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