Show Hours and Schedule

Updates to PRGE's schedule and lineup for 2017 will be posted as it gets closer to the event. Please check back.


Main Schedule

Friday, October 20, 2017

Only the PRGE Arcade is open on Friday. The exhibitor hall and panel rooms will open at 9:00 AM on Saturday morning.

    2:00 PM - Presale badges can be picked up at the Will Call starting at this time.
    3:00 PM - The PRGE Retrocade opens to the public (located in OCC Exhibit Hall B). Food and beverages will be for sale until 8:00 PM.
    10:00 PM - PRGE will close for the evening.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The PRGE Exhibitor Hall, Retrocade, and panel auditoriums will all be open on Saturday.

Pro-tip: If you already have a badge you picked up on Friday you can proceed directly to the line for the main hall.

    7:00 AM - Presale badges can be picked up at the Will Call starting at this time
    9:00 AM - Tickets go on sale at the door for those who have not purchased admission online.
    9:00 AM - Main show floor opens for presale badge holders
    10:00 AM - Main show floor opens for all attendees
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Speakers and panels in auditoriums
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Video gaming tournaments (on main show floor)
    5:30 PM - Exhibitor floor closes for the day. Arcade remains open. Food and beverages will be for sale in the arcade until 8:00 PM.
    6:00 PM- 8:00 PM - Cosplay Contest in Tetris Arena located in the Retrocade (Hall B)
    7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Auction registration
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Live collectibles auction
    10:00 PM - Arcade closes for the evening.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

    10:00 AM - Main show floor opens for all attendees
    10:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Speakers and panels in auditoriums
    12:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Video gaming tournaments
    5:00 PM - Main show floor closes and Expo ends


Tournaments

Please visit the Tournaments page for all of PRGE's tournament times and details.



Game Making Workshop, Virtual Reality and Horror Marathon

Game Making Workshop with the Portland Indie Game Squad
Game Making Workshop with the Portland Indie Game Squad.

The Portland Indie Game Squad will be joining us for the 6th year in a row to introduce you to game making tools and skills, showcase modern virtual reality technology, stream a live horror game marathon, and more!

Location: The PIGSquad Game Making Workshop and other auxiliary events will be held in Rooms A103 and A104, across from the PRGE museum. Locally made indie games will also be available for play in the PRGE arcade all weekend!

Saturday, October 21nd

11:00am - 2:00pm: All Ages Game Making Workshop
Ever wanted to design your own game? Want to learn how to code? Work with Pixel Arts Game Education to begin your journey into turning your stories and characters into a game to play with your friends!

4:00pm - 10:00pm: Horror Game Marathon
We're ready for Halloween: are you? Join us to witness the scariest experiences in gaming today, including Silent Hills P.T., Little Nightmares, Mad Father, and more. Some games are rated M for Mature!


Sunday, October 22nd

11:00am - 5:00 pm: Virtual Reality Lounge
Play games and experiences in some of the most immersive technology to date with Vive, PlayStation VR, Cardboard, and more! Virtual reality companies recommend against use by children under 12 years of age.



Panel Schedule


Schedule is subject to change. Please check the schedule in the show program or at the entrance to the auditorums for the most current information.

Panel descriptions can be viewed here »



Panels for Saturday, October 21, 2017


TIME Auditorium A
B113-B116
Auditorium B
B110-B112
Auditorium C
A105-A106
PRGE Museum
A107-A109
Tetris Arena in the Arcade
10:00 AM       10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Video Game Museum open to public
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Classic Tetris World Championships Qualifiers
10:30 AM   10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
The Ecology of a Coleco Video Game
 
11:00 AM 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
The Completionist
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Atari Anniversary Series: Pamela Smith
11:30 AM 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Is It Fake? Exploring the Counterfeit Game Phenomenon
12:00 PM 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Peanut Butter Gamer, SpaceHamster
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Atari Anniversary Series: Steve Hendricks and The Art of Atari
12:30 PM 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
National Videogame Museum and CGE
1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
The Origin of eSports: The Early Days of Video Game Tournaments
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Atari Anniversary Series: David Crane and Garry Kitchen
1:30 PM 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
The 8-Bit Guy
2:00 PM 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Metal Jesus Rocks MEGA Panel
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Atari Anniversary Series: Ron Milner
2:30 PM 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Warren Davis
3:00 PM 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Completely Unnecessary Podcast with Pat and Ian
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Atari Anniversary Series: Old Consoles Never Die
3:30 PM 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Getting More From Retro Games: Console Modding with Ben Heckendorn
4:00 PM 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Retrogames Roadshow
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Atari Anniversary Series: Howard Scott Warshaw
4:30 PM 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Chasing the First Easter Egg with Ed Fries and Ron Milner
5:00 PM 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Game History Q & A with Brett Weiss and Gamester81
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Atari Anniversary Series: The History of Imagic
  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Set up for Cosplay Contest
5:30 PM 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
More Oddball Game Systems with John Hancock
 
