Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bumper City: A Pinball Exposition WRAPPED UP

Holy moley! My little pinball show went real well!
Thanks to everyone who attended Bumper City: A Pinball Exposition. I couldn't have made it happen without all of you! I know it's pretty cliche to say that but I don't care, this is my blog and I will say what I want! I will say thank you again to everyone that supported the event.
Photo courtesy of Andrew Williamson - The Black Cat Gallery
Gotta send some big thanks to Dan of The Pinball Sessions and Nathan of The Pinball Club for helping organize this event with me. Big thanks to Andrew of The Black Cat for providing the space! It looked real good with all the pinball machines! For those that weren't able to make it out to the lil expo, let me show you around!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


I know the zombie trend is getting awfully played out... Zombies are everywhere; they're on TV, movies, and video games... but pinball? I can't really think of any zombies-themed tables... Well, Stern just dropped the announcement of their latest table!

The Walking Dead will be Stern's latest table and if the pictures are any indication, it's going to be one helluva table!
I'm getting some serious Metallica vibes from this table and if that's any indication, The Walking Dead is going to be wicked!
You have the usual big targets that Stern likes to use but beyond that, this table looks very shot-oriented. Lots of ramps and loops to the looks of it. I can see about 4 in the above shot alone! DANG!
 Would ya look at that too! Right next to the prison are rollover targets! nice! I haven't seen those in ages! It's nice to see an old design feature making its way back onto modern tables.
Stern has also released a teaser picture of the premium version of Walking Dead and it looks really cool.
It even has a fish tank with illuminated sculpted zombie heads! WHAT?! That sounds awesome.
So far, just a few pictures from Stern have been released but keep tuned into Bright Lights Bumper City and as soon as I play this table, you know that I will have a review about it! I can't wait!

Monday, September 8, 2014


Earlier in the year, I heard some rumblings of a pinball resurgence in Ottawa. I made my first venture up north to our Nation's Great Capital back in September 2013 for the Ottawa Pinball Expo and although I did not see many pinball machines out in the wild while I was in Ottawa, I got to see firsthand the strong following of pinball in the area. Several months later, I started hearing that a bar was opening up in Ottawa that would have not one, not two, not even three pinball machines...
but a whole bunch of pinball machines!! This mecca of pinball was to be named The House of TARG after the classic arcade game, TARG.

The House of TARG has been open for a couple of months now and my buddy Penstone, who lives in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, checked it out back in May. Here is what he had to say "OK... Come to Ottawa is all I have to say... goddamn." So my brother Shane and I planned a trip to Ottawa in July in order to hunt down this amazing bar. Lemme tell you... The House of TARG is amazing. Wall-to-wall lineups of pinball and arcade games, lotsa beer, live music, and perogies! The two main features of The House of TARG are pinball and perogies, with a large variety of pinball, everything from classic Bally/Williams tables...