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PRGE 2020 Cancelled

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This announcement was posted today on the PRGE web page.  Sad news but a decision I can certainly understand.  I do hope, however, that the virus has been controlled by the date the event was planned.  

PRGE 2020 is cancelled

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that the 2020 Portland Retro Gaming Expo is cancelled due to the uncertainties associated with the Coronavirus pandemic. It was a very tough decision and was not made lightly. This is the first time in 15 years that we have ever even considered not having the event.

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Our concern is that we can't provide the same high-quality show while protecting our attendees and speakers. Specific challenges include:

  • [li]We are a 100% non-profit, volunteer-run organization and do not have the resources to accommodate pandemic-related changes to our existing show management process.[/li]
    [li]Recruiting enough volunteers to staff the event is a challenge due to anxiety over the pandemic.[/li]
    [li]Many of our arcade and pinball game partners are justifiably unable to volunteer games due to anxiety over the pandemic.[/li]
    [li]There is public apprehension about being in crowded spaces and it's not clear that this concern will be reduced by August. Even a moderate reduction in attendance would put our event at financial risk for the future.[/li]

http://retrogamingexpo.com/

 

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