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Pinfest 2020/2021 - buy, sell, trade, want (no hotel talk)


By shlockdoc

1 year ago



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    #451 65 days ago

    There ya go!

    #452 64 days ago

    Any day now we’re going to
    Put a fork in 2020 pinball shows.

    #453 64 days ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    Any day now we’re going to
    Put a fork in 2020 pinball shows.

    I read the thoughtfully authored cancellation notice on ReplayFX's website and it got me thinking that the "bigger is better" shows with national (and beyond) draws don't have much chance in 2020 - Expo, for example. York is an example of a smaller show with a regional audience - I'm not completely convinced shows in this category will cancel yet. Remember York is still 4 months away.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V Video Sync Combiner kit

    #454 64 days ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    Any day now we’re going to
    Put a fork in 2020 pinball shows.

    I think it’s safe to do so now.

    #455 64 days ago
    Quoted from Mistermoberg:

    I think it’s safe to do so now.

    It was safe to do it March.

    #456 61 days ago

    Updated to include 2021 unfortunately

    #457 61 days ago
    Quoted from shlockdoc:

    Updated to include 2021 unfortunately

    Was there an announcement that I missed somewhere?

    #458 61 days ago
    Quoted from Butch2099:

    Was there an announcement that I missed somewhere?

    Nope, looks like OP changed the thread title.

    #459 61 days ago
    Quoted from Butch2099:

    Was there an announcement that I missed somewhere?

    Just covering all bases and updated the thread. No official announcement.

    #461 57 days ago

    Not sure what to make of this as the Pinfest site and their FaceBook page still has the show booked for June 12-13, but the Agri-Plex has it July 31-Aug 1? Was there an announcement someplace?

    http://www.allentownfairpa.org/index.php/trade-shows-events

    #462 57 days ago
    Quoted from bstnguy:

    Not sure what to make of this as the Pinfest site and their FaceBook page still has the show booked for June 12-13, but the Agri-Plex has it July 31-Aug 1? Was there an announcement someplace?
    http://www.allentownfairpa.org/index.php/trade-shows-events

    i hope so...... i will be there........

    #463 57 days ago

    It has been postponed but no word on a new date according to the recent Facebook post. Sounds like they are aiming for late summer.

    #464 57 days ago

    Yup, i see it now, must have been updating all the sites when I saw it.

    Lets hope for a safe fun show!

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    #465 57 days ago

    Lets get you all up to date. The show will not happen and is cancelled for June. We have discussed an alternate date with venue management. We have been offered July 31st August 1st. My problem is that I'm not sure I want to waste anymore of our time. I can't predict what our environment is going to be like in the late summer anymore than I can tomorrow! This pandemic has been relentless and seems to have no problem hanging around for the foreseeable future.

    All vendors that have paid for space will be refunded. Regarding glass orders, I haven't placed orders for the custom stuff so your money is safe and refundable. I'm on the hook for a bunch of standard glass. I'm fine with that other than I'll need to schlep 5000lbs around for year or so. I'm really looking forward to that! If you reserved standard glass, we will offer you a few options. I'll refund your money if you wish. If you are local, we could arrange for you to come get it. I can possibly deliver to the York Show if that happens.

    I'd like to apologize for the disappointments this has caused. I know this is a yearly highlight for many of you. I've done my best to pull this together. It seems cover-19 is in charge. Pushing for this event that is potentially unsafe for the community seems, at the very least, irresponsible.

    Ivan
    Pinfest 202?

    #466 57 days ago
    Quoted from Ivan1496:

    Lets get you all up to date. The show will not happen and is cancelled for June. We have discussed an alternate date with venue management. We have been offered July 31st August 1st. My problem is that I'm not sure I want to waste anymore of our time. I can't predict what our environment is going to be like in the late summer anymore than I can tomorrow! This pandemic has been relentless and seems to have no problem hanging around for the foreseeable future.
    All vendors that have paid for space will be refunded. Regarding glass orders, I haven't placed orders for the custom stuff so your money is safe and refundable. I'm on the hook for a bunch of standard glass. I'm fine with that other than I'll need to schlep 5000lbs around for year or so. I'm really looking forward to that! If you reserved standard glass, we will offer you a few options. I'll refund your money if you wish. If you are local, we could arrange for you to come get it. I can possibly deliver to the York Show if that happens.
    I'd like to apologize for the disappointments this has caused. I know this is a yearly highlight for many of you. I've done my best to pull this together. It seems cover-19 is in charge. Pushing for this event that is potentially unsafe for the community seems, at the very least, irresponsible.
    Ivan
    Pinfest 202?

    Ivan,

    Thank you for the update. We’ll support this show to the moon and back! We can’t wait to see you again. Stay safe and thank you for your commitment to our hobby.

