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Pacific Pinball Exposition will be held at the Marin County Civic Center Exhibition Hall in San Rafael CA, on OCT. 1-3, 2010


Pinball Expo Photos

  Pictured above courtesy of Pinball Exposition are images of the convention floor (top) and Strike the Band Band-Box from Chicago Coin, plus a close up of a pinball machine.

The Exhibition Hall at the Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, CA. (Directions)
Friday October 1: 10am to 10pm
Saturday October 2: 10am to 12 midnight
Sunday October 3: 10am to 8pm
Cost: Single day admission: $25 for adults, $15 for kids 12 & under.
Weekend admission (every day show is open): $45 for adults, $35 for kids 12 & under.

This annual event features Pacific Pinball Exposition (PPE) which showcases vintage and antique electromechanical and purely mechanical pinball machines and arcade games and devices. There will also be a healthy dose of modern machines to balance it out. It is our goal to bring a broader awareness of the fun and nostalgia, as well as the significance pinball has played in American and world culture through fun, interactive exhibits, clinics and lots of hands on playing of games that defined "Amusement" in the 20th century!

More than 250 vintage and modern games are available for free play as well as many fun and interactive events and activities! The show is appropriate for the whole family and promises to offer something for everyone. If you're capable of having fun, this show is for you!

This show sets the style for pinball shows to come. It features hundreds of vintage machines and amusement devices from the 1930's to 2007 highlighting their historical and cultural significance and honoring their impact on
America. With an emphasis on vintage machines, we have a smorgasbord of rare games and a healthy stable of modern pins that are all ready for play. The Pacific Pinball Exhibition will feature exhibits on the History of Pinball,
the Science and Physics of Pinball, the Evolution of the game and its mechanisms. Special presentations will be offered on the Artists and the process of screening and designing the artwork, circuitry design and logic, and, of course, the secrets of Pinball Wizardry, all in the beautiful setting of the world famous Marin Civic Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. Proceeds from this event go to the Neptune Beach Amusement Museum, a 501 c 3 Non Profit focused on creating a Museum for pinball and amusement machines.




Where to stay: For visitors taking a weekend vacation in California, you'll find nearby hotels that include Embassy Suites or Four Points by Sheraton in San Rafael.


Additional activities and sights to explore include the City of San Francisco.