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ZAPCON 6: AZ's Classic Arcade and Pinball Con! April 21-22, 2018!


By toxicwes

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Happy New Year everybody! A new year means an new Zapcon, and preparations are well underway! Mark your calendars for April 21-22. Pre-registration will be available soon!

    Last year we put together an astounding collection of over 350 games! That's all thanks to private collectors and local businesses in the gaming community. If you would like to be part of this year's show, here's what you can do:

    BRING A GAME
    The majority of games at Zapcon come from private collectors... perhaps like you! In exchange for contributing an arcade game or pinball machine to the show you qualify for the following incentives:
    -a weekend pass for each working game you bring.
    -all the benefits of pre-registration, including early admission.
    -access to the Contributor Only preview night.
    -a free Zapcon t-shirt if you bring 5 or more games that will grant you perks at Zapcon Nights throughout the year.
    -a ticket for a drawing to win a FREE ARCADE GAME for each game you bring.
    -an exclusive "contributor" keepsake name badge that will grant you perks at Zapcon Nights throughout the year..
    -a golden opportunity to sell or trade games.
    -Most importantly you’ll be part of the Zapcon team, and gain the respect and admiration of your peers that you so richly deserve!

    VOLUNTEER
    Give us a few hours of your time and you'll qualify for the following:
    -A weekend pass.
    -Early admission on Saturday and Sunday.
    -An exclusive "Volunteer" keepsake name badge that will grant you perks at Zapcon Nights throughout the year.
    -Be part of the Zapcon team, and a valued member of the pinball & arcade community.

    ZAPCON NIGHTS
    Wearing a Zapcon badge or shirt gets you discounts and free stuff at Zapcon Nights! In fact, Join us for the next one Jan. 12th at Bonus Round: https://www.facebook.com/events/392711661167767/

    To keep up to date on Zapcon news, check in on our website and Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1250874968379500/
    If you're interested in bringing games to the show or volunteering, email me at wes [at] zapcon [dot] com.

    Thank you once again for your support, and we hope to see you in April!
    Wes & the CGPS team

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    #2 1 year ago

    2 months, 21 days, 7 hours before I deliver my game to the floor.

    #3 1 year ago

    Looking forward to another great Zapcon! Thanks to the whole team who puts it together and everyone who brings their games to share!

    2 weeks later
    #4 1 year ago

    Join us for the final Zapcon Night before the actual Zapcon!

    There'll be an IFPA Match Play pinball tournament starting at 7pm, which is FREE if you wear your Zapcon shirt or badge!

    Even if you're not into competitive pinball, come hang out with your fellow gaming enthusiasts and have a pint!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2306452392701860/

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    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from toxicwes:

    Join us for the final Zapcon Night before the actual Zapcon!
    There'll be an IFPA Match Play pinball tournament starting at 7pm, which is FREE if you wear your Zapcon shirt or badge!
    Even if you're not into competitive pinball, come hang out with your fellow gaming enthusiasts and have a pint!
    https://www.facebook.com/events/2306452392701860/

    The Grid is the best barcade in Phoenix. Super fun, great beer, great staff. Going to try and make it out.

    1 week later
    #6 1 year ago

    The games list for Zapcon 6 is up: http://zapcon.com/games.php

    Of course we're still looking for games and volunteers. For every working game you bring you get a weekend pass, a super-awesome exclusive personalized badge & lanyard, access to the Contributors Only Preview Night, a ZapCon shirt (if you bring 5+ games), early access to the game room Sat. & Sun., and our eternal gratitude for being an important part of the AZ arcade/pinball community.

    If you'd like to help out for a few hours in exchange for a weekend pass or bring a game, email: wes [at] zapcon [dot] com.

    See you all soon!

    #7 1 year ago

    Zapcon passes are now on sale!

    Also we're offering some pre-order-only color shirts in unisex and women's cuts! You'll only be able to purchase black unisex shirts at the show.

