Meet Brian and Chris. Long time supporter of the Pacific Pinball Museum, Brian brings his son Chris on regular visits.
Nine year old Chris is an excellent docent and pinball ambassador. Cinematographer Charlie Kuttner and I were at the PPM to film some more clear game footage, and Chris introduced us to Adventures in the Development of Pinball, the new exhibit. The show includes one of the Bally Freedom clear games built with Wade Krause.
Chris is pretty good at the clear game — he had moves!
On display are a set of images and interactive exhibits that explain the development and workings of pinball machines. Chris walked me through several of them with great expertise.
Be sure to stop by the PPM when you are in the Bay Area to visit the exhibit, check out and play the new visible pin, and of course play the other hundred plus games at the museum. Michael Schiess and his crew have everything set it up to be very hands on, and as you can see, kids will definitely enjoy it.
Come inside Ed’s 8,000 square foot custom building with me and check out some of the pinball and arcade games he has collected. Wade Krause and I were thrilled to take the tour when we visited Pittsburgh.
In addition to pinball machines, Ed also collects arcade games.
I loved the older shooting games.
Wade went for the more recent.
I had a great time looking at all the artwork.
I made some new friends…
and visited some old…
Thank you so much for sharing your collection, Ed!
It was great to see PAPA world headquarters and meet everyone in person. Special congratulations to the PBDG supporters who made it to final rounds of the tournament (did I miss anyone?): Julie Gray and Mark Czarnowski (C division) and Erik Holverson (B division).