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Pinball Life 14th Annual Open House Explosion Charity Event Info


By pinballlife

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    14TH ANNUAL PINBALL LIFE EXPLOSION OPEN HOUSE!

    During the Chicago Pinball Expo we will be holding our annual Open House.
    This will be a two day event with a different format each day.

    Thursday, October 18th from 10am-4pm
    Free admission
    Official Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle release party!
    Over 40 games on free play
    Free non-alcoholic beverages
    Free cold snacks
    If you are more about having access to the machines and parts and don't like crowds, this is probably the day for you to attend. We expect this to be a low key, mellow day, comparatively.

    Friday, October 19th from noon-6pm
    This is the day we bring the party!
    This will be a charity event with all entry fees being donated to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    Admission $15
    Order your Friday ticket(s) - https://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=5476
    Official Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle release party!
    Over 40 games on free play
    Free Pinball Olympic events
    Limited free alcoholic beverages (3 drink maximum)
    Free non-alcoholic beverages
    Free hot lunch

    We are issuing entry tickets For the Friday charity event simply to control the amount of people who attend, as over-crowding has been a concern for many who have attended in the past. A maximum of 200 tickets will be sold. 100% of the ticket cost will go to assist Team G (Bryan and Deb Kelly, and their grandson, Gordon) in their continuing efforts to fight juvenile diabetes.
    More info about this charity can be found here - http://www.jdrf.org/research/

    Our Address: 11912 Oak Creek Parkway, Huntley IL 60142

    Our phone number: 847-515-3415

    Pre-orders are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Please send all pre-orders to margaret@pinballlife.com before Wednesday, October 10th. Pre-orders will be available for pick up on both Thursday and Friday, but to pick up on Friday you must have a party ticket.
    Order your Friday ticket(s) - https://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=5476

    You do not have to purchase anything to attend except a ticket for the Friday charity event (Thursday is free).

    Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle offical release party will be going on both days!
    Charlie and Kayte from Spooky Pinball will be in attendance to answer all your questions and take your deposit if you should decide to purchase a game (both days).

    Scott Danesi from Danesi Designs will also be on hand to answer any and all questions about the current Spooky game in production, Total Nuclear Annihilation.

    Jay Brand will be bringing many of his larger Pinball Olympic rides for all to enjoy (operational on Friday only).

    The VIP room will be open for all the enjoy (both days, but alcohol on Friday only).

    Show specials - https://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=catalog&parent=357&pg=1
    All products will be offered at a discounted price to those attending our open house.

    All questions and concerns should be directed to Terry - terry@pinballlife.com

    We are proud to be a part of the 5-day Chicago Expo event!
    FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHICAGO PINBALL EXPO, READ ON HERE... http://www.pinballexpo.net

    #2 1 year ago

    Excellent, just ordered two tickets, glad to help the charity and attend. Had a lot of fun last year.

    #3 1 year ago

    Better than expo the past couple of years.. Terry knows how to throw a party!! Cant wait!

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from vbittnv:

    Better than expo the past couple of years.. Terry knows how to throw a party!! Cant wait!

    I could not agree more! My wife and I will be there for the day.

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    #6 1 year ago

    Once again, I can't thank Terry and Margaret enough for donating the proceeds to JDRF and finding a cure for diabetes, or at least making a diabetics life more normal. The pic below is of my grandson, Gordon, taken at last year's JDRF One Walk, which is their biggest fundraiser. The money Terry donates goes to JDRF on behalf of Team G. Primarily because of Pinball Life's and Spooky Pinball's donations last year, Team G was in the top 10 of all Teams with a little better than $10,000 raised!

    THANK YOU to Terry and Margaret Dezwarte and Charlie and Kayte Emery for everything you do!

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    #7 1 year ago

    was not aware that donations went to this cause! I've done business with both companies and this further strengthens my deepest respects to all involved!

    #8 1 year ago

    Bought 2 tickets for Friday, and JJ is my date.

    #9 1 year ago

    Tickets are going fast for the Friday event.

