Quoted from harmon1728:
I've never been to any kind of tournament/expo for pinball before and thinking about going to PAPA this year. I'm not a great player and am fairly new to the hobby (only 20 years old). Should I go/Is it worth it for me?
The facility is a lot of fun with tons of great games. The condition of the games is better and more consistent than you're likely to find at most pinball shows. Don't forget, a lot of the older EMs are on free play. Try the start button first...
I would say you can't go wrong trying a few entries in the C division. They are $10 per entry. I think a reasonable first-timer budget might be $50.