First of all, hope everyone is staying safe, and staying inside your home… If you are learning something new, then hopefully that is going well for you, also people who are cleaning up their houses/fixing up their games/etc. those things will pay off, in the sense that you will have done your spring cleaning early. If your out working, then please be careful.
Anyways though onto the meat of why i am posting…. Awhile ago (the end of March) I got a letter from the director of Play More Pinball in Arizona. Heres what she said.
Dear AZ Pinball Community,
I miss seeing your faces at our regular pinball events.
So the IFPA has suspended all their operations and sanctioning of tournaments for the foreseeable future. I have updated the revelant pages as I am going to ASSUME we will not have a may tournament, and June tournament will NOT be happening. Arcades/barcades/etc. should be open BUT the IFPA i am going to assume isn’t going to “flip a switch” and everything will come online at once. So like i said I have updated everything currently as of now. Some barcades (not locally sorry) have resorted to renting out their pinball machines. I am keeping an eye out on the Arizona pinball and classic arcade pages.
Hopefully this news will end up not being true and i wasted my time posting this but i fear thats what will happen.
Hi guys, a small update for my appearance at the GameON expo in Phoenix. As of today they announced they are following the news on the CORVID-19 virus and will update with any new information, even though the event will be held in August. I will keep you guys posted with any information I may have.
Hello, I normally dont post my feelings on this site cause i dont want it to turn into a blog, but i feel i have to actually sit down and type to you guys.
The main topic that has come up in discord… with all these events being postponed/canceclled. am I going to keep doing arcade streams from Starfighters arcade? I dont see the reason why i shouldnt… arcades by their very nature are tactile and you are touching buttons that literally have been touched by hundreds of people, from kids with cheeto hands to adults that might have been coughing all over themselves (hey wash your hands people) so like I said, I dont see the reason why i shouldnt cancel my location streams, unless i feel the hint of me not feeling well. I know this thing has got us all on edge, and i realize im taking a small risk by doing location streams, but honestly pinball is how i escape from the world of being in crisis mode, and doom and gloom, and seeing events being cancelled etc. I am watching Facebook for any updates and i will bring them to you (the ones that affect my stream) as soon as i get them. I have trusted sources and i do consule with them daily on what should be done, and they have advised me to keep streaming, but just to smile and say “good game” afterwards, not give anyone a handshake or whatever while i am doing that.
What am I doing: Well, i am going to keep living my life, just I am going to be cautious in what i am doing that includes washing my hands frequently, having hand sanitizer on hand and use it whenever i am done playing a game (afterall literally hundreds of hands have been on games before me), using my hands so games dont tear up my hands. wearing my fingerless gloves to minimise the risk even more, and to prevent myself from not tearing my hands up.
So thats what is going to be done, remember to wash your hands, stay healthy out there, but dont go into panic/hermit mode (unless you arent feeling well) so lets do this right.
be sure to visit my stream page for more arcadey streams happening everyother Sunday from 3/14/2020.
Hey guys, I meant to post this article yesterday but my appearance at CorgsCON in Ohio that I was suppost to appear at has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvience this may have caused you guys, and I hope it can make it out to future events.
Zapcon is officially not happening, the event has been cancelled for this year. Heres the official statement from their Facebook page.
“…the City of Mesa announced they are closing the Mesa Convention Center through April 30, 2020. This means that Zapcon 8, scheduled for April 25-26th, 2020, is cancelled.
Unfortunately, we don’t see any viable rescheduling options for this year, and will be turning our attention towards coming back better than ever in 2021. While it saddens us that we won’t be able to put on a great show for you this year, this is clearly the correct decision given the severity of the current situation and the risks that would be associated with the show at this time.
We are ever grateful for the tremendous support we’ve received from the entire community over the life of our show. Zapcon doesn’t exist without the support of the contributors, the vendors, the volunteers, and our attendees. We want to thank you for your past and continued support.”
Schedule of events updated, some previously unannounced event appearances have been cancelled (although their shows will still go on as planned.) All events outside of Phoenix for the next few month have been cancelled, some other dates will be changed to TBD cause i have not heard any events being cancelled as far as I know. I sincerely apologize for any incinvience.
Hi, just wanted to update you guys The concert footage for Starfighters in-house band polybius will live here from now on. I know it’s not YouTube, but their Content ID system they use to flag copyrighted music recognizes every concert video, seeing as they’re an 80s cover band. You can find their videos under the videos section.
Now to get to the updates, I know it’s a tad late , however better late than never. I am proud to announce that I will be the only way you can watch the invite only women’s pinball state champions, presented by David Blase, stone & holder, Also I will be broadcasting the men’s pinball Arizona state championships being held on Saturday February 18th, 2020 come see it being held here.
Well guys, Zapcon 7 has been over for about a month BUT the recap video i was waiting on to write this post has recently come out.
We had fun at Zapcon 7, we ran a successful kids tournament, and we had alot of fun afterwards.. There was pingolf, alot of games, a console lounge and… Well look at the video to get a closer glimpse of the action. I am doing some editing of the live video of the kids tournament which should be up here before the months out… You can see the entire twitch stream here.
Below is the video embed of the video taken by Starfighters arcade
Credit goes to Jacob Ross for the awesome video! Thanks Jacob!