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(Topic ID: 214253)

Pinball Expo 2018 Reboot (Wheeling, IL)


By RobCraig

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 3 months ago by Joe_Blasi
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    Topic poll

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

    • Nothing 16 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. 177 votes
      69%

    (258 votes)

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    #1001 2 years 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]

    Thanks you, sir!

    #1002 2 years ago
    Quoted from jellikit:

    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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    Awesome thing to do. Note to Chicago newcomers, #Zmeny IF you should elect to put Ketchup on these wonderful hotdogs you are required to donate 100% of the cost of ruining this masterpiece to this wonderful charity. Sorry thats the law.

    #1003 2 years ago
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    #1004 2 years ago

    Great now I got the itch to play some Dirty Harry

    #1005 2 years ago
    Quoted from Phat_Jay:

    Great now I got the itch to play some Dirty Harry

    Do ya punk? Well do ya?? lol

    #1006 2 years ago

    Lol, I gots ta kno!

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    #1007 2 years ago

    WTF is with you hot dog nazis? This is America, eat em how ever you want!

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    #1008 2 years ago

    I used to put ketchup on hotdogs.....

    I have no idea who I even was back then....

    #1009 2 years ago

    Tourney (stern-a-ment) area has a couple games ready to go also. Good mix of pros and prems. More games coming. Nothing in classics area yet.

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    #1010 2 years ago

    Based on the map, the entrance to the main hall is along that tournament area - is that correct?

    Is the free play room now where the seminars were held?

    #1011 2 years ago

    Free play room in regular area for today. If those games move to vendor hall later tonight or Thursday no idea. Parts of the vendor space are being used by other events right now that end today. No idea why free play markings are in vendor spaces unless a game move is happening.

    As for the entrance no clue as the expo staff isn't present at this time.

    #1012 2 years ago

    Leaving the suburbs of Detroit about 9:00 AM tomorrow morning. See you around 3:00 or so.....

    #1013 2 years ago

    Stocked up for the night

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    #1014 2 years ago
    Quoted from GravitaR:

    Tourney (stern-a-ment) area has a couple games ready to go also. Good mix of pros and prems. More games coming. Nothing in classics area yet.[quoted image]

    Classics: Argosy, Star Trek, Stingray, Warlok, TBD #5

    Flip Out: AC/DC, Aerosmith, B66, DP, GotG, IMaid, KISS, Met, SW

    #1015 2 years ago

    Are coolers and beers welcome in the event? Or do we have to buy them from places provided?

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    #1016 2 years ago
    Quoted from Langless28:

    Are coolers and beers welcome in the event? Or do we have to buy them from places provided?

    Shhhh

    Be very quiet

    #1017 2 years ago

    Stingray in classics? I love that game. Todd can you shoot a picture of it when it gets set up?

    #1018 2 years ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    Classics: Argosy, Star Trek, Stingray, Warlok, TBD #5
    Flip Out: AC/DC, Aerosmith, B66, DP, GotG, IMaid, KISS, Met, SW

    So glad I'm not playing this year. Thanks for line ups.

    #1019 2 years ago

    Pics, must see more pics of free play and vendor rooms! Also scantily clad women, I heard there are 72 of them waiting for each of us there.....

    #1020 2 years ago

    Load in commencing. Wish could set up a camera to time lapse it as i have a rooms eye view.
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    #1021 2 years ago

    Loaded and will be in Madison tonight. Will be there morning tomorrow. Two games Plus.

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    #1022 2 years ago

    Expo registration tables on left. Expo entrance just to the right. Tourney area far right.

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    #1023 2 years ago

    Refrigerators in the rooms?

    #1024 2 years ago

    In most rooms yes. Cant speak for all rooms as you had to ask for one prior years.

    #1025 2 years ago
    Quoted from vidgameseller:

    Shhhh
    Be very quiet

    Walmart down the street
    The Big Bubba
    Full of your beer of choice
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    #1026 2 years ago

    Any word on a tournament stream? Times, link, etc?

    #1027 2 years ago

    Business trip today, Pinbot is loaded in my car and I'm heading to Expo tomorrow straight from the airport!

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    #1028 2 years 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]

    We always go to Superdawg so we'll definitely be supporting Team G! Where can I find this flyer, and where will the Alice Cooper be set up with $$ going to JDRF? See everybody tomorrow.

    #1029 2 years ago

    These paper wristbands are supposed to last 5 days ??

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    #1030 2 years ago

    Is there special pricing for kids? Or an age cut off? I couldn't find anything on the website.

    #1031 2 years ago
    Quoted from Kwaheltrut:

    Is there special pricing for kids? Or an age cut off? I couldn't find anything on the website.

    I think its like 10 or 11....

    #1032 2 years ago

    Bumper Blast welcome party

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    #1033 2 years ago

    Game hall coming along

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    #1034 2 years ago
    Quoted from PinBackpacker:

    Game hall coming along

    Yeah- Apollo 13! I haven't had the opportunity to play one of these in prolly 10 years!

    #1035 2 years ago

    Following!

    #1036 2 years ago

    Thx to those posting pics and sharing

    #1037 2 years ago

    God I wish I was there! Maybe next year

    #1038 2 years ago
    Quoted from joelreeves:

    We always go to Superdawg so we'll definitely be supporting Team G! Where can I find this flyer, and where will the Alice Cooper be set up with $$ going to JDRF? See everybody tomorrow.

    I wish I would have taken a picture after I placed them, one does need to be handed in at the time of purchase. The flyers are on the table across from registration, so the entry hallway which leads to vendors and machines on the left-hand side. We are starting with LE versions of the flyer, but may have Premium or Pro models available later if needed.

    In regards to Alice Cooper it will be in Rob Anthony's room which is near the end of the same hallway on the left.

    Brad

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    #1039 2 years ago

    I believe most of those are berks games. Could be wrong but many were labeled expo while wrapped up.

    #1040 2 years ago

    Did the drive from Denver to Des Moines in about 9.5 hours. The highlight was getting to listen to the Dodgers whip the Brewers butts.

    Can't wait to get there tomorrow after I drop by Pinball Life.

    Woot

    #1041 2 years ago
    Quoted from Wmsfan:

    Yeah- Apollo 13! I haven't had the opportunity to play one of these in prolly 10 years!

    13 ball multiball sounded so awesome...until I played it.

    #1042 2 years ago

    thanks for dinner DeepRoot.

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    #1043 2 years ago

    vendor hall set up.

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    #1044 2 years ago

    more photos

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    #1045 2 years ago

    kingpin. can't wait to play it.

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    #1046 2 years ago

    I tagged along to pinball expo with my Dad for the first time in 2008 I believe and haven’t been back since. In the last couple years I have gotten the pin bug quite badly, and need to go back to expo soon! Seeing these photos brings back fond memories of playing some awesome games in the free play room.

    #1047 2 years ago

    More pictures, more rumors, more hotel schenanigans! Thanks for letting us live vicariously through you, keep em coming!!

    #1048 2 years ago

    A few more spy photos just before they closed down..

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    #1049 2 years ago

    To everyone posting photos from PINBALL EXPO - you guys rock, thank you from us folks 9,659 miles away!

    #1050 2 years ago

    Wow! That's a lot of Houdini's. Big effort from American Pinball this year.

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