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New Logo… New Merchandise! So Come and Flip It!

We have a sweet new logo… designed by a NASA employee. True story! We know it’s been a long time coming, but when you want it done right, you wait until it’s right. We love this logo and we promise … Continue reading

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At TPF… No One Can Hear You Scream!

We are excited to announce that Andrew Heighway of Heighway Pinball is returning to the Texas Pinball Festival and “Alien Pinball” is coming with him! Andrew will be visiting with guests and hosting a Heighway Pinball update on Saturday, March … Continue reading

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PinGame Journal’s Jim Schelberg: Politically Provocative Pinball!

Pinball is EVERYWHERE and Jim has been sharing it with us in the PinGame Journal for over 25 years! Join him on Saturday, March 25th at 11am for “Politically Provocative Pinball.” Pinball can be described in many ways. While this … Continue reading

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Own a Piece of Pinball History and Support the IFPA!

The first recorded tournament in the International Flipper Pinball Association database is the 1980 “US Open National Pinball Championships” held at an event called “Games Unlimited” in Hartford, Connecticut. This is documented on the IFPA website and was written about in … Continue reading

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Dutch Pinball Really Ties the Room Together

Jaap Nauta, Project Manager for Dutch Pinball, is returning the 2017 Texas Pinball Festival. He will host a Dutch Pinball update on Saturday in the seminar room (time TBD). White Russians not included, but encouraged. Look for Jaap hanging out … Continue reading

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So You Think You Know Pinball?

We are happy to announce that fellow pinball aficionados and friends Jonathan Joosten of Pinball Magazine and Martin Ayub of Pinball News will return to TPF2017 for another round of their fun game show: “So You Think You Know Pinball?” … Continue reading

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Meet Christopher Franchi!

Christopher Franchi has created some of the most memorable designs in pop culture over the past 2 decades. Most recently, he’s responsible for the dynamic, colorful artwork for Stern’s Batman ’66 pinball machines and the key art for Warner Brothers … Continue reading

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Official World Premier!

The 2017 Texas Pinball Festival is proud to present the official world premiere of: “Things That Go Bump In the Night: The Spooky Pinball Story.” A devoted family man in rural Wisconsin gives up the security of a successful 20-year … Continue reading

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TPF2017 Commemorative Coins Revealed!

Aren’t they beautiful?! If you’ve seen coins from previous years, you know just how awesome these will be when you get them in your hands. We’ve got three versions of the coin available this year. The purple enameled coin is … Continue reading

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Steve Ritchie! ‘Nuff said.

Pinball Czar! His Majesty! His Grace! Supreme Ruler! The KING of Pinball! A Texas Pinball Festival staple! Famed pinball designer Steve Ritchie will return to TPF2017 to hold court and visit with fans and loyal subjects! Steve will join his … Continue reading

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Texas gets Dialed In!

Jersey Jack Pinball founder and CEO Jack Guarnieri is coming to TPF 2017! Jersey Jack Pinball will be showcasing their most recently released pinball machines: The Hobbit and Dialed In! JJP Engineer Butch Peel will be joining Jack on his … Continue reading

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Exhibitors Assemble!

Best CustomJason DurhamSpinal Tap We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. And again… and again… and again. A pinball show is only as good as the pinball community that supports it. And we are lucky to be able … Continue reading

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Come Meet Flash Gordon actor Sam J. Jones at TPF2017!

Sam J. Jones is best known throughout the world as Flash Gordon, The Highwayman, The Spirit and as Aris Boch, in Stargate’s SG-1. And Sam J. Jones will be at the 2017 Texas Pinball Festival visiting with fans! He has … Continue reading

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Go Joe!

Accomplished pinball designer and new Director of Operations at American Pinball, Joe Balcer is coming to TPF2017! Known for popular titles including The Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit, The Simpson’s Pinball Party, Apollo 13, South Park, Star Wars Trilogy, Starship … Continue reading

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A New Game from Spooky Pinball!

