THE 35th ANNUAL PINBALL EXPO
This year's show, chaired by ROB BERK, will be BIGGER and BETTER than ever! Please explore our BRAND NEW website! Book YOUR Pinball Expo Experience NOW!
Pinball Expo attendees will be given a special privilege to tour Stern Pinball. You will witness the production of the latest Stern Pinball Game from beginning to end.VISIT STERN'S WEBSITE
Our family friendly show will feature pinball machines and coin-operated arcade games both old and new. Whether you are a novice, collector, skilled player, or enthusiast, there will be fun for everyone!BRING YOUR GAME!
We offer hours of learning opportunities from our seminar speakers and industry personnel. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!SCHEDULE OF EVENTS PDF
This year's Pinball Expo will feature an IFPA sponsored pinball tournament plus additional tournaments! Stay tuned for more details!TOURNAMENT PAGE
This year we have an all-time high in interest and commitment in the number of new and old vendors returning to Pinball Expo.VENDOR HALL FLOOR MAP
WIN A PINBALL MACHINE
With the purchase of every advanced and post registration package you will receive one raffle ticket which will qualifiy you to win a Stern Pinball Machine. Additional raffle tickets are also available to purchase.CLICK TO LEARN MORE
PINBALL EXPO HOT NEWS
VENDOR HALL FLOOR LAYOUT
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October 16th, 2018VENDOR HALL MAP PDF
ARE YOU GAME?
PINBALL EXPO 2018 DELIVERS A WEALTH OF TOURNAMENTS
September 5th, 2018CLICK HERE TO READ PRESS RELEASE
THE WIZARD OF aahs
PULLING BACK THE CURTAIN
TO REVEAL THE MASTER BEHIND PINBALL EXPO
July 29th 2018CLICK HERE TO READ PRESS RELEASE
ABOUT PINBALL EXPO
Pinball Expo is the brain child of Rob Berk who grew up playing pinball. His dream was to recognize his heroes – the pinball designers and artists that created the games he loved. With the help of Bill Kurtz and Mike Pacak, Pinball Expo became a reality taking place in Chicago, the home of pinball. Founded in 1985, Pinball Expo is the longest-running event dedicated to pinball.
GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS
PINBALL EXPO, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
The longest-running pinball event is the Pinball Expo (USA) which has run 32 consecutive years as of its 33rd annual event held in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 11-15 October 2017.
As long as we have fingers that we can press a button, pinball will be fun.
As one of the most prestigious pinball events in the world, the Pinball Expo has been chosen by many pinball manufacturers as the site for official "world premieres" of new pinball titles.
In 1984 Rob Berk put together a questionnaire than ran in Steve Young’s publication called Silverball Quarterly. The questionnaire basically said, ‘We are considering doing a national pinball convention, are you interested, would you come? The resounding answer was yes; it would be a good idea. It has always been in the Chicagoland area or Chicago suburb.
PINBALL EXPO VENDORS AND SUPPORT
THANK YOU TO ALL THE VENDORS THAT ATTENDED AND PROVIDED SUPPORT
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