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Pinball Expo 2018 Reboot (Wheeling, IL)


By RobCraig

1 year ago



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    “For those that have attended the Expo Banquet before, what would you change?”

    • Nothing 15 votes
      6%
    • Skip the fancy food, make it Burgers and Fries at a cheaper cost. 46 votes
      18%
    • Shorten the event, make it super cheap or free, and have no meal at all. 19 votes
      7%
    • I don't care about the banquet. 176 votes
      69%

    (256 votes)

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    #451 10 months ago
    Quoted from Lermods:

    We are staying Saturday for the entire show, leaving on Sunday. We will have a dialed in on free play in our booth so at least there will be one game at the show on Saturday eve

    Quoted from vidgameseller:

    well I know that my friends and I are going to have about 10 games there, several classic bally SS machine (possibly ones like frontier, Star Gazer, Skateball) and several other games, not sure which, but maybe southpark, rocky and Bullwinkle, F14 , eight ball, Indiana Jones and a couple more. Plus my ACNC will be unboxed and set up in Rob Anthonys repair room. We will be breaking them down sunday morning, NOT Saturday afternoon. So come enjoy our games Saturday night!!

    Awesome, thank you!!

    #452 10 months ago

    My game will be there until Sunday mor ....

    #453 10 months ago

    Sorry ladies...my roommate search has ended. I will still answer all of the pms in order though,...all zero of them.
    Room reserved,...so lock up yer daughters, lock up yer wives, lock up yer back door and run for yer lives.

    #454 10 months ago

    Lookin forward to hangin with ya again Todd!

    #455 10 months ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Lookin forward to hangin with ya again Todd!

    Well shit, I just told people that I was brining a bunch of stuff, now that your going for sure, I want to back out

    #456 10 months ago
    Quoted from vidgameseller:

    Well shit, I just told people that I was brining a bunch of stuff, now that your going for sure, I want to back out

    Back that azz on up Buttercup. But please wear the sexy satin nightie when you do.

    #457 10 months ago

    I might jump into that sausage fest

    #458 10 months ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    I might jump into that sausage fest

    I think that if anyone will be in lingerie, that id place bets on it being you

    see you guys soon

    #459 10 months ago

    Now it's a party.
    Atleast I don't have to ask you to wear somethin sexy J, you sexy beast you.

    #460 10 months ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Now it's a party.
    Atleast I don't have to ask you to wear somethin sexy J, you sexy beast you.
    [quoted image]

    I sleep in that

    -4
    #461 10 months ago

    No RRRRandyyyy this year?

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    #462 10 months ago

    Don't harsh my mellow dude.
    Concrete high heels fit him perfectly for Lake Michigan. Hope he's already wearin them.

    #463 10 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    No RRRRandyyyy this year?

    Not unless they parole for pinball shows

    #464 10 months ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    No RRRRandyyyy this year?
    [quoted image]

    No one needs to be reminded of that pedophile moron.

    #465 10 months ago

    The show lengths always got me: MGC has a wider net(pinball, console gaming, arcade gaming, tabletop too) and is a only a weekend, where Expo(just pinball) goes on for several days.

    #466 10 months ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    I might jump into that sausage fest

    YOU GUYS NEED TO FUCKIN LEAVE

    #467 10 months ago
    Quoted from s1500:

    The show lengths always got me: MGC has a wider net(pinball, console gaming, arcade gaming, tabletop too) and is a only a weekend, where Expo(just pinball) goes on for several days.

    Expo is long to ensure a higher number of room-nights booked which nets the show a hotel discount for the actual event rental.

    #468 10 months ago

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    #469 10 months ago
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    #470 10 months ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Sorry ladies...my roommate search has ended. I will still answer all of the pms in order though,...all zero of them.
    Room reserved,...so lock up yer daughters, lock up yer wives, lock up yer back door and run for yer lives.

    I'll save you a beer, but you better find me early.

    #471 10 months ago
    Quoted from benheck:

    Expo is long to ensure a higher number of room-nights booked which nets the show a hotel discount for the actual event rental.

    Between this and what I was told about the almighty banquet, I'm now seeing how the sausage/laws are made.

    #472 10 months ago

    A must for Expo or Pinball Life party. Pudding wrestling!!

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/716360385364333

    #473 10 months ago
    Quoted from benheck:

    Expo is long to ensure a higher number of room-nights booked which nets the show a hotel discount for the actual event rental.

    If this is the case, how come so many folks are considering cutting a night out due to policy/procedure of the show format and focus. My guess, and yes its a guess, they are scrambling hard to figure out what will work, against what they want to do for the customers. Yes, customers. If they did what was right for the customers which are no industry types, the show would be more customer focused, and thus more nights. I don't agree they are focused on customer (non industry types) satisfaction at all... Hasn't been for a long time, if ever since for a long long time they were the only show in town, and in the US. Those days are LONG over.

    #474 10 months ago
    Quoted from SuperDaveOsbourn:

    If this is the case, how come so many folks are considering cutting a night out due to policy/procedure of the show format and focus. My guess, and yes its a guess, they are scrambling hard to figure out what will work, against what they want to do for the customers. Yes, customers. If they did what was right for the customers which are no industry types, the show would be more customer focused, and thus more nights. I don't agree they are focused on customer (non industry types) satisfaction at all... Hasn't been for a long time, if ever since for a long long time they were the only show in town, and in the US. Those days are LONG over.

