In recent months, the organisers have shared a few of their ideas for 2010. A larger venue, more exhibitors, international guests… but sadly, we’ll now have to wait till 2011.
Yesterday, Illawarra-based pinball fan Tony Mather announced on the Aussie Arcade forum that this year’s expo would not go ahead. (“The costs just kept rising. It was at least $30,000 just to get started.“)
Today, co-organiser Michael Shalhoub issued a statement: “It is unfortunate but this years Pinball Expo has been postponed till next year due to unforeseen circumstances. Originally, getting the right venue was a problem. There are many things to take into consideration making this decision, finance is a main issue. I didn’t want to turn the Expo into a auction like last year; I wanted it to be different holding it over four days and getting overseas guests to talk at seminars. I will be in Chicago later this year and will secure people for the Sydney Expo next year.”
We’ll bring you any further developments, right here at J-OMG.