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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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    There are 1660 posts in this topic. You are on page 20 of 34.
    #951 1 year ago

    Can someone take Vid up on his offer to do some Janka testing on your playfield? (yes, this one's begging for good comebacks)

    Come on, let's do some science!

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/deadpeel/page/2#post-4637052

    Quoted from vid1900:

    Not yet.
    The ONLY real way to test wood hardness is with a Janka testing rig.
    No other testing has been adopted by the luthier or lumber industries.
    I've offered to bring a Janka to Expo and test some of these "no dimple" playfields, but people would rather argue than do hard science.

    #952 1 year ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    corrected: blowjob, wife swap translite

    Yabba dabba doo!

    #954 1 year ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Getting real now. Vendor map is up - http://pinballexpo.com/forms/ExpoFloorLayoutA.pdf
    LTG : )

    Interesting. It looks like they changed things around this year and moved the entrance.

    #955 1 year ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    It looks like they changed things around this year and moved the entrance.

    Changed a lot. Last year Chicago Gaming was kind of across and down the row from Jersey Jack Pinball. So I'll be running back and forth from Jersey Jack Pinball, Pinport, Chicago Gaming. And visit with my friends at American Pinball, Pincades, Back Alley, and say hi to Doug and company at Stern.

    I'm going to lose weight this year, not be able to sit in one spot and see everything.

    LTG : (

    #956 1 year ago

    Thanks been waiting for the map.

    #957 1 year ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Changed a lot. Last year Chicago Gaming was kind of across and down the row from Jersey Jack Pinball. So I'll be running back and forth from Jersey Jack Pinball, Pinport, Chicago Gaming. And visit with my friends at American Pinball, Pincades, Back Alley, and say hi to Doug and company at Stern.
    I'm going to lose weight this year, not be able to sit in one spot and see everything.
    LTG : (

    I think a lot of people will get the 10,000 steps in each day. !!! I look forward to it

    #958 1 year ago
    Quoted from chad:

    I think a lot of people will get the 10,000 steps in each day.

    Not me. I'm renting one of those carts so I can mow people over or chase them.

    Expo here I come !

    LTG : )

    #959 1 year ago

    Map looks good to me...looking forward to setting up...not looking forward to dealing with tsa.

    #960 1 year ago
    Quoted from Lermods:

    Map looks good to me...looking forward to setting up...not looking forward to dealing with tsa.

    What are all those wires and blinking lights for???

    #961 1 year ago
    Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

    What are all those wires and blinking lights for???

    Lol...we are checking a few bags, I'm more worried about those. Tsa can open them and do whatever. At least what we take on the plane we can can explain to someone. We always get flagged. We didn't have time to ship anything as we just did the York show this past weekend.

    #962 1 year ago

    Wanted to bring this up, will we still need to move the games on Thursday (free play room)?

    #963 1 year ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Not me. I'm renting one of those carts so I can mow people over or chase them.
    Expo here I come !
    LTG : )

    lloyd, are you going to have a little dog in the front mounted basket?

    #964 1 year ago

    If anyone in the Chicago area is around and wants to do dinner tonight, send me a PM. I am here in town for EXPO but no plans this evening, would love to get together with local pinball people.

    #965 1 year ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Getting real now. Vendor map is up - http://pinballexpo.com/forms/ExpoFloorLayoutA.pdf

    LTG : )

    Looking at that map means Freeplay games in with the vendor area. Should make for an interesting Freeplay room 24hour open schedule.

    #966 1 year ago

    I didnt think we would be heading to 10 degree warmer weather in Chicago from San Antonio. Crazy.

    #967 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jared:

    If anyone in the Chicago area is around and wants to do dinner tonight, send me a PM. I am here in town for EXPO but no plans this evening, would love to get together with local pinball people.

    Check out the tournament at Brixies tonight.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/brixies-monthly-pinball-tournament/page/5#post-4637393

    2 blocks away from the Galloping Ghost Arcade.

    #968 1 year ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Not me. I'm renting one of those carts so I can mow people over or chase them

    This should work perfectly!

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    #970 1 year ago
    Quoted from Only_Pinball:

    This should work perfectly! [quoted image]

    go green man!

    #971 1 year ago

    Fair enough. Here's an electric one.

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    #973 1 year ago

    Pinside meet and greet?

    Good places to go around the hotel? Didn't know freeplay started at 6pm on Thursday.

    #975 1 year ago

    HAVE A DRINK ON ME! Actually yes, I got a beer for ya.

    #976 1 year ago

    Bought 72 beers today. That's not enough.

