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The official 2018 Golden state pinball festival thread.


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    #1251 11 months ago

    Michael Huntsman's machines.

    #1252 11 months ago

    Tommy had 473 plays on it. a couple of spot bulbs,sling rubbers and flipper spring, not too bad for casualties. I very much like the new venue. Of course the powers that be and volunteers were awesome to say the least. I had hoped to meat a couple of pinsiders and chat about one of my projects. I was planning to bring but alas it was not ready. thatone dude and mercat, I did get to meet Mof good talking to you. Glad to see Will again too. The game i liked to most was the Star Wars LE and the JJP Pirates even with the bad flipper. Great show great people. Timathie

    #1253 11 months ago
    Quoted from mof:

    I liked how on my Whirlwind MANY women played it... I'd say 2/3 of the people on it.
    It's just an observation on a light-blue, non-porny, original themed game...
    On the final day, a young hockey player was on it for hours. I told him it's ok if you keep looking back for people in line...
    I gave him some tips, and he turned his 2mil average into a whopping 26million HS... Prolly top-10 all time on that machine. He said that made the show for him - hopefully he wanders into coin-op Sac and gets his toes wet at some point.
    -mof

    I think the same guy was playing my WW until I had to take it off the floor to go home on Sunday. I think he topped 20m on my machine.

    #1254 11 months ago

    So just for fun, the bathroom votes so far:

    Nostalgic Boraxo soap 4
    Self serve Levis jeans for towels 0

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    #1255 11 months ago
    Quoted from mof:

    Speaking of initials... who is ALX?
    -mof

    I believe that's a longtime BAPA league player's initials...

    #1256 11 months ago

    Reassembled Cyclone this evening and other than one loose GI bulb this surprise free find took the show like a champ with 445 five ball games. By the way mof, you were supposed to beat my high score, I think a rematch is in order and before I forget thanks for the Ciffy’s, what an improvement they made!

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    #1257 11 months ago

    Does anyone have the official count of how many games were there?
    pinwiztom earlier stated he counted 310 on Sunday, which is the number I heard Sunday afternoon.
    The GSPF website "bring your games" page now shows a whopping 364 games.

    #1258 11 months ago

    Last I heard we hit 333 on the show floor and there were a few in the camp ground too!

    #1259 11 months ago
    Quoted from JerryB:

    Does anyone have the official count of how many games were there?
    pinwiztom earlier stated he counted 310 on Sunday, which is the number I heard Sunday afternoon.
    The GSPF website "bring your games" page now shows a whopping 364 games.

    364 includes games that were signed up but did not arrive. I think pinwiztom is close.

    #1260 11 months ago
    Quoted from sporazoa:

    Does anyone happen to know who owned the Night Moves cocktail pinball machine? I remember the card said it may be for sale, and after I told the wife about she thought it sounded pretty cool. So I'd say that's a free pass, but of course I forgot to snap a picture of that owner card...

    One of the Night Moves is owned by Kyle at Pinball Pirate. You could call over there and ask him.

    #1261 11 months ago
    Quoted from JerryB:

    Does anyone have the official count of how many games were there?
    pinwiztom earlier stated he counted 310 on Sunday, which is the number I heard Sunday afternoon.
    The GSPF website "bring your games" page now shows a whopping 364 games.

    My daughter counted the show floor games late Saturday afternoon as part of the kids scavenger hunt and came up with 311, though she forgot to count the pins in the PPM Airstream.

    #1262 11 months ago

    Definitely aware of the water situation and we will work on it. World of Wonders switched to smaller bottles part way thru the show, not sure why but that will definitely be addressed. There is a drinking fountain over in Jackson Hall where our seminars were held (right when you walk in), but agree it's not easy to spot.

    #1263 11 months ago

    How is everyone dealing with the pinlagg?
    I'm still pretty whipped.
    And back to the grind in the morning.

    #1264 11 months ago
    Quoted from Troutfarm:

    Michael Huntsman's machines.

    Yep, Mikes game.

    #1265 11 months ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    How is everyone dealing with the pinlagg?
    I'm still pretty whipped.
    And back to the grind in the morning.

    My 3 games racked up just shy of 1,150 games and my feet and legs feel as if I walked as many miles having jumped right back to work today, I can only imagine how tired you and the rest of the crew is after all that hard work! Got my games reassembled and put back in place but I don’t have the energy to do a full clean and wax just yet, maybe I’ll use the long holiday weekend to do that.

