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Saturday at Pintastic NE is always a busy day. You tend to draw the largest crowds and there is plenty going on.

One of the more popular games was the Beatles 1964

Not only is the gameplay of this machine great but it of course has the best sound track of all the games here

A lot of people bring Pinball games here to sell but one of the problems is: If you sell a game how do you get it home? Well that’s where Dino of Shipmypinball.com comes in

Getting the machine from point A to point B is something that always needs to be considered when buying a machine.

Of course there are those who offer an alternative to buying game, RENTING THEM

I’m thinking the Bushey Brothers may cut the Gordan knot for many guys like me whose wives don’t want a game in their house or big money spent but might actually go along with getting a game in the house if it’s only for a month or two and someone else moves it in and out for you.

Of course there are some thing that shouldn’t be forgotten during Pintastic NE and such as God and the Sacraments. Luckily for a Catholic like me there is St. Anne’s Shrine only a mile away down the road.

If you’re wondering where the hat is , hey I’m at a church of course I have it off.

Of course if you’re buying an old game or even if you need an newer one there is always the need for the parts, that’s where Mayfair Games (not to be confused with the old wargame maker) comes in.

You will see them as the first dealer on the left at every Pintastic

Of course while the old game are big here It’s the new ones that draw eyeballs. One of those new players is American Pinball and I talked to their man David Fix.

He was in high demand and I didn’t have a chance to talk to him until the vendor room was closing. But it worked out very well because he moved one of the Legends of Valhalla games to the Extra Ball Lounge were my youngest and I started playing.

Alas my son is too good so we couldn’t show the full game

Of course I’m not the only guy filming here Todd Tuckey was Livestreaming

While the Guns and Roses Tribute Band: Welcome to the Jungle who played the event played on…

They came in to celebrate the release of the new Guns and Roses game from Jersey Jack who for some reason I didn’t manage to interview this year (more from the band later).

You might recall I talked to Michael two years ago when he brought a bunch of games, well he and Emily have graduated from hobby to Pinball Museum Proprietors in Pawtucket RI

You heard that right 28 of the machines people were playing came from them and it’s worth noting that on day four those machines were still here to play as they’re invariably the last folks out (next to Gabe of course).

But while the hobbyists and game providers are big the real question is what did the folks who paid their money to play think. I ran into four such folks who were attending Pintastic for the first time

When people are willing to come 3000 miles and say they’ll do it again next year you’ve got it right.

By this time is was late and I finished my work day talking to the tribute band after their 2nd performance.

after that I finally got to play the popular Sonic the Hedgehog homebrew which won best Homebrew game and can be played either via flippers or from a Sega controller

2 AM came very quickly and checkout is 11 AM so it was time to crash and prepare for the final day of Pinball.

I spoke to Rebeeka Hagan at the annual Real Options dinner where she was the keynote speaker on Friday Oct 22nd

You can find the abortion pill reversal network here You can find real options here

FYI: You’ll note that I start the interview in this post at the 1:00 mark because my son started the camera while we were still chatting before the interview. I didn’t cut it from the uploaded video so if you want to see how I talk about interviews before I do them feel free to go to the 1 min mark and check it out.

Yesterday at the annual Real Options pregnancy center banquet I spoke to General Don Bolduc who is running for the US Senate in NH

General Don Boldic candidate for US Senate in NH speaks with DaTechGuy in Hollis NH 10/22/21

His campaign’s website is here:

Update: To make it clear he is a candidate for US senate in NH not the NH senate

Update 2: Linked by Granite Grok, thanks Mike

Here’s some big news from WQPH 89.3 FM Fitchburg. Fr. Leonard Mary Revilla is coming to Massachusetts.

Here is the flyer as a PDF if you wish to join us

You’ll want to sign up for those events ASAP. I’ll be at the Fitchburg and tentatively at Boston events (by Land)

In all the excitement I forgot to post about the October Indulgence Calendars. They are available for Download here

The full calendar for October

The Blank Calendar

Feel free to use the blank calendar at your parish to make your own indulgence calendar.

UPDATE: Some good news for those who wanted to go on the Boston Land and Sea event.

The bus for the event will start in Fitchburg at the Madonna of the Holy Rosary Church. Be there for between 6:45 and 7 AM. From Fitchburg it will go to Medford for the 8:30 Mass at St. Joseph’s church. After mass the bus will head into Boston as planned. The land event will continue as planned for $90 in the North End, but the price of the sea portion has dropped from $240 down to only $150

So call now at 781-391-1496 to reserve your spot now!