Pinfest 2019 - hotel, food, show talk (NO buy, sell, trade, want)

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Pinfest 2019 - hotel, food, show talk (NO buy, sell, trade, want)


By bluespin

9 months ago



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    #1 9 months ago

    Time to move on from the 2018 show thread.

    #2 9 months ago

    The Pinfest website hasn't been updated with 2019 dates yet. However, at the close of the show on Saturday night they announced it would be the same week next year. I'm assuming that means May 2-4, 2019.

    #3 9 months ago

    Think we will be trying the Comfort inn again next year. That Ramada just stunk, literally.

    #4 9 months ago
    Quoted from Mike_M:

    The Pinfest website hasn't been updated with 2019 dates yet. However, at the close of the show on Saturday night they announced it would be the same week next year. I'm assuming that means May 2-4, 2019.

    Thanks Mike. I'll update as soon as they update their site or Ivan responds. Ivan and his crew did another great job this year and they deserve some time off to recuperate.

    #5 9 months ago
    Quoted from Kawydud:

    Think we will be trying the Comfort inn again next year. That Ramada just stunk, literally.

    What stunk? The piss soaked carpet, the pet friendly bedding?? Or the bartender chick(s) recently released from The Methodone Clinic ?

    I gotta admit if I was in my 20’s I woulda stayed at The Ramada. Fast forward a bunch of decades and Now I avoid places
    Like that. Hats off to the poster who busted his ass trying to make that pinball game room happen.

    My notes and conversations with others are leading me towards the Wingate in 2019, hopefully that 89$ rate carries over.

    #6 9 months ago

    So the booze bus was docked this year and we all stayed at the Ramada. I have to laugh,a couple of the guys in our group told us at breakfast there was no shower curtain in their bathroom. they did not let that stop them LOL. Management had a curtain there the second night. So what do you think happened to the first curtain?

    #7 9 months ago

    Had a lot of fun at the show this year, my friends and I are already looking forward to 2019. I know a lot of people are pissed at the Ramada but for what it's worth, my friends and I have only ever had good experiences there.

    3 months later
    #8 5 months ago

    How about Allentown hotel rating contributers .

    1 point being crack hoes and bed bugs and 10 points being the Taj Mahal with golden toilets .

    These are the 2 places I’ve stayed in the 7 years I attended.

    Comfort Suites - 7
    Windham Suites 7.5

    3 months later
    #9 68 days ago

    Allentown bump,don’t forget to request your flea and vendor spaces next month.
    Remember in 2018 some people who didn’t register games early were turned down as last minute Charlie’s. I head it was because the free play floor was fully booked .

    #10 67 days ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    How about Allentown hotel rating contributers .
    1 point being crack hoes and bed bugs and 10 points being the Taj Mahal with golden toilets .
    These are the 2 places I’ve stayed in the 7 years I attended.
    Comfort Suites - 7
    Windham Suites 7.5

    Renaissance -10+

    Liked the downtown location, which was walking distance to a great brewpub and cool outside bar. Place was very modern, and extremely clean. Yes, overkill for most going to a pinball show, but to each their own.

    Have stayed at the Holiday Inn and Comfort Suites in the past, had issues at Comfort two years ago(when mostly everyone else did) but they were taken care of with a room change quickly. Both were fine otherwise..

    Don't know if I'm attending this year but if I do, Renaissance all the way...

    3 weeks later
    #11 45 days ago

    Anyone able to register a game, a flea space or a vendor spot yet ? I’m looking to book my regular flea spot again plus a few free play pins.

    Update: all set now, menu is on the upper left margin if the Pinfestival Webpage.

    2 weeks later
    #12 26 days ago

    Lodging info still TBD on Pinfestival
    website for 2019 . Wingate was bought out recently not sure what rate Ivan will get.

    #13 25 days ago

    Tried to book at the Comfort Suites, that is booked up already.

