posted by RecycledGamer on 2-11-2013
The Portland Retro Gaming Expo is proud to sponsor the 4th Annual Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Classic Video Game Show on April 13th, 2013 in Kelso, WA. Last year we helped show organizer, John Hancock, raise over $5,000 for the Childrens Justice and Advocacy Center (CJAC) and we're convinced we can do better this year with your help!
Once again PRGE is absorbing most of the cost of putting on this show so that 100% of the admission will go directly to CJAC. It is CJAC's mission to provide children who have experienced sexual or physical abuse a coordinated community approach to investigation, prosecution and treatment that promotes their safety, healing, and well-being.
In 2013 the Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Expo is back in the former Emporium location inside the Three Rivers Mall in Kelso, WA. There will be over 20,000 square feet of gaming goodness.
Enjoy hundreds of freeplay classic console and arcade video games included with your admission donation.
Several sponsors have donated classic gaming systems and other goodies for the silent auction. All attendees can participate. Simply write your name next to the bid you want to make on the bid sheet. Highest bid when the auction closes gets to purchase the item. All proceeds from the auction go directly to CJAC.
posted by RecycledGamer on 1-23-2013
As we move into our 8th year, the Portland Retro Gaming Expo returns to the Oregon Convention Center on October 5-6, 2013! Once again we will occupy the entire 60,000 square foot Exhibit Hall C with vendors and games plus separate meeting rooms for our speakers, panels and tournaments. The Oregon Convention Center is conveniently located right on the MAX light rail line and is close to several hotels. The entire venue is comfortably climate controlled and includes several on-site options for food, ATMs and plenty of places to sit and relax.
Last year we had over 160 arcade and pinball machines in our 20,000 square foot Mega-Cade. Well, we are going bigger this year, setting a goal of over 200 machines. - And put your quarters away because all games will be set to play for free with your paid admission. We're going so big, in fact, that we are upgrading the name to Supercade. (It was either that or Megacade U.)
Once again we're partnering with Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade who are mobilizing the arcade and pinball collector communities to bring together this unprecedented aggregation of retro gaming.
Our attendee surveys always rate the vendor/exhibitor marketplace as most popular part of the Expo. Our use of the Oregon Convention Center will allow us to accept more exhibitors than in past years and to offer more flexibility in booth sizes to vendors. Are you are interested in exhibiting at PRGE? Please visit the exhibitor page today for details. The earlier you reserve your spot, the less you pay! Once we sell out of exhibitor spots we will close exhibitor registration.
PRGE will once again feature at least two separate speaking auditoriums allowing us to support a larger number of speakers and panels. The auditoriums are physically separated from the main show hall to alleviate noise intrusion from the main show floor into the speaking events.
Our after-hours party in the Supercade will return in 2013 with some new suprises. For one, it will start much earlier in the evening. All paid attendees who are 21 or older are welcome to attend. The restaurant on the show floor will be open, there will be a cash bar and, of course, there will be access to all of the freeplay arcade and console machines at the Expo. Check back for more details on this event.
Many of the same great Expo features will return for 2013 including the Live Auction, classic video game tournaments, cosplay contest and our raffle.
You can purchase admission to PRGE 2013 immediately on our web site. Purchasing admission online before the show has three benefits:
posted by RecycledGamer on 10-1-2012
The Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2012 has ended. On behalf of the organizers we'd like to extend a sincere thanks to all of our attendees, volunteers, speakers, vendors and to the Oregon Convention Center for an event that exceeded our expectations in every way!Over the next few weeks we will be recapping the event and linking to media and video, but for now here at the basics:
Please check back as we recover from an awesome weekend and share more highlights.
The board of the Portland Retro Gaming Expo
by RecycledGamer on 1-13-2011
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