    #467 57 days ago
    Quoted from Ivan1496:

    Lets get you all up to date. The show will not happen and is cancelled for June. We have discussed an alternate date with venue management. We have been offered July 31st August 1st. My problem is that I'm not sure I want to waste anymore of our time. I can't predict what our environment is going to be like in the late summer anymore than I can tomorrow! This pandemic has been relentless and seems to have no problem hanging around for the foreseeable future.
    All vendors that have paid for space will be refunded. Regarding glass orders, I haven't placed orders for the custom stuff so your money is safe and refundable. I'm on the hook for a bunch of standard glass. I'm fine with that other than I'll need to schlep 5000lbs around for year or so. I'm really looking forward to that! If you reserved standard glass, we will offer you a few options. I'll refund your money if you wish. If you are local, we could arrange for you to come get it. I can possibly deliver to the York Show if that happens.
    I'd like to apologize for the disappointments this has caused. I know this is a yearly highlight for many of you. I've done my best to pull this together. It seems cover-19 is in charge. Pushing for this event that is potentially unsafe for the community seems, at the very least, irresponsible.
    Ivan
    Pinfest 202?

    Sorry for Ivan, show vendors, planners behind the scenes and anyone who helps coordinate these types of shows... it's very disappointing for everyone involved. I think you're doing the right thing here, given the unknowns of what might transpire with Covid over the next several months, and the unknown actions of the PA government. Even if the show could potentially happen in August, my guess is that it would be poorly attended, and not worth the trouble and hardships that you guys have to go through, just to have another mandated shut down in August.

    #468 57 days ago
    Quoted from Ivan1496:

    If you reserved standard glass, we will offer you a few options. I'll refund your money if you wish. If you are local, we could arrange for you to come get it. I can possibly deliver to the York Show if that happens.

    You didn't mention rolling over the order until next year as an option. If that's not too much of a hassle, that would work for me.

    #469 57 days ago

    Major bummer it’s cancelled but we saw the writing on the wall. Pinfest 2021 here we go.

    #470 57 days ago
    Quoted from stevevt:

    You didn't mention rolling over the order until next year as an option. If that's not too much of a hassle, that would work for me.

    Maybe it could be an option. I think I could manage that. This is something we can discus when we reach out to those who ordered.

    #471 57 days ago

    Ivan,
    I’m sure you’d rather forget 2020 but is there a shirt for this year that we could buy?

    #472 57 days ago

    Many thanks to you Ivan. I know you've been through a lot trying to keep the possibility of a show alive. Man, oh man. This whole thing really sucks. It's like the bleepin' Twilight Zone.

    #473 57 days ago
    Quoted from Sethman:

    Ivan,
    I’m sure you’d rather forget 2020 but is there a shirt for this year that we could buy?

    We were planning for two shirts. The artist was paid. The same guy we used from last year. He is also a vendor, Brian Allen. Never thought about selling a shirt for an event that doesn't happen. We'd probably save the work for our next show. Let me think about that.

    #474 57 days ago

    Ivan -

    Thank you for the update, and I do think you made the right decision. Like you said, it's impossible to predict what will happen and you don't want to waste your time. It's pinball, and while it's a bump in the road, YOU and your crew have brought so much enjoyment and passion to this show, I am sure YOU are just as disappointed as anyone.

    Be safe, stay well, and when it is good to do so, I will join you at the show.

    Chris

    #475 57 days ago

    Ivan,

    It is sad to hear the show will not happen in 2020 but all things considered I think it is the right move. Personally at this point I think 2020 is going to be a "lost year" so I have pretty much written 2020 off and am looking ahead to 2021 and hopefully better times. The way things are going with this Coronavirus mess I think it is highly unlikely we will see any shows this year and if any do happen they will likely be poorly attended. The risk of larger groups of people in one place just doesn't seem to be worth it until they can at least find some decent treatment for those people that get sick. Thanks for making the tough decision but I know it is the right one! Skip.

    #476 57 days ago
    Quoted from Ivan1496:

    I'd like to apologize for the disappointments this has caused. I know this is a yearly highlight for many of you. I've done my best to pull this together. It seems cover-19 is in charge. Pushing for this event that is potentially unsafe for the community seems, at the very least, irresponsible.
    Ivan
    Pinfest 202?

    No apology necessary Ivan. Thanks to you and the staff for all you do to keep Pinfest a great show year in and out. Looking forward to next year.

    #477 57 days ago
    Quoted from Ivan1496:

    We were planning for two shirts. The artist was paid. The same guy we used from last year. He is also a vendor, Brian Allen. Never thought about selling a shirt for an event that doesn't happen. We'd probably save the work for our next show. Let me think about that.

    We all love Brian’s work. Maybe see if he wants to do a “lost year” design, you know we would all buy them. Would be kind of cool.