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    #1266 11 months ago

    I dunno...If the main issues are hand blowers and water, then I'm gonna say that the inaugural show was a total success.

    #1267 11 months ago

    I think I paid a dollar for a 3 ounce bottle of water. After that, I had to walk to Burger King to get water.

    #1268 11 months ago
    Quoted from trk12fire:

    I think I paid a dollar for a 3 ounce bottle of water. After that, I had to walk to Burger King to get water.

    A big "nope"....The bottles of water were a generous 16 oz for a buck. Perhaps you were "distracted".

    #1269 11 months ago
    Quoted from Cheddar:

    364 includes games that were signed up but did not arrive. I think pinwiztom is close.

    Quoted from kerokero:

    My daughter counted the show floor games late Saturday afternoon as part of the kids scavenger hunt and came up with 311, though she forgot to count the pins in the PPM Airstream.

    I never bothered to count any of the pins at the RV campground
    (I did count the 5 pins in the lucky juju trailer)
    and when i arrived Sunday AM, A SingAlong was being rolled out the door having been sold
    and It looked like there might have been maybe a dozen other pins (empty spots in pin lineups)
    that had probably gone home early with owners who could not stick around for rest of show on Sunday,
    so willing to bet there was at least up to 325 pins at some point during the show.

    #1270 11 months ago
    Quoted from PismoArcade:

    A big "nope"....The bottles of water were a generous 16 oz for a buck. Perhaps you were "distracted".

    Friday they did have little water bottles.
    Next year that should be fixed.

    I always bring an ice chest with plenty of water.
    If anyone is ever needing hydration I'm happy to share from my supply.

    #1271 11 months ago

    Didn't know about that...My apologies.

    #1272 11 months ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    I never bothered to count any of the pins at the RV campground
    (I did count the 5 pins in the lucky juju trailer)
    and when i arrived Sunday AM, A SingAlong was being rolled out the door having been sold
    and It looked like there might have been maybe a dozen other that were probably gone with owners
    who could not stick around for rest of show on Sunday, so willing to bet there was at least up to 325 pins at some point during the show.

    That's a really good point. I love the informal pinball show that has sprung up around the pinball festival

    #1273 11 months ago

    There is know way mine was 16 ounces. It was only 3-4" tall, on Saturday 11 am

    #1274 11 months ago
    Quoted from PismoArcade:

    Didn't know about that...My apologies.

    No worries brother.
    It was a long crazy weekend.
    And we all had an amazing time.

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    #1275 11 months ago

    I have been contemplating whether to do a "thank you" post or not. So many to thank, and I'll feel like $hit if I forget someone, but I need to express my appreciation to several people. Many are not on Pinside, or might not be following this thread, but I hope they know how much their contribution means to me.

    In no particular order...thanks to the following:

    Adam Preszler and Spencer Clingan: hosting my two games since last year's show, bringing them to this show, and setting them up. Spencer also helped the family who bought my Comet load up at show's end. and he took my Devil's Dare for safe keeping until it sells or I'm ready for it.

    Seth Holder for spending his Sunday afternoon helping a family who wanted to buy an early SS game. They decided on my Comet.

    Greg Creech for having the tools and being in the right place at the right time when I needed to leave, but I had locked my keys in my truck.

    My buddy Chris who brought his tent trailer down on Thursday night, so I had a place to stay, even though he was unable to return until Saturday night.

    JJ Babich, who volunteered his trailer site for the annual bbq, as well as provided water, soda, and beer.

    Brad Grant for all the condiment varieties, including hand chopped onions.

    Richard Urie for the plates, Vino (name?) for the napkins, and Merrcat (name?) for the utensils. Sorry I have forgotten your names.

    Todd and Susi DeStefani for another beautifully decorated cake, delicious cookies, and heavenly lemon bars!

    JerryB, Lee Bellhumeur and Hector, Giao, and Adrian Villalobos for helping set up before the bbq.

    Everyone who brought pop up shades and side dishes (sorry, I don't know who all brought what).

    Whoever returned tables and chairs to the hall Saturday evening.

    Charlie from Seattle Pinball Museum for the T shirt.

    Michelle Bannister for the show poster.

