Come hang out with me and Harrison…

Apparently Harrison Ford heard that Wade Krause: Pinball Artist will be playing at Cinequest in San Jose in a couple weeks, and decided to attend.

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Seriously, there are ton of interesting events at Cinequest, including a live talk with Harrison Ford, who is being given an award. Consider coming to more of the festival than just the screenings of Wade Krause: Pinball Artist.

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Screening Times

But if you can only come to one event, please do come out and support Wade and the film. We are screening as part of the Docunation program. Here are the times:

Thursday, Feb. 28 1:45 pm
Friday, March 8 6:45 pm (most cast/crew are coming to this screening)
Saturday, March 9 1:30 pm

I’ll be at all of them.

More news coming later this week about pinball games from PPM at the Cinequest opening night party on 2/26. Mark your calendar now!!

PS: Wade is part of a cool kickstarter campaign to make more art games with Coop, Jeremy Fish, Frank Kozik, Alex Pardee and Sam Flores— you might want to check that out:  Bring Back the Arcade Campaign.

Everyone is on the Nice List at PBDG!

pbdg-posters-xmasHappy Holidays!  If you donated at the $50 or more level, there is an original limited edition Pinball Donut Girl poster making its way toward you.  The first batch went out this weekend, so watch for Santa in the guise of a mailman, delivering at your door.

I’m hoping to start getting letters in my mailbox too, letters from festivals saying we have been accepted.  If any of you have a film festival in your area, especially one that you regularly attend and know people at, mail me and I’ll see if I can submit to them so there is a screening in your area.

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In the meantime, our sound editor Josh Wolfer of Austin is working on the director’s cut so I can wrap up the DVD and get that out to you in early spring as well.

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Here is more Christmas Cheer in the form of drive through donuts, courtesy of Mark Czarnowski. PBDG’s most reliable man in the field, Mark has personally tested and approved the Donuts at this shop in Harvard, IL (home of Jersey Jack’s midwest headquarters!).

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Harvard Donut photos by Mark Czarnowski

PS: if you mailing address has changed since you donated, and I don’t already know you have moved, please send me your new address so your poster arrives correctly.

Visiting the Exploratorium — best Thanksgiving trip

This year I’m thankful for a chance to see the Visible Pinball machine in its new home at the Exploratorium. Visiting his awesome San Francisco science museum was the perfect end to a long Thanksgiving weekend. Kids and adults were playing pinball nonstop, so excited to see the game.  Wade and the Pacific Pinball Museum created a gift to the city and beyond when they made this machine.

surf champ pinball machineExploratorium will be moving to a new home at Pier 15 in San Francisco this spring — I can’t wait to see the magic they make in an expanded space. Based on the huge interest and enjoyment I saw with the exhibit, I hope more museums buy clear pinball machines for their visitors.