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PRGE 2015 Flyer and T-Shirt Art Released

PRGE 2015 Flyer
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The 2015 PRGE show flyer

"My name is Darth Vader. I am an extraterrestrial from the planet Vulcan!"

Every year we work to create a show theme that will tie in with our retro roots while producing compelling flyer and t-shirt art. This year our designers, Sean Harrington and Kelsey Leigh, created this tribute to one of the most iconic movies of the 1980's.

The art is still being completed, but you can expect an incredible 2015 t-shirt, available at the PRGE booth at the Expo. And you can find flyers and posters starting later this week at most local game stores such as Video Game Wizards, CD Game Exchange, Game Star and Retro Game Trader.

Go to flyer and t-shirt archive

Live Streaming From PRGE by Game Center PDX

GameCenterPDX
The GameCenterPDX crew.

Can't make it to the Expo? Our friends at GameCenterPDX will streaming live from Portland Retro Gaming Expo, bringing you all of the action from the show floor.

GameCenterPDX is a group of retro Let's Players that drink beer, play games, and wax nostalgic every week streaming live from Portland, OR. Join hosts Dan Lipert, Victoria Olson, and Matt Krzesniak as they explore Japanese arcade games, retro-inspired indies, and brutal 8-Bit challenges.

Go to GameCenterPDX.com

History of PRGE Flyers, Badges & T-Shirts

PRGE 2009 T-shirt
T-Shirt from PRGE 2009

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.

Portland Retro Gaming Expo Flyer, Badge and T-Shirt Archive

Volunteer Your Time at the Retro Gaming Expo

Volunteer at PRGE!
PRGE runs on volunteers and we need your help!

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 14-19, 2015 we can use your help. There are postions available in setup, and breakdown, guest assistance, tournament organization and stage management/production. Each volunteer gets free admission to the Expo for the entire weekend and special volunteer edition PRGE t-shirt.

Go to the PRGE volunteer page for more information and to complete the volunteer application.

Tickets On Sale Now

Badges from the 2011 Portland Retro Gaming Expo

Tickets to PRGE 2015 are on sale now through our admission processor, Showclix. PRGE is absorbing the ticketing fees again in 2015 so what you see is what you pay!

Buying your tickets now really helps us out for planning and staffing to ensure you get admitted into the show quickly and to plan for the maximum number of attractions and benefits for our attendees. Additionally, purchasing passes online saves $5 per ticket and admits you to the show 1 hours early on Saturday!



Go to purchase passes now »


Celebrating 10 years of retro gaming

Portland Retro Gaming Expo logo

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!

Special Thanks

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.

Funding

PRGE operates as a 501c4 non-proft 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.


Help make Oregon's largest arcade (for a weekend)!

2015 PRGE Mega Arcade!
Got one of these? Bring it to the show!

If you've been to PRGE you know that a big part of what makes our show special is our arcade full of arcade and pinball machines, all set to freeplay. For the weekend of the Expo, we are Oregon's largest arcade of functioning games. These games are contributed by gracious arcade and pinball collectors from around the Pacific Northwest. They're heavy and delicate and we are so appreciative of the kind folks who are willing to work with us to get them to the Convention Center.

Every Game Helps!

Would you like to be part of the largest arcade in Oregon? If you have even one game to contribute, please contact us via the Arcade Submission Form and one of our arcade organizers will get back to you.

What's in it for me?

Contributing games to the PRGE arcade gets you a few benefits:

  • The best thing you will receive is the pleasure of seeing your game played by retro gaming fans in a genuine old-school arcade setting!
  • Each game contributed earns you one free weekend pass to PRGE ($32 value). The first one is an all-access pass that gets you onto the show floor anytime during setup and teardown.
  • If you want to sell a game at PRGE, we do not collect a commission. Simply hang a "for sale" sign on your game with a phone number. All we ask is that the game remain on the show floor until the show closes at 5:00 PM on Sunday.

What Should I Expect?

Naturally, games in the arcade will get played by the public all weekend. Contributors should be prepared for a normal amount of wear and tear based on approximately 24 hours of potentially continuous play time. Should a game be damaged during transport or setup, PRGE may work with game owners to provide a satisfactory resolution including, but not limited to repairing the game or compensation for parts and repair. We will do everything in our power to ensure our game contributors are happy.

Game Transportation

PRGE will have trucks to transport games to the Convention Center, but we encourage contributors with the means to transport their own games. In cases where a contributor has only a small number of games, we may ask that you bring them to a central aggregation point where our cargo truck can pick them up in one load.

Pinball machines should have the legs removed and the backbox folded down and secured to the body with a ratchet strap. Legs and bolts should be wrapped together and labeled with their machine name. PRGE has plastic pallet wrap and cardboard available for free to game contributors if you would like to wrap your games for transport to protect artwork. Please contact us at arcade@retrogamingexpo.com to request these materials.

Questions?

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions by sending email to arcade@retrogamingexpo.com. Don't wait! The sooner we know what games are coming, the sooner we can finalize our floorplan for the best arcade Oregon has ever seen!


2015 Portland Retro Gaming Expo Dates Announced

PRGE celebrates 10 years of retro gaming!

We are pleased to announce our tenth annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo, at the Oregon Convention Center on October 17-18, 2015. It will be our biggest yet!

  • Square footaged increased from 60,000 to 90,000
  • Arcade increased from 20,000 to 30,000 square feet
  • Additional auditorium/panel space has been added
  • More to be announced...

Location

Oregon Convention Center
777 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232

Volunteers

We need your help! Want to volunteer for this event? Contact us today at volunteers@retrogamingexpo.com. We will post more information about volunteer opportunities in the next couple months.

Be an exhibitor!

Want to be an exhibitor at PRGE? Visit the Exhibitor Packages page and then contact us at vendors@retrogamingexpo.com to reserve your space. We still have plenty of room, but it's filling up fast so don't wait.

Join Our Mailing List for the latest Expo News

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