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Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby MadTitan » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:46 pm

Hey everyone

Not wanting to step on Pincon's toes I decided to wait to post anything opgs related till the smoke cleared a bit. Hopefully nobody is too pooped out to donate some time and energy (and games of course) to the Ottawa Show.

Dates are as Follows:

Friday Sept. 21st: 7am -11pm official load in and set up
Last year went really well with some of the more hardcore pinheads already there when I got there! I don't want anybody burning out so what I would like to do is assign team captains from the OG volunteer crew to take shifts directing the newer guys. TinyRodent last year was a perfect example of this right at 6am last year. Anyone whos been around the show set up from 2011 or 2012 is welcome to wear the pirate hat. pm me if you have a certain time that weekend where you can hold the fort. Geoff and I will host a volunteer meeting/BBQ sometime later this summer to go over the schedule and enjoy some beverages etc.

Saturday Sept. 22nd: 6am - 10am the dreaded last minute arrivals
Saturday morning is when most of the people from out of town bring games in as well as the vendors bringing all their stuff to set up. I would like to have some people ready to greet them and help move everything into the designated areas (vending, free play, flea market etc.) If I can have 2 team captains and as many early risers as possible for the 6-10 shift it would be a huge, huge help!
Doors for the VIPs open at 9am. General Admission is 11am Sharp!
I will be greating the VIPs at the door personally to hand out the passes and swag bags so I'm really really hoping to have some team leads available to direct the carnage. once the doors open at 11, Veronique (official OPGS Box Office Manager/tremendously patient wife) will take over for me and I can run around and put out fires. Once the show is open I believe the volunteer requirements go to the tournament, which Monty and co. will likely have another whip cracking thread up shortly.

Sunday Sept. 23rd: 7am - repairs & VIP - 9am-6pm General Addmission - 6pm-12am all hands on deck teardown
volunteers can show up right at 7 to fix their machines or play machines etc. most of the duties go to the tournament again until the end of the show. Then as many of you who can stick around and help tear down would be much appreciated!

Thats the plan for now. I will update with news and such as it comes in.

Other important stuff:

VIP for people who are bringing games: If you want to support the show and get the limited shirt, raffle tix etc you can get the VIP pass 50% off at http://www.ottawapinball.com/contributor
the page is locked to the public but can be accessed with the password: maacavip

This is still up in the air, but if you have any Stern Metallica or Aerosmith parts that you might want an artist signature on, it might be a good idea to bring them...
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Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby Murphelman » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:28 pm

Tickets purchased!

Will be contributing a game or two as well!

Looking forward to it!
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Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby Chris Silver » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:20 pm

All I know right now is I will be there and bringing a game. :)
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Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby Sparky » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:21 pm

- I will be there

- I will bring games

- I just bought 2 VIP passes.

- Fucking A

- I like pizza
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Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby pinhead » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:59 pm

Last year we brought 37 of our own machines, I am going to try and get that number up higher.

I could use some help shopping the games I get working. Any help is not going without reward. PM me if you are interested. Thanks!
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Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby Splitskull » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:15 pm

Gonna haul my Stern Playboy again... maybe some playmates show up!

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Postby Honey Badger » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:34 pm

I’ll be there and will bring a few games.
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Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby WARLOCK » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:01 pm

I will be there with games.

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Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby cait001 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:08 pm

love and appreciate the tightly outlined schedule!

(We might do another history booth...)
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Postby MadTitan » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:39 am

cait001 wrote:love and appreciate the tightly outlined schedule!

(We might do another history booth...)


haha Pinball Boot Camp!

Yes, I need to have a meeting with R.A.B., JF, and yourself to organize that.

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Postby R.A.B. » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:50 am

MadTitan wrote:
cait001 wrote:love and appreciate the tightly outlined schedule!

(We might do another history booth...)


haha Pinball Boot Camp!

Yes, I need to have a meeting with R.A.B., JF, and yourself to organize that.


