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Back again for 2014 the Northern Lights Pinball show is being held at Event City, Manchester.
Co-located with Play Expo this year's show promises to be our best yet. We are planning for 100+ pinball machines from all eras, all on freeplay.
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Special Guest - Gary Stern

We are pleased to announce a very special guest. Gary Stern will be at the show over the weekend. Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball Inc., Gary Stern, will be flying into Manchester to stopover and visit our show. Stern Pinball has been a long term supporter of the Northern Lights Pinball Show and we are really looking forward to meeting Gary in person.

Show highlights for Northern Lights 2014
Over 100 pinball machines to play 
With machines from the 70's, 80's, 90's to the latest releases there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
Pinball Mania NBA Fastbreak Challenge
Play Bally's iconic NBA Fastbreak the way it was meant to be played. With two NBA Fastbreak machines linked together played side by side in our famous fast and furious NBA Challenge competition.

Entries are now open and cost £10 per player.

To register your entry
click here
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Pin Golf
The ever popular Pinball News Pin Golf competition will be back again. Play to win in this unique competition and beat your mates. This competition will run on the Sunday with entries available on the day.
Joy Pin
Play a real pinball machine alongside it’s Virtual Pinball version. Test you pinball skills in the virtual world against the real world version of a pinball machine. Do virtual pinball games match up to the original? You decide.

Check out the video below to see the Joy Pin system being tested.
The myPinballs Hacking Lab
The myPinballs Hacking Lab aims to show what can be achieved with pinball from a different angle, custom software rewriting and hardware control! There will be 4 custom games (Indiana Jones, Whirlwind, High Voltage, Supersonic) to play and inspect over the weekend from DMD era to late 70s. All will be 100% custom in some way, whether that's playfield, software or hardware. Jim Askey will be on hand during the weekend to chat and explain about any of the systems and games that you see. He'll be the one with the lab coat on! Find out what he's up to at,
myPinballs DMD colourisation for Indiana Jones
Cos Pin 
Dress up as your favorite pinball character. There are loads to choose from, who will you be? Cos Pin will be open to anyone to join in and there will be prizes in our under 16’s Cos Pin competition.
The EM Challenge
The EM challenge this year will be played out on a newly restored Williams Soccer from 1964.

Choose your team, Red or Blue, from a skilful plunge. The challenge then is to score enough goals to beat the opposing team (played by the machine) by a convincing margin. Cash prizes await successful challengers.
AC/DC shoot to thrill tournament
Our friends from the South Coast Slam will be bringing the AC/DC shoot to thrill tournament to Northern Lights. This is a competition with four AC/DC machines played side by side.

This event will take place on the Saturday, with entry available on the day.
Other attractions running as part of at Play Expo
Movie prop exhibition including the Iron Throne from the smash HBO TV series Game of Thrones, the Delorean Time Machine from Back to the Future and from the original live action Transformers movie Bumblebee and Barricade.

Stars of the original Star Wars movies Dave Prowse, Jeremy Bulloch and Kenny Baker will be appearing. They played Darth Vader, Bobba Fett and R2D2.

Chris Barrie and Craig Charles will be making an appearance. The duo are best known for their characters Rimmer and Lister in the Sci-Fi comedy Red Dwarf.
More show news soon ....
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