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Pinball Expo 2021 New location!!!

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    #401 8 months ago
    Quoted from romulusx:

    I've seen a lot of pins at quite a few shows but I've never seen the Wild Schiffs pin above.
    Is this a rare or foreign made game?

    Troy at Top Score Gamerooms did that conversion.

    #402 8 months ago

    Is there only one seminar room? JJP was supposed to start at 8:45...

    #403 8 months ago

    JJP Just started

    I need a GIF of Jack’s crazy leap on the stage!! Haha!!

    #404 8 months ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    JJP Just started
    I need a GIF of Jack’s crazy leap on the stage!! Haha!!

    https://www.twitch.tv/pinballexpo

    #405 8 months ago

    Who new the original Genesis translite looked this good!

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    #406 8 months ago

    Anyone know why Spooky didn’t show up at Expo?

    #407 8 months ago
    Quoted from kermit24:

    Anyone know why Spooky didn’t show up at Expo?

    new pins sold out and they are a busy buildin' [my guess]

    #408 8 months ago
    Quoted from kermit24:

    Anyone know why Spooky didn’t show up at Expo?

    I thought they were going to make an appearance, but they have always been much more involved at Midwest Gaming Classic. I don't make every Expo, but I never remember them having their own booth. They would occasionally have a game at Back Alley's booth.

    #409 8 months ago
    Quoted from dnaman:

    new pins sold out and they are a busy buildin' [my guess]

    They had a presence at SFGE in Atlanta in August.

    #410 8 months ago
    Quoted from kermit24:

    They had a presence at SFGE in Atlanta in August.

    Yeah I guess that it was similar with Alice, they were also sold out yet had attended a few shows.

    Just caught the the story/question from Comic book guy at the end. How long before you can watch the uploaded video?

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    #411 8 months ago
    Quoted from dnaman:

    Yeah I guess that it was similar with Alice, they were also sold out yet had attended a few shows.

    Just caught the the story/question from Comic book guy at the end. How long before you can watch the uploaded video?

    NOW!

    Friday Expo direct links in the day 2 stream

    Pinball Troubleshooting
    Ron Coon, Jr
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1190177331?t=00h02m30s

    Scorbit
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1190177331?t=00h44m00s

    What Else Can You Do With This Amazing Hobby
    Mike Mahood
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1190177331?t=01h50m50s

    Total Pinball Restorations
    Keith Holbrook
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1190177331?t=02h41m40s

    Emily Brooks Pinball Luminaries Showcase
    Zombie Yeti, Randy Martinez, Ryan Cravens, Bill Brooks
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1190177331?t=03h42m30s

    Intro to Reading EM Schematics including recommended Tool List
    Mike Hale
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1190177331?t=04h41m23s

    Best and Worst Advice Seen on the Internet
    Mark Gibson, Nick Schell, Rob Anthony (Borygard)
    Dave Alverson (moderator)
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1190177331?t=05h45m00s

    What's Happening at Chicago Gaming
    Ryan White
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1190177331?t=07h01m00s

    Playfield & Cabinet Customization using 3D Printing
    Andy Sokol
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1190177331?t=07h44m35s

    Arcade Dreams:100 Years of Arcade History
    Zach Weddington & Bruce Zamost
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1190177331?t=08h44m00s

    Induction Ceremony for the International Video Hall of Fame
    Todd Friedman & Lonnie McDonald
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1190177331?t=09h45m29s

    Pinball Expo Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony
    Rob Berk
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1190177331?t=12h15m18s

    An Evening with Jersey Jack
    Jack Guarnieri & Staff
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1190177331?t=12h40m30s

    #412 8 months ago
    Quoted from pinpin8990:

    The seminar isn't until 8:45 tonight. Why would they put the machine out on the floor before announcing it?
    (My guess is *at best* we get some sort of tease, but nothing built yet)

    Yeah, I wasn't serious. Its a joke based on how many people are wishing its there, nothing more

    #413 8 months ago
    Quoted from SKWilson:

    To whomever recommended Weber Grill, thank you! Food and service were both great! (Although, as a Texan, I would not recommend the brisket. )

    You’re welcome! Glad you liked it! Oddly enough the first time I went there I was with people I knew from Texas that loved it on previous visits to the area!

    #414 8 months ago

    Thank you JJ, you helped make this one of the most amazing pinball experiences of a lifetime, your hospitality was and is much appreciated.

