Date: 16th - 20th October, 2019
Location: Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60090, USA

Welcome to our coverage of this 35th Pinball Expo show.

We are back at the Westin Chicago North Shore hotel in the city of Wheeling, around 15 miles north of Chicago’s main international airport, O’Hare.

The Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling
The Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling

There is a lot taking place over the five days of the show, so we have split our reporting up into five daily updates.

WEDNESDAY – The Bumper Blast welcome banquet and a look inside the various halls.

THURSDAY – The Stern Pinball factory tour, the opening of the vendor hall and the first ten seminars.

FRIDAY – Lots more seminars right from the early morning.

SATURDAY – A later start, with more seminars and some big-name speakers.

SUNDAY – The tournament play-offs and finals.

Our reports on Pinball Expo 2019 are now complete, with more that 250 photographs, separate video and audio recordings of 30 seminars, 4 Tour videos of the show halls and full details of the tournament finals.

We hope you have enjoyed our coverage of this 35th anniversary show. We’ll be back next year with even more Pinball News from the home of pinball.

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4 Comments

  1. Jack Wads

    6th November, 2019 at 1:19am

    One has to ask, is Pinball Expo, or what used to be Mike and Rob’s ‘show’ really relevant at all today? Who hasn’t seen Stern’s microwave oven banks for contract workers, who hasn’t been shown how the ‘four poster press’ works, who hasn’t seen crazy gary’s white hair, who hasn’t seen Mike Pacak run around on his battery powered scooter with little snawsage dogs in tow or in basket, who hasn’t seen Rob not care much about anything and his ‘collection’. Who hasn’t, not many left really that haven’t.

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    • Pinball News

      6th November, 2019 at 2:28pm

      I think your comments are a little behind the times. What constitutes a show has changed, and Expo has changed too.

      Reply

      • M.G. Brown

        18th November, 2019 at 11:12pm

        Yes I would agree with Martin- the new look Pinball Expo in Chicago is certainly one to attend if at all possible. I feel that each year that I have attended it has certainly been worth my time and I feel also that I come away with a great deal of invaluable information and experiences.

        Reply

  2. JH

    10th November, 2019 at 1:41pm

    Been going since the late 90’s (Rosemont). Started going again when it moved to Wheeling. I live within minutes. Have even purchased machines during the show. Parts, etc.

    Have not gone past 2 years. Cost prohibitive.

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