Official 2019 Texas Pinball Festival

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Official 2019 Texas Pinball Festival


By labnip

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#151 53 days ago
Quoted from NPO:

Bypassing this one this year. We plan to come to Pinburgh 2019 (just to play, not to compete).

Scratch that. Just talked with the future Mrs. She wants to go again, and she has already reserved a room at the Hyatt across the street!!

See you March 2019 : )!

#152 52 days ago

How busy is this show? Do you have to wait long to play the good newer games? I’ve heard some comments about lines of people 10 deep. Is this true?

#153 52 days ago
Quoted from callaway15:

How busy is this show? Do you have to wait long to play the good newer games? I’ve heard some comments about lines of people 10 deep. Is this true?

Nah, only for alien was it ever that deep. One or two deep for most games.

#154 52 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Nah, only for alien was it ever that deep. One or two deep for most games.

That’s good to read. Have people been ok with staying at Hyatt Place? Easy to still sneak in for the Embassy Cocktail hours? Haha

#155 51 days ago

Price alert - looks like some pretty good airline deals right now. I adjusted my Southwest flights to lock in the better prices (which for Southwest means I have credit $$$ now for future use). Quick check on Kayak from DC showed a bunch of nonstop options for $310 round trip and one (built around spirit air...) for $279.

-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 and model S Skee Ball

#156 51 days ago
Quoted from callaway15:

How busy is this show? Do you have to wait long to play the good newer games? I’ve heard some comments about lines of people 10 deep. Is this true?

On new games, yes. in 2016, lines were very long for TBL and GB.

Lines were huge last year for Alice Cooper, but by limiting each game to one ball, they moved fast.

99% of games are available or 1-2 people in front of you.

#157 51 days ago

@callaway15 , we stayed .. just one night at the Hyatt Place, before we had to leave early for an unplanned funeral. (Literally got the call about 5 minutes after we picked up our TPF tickets in the lobby!).

Hyatt Place was clean, comfortable, conveniently located, and the service was great. They immediately let us out of our room early. It was actually something like 3-4p, and they didn’t make us pay for that night. They were *way* more accommodating than I’d expect. Can’t speak enough of their people.

In terms of facilities - there’s no restaurant in the hotel, nor a bar. Just a tiny typical market. Food options are nearby. Perry’s is known for pork chops; we had their steaks instead and they were pretty awesome. And this is walking distance to both hotels.

#158 48 days ago

I’m getting my pic taken with the Munsters and or the car for sure. I got direct flights out of BDL to DFW and back.... man I hate layovers !

#159 48 days ago
Quoted from jfesler:

@callaway15 , we stayed .. just one night at the Hyatt Place, before we had to leave early for an unplanned funeral. (Literally got the call about 5 minutes after we picked up our TPF tickets in the lobby!).
Hyatt Place was clean, comfortable, conveniently located, and the service was great. They immediately let us out of our room early. It was actually something like 3-4p, and they didn’t make us pay for that night. They were *way* more accommodating than I’d expect. Can’t speak enough of their people.
In terms of facilities - there’s no restaurant in the hotel, nor a bar. Just a tiny typical market. Food options are nearby. Perry’s is known for pork chops; we had their steaks instead and they were pretty awesome. And this is walking distance to both hotels.

Sounds like a good option! Thanks for the reply

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#160 37 days ago

Just booked at the Hyatt Place. jfesler is wise and all knowing...

#161 32 days ago

Are there any Pinside meet and greets planned for TPF?

Not that anyone wants to meet me

However, if you do see me on the show floor and say "Hey Bublehead!" loud enough that I can hear you, I will definitely stop and chat. I'm going deaf in my right ear so keep that in mind

#162 32 days ago

Just got cheap air to Dallas on Wednesday before the show, & fly back from Austin April 3. Was like around $400 US, $510 CDN. Only 1 stop each way. Looking to hitch a ride to Austin (South Side - 2705 Willow St) on Sunday anytime.

#163 32 days ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

Are there any Pinside meet and greets planned for TPF?
Not that anyone wants to meet me
However, if you do see me on the show floor and say "Hey Bublehead!" loud enough that I can hear you, I will definitely stop and chat. I'm going deaf in my right ear so keep that in mind

JJ from GEX tends to do one at a local restaurant really close by TPF's location.

#164 31 days ago
Quoted from greatwichjohn:

Looking to hitch a ride to Austin (South Side - 2705 Willow St) on Sunday anytime

Doesn't labnip drive from the Austin area? I kinda remember he came in some big gas-guzzling rental truck last year.