I sincerely think we have to do this type of display at every show and mix it up ofcourse. There is definitely enough pieces between the gang of us history buffs to have a variety for decades to come.

The history of the game is so important to know and can provide to new collectors a deeper sense of what they are working on.

And besides that, history is so hard to really know and comprehend now that the context is gone, (at least we still have the machines that can provide insight through interpretation) we should at least try to understand how things were to enrich our present experiences.
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Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby MadTitan » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:53 am

Just want to say a HUGE Thank You to everyone who continues to attend, volunteer, and furnish the show with games. Thanks so much for buying passes as well you guy, you have no idea how much that helps!

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Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby Guard » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:38 am

On my phone right now but I'll get a VIP pass as soon as I get on my computer.

And I'll be there for anything you need as I'll be coming up Thursday as it's also Army Run weekend, so I'm hoping to do some meet ups with old buddies.
I'll do a shout out on a pinball thread I have on army.ca to try and grab some walk-ins.


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Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby Fifty » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:03 pm

Josh, is there a VIP pass for kids? I'll most likely drag my kids with me again. Age 7 and 9 by the time of the show.

Ha! Check this out! VIP pass #50 for Fifty. :D

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I'll be returning from Amsterdam on Sept 21st after being there for 2 weeks. Hopefully I won't be too burnt out after the tradeshow to drag my ass to OPGS.

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Postby MCS » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:34 pm

@MadTitan, is there a size chart for the VIP shirts? Or if you let me know the make and style, I can find one. :)

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Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby Sparky » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:17 pm

Should we create an Ottawa holy list of pins? Lol.

I am thinking of Sorcerer (got lots of comments on it) and Totem, which people in the tournament seemed to really appreciate.
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Postby pharoah007 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:55 pm

pinhead wrote:Last year we brought 37 of our own machines, I am going to try and get that number up higher.

I could use some help shopping the games I get working. Any help is not going without reward. PM me if you are interested. Thanks!


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Postby shane » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:19 pm

#51 :D
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Postby Tansit » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:40 pm

I got my pass, looking forward to the show this year. I’m happy to help wherever I can be useful as well, I’m no guru but I’m sure I can help lighten the load a bit.

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Postby MadTitan » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:29 am

BUMP!

2 Weeks away!

If anybody coming to help with setup Friday can bring powerbars, extension chords and impact gun/socket sets that would help out big-time!
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Postby Guard » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:00 am

I'll be there first thing Friday for setup.

Edit....probably getting into Ottawa Thursday around noonish if you need something that day.
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Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby cait001 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:00 pm

MadTitan wrote:Friday Sept. 21st: 7am -11pm official load in and set up
Last year went really well with some of the more hardcore pinheads already there when I got there! I don't want anybody burning out so what I would like to do is assign team captains from the OG volunteer crew to take shifts directing the newer guys. TinyRodent last year was a perfect example of this right at 6am last year. Anyone whos been around the show set up from 2011 or 2012 is welcome to wear the pirate hat. pm me if you have a certain time that weekend where you can hold the fort. Geoff and I will host a volunteer meeting/BBQ sometime later this summer to go over the schedule and enjoy some beverages etc.

Saturday Sept. 22nd: 6am - 10am the dreaded last minute arrivals



Bumping this part of the schedule... I'm taking Friday off, hope to get my machines in there early so I can troubleshoot, assist, and maybe relax a bit.
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Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby MCS » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:08 pm

Does anyone have a TV and laptop I could borrow for the tournament to display the standings and queues? Please send me a PM, if so. Thanks!

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Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby games_r_fun » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:57 pm

I am not bring games (unfortunately) but I am driving up Friday afternoon from North Bay. Being a pinhead and electrician I think I can help out running cables ect or whatever is needed. Let me know whats needed... Mike

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Re: Ottawa Pinball Show Thread

Postby TheChurchofTheSilverBall » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:18 pm

The Church of the Silver Ball will be there again. We ve got lots of parts and odd ball bits to bring, including:
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