2015 Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Charity Expo

PRGE is proud to sponsor the 6th Annual Cowlitz Gamers for Kids charity game expo in Longview, WA. Created by game collector, John Hancock, Cowlitz Gamers for Kids raises operating funds for the Children's Justice and Advocacy Center (CJAC) of Cowlitz County, Washington. Since its inception, this event has raised over $24,500 for CJAC.

PRGE has supported this worthy cause for several years, absorbing the cost of operating the event so that all of the funds raised can go to CJAC.

Event Date

Cowlitz Gamers for Kids will be held on March 28, 2015. Doors open at 10:00 AM.

New Venue

Cowlitz Gamers for Kids has moved for the first time to the Cowlitz County Regional Conference Center, located at 1900 7th Ave. in Longview, WA. The event will occupy 13,000 square feet of space making this the largest Cowlitz Gamers for Kids event yet.

Exclusive Homebrew Game Releases

The ROM for the NES game Blow Em Out was donated by Bill Hecklick and and changed to Blow Em Out for CJAC. There will be 30 colored and numbered carts for the show. The carts will be $35 each, which 100 percent proceeds will be given directly to CJAC at the show.

There will be an Atari 2600 homebrew game made by Jason Santuci called Catacombs of Chaos. This rogue-style game features different room layouts every time you play. The game comes in deluxe packaging with a case, ring, knight figurine, cart and instructions. There will be a small run of these made, only 25 copies. Each copy is $40 each.

Longview is conveniently located just an hour north of Portland and 2 hours south of Seattle.

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Tickets On Sale Now

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!

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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...


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


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