Former Gottlieb pinball designer Wayne Neyens will celebrate his 99th birthday July 29th! As mentioned in Pinball Magazine's newsletter of earlier this month Pinball Magazine is collecting birthday wishes for Wayne. I will group them in one document and send that to Wayne on his birthday later this week.
Wayne and his career in pinball will be featured in the upcoming 5th issue of Pinball Magazine, which is scheduled to be published later this year. This will be a historic issue as Wayne has told so many great stories over the years and they will all be captured in that magazine. On top of that the plan is to feature all of the games designed by Wayne that made it into production, which are about 150 different pinball designs! Close to 180 if you count the ones that didn't make it into production as well.
If you have enjoyed and/or appreciated some of the many games Wayne designed, feel free to wish him a happy 99th birthday in this thread, or by sending an email to editor @ pinball-magazine . com (no spaces). In the upcoming Pinball Magazine newsletter I hope to bring Wayne's response to your birthday wishes.