    Get yours now!
    https://zapcon.com/tickets.php

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    #8 1 year ago

    TODAY (April 3rd) will be your last chance to order a personalized badge or shirts that aren’t black and unisex. We have to place our order with the printers. After the 3rd you’ll only be able to preorder blank badges and black unisex shirts.

    Get over to the store and grab them while you still can! https://zapcon.com/tickets.php

    #9 1 year ago

    What are these Blank Badges you speak of?

    Got it . Just ordered.

    #10 1 year ago

    toxicwes
    can you elaborate on the tournament?
    no details on the website about the format. The event on the IFPA shows its as a 6 game lineup with points based on your score for qualifying, but not details on if entries are limited or unlimited, how much it costs, etc etc. I might be tempted to make the trip, found a round trip flight for 119 bucks, but would love more info on the format.
    Thanks!

    #11 1 year ago

    Trying to purchase tickets and I keep getting invalid email notifications, pretty sure I know my email is address. Am I missing something?

    Edit : accepted my gmail account but not my Yahoo account, weird ?

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from InfiniteLives:

    toxicwes
    can you elaborate on the tournament?
    no details on the website about the format. The event on the IFPA shows its as a 6 game lineup with points based on your score for qualifying, but not details on if entries are limited or unlimited, how much it costs, etc etc. I might be tempted to make the trip, found a round trip flight for 119 bucks, but would love more info on the format.
    Thanks!

    In the past there has been a main and classics event. Unlimited qualifying and in the ballpark of $2 a ticket. Top 16 in main make A finals and 17-24 make B finals. In classics I think it's top 8 or 12 make finals and no B division.

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from desertT1:

    In the past there has been a main and classics event. Unlimited qualifying and in the ballpark of $2 a ticket. Top 16 in main make A finals and 17-24 make B finals. In classics I think it's top 8 or 12 make finals and no B division.

    Thanks for some info. Do they announce the game banks prior to the event?

    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from InfiniteLives:

    Thanks for some info. Do they announce the game banks prior to the event?

    If they do, it's not with very much notice. That's been something I haven't really liked for the last few years.

    #15 1 year ago

    id love to know more about it but its hard to make a decision to go without much info to go off of

    #16 1 year ago

    tried contacting them on facebook as well yesterday, still no response. oh well. needed to know today to ask for work off.

    #17 1 year ago
    Quoted from InfiniteLives:

    tried contacting them on facebook as well yesterday, still no response. oh well. needed to know today to ask for work off.

    Zapcon doesn't run the tournament, Mark Pearson does and I don't know of a good way to contact him.

    #18 1 year ago

    I've 4 acoustic sound dampening panels for sale. I can deliver them to Zapcon on Saturday.

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    #19 1 year ago

    **crickets**

    What's the attendance at this show? I've never been.

    #20 1 year ago

    Last year was over 2300 I believe and it’s growing every year.

    #21 1 year ago

    Mark is supermegagoon here.

    Who's selling pins there?

    #22 1 year ago

    I went 2 years ago, its was pretty packed but there were so many machines that it wasn't hard to find an open one.

    #23 1 year ago
    Quoted from Malenko:

    I went 2 years ago, its was pretty packed but there were so many machines that it wasn't hard to find an open one.

    There were a few machines that were tough to get one but (hobbit, cv). But overall it was pretty easy.

    What's the etiquette on playing multiple games if someone is waiting?

    #24 1 year ago

    If someone was waiting I was 1 and done. When I got a turn on the Hobbit, I asked the guy waiting if I could play a second game and he didn't mind. Of course my game lasted all of 3 minutes, YMMV.

    #25 1 year ago
    Quoted from Malenko:

    If someone was waiting I was 1 and done. When I got a turn on the Hobbit, I asked the guy waiting if I could play a second game and he didn't mind. Of course my game lasted all of 3 minutes, YMMV.

