Show Hours and Schedule

Schedule and lineup on this page are preliminary and subject to change. We will add more detail here as the schedule becomes more firmly established. Last updated on 09/17/2016.


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New For 2016

In order to provide attendees with more time to play and enjoy our extensive selection of arcade and console games, the PRGE Retrocade (located in Exhibit Hall E) will be open on Friday, October 21 from 3:00 PM to midnight. The exhibitor portion of the show (located in Exhibit Hall D) will be open starting on Saturday morning, but will be walled off from the public on Friday.

Will Call will open on Friday starting at 2:00 PM. If you pick up your badge on Friday, you do not have to wait in the Will Call line on Saturday — you can proceed directly to the entrance hall line.


Main Schedule

Friday, October 21, 2016

Only the Retrocade 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 in Exhibit Hall E. Restaurant in Exhibit Hall E will remain open until 11:00 PM.
    12:00 AM (midnight) - PRGE is closed for the evening.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

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 - 6:45 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. Restaurant inside the show hall will remain open until 11:00 PM.
    12:00 AM - Arcade closes. PRGE is closed for the evening.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

    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


Game Making Workshop

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 5th 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 will be held in rooms E147 and E148, across from panel rooms A and B.

Saturday, October 22nd

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Panel: How Retro Games Influence Modern Indies
From the remaster of System Shock to referencing pixel art in Steam games in 2016, how do we see our nostalgic retro titles influencing game developers today? Join panelists Stephen Kick (System Shock Remastered), Steve Gaynor (Gone Home, Tacoma), Mo Cohen (Queer Quest), Cullen Dwyer (Handsome Mr. Frog, Sgt. Saturn), and Kate Thomas (Smooth Operator, Motokata) as we discuss these classics' influence on game developers today.

2:30pm - 4:00pm: 8-Bit Generation Film Screening
When Jack Tramiel invented Commodore in the 1970's, he envisioned computing for the masses and not just the upper classes. Spearheading the personal technology revolution and combatting giants like Apple and IBM, Commodore became a household name by changing the way in which we interact, create and play with computers. From the advent of the groundbreaking Atari and Tetris games to the evolution of contemporary technological design, 8 Bit Generation dives into the home computer explosion and explores Commodore's key role in shaping the future in which we now live.

5:00pm - 11:00pm: Stream & Scream: Horror Game Marathon
We're ready for Halloween: are you? Join us to witness the scariest experiences in gaming today, including Resident Evil: Beginning Hour, Silent Hills P.T., and Witch's House. Some games are rated M for Mature!

Sunday, October 23rd

10:30am - 12:30am: All Ages Game Making Workshop
Ever wanted to design your own game? Work with Pixel Arts Game Education to begin your journey into turning your stories and characters into a game to play with your friends!

2:00pm - 5:00pm: Virtual Reality Lounge
Play games and experiences in some of the most immersive technology to date with Oculus, PlayStation VR, and more! Virtual reality companies recommend against use by children under 12 years of age.



Film Screening: The New 8-Bit Heroes


The New 8-Bit Heroes is a film that follows the story of a group of modern creatives building a new "homebrew" NES game based on designs penned by an 8 year old in 1988, and through it examines the process, the community, and serves as a compelling look at the importance of those ambitions we leave in our youth. Creator, Joe Granato, will be on hand to introduce this compelling film and to take questions afterwards.

  • Location: The New 8-Bit Heroes will be screened in the Classic Tetris World Championship arena located in the Arcade on the main show floor of the Expo.

  • Time: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM



Live Concert Schedule

PRGE will host a live concert in Auditorium A on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9:00 PM to midnight.

Learn more about PRGE's 2016 live concert »


