If you’re in the Portland area and are into classic console gaming you’ve probably heard of the annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo (PRGE for short.) Ground Kontrol has proudly sponsored the expo since it began in 2006, and it’s grown in size and attendance each year. Recently, arcade games and pinball machines began appearing at the show, with Ground Kontrol contributing several titles from our secret underground vault.
This year, we’re partnering with PRGE to create a truly epic arcade presence dubbed The Mega-Cade: over a hundred arcade video games and pinball machines set to free play. To make room, PRGE has moved the expo to the Oregon Convention Center where there’s plenty of space to host more vendor booths, more panels, and over 20,000 square feet for the Mega-Cade.
These new features have excitement running high, and PRGE expects tickets to sell quickly. We recommend you pre-order tickets online to lock in your entry. Pre-ordering also gets you into the show an hour before general admission, giving you a valuable first chance to score rare vintage console games and systems, or just have the Mega-Cade’s lineup of rare and classic arcade games to yourself!
Retro Gaming Expo is quickly becoming the Pacific Northwest’s premier classic gaming show. Whether you buy advance tickets, contribute games to the Mega-Cade, or volunteer your skills, we hope to see you there!
WHAT: Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2012
WHEN: September 29th-30th
WHERE: Oregon Convention Center
MORE: PRGE Website