Pinball Expo 2013 report, day 0
Posted on October 16, 2013
Pinball Expo will kick off today, but I actually already arrived in Chicago last Sunday. The past days were spent interviewing the pinball designer that will feature in Pinball Magazine No. 3 and gathering as much photos, scans and other stuff that may show up in Issue 3.
Last night I had invited a few guests for dinner at Gameworks in Schaumberg. Actually the plan was to meet at Gameworks and go to a different restaurant from there, but we ended up staying there. Present were: Roger Sharpe (cover story of Issue 1), Dennis Nordman (cover story of Issue 2), Greg Freres (cover story of Issue 2), Python Anghelo (cover story of the upcoming Issue 3), Martin Ayub (Pinball News) and Martin Wiest (German Pinball Association) and myself. I had brought seasonal Dutch candy for Roger, Dennis and Greg as well as a postersized framed covers of their Issue of Pinball Magazine. Both Martins took pictures and I hope to add these soon to this post.
Python kindly took care of the drinks at the bar where we gathered together. From there we moved to a table to order dinner. The food was good and the vibe at the table even better. All sorts of pinball related stories came along, giving new insights in old and new events. Simply a great evening! This may become a future tradition.
On the way out Python discovered the last game he worked on being operated and he willingly posed next to it.
Later today Expo will start. Prior to that there may be some interesting activities, but more on that later. In the mean time I noticed the free sampler PDF is downloaded a lot. Great! Just as a reminder: the next batch of magazines ships October 24th and orders are being taken until the evening of the 23th.