Special Guests

Vancouver FlipOut strives to bring forth the most informative and interesting subject matter in the world of pinball. We also want our panels to be interactive and allow open communication with the audience. Our exciting 2018 lineup of special guests is still being added to, check back soon!

Confirmed for 2018

Martin Ayub

Martin Ayub

Pinball News
Editor of Pinball News (launched 1999) Martin's independence and objective reviews is the backbone of the pinball industry. Recognizable from his many years attending pinball shows around the world, we’re extremely happy Martin's travelled from London to join us!

Jared Guynes

Jared Guynes

Stern Pinball
Guynes of Dallas, Texas is a 2 time Guinness World Record Holder and had been Social Media Manager for Stern since 2015. He’s owned more than 30 pins since he entered the hobby in 2012 and continues to be an avid collector, player and arcade gaming ambassador.

Antoinette Johnson

Antoinette Johnson

Antoinette Johnson
Extreme pinball personality, visual artist and Co-Owner/Director at 950 Hart Gallery. Antoinette brings excitement and passion to pinball events nationwide. A welcome addition to the event crew at Marco Specialties. VFO is thrilled to have AJ north of the border.

Joe Balcer

Joe Balcer

American Pinball
Legendary designer behind such games as Simpsons Pinball Party, South Park, Apollo 13 & Wizard of Oz. Joe is also responsible for the ground-breaking design of Houdini “Master of Mystery”. He’s currently working on game #2 for American Pinball. We can’t wait!

Dirty Donny

Dirty Donny

DirtyDonny.com
One of the most influential artists to invade the pop culture scenes of the punk, rock n roll and heavy metal underground, Dirty Donny did the artwork on Stern's Metallica and is working with them once again on a secret title & new art book.

Jack Danger

Jack Danger

Dead Flip
Pinball personality & Twitch streaming trailblazer, Jack Danger has become known around the world as the first ambassador of pinball commentary and gameplay on new & soon to be released pinball titles.

Mike Kalinowski

Mike Kalinowski

Homepin
Pinball designer, mechanic and driving force behind Homepin’s forthcoming release Thunderbirds. Mike will bring us up to speed on his factory in China, Homepin’s line of pinball replacement boards and the brand that started it all….Hankin arcade cocktail tables.

Jack Guarnieri

Jack Guarnieri

Jersey Jack Pinball​
We are extremely pleased to have Veteran industry figure Jack Guarnieri aka Jersey Jack confirmed to speak at our workshop series. Very few people have his drive & determination or his ability to harness great talent.