The Stern of the Union Address, your monthly resource for news, information and highlights on all things Stern Pinball.  Without further ado my fellow pinheads:

Elvira Blood Red Kiss Edition:

In addition to a killer new Blood Red Kiss Edition of Elvira’s House of Horrors, Stern Pinball released several exciting updates for fans of the horror icon and quintessential symbol of all things spooky, the one and only Mistress of the Dark!

Chicago Pinball Expo:

Parties, seminars, tournaments, Gary Stern on WGN Radio, Jack Danger on WGN TV, and the first official tour of Stern Pinball’s new factory. This incredible Pinball Expo had it all!


Have you earned your Venom Stern Army launch party badge yet?  Log in to Insider Connected to see locations near you to find parties to join in on the fun! In the meantime, check out this great interview with lead game designer, Brian Eddy.


Insider Connected:

Happy Birthday to Insider Connected! And in addition to the milestone birthday, Insider Connected is providing pinball enthusiasts even more reason to stay connected with a bunch of new Quests all through the month of November!

Lurie’s Children’s Hospital – Project Pinball & Stern Pinball:

We were truly delighted and deeply honored to join Project Pinball for the commemoration of the first Stern Pinball machine equipped with a special ADA controller to Lurie’s Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Situated in their Panda Cares Center of Hope, this center serves as a vital oasis for all inpatients and their families, offering a range of valuable activities, productive workspaces, and peaceful relaxation spots.

Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the wonderful team at Project Pinball for making this meaningful event possible.

Gameroom of the Month:

Congrats to Andre Pereira Dos Santos of Brazil for winning Gameroom of the Month!  Do you have a special home gameroom you want to share with the world?  Submit your incredible gameroom directly to for your chance to win an exclusive Stern Swag Pack!

Stern Army Updates:

The Stern Army continues to grow with troops spreading the gospel of pinball across the globe.

Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Sergeant First Class to Master Sergeant:

  • Master Sergeant Mitch Curtis of Massachusetts (Double Bull Taphouse and Roxy’s A4cade)
  • Master Sergeant Blake Pierce of Minnesota (Mortimer’s Bar & Restaurant and Tilt Pinball Bar)
  • Master Sergeant Jesse Baker of Ohio (Arcade Legacy)
  • Master Sergeant Gene X Hwang of California (Gestalt and The Myriad)
  • Master Sergeant Steve Keeler of New York (Rock Fantasy and Quinnz Pinns)
  • Master Sergeant Matt Walton of Oregon (Level Up Arcade)

Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Staff Sergeant to Sergeant First Class:

  • Sergeant First Class Bryan Broyles of Georgia (Portal Pinball Arcade)
  • Sergeant First Class Alex Harmon of Michigan (Blind Squirrel Tavern and Clubhouse Arcade)
  • Sergeant First Class Brian Bannon of Missouri (Padavan’s NY Restaurant)

Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant:

  • Staff Sergeant Christopher Doyle of Texas (What’s Brewing?)
  • Staff Sergeant Lyndon Carter of Australia (Australian Pinball Museum)
  • Staff Sergeant Ryan Cazz of Australia (Moon Dog World)

Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Corporal to Sergeant:

  • Sergeant Tom Menge of Illinois (Cool Music Stop Bar and Grill)
  • Sergeant Mark Farina, Jr. of Arizona (H.O.P. Central Brewery and Taproom)
  • Sergeant Laura Fraley of Virginia (Richmond Pinball Collective)
  • Sergeant Peter Janovics of Texas (Quasars Arcade)

Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Private First Class to Specialist:

  • Specialist Crystal Mcintyre of Washington (The Racket Bar)
  • Specialist Mike Salinger of Washington (20th Century Bowl)
  • Specialist Xavier Martin of California (LvL Up)
  • Specialist Corey Hulse of Pennsylvania (Railroad Street Bar & Grill)
  • Specialist Cody Miller of Florida (Keg N Coin Arcade Bar)
  • Specialist David Stavleu of Australia (Aussie Arcade)
  • Specialist James Swain Jr. of Connecticut (The Sanctum)

Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Private to Private First Class:

  • Private First Class Gonzalo Martinez of California (Long Beach Beer Lab)
  • Private First Class Ben Clement of Arizona (Catalina Brewing Co.)
  • Private First Class Ben McGee of Florida (Taproom)
  • Private First Class Sterling Martin of Georgia (Balls of Steel)
  • Private First Class Tony Batti of Canada (The Hidden Spot)
  • Private First Class Rob Horvath of Michigan (Milford House Bar & Grill)
  • Private First Class Mike Wolff of Washington (1up Lounge)
  • Private First Class Michael Grano of Ohio (Collision Bend Brewing Company)

For more information and to join the Stern Army, please reach out to


Brewery of the Month:

Congrats to Beechwood Brewing Co. of Long Beach, California for winning Brewery of the Month! Everyone knows that there’s no better combo than pinball and beer!  Do you have a special brewery you want to share with the world?  Submit your brewery pictures directly to for your chance to be featured as our next winner!

Flippin’ Entertainment Centers – Bowlero:

Calling all pinball and bowling enthusiasts! Discover your ultimate hangout at our latest Flippin’ Entertainment Center, Bowlero in Algonquin, IL. Come for the drinks, stay for the games! Any location can become flippin’ awesome with pinball!

Stern Pro Circuit:

Congrats to all competitors at this year’s UK Pinball Open, NYC Pinball Championships, and Pinball Expo Flip Out Tournament Stern Pro Circuit events.  In the end, Raymond Davidson won the UK Pinball Open,  Jason Zahler took down the NYC Pinball Championships, and the current #1 ranked player in the world Escher Lefkoff dominated the Pinball Expo Flip Out Tournament!

For full details on the Stern Pro Circuit and to keep up with the current standings and schedule, please visit –

Upcoming Stern Pro Circuit Events:

Stern Pro Circuit Event Date Tournament Details
OBX Flippers Fall Tournament 11/3-5
City Champ 11/4-5
24 Hour Final Battle at the Sanctum 11/4-5
Free Play Florida 11/17-19

Stern Pro Circuit Championship:

And just like that, another Stern Pro Circuit Champion has been crowned! Congrats to Karl DeAngelo on capturing the 2020 Stern Pro Circuit Championship and for Escher Lefkoff on capturing the 2022-23 Stern Pro Circuit Championship.  Relive the action here and get out and compete today! Who knows, maybe you will be the next Stern Pro Circuit Champion!

Status of Code:

We are continuously working to update and improve software for our machines.  There are always code updates and bug fixes in various stages of development; we will release them upon update completion.  If you would like to join our mailing list for code updates, please send an e-mail to  If you do encounter any bugs please feel free to provide information to  Get Connected and play!

Code updates and read me files are available at

Merch and Accessories:

Check out our Stern Shop for all accessories, collectibles, clothing and more!

Stern Pinball accessories are also available to purchase from your local authorized dealer –

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