Hello and welcome back to Saturday at Lodi for our third report from the GSPF 2018.
After breakfast back at the hotel I ran into Ron Chan and Gordon Hasse in the lobby who asked if I was going to the swap meet?  Oh yes, the swap meet, guess I’d better hurry up and get to the show venue.  By the time I got there the swap meet was in full swing.
The Swap Meet began at 10am on Saturday
With the strong sunlight, the swap meet was held in a shaded area
Lots of pinball and gaming parts under cover
Complete machines too
And everything in between
I then dived into the main show halls to see how it compared to last time I saw it during the set up.  Up to this point I hadn’t had the chance to play any games and this didn’t change much as went around taking pictures and talking to people.
Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle had arrived and was proving to be very popular
This set of recent releases was in great demand too
Some older titles
Gottlieb corner
Although it was busy, there were always games available to play
More fun in the show halls
The Marco Specialties stand was hard to miss
There were plenty of Guardians of the Galaxy available
Meanwhile these four Jersey Jack games also had queues to play them
But the biggest queue was for Pirates of the Caribbean
Not to be outdone, American Pinball’s Houdini was also drawing a healthy crowd
If you didn’t want to wait, there were plenty of alternatives to play
The middle of the three show halls
The furthest of the three halls
The pin-golf tournament seemed to be very popular
Another score is recorded on the score card
That’s clear enough
Pin-golf tickets were available here at the PPM stand
A Kids Tournament was taking place next to the PPM booth
Lots of prizes for the competitors
Illuminated backbox display cases
This app and hardware combo gives you remote access to your pinball’s menus
The Guardians of the Galaxy illuminated topper alongside the WOZ topper
The back of this video pinball obviously needs quite a few fans, but at least you can have fun with them by displaying animated messages
Pinball and picture