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YEGPIN: 2020 Pinball and Arcade Expo - May 1-3, 2020


By bcrage88

4 months ago



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    #1 4 months ago

    It’s official!!!!

    YEGPIN: 2020 Pinball and Arcade Expo will take place May 1-3, 2020 at the Millennium Place in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada

    -This is our 5th year anniversary of the expo, it is the only show in Alberta, but one of the biggest and best shows in Canada!!!
    -We had just over 175 machines at the facility last year and have space to have over 200 pinball and arcade games in the new facility.
    -6 pinball tournaments, 5 IFPA sanctioned events including our premier events the Canadian Pinball Championship and Women's Canadian Pinball Championship.
    -Full streaming of the main, womens, classics, high stakes, and youth pinball tournaments.
    -New and improved professional tournament setup with bleachers for competitors and spectators.
    -Last year we gave just under $24,000 in cash and prizes making this one of most lucrative tournaments in the country.
    -YEGPIN draws over 1,500 competitors, collectors, families and general enthusiasts of classic pinball and arcade games!!!
    -Huge support from national and local pinball and arcade vendors and many sponsors that help support the event!
    -Help support the show by bringing a pinball machine and win new pinball machine at the show!
    -A full licensed area with a huge selection of beverages for the entire weekend.
    -Modern, air conditioned recreational center, family friendly with a state of the art swimming pool facilities, fitness center, indoor track, food court area, etc
    -Excellent accommodation and rates and many choices of restaurants within blocks of the main facility.

    More details are coming, we just wanted to give everyone a heads up early as our dates have changed from last year.

    Pre-Ticket sales for VIP and Weekend Passes will be on December 15, 2019. Lookout for a re-launch of our website in the coming months.

    #2 4 months ago

    Sweet you know I’ll be there.

    #3 4 months ago

    CANT WAIT !!

    #4 4 months ago

    I can't wait! The expo gets better each and every year. Thank you to everyone involved, it really is something I look forward to each year.

    #5 4 months ago

    Awesome! Thanks to the YegPin team for keeping this going!

    #6 4 months ago

    Great news, I’m super excited and will be there 100%!

    #7 4 months ago

    Sorry, can't make it. The border police have my picture up on the wall for some reason or other.

    #8 4 months ago

    Sweet!

    I'll be volunteering this year.....I'm due

    #9 4 months ago

    Awesome news!!!

    #10 4 months ago

    Oh hell yeah!

    I was so worried it wasn’t going to happen.

    Last year was awesome, looking forward to it already.

    #11 4 months ago

    Congratulations... Looking forward to see what there this year ....

    #12 4 months ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    I'll be volunteering this year.....I'm due

    Bringing the Slurpee machine from the 7-11?

    #13 4 months ago

    I’m in.

    #14 4 months ago

    Is Nitro still going to be a main sponsor? I sure hope so, they have been Awesome to Western Canada in the past. Or will Absolute Pinball step in??

    #15 4 months ago
    Quoted from Tuxedomask23:

    I can't wait! The expo gets better each and every year. Thank you to everyone involved, it really is something I look forward to each year.

    Ssme for us, really looking forward to it.

    #16 4 months ago
    Quoted from transprtr4u:

    Bringing the Slurpee machine from the 7-11?

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    #17 4 months ago

    In again for year 5! Time booked off.

    #18 4 months ago
    Quoted from transprtr4u:

    Bringing the Slurpee machine from the 7-11?

    I'm afraid it would be like George Costanza pushing the Frogger game across the street.

    #19 4 months ago

    Great news and cant wait! We are very lucky indeed to have such a great show in our city

    #20 4 months ago

    One suggestion I have for 2020 is to record for youtube the entire competitive stream (or at least finals).

    This year I was so looking forward to watching after the show ended but found out afterward it wasn’t considered.

    We are so proud to have such a high level of competitors attend and recording on youtube is also a great advertising for YEGPIN to grow the show.

    Either way, it’s a fantastic show but I think there is no reason why YEGPIN can’t become one of the greatest competitions in North America and moving toward pro-level, recorded competitive streaming in the future (like Pinburgh) will be key.

    #21 4 months ago

    Good news for sure.

    #22 4 months ago

    This was our plan last year we just forgot to hit the record button. It took a ton of work just to get the stream going as we were not able to utilize the wireless rig due to the interference in the facility. Aeonblack did an incredible job getting it together just so that we could get the stream going, we then forgot to hit the record button due to all the technical difficulties and craziness and the rest is history. We will have more time to plan and now know the limitations of facility so we will be better prepared and might have even a few more surprises for those who are watching in person .

