posted by RecycledGamer on 6-17-2016
For the first time ever we welcome James Rolfe, the Angry Video Game Nerd, to the 2016 Portland Retro Gaming Expo! James will be hosting his own panel on Saturday and another again on Sunday, as well as an autograph session for a limited time in the main lobby on Saturday. Panel and autograph times will be announced closer to the event.
James Rolfe is a filmmaker, director, producer, and writer from New Jersey who is best known for his internet production of The Angry Video Game Nerd. Rolfe gained mainstream attention when the first four episodes of AVGN went viral on the internet after his best friend Mike Matei persuaded him to publish them on YouTube in 2006.
Since then, James has published hundreds of videos and even a feature length film featuring the Nerd character. The "nerd van" from this movie will be on display at PRGE along with AVGN merchandise for sale.
posted by RecycledGamer on 6-6-2016
Do you love classic video games? Would you like to hang out with hundreds of like-minded classic gaming fans? Would you like to touch real-live video game nerds? Get all this plus free admission to the Portland Retro Gaming Expo!
PRGE is a 501(c)4, 100% non-profit and volunteer-operated convention. Our continued growth and improvement depends on fans like you to volunteer your time and skills. If you will be in the Portland, OR area on October 18-23, 2016 we can use your help. There are many postions available. Each volunteer gets free admission to the Expo for the entire weekend and special volunteer PRGE t-shirt.
Go to the PRGE volunteer page for more information and to complete the volunteer application.
posted by RecycledGamer on 5-3-2016
For the first time in 11 years, PRGE will be open on Friday! We have created this graphic to help explain what you can do on each day of the event and when you can do it. Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
updated by RecycledGamer on 5-3-2016
PRGE is happy to announce our 11th annual Expo at the Oregon Convention Center on October 21-23, 2016.
Tickets to PRGE are now on sale through out ticketing Partner, Showclix. As in previous years, all ticketing fees are built into the online price. What you see is what you pay! In addition, presale ticket buyers enjoy these benefits:
Posted by RecycledGamer on 10-25-2015
PRGE 2015 is over, but not forgotten! Here are some links to reviews, photos and videos from the Expo.
updated by RecycledGamer on 8-16-2015
2015 marks the tenth anniversary of the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. Over the past decade we have create a wide variety of marketing materials, shirts, badges and show programs for each of our events.
Visit our new PRGE museum page and look back at some of these materials we produced and learn about the history of the Northwest's largest retro gaming convention. See the evolution of the Expo as we moved to larger venues each year and enjoyed ever increasing attendance.
updated by RecycledGamer on 07-09-2015
It was in 2006 when the Northwest Classic Games Enthusiasts, a Seattle-based video game affinity group, put on their first event in Portland, Oregon area. The show was held in the Quality Inn Conference Center in Vancouver, WA and there were about 250 game fans in attendance. During our first show, the XBox 360 was less than a year old and the Wii and PS3 wouldn't come out for another month.
In the 10 years since, we've graduated to the Oregon Convention Center where we host over 6,000 attendees over two days. You can learn more about past PRGE events on our Past Events page.
Be sure to join us this year for our 10th anniversary celebration!
A special thank you goes out to Video Game Wizards, who have sponsored PRGE for all 10 years of our existence. It was their encouragement and financial support that made the show possible.
PRGE operates as a 501(c)4 non-profit corporation. The show is funded by sponsorships, admissions, exhibitor fees, donations and by the efforts of our unpaid board members and volunteers who work tirelessly to make the event a success.
by RecycledGamer on 1-13-2011
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