34th Annual Pinball Expo Returns to Chicagoland!

A. Bay
Updated 10/10/2018 10:39 AM

Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running pinball exposition in the world, Pinball Expo 2018 continues the tradition of paying homage to the wonders of pinball past, present and a peek into the future. Opening to the public on Wednesday evening, October 17th with a Bumper Blast Welcome Party and continuing through Saturday, October 20th at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, the longest continuously running pinball spectacular is celebrating its 34th anniversary and promises non-stop excitement for the entire family.

Register to tour the world's largest pinball factory on Thursday morning, October 18th (Stern Pinball in Elk Grove Village) and get an up close look at how today's modern marvels are designed and built. Want to be the first to see and play the inaugural machine from Team Pinball? They are coming all the way from their headquarters in Cardiff, South Wales! How about 4 days of 10 different tournaments with a chance to win over $25,000 in cash and prizes?

And this Expo is not just for pinball wizards! There are video game competitions and a host of other amazing events to test your skills. If you want to hear and learn from the industry movers and shakers, more than 30 hours of seminars and presentations fill the calendar. And don't forget about playing dozens of pinball machines, literally around the clock in the 24 hour game hall where folks will enjoy silver ball madness all day long from vintage classics to the latest high tech offerings. Mark your calendars for Pinball Expo 2018 and be a part of pinball history!

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