I am excited to bring this announcement to the group concerning the expo free play area this year.
We have a few changes we are making to several of the aspects of the free play room.
We will have staff available to help during load in and load out using the following schedule:
Wednesday from 12:00PM until 8:00PM we will have 3 or more staff members helping out with load in and setup. From 10:00PM until 12:00AM we will have people on call.
We will have folks available to help on call on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Sunday we will help with load out from 9:00AM until 12:00PM
There will be dollies and pinball moving equipment on-site to help move games.
We will have a limited amount of pinball sundries on hand should you forget something at home.
Arm bands will be handed out as games are brought into the show, no need to wait!
All machines will now have to display a small registration sticker on the game. This will include the information as previously seen at expo as well as owner information. You can pre-register games if you like, simply email Andrew.email@example.com with details. There will be a registration desk in the free play room from 12:00PM until 8:00PM. If you bring a game after this time I will gladly meet up with you.
The old banquet hall is now the free play area. This will make load in much easier as we are far closer to the dock.
We reviewed the incentives for bringing a game to expo, and the compensation for that awesome effort. We truly appreciate people brining games to the show, and there are rewards for helping make expo great.
Games must be in the free play area, and be setup on free play for all to enjoy.
When you bring your game in it will need to be registered. Once registration is complete we will provide an armband for general admission into the show.
If you are planning on bringing more than 3 games, please let us know!
If you have questions, feel free to drop us a note, or give us a call. I can be reached at (224) 279-1545.
Special thanks to Mike and the Pinball Expo organization for working so hard to bring this show to us. Also thanks to all the folks giving up time to make the show great, in particular The Chicago Pinball Mafia, which makes up the majority of helpers for the show.