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

By pin2d

2 years ago

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    Post #284 copy of announcement from Rob Berk re: full ownership of the show Posted by Litedpinballmods (2 years ago)

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    #31 2 years ago

    Well at this point Im doing a show at the Westin on the same dates as announced on the website Oct 17 to 21 2018, bussiness as usual. The show will have the same format as in the past. I dont think its fair to all of our loyal patrons to change the date, and Venue at this time. Myself and Rob are in talks to what happens with the Pinball Expo Brand. Its my personal hope that some agreement can come.

    Pinball Expo has been a part of my life for 33 years, i consider this show a Family Member, and enjoy seeing everyone.

    More details to come.

    Thank you for all your support over the years

    #90 2 years ago

    At this point Trent will be at show at Westin running tournament in october MUCH more to come I never wanted it to come down this way was not my choice on how to split up if we had to..

    #100 2 years ago

    Mike pacak was alot younger then things will be great will tell it all soon

    #107 2 years ago

    I am not real sure why the push for a new venue.. actually most people love it You guys need to try to find a place ...not easy alot of big hassles at other places believe me..

    #110 2 years ago

    Chicago pinball show at westin is oct 17 to 21 rooms available call direct or use the link I posted earlier NOT ONE ON PINBALL EXPO WEBSITE MORE exciting news to come soon ..

    #113 2 years ago

    I do not have control of pinball expo website Berk does I generally ask his people to make the changes but because of the stalemate nothing has been done something will be posted and a website for new show at Westin real soon stay tuned but i twill be same date shown and same location for sure unreal to change dates this late in the game not good move at all done change your plans yet major news coming ..

    #174 2 years ago

    There will be a great show Oct 17 to 21 as shown on Pinball Expo website at the Westin for sure. It will be called something else. I have a contract there for 2 more years. It will be great and and have new blood involved. Details and website to come very soon . Book your rooms keep your vacation dates you will NOT be disappointed .Mike Pacak

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    #226 2 years ago

    I had help writing it LOL . Big anoucements coming soon . stay tooned you will be happy ...

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    #247 2 years ago

    Well in the agreement for BERK to buy me out it was understood in writing that I was able to have my own show.. Otherwise I would not have gave in as I did so easily .. I did not finalize the deal until AFTER Berk announced his show and location and dates... I had reason to believe by this that I had dates at Westin . I have quotes telling me I can do a show at the Westin and he made several conflicting posts and news releases about his new show and location.. Something is not exactly fair here... mike

    #257 2 years ago

    once again not my idea I tired hard to work things out with Berk was dead set on doing it alone with all control

    #263 2 years ago

    yes Gene had a bogus lawsuit against me and my son which was dropped after a lawyer got involved and WILLIAMS told him so as It was bogus.. Cost me like 5600 for complete bullshit.. So yes Gene was told to stay away back then...

    #283 2 years ago

    AGAIN I tried since november to talk to BERK to work things out at least for this year but he refused. I did not want to have it go down like this at all..

    #303 2 years ago

    Yes pinball expo idea was BERKS .However not sure of meaning of later? a week a month two months? I was involved from EXPO 1. My connections being in the industry brought ALOT to the table for years.All the free games we gave away and getting the manufactures support.. AS WELL before I agreed to the split I was given the right to do a show and had the contract at the Westin. I did NOT consumate the deal until after BERK announced his show In sept and the location..I would have actually bought him out had I know he was going to take contract at WESTIN . he steadfastly said he was not doing a show at westin and I could myself..

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    #313 2 years ago

    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

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