    So the plan is to record and stream:

    Friday - CPC (Canadian Pinball Championships) - Night Qualifying Day 1
    Saurday - Pro Pinball Championship Playoffs - Semi Finals (if necessary), Finals
    Saturday - Classics Playoffs - Quarter Finals, Semi's and Finals
    Little Flippin Pinball Tournament (LFPT) Playoffs - Finals
    CPC - Round of 24, Quarter Finals, Semi's and Finals
    WCPC - Finals

    Provided we have the volunteers the event the following tournaments will be fully commentated with some of the best sights and sounds from top level competitors.

    Quoted from spinal:

    One suggestion I have for 2020 is to record for youtube the entire competitive stream (or at least finals).
    This year I was so looking forward to watching after the show ended but found out afterward it wasn’t considered.
    We are so proud to have such a high level of competitors attend and recording on youtube is also a great advertising for YEGPIN to grow the show.
    Either way, it’s a fantastic show but I think there is no reason why YEGPIN can’t become one of the greatest competitions in North America and moving toward pro-level, recorded competitive streaming in the future (like Pinburgh) will be key.

    #23 4 months ago

    We don't really approach our sponsors till the fall, once we know who is confirmed we will let you know.

    Quoted from nightsearcher:

    Is Nitro still going to be a main sponsor? I sure hope so, they have been Awesome to Western Canada in the past. Or will Absolute Pinball step in??

    #24 4 months ago

    Maybe this is the year I get to make it?

    #25 4 months ago
    Quoted from bcrage88:

    We don't really approach our sponsors till the fall, once we know who is confirmed we will let you know.

    You should have been a politician lol

    #26 4 months ago

    I'll be there, but you can't make me hit record this year

    #27 4 months ago

    Oh hell ya!

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    #28 3 months ago

    I'll be there. Last year was a lot of fun. Just don't know which pins to bring.

    #29 3 months ago
    Quoted from dabomb1:

    I'll be there. Last year was a lot of fun. Just don't know which pins to bring.

    It will be good to see you again. You bringing some for sale again?

    #30 3 months ago

    The last two years I've been saying I want to make it to yegpin, then life gets in the way, followed by me regretting not going to yegpin. Hopefully 2020 is the year I break that habit!

    #31 3 months ago
    Quoted from sixtyfourbits:

    The last two years I've been saying I want to make it to yegpin, then life gets in the way, followed by me regretting not going to yegpin. Hopefully 2020 is the year I break that habit!

    You have to come!!It is a great event,so many machines

    #32 3 months ago
    Quoted from sixtyfourbits:

    Hopefully 2020 is the year I break that habit!

    NOT HOPEFULLY!!! JUST COMMIT!! Also commit to the ultimate VIP PASS! then your truly commit!

    #33 3 months ago
    Quoted from Stretch7:

    It will be good to see you again. You bringing some for sale again?

    For sure. Just don't know which pins. I finished the Super Sonic I got off you 2 years ago. Put a lot of work into it.

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    #34 3 months ago

    Holy cow that machine was in pretty rough shape, looks awesome you did an excellent job on that restore!!! Would love to see that at the show and put it a Classics tournament bank!!!

    Quoted from dabomb1:

    For sure. Just don't know which pins. I finished the Super Sonic I got off you 2 years ago. Put a lot of work into it.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    #35 3 months ago

    Ya that does look great. I remeber that playfield was pretty much bare wood.
    Great Job! would like to see that at Yegpin as well.

    #36 3 months ago

    K. I'll bring it for sure

    2 months later
    #37 8 days ago

    Okay huge YEGPIN update!!!

    * Full website will be live and tickets will go on sale at 10:00am MST on December 15, 2019.
    * A total of 150 VIP tickets will be available once they are gone they are gone, we are going to start with 100 Ultimate VIP Pass and 50 Hardcore Tournament Pass, this amounts available between the two is subject to change depending on popularity of the two options.
    * Two preferred hotels have been secured we have 30 rooms booked at each of them at our rates, book ASAP once full website is live if you want these special rates.
    * We are anticipating over 125 pinball machines and 25 arcade machines at the event making this the biggest pinball and arcade show in all of Canada.
    * Over 1500 people attended the show last year we hope we can continue to grow the community and bring a world class event to the Edmonton area.

