Stern Pinball Will Introduce New Game At San Diego Comic-Con 2019

Posted On: 7/16/2019

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SAN DIEGO -- Stern Pinball has announced its return to San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 as an exhibitor at and a third-year partner in the annual event. Stern is planning its biggest Comic-Con presence to date with the introduction of a new game, limited-edition show exclusives, a live music show and the return of the popular Pinball Lounge at the Marriott Marquis. The event is set for the San Diego Convention Center from July 18 through 21 (Thursday through Sunday), with a preview night on July 17.

Visitors to Comic-Con San Diego can find Stern Pinball with promo partners Nuclear Blast America and Rebellion Republic at booth #501 in Hall A of the convention center. Fans wishing to meet legendary masked wrestler El Hijo del Santo, Jessica Pimentel (who plays Maria in the hit Netflix original series Orange is the New Black) and more are encouraged to pick up a signing schedule at the Stern booth.

"Comic-Con is one of our favorite events every year, and this year is no different," said Gary Stern, chairman and chief executive officer of Stern Pinball. "We will be unveiling a new game, providing special show exclusives, bringing the most pinball games that we've ever brought, and sponsoring a can't-miss Comic-Con After Party."

Stern Pinball is an official sponsor of Nuclear Blast America's Comic-Con After Party, which will feature the '80s thrash metal band, Exodus. The show is slated to take place on Thursday, July 18, at the House of Blues. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

Stern Pinball has partnered with Scott Ian of Anthrax and Brendon Small to bring fans some attractive San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 show exclusives. These include the opportunity to purchase the soundtrack recording for the Black Knight: Sword of Rage Pinball Machine for $20, exclusively on baby blue vinyl, featuring 12 original tracks from the hit game. Only 100 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive records will be available.

Showgoers will have their chance to play the hottest titles from Stern Pinball at Comic-Con International's official Pinball Lounge, which is located next door to the Convention Center at the Marriott Marquis in Pacific Ballroom 14-16. "Come with friends for the free-play games and stay for the daily high score tournaments with prizes," the company advised. Free Play Casual players are encouraged to stop by the Pinball Lounge between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, or between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, for free play. The Pinball Lounge is a great place to hang out, relax and regroup while getting to play arcade-quality pinball with friends, Stern explained.

A high-score tournament will be a major attraction at the Pinball Lounge. Everyone is welcome to enter, but only the top four contenders will qualify to compete in the finals each day. Interested players wishing to take part in this high-score tournament should visit the Pinball Lounge between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday, or between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, for qualification. Finals will be held immediately afterward on those days, from 9 a.m. to10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Each finalist will walk away with prizes.

Twitch pinball superstar, Jack Danger (AKA Dead Flip), a superstar performer on the Twitch live-streaming video platform owned by Twitch Interactive, will be live streaming all week from the Pinball Lounge.

Stern Pinball Inc. is a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic American game of pinball. The company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories and merchandise. Stern Pinball serves digital, consumer, commercial and corporate markets around the globe.

Recent Stern Pinball titles include Black Knight: Sword of Rage, The Munsters, The Beatles, Deadpool, Iron Maiden, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, Kiss, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, Batman and Spider-Man. A wide spectrum of players enjoy Stern Pinball's games, from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time.