PBDG cast member Mark Czarnowski is hard at work behind the scenes and it looks like things are really coming together.
photo by Mark Czarnowski
Mark got to play Cactus Canyon Continued — a CC game running with P-ROC, a cool board that lets you mod pinball games via a pc over usb. Mark reports:
“In our repair room, we have a Cactus Canyon, running custom software on a P-ROC controller and a PC. The new custom version, dubbed Cactus Canyon Continued, is programmed and overlaid on top of the original. The pic shows the CCC software creator on the left, and the P-ROC hardware guys, center and right.”
Photo by Mark Czarnowski
“The P-ROC version has many new features, including a mode called Drunk Multiball, best played by crossing your arms, since the flipper buttons are reversed.”
photo by Mark Czarnowski
Don’t forget that Pinball Donut Girl will be screening at the LTG show Friday evening at 10:00 with Mark hosting!
A few photos from the Pacific Pinball Expo, definitely my favorite five days of September!
Charlie Kuttner and I filmed the whole load in, an amazing 2 day transformation of an empty room to a pinball wonderland, and then of course I got to meet and talk to a lot of you, play pinball, see cast and crew members, eat donuts, and screen my films. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the show and to the amazing volunteers of the Pacific Pinball Museum who make the magic happen!
Hope you’re coming on Friday to the Pacific Pinball Expo; the first festival event in the Sausalito room will be Wade Krause: Pinball Artist. Wade himself will be there to talk about his work and help me answer questions about the film.
image from Wade Krause: Pinball Artist, photography courtesy Joe Bansuelo
Get behind the backglass with Wade! You’ll learn about his restoration work and his collaborations with artists like Dirty Donny on the Metallica game, Beatniks, Hellacopters and other cool games.
It’s director Don Starnes’ birthday today, but here at team Pinball Donut Girl, we have a gift for you: a new image by upcoming artist Joy McKemy from the Pinball Donut Girl poster that you can put on your phone or desktop.
Right click and Save Image As to download me!
I hope you are all making plans to come to the Pacific Pinball Expo to see the preview of Pinball Donut Girl on Sept 22. I’ll have copies of the full poster available there, and they will be in the perk package of many of you kind enough to donate to the project.
The Pacific Pinball Museum is looking for a new home, a setting where they can show more than the current fraction of the fantastic collection of games, teach kids about science, and spread pinball joy and luv. Can you help out, even a little?
Newcastle Pinball Association is having their first annual Pinfest September 8-9, and you can bring out your whole family for free game play at one low admission. Jady, one of the organizers, tells me they will have tons of cool games, from the new AC/DC pin to vintage pinball machines.