    New Stuff:
    * There are two types of tickets that will be available this year, Ultimate VIP Pass and Hardcore Tournament Pass both are $150
    * This year you will be able to register for tournaments if you miss out on VIP passes, the tournament registration is a one time fee of $25, you must purchase a daily or weekend pass and tournament entries separately.
    * A nominal entrance fee is now charged to those that are 6-12 years of age, the pinball tournament is free for those that participate.
    * The Pro Pinball Championship and Women's Canadian Pinball Tournament has been extended over two days.
    * The playoffs for CPC, WCPC, Classics, Pro Pinball and LFPT will all be live streamed this year.
    * The overall prize and cash pool for all tournaments should reach $20K.
    * New donor rewards, EM/Solid State - one entry, Moderns - two entries and Premium/LE versions - three entries for a draw of a brand new pinball machine (we are the only show I know of that provides a brand new machine to those that are kind enough to donate their machine for the weekend).

    Please visit www.yegpin.com for more information, the ticket sales will be live at 10:00am MST on December 15, 2019, so don't miss out at the chance to attend Canada's signature event.

    #38 7 days ago

    WELL IM FRICKEN EXCITED!!!!

    #39 7 days ago

    Cool that the show is still going on! Is it being held at the same location as last year, the new Arkadium or somewhere else?

    #40 7 days ago

    Room booked at the Clarion, loved the tunnel of death connecting the venues.

    #41 7 days ago

    I just want to bring this to light, that Clarion will not be a preferred hotel for YEGPIN this year. We had many complaints about the hotel and worse off we had a sponsorship agreement that they re-nagged on at the last minute and cost our show over $600. I understand the convenience for people and totally understand if people go that route. I am just letting you all know the reason why we are not affiliated nor ever will be with that organization.

    Quoted from blowback1976:

    Room booked at the Clarion, loved the tunnel of death connecting the venues.

    #42 7 days ago

    It states in the first post or feel free to visit our website www.yegpin.com, that the event is going to be held once again at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park, hope you are able to make it out.

    For those that would be interested to visit Arkadium Retro Arcade that week, you will be disappointed in that YEGPIN has made a sponsorship deal with Arkadium Retro Arcade to use around 65 machines to support our event so the facility will be closed all that week.

    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    Cool that the show is still going on! Is it being held at the same location as last year, the new Arkadium or somewhere else?

    #43 7 days ago

    I want to clarify the post above about the announcement of Nitro Pinball not attending the show this year. I didn't want to make a spectacle out of this but it seems that our announcement may have been taken out of context by various groups.

    I want to reinforce that Nitro Pinball has been a huge supporter of pinball across Canada for many years and has been a excellent partner for the past number of years at our show in particular. This was is in no way a statement from our group to put a negative light on the organization, they continue to be a great vendor for the pinball community and have our support for all of the good things that are doing for pinball.

    The decision was a very difficult one for our organization as we have a vision and mandate to promote pinball and make sure our show is as inclusive as possible to everyone that attends. There were actions and responses this past year by Nitro Pinball that went against this mandate and it was determined by our membership that it was serious enough that a subset or certain groups would be affected by their inclusion of the event this year. We are not a political party with an agenda here, we are simple pinball and arcade enthusiasts just trying to increase awareness into the hobby, promote competition pinball and put on a great show for as many as people as possible to attend.

    In my opinion and mine alone that the actions this past year don't warrant a life sentence here and my hope that all of as a community we can move on now. I hope that the Nitro is given a chance to be back at shows (if they choose) and that maybe this is a catalyst to finally end the negativity around a situation that happened a number of months ago. There have been true consequences for what I would call indiscretions and poor judgement and now it is time move on. The organization has paid the price between all of the negative comments in forums and exclusion from sponsoring certain events. I believe it is now time for all of us to get back to what we are all here to do and this enjoy this great hobby of ours.

    I am removing all references to whom is not going to be at the show, in respect to a vendor that has treated us with nothing but kindness over the years. It seems that a subset of people have been using it as a platform to continue to shed a negative light on the situation and that was never our intent or the reason for posting it in the first place. The reason we announced this was out of respect for the people that come to our show every year validation that Nitro was not going to be at the show this year, that is all!!!

    Thanks again for all of the massive support I have personally have received since our announcement and I hope to see you all the show later next year!!!

    #44 7 days ago

    For the love of pinball!!

    And the hallway of death!

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