That’s right! Spooky Pinball will be at TPF2017. Charlie, Kayte and the gang are coming all the way down from Benton, Wisconsin to show off their Domino’s Pizza Pinball. And they’re bringing something extra… the first public showing of a … Continue reading

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Cassandra Peterson Details Announced

If you missed the original announcement, Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is coming to TPF2017! Here are the details we promised regarding her appearance. Admission to TPF2017 is required. Cassandra Peterson will be appearing as herself, not … Continue reading

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Win a VP Cabs Classic Pinball in the American Heroes Raffle!

Every year, the Texas Pinball Festival, with the help of its generous patrons, donates thousands of dollars to charity. This year is no exception. In partnership with Platinum Sponsor VPCabs, one lucky winner will take home a brand new VPCabs … Continue reading

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Multimorphic… Welcome to the Present!

Gerry Stellenberg and Multimorphic will be back again to show off the latest developments on the P3 Pinball Platform.  Last year they announced 4 new games for the platform, and this year they’re promising even bigger announcements and demonstrations. With … Continue reading

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Pinball for Christmas!

Only 13 days until Christmas! And what better gift for your pinball lover than TPF swag? T-shirts, hoodies, hats, mugs, pint glasses and challenge coins… you will find that perfect gift(s) in our store. There are even a few items available from … Continue reading

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Who You Gonna Call? John Trudeau!

Popular pinball designer, and personal friend of Slimer, John Trudeau is joining us again at the 2017 Texas Pinball Festival! Some of John’s great titles include Creature from the Black Lagoon, Black Rose, Judge Dredd, The Machine: Bride of Pin*Bot,  Mustang, WWE … Continue reading

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Holy Pinball Batman… It’s George Gomez!

We’re excited to announce that famed pinball designer and Product Development Chief at Stern Pinball Inc., George Gomez returns to the Texas Pinball Festival in 2017. George will be showing off his latest masterpiece Batman ’66 celebrating Stern’s 30th year in business. A … Continue reading

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Unpleasant Dreams!

When you hear the name Elvira only one person comes to mind… Horror icon and quintessential symbol of all things spooky, the one and only Mistress of the Dark. Played by actress/writer Cassandra Peterson, Elvira has carved out a niche in popular … Continue reading

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Greg Freres at TPF2017!

Famed pinball artist Greg Freres is coming to the 2017 Texas Pinball Festival! Current Art Director at Stern Pinball and co-founder of Whizbang Pinball, Greg is one of the most popular artists in the business. He’s known for his amazing … Continue reading

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Meet Mark Ritchie!

Mark Ritchie, featured on the cover of the upcoming Pinball Magazine #4, is returning to TPF2017. Mark designed popular games such as Diner, Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure, Fish Tales, Taxi, Sorcerer (this year’s TPF theme), and so many others. He will … Continue reading

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The Great Dennis Nordman

Legendary pinball designer Dennis Nordman is coming back to Texas and we’re excited to announce that he is our first special guest of TPF2017. Dennis is known for incredible designs such as Elvira and the Party Monsters, Scared Stiff, Dr. … Continue reading

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Pre-Registration for TPF2017 is Open!

Pre-registration for the 2017 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 … Continue reading

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Special TPF Rates Available at Neighboring Hotels.

We have a large block of rooms for our guests to take advantage of, but they sell out fast. In fact, this year, most of them have been claimed already… even before pre-registration is open! That’s a record for us… … Continue reading

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Make Your TPF2017 Hotel Reservations Now!

Embassy Suites Frisco is ready to take your reservations! We expect our block to sell out faster than last year, so don’t wait to make your reservation for the 2017 Texas Pinball Festival! Rooms for guests of the 2017 Texas … Continue reading

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TPF2016 Show Wrap Up

  Wow! I think that may have been the shortest longest weekend of our lives! But it was soooo worth it! And now that we’ve slept it off, we wanted to send out one final message for the 2016 Texas … Continue reading

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