October 12- 14 , 2018 Dixon, CA 12:00 AM Location: Dixon, California, USA May 18-20, 2012 www.pinagogo.com
Mesa,AZ April 21-22
Frisco,TX March 16-18
Banning,CA March 16-18
Louisville,KY March 2-4
Pomona,CA January 20-21
Syracuse,NY November 18-19
Orlando,FL November 17-19
Nashville,TN November 10-12
Portland,OR October 20-22
Banning,CA October 20-22
Houston,TX October 20-21
Chicago, IL October 11-15 The Westin Chicago North Shore
Welcome to the inaugural Stern of the Union Address! This will be a monthly update on the status of all things Stern Pinball, touching on many different topics. Without further ado my fellow pinheads.
Stern Pinball, the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, will be teaming up with the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) to host the inaugural Heads-Up Pinball Championship.
Vancouver Flip Out Pinball Expo September 22-24
Tacoma,WA June 9-11, 2017
June 9-11, 2017 Denver ,CO
June 9-11, 2017 Atlanta, GA
May 5-7, 2017 Ann Arbor, MI
May 6-7, 2017 Allentown, PA
Kalamazoo,MI April 20-22, 2017
Pttsburgh, PA April 7-9, 2017
Brookfield,WI April 7-9, 2017
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, and Epic Rights, Aerosmith’s global licensing agent, jointly announced today the availability of a new line of pinball machines that honor the classic and iconic rock band, Aerosmith.
Vancouver, BC September 23-25
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, proudly announced today the availability of its highly anticipated Batman ‘66 Anniversary Edition pinball machine.
Santa Clara,CA July 16-17
Dixon,CA May 13-15
Michigan Pinball Expo April 9-12, 2016
Niles, OH March 30 - April 2, 2017
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – January 04, 2016 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, announced today the release of its Spider-Man Vault Edition pinball machine.
10/14 - 10/18 Westin Hotel - Wheeling, IL www.pinballexpo.net
British Columbia, Canada September 24 -27 www.fvflipout.com
World’s Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Machines Teams with WWE and the International Flipper Pinball Association to Sponsor Worldwide High-Score Tournament
Dixon, CA May 15-17, 2015
World’s Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Games and KISS’ Global Brand Management Firm Epic Rights Announce Newest Addition to Rock Collection
Jacksonville, FL May 1-3, 2015
World’s Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Machines Moves Headquarters to Elk Grove Village, Illinois adjacent to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport
Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy MelonsTM pinball takes players on a journey through the Mellon Family farm renowned for abundant produce. Players score points on the farm operated by the lovely Melony Mellon and her twin sisters while avoiding the wrath of their over-protective shotgun-wielding father. The colorful easy-to-learn game features a fun classically styled pinball playfield tuned for a balance of randomness and skilled shooting challenges. The game rewards players of all skill levels.
Dead Flip Chicago To Showcase Stern Pinball Titles On Twitch TV World’s Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Games Teams Up With Pinball Enthusiasts
Sydney, Australia November 14-16, 2014
World’s Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Games Announces New Partnership to Bring Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy MelonsTM Pinball Machine to The Market
World’s Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Machines Launches Custom Accessories Line of Products
Event City, Manchester, UK October 11th & 12th 2014
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, announced today the appointment of KMS Group (“KMS”) as its exclusive importer and distributor for Germany. KMS, an experienced operator in gaming business, will start the relationship by distributing Stern’s newest title, AMC’s The Walking Dead, along with other pinball machines currently available from Stern.
In addition to AC/DC Premium, both Star Trek Premium and Metallic Monster Premium have been added to the lineup of eligible games available for purchase under the program. All games purchased through the $tern Rewards Program will include a custom certificate and t-shirt exclusive to the program.
The new AC/DC LED Pro features technological upgrades implemented by Stern in its current Pro models. In addition to the LEDs and the swinging bell, the new AC/DC LED Pro is manufactured with Stern’s updated modern metal and wood back box with a decaled cabinet and speaker housing. All the other great game features, art and music are unchanged from Stern’s earlier AD/DC Pro.
Abbotsford, BC Sep 26-28
Stern Pinball Opens its Vault to reintroduce Iron Man Pinball
Stern Pinball Unveils “Top Secret” Images of the 50- Years-of-Mustang Limited Edition
Celebrate The Newest Stern Pinball Release!
