PINBALL NEWS DIARY

Pinball News Diary

Mar
11
Fri
2022
Louisville Arcade Expo @ Triple Crown Pavilion
Mar 11 – Mar 13 all-day
Louisville Arcade Expo @ Triple Crown Pavilion | Jeffersontown | Kentucky | United States

The 11th Annual Louisville Arcade Expo is back in 2022 for 3 days of retro gaming goodness.

Featuring 100s of pinball and arcade games – including favorites such as Pinbot, Addams Family, Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-man, Galaga, Street Fighter II and many more.

New pinball machines on freeplay such as Godzilla and Led Zepplin from Stern Pinball, Guns and Roses from Jersey Jack Pinball, and Hot Wheels from American Pinball!

Celebrate 30 years of retro console rivalries between Nintendo and Sega. Take a stroll down memory lane and enjoy playing classic consoles like Atari 2600, Sega Genesis, Playstation and Nintendo Wii.

Visit our vendor area where you can buy classic systems and games, pixel art, anime toys and rare collectables.

May
13
Fri
2022
Golden State Pinball Festival @ Lodi Grape Festival Grounds
May 13 – May 15 all-day
Golden State Pinball Festival @ Lodi Grape Festival Grounds | Lodi | California | United States

This is the fourth year of the central California show from the Northern California Pinball Association (although only the third show as the 2020 & 2021 shows were cancelled), being held in Lodi near Sacramento.

Along with all the games, the Pinball University (Pin-U) will hold talks designed to improve your pinball skills, from repairing to playing to learning how games are designed and the state of the pinball market today.

There is also a Pin-Golf tournament designed for all skill levels to enjoy.

See our comprehensive report from the 2018 show here.

Jul
15
Fri
2022
Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo @ Renaissance Waverly Hotel and Convention Center
Jul 15 – Jul 17 all-day
Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo @ Renaissance Waverly Hotel and Convention Center | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo (SFGE) is a 3-day fan convention focused exclusively on gaming.

The Expo is held July 15th-17th at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel and Cobb Galleria Convention Center in Atlanta, GA, and boasts over 300 full-sized arcade games, pinball machines and console systems, along with tabletop gaming, vendors, special guest speakers, a film fest, wrestling, tournaments and more!

SFGE is a family-friendly event that will be fun for all ages.

Hotel rooms available through the website. Book early as these usually sell out.

Oct
19
Wed
2022
38th Pinball Expo @ Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
Oct 19 – Oct 22 all-day
38th Pinball Expo @ Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel | Schaumburg | Illinois | United States

For 2022 the longest-running pinball show continues at its new home at the Renaissance Convention Center & Hotel in the city of Schaumburg.

Schaumburg is much nearer Chicago O’Hare airport than the previous location at the Westin in Wheeling, while the main show hall has expanded to 70,000 sq ft, almost three times the size of the main vendor hall at the Westin.  There are also dedicated seminar rooms and multiple meeting spaces in hotel and attached Convention Center.

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