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TFR Pinball Swap Meet July 24, 2021

By drypaint

80 days ago


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    “Let's pick a date! (we all will not agree, but let's go with it)”

    • July 24 8 votes
      21%
    • July 31 2 votes
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    • August 7 7 votes
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    • Does not matter 21 votes
      55%

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    #1 80 days ago

    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.

    Cheers!
    Mike

    #2 80 days ago

    If you’re looking for a dj for the event let me know. Would depend on date/time but happy to bring my gear and add to the festivities.

    #3 80 days ago
    Quoted from djsoup:

    If you’re looking for a dj for the event let me know. Would depend on date/time but happy to bring my gear and add to the festivities.

    uuuuugh... yeah!

    #5 80 days ago

    Great idea Jim came up with, and awesome for you the carry the torch!

    It's kinda like old times, back in 2019. I'm in!

    Kerry

    #6 80 days ago

    Love this idea - would try and make it and enjoy that East Bay warmth!

    #7 80 days ago

    Great Idea, thank you for all involved making this happen. Im sure my little crew from Napa will all be down as well.
    Harley D.

    #8 80 days ago

    Whats your thoughts on Date ?

    #9 80 days ago
    Quoted from Jamesays:

    Whats your thoughts on Date ?

    Mike mentioned late July or early August.

    #10 80 days ago

    Sounds awesome! thanks for getting this going.

    #11 80 days ago

    Never been to an event as I’m new, but sounds interesting. Following for details.

    #12 80 days ago

    I'm ok with late July or August. Just gotta watch the temperature for being outside.

    Great to hear this moving forward!

    #14 80 days ago
    Quoted from jbovenzi:

    I'm ok with late July or August. Just gotta watch the temperature for being outside.
    Great to hear this moving forward!

    Yeah, I know it could be hot. But I want it to be far enough away from the "post covid reopening" that is supposed to happen June 15th so thing are closer to normal, more herd immunity, and more vaccination has happened. Also 4th of July is behind us, but before school starts. Thats the logic anyway.

    Tents and shade covering will be our friend!.

    #15 80 days ago

    We will do our best. Everyone bring a spray bottle to cool off your neighbor!

    (NOT WHILE PLAYING ANY OF THE GAMES!)

    #16 80 days ago

    Please count me in! As a newb to the area and not knowing many people in this community I'll be super excited. I don't have a truck, so can't really help out with bringing anything. But I'm willing to get there early to help set up, and or stay late to help put things away.

    #17 80 days ago
    Quoted from LeMansFan:

    Please count me in! As a newb to the area and not knowing many people in this community I'll be super excited.

    Lots of cool people in the hobby. Welcome to the addiction... I'm in Pinballhollic, I'm Kerry

    #18 80 days ago
    Quoted from LeMansFan:

    Please count me in! As a newb to the area and not knowing many people in this community I'll be super excited. I don't have a truck, so can't really help out with bringing anything. But I'm willing to get there early to help set up, and or stay late to help put things away.

    Right on! The biggest help will be showing up and having fun. Glad to have you.

    #19 80 days ago

    Having serious Practical Steve, Poster withdrawals!

    #20 80 days ago

    A poll has been posted above for three date options and a "doesn't matter" option. We will not all agree but let's just see if one of the days makes more sense.

    #21 80 days ago

    Hell yeah. Looking forward to it. Hopefully some people bring games to sell...

    #22 80 days ago
    Quoted from DavidCPA:

    Hell yeah. Looking forward to it. Hopefully some people bring games to sell...

    Yes to the pop-up tents we talked about.

    #23 80 days ago

    Cool. I'm in! Doesn't matter on the date.

    #24 80 days ago

    So, I'm assuming we can bring pins to sell and trade? I have a nice Centaur and Firepower. I'll be there unless I get stuck at work. I have unpredictable hours.

    #25 80 days ago
    Quoted from trk12fire:

    So, I'm assuming we can bring pins to sell and trade? I have a nice Centaur and Firepower. I'll be there unless I get stuck at work. I have unpredictable hours.

    Absolutely!

    #26 80 days ago

    I'll be there!

    #27 80 days ago

    I'm very interested too! Any date works.
    Steve

    #28 80 days ago

    Damn right you will! Do you want a spot to sell stuff?

    #29 80 days ago
    Quoted from drypaint:

    Damn right you will! Do you want a spot to sell stuff?

    Don't know yet. Depends on what I might have for sale.

    #30 79 days ago

    Could be fun! Hopefully, it will fall on a date that is open for me.

