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Pinfest 2017 Allentown


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#52 4 years ago

I'll be set up in the same space as last year in the flea market (in the aisle near the back door by the concession stand). Will hopefully bring a couple pins and some coin op.

#69 4 years ago

Allentown also has their own airport (Lehigh Valley International). Allentown is that far from Newark as well

#76 4 years ago

The comfort suites is very nice but a rip off. The holiday inn express next door is also nice and I think that's the less expensive one.

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#155 3 years ago

It offers acces to the entire building for that day

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#233 3 years ago

I'll be looking for a Pin-Up and Astro (like I have been for years lol). I've contacted someone with a pin up but haven't found an Astro yet. We also have multiple pins for sale right now and in the near future (many of which are coming straight from our collection!!). We'll be set up in the flea market on Friday. My email is schnollms@aol.com
-Michael Schnoll, antqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, and Antique Slots on Facebook

#238 3 years ago

A lot of dealers set up on Friday, including myself (although I only live within driving distance so it's a waste of $ to get a hotel). I'd say if ur a vendor, set up on Thursday but if ur a flea market vendor or bringing games it doesn't matter.

#247 3 years ago
Quoted from Butch2099:

Any thoughts/plans of adding an auction to the show? I really enjoyed that about Pintastic.

I'd love to see an auction be added. However, I don't know if there's enough room in the show halls; keeping in mind that the entire building is being occupied.
-Michael Schnoll
-schnollms@aol.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, antiqueslots.com, Antique Slots on Facebook

#256 3 years ago
Quoted from Ivan1496:

Thanks Skip, some info to consider. I only know of one that leaves on Friday. We usually fill that spot afterwards. Most typically stay for both days.

Yeah that's us who only stays on Friday but one of our friends will probably take it on Saturday.
-Michael Schnoll
-schnollms@aol.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, antiqueslots.com, Antique Slots on Facebook

#263 3 years ago

As for the auction I'm in the middle. I feel that if there's an auction, buyers premium and commission can't be any higher than 10% with no reserve; as like the other person said the majority of the pins in free play r already for sale. So Ivan, I suggest that u email all of the vendors and free play people and conduct a survey to see if anyone would even be willing to participate (as both buyers and sellers and get their own advice) because if it won't be big, it won't be successful. If many reply saying they will participate then the next step is planning the auction. If not many r interested, than don't do it at all as it'll be a fail and a waste of $. As a flea market vendor, we probably won't participate unless the comission is really reasonable; as we could just sell the pins our selves in our booth. But that's just my opinion; 50/50.
-Michael Schnoll
-schnollms@aol.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, antiqueslots.com, Antique Slots on Facebook.

#281 3 years ago
Quoted from eabundy:

OK how about this crazy idea.. Have the auction around near the end of the show Saturday. Then people that didn't sell their machines could mark them to be auctioned. That auction could get pretty interesting at the end of the night. I'm sure I would probably auction something I didn't want to bring home.
It will also bring some excitement to the end of the show. Maybe auction / raffle off a surprise at the auction. Leave it covered, it could be a boobie prize or a something great.

I hear that not a whole lot of people stay until the end of Saturday.

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#297 3 years ago

Looking for an Astro. Must be in working condition. Will be in the flea market on Friday only.
-Michael Schnoll
-schnollms@aol.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, antiqueslots.com, and Antique Slots on Facebook.

#300 3 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

schnollms a Facebook member in RI posted in the Facebook Pinball Machines for Sale group that he has an Astro EM for sale

Yes thank you. I already saw that post on pinside a couple a weeks ago. It's a nice machine but he never responded with a cash price so I think he's only looking to trade at this point.
-Michael Schnoll
-schnollms@aol.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, antiqueslots.com, Antique Slots on Facebook.

#364 3 years ago
Quoted from Kawydud:

How long ago was Allentown twice a year?

Since 2012 I think.

#365 3 years ago

We also have many machines for sale on eBay right now and probably wont be bringing them to the show (not enough space in the car). On eBay is a Dragonette (rare and in nice shape), All Star Basketball, Basketball, and an Official Baseball. These auctions end soon! Potentially more pins to sell soon. Don't pm me, email only.
-Michael Schnoll
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, Antique Slots on Facebook.

