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SWEET HOME CHICAGO

By Joe Skibbie | August 30, 2021

For over 70 years Chicago, Illinois was the pinball capital of the world. But over 20 years ago the city lost its last manufacturer of the silverball. But instead of it being ‘game over’, new entries into the marketplace opened their doors. The result is that the majority of machines built today come from factories…

MILESTONE MOMENTS

By Joe Skibbie | August 18, 2021

This year marks the 45th Anniversary of both Chicago and New York City overturning decade’s old bans on the operation of pinball machines. The doors were finally opened allowing so many to enjoy the wonders of the silverball. But another anniversary deserves even more reason to celebrate. It was 150 years ago, on May 30th,…

Pinball Expo Hall of Fame

By admin | September 23, 2019

October 26th, 1991 Back on October 26, 1991, Pinball Expo enshrined the first four legends of pinball into the Pinball Hall of Fame. The four were David Gottlieb, Harry Williams, Ray Moloney and Sam Stern. On October 21, 2000, I was honored to share the stage with Pat Lawlor as both of us were inducted…

Fun, Games, And So Much More

By admin | September 23, 2019

PInball Expo 35 Promices To Be An Event To Remember Pinball Expo Celebrates 35th Anniversarywith Largest Schedule of Events and Activities in History CHICAGO, IL – The 35th Annual Pinball Expo will feature an unprecedented number of events, expanded exhibit space, and enhanced lecture schedule. According to organizers of the world’s longest running and largest…

The First Pinball Expo

By admin | September 13, 2019

November 22nd, 1985 It all began with the first Pinball Expo being staged at the old Holiday Inn near O’Hare Airport. I honestly don’t even know if the hotel is still standing since there has been so much development in what is now called ‘Rosemont’ but I do remember walking from the front lobby past…

Sights and Sounds to Behold

By admin | September 9, 2019

Pinball Expo Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Largest Schedule of Events and Activities in History CHICAGO, IL – The 35th Annual Pinball Expo will feature an unprecedented number of events, expanded exhibit space, and enhanced lecture schedule. According to organizers of the world’s longest running and largest pinball exposition, this year’s gathering will offer attendees the…

Pinball Expo Exclusive Club

By admin | August 26, 2019

Don’t bother to rub your eyes! It’s an Expo Twins sighting CHICAGO, IL – When Rob approached me to share my memories, he did surprise me with one specific fact. I am just one of the remaining eight who have been to every Pinball Expo. I guess that means the club is getting more and…

Silverball Celebration 2019

By admin | August 11, 2019

Pinball Expo Flips the Switch for 35th Anniversary CHICAGO, IL – For more than three decades, the annual staging of Pinball Expo has reflected and celebrated the legacy of the silver ball. Organizers of this year’s event are expecting another record-breaking turn-out for the 35th anniversary of the longest running pinball-centric exposition in the world.…

Are You Game?

By admin | September 5, 2018

PINBALL EXPO 2018 DELIVERS A WEALTH OF TOURNAMENTS Whether you are a casual player or a proficient gamer, Pinball Expo 2018 is featuring the most competitions ever to test your skills. With over $25,000 in cash and prizes to be won, this year’s event is a cornucopia of 10 different tournaments. It is the most…

THE SILVERBALL CELEBRATION

By admin | August 21, 2018

PINBALL EXPO 2018 REMAINS THE WORLD’S PINULTIMATE PINBALL EVENT It was back in 1985 during the weekend of November 22nd – 24th at a Holiday Inn just outside Chicago near O’Hare Airport that history was made. For the first time, there was an exposition dedicated to celebrating individuals, many who were around when pinball was…