This post is pretty late as I went to NYC, then some tournaments happened, then Comic-CON. It was a busy July. Here are the video's I took of Pintastic.
Roger Sharpe with Dave Marston holding his panel in Sturbridge, MA on 7/11/15 at Pintastic. The majority of the panel is about the use of intellectual property and it's relationship with Pinball.
Heighway Pinball discuses how they formed and where they are at today. Unfortunately "Aliens" was not shown off due to 20th Century Fox not allowing it to be shown yet.
Dennis Nordman and Greg Freres talk about starting their own Pinball business, the challenges to bring their creation to reality, and how their first game was designed.
Big Bang Bar a VERY rare Pinball machine made by Capcom in 1997. They cost around $20k because of their rarity. Only 14 prototypes were ever made because Capcom left the Pinball industry while it was being made. Around 180 reproductions were made from spare parts found.
The Hobbit shown off at Pintastic '15. Slightly unbalanced to the right, a weird cranking sound, and around 6:44 the scoop issue. The ball would go into the scoop under 2" of the playfield. Upon time for ejection it has to fight gravity to go past the playfield then ANOTHER 2" to reach a curve to feed the left inlane. The wear on the kickout is insane and doesn't work most of the time and I can't imagine this on location. Something has to be done to fix it. Had more of an idea of a ruleset but still vague. Great LCD work and theme use though. Also free play area.
There is no Lexi Lightspeed video from P3. Frankly I didn't enjoy it sadly. My games would last about 10sec and it was hard to aim for anything. Also there is 3 buttons on both sides and the 2 reps vaguely told me what to do. My friends were impressed but not so much I.