Pinball Upcoming Events
June 3-4, 2006: Midwest Gaming Classic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Located 30 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee in the Olympia Resort and Conference Center. This show is a combination of pinball, video games, classic gaming (Sega Deamcast, Ninteno 64, Atari, etc.), and computers all rolled into one show. Bring a video game or pinball set on free play and not for sale, and you get free admission. If you spend a night at the resort hotel, they will give you a free admission ticket to the show. They are hoping to run some tournments this year. For more information visit the web site.
June 3, 2006: Last Man Standing (LMS) Pinball Tournament at SS Billiards in Hopkins, Minnesota. For more info visit the website, or send email.
June 9-11, 2006: KC Flipfest at KCI EXPO Center, 1730 North Ambassador Drive in Kansas City, Missouri. This is the 1st Annual Kansas City Flipfest. Located 2 miles from Kansas City International Airport. Show runs from Friday at 5:00 pm to 12:00 midnight, Sat. 9:00 am to 12:00 midnight, and Sun. 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There will be pinball machines and video games (all free to play), guest speakers, seminars, tournaments awarding trophies (proceeds going to Salvation Army), and an indoor swap meet on Saturday morning. Refreshments and food available all weekend long. Also a live radio broadcast on Saturday. Venders selling parts and supplies. T-shirts available. Admission for adults--weekend pass $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door; one day ticket (Friday or Saturday) $15.00; one day ticket (Sunday) $7.00; children (ages 5-12)--weekend pass $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door; one day ticket (Friday or Saturday) $10.00; one day ticket Sunday $5.00. For more info call 816.781.8919.July 1, 2006: Last Man Standing (LMS) Pinball Tournament at SS Billiards in Hopkins, Minnesota. For more info visit the website, or send email.
July 8-9, 2006: California Extreme, at the San Jose Convention Center/Parkside Hall in San Jose, California. This will be the tenth year of the show. This is a video game and pinball show. All games on freeplay. Buy/Sell/Swap/Compete. Also, there will be a lineup of speakers and special activities such as the Pinball Rodeo. For more information call (408) 390-PINS (7467), send email, or visit the website.
July 22-23, 2006: The UK Pinball Show at Holte Suite, Villa Park (Aston Villa Football Club) in Birmingham, United Kingdom. This Nokia-sponsored show is returning to Villa Park, Birmingham, UK for the second year running. Pinball machines to play & buy. Competitions, loads of Nokia and pinball prizes. Home games-room equipment, parts, memorabilia, arcades, jukeboxes and more. Daily entrance £7.50, family tickets and weekend passes also available. Call 0870 PINBALL, visit the website, or send email.
July 28-30, 2006: Pinball Fantasy 2006 at the Union Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show was moved temporarily to The Pinball Hall of Fame, but is now back on at the Union Plaza Hotel. Over 10,000 square feet of game and booths. There will be dealers from all over the USA. Largest collection of pinballs to play for free all weekend long. 1st ever retro pinball will be introduced at the show along with rare prototype games. Buffet food and drinks on-site. On-site shipping available. Tournaments and prizes as well. For more info visit the website.
August 5, 2006: Last Man Standing (LMS) Pinball Tournament at SS Billiards in Hopkins, Minnesota. For more info visit the website, or send email.August 5, 2006: Classic Pinball Coin Op Swap and Sale, at the Wayne Elks Lodge, 50 Hinchman Ave., Wayne, New Jersey. For more information contact Kevin by email or call (973) 345-3944.
August 17-20, 2006: PAPA 9: World Pinball Championships, in Scott Township, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is the leading competitive pinball event in the world. Players of all skill levels are welcome. There will be several divisions of play and a guaranteed prize package in excess of $33,000. The new World Pinball Champion will receive a cash prize of $10,000. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information and registration, visit the website or contact Kevin Martin.
September 2, 2006: Last Man Standing (LMS) Pinball Tournament at SS Billiards in Hopkins, Minnesota. For more info visit the website, or send email.
September 29-30, 2006: The Pinball & Arcade Supershow! at Herrin Civic Center, 101 S. 16th St in Herrin, Illinois. Back by popular demand. The 2nd Pinball & Arcade Supershow is in a new location this year - the Herrin Civic Center, and extended to a 2 day event for 2006. Features include - the unique Showdown at Sundown Pinball Tournament, tons of freeplay pinball & video games, games for sale, vendors, T-shirts, door prizes, lots more. For more info visit the website, send email, call 1-618-751-TILT, or write to 6250 Moake School Rd., Marion, IL 62959.
October 7, 2006: Last Man Standing (LMS) Pinball Tournament at SS Billiards in Hopkins, Minnesota. For more info visit the website, or send email.
October 13-14, 2006: White Rose Gameroom Show in York, Pennsylvania. Two days of arcade fun with games set on free play. There will be pinballs, video arcades, jukes, slots, etc. There will be door prizes, an outdoor flea market, pinball and gameroom items on sale, kids and adults pinball tournaments, refreshments, and the chance to win a free pinball machine. $15 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, free for kids 5 and younger. All prices are per person, per day. For more information visit the website.
October 20-22, 2006: PA Home Gameroom Show at Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Carlisle Events, the world's largest presenter of collector car shows, has partnered with Jimmy Rosen, organizer of the Hershey Gameroom Expo to host the newest gameroom and coin-op show. Vendors from all over the East Coast and Canada will be selling new and vintage pinball machines, jukeboxes, coke machines, antique slot machines, classic video arcade games, gumball machines, soda fountain memorabilia, gas pumps, '50s decor, neon signs and more. Over 110 booth spaces. For more info visit the website, send email, or call 717-243-7855.
Fall, 2006 (Tentative): Texas Pinball Festival, in Irving, Texas. This is Texas' largest Game Room Show, The 5th Annual Texas Pinball Festival show. Three days of arcade fun featuring over 110 Pinball Machines and Classic Video Games on FREE PLAY. Pinball and Classic Arcade Tournaments all weekend long awarding cash awards and trophies. Vendors on hand selling parts, supplies and game room equipment, informative seminars, door prizes and a pinball machine raffle. For details visit the website.
November 2-5, 2006: Pinball Expo 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. This is the big show every year and this will be the 22nd annual show. This show puts emphasis on the collector and enthusiast and usually includes a factory tour, auction, designer/artist/author autograph session, seminars, parts, machines, and other pinball-related merchandise. This show has major manufacturer support. For more information write Pinball EXPO 2006, 2671 Youngstown Road S.E., Warren, OH 44484, call 1-800-323-FLIP, or visit the web site.
November 4, 2006: Last Man Standing (LMS) Pinball Tournament at SS Billiards in Hopkins, Minnesota. For more info visit the website, or send email.December 2, 2006: Last Man Standing (LMS) Pinball Tournament at SS Billiards in Hopkins, Minnesota. For more info visit the website, or send email.
March 9-10, 2007: Ohio Pinball and Game Room Festival at Thomastown Party Center, 1280 Triplett Blvd in Akron, Ohio. 3rd annual show. Over 100 machines on free play. Games, parts, supplies and rec room accessories. For more info visit the website, send email, or call 330-687-9341.