Today's episode is all about the York show! Bingo Row, Woodrail Row, good friends, and fun!
I also discuss the end of the Coin-Op Carnival tour and the completion of Multi-Races, along with the first public showing for Multi-Races.
Thanks to everyone that makes the York show such a fantastic show - Rich and all the staff, everyone that brings games (especially for Bingo Row), good friends that share in the fun at Bingo Row, and the public that comes to play and learn about all of the amazing games from times past.
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Tonight I am joined by Edward Trapunski, author of "Special When Lit: A visual and anecdotal history of Pinball".
We discuss the creation of the book, originally published in 1979, came out at a time of great change for pinball. The industry was moving from electro-mechanical games to solid state. The book touches on a broad history of the game, a description of the appeal from social, art, and gameplay aspects, and even a peek into the future (circa 1979), which turned out to be quite prescient!
Special When Lit can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Special-When-Lit-Anecdotal-History/dp/B0038KRFRU
The other books mentioned -
Pinball! by Roger Sharpe - http://www.crowriver.com/books/bk061.htm
Tilt! Pinball machines 1931-1958 - http://www.crowriver.com/books/bk188.htm
Pinball an Illustrated History by Michael Colmer - https://www.amazon.com/Pinball-Illustrated-History-Michael-Colmer/dp/0451799666
Pinball Portfolio by Harry McKoewn - https://www.amazon.com/PINBALL-PORTFOLIO-Harry-McKeown/dp/0450031454/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Many thanks to Edward for the interview and the great book about the game we all enjoy.