Quoted from Benwithapin:
That's awesome man!
What's the normal itinerary for the tourneys?
What’s the most amazing thing you have seen at one?
Have you met Keith Elwin or Adam Becker?
How’s the Scott Township area?
I went to Pinburgh last year. The most amazing thing I saw is they put steak and french fries on SALAD in Pittsburgh.
Since you live in the Bay Area, why don't you come out for a tourney (pinballbayarea.com)? There is also a league in SF now: sfpins.org. Andrei Masskenkoff, who won PAPA in 2011, comes to a lot of local events.