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* Where is the show located?

* Is there anything new I need to know about the new location?

* I am an indoor vendor.. how does this new location change my attendance?

* I am a vendor.. how does this new location change my entrance to the show?

* Are there any changes for the outdoor vendors?

* How much is a flea market space and is admission included?

* What if my truck is too large for the 20x20 space?

* How do I register for a flea market space?

* What is the deadline for registering a game?

* What is the difference between tournaments?

* What is the difference between the pinball games in the vendor area and the free play area?

* How do I know where the vendor and free play areas are?

* Sometimes I see a game turned off or torn down during the middle of the day. I thought all games must remain on during the show?

* If I see a game for sale, how do I locate the owner?

* What method of payment is accepted for purchasing games inside or outside in the flea market?

* If I buy a game at the show, how do I get it home?

* What does the price of admission include?

* Can I take food or beverages into the show?

* If I am registered to bring a game to the show, what do I need to know?

* What do I need to know to register a game to set up in the free play area?

 
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What is the difference between the pinball games in the vendor area and the free play area?
Participants bring pinballs to set up in the show and set on free play. In return for bringing games, the participant gets free admission to the show. The games may or may not be for sale. If the games are for sale, they are subject to show rules. This means if the games are sold at any time during the weekend, they may not be turned off or torn down before 7 PM on Friday, 5 PM on Saturday or 3 PM on Sunday. Vendors who bring games to the show pay for the space in which their games are set up. The games do not have to be set on free play. If a game is sold at any time during the weekend, the vendor may remove the game from the hall at any time.
 
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How do I know where the vendor and free play areas are?
There are signs posted throughout the hall designating the different areas. Each game has a For Sale/ Not For Sale sign on it designating if it belongs to a participant or vendor.
 
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Sometimes I see a game turned off or torn down during the middle of the day. I thought all games must remain on during the show?
If you see a game turned off, first check to see if it is a game in the free play area or vendor area. If it is in the Vendor area, the vendor has the right to turn games on and off as he or she desires, since the vendor space has been paid for. If the game is in the free play area, check to see if it has an out-of-order sign on it. Many times, a game breaks down during the course of the day and must be turned off until we locate the owner and have him repair it. If the game was sold and the owner turned it off, it is an infraction of the show rules and should be reported to the main desk so that we can locate the owner.
 
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If I see a game for sale, how do I locate the owner?
The games should have a display card on it with instructions as to how to contact the owner; or, you can leave a note for the owner on the game itself. Sorry, we cannot page people in this circumstance or try to locate them for you.
 
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What method of payment is accepted for purchasing games inside or outside in the flea market?
The best thing is to be prepared to pay with cash. Remember that most people are strangers to each other at the show and may not accept checks. There is an ATM machine located near he fairgrounds at the bank.
 
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If I buy a game at the show, how do I get it home?
Sometimes there are hauling companies at the show. It is best to come prepared to have your game delivered by an alternate method in case a shipping company is not available. Sometimes, the vendor is willing to deliver after the show. If you are buying from an individual, make sure to secure your own transportation.
 
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What does the price of admission include?

  • Free play on all games in the free play area
  • Pinball Wizards Free Tournaments
  • Accessibility to vendors selling parts and other gameroom-related items.
  • Outdoor flea market
  • A chance to win door prizes given away throughout the weekend
  • A chance to win a free pinball machine
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Can I take food or beverages into the show?

No food or drink may be taken into the hall except by vendors who must eat in their booths while working. It is safer and cleaner for the games if there is no food consumed near the machines.
 
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If I am registered to bring a game to the show, what do I need to know?
You must preregister your game in advance to make sure a space is reserved for you. Register early, space is limited. Make sure your game works 100% and is set up on free play. If your game does not have a free play mode, please revisit your game frequently to put games on it. Also, please return to your game to make sure it is working properly; it is difficult for us to try and locate you if your games break down. Make sure the information card we supply you with is displayed on your game. This enables people to know if your game is for sale or not when you will return to the game so they can meet up with you. Please remember if your game is for sale it cannot be turned off or torn down until 5 PM Saturday or 3 PM Sunday. You are responsible to tell your buyer the rules, also. Please keep the volume of your electronic game at a moderate level. Do not set the volume louder than the game next to you. This results in a decibal level that is too high for everyone to tolerate.
 
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How much is a flea market space and is admission included?
A flea market space is 20x20 ft. for $85.00. One free weekend pass is included with the registration.
 
