Well friends, it’s that time! This is the last week to swing by and play pinball at Pins and Needles as we know it. This weekend a bunch of games go to the new spot and I have to close up PNN for a couple weeks. Bedrock and I are working out a plan for a repurposing of the space, and it will be operating on a new schedule soon, details to follow!
As for fundraising this weekend, we did great! We raised $1100, over double what I was expecting, so a huge thank you to everyone who participated! Barry Oursler is a fabulous pinball designer who brought many of us so much joy over the years, creating such favorites as PinBot, Dr. Who, Comet, Gorgar, Jungle Lord, Bad Cats…the list goes on and on. Barry has cancer, and his wife Donna is also ill, so a call was put out to the international pinball community. There are dozens and dozens of events set up to fundraise for him in at least five countries, and it’s been truly wonderful to see the response! SoCal hosted two events this weekend and they were both really fun–what’s better than having fun helping people out?! Nothing! We had folks in from the Bay Area, San Diego…even a guy from Stockholm joined us! Thank you everyone
As for this week:
Tuesday: 8p-Midnight (no League, open tourneys all night!)
Thursday: 8p-Midnight (same deal!)
Friday: 8pm-Midnight (bring your sweetie & we can run a split flipper tourney)
Saturday: 8p-Midnight (I will probably be a little sad and possibly a little drunk)
It’s cheesy, but running Pins and Needles has been such a great adventure for me, and the support of you dear locals allowed me to live a dream that was…I mean let’s face it…it was ridiculous. It wasn’t that long ago that we’d wander around LA only to find the remaining arcades had all but abandoned pinball. Now there are nice games popping up all over the place! Barcades are opening, auctions are bustling, and location pinball is getting more popular by the day! Anyway my scheme was way harebrained, but somehow it has worked out. And that’s not because of me at all…it’s your support that put me here. About to make pinball my full time job!
So come on by this week and give the ol’ games another flip before they go, if you’d like. We have the Dr. Who in too this week; c’mon over and try an Oursler favorite! The quarter machine is filled to the max and calling your name. Grab a friend, bring your camera, I don’t care, just no drinks on the games.
Thank you LA!