Phoenix,AZ April 12-13
Stern Pinball Delivers Unique Fan Experience With Upgraded Website and On-Line Store
Stern Pinball has posted new Metallica code Version 1.5 for all models. This code contains numerous game play enhancements including “Crank It Up” modes and the “End Of The Line” wizard mode.
Stern Pinball Announces New Ford Mustang Themed Games. Stern Pinball Is Now Offering its Mustang Pro Game, Mustang Boss Premium Game and the 50-Years-of-Mustang Limited Edition Game.
Once again we’re thinking that you know better than us what songs you want to hear, so we’re back asking you to make some decisions for us... this time for the Metallica pinball machine.
In appreciation for all your fervent support of X-Men Pinball, we proudly release Version 1.5 for both Limited Edition and Pro models. We’d like to explore with you the depth of the improvements in this blog.
Stern Pinball has posted new code Version 1.5 for all X-Men models.
Crafted by Chicago’s own Stern Pinball, the Mustang-inspired games combine two prime examples of 20th century American pop culture – the coin-operated pinball machine and the original pony car.
Ha ha ha, no I KNOW that there must be some sort of dolly or device that makes moving pinball machines easier, but in my limited experience moving them from A to B, I have never encountered one.
This week's installment has one of the best deals anyone has ever gotten for a Medieval Madness!
Well, Thanksgiving got the best of Alec and I, but we're BACK with more drawings and comics for you all! This week I dug up a sketch of everyone's favorite pinball autonmaton, Pinbot!
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s leading maker of real pinball games, today announced it’s proud to be a premiere sponsor of the first ever International Flipper Pinball Association’s State Championship Series.
Maybe when our quarters get eaten it's the machine that eats them, but MAYBE quarter quablins sneak them away before we get our credits! I did this as a warmup sketch the other day, and I'm totally into the all-purple color scheme.
Ahhh, the satisfaction of fixing up a pinball machine!
You'll find out who your real friends are when you need to move your pinball machine up two flights of stairs!
Ahhhhhhh, Black Hole! I am absolutely in LOVE with this game! Sadly, though, I have only played it on one occasion, at the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas! I was completely overwhelmed when I was there at the sheer quantity of A-List titles.
The European Sports Pinball Championship introduces itself to Italian people as a record edition. After the opening of the enrollements that took place at midnight on Saturday, December 14th, in a few hours 250 players have been registered.
Get ready to start your engines and celebrate 50 years of Mustang. The Mustang pinball machine, exclusive to Ford, drops players into the driver’s seat of one of the hottest cars on the street.
Based on Steve Ritchie’s hit design, the latest addition to the AC/DC pinball lineup features an entirely new original artwork package that captures the titillating rock and roll spirit of AC/DC and AC/DC pinball.
The newest member of the Stern collection memorializes The Avengers, a franchise that has remained a staple in pop culture since it first appeared as a comic book series in 1963. The Avengers will join Stern’s revolutionary line-up of comic inspired machines including X-Men, Spiderman, Iron Man and Batman.
In this week's installment, we finally switch from Zeros to Heroes! I'll never forget the first time I saw my pinball machine...
Go check out all the newest Stern games!
Hello fellow fans of the silver ball! This week I am taking a break from my Backbox sketches to celebrate the release of my newest book, Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis!
Hello! When I saw this backbox the other day, I wasn't even sitting down specifically to draw a backbox, but upon seeing it I was COMPELLED to draw this ghostly, laser-eyed figure!
It's worth noting that a few years later: 1) I married Claire and 2) I also found pinball in Santa Fe!
Hello faithful pinballers! I've got another portion of a backglass that I sketched before I inked a couple sci-fi comic pages the other day. This was a blast to draw since I love robots so gosh darned much!! <3 What backglass is it from?!
Just a quick sketch for you guys this week! What game is it from? When I saw this backbox in question, I was so taken with how noble the central figure looked. I went to Funspot in Weir's Beach, NH last weekend, and got a chance to play a Xenon decked out with LEDs. Pretty impressive!
Sorry for the late post! Both Alec and I were in Bethesda, MA this weekend for the Small Press Exposition! We had Drop Targets in tow, and got to talk to some really rad comics/pinball fans!
Inspired by the Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness films, the newest Stern machine puts players in Captain James Kirk’s chair of the U.S.S. Enterprise, embarking on a journey to protect and defend the planets of the Federation.
