Date: June 6th - 8th, 2014
Location: Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA.
Welcome to our first report from the NW Pinball & Arcade Show being held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center in Tacoma, near Seattle.
The Convention Center in Tacoma
The show is being held on the fifth floor, which is also the top floor, affording some attractive views across the city.
The fifth floor of the Convention Center
The show had moved one hall to the left since last year, and now occupies Hall B, which is 5,000 sq. ft. larger. Registration area is on the left side of the lobby, and a selection of kids games was also being set up there on Thursday afternoon.
Kids games and rides
Inside the hall, work was underway to set up the hundreds of machines, stands and vendor stalls.
The front desk at the entrance to the hall
The view inside the hall
Machines are unloaded at the back of the hall and wheeled into position
Lots of pinballs here, with more arriving all afternoon
Some needed a little TLC to make them ready
More pinballs on the opposite side of the hall
From top-end electronic titles...
...to beautifully restored EMs
Still plenty of work to do
Pinballs for the main match-play tournament
Classics for the Pin Golf tournament
Someone's going to win this huge trophy
The Escape from the Lost World will be used for a charity high score tournament where the winner takes home the game
These demonstration titles were all fitted with PinballBulbs LEDs
Keys for all the machines at the service desk
But it's not all pinballs, as there are even more video games
Just a few of the many video games at the show
What show would be complete without a De Lorean?
Also from the local LeMay Car Museum is this 1965 Mustang
Finally, here's a video taken in the show hall during set-up on Thursday afternoon.
We'll be back with much more from the NW Pinball & Arcade Show 2014 across the weekend here at Pinball News.
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