Welcome to our coverage of this 35th Pinball Expo show.

We are back at the Westin Chicago North Shore hotel in the city of Wheeling, around 15 miles north of Chicago’s main international airport, O’Hare.

The Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling

There is a lot taking place over the five days of the show, so we have split our reporting up into five daily updates.

WEDNESDAY – The Bumper Blast welcome banquet and a look inside the various halls.

THURSDAY – The Stern Pinball factory tour, the opening of the vendor hall and the first ten seminars.

FRIDAY – Lots more seminars right from the early morning.

SATURDAY – A later start, with more seminars and some big-name speakers.

SUNDAY – The tournament play-offs and finals.