Wade Krause film opens Pacific Pinball Expo

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.

dirty donny and beatniks

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.

Date: Sept. 21, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM
Where: Sausalito Room, Pacific Pinball Expo, San Rafael, CA
Directions: http://www.marincounty.org/Depts/CU/Directions

Hope to see you there.

PS: Stay for the whole weekend so you don’t miss seeing Pinball Donut Girl on Saturday.

PBDG visits Pin-a-Go-Go

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 Pinball

Lily plays Bowling Queen in the back room.

bowling queen backglass

Bowling Queen backglass detail.

I was totally taken with Star-Jet’s art. 

Star Jet playfield

Star-Jet playfield detail.

Flying Saucer Backglass Star Jet

Star-Jet backglass detail.

Star Jet playfield

More Star-Jet playfield.

I also got to see a Palooka Dan Kramer had restored.  Very cool.

Palooka backglass

Palooka backglass.

Palooka playfield

Palooka playfield detail.

Palooka playfield

I love the speed bag with a face!

Pin-a-Go-G0 EM pinballs

The turnout was strong with people enjoying both EM and SS games.eight ball deluxe backglass

Lily and Eight Ball Deluxe.

bounty hunter backglass

Bounty Hunter backglass art.

girl plays pinball

This young lady was part of the fun tournament.

girl plays pinball

And this little guy was making the rounds with his dad and a step stool.

boy plays pinball

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.

Dirty Donny and Wade Krause at Pin-a-Go-Go 2012

Wade and Donny at Pin-a-Go-Go 2012.

pinagogo planetary pinball

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

Foto Finish playfield detail.

star pool pinball backglass

Star Pool backglass detail.

star pool backglass detail

Star Pool backglass — seems like this should be a poster!


Hellacopters (and Donuts!)

jeri ellsworth pinball donut girl anna newman

photo by Jeff Bradley, CC

More new photos of Wade Krause’s custom pin Hellacopters with art by Dirty Donny in the GALLERY tab on indigogo.

Hellacopters pinball dirty donny wade krause pinball

Photo by Jeff Bradley, CC

Huge thanks to all our new sponsors: Ethan Karson, Zainab Khan, Leigh Klotz Jr., Joe Locurcio, Martin Mathis, Jeff Rivera, Eric Rucker, Beth Scott, Don Walton Jr., and John Wasser.

Pinball Donut Girl is featured on the front page of indigogo.com today and making good progress towards our fundraising goal.  Tell your friends!

wade krause pinball hellacopters circus punks

photo by Jeff Bradley, CC