    Yeah, that's what I usually do. Just give others a chance. I was waiting to play IJ and some guy got up there and started 4 games for himself...was sad.

    #26 1 year ago

    that is a full on dick move

    #27 1 year ago
    Quoted from Malenko:

    that is a full on dick move

    People do it all the time and I usually say something.

    #28 1 year ago
    Quoted from golfingdad1:

    People do it all the time and I usually say something.

    They sure do especially the douchebag that wouldn't stop playing Banzai Run last year. Not only did he start 4 player games, he also started another round of 4 after he was finished.

    #29 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jarbyjibbo:

    They sure do especially the douchebag that wouldn't stop playing Banzai Run last year. Not only did he start 4 player games, he also started another round of 4 after he was finished.

    I'd straight-up call them out on that BS. Damn 'campers.'

    #30 1 year ago

    Same thing happened last year. A lady played 3-4 games in a row on WOZ with a line of about 4-5 people behind her, it’s irritating.

    #31 1 year ago
    Quoted from Andyzola87:

    Same thing happened last year. A lady played 3-4 games in a row on WOZ with a line of about 4-5 people behind her, it’s irritating.

    wasnt oxygen tank lady was it? I had her lean in in front of me while I was playing on like 5 different machines

    #32 1 year ago
    Quoted from Malenko:

    wasnt oxygen tank lady was it? I had her lean in in front of me while I was playing on like 5 different machines

    Lol, I don’t think she had an oxy tank

    #33 1 year ago

    Most people don’t know how to start a single player game when it’s in free play. Just mash the button until they realize the ball is in the shooter lane. Major downside of things set on free play. N00bs!

    #34 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jarbyjibbo:

    They sure do especially the douchebag that wouldn't stop playing Banzai Run last year. Not only did he start 4 player games, he also started another round of 4 after he was finished.

    If gets to that point, I will just reach down and turn it off .
    Then have a chat .

    #35 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jarbyjibbo:

    They sure do especially the douchebag that wouldn't stop playing Banzai Run last year. Not only did he start 4 player games, he also started another round of 4 after he was finished.

    Man you want to meet up this year ???

    #36 1 year ago

    I can tell you the modern bank will have IFM pro, prolly Kiss, AS, TWD, ACDC Prem and Kiss. Just my guess based on what Pro models Mark has (and which aren't in his basement), plus Marco's bringing a bunch of IMs and other NIBs on special.

    #37 1 year ago
    Quoted from Andyzola87:

    Same thing happened last year. A lady played 3-4 games in a row on WOZ with a line of about 4-5 people behind her, it’s irritating.

    Just turn the power off to the game. OOPS DID I DO THAAAAAAT?

    #38 1 year ago
    Quoted from golfingdad1:

    Man you want to meet up this year ???

    Sure, we're going to be there Saturday.

    #39 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jarbyjibbo:

    Sure, we're going to be there Saturday.

    Sounds good ,
    Look forward to meeting.

    #40 1 year ago

    Hey golfingdad1 , want to meet up?

    #41 1 year ago

    Classics bank: Stars, EBD, El Dorado, one more

    Modern bank: IFM, Shadow, NF, TNA, 2 others

    #42 1 year ago
    Quoted from zene10:

    Hey golfingdad1 , want to meet up?

    Nah ,
    Had enough Friday Night !

    #43 1 year ago
    Quoted from zene10:

    Hey golfingdad1 , want to meet up?

    Thanks again .
    Of course, I'm easy to find & hard to miss .

    #44 1 year ago

    5 IMDNs???

    #45 1 year ago

    And 2 TNAs! I can't wait.

    #46 1 year ago

    I have a set of used White Water ramps and plastics I can bring to Zapcon.

    Make me an offer.

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    #47 1 year ago

    I want to buy TWO beautiful pins this weekend. Bring NGGs, FTs, TAFs, RBIONs.

    #48 1 year ago

    I'll be there on Saturday. Probably from like 12-5pm or so.

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