    We are about half sold out after 12 hours of sales. We must limit this to 200 people due to the space available at our warehouse.

    We want thoses that do attend to be comfortable.

    All ticket proceeds go to the JDRF charity, but when the tickets are gone they are gone, so fair warning to all.

    Hope to see yo here!

    Terry.

    #10 1 year ago

    I got mine....

    Thanks Terry!

    #11 1 year ago

    Bought two tickets to paradise today. Can’t wait to go pinball shopping crazy up and down the isles there like the home alone kid in the house!

    #12 1 year ago

    Not familiar with the area. How far is this from the expo?

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    I could not agree more! My wife and I will be there for the day.

    I've got both a bud light lime and orange with your name on it brYan! 'cause lord knows you can't handle a [real] beer

    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from Zablon:

    Not familiar with the area. How far is this from the expo?

    About 45 min. to 1 hour depending on traffic and route taken.

    #15 1 year ago

    70 tickets left for the Friday charity event as of 1:00 pm CST today (9/13/18).
    Terry.

    #16 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinballlife:

    70 tickets left for the Friday charity event as of 1:00 pm CST today (9/13/18).
    Terry.

    69, just bought one for myself.

    #17 1 year ago
    Quoted from Crashnburn:

    About 45 min. to 1 hour depending on traffic and route taken.

    Thanks!

    #18 1 year ago

    Got ours . See everyone at the Party..NT.

    #20 1 year ago

    2 more gone. that was close.

    #21 1 year ago

    bump for Terry and Margaret. They ALWAYS take good care of their customers.

    #22 1 year ago

    Picked up four

    #23 1 year ago

    Here's the link to Team G's donation page, for anyone that would like to help out.

    http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/TeamG

    The pic is Gordon and my son, Justin about 4 years ago. Gordon was 15 months old and had been admitted to the emergency room with blood sugar numbers around 650. For comparison, they should have been closer to 100.

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    #24 1 year ago

    20 tickets left, so pretty much last call.
    Terry.

    #25 1 year ago

    This is one time, one single time I regret being in California instead of somewhere else.

    #26 1 year ago

    Got mine in the mail already

    #27 1 year ago

    Only 6 tickets left!
    Come on out to support a great charity, play some pinball, and have some fun.

    #29 1 year ago

    Are the last 6 gone?

    #30 1 year ago
    Quoted from sublime90803:

    Are the last 6 gone?

    It appears so.

    #31 1 year ago
    Quoted from sublime90803:

    Are the last 6 gone?

    Yes, sold out! Thanks everyone! See you here on Friday, October 19th (noon to 6 pm) for the JDRF charity event.
    Anyone who does not have a ticket is welcome to come out on Thursday, October 18th (10 am to 4 pm). There is no admittance fee on that day.
    For all details please see the first post in this thread.
    Terry.

    #32 1 year ago

    Fantastic!

    #33 1 year ago

    For those interested in a piece of history.

    THE VERY LAST SET OF PINFOOTS EVER MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fa-ugliest-set-of-pinfoots-ever-made#post-4598951

    All proceeds go to JDRF in honor of my grandson Gordon!!

    #34 1 year ago

    I LOVE getting mail from Pinball Life! Such an amazing charity and a good group of people.
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    #35 1 year ago

    hey! i didn't receive a way cool lionman! sticker/flyer with my tickets

    #36 1 year ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    hey! i didn't receive a way cool lionman! sticker/flyer with my tickets

    That’s a shirt.
    https://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=5498

    #37 1 year ago

    I think the artist from TNA designed it? It kinda looks similar in style.
    I paid for the shirt with my ticket order and got a few other things only because I dislike going through O’Hare TSA security check and trying to explain, “this stuff are only pinball parts” after expo on Sunday. ACA7C8E3-E67C-4AB1-9545-F49542B91D77 (resized).jpeg

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    #38 1 year ago

    I am looking to buy a few tickets if anyone has any they can't use. Thanks for any consideration.

