Stern Pinball Brings Heavy Metal To Comic-Con International 2013

World's Leading Maker of Real Arcade Quality Pinball Announces 3rd Annual Pinball Tournament with New Metallica Pro Machine

Jul 10, 2013, 11:30 ET from Stern Pinball, Inc.

MELROSE PARK, Ill., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's leading maker of real pinball games and the American Amusement Machine Association ("AAMA") Manufacturer of the Year, announced today their third annual Comic-Con International pinball tournament where players and fans will have the opportunity to play Stern's latest Metallica Pro machine, celebrating one of the world's foremost heavy metal bands.

San Diego Comic-Con attendees will be able to compete in a pinball tournament for the chance to win a cash prize and pinball backglass by signing up to play at booth #503. The tournament starts July 17th on Preview Night at Comic-Con. Qualifying participants will be selected to return if they advance in the tournament. The finals will be held on Saturday, July 20th. Stern is excited to offer game enthusiasts, Metallica devotees and comic fanatics a chance to experience first hand the highly sought-after Metallica pinball game.

"Since their launch in May, Stern's Metallica machines quickly developed a massive following," said Jody Dankberg, Director of Marketing and Licensing for Stern Pinball. "We are thrilled to 'officially' debut the Pro version at San Diego Comic-Con where our craftsmanship will be put to the test as players experience the unique features and addictive nature of Metallica pinball."

In addition to the annual tournament, Stern Pinball will sponsor a few attention-grabbing giveaways, including a Kirk Hammett guitar, and will also host an exclusive autograph session with famed pop culture artist Dirty Donny Giles on Thursday, July 18th at 2 p.m.

Attendees can find Stern Pinball at the Nuclear Blast America and JSR Merchandising booth #503.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the leading producer of pinball games in the world. Stern's highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture popular arcade-quality pinball games.  Recent popular Stern titles include Metallica, Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman and many more. All of Stern's pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern's expert team. Both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe enjoy Stern's games. For more information, please visit

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