Hey Steve (Jester), thanks for the pic of me and my wife, even though she turned her back because she doesn't like het picture being taken.
That was our spot there behind us and was the first time I ever set up at a show. But back in the late 90s I used to sell at a flea market every weekend and really enjoyed it. Biggest drawback is I didn't get to play many games since I wanted to be at our booth or at least within eyeball range so I could see if anyone had questions.
We brought a Simpsons Pinball Party that started the show at 350ish on the counter and ended at close to 900 when it was sold early afternoon today. We also put our No Fear in the free play area and I was happy to see both games have a steady stream of players, and even lines for them also. I was offered a last minute trade at the end of the show for a Riverboat Gambler for our No Fear. I said what the heck after talking to Craig and meeting his wife and kids. They are new to the hobby, so I thought it was cool to be in a trade that let them leave the show with a new game to play instead of taking theirs back home. At that point I was still loading a pin up either way and I can't resist a new pin to play even when I just two new ones recently. The sickness!
I enjoyed demonstrating the touch jukebox/game systems I had and I made sure to have two running. One was running the jukebox and the other was on the games and lots of kids were enjoying playing Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds, Subway Surfer, etc. One funny moment was when the jukebox played a Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk video and I could see many people in line for Hobbit and playing the video pins, start bopping and tapping their feet. Then most of them turned around and watched the great custom video of it. Watch it here and you'll totally be calling out the names of the movies that the classic dance scenes are from. Dare you not to smile.
Our booth was right across from PinballStar - and thankfully them and Cointaker are at these shows, because my god, the awesome games they both bring really make the show. I was able to spend two days watching the Hobbit and damn is that LCD backbox cool as hell!
Shout out to the West Virginia pinball crew who gave me one of their T-shirts (that I put on and wore today). I didn't even make it outside to the flea market once between manning the booth and the crappy weather all weekend, today was worse than yesterday by far. It was great meeting Pinsiders and people from the Facebook arcade/pin groups as well.
Hey, huge bon fire Friday night too! My wife was out there watching it with like everyone from the show for an hour. That was the time to get on some games without lines. hahaha