Venue/Location: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Phone: 503-235-7575
- Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 10:00 AM
- Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 10:00 AM
Portland Retro Gaming Expo
Admission: $25.00 Weekend Pass / $20.00 Saturday Only / $15.00 Sunday Only
Click here to buy tickets online.
(Pre-sale tickets will allow attendees to get into the event one hour early on 8/29)
Saturday, September 29: Show Floor: 10:00am - 7:00pm / Speaker Panels: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 25: Show Floor: 10:00am - 5:00pm / Speaker Panels: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Click here for a full schedule
Families and video game fans from around the Northwest can look forward to the seventh-annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo (PRGE)!
PRGE has moved to the Oregon Convention Center to accommodate the event's growing popularity. The event will be held in the 60,000 square foot 'Hall C' of the Convention Center which will allow for a greatly expanded arcade section which has been coined the 'Megacade.' Nearly 20,000 square feet of floor space will be set aside for attendees to play more than 100 classic arcade, console, and pinball. The arcade is being presented in partnership with the popular classic arcade, Ground Kontrol.
PRGE attracts fans of video games and their history and is a family friendly, all-ages event. It is made up of three areas: The arcade, speakers and panels, and the Vendor Marketplace. The arcade will feature an unprecedented number of classic arcade and pinball machines, showcasing everything from Asteroids to Zaxxon. More than 40 classic home consoles will available to play, including such favorites as the Atari 2600, the Nintendo Entertainment System, and the Sega Genesis. All games will be free to play with admission.
The Theater will feature two separate auditoriums where attendees can see speakers and panels on a variety of classic gaming topics. Attendees can participate in a video game trivia contest, a cosplay/costume contest and a live auction for many rare video game items and memorabilia.
The Vendor Marketplace is by far the largest and most popular part of the convention. More than 40 vendors will be selling classic games, consoles, and memorabilia from over 30 years of video game history. Game-related crafts and art pieces will also be available.
For more information on the Portland Retro Gaming Expo visit retrogamingexpo.com.