    #478 57 days ago

    Guess I'll have to settle for just crop-dusting the grandkids until next year. Thanks for the update and all your team does to put on a great event. Now I am just waiting for the friggin' NHL to pull the plug and refund $$$ for games cancelled more than a month ago.

    #479 57 days ago

    If I can make a suggestion.....a pop up glass location might be a way to lessen the load.

    Everyone can use new glass. Especially if the price is much less than glass shops.

    #480 57 days ago

    Any chance of a late October or early November show? Not sure if the fairgrounds is even offering you something like that. I know you don't want to step on the York show toes but if it happens after I don't think it would hurt them.

    #481 57 days ago
    Quoted from Pmedic871:

    Guess I'll have to settle for just crop-dusting the grandkids until next year. Thanks for the update and all your team does to put on a great event. Now I am just waiting for the friggin' NHL to pull the plug and refund $$$ for games cancelled more than a month ago.

    The Penguins already did that.

    #482 57 days ago
    Quoted from Pbpins:

    The Penguins already did that.

    No word from the Sabres...surprise.

    #483 55 days ago

    As much as its disappointing no show this year Ivan made the right decision. I have a trailer full of pins I planned on bringing for the inside fleamarket. With more machines coming in this and next month I will toss a couple up for sale next week. I will post them on the northeast for sale thread. Hopefully York will happen.

    #484 55 days ago

    Thank you Ivan. We're all saddened but look forward to next year. In much better times to come.

    #485 55 days ago

    Thanks for everything you and your group do to make this show happen Ivan. I look forward to it every year and will return once it is a safe to do so.

    Happy Health everyone. Keep on flippin!

    #486 55 days ago

    So disappointing but obviously understandable. This is my favorite show. I'll just appreciate next year's show even more I guess.

    #487 55 days ago
    Quoted from Butch2099:

    Any chance of a late October or early November show? Not sure if the fairgrounds is even offering you something like that. I know you don't want to step on the York show toes but if it happens after I don't think it would hurt them.

    Nothing wrong with a November show! As long as its not Thanksgiving weekend.

    #488 55 days ago
    Quoted from sbmania:

    Nothing wrong with a November show! As long as its not Thanksgiving weekend.

    I'd be in for that!

    #489 55 days ago

    I would absolutely be in for a November show!!

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    #490 47 days ago

    Missing Pinfest

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    #491 36 days ago

    Just got a refund for my two booths. Not a good sign for it happening this year.

    #492 36 days ago
    Quoted from Butch2099:

    Just got a refund for my two booths. Not a good sign for it happening this year.

    This really sucks.

    #493 36 days ago

    Was refunded as well today. Ivan pretty much pulled the plug on the show for this year in post #465. Lets hope York happens.

    #494 36 days ago

    Only in pinball are people unhappy to get refunds.

    It sucks but he’s handling it the right way holding on to peoples’ money accomplishes nothing.

    #495 35 days ago
    Quoted from ibuypinballs:

    Was refunded as well today. Ivan pretty much pulled the plug on the show for this year in post #465. Lets hope York happens.

    The Hershey Antique Car show which is always the same week as the York show was cancelled this week. It is the largest antique car swap meet in the world.

    #496 35 days ago

    Yu'all might have to come up to Ottawa, Canada....the show here is in Sept. Hopefully the pandamic is over and the border is open by then...... sigh

    And your dollar goes a lot farther up here.

    #497 35 days ago
    Quoted from guard:

    Yu'all might have to come up to Ottawa, Canada....the show here is in Sept. Hopefully the pandamic is over and the border is open by then...... sigh
    And your dollar goes a lot farther up here.

    Is it a big buy/sell show like Allentown?

    #498 35 days ago

    Not in years past...if it actually happens Josh was going to have a lot more room this year as it was packed last year. I could see a flea market being part of it...

    #499 35 days ago

    Today must have been the day b/c I got a refund on the booth rent as well. Thanks ivan1496 !

    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Only in pinball are people unhappy to get refunds.
    It sucks but he’s handling it the right way holding on to peoples’ money accomplishes nothing.

    Yup, as a multi-year vendor I couldn't be happier with how Allentown is run - in good times and in bad. I'm booking my room early for 2021 - there's plenty of pent-up energy that will create a great show next year.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED display boards for model H & model S Skee Ball

    #500 35 days ago
    Quoted from rkahr:

    Today must have been the day b/c I got a refund on the booth rent as well. Thanks ivan1496 !

    Yup, as a multi-year vendor I couldn't be happier with how Allentown is run - in good times and in bad. I'm booking my room early for 2021 - there's plenty of pent-up energy that will create a great show next year.
    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED display boards for model H & model S Skee Ball

    I certainly look forward to seeing everyone in 2021! I bet it will be the best show yet!

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