(Topic ID: 214253)

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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    #253 1 year ago

    If a show was just about the attendees, every show would be identical because I see all the same people at every show.

    A show is good if the people running it are good and set it up to be good, and treat people good. Can't say the same for Expo and this "soft reboot" is questionable at best. I might come just for the PBL party and maybe stick my head in at Expo but I don't feel overly compelled to attend.

    3 weeks later
    #701 1 year ago

    But if Mike isn’t there, who will yell at me? It’s not Expo without being yelled at repeatedly.

    Hilton, maybe you can yell at me a bit? Much appreciated.

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    #917 1 year ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    My censored mug tease is to hide a bad word.


    #1329 12 months ago

    I wanted to thank the Expo staff for going out of their way to support the Custom and Homebrew community by giving us such a large booth and the full VIP treatment all weekend. It was nice to see so many custom games in one place and to introduce so many people to that side of the hobby.

    Sorry to anyone who could only come on Saturday and missed out on Hot Rod - I had to be back in Toronto by Sunday so I had to bug out by 3pm on Saturday. But it was awesome talking to everyone and I thoroughly enjoyed the delight and surprise when people discovered "that random Gottlieb" was actually a fully-modern custom game!

    The Line up

    Poor Hot Rod, no one realizes you are custom

    #1330 12 months ago

    On the topic of Expo itself, I thought the overall vibe was better and more positive. The show itself was not substantially different in terms of content or setup than previous shows, other than the new video component (which I liked). Not having that black cloud rolling around on a scooter, plus the upbeat show staff and well-oiled machinery made for a great experience.

    I'll agree with Clay about the seminars, though, but I think the internet has ruined those in general. Also no major announcements other than Oktoberfest this year but that's not the show's fault.

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