    #39 1 year ago
    Quoted from markspinball:

    I am looking to buy a few tickets if anyone has any they can't use.

    PM sent.

    #40 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinballlife:

    14TH ANNUAL PINBALL LIFE EXPLOSION OPEN HOUSE!
    During the Chicago Pinball Expo we will be holding our annual Open House.
    This will be a two day event with a different format each day.
    Thursday, October 18th from 10am-4pm
    Free admission
    Official Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle release party!
    Over 40 games on free play
    Free non-alcoholic beverages
    Free cold snacks
    If you are more about having access to the machines and parts and don't like crowds, this is probably the day for you to attend. We expect this to be a low key, mellow day, comparatively.
    Friday, October 19th from noon-6pm
    This is the day we bring the party!
    This will be a charity event with all entry fees being donated to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    Admission $15
    Order your Friday ticket(s) - https://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=5476
    Official Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle release party!
    Over 40 games on free play
    Free Pinball Olympic events
    Limited free alcoholic beverages (3 drink maximum)
    Free non-alcoholic beverages
    Free hot lunch
    We are issuing entry tickets For the Friday charity event simply to control the amount of people who attend, as over-crowding has been a concern for many who have attended in the past. A maximum of 200 tickets will be sold. 100% of the ticket cost will go to assist Team G (Bryan and Deb Kelly, and their grandson, Gordon) in their continuing efforts to fight juvenile diabetes.
    More info about this charity can be found here - http://www.jdrf.org/research/
    Our Address: 11912 Oak Creek Parkway, Huntley IL 60142
    Our phone number: 847-515-3415
    Pre-orders are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Please send all pre-orders to margaret@pinballlife.com before Wednesday, October 10th. Pre-orders will be available for pick up on both Thursday and Friday, but to pick up on Friday you must have a party ticket.
    Order your Friday ticket(s) - https://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=5476
    You do not have to purchase anything to attend except a ticket for the Friday charity event (Thursday is free).
    Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle offical release party will be going on both days!
    Charlie and Kayte from Spooky Pinball will be in attendance to answer all your questions and take your deposit if you should decide to purchase a game (both days).
    Scott Danesi from Danesi Designs will also be on hand to answer any and all questions about the current Spooky game in production, Total Nuclear Annihilation.
    Jay Brand will be bringing many of his larger Pinball Olympic rides for all to enjoy (operational on Friday only).
    The VIP room will be open for all the enjoy (both days, but alcohol on Friday only).
    Show specials - https://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=catalog&parent=357&pg=1
    All products will be offered at a discounted price to those attending our open house.
    All questions and concerns should be directed to Terry - terry@pinballlife.com
    We are proud to be a part of the 5-day Chicago Expo event!
    FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHICAGO PINBALL EXPO, READ ON HERE... http://www.pinballexpo.net

    Now if Mr. Cooper could just stop by......

    #41 1 year ago

    I need one ticket so my wife can come (and therefore so I can go please let me know if you have a spare one.

    #42 1 year ago

    Got one ticket but could use a few more for my friends if anyone's plans change.

    #43 1 year ago
    #44 1 year ago

    Adam needs a ticket?!

    #45 1 year ago

    Interested in a pair of tickets if set becomes available!

    #46 1 year ago

    Geez, here's this thread! I'd been wondering about it for a month! Don't know how I kept missing it. Thanks slim64. I did not get a ticket. Finally just found the info on PBL's site when trying to put together my TNA add-on order. Figured I would just try to head up on Thursday.

    #47 1 year ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    Adam needs a ticket?!

    Let me know if you still need volunteers. I'd be happy to help out again (and could probably stay the whole time this year).

    #48 1 year ago

    Looking for up to 6 tickets...........

    #49 1 year ago

    Mental note: next year, buy all the tickets on day one and scalp the crap out of them.

    #50 1 year ago
    Quoted from epthegeek:

    Mental note: next year, buy all the tickets on day one and scalp the crap out of them.

    Terry said a few ended up on Stubhub last year.

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