Comic-Con and Stern Pinball team up for the first time to bring fans the Pinball Lounge for both casual and tournament play
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, proudly announced today it will be returning to San Diego Comic-Con International as both an exhibitor and a partner of the massive event. Fans and players alike can expect to see Stern Pinball’s latest and greatest machines at its official booth, as well as at the new Pinball Ball Lounge located next door in the Marriott Marquis.
“International Comic-Con is our favorite event of the year! The convergence of pop culture, geek stuff cosplay and gaming is just amazing,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. “We are very excited to return this year to bring fans our latest titles as well as to debut (with Comic-Con International) the Pinball Lounge. It’s a great place to hang out, relax, and regroup while getting to play pinball with friends.”
The Pinball Lounge will be open from Thursday, July 20, through Sunday, July 23, in the Marriott Marquis’ Pacific Room 14-16. Casual players are encouraged to stop by the Pinball Lounge between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM, Thursday-Saturday, or between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Sunday for free play.
For the more seasoned and serious pinball players the Pinball Lounge will be hosting tournament play. Everyone is welcome to enter the competition, but only the top four contenders will qualify to compete in the final. Competitors that want to take part in the tournament should visit the Pinball Lounge between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM, Thursday-Saturday, or on Sunday between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM to compete in the qualifying rounds that will be held immediately afterward, from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Thursday, Saturday, and from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM on Sunday. The final round of these tournaments between the top four contenders will take place immediately after the qualifying rounds, and each of these finalists will walk away with a prize!
About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games in the world. Stern Pinball’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture a full line of popular pinball games, merchandise and accessories. Recent Stern titles include Star Wars, Batman ’66, Ghostbusters, Game of Thrones, WWE WrestleMania, The Walking Dead, Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica, The Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman and many more! All of Stern Pinball’s games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern Pinball’s expert team. A broad range of players enjoy Stern’s games from professional pinball players that compete in high-stakes international competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time. To join the fun and learn more, please visit www.sternpinball.com.
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