Hi everyone. This will be the place for us to shoot off ideas, plan, chat and get the ball rolling for the swap meet at The Flipper Room. In case you are not familiar with how this came about, here goes...
I have been planning a small weekend sale in the parking lot at The Flipper Room with Disney Art on Main, Alexanders Fine Art Gallery, and a local artist for July 24th. Recently jbovenzi mentioned he was interested in finding a local spot to have a pinball parts swap meet. I immediately figured we should combine this into a mini GSPF get together kind of thing (I am not affiliated with GSPF and do not speak for them, but Cheddar does and he digs the idea and will be helping "us" ). So, in a nut shell that is how this came about. I would like to work together on this. Its about the community safely getting together after the funk that just swept through our globe.
We are here to discuss things and changes may ensue based on the group (Just know I have the ultimate say because I hold the liability and resources), but here are some basics you can expect... The Flipper Room gallery and arcade will be open for your enjoyment. We have over 30 pins inside. Currently thinking I will leave inside games on coin play instead of having to charge an entry fee. Outside will have a large event tent with machines on FREE play. Not sure how many we can fit in one tent but thinking maybe 20 pins outside (+/-), even if there are multiple tents. Maybe you pay $5 to get a pinball wristband that allows you to play the outside games and helps us make a few bucks to to deal with everything that comes with this (open to ideas). The swap meet people can set up in the parking stalls. They are clearly marked and it will make it easy to delineate spaces. I will talk to the food truck people down the street about providing food during our event. Vernisious was kind enough to offer his support in this department should we need it.
We will be doing something to benefit the pinball museum. Lets support this as much as we can. Like all of us, they were hit hard and they are the glue in our Bay Area pinball world.
I am thinking of getting portable toilets for the parking lot. Maybe 2? I hate cleaning bathrooms and this would keep that simple and allow for enough people to take care of business between my facility and the outdoor restrooms.
I am going to stop here, probably forgetting plenty of stuff, but we can fill in the blanks with discussion and dialogue.