After weeks of friendly trash-talking between Bleeding Cool writers Jeremy "Big Ohio" Konrad and Lauren "Baltimore" Sisselman over various social media accounts (as well as behind the scenes), the editors told them to put their bantering to the test since they'll both be on assignment at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando from April 13th – 16th. They both jumped on the challenge and we're excited to announce that the first ever Bleeding Cool Pinball Championship will take place down there in Florida.
For a look at the type of talk we've had to take from them both over the past few weeks, here's just the briefest of samplings:
Things are heating up, but there you have it, the challenge has been made, the insults are being hurled, and there can only be one winner! When asked for comment on the match, Lauren had this to say:
Jeremy has no idea what he's getting into. I'm the best pinball player in the Delmarva area, people quiver in fear. Jeremy's gonna learn a hard lesson.
(Writer's Note: Jeremy had no clue what Delmarva was. It stands for Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. He felt embarrassed.)
He certainly is! Lauren is a pretty accomplished pinball player, and you can read about all of her adventures of playing all over the country right here on BC. She is an avid Baltimore Orioles and Ravens fan, LOVES Archie more than anyone on Earth, and can grade and speak to Golden Age comics as well as anyone. She is a Disney freak and she owns actual pinball machines.
When asked for comment, Jeremy had the following to say:
Pinball? Pssh, not only will I beat her, but she will wish she never accepted the challenge.
Jeremy has played pinball once or twice. And by that we mean once or twice. If this was Zen Pinball on PS4, we would have a close match here, but we aren't. He writes a ton about action figures here on BC, is a huge CLeveland sports fan, and his two loves in life are his daughter and Star Wars. He also runs a comic store in Ohio, and he has seen pictures of many Golden Age comics. Many a Disney film has passed in front of his eyes over the years as well.
The big match will take place Saturday night, April 15 in Orlando while they cover Star Wars Celebration for BC. We will be uploading it here, but if you are in town for Celebration, we will be battling it out at the The Pinball Lounge.