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The official 2018 Golden state pinball festival thread.


By mrgone

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    #801 11 months ago

    TEN DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    10 days until Showtime!!!!!!

    #802 11 months ago

    I am very excited about this new venue! See everyone there!!!!

    Happy flipping,
    Rob

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    #803 11 months ago

    Houdini will make an appearance at the show!
    I have at the last moment been able to get one game for the show. This will be a NIB game opened at the show and for sale. It will be available to take home on Sunday.

    Contact me for show pricing.

    larry@flipnoutpinball.com

    #805 11 months ago
    Quoted from flipnout1:

    Houdini will make an appearance at the show!
    I have at the last moment been able to get one game for the show. This will be a NIB game opened at the show and for sale. It will be available to take home on Sunday.
    Contact me for show pricing.
    larry@flipnoutpinball.com

    Outstanding! Big Thanks to Larry and American Pinball for pulling this off at the last minute.
    T-9 Days.
    So bummed, Im going to miss the inaugural show. I have to work, but know you will all have a blast.

    #806 11 months ago

    It's Wednesday night, which is basicallyThursday, which is nearly Friday, which means our show is only a week away!

    #807 11 months ago

    Saw the menu today. It's awesome. So much good food. We'll share more info as soon as we can get a pic of it.

    #808 11 months ago

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    Using real life examples, David Volansky will talk through how schematics are used to pinpoint interesting and hard to find problems in EM games. He will also use schematics to explain the logical operation of some EM machine components such as score motors and relay lock-in switches.
    While this is not a beginner session, all are welcome to attend and everyone will take away some new knowledge. For those that have little or no experience, you will see the promise of this valuable skill. Others will take away some tips for using schematics for EM troubleshooting and have a more full understanding of how the games work.

    #809 11 months ago

    8 days until SHOWTIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #810 11 months ago

    We couldn't get a room in Lodi and chose Stockton instead. How is the drive between the two? Have to ask because Cali roads can be crazy. Thank you.

    #811 11 months ago

    It’s very short, you should be just fine.

    #812 11 months ago
    Quoted from mcbPalisade:

    We couldn't get a room in Lodi and chose Stockton instead. How is the drive between the two? Have to ask because Cali roads can be crazy. Thank you.

    anything in east stockton is an easy 10 minute drive up 99. The show is 2 minutes off the freeway in Lodi. PM me your hotel name and I'll find you the best route

    #813 11 months ago

    Posting this from elsewhere, help if you can

    Golden State Pinball Festival is coming upon us fast! like less than two weeks away!! and i REALLY need a couple more "professors" for the pinball school - there is a 10am and 2pm class (2 hours total)

    Please, I really look to the wonderful league community to help me with this annual task. I don't ask much else of you guys... you don't have to be an expert, you just have to have a love for pinball and the ability to hang out with some new people for an hour at a time.

    sign up - http://signup.com/go/KapXtES

    (there are 2 sign up spots, one for each hour, in case you can't do both - if you are able to do both hours, you would get in to the WHOLE SHOW for free. if you're only able to help with one hour, you get the SUNDAY for free! But it's not about the free admission! is it? )

    please let me know if you have any questions or need a gentile push to actually commit. it's fun! it's easy! it's a great way to spread the love of pinball!

    thanks
    (sorry if you saw this twice, but I really need the help!!)

    #814 11 months ago

    I just sent directions to a pinsider staying in Stockton. If you are coming north up 99 here is how you get to the Festival:

    Take the Victor Rd exit
    Left on Beckman Rd (frontage)
    Left on Victor Rd and go back across freeway
    Right on Cherokee Rd (at this point you can see the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds)
    Left on Lockeford St.

    Parking is the grass lot right before the buildings. You can enter the grounds from the parking lot you don't need to go back out to the street.

    The parking immediately in front of the festival grounds is reserved for handicapped parking

    #815 11 months ago
    Quoted from practicalsteve:

    Posting this from elsewhere, help if you can
    Golden State Pinball Festival is coming upon us fast! like less than two weeks away!! and i REALLY need a couple more "professors" for the pinball school - there is a 10am and 2pm class (2 hours total)
    Please, I really look to the wonderful league community to help me with this annual task. I don't ask much else of you guys... you don't have to be an expert, you just have to have a love for pinball and the ability to hang out with some new people for an hour at a time.
    sign up - http://signup.com/go/KapXtES
    (there are 2 sign up spots, one for each hour, in case you can't do both - if you are able to do both hours, you would get in to the WHOLE SHOW for free. if you're only able to help with one hour, you get the SUNDAY for free! But it's not about the free admission! is it? )
    please let me know if you have any questions or need a gentile push to actually commit. it's fun! it's easy! it's a great way to spread the love of pinball!
    thanks
    (sorry if you saw this twice, but I really need the help!!)

