Hello, is this thing on?
We hit publish on blog post #101 this week as we come up on our 1-year anniversary of the Kineticist project, and figured the best way to celebrate the milestone was to produce even more content!
Welcome to Moving Parts, the official newsletter for Kineticist. As the name implies, this effort will evolve and change as most things do, but we hope to bring some additional attention to some of the work we're doing, spread some love for the pinball community, and hopefully refrain from bombarding your inboxes too often.
We've got some really fun stuff in the works, but with this first edition, we wanted to spend some time recapping what we've been up to these last few months.
- We've produced over 100 blog posts with the help of some supremely talented writers.
Check out the blog for all of them, but here are some recent highlights:
- Multiballs of Madness! How to Play Bram Stoker's Dracula Pinball
- Where yat, Philly? Top Picks for Pinball & Arcades in and Around Philadelphia
- The Town That Hated Arcades: The wild story of Arnie Kaye vs. Westport, Connecticut
- Ranked: The 20 Best Pinball Machines of the 2000s
- Tracking the Evolution of SternPinball.com from 2000-Today
- We've been writing a monthly series of interviews with members of the pinball community on the IFPA's website. So far, we've had conversations with
- We built nearly 8,000 pages of website content, including:
- The Pinball IP Hype Index, which tracks the most wanted pinball themes
- A full directory of pinball machines, past and present, including what we're tentatively calling Rotten Tomatoes for Pinball (check out the page for Bram Stoker's Dracula, with its Kineticist score of 71 to see what I mean)
- A curated directory of places to play pinball
- A curated pinball business directory
- A small shop for branded merch (which we are planning on expanding soon)
None of this would be possible, of course, without the contributions of a number of people, including our writers ( Brian Saa, Brad Milison, Jose Irizarry, James McFatter, Melodee Mabbitt and Alyssa Alsheimer), all the friends, family, and readers who have provided feedback and support along the way, and of course pinball community projects like Pinball Map and the OPDB.
I really can't tell you all how much your support and readership means to me personally, and hope to count on your continued backing as we gradually work on introducing more products and services that contribute back to the community in some fashion, and that advance our goal of turning Kineticist into a sustainable business that showcases everything we love about pinball and arcade culture.
Cheers, and until next time.