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#414 3 years ago

http://www.pinfestival.com/fleamarket2017.pdf
Ivan just posted the floor plans. We'll be in booth 14 (back of the flea market room).
The countdown is on! Just 6 weeks away. PS, happy to see that Bob Adams will be back at the show. It's been a long time.
-Michael Schnoll
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, Antique Slots on Facebook.

#419 3 years ago

I know I've said this many times but im still in search of a Gottlieb Astro and Pin-Up. I might know of someone bringing a pin up but will still entertain others. I will be at pinfest on Friday in the flea market room (booth 14). Email only. Thanks.
-Michael Schnoll
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, Antique Slots on Facebook.

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#501 3 years ago
Quoted from ejacques:

Hotels to avoid for PinFest?

Quality Inn and Howard Johnson. They're cheap but very dirty.

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#658 3 years ago
Quoted from rkahr:

I'm not convinced there really are "good" or "better" spots... people circulate through the whole show. Now that said, I did ask for my space to be near free-play this year so I play more games than I have in previous years. Ivan and crew accommodated - THANKS! Kinda feel bad for them... seems to be about as much fun as planning a wedding every year.
-Rob
-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync adapter kit

I agree. Although the spaces near the entrance are always "better," people are paying $20 to even enter the show so therefore why not look at every booth? Even though, yes, we do ask Ivan for the same spot every year just for the sake of doing so. I guess it's nice to have an established booth where u can feel at home and people will remember who u r and u can bring back old memories lol.
-Michael Schnoll
-Booth 14 in the flea market at Pinfest
-Schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, and Antique Slots on Facebook.

#720 3 years ago

I'll be having a garage sale this weekend with pins for sale (won't say which ones yet) but what ever doesn't sell MAY be brought to Allentown. I'll let everyone know what we're actually bringing soon. WANTED at Allentown is a Gottlieb Astro (1971) and Gottleib Pin-Up. Will only be there on Friday in booth 14 in the flea market. Only use email (below). Thanks.
-Michael Schnoll
-Booth 14 in the flea market at Pinfest 2017
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, Antique Slots on Facebook.

#835 3 years ago

Just booked the Comfort Inn Lehigh Valley West for Thursday for $115. The comfort suites and holiday inn express group blocks for pinfest were booked solid.
-Michael Schnoll
-Booth 14 in the Flea Market at Pinfest 2017
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, Antique Slots on Facebook

#1020 3 years ago

Thanks Ivan ivan1496 for verifying my pinside.
-Michael Schnoll
-Booth 14 in the flea market at Pinfest 2017.
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, Antique Slots on Facebook.

#1027 3 years ago

I feel that year after year, pinfest seems to feel shorter. Saturday seems to be the old Sunday show, Friday is like the old Saturday, and Thursday seems like Friday as Thursday is becoming more popular to start shows. That's why we only set up on Friday (we'll be setting up on Thursday) and our friends have the booth on Saturday. Like everyone else, I hate seeing more games leaving the floor earlier. But then again, the rules are established for a reason and even though $40 is high, it'll encourage you to either adhere to the policy or only register for one day. I do see both sides to this issue.
-Michael Schnoll
-Booth 14 in the flea market at Pinfest 2017.
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, Antique Slots on Facebook.

#1088 3 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Just go. You won't regret it. The Farmer's Market alone is worth the trip!
Be sure to introduce yourself or wear your Pinside badge.

Don't get me wrong the farmers market is great and i enjoy going but most of it is typical food found in any farmers market and is expensive. I always buy the pizza at the front entrance and a lot of pretzels. I wouldn't say it makes the trip worth while but I hear u.
-Michael Schnoll
-Booth 14 in the flea market at Pinfest 2017
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, Antique Slots on Facebook

#1094 3 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

I haven't found any other place that sells those scrumptious Amish pretzel roll things. That pizza at the front entrance is awful! Gotta go deeper. The chicken pot pies down the ramp and the soup at the Vietnamese place. All the meats, cheeses, etc. You can get bad pizza anywhere. I'll bet you get really good pizza over at Kinchley's, right?

Yeah kinchleys is the best.
-Michael Schnoll
-Booth 14 in the flea market at pinfest 2017
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, Antique Slots on Facebook.

#1354 3 years ago

I'm still in search of a Gottlieb Pin-Up and Astro. I'll be bringing a bank a ball but not sure of what else. We'll be in space 14 on Friday. I'll have more info on what we're bringing by Wednesday. Email only please. (Info below)
-Michael Schnoll
-Booth 14 in the flea market at Pinfest 2017
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, Antique Slots on Facebook.