    I teach such great classes as "Buy high, sell low." and "How to suck at pinball."

    #816 11 months ago
    Quoted from gunstarhero:

    I teach such great classes as "Buy high, sell low." and "How to suck at pinball."

    I would like to take your classes, but I could test out of those topics pretty easily.

    #817 11 months ago
    Quoted from gunstarhero:

    I teach such great classes as "Buy high, sell low." and "How to suck at pinball."

    I also teach a course in "Bricking made Easy". I graduated phi-beta-g*d-damn-kappa from that school!

    All you Houdini wizards that claim to consistently make those ridicules shots need not apply ( - :

    #818 11 months ago
    Quoted from mcbPalisade:

    I also teach a course in "Bricking made Easy". ( - :

    I'd love a mode where you build a value by not hitting anything while the ball is not cradled. It's time to be rewarded for all those posts I can't miss.

    #819 11 months ago
    Quoted from Cheddar:

    I just sent directions to a pinsider staying in Stockton. If you are coming north up 99 here is how you get to the Festival:
    Take the Victor Rd exit
    Left on Beckman Rd (frontage)
    Left on Victor Rd and go back across freeway
    Right on Cherokee Rd (at this point you can see the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds)
    Left on Lockeford St.
    Parking is the grass lot right before the buildings. You can enter the grounds from the parking lot you don't need to go back out to the street.
    The parking immediately in front of the festival grounds is reserved for handicapped parking

    Is the RV parking entry through the same parking lot?

    #820 11 months ago
    Quoted from Sparky:

    Is the RV parking entry through the same parking lot?

    RV Entrance is southwest corner

    #821 11 months ago
    Quoted from Cheddar:

    RV Entrance is southwest corner

    Here?

    Lodi RV (resized).jpg

    #824 11 months ago

    I may be in the market for a JJP WOZ, any going to be for sale at the show?

    #825 11 months ago

    An email will be headed out this weekend to all our Camp Silverball guests confirming check-in and locations. Thanks!

    Seth

    #826 11 months ago

    Good morning pinheads.
    We are 1 week away from SHOWTIME!

    There are still some volunteer spots open.
    There is still time to donate an item to the raffle or silent auction.

    There is still time to get your games signed up.

    See you there.

    #827 11 months ago

    I would like a lanyard please.

    #828 11 months ago

    I am so PUMPED. I’ll be cramming the cab of my truck full of stuff for the swap meet also. Does anyone know how the swap meet part works? Meaning, are there tables to use or should we bring our own folding tables and chairs and such?

    #829 11 months ago
    Quoted from TheDrewster:

    I am so PUMPED. I’ll be cramming the cab of my truck full of stuff for the swap meet also. Does anyone know how the swap meet part works? Meaning, are there tables to use or should we bring our own folding tables and chairs and such?

    bring tables

    #830 11 months ago
    Quoted from mcbPalisade:

    I graduated phi-beta-g*d-damn-kappa from that school!

    Betting David Bromberg could learn to make those shots. He certainly has great finger dexterity.

    #831 11 months ago
    Quoted from Azmodeus:

    I would like a lanyard please.

    The lanyards are one of our very special, exclusive gifts to our VIPs, the folks that bring games! Maybe you can find someone during your visit that is willing to give their's up?

    #832 11 months ago

    My games are clean, waxed, dialed in and ready to go. Having a little party tonight to give them an extended play test run for the Lodi marathon!

    #833 11 months ago

    It's official, no going back now, the Boss just wished me to have a good two weeks vacation. Now I need to see what other times I may be needed on the volunteer list.
    I know I will be there Thursday, but I can't be sure just when. I'll be available to help after I set up my games and get checked in at the campground.

    #834 11 months ago

    This time next week I will watch as my scores precipitously drop throughout the evening as I politely indulge a beverage or few.
    And yes, I will be wearing deodorant.

    Good times ahead!

    #835 11 months ago
    Quoted from pinballholder:

    The lanyards are one of our very special, exclusive gifts to our VIPs, the folks that bring games! Maybe you can find someone during your visit that is willing to give their's up?

