Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show comes to convention center

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The 2018 Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show will take place June 8-10 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Commerce St., Tacoma.The annual event, now in its eleventh year, features: over 400 pinball and arcade games from the 1950s to the present; five pinball tournaments and over a dozen satellite pinball tournaments leading up to the show where you can win prizes, weekend passes, and tournament entries. The Northwest Show draws over 4,000 collectors, players and fans of classic coin-op games. Some of the top national and local vendors and sponsors are connected with the show. Participants have the opportunity to try world record high score attempts. There will be tons of raffle items, prizes and merchandise.  Win a pinball or arcade game each day the show. You will encounter dozens of one-of-a-kind homebrew games, whitewoods, prototypes, rare games and the debut of newest games from pinball and arcade manufacturers.

The Tacoma venue offers a nice modern air conditioned convention center with two hotels within a block of the venue, situated near bars, restaurants and in a town with a dozen microbreweries, many within walking distance.

The Northwest Pinball and Arcade show features one of the best seminar and speaker lineups of any show, run by our topnotch video and audio team.

Friday June 8

  • 2-3 p.m.: Butch Peel and David Thiel on the “Making of Pirates of the Caribbean Pinball.” 
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dave Okert and David Shoemaker “LED vs. Incandescent Bulbs – Learn the difference!” 
  • 5-6 p.m. Rich Lint and Kendra Smith from This Old Game “Reproduction Art – Buyer Beware!” 
  • 7-8 p.m. Clash of Champions: Robert vs. Raymond. Hosted by Chase Nunes of GeekGamer.TV and Ashley Weaver.

Saturday June 9

  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dave Okert, David Shoemaker and Victor Tan dive into “Williams WPC Basics”
  • 2-3 p.m. Dave Okert and David Shoemaker “WPC GI Problems: How to Save That Expensive Board” 
  • 3-4:30 p.m. Pinball artist Greg Freres.
  • 5-6 p.m. Ever want to start collecting pinball and arcade games?
  • 8-9:30 p.m. Dwight Sullivan and Corey Stup invite you to come play “The Feud Without the Family”

Sunday June 10

  • 1-2 p.m. Closing Ceremony for the 2018 Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show. 

Show Hours

  • Friday, June 8: 12-11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 10: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Info: www.nwpinballshow.com

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