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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
    • Skip the fancy food, make it Burgers and Fries at a cheaper cost. 46 votes
    • Shorten the event, make it super cheap or free, and have no meal at all. 19 votes
    • I don't care about the banquet. 176 votes

    (256 votes)

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    #98 11 months ago
    Quoted from GravitaR:

    Shortening of Vendor hours has been needed. Besides no one is really there Thursday or Friday Afternoon for the vendors to sell to.

    I agree on shortening our ours down a little.
    Thursday Friday sales. I will disagree on that! I have sold more parts, boards, shirts and other BS on those days over sat sales.

    Jesse T.

    1 week later
    #118 11 months ago

    I'm on the fence with this year, I'm sure ill be there set up, Just curious how many of us vendors will be there?
    Its not cheap to do this show. The hotel rooms go up every year.

    1 month later
    #180 9 months ago

    I'll feed a little input here: We all know in the past that the show has spiraled downhill, but with some new leadership we hope it all gets back to the fun and excitement it used to be. I myself contemplated as well as a few others I know about attending and setting up this year. It has not been a money maker for the past 4-5 years from what it used to be. Money loser was more like it. I could show up in the past and sell enough pins and parts etc. to make it worth the time.

    Give it a chance fellas lets see what the new leadership has in store for this year.

    If they listened to mine and others suggestions we will see tv, radio and bill boards for the show.
    My exact words were: for the love of pinball , Chicago is the mountain of pinball, put on a show like it still is!!

    Have a great day
    see ya next month

    #273 9 months ago
    Quoted from turbo20lbs:

    Who on Earth is going to miss Whysnow at Expo?

    #381 9 months ago

    Now back to our regular scheduled thread from the bickering.

    Lets support the new people in charge this year and go with the flow.
    Remember this is supposed to be fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    See u at expo


    #382 9 months ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    Rob Antony, I would do you EM repairs in your repair room, if someone needed that. actually sounds like a good idea!

    Lookey there 2 techs one area
    great idea if there's enough room

    1 week later
    #507 9 months ago
    Quoted from KingPinGames:

    If anyone is looking for a Houdini, there will be some show specials. Api is going to have some games in the tournament and some in the free play room
    Tournament games will be 6750
    Free play gsmes will be 6500
    We expect that the free play games will get more play, that's is why there is a bigger discount.
    Feel free to contact myself or your favorite api distributor to reserve yours today.
    Machines will be set up and maintained by api for the weekend. It will be up to the potential customer to pay for and remove the machine at the end of the show. Warranty period will begin the day after the machine is removed from the show.
    Fyi, we (kingpin games) will double the factory warranty on and game purchased with this show special pricing.

    Free play Gsmes (those dam sausage fingers on the key board LOL

    Pincades: We will do the same on the double warranty policy on show games.

    See ya soon!!!!

    #563 9 months ago
    Quoted from benheck:

    Expo load in/out sucks. Could be improved greatly if the hotel simply allowed loading to happen anywhere (like MGC at Sheraton)
    Compare this to TPF (or new MGC) where everything is loaded through a giant door at floor level at the end of the main hall and it's easy to see why one show shrinks while the others explode.
    Also nobody spends money in Chicago. I've been to a lot of shows and it seemed like the Midwest keeps its wallets shut.

    especially when your hand cart disappears LOL


    3 weeks later
    #940 8 months ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    I cannot wait to see that black and white TZ. What a work of art!
    Pretty stoked to see my old buddy JAMASTER10. You always make a good time a GREAT time my dude! See ya in the smokers lounge Jesse.

    Back!! at you crazy bastard !!! LOL

    1 week later
    #1556 8 months ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:


    The Thursday night shoes. Did anybody see Gryszzz fancy shoes he had on LOL

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