Date: 18th-20th May, 2018
Location: Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds, 413 E. Lockeford Street, Lodi, California 95240, USA

Welcome to our coverage of the very first Golden State Pinball Festival which is being held in the city of Lodi in northern California.

The GSPF show poster design
The GSPF show poster design

We will be reporting across the show weekend and updating our reports whenever we can.  In addition, we will be adding audio recordings of all the Pinball University talks and our exclusive video tour of the halls just as soon as possible.

Here’s what we have for you so far:

Click here – for Thursday’s preview and show set-up

Click here – for Friday’s set-up, show opening and the first Pinball University talks now with audio recordings

Click here – for Saturday with the swap meet, show hall report and video, and more Pinball University talks

Click here – for Sunday’s final talks, prize raffles and show closure

We’ll be adding the remaining audio recordings over the next few days and will be adding our closing thoughts to Sunday’s report.

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3 Comments

  1. Ben Logan

    May 21, 2018 at 4:46 am

    Thanks for covering the show! It was great to see and meet you in Lodi. Love your site.

    Reply

  2. Brad

    May 26, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Cannot thank you enough for making the trek all the way to California! And thank you for all your help at Pinball University seminars and workshops!

    Reply

  3. Spencer clingan

    May 26, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Best show ever. The best thing about the golden state pinball festival is it’s not in some stuffy hotel.
    It’s at a fair grounds and has a very down home,hanging out with friends and family vibe.
    It’s very family and kid friendly and it’s a very well organized show. Don’t you dare miss an opportunity to attend. You will be glad you did.

    Reply

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