    #14 25 days ago

    Booked rooms at the Springhill Suites, little bit further away, but looks really nice.

    #15 25 days ago

    Wingate was 116 for a King just booked it

    #16 25 days ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    Wingate was 116 for a King just booked it

    I stayed there two years ago other side of the freeway from the comfort suites. Clean rooms, but bathroom needed updating. Large back parking lot, easy to move trailers in and out. It was probably $89 a night. Last year someone said that a large group of Canadians was going to negotiate a special group rate.

    #17 24 days ago

    Everyone book the Ramada then cancel last minute!

    #18 22 days ago

    Not sure if we'll be driving out Thursday night or Friday morning. If we stay over on Thursday, it'll probably be the comfort inn in fogelsville. Stayed there 2 years ago. Very, very low rates, clean, and modern.

    2 weeks later
    #19 7 days ago

    Stopped by the fairgrounds farmers market today after doing a show.

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    #20 6 days ago

    Lodging has been updated on the site, don't see Comfort Suites this year.

    #21 6 days ago
    Quoted from Hammerhead:

    Lodging has been updated on the site, don't see Comfort Suites this year.

    Has changed name to Allentown Suites. Becoming a Four Points in June.

    #22 6 days ago

    ? I checked and the lodging link and it still says 2019 info coming soon?

    #23 6 days ago

    Try refreshing your page

    #24 6 days ago

    Booked at the Days Inn. Accidently did it at booking.com......didn't even realize it so I cancellef it and called them directly and got a much better price.

    #25 5 days ago

    Booked at the Wingate with the rest of the Canadian contingent.

    #26 5 days ago

    Thank you Ivan!

    #27 5 days ago

    I stayed at the Hampton Inn last year. A bit longer drive, but it was really nice.

    #28 5 days ago

    Dumb question perhaps but I have never been to a show but the wife and I are thinking of going. Question I have is are vendor prices higher or lower than online pricing - say I want to get some sort of mod from Lermods and that is $30 on their site. Will it be more or less than that at the show (yes I know I would save at least the shipping of course). Just trying to decide if it matters if I wait to order some things or just get them now.

    TIA

    #29 5 days ago
    Quoted from GCS2000:

    Dumb question perhaps but I have never been to a show but the wife and I are thinking of going. Question I have is are vendor prices higher or lower than online pricing - say I want to get some sort of mod from Lermods and that is $30 on their site. Will it be more or less than that at the show (yes I know I would save at least the shipping of course). Just trying to decide if it matters if I wait to order some things or just get them now.
    TIA

    You want something before the show, contact me and I’ll provide a cash discount. I’ll have it put aside for you. That goes for anyone.

    #30 5 days ago
    Quoted from Lermods:

    You want something before the show, contact me and I’ll provide a cash discount. I’ll have it put aside for you. That goes for anyone.

    Sweet makes me wish I hadn't just ordered a bunch of stuff, lol.

    Appreciate the offer greatly, thanks.

    #31 3 hours ago

    Looking at hotels in the area. I see the Renaissance is "pet friendly". For $200 a night do I get the litter box too?

    #32 3 hours ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    Looking at hotels in the area. I see the Renaissance is "pet friendly". For $200 a night do I get the litter box too?

    No litter box, but it was a top notch hotel...I liked the fact I could walk to a brew pub for dinner, and stumble across the street to a cool outside bar (with A Hole bartenders).

    Splitting between my buddy and I, it's a no brainier.....I don't get out like I used to, I don't feel like staying in a "meh" joint, so F it.....$200 for a night is nothing in most places.....(I spent more than that on dinner last night)

    #33 2 hours ago

    A Pinsider said that he stated st the are Renaissance last year. He offered $80 a night through Hotwire and they accepted his offer

    #34 1 hour ago
    Quoted from bluespin:

    A Pinsider said that he stated st the are Renaissance last year. He offered $80 a night through Hotwire and they accepted his offer

    Believe it was Priceline

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