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    #415 8 months ago

    Today was surreal to say the least:

    (I'm the guy without the hat, wearing glasses) in the selfies, my buddy (pinballhead1) is the one posing with Gary and Steve

    1. Made it to round 5 in the B standing tourney, I'm not a competitive player, but I can blow up a machine now and then. It was fun and great people.

    2. Enjoyed the hospitality at JJ's suite and played some pinball, ate some chicken, and chatted up Gary, Seth and JJ and watched Halloween being played while Dwight Sullivan looked on next to me.

    3. Ran into chatted with Steve Ritchie and Gary Stern again in the concourse, along with Jack Danger, Mike Vinikour and Zach Meny

    4. Played tons of Godzilla, Legends of Valhalla and a bunch of EMs

    5. Treated to about 30 minute Kenada piano concert at 11:30 pm in the convention concourse hallway while Todd Tuckey and Jack Guarnieri joined in.

    6. Finally closed out the night by blowing up a GnR CE and Grand Championing it...

    What a weird, surreal, pinball star struck day it was. I'll never forget it.
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    #416 8 months ago

    Morning! I'm excited to come up today for our first expo. My five year old son is wanting to join for part of it, and while I'd love for him to join I've never been before and don't know how good of a venue it is for the 'rising generation'. Is there a different price structure for kids and anyone have any thoughts based on their experiences or what they've seen? Thanks!

    #417 8 months ago
    Quoted from outlanewiz:

    Morning! I'm excited to come up today for our first expo. My five year old son is wanting to join for part of it, and while I'd love for him to join I've never been before and don't know how good of a venue it is for the 'rising generation'. Is there a different price structure for kids and anyone have any thoughts based on their experiences or what they've seen? Thanks!

    I'm pretty sure kids that young are free. You should definitely bring him. He'll have a blast!

    #418 8 months ago

    Takeaways from JJP's seminar/Q&A last night:

    Don't expect any unlicensed games anytime soon. Could be a red herring, but Pat seemed pretty adamant about unlicensed games just not being a great idea right now.

    Jack is just as pissed as everyone else with price gauging going on with CE and LE games. When asked to make more CE games, he said he would if he could.

    Steve Ritchie needs his own open mic next year. Dude is a national treasure.

    The amount of people they brought on stage seemed like overkill.

    Absolutely nothing of substance was talked about (new game? new game tease? more Pirates? playfield issues?)

    #419 8 months ago
    Quoted from Butterflygirl24:

    This is the vendor area that doesn't open till 4...
    Phoebe

    Thank you for bringing Starlight to play. Always a treat.

    #420 8 months ago

    If anyone is looking for a pinball Olympics ticket, I’m leaving this morning and unable to go. Send me a message and you are welcome to it, just need to pay the delta at the door.

    #421 8 months ago
    Quoted from pinpin8990:

    Takeaways from JJP's seminar/Q&A last night:
    Don't expect any unlicensed games anytime soon. Could be a red herring, but Pat seemed pretty adamant about unlicensed games just not being a great idea right now.
    Jack is just as pissed as everyone else with price gauging going on with CE and LE games. When asked to make more CE games, he said he would if he could.
    Steve Ritchie needs his own open mic next year. Dude is a national treasure.
    The amount of people they brought on stage seemed like overkill.
    Absolutely nothing of substance was talked about (new game? new game tease? more Pirates? playfield issues?)

    Very odd, what a bummer.

    #422 8 months ago
    Quoted from PanzerFreak:

    Very odd, what a bummer.

    I kind of felt like they put things together a bit last minute, which might have meant they intended to do some reveal or announcement but things just weren’t ready. Someone was joking about the DI reveal earlier, and it may be better to just have a low key, forgettable seminar than a disappointing reveal people remember years later

    #423 8 months ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    I kind of felt like they put things together a bit last minute, which might have meant they intended to do some reveal or announcement but things just weren’t ready. Someone was joking about the DI reveal earlier, and it may be better to just have a low key, forgettable seminar than a disappointing reveal people remember years later

    Maybe they are saving an announcement for next weekend at MGC?

    #424 8 months ago
    Quoted from pinpin8990:

    Takeaways from JJP's seminar/Q&A last night:
    Don't expect any unlicensed games anytime soon. Could be a red herring, but Pat seemed pretty adamant about unlicensed games just not being a great idea right now.
    Jack is just as pissed as everyone else with price gauging going on with CE and LE games. When asked to make more CE games, he said he would if he could.
    Steve Ritchie needs his own open mic next year. Dude is a national treasure.
    The amount of people they brought on stage seemed like overkill.
    Absolutely nothing of substance was talked about (new game? new game tease? more Pirates? playfield issues?)