    Any pin techs who might have worked on my two games. I think there might have been one or two, but I'm not sure.

    Anyone else whose contribution directly benefited me or the bbq, but went unnoticed.

    THANK YOU ALL!

    #1276 11 months ago

    Just attempted to count the pins as shown on the video walk thru of the show (on SAT)
    as posted on pinball news
    and I came up with ~340 pins this time,
    and that is not counting any games brought or sold at the swap meet.

    #1277 11 months ago

    Does anyone know what kind of lighting was in that sweet Johnny Mnemonic that was located in the far west hall? It almost looked like it was black light and it popped the artwork like c-r-a-z-y!! Is it a kit and if so, where was it sourced? My JM needs this!

    ~thanks, Steveo

    Here's a couple of pics that I took of it:

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    #1278 11 months ago

    If you do not yet attend these types of shows, and you are reading this. You need to go.

    To the next one.

    #1279 11 months ago
    Quoted from steve-o:

    Does anyone know what kind of lighting was in that sweet Johnny Mnemonic that was located in the far west hall? It almost looked like it was black light and it popped the artwork like c-r-a-z-y!! Is it a kit and if so, where was it sourced? My JM needs this!
    ~thanks, Steveo
    Here's a couple of pics that I took of it:

    Looks like a pinballbulbs.com kit. Not positive though

    #1280 11 months ago

    What a great show and fine group of people. This is how a show should be run, IMHO.

    Thanks to all the people that made it possible! Mike & Vala

    #1281 11 months ago
    Quoted from mcbPalisade:

    What a great show and fine group of people. This is how a show should be run, IMHO.
    Thanks to all the people that made it possible! Mike & Vala

    Thank you Mike, it was great meeting you. Thanks for installing the remote kits in my GB and GotG!

    #1282 11 months ago

    No Prob. Can you PM me on how much my GSPF cup holder went for? I shook the ticket cup and there were some in there, just curious how much benefit you guys got for it.

    That really felt good helping you guys out. All those volunteers working for free, it felt like the least I could do.

    I think I'll bring one for each show. They are pretty nice. mcb

    #1283 11 months ago
    Quoted from steve-o:

    Does anyone know what kind of lighting was in that sweet Johnny Mnemonic that was located in the far west hall? It almost looked like it was black light and it popped the artwork like c-r-a-z-y!! Is it a kit and if so, where was it sourced? My JM needs this!
    ~thanks, Steveo
    Here's a couple of pics that I took of it:

    That's my Johnny Mnemonic. It wasn't a kit, I just grab some Led strips off of Amazon and wired them up to a GI light. I think I used a purple down in the trough and then a blue one up above the glove. Yeah that game really pops with the lighting the way it is. Thanks for the compliment I appreciateit. Any questions about it just message me.

    #1284 11 months ago
    Quoted from Glycerin:

    That's my Johnny Mnemonic. It wasn't a kit, I just grab some Led strips off of Amazon and wired them up to a GI light. I think I used a purple down in the trough and then a blue one up above the glove. Yeah that game really pops with the lighting the way it is. Thanks for the compliment I appreciateit. Any questions about it just message me.

    I played it also. It's absolutely beautiful. Thank you for bringing it.

    #1285 11 months ago
    Quoted from Glycerin:

    That's my Johnny Mnemonic. It wasn't a kit, I just grab some Led strips off of Amazon and wired them up to a GI light. I think I used a purple down in the trough and then a blue one up above the glove. Yeah that game really pops with the lighting the way it is. Thanks for the compliment I appreciateit. Any questions about it just message me.

    Was really hoping to get a chance to play that Johnny Mnemonic but could never find it open (and was too overstimulated to wait in many lines). Brings me back to my teenage years at the arcade! Maybe next year...

    #1286 11 months ago

    Next year maybe a vendor should donate cases of water to the show, maybe the show can put them on ice in some buckets throughout? I would be willing to donate 10 cases or so should do it =)

    JJ

    #1287 11 months ago
    Quoted from Gexchange:

    Next year maybe a vendor should donate cases of water to the show, maybe the show can put them on ice in some buckets throughout? I would be willing to donate 10 cases or so should do it =)
    JJ

    Thanks JJ for your generosity! Yeah, several of us have ideas that we will begin brainstorming on and see what floats to the top. We will definitely throw your offer into the mix!

