Well the Bug-cast has hit Feb. 1st, which means it’s been 4 years since Spooky Pinball LLC launched… and hey, we’re still here! Let’s celebrate by talking to Ed VanderVeen from the Texas Pinball Festival, and hear all the goodness that will be a part of the 2017 show. Did we mention Cassandra Peterson (Elvira) and Sam Jones will be there?! It’s almost like a pinball festival comic-con of greatness! James is back as your E.M. Dungeon master, Charlie and Bug talk about the recent Jetsons pinball release for The Pinball Company, and of course you’ll continue your adventures with LIONMAN!!! To add more awesomeness, Terry from Pinball Life is back for another year of sponsorship and giving away free stuff, and Jonathan from Pinball Magazine is giving away a free copy of his latest BOOK! (he calls it a magazine, but he’s not fooling anyone). Kick back, toss a drink in your PinGulp, and enjoy the show!
Here we are… 2017 is at hand, and it’s time for new resolutions. Ours is to make what we’ve built the foundation for what will be THE BEST SMALL PINBALL COMPANY EVER! We also promise to keep the Spooky Pinball Bug-cast the fun, silly, informative, and borderline educational podcast it was always meant to be. We don’t just toot our own horn, we’ll ring the bell for anyone who takes the business we love in a great direction. You’re going to meet a young man from Jersey Jack Pinball who many of you don’t know… but you should, and you’ll learn why right here as we interview Eric Meunier, who has some HUGE NEWS for you! We’ll also hear from your favorite E.M. Dungeon Master, and of course Pinball Life is giving away another fantastic prize. Buckle up, hang on… and enjoy the wild ride that 2017 promises to be!
This month we mix it up just a bit… Charlie, KT, and Bug are off to a show but hey, for a change we’re the only ones there with a pinball machine. It’s fun to mix all things spooky WITH pinball, so we’re setting up a game at Days of the Dead in Chicago. Yep… right there in legendary actor (and pinball voice artist) Sid Haig’s booth. Nothing like paying back the people who help make your games great by letting their fans play some pinball and see the results! You’ll hear from Sid’s friend and House of 1000 Corpses / Devil’s Rejects partner in crime, Bill Moseley… who it turns out can play a killer game of pinball (see what I did there?!). Toss in the usual goodness of the E.M. Dungeon, Things That Go Bump In the Night movie premiere talk, and 3 cool prizes from Pinball Life and it’s a Christmas free gift you won’t have to return for store credit.
So Bug, KT, and Charlie headed off to Expo 2016, and lucky for you Bug managed to score some great (and also silly) interviews while at the show. You’ll hear from Andrew at Heighway Pinball about their new Alien game. Bryan Kelly is back to explain his absence, Scott Danesi talks Total Annihilation pinball, and you’ll also hear some other random Pinball Expo goodness. You can win another great prize from Terry at Pinball Life, and lots more… So kick back and enjoy the best free pinball podcast put out 1 day after Halloween for the last 6 years you’re likely hear today!
As we prep for pinball Expo, Bug and Charlie talk about a bunch of stuff. Fortunately loyal pinball listener, it’s all pinball related. Really this one is kind of the “show about nothing”… but something! What does that mean? Only one way to find out. You’ll get all the usual goodies like the E.M. Dungeon, a cool Rob Zombie knocker kit to a lucky listener from Pinball Life, and the gadget of the month… plus, Bug & Charlie score a cool route game completely by accident and tell the story. The highlight of the show is part 2 of “The Adventures of Lionman”, so kick back, relax, and enjoy a free hour of pinball goodness on us! See you at the 2016 Pinball Expo.
It’s back to school… so we get a lesson from the one and only Jack Danger! Yes, we have the master of the Dead Flip right here in our Spooky Pinball world HQ. As if that wasn’t cool enough, Bug begins the completely over the top adventures of every pinball fan’s favorite bad cat, LIONMAN!!! This is a completely unique undertaking for pinball pocastery, and something we hope you really enjoy. Of course we can’t have an episode without a great prize from Pinball Life, with a side assist from Scott Danesi… The E.M. Dungeon is always along for the ride, and lots more pinball talk & spooky goodness.
What do you get when you mix giant lizards, pinball, prizes, a big party, and lots more spooky goodness? You get the Spooky Pinball Podcast show #77! Bug and Charlie are off to G Fest with 2 pinball machines and a redemption game in tow to help spread a little pinball cheer to the kaiju faithful. We’ll talk about the Spooky Pinball open house party, hear from a few friends, and discuss the pinball repair from HELL!!! (That should have been a horror movie title). Terry from Pinball Life is giving away a Rob Zombie shaker motor kit to one lucky listener, and we’re giving away a BEAKER CD and T-shirt combo. James is back as always with the E.M. Dungeon, and who knows what else Bug has in store for you… crank it up and find out!
This month, KT and Charlie pull off a marathon road trip to Atlanta for the Southern Fried Gameroom Expo… and the Domino’s World Wide Rally for the big reveal of the Domino’s Spectacular Pinball Adventure! For those keeping track, that’s 5,400 miles in a truck from the southeast, back to Wisconsin, and the southwest. Yikes!!! You’ll hear from several cool people at the SFGE, and you’ll also hear from the Domino’s pinball mastermind, Adam Gacek. And to boot, you’ll of course be able to win a cool prize from Terry at Pinball Life that will really help you clean up! Enjoy the Bugcast, and remember to Stay Spooky this 4th of July!
75 months of Spooky Pinball Podcasting… hard to believe! This month we have part two of the Doug Watson interview, so be ready to shout LIONMAN at the top of your flipping lungs! Bug is giving away a Rob Zombie Spookshow International knocker kit, courtesy of Terry and Margaret at Pinball Life. You’ll also get a report from backstage at a Rob Zombie show, where Bug, KT, and Charlie got to hang out, play pinball, and help out at a fan meet & greet. Toss in the E.M. Dungeon, the usual sillyness, and you’ve got 90 minutes of pinball podcast fun. We’ll see you at the Southern Fried Gameroom Expo in Atlanta on June 10th – 12th!!!
May the 1st be with you! This month Bug continues his Jedi podcast training and gathers some quirky weird interviews from the Midwest Gaming Classic. I mean… who doesn’t want to know what Steve Ritchie’s favorite cheese is?! You’ll learn that answer, and many more things of oddness from guys like Greg Freres, Charlie Emery, Terry & Scott from Pinball Life, and Dan Loosen. If that wasn’t enough, we have a two part interview with legendary pinball artist, Doug Watson!!! Yes… the man behind Indiana Jones, Attack From Mars, Barracora, and the epic… SWORDS OF FURY! And yep, you’ll hear about LIONMAN!!! on this show. Mix in the E.M. Dungeon, prizes from Pinball Life, and Nate Shivers from Coast 2 Coast Pinball comes on to explain his sudden departure from the pinball podcasting world??? What’s up with that?!? Find out on this month’s Spooky Pinball BUG-cast!