    Seemed to have hand pick the questions like the president at a press conference. He ignored the guy in the corner of the room with the big sign.

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    #425 8 months ago
    Quoted from pinballjah:

    Seemed to have hand pick the questions like the president at a press conference. He ignored the guy in the corner of the room with the big sign.[quoted image]

    Did you bus in a protester and pay him $15 per hour

    #426 8 months ago
    Quoted from romulusx:

    Did you bus in a protester and pay him $15 per hour

    They wouldn't let him in the conference room, no mask haha.

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    #427 8 months ago

    This is not a complaint, but it's an eye opener. When you go to the Free play area, count how many games are Rob Berk's and you begin to realize how little amount of games were brought by everyone else. As usual, many of Rob's games work for a few hours and then are half assed or shut off completely. So may of those weird imports were shut off or completely unplayable.

    I have to believe that the small amount of games brought by others was directly covid related.

    #428 8 months ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    This is not a complaint, but it's an eye opener. When you go to the Free play area, count how many games are Rob Berk's and you begin to realize how little amount of games were brought by everyone else. As usual, many of Rob's games work for a few hours and then are half assed or shut off completely. So may of those weird imports were shut off or completely unplayable.
    I have to believe that the small amount of games brought by others was directly covid related.

    True but I still can't get over some of those reskins, the Lady Death and Mata Hari are amazing... Especially the Black Knight 2000 next to it... Nicest one I've ever seen in person

    #429 8 months ago
    Quoted from pinpin8990:

    Takeaways from JJP's seminar/Q&A last night:
    Don't expect any unlicensed games anytime soon. Could be a red herring, but Pat seemed pretty adamant about unlicensed games just not being a great idea right now.
    Jack is just as pissed as everyone else with price gauging going on with CE and LE games. When asked to make more CE games, he said he would if he could.
    Steve Ritchie needs his own open mic next year. Dude is a national treasure.
    The amount of people they brought on stage seemed like overkill.
    Absolutely nothing of substance was talked about (new game? new game tease? more Pirates? playfield issues?)

    I asked Gary the same thing the other day he said he would love to but just not in this current market... Theme sells

    #430 8 months ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    This is not a complaint, but it's an eye opener. When you go to the Free play area, count how many games are Rob Berk's and you begin to realize how little amount of games were brought by everyone else. As usual, many of Rob's games work for a few hours and then are half assed or shut off completely. So may of those weird imports were shut off or completely unplayable.
    I have to believe that the small amount of games brought by others was directly covid related.

    Yeah I was shocked how few machines there were in the free play area… I was expecting maybe double or triple that amount. Kinda maybe it seem like expo was over once the vendor area closed…

    #431 8 months ago

    Looking to mooch a ride for two passengers to the Pinball Olympics today.

    Offering entertaining conversations.

    #432 8 months ago
    Quoted from CashMoney:

    Yeah I was shocked how few machines there were in the free play area… I was expecting maybe double or triple that amount. Kinda maybe it seem like expo was over once the vendor area closed…

    Wish i coulda went this year, i did get a call from someone with expo asking me to bring games again, unfortunately i had cancelled my room a few days earlier. Guess they saw the writing on the wall.

    #433 8 months ago
    Quoted from CashMoney:

    Yeah I was shocked how few machines there were in the free play area… I was expecting maybe double or triple that amount. Kinda maybe it seem like expo was over once the vendor area closed…

    This is a huge contrast to a local show like York where there were a LOT of machines brought by the community and a few vendor Machines but far more in working condition than at Expo. Rob is an amazing guy for bringing so many machines but obviously its impossible to keep that many running

    #434 8 months ago

    Guys, I think the amount of machines in the free play area would not have fit in the old hotel room. They are just in a much bigger venue. True, it doesn't appear there are as many brought by the community this year. For us, we only brought 4 because of the uncertainties of the new venue and how the covid thing would effect everything. Next year we will bring more again.