    #1288 11 months ago

    If the show is making money selling bottle water continue to sell it, just get a bigger size bottle. I think the show was great and they did a outstanding job. From what I've seen on Pinside the biggest complain was very small waters for sale and no paper towels in the restrooms. Really!! This show continues to get better every year!! We in Northern California are very lucky to have this in our backyard. If you love Pinball this show is a must!! My thanks goes out to the group who puts this together, this does not happen overnight and there is a lot of sacrifice by all.

    #1289 11 months ago
    Quoted from Glycerin:

    That's my Johnny Mnemonic. It wasn't a kit, I just grab some Led strips off of Amazon and wired them up to a GI light. I think I used a purple down in the trough and then a blue one up above the glove. Yeah that game really pops with the lighting the way it is. Thanks for the compliment I appreciateit. Any questions about it just message me.

    Thanks for brining it! Enjoyed several games on it and it was also one of my wife’s favorites

    #1290 11 months ago
    Quoted from Gexchange:

    Next year maybe a vendor should donate cases of water to the show, maybe the show can put them on ice in some buckets throughout? I would be willing to donate 10 cases or so should do it =)
    JJ

    JJ, I was one of the people that brought the cases of water. I figured that two cases would help the effort.
    What I need to do is bring a big cooler with ice next year to put them in, so that is on me. I will up my game on that.

    Lukewarm water was not the way to go. This is why you ended up with unused extra cases.

    #1291 11 months ago

    Who brought the Last Action Hero game? It played so good.

    #1292 11 months ago

    Had an amazing time this year, the new location is great and looking forward to next year. Thanks to everyone that brought games and the techs that kept things running. Hopefully next year I can sort out transportation to bring a game or two.

    Since I didn't see this mentioned in prior comments, it would be nice if there were better designated smoking areas. As a non-smoker (well cigarettes at least ), with someone that is allergic, it was a bit of a bummer that it was hard to avoid outside.

    #1293 11 months ago

    Had a fantastic time.

    Who brought the sweet WH20 with the color DMD? was one of my fav's to play.

    #1294 11 months ago
    Quoted from steve-o:

    Does anyone know what kind of lighting was in that sweet Johnny Mnemonic that was located in the far west hall? It almost looked like it was black light and it popped the artwork like c-r-a-z-y!! Is it a kit and if so, where was it sourced? My JM needs this!
    ~thanks, Steveo
    Here's a couple of pics that I took of it:

    That would be known as terrible lighting.

    #1295 11 months ago

    Willy? Had a ww20.

    #1296 11 months ago
    Quoted from Glycerin:

    That's my Johnny Mnemonic. It wasn't a kit, I just grab some Led strips off of Amazon and wired them up to a GI light. I think I used a purple down in the trough and then a blue one up above the glove. Yeah that game really pops with the lighting the way it is. Thanks for the compliment I appreciateit. Any questions about it just message me.

    Thank you Christopher for the info! Gonna make my JM spiffy too!!!
    ~Steveo

    #1298 11 months ago
    Quoted from cistearns:

    Had an amazing time this year, the new location is great and looking forward to next year. Thanks to everyone that brought games and the techs that kept things running. Hopefully next year I can sort out transportation to bring a game or two.
    Since I didn't see this mentioned in prior comments, it would be nice if there were better designated smoking areas. As a non-smoker (well cigarettes at least ), with someone that is allergic, it was a bit of a bummer that it was hard to avoid outside.

    Good point, will add it to our hot wash list of topics.

    #1299 11 months ago
    Quoted from bicyclenut:

    Who brought the Last Action Hero game? It played so good.

    I have to agree with you here Dave... It felt like somebody just slipped it out of a DE shipping carton from the factory.
    ~Steveo

    #1300 11 months ago
    Quoted from mcbPalisade:

    No Prob. Can you PM me on how much my GSPF cup holder went for? I shook the ticket cup and there were some in there, just curious how much benefit you guys got for it.
    That really felt good helping you guys out. All those volunteers working for free, it felt like the least I could do.
    I think I'll bring one for each show. They are pretty nice. mcb

    Speaking of the raffles, thanks to everyone who contributed some awesome prizes!! I know we bought quite a few tickets ourselves (and snagged a few sweet prizes) and I hope lots of others did as well. It would be great to see full cups all around as detrimental as that may be to my own odds.

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