#1482 3 years ago
Quoted from gac:

I'm trying to make it to the show this year but may not be able to on Friday or Saturday. If not a vendor at the show or bringing a game to the show, what access, if any, is there on Thursday if I could make it down there? Is it possible to buy from vendors? Just trying to figure a way to participate if I cant get there Friday or Saturday... Thanks for any insight.

At least from my understanding, Thursday is just setup only for vendors and free play with no public entry. Same goes for Friday morning
-Michael Schnoll
-Booth 14 in the flea market at Pinfest 2017
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, and Antique Slots on Facebook

#1500 3 years ago

Getting down to the wire! Just 72 hours until setup!!!
For sale (flea market space 14 on Friday) will be a Gottlieb Bank-A-Ball. Not sure if the price just yet; still have to go through it. We'll be bringing other coin op as well. Im searching for a Gottlieb Astro and pin up. Email is listed below.
-Michael Schnoll
-Booth 14 in the flea market at Pinfest 2017
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinbalWizard01 on YouTube, Antique Slots on Facebook

#1548 3 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

The venue awaits us!

Hmm just wondering why it doesn't say "Pinfest" instead of "pinball arcade show"
-Michael Schnoll
-Booth 14 in the flea market at Pinfest 2017
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, Antique Slots on Facebook

#1551 3 years ago
Quoted from stevevt:

Anyone who knows what Pinfest is doesn't need the sign.

I'm aware of that lol
-Michael Schnoll
-Booth 14 in the flea market at Pinfest 2017
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, Antique Slots on Facebook

#1696 3 years ago

My final post before show start:

FS: Gottlieb Bank-A-Ball, Vest Pocket Slot machine, pulver gum machine, ticker table top pinball, mills mechanical slot machine, wacky package sticker sheets, pinball bumper caps, old pinball books, trade stimulators, and more gameroom and coinop collectibles.
WANTED: Resonably priced Gottlieb Astro and Pin-Up in good condition. I will be there Thursday night and Friday.
NOTE: We will be sharing the booth (#14) with some friends who will be here on Friday and Saturday. One might bring 2 Captain Fantastics and some project pins.
Please remember to stop by and say hi on Friday!
Looking forward to our 5th straight show,
-Michael and Ken Schnoll
-Booth 14 in the flea market at Pinfest 2017
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, Antique Slots on Facebook.

#1717 3 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

Is there any setup time Friday morning?

Yes from 8-12.
-Michael Schnoll
-Booth 14 in the flea market at Pinfest 2017
-schnollms@aol.com, antiqueslots.com, PinballWizard01 on YouTube, and Antique Slots on Facebook

#1940 3 years ago

Just got home a little while ago. Thanks again to Ivan and staff for another fantastic show (probably my best one yet). It was great talking and hanging out with everyone. Our friends will still be occupying the booth tomorrow.
Until Pinfest 2018,
-Michael Schnoll
*P.S., I will be posting the YouTube link to my walkthrough video soon.

#2078 3 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

Shit, his name is blanking me, his young son's name is Colin, he's friends with Todd Tuckey from TNT Amusements and is in their videos a lot. Was it "Mike"? I forget.
My friend Tommy (was in the booth behind his, bald guy) apparently sold/gave him a lot of those games. Can't wait to get the friend insight on the rest of what he's (my friend) got around...

It was our friend Irv Kigler. It was actually my booth that we shared with him. If there's anything u need from him in terms of our project pins (which we have many left) my email is schnollms@aol.com.
-Michael Schnoll

Quoted from zacaj:Anyone know who had all the project/parts games down near the doors of the flea market?

#2127 3 years ago

Please watch my walkthrough video of the show. My booth is highlighted at 15:23. Thanks again to Ivan and those who came by our booth. Please subscribe my channel and like Antique Slots on Facebook.

#2131 3 years ago

I already said it was my booth (#14). Irv was selling the project pins for us.