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What if my truck is too large for the 20x20 space?
Your truck (measured bumper to bumper) must fit, with all your merchandise, within the designated space. Any spill over will require 2 spaces. If you rent a 16 ft. U-haul, you will NOT fit in the space. Please remember to measure the entire length of the truck, not just the box. No merchandise is allowed within the cart ways. All lanes must be left open for easy flow of traffic.
 
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How do I register for a flea market space?

Please go to the flea market registration form, print it out, and send it in with your payment. We do not accept registrations the day of the show. All registrations are done in advance. Space is limited, so register early!
 
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Where is the show located?

This year the show is being held at the Allentown Fairgrounds Agri-Plex. It is a new building and gives us much more space than before. See the map for directions.
 
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Is there anything new I need to know about the new location?

Some of the rules have changed due to the move to the Allentown Fair Grounds. Their employees control admission and some security. The flea market will be fenced in and admission is by paid ticket only. Admission includes the indoor show and the flea market. Loading and unloading is through the rear door only. No unloading through the front door. Some of the game registration rules have changed also.

Entrance to the flea market is with a paid admission ticket only. Purchase your ticket to the show; give it to the person at the door to the show, or the person at the gate to the flea market. Be sure to get your hand stamped so you can easily move between the two areas. You will be able to buy games but you will not be able to drive into the flea market to load. You will have to move your purchase out through the main gate of the flea market.

 
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I am an indoor vendor.. how does this new location change my attendance?

Vendors and participants (those bringing games) must load and unload through the rear door. Large vendors with many parts and games will be able to drive in and unload from their truck directly into their space however the times are restricted. You will have to make prior arrangements if you wish to do so because time is limited for this special procedure.

Vendors will still be able to sell and remove games at any time during the show but it must be through the rear door. Participants must keep their games on the free play floor until teardown times as other years.

 
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I am a vendor.. how does this new location change my entrance to the show?

Vendor will have a wristband or hand stamp obtained at the rear door to go in and out of the show. Allentown Fair workers are in charge of the doors so please do not remove you wristbands. We will not be responsible for lost or misplaced wristbands.
 
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Are there any changes for the outdoor vendors?

Yes. The Fairgrounds is a large complex with many activities going on at the same time. In order to preserve our parking area for the flea market it will now be fenced off. You must check in at registration before you can be allowed in to park your vehicle. This year the price for the 20x20 space is $95 and will include a 3 day pass to the show.

You will be given a wristband to wear to secure your admission to the show. It must be worn at all times. Failure to do so will result in not being able to return to your space freely once you leave the flea market area. We will not be responsible for lost or misplaced wristbands. Fairgrounds personnel will be in charge of re-entry to the show. Any extra participants in your space must be pre-registered in advanced on your registration form and must buy a three day discounted ticket for $30. Any one not pre-registered before the show must pay the full admission price the day of the show or they will not be admitted to the flea market. If you buy 2 spaces to the flea market you will be given 2 passes. One day discounted tickets are not available.

 
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What do I need to know to register a game to set up in the free play area?

Each registrant can register up to 4 games under his or her name. Your name must be on the registration form for the games you want to bring. Only you will be allowed in for free with those games. If you want a friend or relative to get in for free with one of your games, then his or her name must be registered separately with that game. Only the person whose name is on the registration form can get in for free. There is no longer any transferring of free admissions to other attendees. It is confusing and requires extra time and paperwork and creates conflicts. Each registrant is responsible for his or her game and must abide by the selling and tear down rules of the show.

You must bring your game in to set up during set up times only. No games will be allowed in or out after that time. If you register a game for Friday and Saturday or Saturday only and do not wish to keep it there the next day, you must remove the game before 9am Saturday or Sunday. We need the time for setting up incoming games.

 
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What is the deadline for registering a game?

There is no set date by which you must register. However, registering early assures your spaces inside. The longer you wait, you run the risk of being turned away because the hall is full. Register early to be sure. If you can't make it to the show after you have sent in your form, or there are any changes, please let us know in advance so that someone else can brings games instead.
 
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What is the difference between tournaments?

The Pinball Wizards Convention tournaments are included with your admission just like years in the past. Everyone paying to get into the show gets one chance in each applicable tournament the highest score wins.

The P3 Tournaments are new this year, P3 offered to setup a more professional tournament for the serious pinball players. P3 is a separate organization and is not affiliated with the Pinball Wizards Convention and they will run their tournaments by their rules. See the web site www.p3tournament.com for information and registration. Pre registration is suggested but not required. An additional registration fee and qualifying fee are payable to P3 Tournaments only.

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