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Pinball Expo 2017 updates

By mikepin

2 years ago

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    #25 2 years ago

    Above post (#24 by Marvin) was archived in case it gets removed.

    #30 2 years ago
    Quoted from zerbam:

    hcs1.0625......hard chromed steel 1.0625 diameter pinball

    1 1/16" for the fraction crowd.

    #66 2 years ago
    Quoted from docquest:

    Does anyone know if you can buy Stern accessories at the Stern factory after the tour?

    Yes. In past tours the parts department had a (cash only) customer sales window open. Primarily selling swag, but "Stern Store" toppers and stuff were also available for sale.

    #73 2 years ago
    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    I've never been to Expo, but as chance would have it, I'm going to be about an hour away for work that week.
    Am I correct to understand that I can purchase a one-day pass for $30 and be allowed into the free play area? It looks like it's open from 6pm to 6am, so once I got done with my meetings, I could swing in for a few hours.


    #209 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballomatic:

    Gonna missing hanging in your room with Lloyd this year Rob!

    cfh is awesome to hang with too.
    Bring White Castle sliders, coney dogs or Chicago dogs (with onions) and Little Caesars five buck pepperoni pizzas.

    #214 2 years ago
    Quoted from APB_Enterprises:

    Chicago dogs always have onions.

    Agreed. Very familiar with the various Chicago dogs including the Vienna beef version you pictured. Will make a Gene & Jude's run (or two) during Expo. Just mentioned it since CFH loves to bitch at me when I bring coney dogs to the VFW as he hates the stench from onions.

    #221 2 years ago
    Quoted from Borygard:

    Me too! It evolved into a great place to hang and BS with folks for a bit.
    Definitely sad that it's gone this year.
    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

    Are you sure it's gone? I read it's there on the internet just now so it must be true....

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    #249 2 years ago

    Ca$h is king.

    You need cash (Maybe a check?) to get into Expo.

    #252 2 years ago

    All of the rental cars I've had in Chicago offer an IPass transponder for a set fee/day, IIRC, about $10.00/day.

    Most Toll Plazas accept cash (IPass holders pay half the cash toll. Some plazas/interchanges are IPass only. The Pinball Life/Huntley interchange is IPass only. If you go through without a transponder or registered plate, you'll pay double the toll plus a Ticketmaster-esque "processing fee".

    Get the transponder in the rental car. It's only money and electronic toll collection is fast and CONvenient....

    I never look closely with rental cars as its not my money. For my personal vehicles, I have a Transponder.

    #271 2 years ago

    Just got my alert....

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    #272 2 years ago
    Quoted from epthegeek:

    NOTE: The exit by pinball life DOES NOT - it's ipass only.

    Yes, I mentioned that the Pinball Life / Huntley interchange is IPass only in the next sentence.

    #273 2 years ago
    Quoted from GravitaR:

    Clays repair room even has a game in it. Try to guess what it is.

    Is it too soon to say the "P-word"?

    #362 2 years ago

    I see SKitB is giving away key fobs at Expo

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    #401 2 years ago
    Quoted from GravitaR:

    All crowded together like a herd of cows I bet.

    Not nearly as bad as last year.

    #416 2 years ago

    At 11:30 Central Time on Friday evening 10/13/2017, there were 118 pins in the free play room. 17 were off/out of order/marked Sold. There were an additional 5 not set up.

    Don't forget there are the two machines (Flintstones by ICE) and Hercules in the hallway.

    #424 2 years ago
    Quoted from tdiddy:

    Best photo of the night....whats the caption

    Chas, get over here. Why do these lights look so weird?

    #447 2 years ago

    I wonder if Jack bought a pen or three from her? Guessing no.

    #450 2 years ago
    Quoted from orangestorm87:

    Think they are there every year

    Comic Book Guy with the bootleg movie & entertainer stuff was different.

    #480 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pugsley:

    Well its 8:00 and some of the vendors are already packing up. Attendance seems way low. In the freeplay hall its probably 2 ratio of pins to players. Just seems rather lackluster this year.

    Keep in mind there are hundreds of attendees and some vendor staff attending the banquet during this time. Only a few years ago, the free play room and vendor hall was closed from 5 pm to 11pm on Saturday for the banquet.

    Mike heard the cries from attendees and now keeps everything open. Some vendors will close their booths as they want to attend the banquet.

    The less crowded free play room is a win for those that would rather play pinball than eat.

    #503 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballlew:

    Simple reach under the game and turn it off.

    Or trace line cord and briefly unplug. I do it at shows as required.

    #525 2 years ago

    Hope to see everyone at Expo 2018!!!!

    #574 2 years ago

    Maybe Gene, Gene the Dancing Machine will resurrect the "Illinois Pinball Show" at the (how ironic) Ramada at the Pal-Waukee/Chicago Executive Airport.

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