Also, Megabus has frequent departures to Austin from Dallas for under $50. https://us.megabus.com/journey-planner/journeys?days=1&concessionCount=0&departureDate=2019-03-24&destinationId=320&inboundOtherDisabilityCount=0&inboundPcaCount=0&inboundWheelchairSeated=0&nusCount=0&originId=317&otherDisabilityCount=0&pcaCount=0&totalPassengers=1&wheelchairSeated=0

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

#165 26 days ago

Two months to go, tickets and hotel are booked.
Looking forward to see the show and meet pinsiders.

#166 26 days ago

This will be my first TPF in a while not bringing a game (so far, I think...). Feels weird. But I will be bringing Mike from the PinChurch, so that's a win.

We've got a room at the Drury nearby but please let me know if you have a double queen reservation at the Embassy that might come up for grabs...

#167 26 days ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

This will be my first TPF in a while not bringing a game (so far, I think...).

You're driving? From up here in Virginia...

-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 and model S Skee Ball

#168 25 days ago

Nope... flying down, driving back in a box truck loaded with pins.

#169 25 days ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Nope... flying down, driving back in a box truck loaded with pins.

Looking forward to seeing you and Rob.

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#170 24 days ago

My wife decided today wants to go to TPF for the first time after hearing about my experiences. Her only previous shows have been in Denver so I think she’s in for a pleasant surprise

#171 22 days ago

We are coming in a day early and looking for a nice local place for dinner. Were going to go to Perry’s but realized we had one here in Denver.

Can anyone recommend a good steak or BBQ or other local non-chain place for dinner, preferably within reasonable walking distance of the Embassy?

#172 22 days ago
Quoted from jfh:

Can anyone recommend a good steak or BBQ

https://hardeightbbq.com/menu/

LTG : )

#173 22 days ago
Quoted from jfh:

preferably within reasonable walking distance of the Embassy?

https://wildpitchsportsbar.com/frisco/

LTG : )

#174 22 days ago

Been there before on a solo trip. I’ll be with my wife this time and would like to stay alive so I can come back to TPF in future years.

#175 22 days ago
Quoted from jfh:

Can anyone recommend a good steak or BBQ or other local non-chain place for dinner, preferably within reasonable walking distance of the Embass

Embassy will shuttle you (or short Uber) to Legacy East or Legacy West in Plano. Try Bobs, Capital Grill Del Friscos or Fleming’s.

#176 22 days ago

We really enjoyed our steaks at Perry's last year. Heading back there again this year.

#177 22 days ago

This will be my first year going to TPF. I have a 3 day pass (they were so cheap!). I will try to go all 3 days, at least 2 of them. I work on Friday, so we will see.
I am trying to rally up some friends to go, but I am taking my wife and kids one of the days.

I am not sure what I will take. Maybe a couple of projects and some parts for the swap meet.
I definitely will be looking to pick up some items

#178 21 days ago

Brisket to die for

Get there early before they sell out.

https://hutchinsbbq.com/frisco

https://www.lockhartsmokehouse.com/

Both are a schlep but worth it, so worth it.

#179 21 days ago

For a treat, visit Bob's Steak & Chophouse.

Faincy. Spendy. Outstanding.

#180 21 days ago

I understand there is a list of the games, but i cant seem to find it. Anyone know where the list is?

#181 21 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I understand there is a list of the games, but i cant seem to find it. Anyone know where the list is?

texaspinball.com

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#183 10 days ago

So me and a couple of my mates are making the trip from Australia. Have organised the Munsters VIP tix with extendo.
Everything's booked, so any recommendations on what to do locally would be awesome.
We arrive Wednesday arvo and leave Monday night so basically have 2 days spare outside TPF.
Sounds like hardeightbbq & Wild Pitch are must do's

#184 10 days ago
Quoted from Macca101010:

We arrive Wednesday arvo and leave Monday night so basically have 2 days spare outside TPF.

Welcome to TX! A lot to do in this area. Dallas Cowboys training facility along with many restaurants in that area. There is an area in Plano (5 mins south of the Embassy Suites) called Legacy East and Legacy West. Both have a lot of restaurants, bars, and clubs. Check out Legacy Hall for a local musical venue with several smaller restaurants and many bars.
IFly: simulate skydiving
TopGolf: outdoor, multiple level driving
range ‘game’ with food/drink service.
LaHacienda Ranch: great Mexican food just down Preston Road.
I prefer Hutchins over Hard8. Not the same ‘experience’, but much better BBQ!

Tell me what you like to do and I can lead you in the right direction; I’ve lived in the area for a long time.

#185 9 days ago
Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

Welcome to TX! A lot to do in this area. Dallas Cowboys training facility along with many restaurants in that area. There is an area in Plano (5 mins south of the Embassy Suites) called Legacy East and Legacy West. Both have a lot of restaurants, bars, and clubs. Check out Legacy Hall for a local musical venue with several smaller restaurants and many bars.
IFly: simulate skydiving
TopGolf: outdoor, multiple level driving
range ‘game’ with food/drink service.
LaHacienda Ranch: great Mexican food just down Preston Road.
I prefer Hutchins over Hard8. Not the same ‘experience’, but much better BBQ!
Tell me what you like to do and I can lead you in the right direction; I’ve lived in the area for a long time.

