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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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    Post #243 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by goatdan (1 year ago)

    Post #284 copy of announcement from Rob Berk re: full ownership of the show Posted by Litedpinballmods (1 year ago)


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    #4 1 year ago

    Hopefully true, pacak is a dick and was killing expo, I know many people who stopped supporting it due to him and were looking into alternatives. Hopefully this goes better than Berks alternative show last year though.

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    So now Chicago is going to have two shows?

    Probably not, hopefully expo dies quickly with this taking it's place, and it's name back.

    #200 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    To be fair, Mike heard the criticism and took it to heart the last few years. He was on his best behavior in 2016 and 2017. In 2016, I noticed he looked a little upset one time, but never blew a gasket when I was around. In 2017, he was always nice. I had to work with him on some stored games in 2016 and since I was part of the repair clinic in 2017, I saw him a lot. Believe it or not, he seemed nicer than Rob to deal with and I'm not knocking Rob.
    And remember, Mike took the suggestions/demands/outcries to heart and now keeps the free-play room open during the banquet.

    Pacak may have been on his best behavior inn 2017, but he wasn't in 2016, which is why the gameroom volunteers were gone

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    #230 1 year ago

    Directly from the twisted head of Mike-

    "you dont know whole story about rob a he DEMANDS shows give him free space and free room thats why he is not set up this week he feels he is an attraction and he is some however when he only fixed games and boards he was ok but when he turned into a flea market for pinball crap he also pissed off paying vendors which sold the same things like leds for one he was originally a service service he went too far on selling and expecting everything free "

    You really know the right things to say. No clue what "he is not set up this week" has to do with anything either. Mike do you think expo is now?

    #233 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    The post quoted above is about Rob Anthony and his split from Expo (not having a game/board repair room along with parts and game related items for sale) after the 2016 event. This thread is about Rob Berk and Mike Pacak's split from partnering to run Expo after the 2017 event.

    That's what Mike just choose to send me in a pm this weekend. I know it's berk who split from Mike. This is about Mikes behavior and specifically his treatment of vendors, in this case Rob A. That's why the initial was used, too differentiate it from Berk

    #234 1 year ago

    Start of the pm he sent me that is posted showing the timestamp

    Pinsider mikepin started this PM thread on Saturday March 17th 2018 at 06:08pm.

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    Message #1 of 2 3 days

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    you dont know whole story about rob a he DEMANDS shows give him free space and free ro

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    #314 1 year ago
    Quoted from mikepin:

    loos like a restraining order may be filed this week . again only reason I took offer instead of buying Rob out was because I had right to do show AND he wanted no part of contract at Westin. I was going to partner with MGC and it would have been great.. ROB knew that and then chose to kill that by going to WEstin I have asked Rob since november to st down and work out a amicable split .. he refuses. I am still open to this

    The smell of desperation is in the air.

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