    #435 8 months ago
    Quoted from fooflighter:

    Today was surreal to say the least:
    (I'm the guy without the hat, wearing glasses) in the selfies, my buddy (pinballhead1) is the one posing with Gary and Steve
    1. Made it to round 5 in the B standing tourney, I'm not a competitive player, but I can blow up a machine now and then. It was fun and great people.
    2. Enjoyed the hospitality at JJ's suite and played some pinball, ate some chicken, and chatted up Gary, Seth and JJ and watched Halloween being played while Dwight Sullivan looked on next to me.
    3. Ran into chatted with Steve Ritchie and Gary Stern again in the concourse, along with Jack Danger, Mike Vinikour and Zach Meny
    4. Played tons of Godzilla, Legends of Valhalla and a bunch of EMs
    5. Treated to about 30 minute Kenada piano concert at 11:30 pm in the convention concourse hallway while Todd Tuckey and Jack Guarnieri joined in.
    6. Finally closed out the night by blowing up a GnR CE and Grand Championing it...
    What a weird, surreal, pinball star struck day it was. I'll never forget it.
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    I am so jealous! Next year if I am well enough to travel I will be there, I have always wanted to go to expo!

    #436 8 months ago
    Quoted from pinpin8990:

    The amount of people they brought on stage seemed like overkill.

    Yeah, the expo seminar mic situation is kind of crappy. I'd rather see at least the main people on stage have a lavalier mic so there's not all the running back and forth. You can get an 8 channel wireless system with 8 lavalier mics and 8 headset mics for like $400.

    And a shared audience mic in a pandemic is a very bad idea. I was cringing watching people pass around the same mic and put it right on their unmasked mouth to speak. Someone's getting sick from that or taking it home asymptomatically to someone else.

    The only real thing of note mentioned was that everyone on stage were currently working on ONE game together. Likely whatever is after Toy Story, because I can't imagine Toy Story hasn't been finished for a while.

    #437 8 months ago
    Quoted from PinMonk:

    Yeah, the expo seminar mic situation is kind of crappy. I'd rather see at least the main people on stage have a lavalier mic so there's not all the running back and forth. You can get an 8 channel wireless system with 8 lavalier mics and 8 headset mics for like $400.
    And a shared audience mic in a pandemic is a very bad idea. I was cringing watching people pass around the same mic and put it right on their unmasked mouth to speak. Someone's getting sick from that or taking it home asymptomatically to someone else.
    The only real thing of note mentioned was that everyone on stage were currently working on ONE game together. Likely whatever is after Toy Story, because I can't imagine Toy Story hasn't been finished for a while.

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    #438 8 months ago

    Vendor Area Pictures.
    Tried not to leave anyone out.

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    #439 8 months ago

    The Home-Brews.
    Great work on all of these.

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    #440 8 months ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    Vendor Area Pictures.
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    I don’t see a photo of the Multimorphic booth in there, did I overlook it?

    #441 8 months ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    I don’t see a photo of the Multimorphic booth in there, did I overlook it?

    They are here

    #442 8 months ago
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    #443 8 months ago

    If anyone has a specific request of a game or feature here they’d like to see I’m happy to assist with photos or video. Send me a DM and I can handle! See you here if you’re here.

    #444 8 months ago
    Quoted from Jared:

    If anyone has a specific request of a game or feature here they’d like to see I’m happy to assist with photos or video. Send me a DM and I can handle! See you here if you’re here.

    Can you get some better pics of the Rush (Hour) pin? All we have is a crappy shot of the side of the cab. It has to be there somewhere.

    #445 8 months ago

    Any word on who won the drawing for the Godzilla machine?

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    #446 8 months ago
    Quoted from Wmsfan:

    Any word on who won the drawing for the Godzilla machine?

    Great Story! His first pinball show and first pinball machine!!!!
    He bought 12 tickets for $100.
    Congratulations to Alton.
    Great new Pinball owner and future pinsider.

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    #447 8 months ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    Great Story! His first pinball show and first pinball machine!!!!
    He bought 12 tickets for $100.
    Congratulations to Alton.
    Great new Pinball owner and future pinsider.
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    Very cool!!! Wish I could have come this year...next for sure...

    #448 8 months ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    Great Story! His first pinball show and first pinball machine!!!!
    He bought 12 tickets for $100.
    Congratulations to Alton.
    Great new Pinball owner and future pinsider.
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    Nice way to jump into the hobby .My first was purchased with a DraftKings win in Jan2020.A $10 bet got me a Ruby Red :)Congrats !

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    #449 8 months ago

    Sterling.. (Rudy) - & Gary!

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    #450 8 months ago

    The kid NAILED with the Rudy costume!

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