In this installment, our hero has a lead on a pinball machine! Will he pull the trigger?
One of the common jokes that Alec and I keep falling back on is the idea of playing so much pinball that your arms hurt. We make jokes about muscle atrophy and the like.
Stern Pinball, Inc. (SPI), the world’s only maker of real pinball games, in cooperation with the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), today announced the first player rewards program in pinball history.
Well, Drop Target #2 has sold out of its first printing. Since that content is now officially "old" I thought I'd continue posting pages from my "Zeros to Heroes" story all about Jon and me getting into pinball.
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s leading maker of real pinball games, proudly announced today the availability of the Metallica pinball game. The newest addition to the iconic Stern collection of rock and roll machines honors one of the world’s foremost rock bands.
The wait is finally over! Drop Target #5 is available for ordering! Here is a breakdown of everything you'll find in this issue:
Wait...what is this...MONDAY? "Don't Jon and Alec post on Thursdays?" I hear you ask yourselves. "Stop the madness!" cries another throng of pinballers. Well, I had meant to post this image last week, but things at the school where I teach were super-duper busy.
As Jon mentioned a few weeks ago, we are very close to finishing Drop Target issue 5. A few weeks ago I traveled out to Vermont to teach some classes at The Center for Cartoon Studies where Jon and I both work.
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s leading maker of real pinball games, announced that CEO Gary Stern presented trophies to the winners of the Enada Show Stern Pinball Tournament in Italy today. The event was sponsored by the IFPA, Technoplay, Gioco News, and Stern Pinball.
OK faithful pinballers, time for a little bit of truth telling. I'm not sure what the title of this post has to do with the image, other than it is of...a face. I find this face equal parts creepy and endering.
Just a quick post to let you all know that Alec has made it all the way from the West Coast to White River Junction, and we have been pounding away at the 5th issue of Drop Target Zine! For those of you in the know, you can understand what a worldwind this is!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha! You guys! I can't get over this sketch! As I mentioned in my last post, I think these weird one-off pinball machine themes are getting out of hand!
Quick post today, loyal pinballers. I found a Pirate of the Carribean game while I was visiting my home town of Burlington the other weekend.
Stern Pinball, Inc. released all of the amazing press coverage the company received last week at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. With hits in over 40 news outlets including CNET, Engadget, Fox and Friends.. and many more.
As a young pinball machine owner, there have definitely been times that something is wrong with one of my pins and I am terrified to look under the playfield to see what's wrong.
Just a quick sketch I did yesterday and colored today. I've been messing around with this big head style for fun, and I guess this is what a big head pinball machine looks like!
Today, Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s only maker of real pinball games, introduced the TRANSFORMERS™ Pin™, a stylish, affordable and entertaining pinball game designed and engineered exclusively for the home.
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s only maker of real pinball games announce two speaking engagements with Gary Stern (CEO) and George Gomez (EVP of New Game Development) at the Pacific Pinball Expo in northern California.
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s only maker of real pinball games, today announced that game designer Greg Freres has joined the Stern Pinball team. With 34 years in the industry, Mr. Freres brings a rich and diverse background in pinball.
Since the birth of the franchise in 1984, the TRANSFORMERS brand has been celebrated with toys, comic books, animation, summer blockbuster movies and more. Under license from Hasbro, Stern is now proud to be adding pinball machines to the lineup.
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s only maker of real pinball games, announced today the availability of its pinball machines through Best Buy. Pinball and game enthusiasts can now purchase five of Stern’s popular releases at Bestbuy.com with instore availability coming later this year.
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s only maker of real pinball games, announced today that game designer George Gomez joins the Stern Pinball team as Vice President of Game Development.
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's only maker of real pinball games, attended the San Diego Comicon this past weekend. Josh Sharpe from the IFPA was there with Stern promoting the new Tron pinball and running a tournament.
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's only maker of real pinball games, has added four new team members this summer to keep up with the surge in the demand for Stern pinball machines. The new hires include: George Gomez, Robert Falkowski, Waison Cheng, and Mike Parker.
Stern Pinball Inc. brings you a brand new E-store with a great assortment of Stern-branded clothing and accessories, including t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, stickers, and more. The “Shop The Stern Store” button can be found at the top of the Stern Pinball website, www.sternpinball.com.