The Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show is known for bringing in fantastic speakers and special guests from the arcade and pinball industry. 2016's speaker line-up will be no exception! We are currently still lining up this year's speakers, here is 2015's speaker schedule to give you an idea of what it will be like:

Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show 2015 Seminar Schedule!


2:00pm-2:30pm: Dave Okert / David Shoemaker, Building a Multicade Video Game
2:30pm-3:00pm: Dave Okert / David Shoemaker, Feature Lamps vs General Illumination
3:30pm-4:00pm: Dave Okert / David Shoemaker, Understanding the Lamp Matrix
4:00pm-4:30pm: Dave Okert / David Shoemaker, Understanding the Switch Matrix
5:00pm-6:00pm: Aaron Davis / David Beecher / Gabe Knuth, FAST Pinball & Mission Pinball: Bring your pinball games to life with new hardware and software
8:00pm-8:30pm: Dave Okert / David Shoemaker, Understanding Flash Lamps and Solenoids
8:30pm-9:00pm: Dave Okert / Bill Witzel, Williams System 11 Reset Mod and Battery Eliminator Mod


12:30pm-1:30pm: Dennis Nordman / Greg Freres, A History of Creating Great Pinball Together
2:00pm-3:00pm: James Loflin, Completing Python Anghelo's vision of "The Pinball Circus"
3:30pm-4:30pm: Paul Faris, The Art of Pinball
5:00pm-6:00pm: Dennis Nordman / Greg Freres, The Making of "Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons"
8:00pm-9:30pm: Jersey Jack / Butch Peel / David Thiel, The Making of "The Hobbit Pinball"


11:00am-12:00pm: Jim Schelberg, Pinball in the Media
1:00pm-2:00pm: Closing Ceremony (takes place in lobby area outside main hall)

Greg Freres

Greg is a pinball artist and graphic designer with over 30 years of experience in the industry. His work can be found on games like Medieval Madness, Elvira, Mustang, Wizard of Oz, Dr. Dude, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Revenge from Mars, Scared Stiff and the arcade games Smash TV and Arch Rivals. Greg is currently a full time artist at Stern Pinball.

Dennis Nordman

Dennis is a pinball designer with 20 years of experience in the field. His design work can be found on games like Pirates of the Caribbean, Wheel of Fortune, White Water, Elvira and the Party Monsters, Dr. Dude, Scared Stiff and Demolition Man. His current work includes Lexy Lightspeed for Multimorphic . At the 2009 Seattle show Nordman and Freres came up with the idea for the Whoa Nellie! pinball machine, which they later produced in a limited run through their own company WhizBang Pinball. Stern recently announced they will do a full run of Whoa Nellie! Nordman and Freres will talk about the project and bring one to the show for you to play.

Paul Faris

Paul designed this year’s show poster! Faris is an illustrator and art director with 20 years of experience working on arcade and pinball games. Faris’s work can be found on Evel Knievel, Xenon, Centaur, Back to the Future, Hook, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Checkpoint, Lost World, Eight Ball, Paragon, Andromeda, Space Invaders, Phantom of the Opera and Frankenstein--a few of which are featured on the poster.

James Loflin

James was founder of Pinball Inc. and is currently working on manufacturing Python Anghelo’s Pinball Circus game. He will be joining the seminar lineup for the 2015 Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show to talk about his friendship with Python and his commitment to finishing Python’s original vision of this very unique machine!

The Making of The Hobbit Pinball

This seminar will feature Jersey Jack, sound designer David Thiel and technical expert Butch Peel discussing the design process and refinements made to the final production model of this epic new pinball adventure based on The Hobbit movies and book.