As is traditional, Saturday at the Texas Pinball Festival begins with the Swap Meet, run by the DFW Pinball & Arcade Club and held in the car park behind the hotel.

The Swap Meet
The Swap Meet

The first order of the day was to get fresh donuts and coffee generously provided by Dunkin’ Donuts.

Start the day right
Start the day right

All around the car park, cars, trucks and trailers were opened to reveal a wide mix of pinball and game parts and machines.

Complete machines could be bought
Complete machines could be bought
Or just assorted parts
Or just assorted parts
And everything in between
And everything in between
More parts and games
More parts and games
Not everything was necessarily game-related
Not everything was necessarily game-related

There was great excitement at 8am when Fun opened up a trailer of project games and assorted cabinets and playfields they were clearing from their warehouse.

The Fun trailer is opened to an excited crowd
The Fun trailer is opened to an excited crowd

The main show hall opened at 10am, with the first of a busy day of seminars taking place at midday when the Circus Maximus team talk about their Kingpin project.

We’ll be back later with full details of all the seminars, but in the meantime here’s our video tour of the main hall, shot on Saturday evening after the final seminar once the crowds had dispersed a little.

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