The 2016 Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show takes place June 3rd-5th at the Tacoma Convention Center in Washington State! The show features over 400 pinball and arcade machines from the 1950s to today, tournaments, world record high score attempts, vendors, seminars, guest speakers, raffles and prizes. This convention draws over 4,000 collectors, players and fans of classic coin-op games.
- Friday, June 3rd, 12pm-11:30pm
- Saturday, June 4th, 10am-11:30pm
- Sunday, June 5th, 9am-3pm
2016's NW Pinball & Arcade Show will include:
- Over 400 pinball and arcade games on free play, with many rare and unique games!
- Main tournament for IFPA World Pinball Player Ranking points with large cash prizes sponsored by Shorty's!
- Rookie, women's, kid's and classic's pinball tournaments!
- Guest speaker: Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's!
- Guest speaker: David Thiel, sound designer and engineer for dozens of pinball games, including the new Aliens and Hobbit!
- Tech seminars! Learn about the inner workings of pinball and arcade games and how to repair them!
- Kid's Zone! A large area of family friendly and kid-oriented games that will provide fun, history, teaching opportunities and kid's tournaments.
- Awards ceremony! The NW Pinball and Arcade Show is a non-profit event, part of the money raised from ticket sales goes to college scholarships for students planning on majoring in fields related to game design. The final day of the show we have a ceremony to award the scholarship, as well as trophies to tournament winners and things like best restoration and best in show for the games people volunteered.
- World Record High Score Attempts from top arcade and pinball players from around the United States!
- Vendors, designers, artists and lots of cool merchandise!
- Raffles and prizes, including at least one full-sized pinball or arcade game awarded to one randomly drawn attendee every day of the show!
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