Past Speakers

You can see some of these seminars on our YouTube channel.


Friday, JUNE 28th 2019

9:30 AM Eric Stone
Improve Your Pinball Play
11:00 AM Reserved for late-breaking news
12:30 PM Butch Peel
Deep Dive into the Chocolate (Willy Wonka pinball)
1:30 PM Custom game builders panel
2:30 PM Tim Sexton
From Competing to Coding (Featuring Black Knight: Sword of Rage)
3:30 PM Frank Lindenmuth, Tim & Tom Roth, Todd Tuckey
Answering Your Submitted Tech Questions
5:30 PM Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole, Paris Themmen
Willy Wonka Celebrity Meet-and-Greet (Requires Friday CE pass)
7:00 PM Podcasters panel
9:00 PM Bowen Kerins
Exploring Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle

Saturday, JUNE 29th 2019

9:30 AM Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole, Paris Themmen
Willy Wonka Celebrity Meet-and-Greet (Requires Saturday CE pass)
10:30 AM Eric Meunier
Fireside Chat about his work as a game designer
12:00 Noon Joe Balcer
Pinball: How Did I Get Here?
1:00 PM Chris Franchi
My Work as an Artist
2:00 PM Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole, Paris Themmen
Interview by Derek Karamanian
3:00 PM Chris Granner
My work as a Sound Designer
4:00 PM Steve Ritchie with Tim Sexton
The Making of Black Knight: Sword of Rage
6:30 PM Jack Guarnieri and JJP staffers
Jersey Jack Pinball Update



Friday, JUNE 29th 2018

9:30 AM Reserved for late-breaking news
(we had news from Pinball Expo, Classic Playfield Reproductions, and an update on Joe Balcer’s proper credits for pinball design)
10:00 AM Eric Stone
Play Better Pinball
1:00 PM Bob Thurman
Pinball from A to F (Not Z)
2:00 PM John Greatwich
How You Can Produce Pinball Art
3:00 PM Adam Kiesler
North Star Montreal: The Battle to Legalaize Pinball for the People!
4:00 PM Butch Peel
A Deep Dive Into (Pirates of) the Caribbean
6:30 PM Jack Guarnieri & panel
Jersey Jack Pinball Update
9:00 PM Bowen Kerins
Assault on the 9 Reactors (of Total Nuclear Annihilation)

Saturday, JUNE 30th 2018

9:30 AM Todd Tuckey & Frank Lindenmuth
How We Overhaul a Pinball Machine at TNT
1:00 PM Adam Ruben
Selections from Pinball Wizards
2:00 PM Dan Spolar & panel
Meet Project Pinball
3:00 PM Joe Balcer
American Pinball: Our Journey to Date
4:00 PM Paul Faris
My Artistic Life in Pinball
Autograph session just after 5:00 PM
6:30 PM George Gomez
Stern Pinball Update

Friday, JULY 7th 2017

11:30 AM Eric Stone
Playing Tips from the Champ
1:00 PM Video by Joel & Dana Reeves
Things That Go Bump in the Night: The Spooky Pinball Story
2:00 PM Mike Thomas
Workshop discussion on building a 60-in-1 video game
3:00 PM Hugh Spahr
Musings of a Lifelong Hacker: How Pinball Electronics Work
4:00 PM Butch Peel
Dialed In!: Under the Hood
6:30 PM Todd Tuckey
Pinball: Yesterday, Today, … and Tomorrow?

Saturday, JULY 8th 2017

10:00 AM David Thiel
Sound is Half the Pinball
11:00 AM Reserved for late-breaking news
2:00 PM Barry Oursler
Fireside Chat
3:00 PM Zombie Yeti
Zombie Yeti Talks About Art
4:00 PM Steven Doellefeld
Ted Zale: One of the Unheralded Greats of Pinball Design
Autograph session just after 5:00 PM
6:00 PM Jack Guarnieri, Butch Peel, David Thiel
Jersey Jack Pinball Update

Friday, JULY 8th 2016

12:30 PM Dave Metrando
Pinball Ownership for Everyone
1:30 PM (technician panel)
Tech Tips and Challenges
2:30 PM Dave Marston
Add-A-Ball Games in New England, Italy, and Elsewhere
3:30 PM Gerry Stellenberg
Multimorphic’s P3 Pinball Platform
4:00 PM Hugh Spahr, Michael Ocean, John K. Manuelian, others
The Homebrew Pinball Panel
6:30 PM John Youssi
Sling’n Paint: Fun with Pinball Art
7:30 PM Lloyd Olson
The LTG Show

Saturday, JULY 9th 2016

10:00 AM John Trudeau
Fireside Chat (Moderator: Dave Marston)
11:00 AM reserved for late-breaking news
12:30 PM Jaap Nauta
Dutch Pinball Update
1:30 PM Jeremy Saucier
Preserving Pinball History at The Strong National Museum of Play
2:30 PM Steve Ritchie
Pinball Is My Life
4:00 PM Informal autograph session
7:00 PM Jack Guarnieri
Jersey Jack Pinball update

Friday, JULY 10th 2015

1:00 PM Lloyd Olson
Fast Relief from Pinball Troubles with LTG
2:00 PM John Greatwich
Playfield Printing and Heighway Pinball Prototyping
3:00 PM Hugh Spahr
Sharpeshooter III: Creating a Pinball Machine in 365 Days and 4742 Simple Steps
4:00 PM Gerry Stellenberg
Multimorphic P3: Moving the Industry Forward
7:00 PM Jack Guarnieri
An Evening with Jersey Jack Pinball

Saturday, JULY 11th 2015

12:30 PM Dennis Nordman & Greg Freres
Whoa Nellie! From the Garage Shop to the Stern Shop
1:30 PM Dave Marston
The History of Pinball Fandom…Updated to 2015
2:30 PM Roger Sharpe
Roger Sharpe’s World of (Licensed) Pinball
3:30 PM Reserved for late-breaking news
Includes Project Pinball Update from Dan Spolar
4:00 PM Andrew Heighway
Heighway Pinball Update
7:00 PM Lloyd Olson
The LTG Show