Awesome thanks for all that, what about amusement rides in and around the location that we are staying.
We wont be eating for a week just so that we can eat all the ribbs lol : )

#186 9 days ago
Quoted from extendo:

amusement rides in and around the location that we are staying.

Six Flags: https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas Looks like they are open 10a- 8p during your visit. Lots of great rides. If you go during the week, there won't be many crowds!

#187 8 days ago
Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

Six Flags: https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas Looks like they are open 10a- 8p during your visit. Lots of great rides. If you go during the week, there won't be many crowds!

Brilliant, thanks for that.

So my mate Macca101010 loves his Cowboy hats and would like to know where to go and buy one : )

#188 8 days ago
Quoted from extendo:

Brilliant, thanks for that.
So my mate Macca101010 loves his Cowboy hats and would like to know where to go and buy one : )

Haha and my mate extendo wants the boots and spurs as well....

Then to ride a mechanical bull.

#189 8 days ago

man, makes me want to skip TPF and hang here three days in a row...

#190 8 days ago
Quoted from extendo:

Cowboy hats and would like to know where to go and buy one : )

Quoted from Macca101010:

boots and spurs as well...

You two will be easy to spot in your newly acquired Cowboy wear!

Best bet for all the 'Cowboy' action is in Fort Worth:

Western Stores:
http://www.leddys.com/
http://www.fincherswhitefront.com/cart/catalog/
https://www.maverickwesternwear.com/

For the bull:
https://billybobstexas.com/

If you go to Billy Bobs, eat at Coopers Pit BBQ across the street.

And if you do a full day in downtown Ft Worth and want some great Mexican with a twist: https://joetgarcias.com/. Enchiladas and Fajitas only (no menus). Cash only.

#191 8 days ago
Quoted from fxdwg:

man, makes me want to skip TPF and hang here three days in a row...

Make sure you go Friday night that’s lingerie night!

#192 8 days ago

Multimorphic is offering a great TPF promotion. Get a P3 for $1000 off!

Contact sales@multimorphic.com to take advantage.

- Gerry
https://www.multimorphic.com

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#193 8 days ago

I can bring a Potc Collector's Edition. Free shipping to the show if you allow it to be used as a show game. I may have a limited or a standard edition available too, but they are selling out quickly.

I have a couple of Dialed In Limited Editions that I can do shipping and maybe a little more on if interested.

There will also be specials on Attack from Mars Remake (classic and special), Monster Bash Remake (classic and special), I have a couple of TNA that i can deliver to the show for free. Show specials on Houdini also.

Let me know

#194 8 days ago

flights check
hotel check
weekend pass check
list of pinball bits to smuggle back to UK check
directions to Lockhart check

who's meeting me for a beer?

#195 8 days ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

flights check
hotel check
weekend pass check
list of pinball bits to smuggle back to UK check
directions to Lockhart check
who's meeting me for a beer?

First beer is on me.

#196 8 days ago

*books flight and restaurant reservations......and I guess a ticket for the Festival too.....*

Damn, that's a helluva great recommendation, LTG!

#197 8 days ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

flights check
hotel check
weekend pass check
list of pinball bits to smuggle back to UK check
directions to Lockhart check
who's meeting me for a beer?

Same as that neil. so where you buying beer 2,to 40 after i buy the first lol

#198 8 days ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

who's meeting me for a beer?

I am buying WHEN you see me... but I am hard to miss at 6’4” (or 1.9M for my European friends) tall and 39 and two sevenths stone. I miss drinking in the UK, spent 4 years off and on in Dunoon, Scotland back in the 80’s and drank a lot of sweet black and tans, Tennents Lager, and hard cider. Hit me up WHEN you see me, not IF

#199 8 days ago
Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

You two will be easy to spot in your newly acquired Cowboy wear!
Best bet for all the 'Cowboy' action is in Fort Worth:
Western Stores:
http://www.leddys.com/
http://www.fincherswhitefront.com/cart/catalog/
https://www.maverickwesternwear.com/
For the bull:
https://billybobstexas.com/
If you go to Billy Bobs, eat at Coopers Pit BBQ across the street.
And if you do a full day in downtown Ft Worth and want some great Mexican with a twist: https://joetgarcias.com/. Enchiladas and Fajitas only (no menus). Cash only.

Haha, you've done well. Looks like we have plenty of options now Yehaaaa

#200 8 days ago

Make sure to stop by the History of Pinball booth and drop off offerings of your regional and foreign beer!
I will have a large selection of craft beers that we can share (outside of the show of course) wink wink nudge nudge.

-Jeff

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