    It's an industry show that non industry people can rub elbows with the elite. It's not the same as the other shows. It shouldn't try to be the same.

    #475 10 months ago
    Quoted from tamoore:

    It's an industry show that non industry people can rub elbows with the elite. It's not the same as the other shows. It shouldn't try to be the same.

    Years ago... sure. But now, the "industry" is what... 100 people? That don't need a expo to communicate or find each other anymore... and no "industry" is going there to find other new "industry" people like a traditional tradeshow.

    These days it's a hobbyist convention that happens to be in the industry's backyard.

    #476 10 months ago
    Quoted from flynnibus:

    Years ago... sure. But now, the "industry" is what... 100 people? That don't need a expo to communicate or find each other anymore... and no "industry" is going there to find other new "industry" people like a traditional tradeshow.
    These days it's a hobbyist convention that happens to be in the industry's backyard.

    Let's just not have it, then...

    #477 10 months ago
    Quoted from Chrizg:

    What is the auction on Saturday? Game auction ?

    ?????

    #478 10 months ago

    IAAPA and AMOA are the industry shows imo. Expo used to be but now it's changed into a different type of showing. To myself, it's something we've always done over my entire life so I'll always attend. My kids go to the Shedd, the Sci/Ind museum, Giordano's, Naval Pier etc. There is really only one day of expo for us then a Chicago trip. I usually break away and go see Terry at Pinball Life and that's about it. A few years ago a group of friends came out so we went to pabst brewery and hit a lot of shot and a beer bars in Chicago. The Cubs won it all that year so the local city watering holes all had a buzz around Wrigley.

    Guess my point is, I haven't brought games in years. That's not going to change unless there is something that will keep me and the family at the actual show.

    Either way I'm excited to be back in Chicago and hope to see everyone who can make it that I've met over the years.

    #479 10 months ago
    Quoted from s1500:

    The show lengths always got me: MGC has a wider net(pinball, console gaming, arcade gaming, tabletop too) and is a only a weekend, where Expo(just pinball) goes on for several days.

    Supply and demand.

    For some of us, Expo is a 5 day party.

    #480 10 months ago
    Quoted from tamoore:

    Let's just not have it, then...

    Or simply accept it has changed and enjoy it for what it is. A hobbyist show in Chicago with a strong history, huge industry presence, and great anchors like the Stern Tour, Pinball Life party, etc.

    -10
    #481 10 months ago
    Quoted from flynnibus:

    Or simply accept it has changed and enjoy it for what it is. A hobbyist show in Chicago with a strong history, huge industry presence, and great anchors like the Stern Tour, Pinball Life party, etc.

    I'm confident it was a joke.
    Now for more interesting facts, Chicago indeed is very 'safe'... 2017 report says its only #25 death city in the US per capita?

    https://tinyurl.com/y7zxjo25

    Not a bad place to have a show when it comes to the likelihood or NOT of you getting dead by attending.

    #484 10 months ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    Yup, I was going to say the same thing. I expect that Saturday will be impacted at least somewhat by people pulling their games to leave earlier. The fee that they pay for removal is interesting, although having it such a late time is interesting.
    It's the great problem with any show, the final day is tough to attract people to, but if you eliminate it, you just make a new final day and the problem restarts.

    Not any show. Some shows. Sunday is huge at other shows.

    #486 10 months ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    Not any show. Some shows. Sunday is huge at other shows.

    Agreed. RMPS, TPF, NWPS, PAGG, huge on Sunday. That is if you actually have games to play....wtf

    #487 10 months ago

    better to regret something you have done than something you haven't done. Illinois needs my money more than I do.

    #488 10 months ago
    Quoted from weaselfest:

    better to regret something you have done than something you haven't done...

    https://genius.com/Butthole-surfers-sweat-loaf-lyrics

    #489 10 months ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    No one needs to be reminded of that pedophile moron.

    Story on Randy?

    #490 10 months ago

    Turns out (s)he was a pedophile moron.....

    #491 10 months ago
    Quoted from tamoore:

    Turns out (s)he was a pedophile moron.....

    Uggghhhh...Saw him at Expo a couple years ago and definitely seemed a little "odd".

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    #492 10 months ago

    I almost got shot taking this

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    #493 10 months ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    I almost got shot taking this
    [quoted image]

    Yikes, I hope you didn't stop for anything. Who knows what could happen. Get back on 294 and head to Wisconsin where it's safe!

    #494 10 months ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    I almost got shot taking this
    [quoted image]

    which guy was it? the one in the prius? or the bmw?

    #495 10 months ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    which guy was it? the one in the prius? or the bmw?

    They were probably shooting at each other

    #496 10 months ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    I almost got shot taking this

    Keep driving to Canada. I hear it's safer up there. Man you're one lucky guy

    #497 10 months ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Now it's a party.
    Atleast I don't have to ask you to wear somethin sexy J, you sexy beast you.
    [quoted image]

    He is a sexy beast and now you can bring him everywhere you go.
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    Here is where to buy it:
    https://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=4944

    #498 10 months ago
    Quoted from BackFlipper:

    He is a sexy beast and now you bring him everywhere you go.

    https://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=4944

    LTG : )

    #500 9 months ago

    Booked my room at the Westin the other day. Staying elsewhere on Wednesday. $428 for Wed. $200/night for thur, fri, sat. What's up with Wed?

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