Press Media Kit

Pinball Expo welcomes any and all press and media professionals to cover our event. We will provide a complimentary press pass once your application is submitted and approved.

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Our 37th annual event begins on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 and runs through Saturday October 30, 2021 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL. We hope you can make it and share your experience with others!

What People Are Saying About #PinballExpo

"If you're only going to attend one pinball show, Pinball Expo is the one to go to!"
- Joe Kaminkow

 

"The Pinball Expo is a great hub for the entire pinball community to come together. Rob and his crew do such a great job to make you feel like family."
- Chris Royalty

 

"It's the quintessential experience and the whole enchilada. Why go anywhere else?"
- Charlie Martin, Seattle Pinball Museum Co-Owner

 

"It's one of the best experiences in pinball that I've ever had. P.S. Chicago is also a great place to shop! "
- Cindy Martin, Seattle Pinball Museum Co-Owner

 

"There are so many things I can say - it's like a family reunion returning to see all of my friends there! The show has always brought great joy and tremendous support for our charity."
- Dan Spolar, Project Pinball

 

"A must event for all pin-heads! If you consider yourself a serious pin-head then you need to be at this event."
- Dino Gaspari, Pinball Depot CEO

For Our Friends in the Media

This page is meant to provide you with anything you might need to help spread the word about Pinball Expo. This includes our press release, photos, and general information. If you need more information or content, email Rob Berk at info@pinballexpo.com.

Want to attend our event in person? We’re happy to provide you with press passes to the event. Simply fill out the application below. A valid photo ID must be presented when picking up your approved media pass.

Media Pass Application

Note: Please send us the link(s) to anything you publish about our event so we can give you credit in our Pinball Expo News!

THANK YOU – from the very bottom of our arcade-loving hearts.

General Information about Pinball Expo

Photos of Past Events

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Dates & Times

Wednesday 

  • Bumper Blast 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm for registered attendees only

Thursday

  • Vendor Booths 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Free Play Area 6:00 pm - 2:00 am (Friday)

Friday

  • Vendor Booths 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Free Play Area Noon - 2:00 am (Saturday)

Saturday

  • Vendor Booths 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Free Play Area 10:00 am - 2:00 am (Sunday)

Where

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Description

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.

Tickets

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Parking

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Contact Info

ROBERT "ROB" BERK
FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN

1085 Eagle Trace Street, Warren, Ohio, 44484
Telephone: +1 330 716 3139
E-Mail: info@pinballexpo.com

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