Silver Ball Madness Returns to OU

Silver Ball Madness Returns to OU By Michael Dwyer More than a hundred silver balls will be rolling next weekend at the 2014 Michigan Pinball Expo at Oakland University. For 57 hours, pinball players of all ages will be sending those silver balls towards targets, ramps, and other creative scoring components to rack up points on their favorite pinball machines. Once spread across the country in arcades, pool halls and bars, many of these machines fell into the hands of collectors. … [Read more...]

Pinball Expo Returns to Oakland University

The Fourth Annual Michigan Pinball Expo returns to Oakland University In 2010, about a 1,000 pinball fans attended the first expo. Last year the event brought in about 5,000 people with a little more than 125 pinball machines. John Kosmal, the show’s director, has over 150 games ready to go this year with hopes of beating last year’s attendance numbers. Tickets are just $15 (pre-sale ends this weekend) for age 16 and older for one day. If you want all four days – all 57 hours of the expo – … [Read more...]

The 3rd Annual Michigan Pinball Expo at OU

Have you heard about the Michigan Pinball Expo? The Third Annual event will again be held at the Oakland Center on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. The exposition is unique and “one of the top three pinball shows” according to Show Director, John Kosmal. Enthusiasts come from all over the nation and around the world. Kosmal stated players are coming from as far as Germany and Italy. “We had about 1,000 the first year, 2,600 last year, and we are hoping to reach 5,000 this year,” … [Read more...]