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The Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2016

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If you have not been to this yet, you should consider it. Last year was the biggest year ever, with 2016 looking to be bigger. There is something for everybody. My booth is mostly 8 bit, but I have a little of everything got it. Last year I found a 800 for $30, 1200xl keyboard for free. My booth buddy does custom tshirts. Panels, free arcade play, it's really worth it.

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If you have not been to this yet, you should consider it. Last year was the biggest year ever, with 2016 looking to be bigger. There is something for everybody. My booth is mostly 8 bit, but I have a little of everything got it. Last year I found a 800 for $30, 1200xl keyboard for free. My booth buddy does custom tshirts. Panels, free arcade play, it's really worth it.

 

This is tempting! 

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ALL:  PRGE is approaching fast.  It's October 21->23 in Portland, OR. 

 

I'd like to know if anyone here is going.  I am, but not sure which day.  Would be happy to meet up with any other members here.

 

More info is here:  http://www.retrogamingexpo.com/

 

There will be a ton of special guests (example:  Video Game Nerd James Rolfe!)  And a history museum with these features:

 

Here are some of the rare and incredible exhibits you'll find:

  • The recently-discovered "Nintendo PlayStation," a prototype of a proposed team-up between Nintendo and Sony that added a CD-ROM drive to the Super Nintendo
  • An extensive collection of rare complete-in-box Atari 2600 games
  • A massive collection of store kiosks used to display and demo vintage game consoles
  • The only known example of a United States model of the Nintendo 64DD

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PRGE notes

  • Due to other commitments, I only went on Sunday this year.  But it was still really packed
  • The show is HUGE.  I can remember the days when it was a pretty marginal deal.  But now...big time.  Hundreds of vendors.  Hundreds of games to play and try.  Thousands of people. 
  • I took no pictures (sorry).  My hands were too full from my haul (see below).
  • I got the high score on Berzerk!
  • Played a ton of pinball.

Notes on my haul

  • Thank you to the Intellivionaires for the cool badge. 
  • Got to play the infamous "Jr Pac Man" for Intellivision.  It's great. 
  • Bought raffle tickets for a good cause -- Kid's charity in Cowlitz county, WA.
  • Spent way too much...but all this good junk needed a new home.

 

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