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Official 2020 Texas Pinball Festival Thread


By Ed_in_Texas

84 days ago



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    #1 84 days ago

    The 2020 Texas Pinball Festival is March 27-29 in Frisco, TX.
    Discounted weekend passes on sale now.
    Exhibitors: Bring a game a get in FREE! We offer many great incentives for our Exhibitors!
    Check out the TPF website for special guests information: http://texaspinball.com
    Our celebrity guest (so far) is Sylvester McCoy who was Doctor Who #7 (featured on the Bally Doctor Who pin) and Radagast the Wizard in the Hobbit (also featured on the Hobbit pin).


    TPF2020 gear is now available in the store.
    TPF2020 will also host the 2019 TWIPY Awards again.
    More to come...

    #2 84 days ago

    Woot!

    TPF is good fun. Be there or be square.

    #3 79 days ago

    Last day to order TPF gear and get it in time for Christmas is Dec 10th.
    Weekend pass prices go up Jan 1st.
    https://texaspinball.com/tpf/store/

    Currently announced special guests include:
    Sylvester McCoy
    Dennis Nordman
    Charlie and Kayte Emery
    Steve Ritchie
    Christopher Franchi
    Joe Balcer
    Scott Danesi

    and many many more yet to be announced. Stay tuned...

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    #4 79 days ago
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    #5 72 days ago

    Mark Ritchie announced!

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    #6 71 days ago

    The TWIPYs return to TPF 2020!

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    #7 69 days ago

    I hope to see Cary Hardys Last Action Hero pin again.

    #8 69 days ago

    Can’t wait!!

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    #9 58 days ago

    I'm looking for a room at the hotel, so if anyone's plans change and need to ditch their reservation, ping me and see if we can workout a reservation transfer! thanks!

    #10 58 days ago
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    #11 54 days ago

    I'm in MI and have gone to Expo and PinCinatti and really enjoyed them. I'm wondering if I want to make the trip to go to TPF this year. What are people's thoughts? Is it worth it? Is it too crowded? Can the experience still be good missing out on the Embassy rooms and having to stay somewhere else close?

    #12 53 days ago

    This is a great show. I’ve attended the last three years. There are five other hotels within a half mile. There’s a pinball swap meet. Food trucks all weekend, seminars by industry leaders, every major mod manufacturer and 200+ pins on freeplay. You need to come to this show

    #13 53 days ago
    Quoted from callaway15:

    I'm wondering if I want to make the trip to go to TPF this year. What are people's thoughts? Is it worth it?

    Well worth it. Time of your life.

    LTG : )

    #14 53 days ago

    TPF 2020, This will be my first TPF, cant wait for it to get here. Ready to meet many of my online friends in person.

    And we will be bringing a great assortment of games, with many that will have show pricing available. In the booth we will have games available from JJP, CGC, American Pinball, and Spooky. Send a message to find out the details as you have to order ahead of time to be sure to get one.

    Games that most likely will be available (of course subject to change)

    Monster Bash Classic Edition
    Monster Bash Special edition

    Hobbit
    Dialed In
    Willy Wonka

    Houdini
    Oktoberfest

    Alice Cooper
    TNA
    Rob Zombie

    Thanks
    Troy

    #15 53 days ago

    skipped last year, might have to make it this year.

    #16 53 days ago
    Quoted from callaway15:

    I'm in MI and have gone to Expo and PinCinatti and really enjoyed them. I'm wondering if I want to make the trip to go to TPF this year. What are people's thoughts? Is it worth it? Is it too crowded? Can the experience still be good missing out on the Embassy rooms and having to stay somewhere else close?

    I stayed about 3 miles away last time, that's the way I prefer it.

    #17 53 days ago

    There are so many hotels within walking distance from Embassy suites. They just opened up 2 more within the last year

    #18 53 days ago
    Quoted from callaway15:

    I'm in MI and have gone to Expo and PinCinatti and really enjoyed them. I'm wondering if I want to make the trip to go to TPF this year. What are people's thoughts? Is it worth it? Is it too crowded? Can the experience still be good missing out on the Embassy rooms and having to stay somewhere else close?

    I’ve stayed an the Hyatt across the street, it’s a five minute walk. Given the Embassy rooms are at the other end of the building from the exhibition hall it’s probably the same distance to get from room to TPF. I’ve also stayed at an Air BnB a short drive away for about $30/night and that was ok for the price.
    If you love pinball you’ll love the show. Vendors of all kinds, pins on free play, fellow pinheads, seminars, likely a swap meet, top players competing in the Stern Pro Circuit event, Multimorphic pins available.
    Come to the show and volunteer for a couple hours, it offers yet another perspective on the hobby. Every show can use more people who want to help others have fun.

    #19 53 days ago

    Just booked my room and bought my tickets - my first TPF and I can’t wait!

    #20 53 days ago
    Quoted from callaway15:

    I'm in MI and have gone to Expo and PinCinatti and really enjoyed them. I'm wondering if I want to make the trip to go to TPF this year. What are people's thoughts? Is it worth it? Is it too crowded? Can the experience still be good missing out on the Embassy rooms and having to stay somewhere else close?

    Rooms - staying at the hotel is nice but any 1 of the others within walking distance is fine and wont hinder your fun.

