ZapCon has updated their site with a very brief message “We regret to announce that there will be no ZapCon in 2023. It is possible that the show will return in the future.”
It was a message pinball fans didn’t want to hear but were probably expecting at this point. There had been no news about the 2023 edition of the con but this has finally confirmed it.
The second part of that message though leave some wondering if we have seen the last of the pinball convention that started it’s days in Downtown Phoenix before moving to Mesa. With the success of StarFighters Arcade, which is a retro pinball/arcade hot spot open year round, it holds tournaments along side a very similar ZapCon experience (on a smaller level).
Hopefully this isn’t the last we see if ZapCon as it’s one of the more unique conventions in Arizona.