NEWS : KEEPING THE BALL ALIVE KICK STARTER PROGRAM : 30 YEARS OF STERN PINBALL : EARLY JANUARY 2020
Happy New Year backers! We hope everyone enjoyed their holidays.
In the spirit of kicking-off 2020 the right way we wanted to give you all the good news.
– Sharkey’s Shootout
– Lost World
THE FINAL FOUR MACHINES WE NEEDED HAVE ALL BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED!
Enormous gratitude goes out to Vintage Arcade Superstore in Glendale, CA and Video Amusement in San Francisco. Both companies opened their doors this past month and made personal time for us to come set up our photo studio and shoot their machines. Each location gave us unprecedented access, time and space to do these final machines the right way.
We are so incredibly thankful to the pinball community as a whole for everyone’s help along the way. Together we have now successfully located and documented all 30 years and 90 games this project set out to cover in fanatical detail like never before!!!!
The final four games’ images have been selected, edited and inserted into their respective sections in the book. That means we are now preparing the second full set of all three decades’ chapters to be printed next week. In addition, the “Making a Pinball Machine”and story chapters are printed so the complete book proofing meeting can be scheduled with Stern when they return from the Consumer Electronics Show.
While we are on a roll and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel getting bigger and brighter, there’s still plenty to keep us busy. Stern will need time to read, review and circulate the proofs for any last edits and while that happens we’ll be finalizing the dust jacket designs and additional backer incentives. Now that we have a final page count, we’re finally able to request quotes and paper samples from the printer. When the last round of edits are done and the final proofs approved we will be ready to finish the books!
This is it, into the home stretch. We have you to thank for your incredible patience, support and understanding along the way. Together we have all made this project possible and in turn this book will be a reality. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
Happy New Year!
– Dameon & Joe, and the Paperflock Team