#2320 3 years ago
Quoted from spiroagnew:

Thanks to the Pinfest volunteers! Great show this year, as always. Security, or "security", was kicked up a notch, to the point of being interrupted during a game to show my wristband. The exhibitor desk at the back was more organized and strict than it has been in years, which is a good thing to keep things fair for everyone. There was no shortage of project games for sale at the show for the "handyman"--prices did reflect the ever-shrinking pool of fixer-uppers available nowadays. My GTB 2001 sold early (the one with cabinet art...not the white-washed one), which allowed me to do some spending. I brought home a fully working Harlem Globetrotters (finally!) and a Big Game (one of two Big Games hauled home in Drano's U-Haul. HGT was promptly set up in the hotel room. I overdid it with the merriment on Thursday night after setup, but after a couple of pretzel wraps, I was back up and running for the rest of the weekend. We stayed at the Comfort Suites Dorney Park, as we do every year, and I must say, the hotel has really taken a noticeable turn for the worse (despite a freshly installed pool). I've stayed there five years in a row--maybe the rooms have always been dingy and smelt like a witch's ditch? It finally got to me this year. Front desk service was also a mess. Will have to rethink my accommodations next year. Maybe I'll just sleep in the U-Haul.
Despite that, Allentown Pinfest didn't disappoint. See y'all next year!

We stayed at the comfort inn Lehigh valley west. It was recently renovated (despite the old room pics online) and therefore was very clean. The room still kind of smelled like paint meaning it was fresh. Soft beds and a full breakfast. Friendly workers and very quite at night. Even though it was a lot further from the agriplex than I thought it was i'd definitely stay there again.
As for show security, i understand it may have seemed over the top in the main hall even though the dude in the flea market room seemed pretty chill. However it is a show rule that the wristband should be displayed. So if it isn't I assume they're inclined to check.

#2324 3 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

schnollms Were you the vendor with the project Secret Service in the center of the indoor swap meet? Did you sell it?

We shared the booth with one of our friends who brought some of his projects. Not sure if he brought one.

#2396 3 years ago

Next up for me is Pinfest 2018!

#2428 3 years ago

Idk why everyone has to stay at the same hotel. That's the type of trouble that you risk when oraganizing hotel rooms for people. I can't believe what happened. That's completely disgraceful how the hotel didn't issue a refund. If choice hotels don't contact you within the next few months than file a police report and pledge to never stay there again. It's a terrible situation and I can't imagine walking into an occupied room. I highly recommend not staying at the hotels on the Pinfest website because they seem to overbook. I highly recommend the comfort inn in fogelsville. It's not around the corner; it is an 8 mile/15 minute drive but the hotel was very quite, clean (just rennovated), and friendly which makes it worth it.

#2441 3 years ago
Quoted from cooke:

Dear Pinside,
I want to tell you all about my experience with the Comfort Suites during the Pinfest weekend this year. I've been putting off telling you about this until I was sure there would be no resolution. Unfortunately, the time has come.
I’m not posting this to be vindictive or dramatic; it’s my intention to simply warn future Pinside attendees of the deplorable customer service at the Comfort Suites. If Ivan is reading this, perhaps he could also take it into consideration when making accommodation arrangements for future Pinfests.
Let me begin by saying that Pinfest is one of the highlights of my year. This was my 10th time in attendance, I believe, and it’s safe to say that this year was the biggest and best event yet. Ivan and his team should be very proud.
I'm sorry this is so ridiculously long. Please bear with me. For the executive summary of what I'm about to say, scroll down.
Anyway, I am the organizer of a large group of individuals who have stayed at the Comfort Suites for several years for Pinfest. This year, there were 21 people in my party and we had booked 11 rooms, nine of which were for three nights, one of which was booked for two nights and one for one night.
Some of us checked in around 4:30pm on Thursday, May 4, but the remainder checked in a little later, around 6:30pm. Among those that checked in at 6:30, at least four separate rooms were already occupied by other people. That is, we were issued key cards for rooms that had already been assigned. We entered the rooms and once we found them to be occupied, we returned to the front desk to get assigned new rooms. Eventually, this confusion was sorted out and we were assigned to rooms that were actually vacant.
Shortly thereafter, one of the individuals in our party had someone enter their locked room while they were there. Clearly the people working the front desk didn’t quite have their stuff together.
Another individual in our party, Rick, was assigned to room 411. He left his stuff in the room and the group went out for dinner. When we returned around 11:30pm, Rick found people in his room with his things. He was told that the room wasn't his and that his bag and phone were not there. He could see them from the door and asked to have them returned by the occupants. When he was ultimately given his things, he went to the front desk where he was reassigned to room 402. He then counted his money, which was in his bag, and found it to be short $500. We brought this to the attention of the front desk employee (the same one who made a complete mess of the check-in process) who took it upon herself to call room 411 and tell the occupants that we believed they had stolen money from Rick’s bag. Naturally, they denied it, so the front desk person suggested we speak to the general manger in the morning.
On Friday morning we spoke to the GM and assistant manager who told us that they would speak to "corporate" about what should be done in order to rectify all of these issues. Rick and I suggested that providing Rick with his three night stay free of charge would go a long way to making up for the previous night's bungling. The GM also suggested that we call the police, but our large group, which had come a long way for Pinfest, was heading to the convention and we knew that involving the police in this situation would take a long time and was not likely to provide a resolution in a timely manner. What I'm trying to say is, we didn't want to ruin our day (and the whole reason we were in town) with pointless delays, especially considering this was all the result of the hotel's screw up.
The GM told the assistant manager to contact me with a potential resolution as soon as possible.
At 1:16pm on Friday, May 5, I received a call from the hotel telling me that room 402 (Rick's room) was supposed to be vacant as it had only been booked for one night, but his things were still in the room. I explained that Rick's room was definitely booked for three nights and requested that his things be left where they were! I immediately contacted my friend Tom, the individual who had booked his stay for one night only, and asked if he had checked out. He told me that he had, indeed, checked out of his room (#232) and that it was most definitely vacant. I then called the hotel and explained to the front desk person that Tom was in room #232 and had definitely checked out.
I never heard from the assistant manager on Friday at all.
Upon returning to the hotel on Friday evening, I spoke to the front desk person who assured me that the assistant manager would call me as soon as possible.
On Saturday morning, before heading out for the day, i spoke to the front desk person and explained the situation. She told me that she would have the assistant manager call me, but she did not call me on Saturday.
On Sunday morning, upon check out, I spoke to the front desk person and explained the situation. She PROMISED me that she would pass my message onto the assistant manager and would DEFINITELY call me no later than 3pm on Sunday to tell me when I could expect to hear from the assistant manager. I did not hear from anybody.
I would like to point out that throughout every interaction with hotel staff, myself and the people in my group remained polite, reasonable and calm. We laid out our expectations clearly and were let down at every turn.
So, needless to say, the experience at the Comfort Suites was a complete disaster. There was no attempt to rectify the debacle of the mis-assigned rooms or the fact that one of the people in our group had money stolen by individuals in his locked room while he was away.
At the time, we felt that the response from the management team was completely non-existent. To date, I feel that the response has not only been poor, it has been downright deplorable.
Upon returning home, following a very tumultuous weekend at the hands of the Comfort Suites, I contacted the Choice Hotels corporate Head Office who ultimately launched their own investigation and placed the onus on the General Manager to resolve the situation. Head Office said that I would receive a response to my formal complaint by the hotel by Friday, May 12. Not surprisingly, I did not receive any response from anyone at the hotel. During this time, Rick contacted the police in Allentown to file an official complaint with them. But, really, what are they gonna do?
Finally, feeling frustrated, I called Head Office again on Monday, May 15. Ultimately, they put me in direct contact with the General Manager, which is the first time we spoke since May 5th. On the phone, the GM told me that we should contact the police, which I told him we had done. He went on to say that he was essentially unwilling to take any action to resolve our complaints and make things right. Towards the end of our conversation, he said that he would be willing to compensate Rick for one night if he were to provide his credit card information.
Which brings me to my next complaint. Upon speaking with Tom (the individual who had stayed at the hotel for only one night), I learned that HE had been charged for three nights instead of one. Additionally, he had spoken to the GM about it, but he refused to believe that he was in room 232 and not in room 402, which was Rick's room. Rather than refund the two night's charges, the GM instead told Tom that he will only do so if Rick pays for those nights. This is completely baffling.
__________________
IN SUMMARY:
- The front desk staff checked us into rooms that were already occupied.
- Once we were checked into unoccupied rooms, the front desk staff assigned at least two of our rooms to other people. The people who were assigned Rick's room remained in the room with his things in spite of the fact that it was clearly occupied already. As a result, Rick has lost $500.
- The GM’s response to our concerns and complaints has been defensive and excuse-laden. For over two weeks, no effort to resolve the issues has been undertaken by anyone at the hotel.
- Our very reasonable requests for a simple resolution (one room for three nights complementary) were met with disdain.
- The front desk staff assigned Tom's credit card to Rick's room mistakenly. This is likely because of the musical rooms we played on Thursday night. Tom stayed for one night only in room #232, NOT in room #402. The hotel refuses to credit Tom these additional charges. He has now filed a claim with Visa directly.
- I sent a very detailed and lengthy email to the GM on Wednesday (May 17th) but did not receive any reply. Today I called to see if it was his intention to address my concerns in any way. All he would do is say “This case is closed. Thank you very much,” over and over. I’m not sure how he can consider the case closed when he hasn’t done anything AT ALL about my complaints.
__________________
All of these things came about as a result of mistakes made by hotel staff and not through any of our own actions. I would think that in the hospitality industry, errors of this magnitude would be the type of thing a hotel would prefer to nip in the bud. Instead, the hotel has chosen to drag this issue out as long as possible in hopes that it will go away.
The Comfort Suites has always been a pleasant place to stay in years past, but this time customer service seemed to have vanished. I know that my group was not the only one affected by issues at this hotel. Our experience there put a very serious downer on what should have been a relaxing weekend. Instead it made me very anxious about the security of our possessions and, indeed, our safety. The credit card issues merely highlight the incompetence of the staff and the response to my concerns has been unbelievably poor.
All told, my group spent at least $3,420 at the hotel. We asked for merely a fraction of that (about 10%) in compensation for the debacle that was our stay that weekend.
If you are reading this in the future and are thinking about staying at a hotel in Allentown, do yourself a favour and avoid the Comfort Suites. They will assign you to rooms that are already occupied, give your room keys away happily to other people, put your safety and the security of your belongings at risk, screw up your billing and credit card information and will refuse to do anything to resolve any of the issues you encounter there.
If you don't want to take my word for it, there were a large number of long-time pinsiders who can vouch for everything I've stated here, for what it's worth.
Thanks again to Ivan for hosting a wonderful event. Please reconsider partnering with the Comfort Suites in the future. After this year, I can tell you with certainty that nobody I know personally will ever stay at that hotel ever again.
Thanks for reading.
Corey

