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.
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.