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 22, 2016


TIME Auditorium A
E141 - E144
Auditorium B
E145 - E146
Auditorium C
D137 - D140
Video Game Museum
D135-D136
6:00 AM Closed Closed Closed Closed
6:30 AM
7:00 AM
7:30 AM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
10:00 AM 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
How it works: 8-Bit Graphics and Sound with the 8-Bit Guy
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Video Game Museum open to public
10:30 AM 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Pamela Smith
11:00 AM 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
The Completionist
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Howard Scott Warshaw
11:30 AM 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Video Game Package Design with Marc Ericksen
12:00 PM 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Let's Play with PBJ, BrutalMoose, SpaceHamster & ProJared
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
"That was a video game system?" with John Hancock
12:30 PM 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
The Art of Atari with Tim Lapetino
1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Game ROM Hacking with John Riggs
1:30 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
AVGN Setup & Seating
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
The Atari 7800 ProSystem with Steve Golson
2:00 PM 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Angry Video Game Nerd
Session 1
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
"It's Just Emulation!" - The Challenge of Selling Old Games with Frank Cifaldi
2:30 PM 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Coin Rejects Podcast
3:00 PM 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Buffer
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Atari Programmers Bob Smith, Rob Zydbel, Ed Rotberg and Brad Stewart
3:30 PM 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Metal Jesus Rocks
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
It's Alive! A story of classic arcade game resurrection with Ed Fries
4:00 PM 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
History of Amiga with Joe Decuir
4:30 PM 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Completely Unnecessary Podcast with Pat & Ian
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Now You're Playing With Prototypes! with Patrick Scott Patterson
5:00 PM 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Retro Game Console Mods with Ben Heck
Closed
5:30 PM 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
All Gen Gamers Podcast
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Bit Wars - Demystifying the 8-bit to 64-bit eras
6:00 PM 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Retrogames Roadshow
6:30 PM 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mastering the Claw: The secrets of prize and redemption games with Matt3756
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Gaming Down Under with Wood Hawker & 8-Bit Alli
7:00 PM 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tod Frye
7:30 PM 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Closed for concert setup
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Closed for auction setup
8:00 PM 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Question Block Trivia
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Live collectibles auction
8:30 PM
9:00 PM 9:00 PM - Midnight
Live Concert
9:30 PM
10:00 PM Closed 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Auction settlements
10:30 PM
11:00 PM Closed
11:30 PM
Midnight Closed



Panels for Sunday, October 23, 2016


TIME Auditorium A
E141 - E144
Auditorium B
E145 - E146
Auditorium C
D137 - D140
Video Game Museum
D135-D136
8:00 AM Closed Closed Closed Closed
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
10:00 AM 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Video Game Museum open to public
10:30 AM 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
The Gaming Historian
10:30 AM - 12:15 AM
Cosplay Contest
11:00 AM 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Building and Hacking Pinball with Ben Heck
11:30 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
AVGN Setup & Seating
12:00 PM 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Angry Video Game Nerd
Session 2
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
The Complete NES with Jeffrey Wittenhagen
12:30 PM 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Let's Get Physical: The resurgence of physical game media
1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Buffer
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Inti Creates with Takuya Aizu and Matt Papa
1:30 PM 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Pat the NES Punk/Play the Punk Challenge
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Watch Out For Fireballs Podcast
2:00 PM 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Rebecca Heineman and Jennell Jaquays
2:30 PM 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
ProJared
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
The History of Imagic with Bob Smith and Denis Koble
3:00 PM 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Retronauts
3:30 PM 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
To be determined
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Arcade Game Repair Tips with the Portland Arcade Collectors
4:00 PM 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Super Best Friends
Closed
4:30 PM Closed Closed
5:00 PM Closed
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
8:00 PM
8:30 PM
9:00 PM
9:30 PM
10:00 PM
10:30 PM
11:00 PM
11:30 PM
Midnight


Autograph Session Schedule

Many of our speakers will provide an opportunity to sign autographs for attendees at various locations inside the expo. Here are a few that have scheduled a time, but this is not a full list.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Pat "The NES Punk" Contri and Ian Ferguson
Start time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Pat and Ian will be signing autographs at their table located in booth 210 in the Exhibitor hall.

Matt "Matt3756" Magnone
Start time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: The autograph table located in the Main lobby near the Will Call counter

Peanut Butter Gamer, BrutalMoose, SpaceHamster and ProJared
Start time: 2:00 PM
Location: The autograph table located in the Main lobby near the Will Call counter

Metal Jesus Rocks & Friends
Start time: 4:30 PM
Location: The autograph table located in the Main lobby near the Will Call counter

James Rolfe - The Angry Video Game Nerd
Start time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The autograph table located in the Main lobby near the Will Call counter


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Pat "The NES Punk" Contri and Ian Ferguson
Start time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Pat and Ian will be signing autographs at their table located in booth 210 in the Exhibitor hall.


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.
  • Autographs 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 auditorums for the most current information