Time for the 2016 Portland Retro Gaming Expo!! Woot!!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOCAL EXPOSITION TO BRING THOUSANDS OF VIDEO GAME FANS TO THE OREGON CONVENTION CENTER
Portland Retro Gaming Expo hosts a celebration of gaming history and culture
Video game fans from across North America will converge in Portland on October 21-23, 2016 for the 11th annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo (PRGE). PRGE is the largest convention of its kind in the U.S., featuring over 170 exhibitors, hours of panels on gaming development, history and culture, and thousands of games to play from over 45 years of gaming history. The “Retrocade” includes nearly 200 arcade and pinball titles set to freeplay, plus hundreds of home console games.
“When we started the event eleven years ago it was a group of friends getting together to trade, play and talk about video games.” said Chuck Van Pelt, show manager of the Expo. “Since that time we have expanded every year, eventually ending up in the Convention Center—the only venue in Portland that can handle our event. I guess you could say the popularity of retro gaming took us by surprise.”
Highlights of PRGE include tournaments on classic games by Atari, Sega and Nintendo, a curated video game museum, a game making workshop presented by the Portland Indie Game Squad and the 6th annual Classic Tetris World Championship where players from around the world will compete for the title of World’s Best at Tetris for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
The PRGE arcade will be open from Friday from 3:00 PM to midnight. The arcade plus the exhibitor floor and panels will open on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM and Sunday at 10:00 AM. PRGE is a family friendly, all-ages event that is open to the public.
More information about the activities available to attendees of PRGE and to purchase tickets, visit http://RetroGamingExpo.com.
I’ll be there, with video cameras blazing! Maybe I’ll see you there?