    I’ll give you mine Azmodeus

    #836 11 months ago

    So psyched. Only 1 week away and excited to see everybody again. It is always great to see my pinball family. And a huge one at that! Reno will represent with 10 people or more at GSPF! And you'll know from our shirts from our newly formed pinball league. Can’t wait! Counting the days.

    #837 11 months ago
    Quoted from pinballonthemark:

    So psyched. Only 1 week away and excited to see everybody again. It is always great to see my pinball family. And a huge one at that! Reno will represent with 10 people or more at GSPF! And you'll know from our shirts from our newly formed pinball league. Can’t wait! Counting the days.

    Not all of them will be in shirts, because some of us still haven’t managed to make it to any league stuff yet.

    #838 11 months ago

    6 days until SHOWTIME!

    #839 11 months ago

    My first time, I have been so looking forward to this! Both volunteering and partaking in the festivities

    #840 11 months ago

    Yo cheddar ! Hate to bug you again this close, but Fireball 2 (the game not the person -lol) has been experiencing an intermittent issue I can't seem to track down at this late moment. But I DID manage to get Excalibur up and running to replace it. So could you swap out FB2 for Excalibur?

    And then I had an idea (I know, scary). I looked at the list and there ain't no Genies, and mine plays purty nice. So what if we replaced Expressway with Genie, and I went for a Gottlieb SS run: System 1 Genie, System 80b Excalibur, System 3 Title Fight?

    Whatchu think? Genie's a widebody, but she ain't upstairs like Expressway and FB2, so I win on moving them too.

    Sorry to make you mess with the list so late, but I'm pretty stoked about this idea.

    #841 11 months ago

    In other GSPF news: Aaron ( apinplayer ) has joined me in bringing an extra machine for our GSPF Campcade. Seth has set it up so Aaron and I are next to each other, and we'll have a nice little setup for campers and those who want to chill with a cold beverage or two. We also MIGHT have that Foxy Lady that hawkmoon bought, if Eric can get it up there. I'll be bringing an Oh Boy 2-player em and Aaron... well let's just say that Aaron will be bringing something that ends in Pro.

    Just one more thing to look forward to...

    #842 11 months ago

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    #843 11 months ago
    Quoted from fireball2:

    Yo cheddar ! Hate to bug you again this close, but Fireball 2 (the game not the person -lol) has been experiencing an intermittent issue I can't seem to track down at this late moment. But I DID manage to get Excalibur up and running to replace it. So could you swap out FB2 for Excalibur?
    And then I had an idea (I know, scary). I looked at the list and there ain't no Genies, and mine plays purty nice. So what if we replaced Expressway with Genie, and I went for a Gottlieb SS run: System 1 Genie, System 80b Excalibur, System 3 Title Fight?
    Whatchu think? Genie's a widebody, but she ain't upstairs like Expressway and FB2, so I win on moving them too.
    Sorry to make you mess with the list so late, but I'm pretty stoked about this idea.

    You got it buddy. I'll do it this afternoon

    #844 11 months ago

    That's some nice looking show weather there!

    #845 11 months ago

    Thanks I must have misread that the lanyards were for everyone. I’ll bring my own markings then thank you. Also thanks for the offer to give up theirs. I am going to hunt for my pin a go go lanyard from four years ago. Pretty sure it is exactly this if I still have it.

    #846 11 months ago

    I don't think I have been more excited to meet a bunch of strangers or go to a event in years. Now to remember to pack that deodorant so i don't make a bad impression.

    So dedicated to going I am closing one of my stores on Friday because I could not find coverage. Some people said don't worry you can go next year, to which I say F that noise life is short. Thanks to everyone involved with this or bringing games.

    #847 11 months ago

    Ill be wearing my Pinside lanyard with my avatar and name on it. Say hello if you see me!

    #848 11 months ago

    Between the tournament, the bbq, all the classes & seminars, the vendors, and all the bullshitting and drinking I don't know where I'll find the time to play some casual pinball.

    #849 11 months ago

    What does regular gas run in the Stockton/Lodi area? Thanks

    #850 11 months ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    Between the tournament, the bbq, all the classes & seminars, the vendors, and all the bullshitting and drinking I don't know where I'll find the time to play some casual pinball.

    Hope i find someone to help me smoke all this weed I am bringing Oh and I must find time for lots of casual pinball...

    I also hope I am not banned from pinside or the show for this post, and my uncontainable excitement. I keep telling myself its just a pinball show, you don't really need a custom "I am Starbase" t-shirt.

    (too bad I just ordered the shirts, they are so cool)

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