Welcome Back Christopher Franchi!

cfranchi300-1Christopher Franchi has created some of the most memorable designs in pop culture over the past 2 decades.

Stern just announced Guardians of the Galaxy featuring his stellar artwork. He’s also responsible for the dynamic and colorful artwork for Stern’s Batman ’66 pinball machines and the key art for Warner Brothers full length animated feature, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.

His impressive roster of fan favorite art includes bands such as KISS, Alice Cooper, AC/DC, White Stripes, Juliette Lewis, The Beatles, Tim McGraw, Rob Zombie, Warrant and many more.

You can meet Christopher at TPF2018 where he’ll be visiting with guests throughout the weekend. He will also attend the autograph session and have much of his artwork available for purchase.

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The TPF2018 Hulk Off!

Ladies and Gentleman… It’s a HULK OFF! The 2018 Texas Pinball Festival is presenting Mr. Lou Ferrigno with a fully restored 1979 Gottlieb “The Incredible Hulk” pinball machine at the show! We had two Hulk restoration candidates to choose from. It was suggested both be restored in competition and Mr. Ferrigno would choose the winner (and which machine was going home with him).

Meet the restorers:

Kevin Moore is a well known and respected DFW area collector and restorer. In 2015, he won the “Best 80s” award in TPF’s Best In Show competition for a beautiful classic Stern Stargazer. He returned in 2016 to take the “Best 90s” for his amazing restoration of The Addams Family. In 2017, Kevin returned guns a blazing to win it all! He won “Grand Champion” for his stunning Bride of Pin-Bot! Kevin has other restorations under his belt and even built a Medieval Madness from a donor game of another title with new and NOS parts. An amazing accomplishment! Now Kevin thinks he has what it takes to win over the HULK himself!

Edward VanderVeen is one of the organizers for the Texas Pinball Festival and has been part of the DFW pinball community for many years. Ed has completed many beautiful game restorations including home built conversions of Medieval Madness and Cactus Canyon. Ed knows he is the underdog in this competition, but he is resourceful and thinks Mr. Ferrigno will choose his Hulk over Kevin’s.

Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. We’ll post updates of both games as they progress. Then come out to the show to see which one Mr. Ferrigno chooses. 

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Meet The Incredible Lou Ferrigno!

Lou FerrignoThe Texas Pinball Festival is proud to announce famed actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno will be appearing at TPF and visiting with fans and show guests all weekend.

Mr. Ferrigno is best known for his title role in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk and vocally reprising the role in subsequent animated and computer-generated incarnations.

As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, and appeared in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron.
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He has also appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, and as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens and the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man.

The Texas Pinball Festival will present Mr. Ferrigno with a beautifully restored 1979 Gottlieb “The Incredible Hulk” pinball machine (no doubt inspired by the hit TV show) during his visit.

Autograph/Photo-Op pricing TBD.

Notice:
 Celebrity guests may be subject to cancellation or schedule change, due to professional commitments.

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TPF Welcomes Barry Oursler!

Barry OurslerVisiting TPF for the first time, popular pinball designer Barry Oursler will be joining us to visit with friends and fans and talk about his incredible career in pinball!

Some of Barry’s designs include: Doctor Who, Gorgar, PIN-BOT, Bram Stroker’s Dracula, Joust, Hurricane, and Junk Yard just to name a few.

Stay tuned for more information and updates on Barry’s visit and schedule.

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Pre-Registration is Open!!!

tpfneonPre-registration for the 2018 Texas Pinball Festival is officially open!

Why should you pre-register? Because it saves you money over the cost of admission at the door. In fact, the earlier you register, the more you save. What are you waiting for? Click here.

If you are bringing a game (or three) to the show for free play, you’re an Exhibitor. The Texas Pinball Festival relies on Exhibitors to bring their games to show off and share with everyone. They put a lot of work into their machines and we try to reward them for that effort. Exhibitors get a free weekend pass for each game they bring and are eligible to win cash prizes and ribbons for their games. If you’re interested in bringing your own games to show off, you can find out more here.

We haven’t forgotten about tournament tickets… those will go on sale soon. And if you haven’t made your hotel reservations yet, don’t wait any longer! Check out the great rates we’ve negotiated at nearby hotels.

If you are interested in becoming a show Vendor or Sponsor at TPF2018, email info@texaspinball.com.

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