    #977 1 year ago
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    #978 1 year ago

    EXPO !!!! load in TODAY

    #979 1 year ago

    5 hours!!!

    #980 1 year ago

    Small chance exists that I’ll be able to make Expo on Saturday. Anyone know of decent room rates in the area of expo or if someone has a room at the Westin they no longer need?

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    #981 1 year ago

    Top Score Gamerooms on our way with 11 games for free play.

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    #982 1 year ago
    Quoted from bbaker2824:

    Top Score Gamerooms on our way with 11 games for free play.
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    Thanks to everyone bringing games for freeplay!

    #983 1 year ago
    Quoted from bbaker2824:

    Top Score Gamerooms on our way with 11 games for free play.
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    Talk about Happy Road Trip Faces!!!

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    #984 1 year ago

    If you'll be at Expo and headed over to Superdawg Drive-In (planned or not), please be sure to take a flyer so 20% of your purchase will go to Team G for JDRF. Superdawg is listed in the 1,000 Places to See Before You Die travel book and a Chicago staple. The flyers should be available tonight at the info table in the hallway and throughout the show. Thanks!

    Brad

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    #985 1 year ago
    Quoted from jellikit:

    If you'll be at Expo and headed over to Superdawg Drive-In (planned or not), please be sure to take a flyer so 20% of your purchase will go to Team G for JDRF. Superdawg is listed in the 1,000 Places to See Before You Die travel book and a Chicago staple. The flyers should be available tonight at the info table in the hallway and throughout the show. Thanks!
    Brad[quoted image]

    I hadn't planned on it, but I definitely will now!!!

    #986 1 year ago

    After a long 13 hour drive we are at the hotel and ready for Expo! Going to be a great time!

    #987 1 year ago
    Quoted from jellikit:

    If you'll be at Expo and headed over to Superdawg Drive-In (planned or not), please be sure to take a flyer so 20% of your purchase will go to Team G for JDRF. Superdawg is listed in the 1,000 Places to See Before You Die travel book and a Chicago staple. The flyers should be available tonight at the info table in the hallway and throughout the show. Thanks!
    Brad[quoted image]

    Great idea Brad!! Thank you

    #988 1 year ago
    Quoted from robotron911:

    I hadn't planned on it, but I definitely will now!!!

    That is great to hear! I might be a bit biased, but let me say great people and food. And pictures speak a thousand words.

    Brad
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    #989 1 year ago

    Super dawg rules! Add in the jdrf and it’s a no brainer. We’ll be there Friday.

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    #990 1 year ago

    So, is the Stern-o-Rama on Saturday night counted as a "seminar"? Is there a charge for attending this other than the $35 daily free-play fee? I only ask because I am not able to attend all week this year, only Saturday. I'm already disappointed the free-play shuts down at midnight on Saturday night (should be 2 or 3am Sunday).

    #991 1 year ago

    Wow. At expo and free play is going to be incredible. Already lots of games

    #992 1 year ago

    So my wife and I want to go just on Friday and do the seminars, free play hall and vendor hall. From the EXPO website, it looks like we will each need a $60 ticket and a $30 ticket. Is that correct? $180 for the two of us seems pretty steep.

    #993 1 year ago
    Quoted from bbaker2824:

    Wow. At expo and free play is going to be incredible. Already lots of games

    He says with no pictures. For shame.

    I know a big batch of John's EMs are being brought this year again.

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    #994 1 year ago
    Quoted from epthegeek:

    He says with no pictures. For shame.

    We havent started unloading ours yet

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    #995 1 year ago

    Any one have pics of CGC booth?

    #996 1 year ago
    Quoted from txstargazer3:

    So my wife and I want to go just on Friday and do the seminars, free play hall and vendor hall. From the EXPO website, it looks like we will each need a $60 ticket and a $30 ticket. Is that correct? $180 for the two of us seems pretty steep.

    Yup. I thought the same thing. $30 for seminars? Seems a little high. IMHO. Especially when Im only interested in a couple.

    #997 1 year ago

    Charging separately for seminars definitely seems to be an antiquated show model.

    #998 1 year ago

    Everyone attending expo, have an awesome and wonderful time. Take many pictures, many videos & enjoy your pinball hobby.

    #999 1 year ago
    Quoted from bbaker2824:

    We havent started unloading ours yet [quoted image]

    The show already has Spirit, awesome!

    Brad

    #1000 1 year ago
    Quoted from s1500:

    Everyone attending expo, have an awesome and wonderful time. Take many pictures, many videos & enjoy your pinball hobby.

    I second this! Don't forget, a bunch of us have to live vicariously through you guys and gals! Looking forward to seeing pics and hearing details.

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