Pinball Donut Girl Screening in Wisconsin

photo by Mark Czarnowski

photo by Mark Czarnowski

PInball Donut Girl will be screening back to back with Wade Krause: Pinball Artist at the Midwest Gaming Classic on Sunday, March 24 near Milwaukee.

Mark Czarnowski of Illini Pinball Association will be hosting (thanks, Mark!)

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Pinball Invades Cinequest Film Festival!

Helping people see the beauty of pinball more clearly than ever, one of the Visible Pinball games from the Pacific Pinball Museum and six other vintage games were featured at the Cinequest Film Festival Opening Night Gala.

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photo by Paul Breski

The real Captain Fantastic, Chris Kuntz of Pinball Pirate brought the games to San Jose.

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chris-capt-fantasticAbly assisted by Mike Harris…

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…who really gets into his work.

mike-cinequestChris and Mike tuned the games to perfection…

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…and they were beta tested by the highly qualified Chris Garcia, festival programmer and curator from the Computer History Museum.

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The doors opened, and the party was on!

photo by Cynthia Pyun

Don’t forget you can come out and have more pinball at Cinequest by coming to the Friday 3/8 6:45 PM screening of Wade Krause: Pinball Artist at Camera 12 in San Jose, or the Saturday 1:45 screening. See you at the movies!

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PBDG visits the Ed Beeler Collection

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.

row of pinball games

gator pinball machine

eds wedgehead rowIn addition to pinball machines, Ed also collects arcade games.

wade and ed  in an arcade rowI loved the older shooting games.

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rifles along the shooting game rowWade went for the more recent.

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I had a great time looking at all the artwork.

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arcade art -- what game is this?

more playfield art

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invaders from outer space detailmore invaders from outer spacearcade art detail -- what game is this?

I made some new friends…

kozmik kroozer joystickand visited some old…

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Thank you so much for sharing your collection, Ed!

ed beeler with pinball game