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Portland Retro Gaming Expo


Oregon Convention Center (map) Northeast
Fri., Oct. 20, 3 p.m., Sat., Oct. 21, 9 a.m. and Sun., Oct. 22, 10 a.m. 2017 All Ages


Every year, the Portland Retro Gaming Expo seems to get bigger: The annual event, once a cozy gathering in a weird hotel banquet room, now takes up a chunk of the Oregon Convention Center. This year's PRGE will, of course, offer countless old-school video games to gawk at and buy, from hard-to-find rarities to nostalgic classics. Plus, there'll be the sprawling “Retrocade”—featuring a huge amount of top-notch arcade cabinets—along with workshops, auctions, cosplay contests, and the Classic Tetris World Championship. And there's even more, including special guests and speakers like Portland's own Nina Freeman (creator of Cibele, Kimmy, and how do you Do It?), Pitfall! creator David Crane, and podcaster and former Nintendo World Championship contender Chris “BSG4000” Bidwell. There'll also be tournaments (hope you've been practicing Super Smash Bros. and Super Puzzle Fighter II) and panels that'll dig into the history of Atari, reveal the best ways to hack pinball machines, and examine the resurgence of psychical media in an era that was supposed to be all digital. If you've picked up a controller anytime in the past few decades, there's a lot of fun to be had. ERIK HENRIKSEN

Oregon Convention Center

777 NE MLK Jr Blvd., Portland, OR 97232

Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Oct. 20, 3 p.m., Sat., Oct. 21, 9 a.m. and Sun., Oct. 22, 10 a.m. 2017
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