Write reviews on Yelp and all of the travel websites. I don't think they're checking pinside lol.

#2448 3 years ago

According to the pinfest website the 2018 dates are May 4 and 5

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#2487 3 years ago
Quoted from duanesmallman:

I could use a set of displays, driver board and a power supply for the High Speed that he assured me was in working condition.

What do mean "you could use"? We don't sell any of those parts. If this is about Irv himself you'd have to contact him. It's his stuff he just took some of my booth.

#2488 3 years ago
Quoted from duanesmallman:

I could use a set of displays, driver board and a power supply for the High Speed that he assured me was in working condition.

I'm not sure if Irv sells those parts either.

#2490 3 years ago
Quoted from duanesmallman:

Maybe I am misunderstanding your post below, where you refer to them as "our project pins", imply that you have the rest of them, and then offer to be a contact if there's anything I need from him:

So, what's up? Your friend Irv sold me a "working" game that doesn't work, and it needs about $350 worth of parts to even boot up properly. I have no way to contact him, and you offered to be a go-between.
I'm not holding out hope that he or you (or whoever's games these are, you've made this unclear so far) would somehow make it square.
Just want to let your guy know that I don't appreciate him looking me in the eye, shaking my hand, and telling me it's all good when it's not even close. Feel free to pass that message along.

Irvs definition of working is not the definition that we think of when we hear "working" therefore I'm very sorry he sold u a broken pin. Maybe it was a mistake. Please don't take this out on me or anyone who we shared the booth with. There were 4 people including me who shared the booth but all of the project pins were irvs. I'm not sure why I said "our project pins" I should not have said that and was probably referring to our merchandise in general and i apologize for any confusion on that. Aside from me feeling bad about a sale that he messed up on I honestly don't know what to tell you. I'm sorry about what happend but your talking to the wrong person.

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#2504 3 years ago

Is it time to start the 2018 thread yet? Can't wait! These next 10 months will fly by quickly

#2506 3 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Quite a bit of discussion on rooms, etc. via resurrecting this thread, so I started the new one (even though it's way early). At least all this talk about rooms and lodging will be in the new thread for when it does become a hot topic. Let's move it there!
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinfest-2018-allentown#post-3840020

I certainly agree! Even though we're a very long way out, it's time to move on as people begin to plan for next years arrangements.

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