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This Week in Pinball: What is going on with Expo? Hear from Rob and Mike Pacak


By pin2d

1 year ago



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    #15 1 year ago

    Could go with "Chicago Pinball Festival" and 'sister-show' it up with Texas.

    #35 1 year ago
    Quoted from redman822:

    I think he said the wrong dates in the interview though...September 12-15 is Wednesday-Saturday.
    I wonder where he is planning on having it. The Schaumburg Convention center doesn't have anything on its' website yet. (Although there's something else scheduled that weekend, the place is pretty big and can handle two things, unless they are both huge.) http://www.schaumburgconventioncenter.com/calendar

    Maybe that's on purpose, since sunday is always a throwaway day other than tournament finals. Granted, that would make things different for the tournament, if Trent throws one.

    #37 1 year ago
    Quoted from PanzerFreak:

    What is now considered the premiere pinball show? Texas Pinball Festival?

    There are so many good shows now, I don't think any particular one is the top dog. Texas is great, but so are several other shows.

    #42 1 year ago
    Quoted from PanzerFreak:

    Good to know, thanks! Really want to go to TPF but can't make it this year. I'm considering going to MGC, looks like a fun show.

    MGC could use the support this year especially, with the move to the convention center.

    #45 1 year ago
    Quoted from pin2d:

    To clarify the headline, "EXPO 2018 Cancelled, Replaced by Pinball Palooza?" is supposed to read as one big question.
    From some Facebook posts made by Mike this morning, it sounds like he is planning to still hold Expo October 17-21. So two pinball shows in Chicago in the fall.

    Since Mike has stated that he's running Expo regardless, you should update your clickbait headline/topic.

    #70 1 year ago
    Quoted from ilovegames007:

    Why wouldn't you contact Mike? Seems to me this was a one sided/ or not the whole story

    Could have posted it with a headline of "OMG, check out what this Rob guy said" as is. No 'investigative reporting' necessary then.

    #155 1 year ago
    Quoted from APB_Enterprises:

    There is not enough promotion. Mike knows it and was working on changes before all of the madness.
    Andrew

    Yeah, Expo has existed on inertia for years, there's not really any meaningful promotion.

    #207 1 year ago

    Without big news, fast, about which show specific vendors and manufacturers will be at, and what the shows will offer this year in addition, I would imagine attendance from people having to travel a good distance will be down hard. Unless everyone is on auto pilot and just goes to expo because it's expo.

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