After 32 consecutive years, today begins the longest event (October 17-21, 2018) dedicated to pinball machines in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Its first edition took place in 1985 by Rob Berk, Mike Pacak and Bill Kurtz.
Rob Berk, is passionate about pinball that has a collection of around 500 machines, only in the basement of his house has 80! A man who dreamed of meeting his heroes, the pinball designers.
With a lot of effort, work and dedication, together with other people, Pinball Expo has become the pinball event.
In this edition, the assistants to the event will be able to enjoy different activities based on the entrance that has acquired.
Visit to the Stern Pinball factory
Visitors to Pinball Expo can make a visit to the Stern factory where they can learn first-hand how pinballs are made. The Stern Factory Tour costs $ 60.
Possibility of carrying your games
You have the option to take your game in exchange for PERKS. You get a free wristband for Vendor Hall and 24 Hour Game Hall for the duration of the show.
In addition, for each game you will receive a drawing to enter the draw for a Stern pinball!
The tournament that takes place at Pinball Expo 2018 has a fee of $ 125. This year’s admission includes a 3-day pass for the exhibition hall.
With divisions A and B, as well as Classics. It is very important to keep in mind that all those registered for the Main Tournament play in the final! This year we will use the queue and SMS system from Neverdrains.com. And, as always, the winner takes home A STERN PINBALL MACHINE used in the tournament!
In addition, it has more than $ 10,000 in prizes!
Pinball Expo is characterized by having seminars taught by amateurs and professionals of pinball and arcade machines where you can learn about different topics.
The event has an incredible sales room where you can buy any type of item, product related to pinballs.
Among the games in the exhibition are Star Wars Premium, Guardians of the Galaxy LE, Wizard of Oz, Walking Dead Premium, Space Mission, Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure, Dracula, Surf Champ Black Spider-Man and Captain Fantastic.
There are games from 1965 to 2017.
Pinball Expo is an event that every good lover of pinball must be once in a lifetime, we this year have not been able to, but for the next year we can not miss.
We have gone to two editions, and we could not like it anymore!
If you’re going, please … Tell me!