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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!



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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.
  • Contributors can earn free vendor space at the show by contributing 6 or more games. See the Arcade Submission Form for details.
  • 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 backbone 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.

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