    #31 79 days ago

    Wow,this is so kool!! Hawkmoon will be there!! Look forward to seeing everybody!!

    #32 79 days ago

    Sounds awesome and I only live 2 miles away

    Since it will be warm - wonder if we can get some of the local breweries to setup a tent (am unsure of the hassle due to license/permits, etc.?)

    1 wristband for free play outside, another wristband to note that you are over 21

    #33 78 days ago
    Quoted from WhiskeyPinball:

    Sounds awesome and I only live 2 miles away
    Since it will be warm - wonder if we can get some of the local breweries to setup a tent (am unsure of the hassle due to license/permits, etc.?)
    1 wristband for free play outside, another wristband to note that you are over 21

    I plan on chatting with ale industries and epidemic ales. Would not hold your breath due to that exact issue (permits). If they get one we most likely have to get one. But we shall see.

    #34 78 days ago

    Off the Grid used to bring food trucks to downtown Pleasant Hill every Wednesday night (I heard they recently lost their Google contract and now hungry for revenue).

    One of the food trucks only served draft beer. Just another option / idea would be to contact them see what trucks are available.

    #35 78 days ago
    Quoted from WhiskeyPinball:

    Off the Grid used to bring food trucks to downtown Pleasant Hill every Wednesday night (I heard they recently lost their Google contract and now hungry for revenue).
    One of the food trucks only served draft beer. Just another option / idea would be to contact them see what trucks are available.

    Nice! Thanks

    #36 77 days ago

    So in. Gotta coupla project machines and plenty of other shtuff too.
    Parking Lot Van Camp?

    #37 77 days ago
    Quoted from fireball2:

    So in. Gotta coupla project machines and plenty of other shtuff too.
    Parking Lot Van Camp?

    Hay,Mark,I know a place down Contra Costa Blvd thats not incorporated, by the Card club! You can park there over night! I'll B there to show you where!!

    #38 73 days ago

    Do we have a date set? Or are we waiting for the results of the poll to tell us?

    Just curious...

    #39 72 days ago
    Quoted from jbovenzi:

    Do we have a date set? Or are we waiting for the results of the poll to tell us?
    Just curious...

    The 24th has it at the time I am writing this. Shall we call it?

    #40 72 days ago

    July 24th... let us know how soon to arrive & set up (games to play & for sale, and swap meet / flee market)

    #41 72 days ago

    Waitaminnit? Are we talking about bringing games to play, like a mini show, too?

    Also, should there be a separate thread for what people are bringing to sell or are looking for? And if the answer to the above question is yes, use this one to post games for play?

    Sounds like a party! Is there any way to make it sort of a "slumber party" that night inside the arcade? You know, bring yer sleeping bag and camp under a machine after yer done playing and partying...? You'll prolly have some inebriated people by nightfall... LOL

    #42 72 days ago

    OK everybody. The TFR Swap meet will be on July 24!

    fireball2 let's keep all discussion here so I don't have to bounce around. If people want to bring games to play for the outdoor tent or tents that is fine with me. We will only have room for so many. I'm Currently thinking I will have room for about 20 games, but I will work on a layout map to firm this up.

    I will discuss times with my other half (Katie) and post here.

    #43 72 days ago
    Quoted from drypaint:

    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. I will also have cool pinball art to add. 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.
    Cheers!
    Mike

    #44 72 days ago

    Thanks again for doing this! Looking forward to seeing everyone on July 24!

    I will start going through my inventory and post what projects/parts/stuff that I will be bringing. I might have a game that I can bring if the planets align correctly.

    #45 72 days ago

    Awesome! I'm on vacation. I'll be there. I'll also spread the word to some of my Grass Valley friends.

    #46 72 days ago

    Darn, can’t come that day, good luck have fun!

    #47 71 days ago
    Quoted from shovelhed:

    Having serious Practical Steve, Poster withdrawals!

    I will see what I have left!!

    #48 71 days ago

    This sounds awesome!

    #49 69 days ago

    JULY 24th!! Original artwork by our own "Practical Steve",Beer,parts swap, many pins to play,PLUS,a celebrity appearance by ,non -other than,LIVE,in Person UNCLE PINBALL!! OMG this could turn out to B SAT.And SUN.Party!!

    #50 68 days ago
    Quoted from hawkmoon:

    JULY 24th!! Original artwork by our own "Practical Steve",Beer,parts swap, many pins to play,PLUS,a celebrity appearance by ,non -other than,LIVE,in Person UNCLE PINBALL!! OMG this could turn out to B SAT.And SUN.Party!!

    Wait no I might just have some old posters laying around no promises

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