacitor please let me know.

    Thanks!

    Dave

    #389 7 days ago
    Quoted from dstew34132:

    The Getaway Power Board trace repair needed. Anyone at the Chicago Expo that can fix a board trace between regulator and Capacitor please let me know.
    Thanks!
    Dave

    Rob Anthony always has a repair room...he's great. Down the main hallway on the left across from free play. I'd get it to him asap though before he gets super busy.

    #390 7 days ago

    Spears has a solid beer list usually and a really good bourbon list if you want something stronger between games. Cost more than Twin Peaks, but I think the food and beer are better.

    #391 7 days ago
    Quoted from Capn12:

    Um....so....any chance the Beetlejuice one will be available at some point/place, for those of us not able to get to the Expo? I need that...

    Shoot me a PM. I'm willing to ship after the show if you pre-pay. Franchi will be signing and numbering the BJ and SM '78 translites. $335 shipped within the lower 48 for art of your choice + premium backlit frame. Superman '78 just in (looks way better in person than in this pic).

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    #392 7 days ago
    Quoted from KingBW:

    Is Beetlejuice going to be a future pin theme, or just wishful thinking?

    I can get you the translite...no promises on the rest of the machine

    #393 6 days ago

    Bump 4 EXPO! bump 4 superdawg, bump 4 project pinball, in the name of good. bump 4 silent auction. EXPO is going to great. KRULL. there will be a media blast from all the podcasters. JJ from game exchange pinside party. pinball life open house charity. pinball Olympics. what isnt there to do at EXPO? oh yeah EXPO it self!

    #394 6 days ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Rob Anthony always has a repair room...he's great. Down the main hallway on the left across from free play. I'd get it to him asap though before he gets super busy.

    And Rob may have a show special to install an nvram to you cpu board.

    #395 6 days ago

    Is anyone bringing an Attack From Mars pinball to Chicago Expo next week? Please message me, thanks!

    #396 6 days ago
    Quoted from JDub03:

    Spears has a solid beer list usually and a really good bourbon list if you want something stronger between games. Cost more than Twin Peaks, but I think the food and beer are better.

    WAYYY better. I love that place. Losing Twin Peaks only bothers me in the fact that it probably means Spears is going to be more crowded than it used to be!

    #397 6 days ago

    Next week at this time I'll be at Expo and have gone through half the mugs.

    Getting exciting. Can't wait to see my friends. Old and new ones I meet.

    LTG : )

    #398 6 days ago

    Why does Google Maps show Twin Peaks as open right now?

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    #399 6 days ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Why does Google Maps show Twin Peaks as open right now?

    Hasn't been updated in a long time.

    LTG : )

    #400 6 days ago

    Not on Desktop. Maybe time to update your app?

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