    Crowded - if this is a concern then you may be like me. I've been the past 8 years. This is the first I'm not going as it has gotten uncomfortable crowded for me. There are normally games open if you look for them but walking around can be a chore. Most modern games will have lines 4+ people deep.

    If you haven't been I'd consider it for sure. It's just gotten to big for me. But it growing so much is a hood thing for the hobby.

    #21 53 days ago

    For the pinsiders that go, do ya'll wear little Pinside badges, so you can recognize each other?

    #22 53 days ago
    Quoted from Coyote:

    do ya'll wear little Pinside badges

    I've been sent there three times by Chicago Gaming. So I wore a TPF lanyard with my name on it. LTG : )

    LTG : )

    #23 53 days ago
    Quoted from Coyote:

    For the pinsiders that go, do ya'll wear little Pinside badges, so you can recognize each other?

    I think JJ from Game Exhange usually makes some. He’ll ask for a list of pinsiders when TPF gets close.

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    #24 46 days ago

    Anyone else getting Rail-roaded by American Airlines? Twice now they cancelled my direct flights , and now I got layovers both ways , a jar of Vaseline, and another 3-4 hours added to each trip. total Bullshit, AA sucks !!!

    #25 46 days ago
    Quoted from Coyote:

    For the pinsiders that go, do ya'll wear little Pinside badges, so you can recognize each other?

    I will be making them and also hosting a meet and greet suite party.

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    #27 40 days ago

    When and where should we pinsiders meet up? I’d say not too early, as some of us cannot even leave for Frisco until after school Friday, but not during any cool events... maybe drinks and cigars Friday night?

    #28 39 days ago
    Quoted from captainBR:

    When and where should we pinsiders meet up? I’d say not too early, as some of us cannot even leave for Frisco until after school Friday, but not during any cool events... maybe drinks and cigars Friday night?

    Https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/tpf-2020-meet-and-greet-info

    #30 36 days ago

    Here’s a question. Anyone ever driven and parked a travel trailer or RV in the mall parking lot overnight? Just a thought

    Something I am considering since I don’t live close to the show anymore.

    #31 36 days ago
    Quoted from GenXRJDM:

    Here’s a question. Anyone ever driven and parked a travel trailer or RV in the mall parking lot overnight? Just a thought
    Something I am considering since I don’t live close to the show anymore.

    We have an agreement with the minor league baseball team literally right next door and they grant us use of their giant parking lot for the big trucks, trailers, and RVs if you want to park there. It's only about a block or two walk to the Embassy. Not sure what the mall would say. I would imagine the worst they would do is ask you to move (in which case you could just drive over to the baseball lot).

    #32 35 days ago
    Quoted from Ed_in_Texas:

    We have an agreement with the minor league baseball team literally right next door and they grant us use of their giant parking lot for the big trucks, trailers, and RVs if you want to park there. It's only about a block or two walk to the Embassy. Not sure what the mall would say. I would imagine the worst they would do is ask you to move (in which case you could just drive over to the baseball lot).

    I used to park my truck and 24' enclosed trailer by the jewelry store at the mall, and then at the baseball diamond last year. No problem with either place from me.

    #33 35 days ago

    Great, Thank you kindly for your response. Cant wait for another year. Though Ed.....I think you have outgrown the Convention center. Maybe I could help make some calls and string something together for a bigger place next year? Jerry World?

    Happy we have this great event for all to enjoy and share the passion.

    #34 35 days ago

    Looking forward to attending the best pinball show!

    #35 35 days ago

    Just got my weekend passes for my daughter and myself...First TPF...can't wait!!!

    #36 35 days ago
    Quoted from fooflighter:

    Just got my weekend passes for my daughter and myself...First TPF...can't wait!!!

    Bourbon hunting in Texas any good?

    #37 35 days ago

    There's tons made locally - I'm more of a Wheat Beer and the occasional Jameson - I know boring

    #38 35 days ago
    Quoted from fooflighter:

    There's tons made locally - I'm more of a Wheat Beer and the occasional Jameson - I know boring

    I keep beer on tap.... nothing boring about beer!

    #39 34 days ago

    TPF number 6 is coming for myself and group of ATL friends. Here is my sexy self playing a sweet Centaur years ago. The gal who took my pic for the paper asked me where I was from and when I said Atlanta she was shocked and asked “You came all the way from Atlanta to come to this Pinball show?!”. I didn’t pause for a second and said “Oh hell yeah!”. Lol. Such good times! Thanks to all who organize and bring games!

    https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/pop-culture/2015/03/29/multi-balls-and-fun-times-are-had-at-the-2015-texas-pinball-festival/

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    #42 28 days ago

    Check out the all new TPF Safe Cracker token that will debut at #TPF2020! Updated design with the TPF logo! Look for Safe Cracker at the show and crack the safe to win one!
    Visit: TexasPinball.com

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    #47 22 days ago

    Excellent. Thank you Ed !

    Jim Patla makes going worthwhile by himself !

    LTG : )

    #48 22 days ago

    "back glasses"? I first read this as "black glasses" and was really confused, wondering if I missed a link between Mr. Patla and black sunglasses. (ZZ Top, maybe?) Then I re-read it and.. "oh."

    #49 22 days ago

    Best Frisco Steakhouse?? real Texas experience and suggestions or other "must do/go"

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