The entire Pinball Expo staff hopes that you and your families have been safe and healthy during this Covid-19 pandemic. These are such unprecedented and uncertain times. During the last few months, we have been facing numerous decisions regarding the 2020 show scheduled to be held on October 14 – 18th in Wheeling, IL. The safety of our attendees, vendors, speakers, and staff remains our highest priority.

We have been following the Governor of Illinois closely and monitoring the guidelines to reopen the state in phases. As of this announcement, the state is in Phase 2. (“Essential gatherings must be 10 or fewer. No essential gatherings”). There is no time frame as to when the state of Illinois will move through the next few phases – and there is currently no vaccination. This makes it challenging to plan and promote Pinball Expo when we do not know when this crisis will end. We hope to make a final determination soon if we can safely gather to have our convention following the recommended CDC guidelines.

We are asking for your patience and support as we continue monitoring the Governor’s orders. Those who have purchased registration packages and tickets online will be completely refunded and the hotel will release any room reservations with no penalty should the decision be made to postpone our convention.

We will keep you updated on our website and through our social media. Feel free to contact us with your questions and concerns.

Thank you for your patience, keep flippin’ and be well.