Stern brings back in-person tour!
Stern Pinball will once again be conducting an in-person tour this year, barring any resurgence of Covid numbers!
2022 Registration information will be coming soon!
The longest-running pinball event is Pinball Expo which has run 37 consecutive years! Pinball Expo will be holding its 38th annual event held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois on October 19-22, 2022.
Make it a pinball adventure to remember!
Want to attend the 2022 Pinball Expo? Check out our ticket and package options!
We will be working on the 2022 schedule which will be finalized this summer.
Pinball Expo will feature an IFPA sponsored pinball tournament. Additional tournaments will include the Women's, Kids 14 & under, and Classics!
This year we expect a record breaking show. We have an all-time high in interest and commitment in the number of new and old vendors coming to Pinball Expo.
Pinball Expo boasts hundreds of machines made in the USA as well as Italy, Spain, and other parts of the world. Low production and obscure manufacturers will also be on display.
From Pacman and Donkey Kong to slot machines and jukeboxes, this year's Expo will expand to include them all.
Coming to Pinball Expo this year will be video game consoles, seminars, and vendors. From Atari to Xbox, all will be covered!
Come meet, converse, and get an autograph and picture with your favorite pinball designers, artists, and authors.
We offer hours of learning opportunities from our seminar speakers and industry personnel. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!
Buses will transport our attendees to Stern Pinball to witness the production of the latest pinball game from beginning to end.
Praise For Pinball Expo
"You have made my dream come true meeting Steve Ritchie & Larry DeMar. Thank you!"
"Thank you for a very fun first Pinball Expo! We has an amazing time and you certainly put on a great event!"
"Hi Rob! Thank you SO much again for this past weekend, what a fantastic event!"
Enter your machine into the American Dream Challenge!
Do you have the next big idea in pinball? Are you a homebrew builder who wants to see your ideas come to life? American Pinball is introducing a new and exciting competition to bring out the next creative genius in the world of pinball!
Attention Pinball Players from Around the World!
Do you think your team has what it takes to be World Champions? Countries from around the globe are sending their best to decide who’s best in the first ever Pinball Expo World Cup Tournament! Represent your country with pride and take on the top competition in the world!
MAY THE BEST TEAM WIN!
Pinball Expo is strongly committed to the safety and health of our attendees, vendors, speakers, and staff. We will adhere to all CDC recommended guidelines under Governor Pritzker’s orders in the state of Illinois regarding Covid-19, including, but not limited to: Required Face Coverings and Physical Distancing. We will have enhanced health and safety measures – for you, other guests, and Pinball Expo staff. More specific information will be released in the next few months.
The Cook County Department of Public Health has issued an indoor mask mandate as of August 20, 2021. To comply with this, face coverings will be required at all Pinball Expo events. Click here for more information.
Bring your games for a chance to win a pinball machine!
The more games you bring, the better chance you have to win!
TAKE A PICTURE AND GET AN AUTOGRAPH FROM YOUR FAVORITE PINBALL DESIGNERS, ARTISTS, AND AUTHORS AT THE AUTOGRAPH SESSION!
2020 TWIPY Award winner!
Favorite Virtual Pinball Event
WE MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION!
Check out this video to get a sneak peek of our beautiful, new location! We'll see you there for Pinball Expo 2022!
CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS
Join us at the longest running pinball show! If you have any questions, please get in touch with us.
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.