Associate Producer Lily Achatz and I attended our first Pin-a-Go-Go in Dixon, CA. We got to meet up with lots of Pinball Donut Girl supporters, play great games (there were around 200 pins, I heard), and enjoy some perfect central valley weather. I will definitely go back next year; I had a really good time.
It’s always the first Sunday after Mother’s Day — mark your calendar now
Lily plays Bowling Queen in the back room.
Bowling Queen backglass detail.
I was totally taken with Star-Jet’s art.
Star-Jet playfield detail.
Star-Jet backglass detail.
More Star-Jet playfield.
I also got to see a Palooka Dan Kramer had restored. Very cool.
Palooka playfield detail.
I love the speed bag with a face!
Lily and Eight Ball Deluxe.
Bounty Hunter backglass art.
This young lady was part of the fun tournament.
And this little guy was making the rounds with his dad and a step stool.
I was happy to see Wade Krause and meet Dirty Donny Gillies, the artist behind Hellacopters and other custom art games Wade has worked on. Donny, Wade, and Tanio Klyce were so generous to let us use Hellacopters in the Pinball Donut Girl tournament scene.
Wade and Donny at Pin-a-Go-Go 2012.
Lily and I also got to visit with the folks of Planetary Pinball.
I can’t get enough of taking pinball photos…
Foto Finish playfield detail.
Star Pool backglass detail.
Star Pool backglass — seems like this should be a poster!