Pacific Pinball Expo 2009, The World’s Largest Pinball Show

Pacific Pinball Expo 2009

The 3rd annual Pacific Pinball Expo takes place this weekend, October 2-4 at the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael. PPE is the world’s largest pinball show, featuring close to 400 playable machines ranging from 1930’s to 2000’s. Proceeds from the event help support the Pacific Pinball Museum which is currently operating out of the Lucky JuJu pinball arcade in Alameda.

The PPE is not just about playing pinball; it’s about learning, too, with placards highlighting each machine’s historical and cultural significance. The PPE also features exhibits and seminars on the History, Science, Physics, and Art of pinball…including seminars on how to become a pinball wizard!

Here are some highlights from Pacific Pinball Expo 2008.