Update: December 1st, 2021

We are the Northwest Pinball Collective, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a shared space in North Seattle for the pinball community to come together, play games, share knowledge, and promote the pinball hobby. 

Whether you’re a casual player, a tournament champion, a collector, or “just a pinball fan”, we invite you to join us in bringing “The Sanctuary of the Silver Ball” to life!

NWPC aims to explore new territory beyond Seattle’s excellent barcade scene – The Sanctuary will focus exclusively on pinball and pinball culture, as well as the needs of NWPC members and the pinball community at large. 

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The NWPC board wants to update the community on our progress as we enter the next stage of our fundraising and quickly approach our grand opening.

THE SANCTUARY OF THE SILVER BALL

Our 1st round of fundraising has gone to good use as we make improvements to our space in north Seattle and expand our electrical capacity to handle all the pinball machines we’ll be bringing in soon. We’re also updating the lighting and making other cosmetic improvements. Next up is our security system, then the games, another handful of finishing touches, and we’ll be ready to open!

A huge THANK YOU goes out to all our initial Founding Members. For anyone else interested in getting a membership upgrade, a lifetime membership discount, cool swag, and tons of other perks, check out our Founding Member Benefits for contributors of $500 more. All Founding contributions can be applied to future membership dues.

We are well on track for our Feb 2022 opening date, but we still need the support of pinball enthusiasts like YOU to help us get over the finish line.

MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE NOW

NWPC is opening our next fundraising phase and offering substantially discounted membership packages (active upon opening of The Sanctuary) for purchase at NWPinballCollective.org.

These discounts are available for a limited time and make amazing holiday gifts for the pinballers in your life.

Membership sales at this early stage will be critical in getting the Collective off the ground and soaring. Join us!

EQUITY INITIATIVE MEMBERSHIPS

The NWPC is committed to fostering an inclusive culture around the pinball hobby. Our Equity Initiative attempts to lower financial barriers for membership in the Collective, allowing greater diversity within our community.

As the first stage of this initiative, we are able to offer a limited amount of reduced cost memberships to community members who wish to access our resources but lack the funds for membership. Find out more on our site.

WHAT’S NEXT?

Our space will be preview-ready soon and we’ll be inviting the community to see it in-person. Once we’re fully open we will be holding a grand opening party for all our members and contributors.

We welcome questions and comments (contact info below). We also hold community meetings on Zoom and in-person. Beyond membership, there are lots of ways to get involved with our Collective’s mission.

Thank you for your partnership, and please feel free to forward this message to anyone you think might be interested. Happy Flipping!

The NWPC Board – nwpinballcollective@gmail.com

  • Chris Force (President)
  • Lauren Aquino (Vice President)
  • Algird Lisaius (Secretary)
  • John Garnett (Treasurer)
  • “Danger” Dan Morrison 



From the NWPC Board: October 2nd, 2021

We are the Northwest Pinball Collective, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a shared space in North Seattle for the pinball community to come together, play games, share knowledge, and promote the pinball hobby. 

Whether you’re a casual player, a tournament champion, a collector, or “just a pinball fan”, we invite you to join us in bringing “The Sanctuary of the Silver Ball” to life! 

Our future includes tournaments, repair parties, tech classes and plenty of fun, all centered around members’ games–a compelling lineup of well-maintained games that we’re proud to showcase.

It can happen this winter— February 2022 or even sooner, depending on how quickly we’re able to raise our startup funds–and that’s why we’re reaching out to you. Your support will help us meet our $10,000 goal and open our space.

What will it take?

We already have a committed space with an awesome landlord who’s excited to work with us. Your generosity will help the Collective begin build-out and commence operations of The Sanctuary of the Silver Ball. 

Your partnership will enable us to:

  • Pay rent, utilities, insurance & other bills during build-out
  • Complete electrical work for game power distribution and updated lighting
  • Purchase parts and supplies necessary for operations
  • Fund a high-tech security and access system

What is in it for you? 

There’s a lot that we’re still working out (opening date, how many games we’ll have, which games, how they’re laid out, event schedule, etc). We appreciate the faith it takes to donate to an organization in its infancy before the details are all sorted.

Your contribution of $500 or more thru January 1st will qualify you for “Founding Member” status, which includes an upgrade to your membership level and many other benefits.

Happy Flipping!

The NWPC Board