It’s time to officially kick off the 2019 Christmas Holiday season and there’s no better way (that we know of) than to give all our listeners a whopping 5+ hours of “back in action” podcasting to chase off those holiday blues. Fair warning on this episode though – although Whitney is back in the studio with Brent this month and discusses his recent hiatus, it does tug on the heartstrings a bit in his update segment. Outside of that, it’s everything you’ve come to know and love, but with MORE HOURS!
In addition to the normal arcade and pinball discussion, updates and some reflection on recent news (of which we talk about desoldring irons, Ghostbusters code update, Firepower, our thoughts on the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo, parts storage and displaying your Pinball translites in style, Deeproot RAZA and Haggis Celts, just to name a few off the top of our heads), we are humbled this month to share the MP3 with some distinguished ladies in gaming – Imoto Harney and Belle Wheeler. Both were featured panelists at the 2019 Grand Ole Gameroom Expo and we’ve included the audio from those panel discussions as interview segments this month!
- For Imoto’s panel, we discussed her involvement in gaming and how she has parlayed her one-woman brand (Imoto Arcade) into the arcade and pinball scene along with her involvement in both Marco Specialties and the film industry.
- For Belle’s panel, we discussed her involvement in the pinball hobby and get some insight into collecting, restoring and playing pinball from her point of view.
Episode 85 - Show LinksHere's a 'one-stop' shop for all the items we mentioned in this month's episode!
|Firepower||Pinball||Firepower @ the Internet Pinball Database - https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=856|
|Hakko Desoldering rigs||Tools||Gun style:
Hisco.com for all replacement tip needs
|Portland Retro Gaming Expo||Event||
Overhead view of the vendor hall!
|Louisville Silent Disco||Attraction||https://louisvillesilentdisco.com|
|Heavy Duty 20-Bin portable parts storage organizer w/ built-in carry handle||SpendBrentsMoney||$17 @ Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055DVS9O
|Translite lit display frames from Pinball Life||SpendBrentsMoney||https://www.pinballlife.com/lit-display-frames.html
|EZ Arcade Equipment - "Any" Cabinet, "Any" Gameboard||SpendBrentsMoney||Interest thread on KLOV - https://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=459975
|George Gomez's "Pinball Design" presentation at Chicago Ideas Festival (courtesy of Jack Danger)||News|
|First look at Deeproot's "Retro Atomic Zombieland Adventure" (RAZA)|
Haggis Pinball introduces "Celts"
|As always, remember to check our Facebook Page for content in-between the episodes, as Brent and I keep a lively presence on the podcast page and we enjoy great discussion on trending topics in the hobby.
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