6:00 PM 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Jason Heine's Rhythm Roulette
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Unreleased NES Games with Frank Cifaldi
  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
PRGE Cosplay Contest
6:30 PM 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Taking Back the Comments Section
 
7:00 PM 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Setup and seating for live auction
 
7:30 PM 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Setup for Question Block Trivia
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
The Bits of Yesterday
 
8:00 PM 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Question Block Trivia
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Live collectibles auction
   
8:30 PM 8:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Watch Out For Fireballs Podcast
   
9:00 PM    
9:30 PM      
10:00 PM     10:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Auction settlements
   
10:30 PM          


Panels for Sunday, October 22, 2017


TIME Auditorium A
B113-B116
Auditorium B
B110-B112
Auditorium C
A105-A106
PRGE Museum
A107-A109
Tetris Arena in the Arcade
10:00 AM       10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Video Game Museum open to public
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Classic Tetris World Championships
10:30 AM    
11:00 AM 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
SNES CD-ROM: The Very Weird History of Nintendo's Most Notorious Vaporware
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Four Days that Changed Video Games
11:30 AM 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Limited Run Games with Douglas Bogart
12:00 PM 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Retronauts Podcast: Behind the Scenes of Metal Gear
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Atari Anniversary Series: Tod Frye
12:30 PM 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Play the Punk Challenge
1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Filthy Resellers: Myths and Facts of the Used Video Game Marketplace
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Atari Anniversary Series: Joe Decuir
1:30 PM 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Building and Hacking Pinball with Ben Heckendorn and FAST Pinball
2:00 PM 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Weird History! Strange Games and Stories from Video Game History
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Atari Anniversary Series: Rob Zdybel and Ed Rotberg
2:30 PM 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
The Game Historian
3:00 PM 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Arcade Game Repair Tips from the Portland Arcade Collectors
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
The Making of The Bard's Tale Remastered
3:30 PM 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Video Game Package Design with Marc Ericksen
4:00 PM 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Game Resurrection: Bringing your carts back from the dead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
To be determined
4:30 PM  



Autograph Session Schedule

Autograph Sessions for Saturday, October 21, 2017


TIME Autograph table in the museum
A107-A109
Autograph table A
Holladay Lobby
Autograph table B
Holladay Lobby
11:30 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jennel Jaquays
   
12:00 PM 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Pamela Smith
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Completionist
 
12:30 PM  
1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Open
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Peanut Butter Gamer & SpaceHamster
 
1:30 PM  
2:00 PM 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
David Crane & Garry Kitchen
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thor Aackerlund, Robin Mihara and Chris Tang, Chris Bidwell
 
2:30 PM 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
David Murray - The 8-Bit Guy
3:00 PM 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Ron Milner
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Metal Jesus Rocks and Crew
3:30 PM 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Warren Davis
4:00 PM 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Tim Lapetino, Darrell Spice Jr., John Champeau, Al Yarusso
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pat Contri and Ian Ferguson
4:30 PM 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Ben Heckendorn
5:00 PM   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Howard Scott Warshaw
5:30 PM   5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Open
6:00 PM   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Willy Aguilar and Bob Smith
6:30 PM   6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
John Hancock
7:00 PM    


Autograph Sessions for Sunday, October 22, 2017


TIME Autograph table in the museum
A107-A109
12:00 PM 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Norman Caruso and Joey DeSena
12:30 PM
1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tod Frye
1:30 PM
2:00 PM 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Joe Decuir
2:30 PM
3:00 PM 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rob Zdybel and Ed Rotberg
3:30 PM

Autograph Session Guidelines

  • None of our PRGE guest speakers are charging for autographs. Speakers reserve the right to limit the number of autographs they will sign, per person.
  • Some guest speakers may have merchandise for sale in conjunction with their autograph sessions
  • Please follow the instructions of PRGE volunteers in regard to lining up.
  • Autograph sessions are first-come, first served.
  • Please be courteous and respectful of other attendees who may still be waiting when you are meeting with a speaker.
  • PRGE may cut off lines in order to meet scheduling requirements.
  • Schedule is subject to change. Please check the schedule in the show program or at the entrance to the auditoriums for the most current information