updated by RecycledGamer on 3-30-2014
At past events we have always had tickets available at the door, but purchasing your passes to PRGE 2014 online will guarantee your spot at the largest retro gaming con in the Pacific Northwest. Our growth year-over-year could mean that this is the year we reach capacity before the doors open.
Through our ticketing vendor, ShowClix, you can purchase admission online using any major credit card. Print out your tickets and bring them to the Will Call counter on the weekend of the Expo to speed your checking and pick up your show badges. Didn't print your tickets? No problem - just show an ID with the name of the ticket purchaser to the Will Call staff and you are good to go. Please note: we are not mailing badges - all presale badges can be picked up at the Will Call counter.
updated by RecycledGamer on 3-17-2014
Dear Retro Gaming Fans,
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball. The Portland Retro Gaming Expo has been asked by the city to move our event out one week in order to accomodate a large sporting event that will require the majority of the Oregon Convention Center (OCC). It was not an easy decision for us, but the event has enormous potential upside for the city of Portland and its local businesses. The PRGE board decided that it made sense to accept the proposal from the OCC to move out the date of the Expo by one week from October 11-12, 2014 to October 18-19, 2014. This will open up the previous weekend for an event that is projected to bring over $1.4 million in revenue into the city.
So mark your calendars - the new date of the 2014 Portland Retro Gaming Expo is October 18-19, 2014. Otherwise it will be the same great show as always.
We realize that this change might be an inconvenience for some. We sincerely apologize for any difficulty or confusion the change causes for our attendees. It was not an easy decision, but we are confident that this is the right decision for the continued success of the Expo.
Our hotel partners (The Jupiter, Residence Inn and Doubletree) are working with us to move out room blocks out to the new dates. We have asked them to proactively reach out to anyone who booked a room already, but we encourage you to contact your hotel right away to confirm your reservation for the new dates. There will be no difference in price.
If you have already paid for a space at PRGE 2014 and you are OK with the new dates then there is nothing you have to do. Our vendor coordinator will be reaching out to paid exhibitors over the next couple of weeks to confirm the date change and help with the transition in any way we can. You can ask questions and discuss your specific situation with the vendor coordinator anytime by emailing email@example.com.
We have held off on posting PRGE passes for sale until the negotiations with OCC were complete. Now that we have come to an agreement, ticket sales will start up within the next few days.
Thank you very much for supporting PRGE. It's very gratifying to know how many classic video game fans want to come to our little show that started in the back room of the Vancouver Quality Inn nine years ago.
The Board and Staff of the Portland Retro Gaming Expo
updated by RecycledGamer on 2-8-2014
Our friends at the Seattle Retro Gaming Expo have announced their 4th annual show on June 28-29, 2014. The event has moved into the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle, Washington.
Both single-day and weekend SRGE passes are now on sale online. Each 2-day pass is good for both Saturday and Sunday, and provides access to all SRGE events. In addition, attendees who pre-register for the whole weekend (including family pass holders) will receive early access to the exhibits hall and show floor. For classic game collectors and people looking for the best deals in gaming, that extra hour of checking out the vendors before everyone else is invaluable!
Until April 30, SRGE is offering a special Swag House package that includes a weekend pass granting 9:00 AM early admission on Saturday and a chance to win one of twenty custom 3D printed mini NES console models.
updated by RecycledGamer on 1-21-2014
2014 will mark the 9th annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo to be held once again at the Oregon Convention Center on October 18-19, 2014. We will have more vendors, speakers and games than ever before!
Would you like to volunteer to help organize the Expo? Assistance is needed in the areas of social media/advertising, promotional events, game system maintenance and preparation and more. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets will be on sale soon. Please check back soon for information on admissions, vendor registration, hotels and programming.
updated by RecycledGamer on 1-21-2014
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 9-13, 2014 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 PRGE t-shirt.
To volunteer, complete the volunteer application and a volunteer coordinator will contact you.
by RecycledGamer on 9-25-2013
Here are a few tips for everyone from the casual retro gamer to the passionate collector for getting the most out of any classic video game con.
That's it! Follow these tips to help ensure you have a fun and successful time at the Expo. Good luck.
by RecycledGamer on 1-13-2011
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