Saturday at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Centre has always been the busiest of the three show days, and the crowd outside the main hall at opening time certainly suggested this year would be no different.
Awaiting the opening of the doors
The doors were actually opened early to help clear the area, but queues for the registration desk soon built.
The queue for show registration
Show guides, Skill Shot zines, postcards and stickers at the registration desk
There was a new stand in the lobby on Saturday, replacing the Comics4Kids table.
Face painting was available for the kids on Saturday
Benny’s Spaceship Adventure in Lego by Renegade Bricks
The noticeboard was filling up with games and parts wanted or for sale
Inside the hall, the Seattle Pinball Museum stand was hosting the four Jersey Jack Pinball machines; The Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit, Dialed In! and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Jersey Jack Pinball games on the Seattle Pinball Museum stand
Red Floor Arcade had their Multi-Arcade Builder games for sale
At the back of the hall, the Holodeck VR zone was getting busy
Hercules was in constant demand too
There was a display of cocktail video games in the central area, but they weren’t drawing a crowd early on Saturday
No such problem with the pinballs though
DMD pinballs were very popular
More modern pinballs getting constant use
With so many games and so much play, the game medics were kept busy.
The central repair zone
Things were also busy at the Marco Specialties parts stand
Flyers for the latest Stern games and a selection of pinball consumables
The first of the day’s seminars begins at 12:30pm and we will be back shortly to report on that.  Also, don’t forget you can watch the seminars live at the show website thanks to GeekGamer.TV.
The seminars area
First up today at 12:30 were Victor Tan, David Shoemaker and Dave Okert who were talking about the Williams WPC pinball control system.
David Shoemaker, Victor Tan and Dave Okert
The trio started with a warning about working on a live game due to the high voltages present both in the backbox and in the cabinet.  They spoke about the HV interlock switches present on some versions of