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Official 2019 Texas Pinball Festival

By labnip

2 years ago

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#136 1 year ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

will hyatt house rooms get a block at some point?
I already reserved but at a higher price and they said I could just flip it to the block room price once the show takes care of that...

To answer everyone’s question...yes, you can call back once they have the tpf rate and they will change it. I did that for this year and it worked.

3 months later
#144 1 year ago
Quoted from HIPPY:

Always stayed at Embassy, all full. What is the name of the place across from the doors of the show? Hilton Garden full also. Thanks.

Hyatt House is a little closer, it's on the corner. Free breakfast. Stayed there the last 2 years.

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#213 9 months ago

I'm working on another restoration to bring to TPF (brought IJ last year). I just found clear coin reject buttons (pinball life!) and made custom inserts from a logo I found online and cleaned up. Going to light it blue from behind. What do you think? I might switch to photo paper, depending on how the light shines through.

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#249 9 months ago
Quoted from NPO:

Did the fun bus already leave or something? Man, it is dead in here compared to the 2018 thread. Around this time last year, we were on page 17. We're limping along on page #5 here.....
If this thread is indicative of how TPF 2019 will be, man, no lines at any games....!!!! All for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee : D!!!!

First 10 of those pages were Labnip months before the show.

Also, no tax on CGC games you pick up at the show.

#250 9 months ago
Quoted from Arcade:

Does anyone know what vendor did the 4 sheets of standard playfield glass for $100 the previous years?
Looking to get in on that deal this year if offered again.

Multimorphic had the cheap glass. I would maybe ask them.

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#471 8 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Are there any fun or interesting restaurants near by?
Maybe entertaining ones? lol

We are looking forward to Omi Korean Grill and BBQ in Carrollton. It's a 15 min drive from TPF. All you can eat steak and galbi ribs (and other meats) with a grill in the middle of your table. Decently priced too.

Here are some pics from our visit in December.

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#478 8 months ago

Anybody else get paranoid about moving their games? Painter's tape on the chrome. I was only going to do it by the backbox hinge and then OCD kicked in.

Hyped for this weekend!

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#845 8 months ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

Someone who was really looking forward to a CGC produced Aliens?
For those who missed it, the drama, as Kanada told it from the pulpit, er, I mean the lecturn, er, I mean the podium while accepting his Twipy was that the source of the rumor was none other than Steve Ritchie and named him by name. I am NOT picking any side on this one, too hot for my tastes, however, as an innocent bystander, it was some high drama for the pin world. Thats a really short take on it, but figured if anyone was still in the dark on what happened, this explanation might help.

Not only are you misquoting him (he said George Gomez bc GG told Kaneda 2 years ago at a show that he doesn’t know s**t.), that was not Kaneda’s source. I know because I know who his source was and had it independently confirmed by Jeff from TWIP.

Glad you enjoyed tpf

#917 8 months ago
Quoted from pinlink:

Also, I bet 95% of people at the show had no idea a tournament was happening. That is a problem.
The organizers of the show, the tournament directors, volunteers, and techs put so much hard work into running one of the best tournaments in the world at TPF. Top players from around the world come for the tournament. And it was hidden from the general public.
The #1 player in the world won the tournament in one of the most exciting finishes I have seen live. I hate that people missed out on that.
We always try to find ways to promote competitive pinball and get people excited/interested in it. Every TPF prior I have had multiple people come up to me and ask "what is going on here, is this a pinball tournament?" as they walk through the door and see a large group of people cheering and watching the finals on a projector. This was the opposite of promotion. It needs to change. Period.

Everyone really cares about the tournament, knows about it. It's all over the TPF website, advertising if you want to compete in classics and what not. If I was paying to come for the day by myself or with my family, I would not pay to watch other people play, but play games myself. It didn't need more promotion. Wizards had a large wait list. There's a lot going on at TPF and you could make the same argument for seminar exposure, etc.

Moving to another room was a smart move and I'm sure the players appreciated having that hallway right there as well. Chicago Expo had it in the hallway last year. They could possibly do that (but worry about being able to lock the games at night).

#956 8 months ago
Quoted from scottslash:

If anyone cares, here's my take for 2019...
Tournaments being moved to give more room on main floor -- Good.
TBH, I skipped the tournaments this year, so I can't speak to how things were in tourney room, but a couple folks said it was cramped.
I did some volunteering this year. DO IT PEOPLE! Work the doors, work the floor, enter tourney scores...whatever. Karma. It's the right thing to do -- and it's a great way to see and meet people!
Anyone wondering... "If I exhibit, how many games will be played on my machine?" Well, my NIB Deadpool Pro got 555 plays and I'm pretty sure it was never idle. Def worth the demo discount.
Main room layout could have been better. Live and learn. I don't envy Kim's job trying to map it out.
If you're going to move a pin on its legs, Pinball Skates from Marco are da bomb! https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/PBS
All for now. Maybe more after I read the 100 new posts!
Great time, y'all![quoted image]

My MBr got 548 plays. For those that want an estimate for future consideration.

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