Portland Retro Gaming Expo – Uncovered and Exposed
It’s almost time, the Retro Expo is just about 2 months away. And we all know what happens: our summer goes by way too fast and it will feel like only moments when the call to join the gathering takes place. So mark your calendars, tattoo your forhead – whatever it takes to ensure you’re at the event of the year.
You are summoned: September 29th and 30th, 2012.
Location of the Power Source: Oregon Convention Center
Gaining Entry: Children 10 & under (free), Saturday $20, Sunday $15, Both Days $25, Take the Family(5) $100 – These can be purchased online or on site the day of. (Credit Accepted)
Alignment of Rituals: Saturday 29th: 9am Main Floor Opens to Presale Badge Holders, 10am Main Floor Opens to Everyone, 12-6pm Speakers in Auditorium, 1-5pm Video Game Tournaments, 7pm Main Floor Closes for setup, 7-9pm Live Auction, 9pm-12am After Party Sponsored by Ground Kontrol (age 21+), 12am, show ends for the day.
Sunday 30th: 10am Main Floor Opens, 11am-4pm Speakers in Auditorium, 12-3pm Video Game Tournaments, 5pm Show Conclusion
No Robes required, but you can bring your favorite gamer costume. I saw Chun-Li two years running, will she be back? Who else will be there, help us out and wear something cool!
There are many many tables filled to the brim with memorabilia, games, strategy guides, collectibles, vintage gaming consoles, prizes and lots of cool stuff. If you plan to potentially make a purchase, bring some cash with you ahead of time. Support retro gaming, meet the Geeks and many other cool people who love what gaming is now and love even more what it used to be, a wise person once said: “know thine roots” and he means play old games!