Retro Gaming Expo, Inc. is a Portland, Oregon-based 501(c)4 non-profit cooperative organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for classic video and arcade games through the presentation of events and conventions that celebrate the historic contribution video games have made and continue to make in popular culture.
PRGE seeks to continually improve the quality and depth of our events. It is through events like our annual Expo that we will meet our goals:
Our primary mission is to educate our visitors on the impact that video games have made on our society. Our main methods for doing this are through hands-on interaction with classic games and by hosting speaking engagemments from important figures from video game history.
The first consumer video games were created over 40 years ago. As years pass and new systems replaced the old, it does not always occur to game manufacturers and owners to preserve examples of their games for the future. PRGE believes that, by demonstrating original game hardware and software in working condition, we provide a clearer example of video game culture through the years and a better experience for our attendees.
Video games bring together multiple disciplines including mathematics, physics, art, music and drama. It is our belief that by highlighting video games of the past, we will inspire the game creators of the future in all of these areas.
Friday, October 18, 2019
Only the PRGE Arcade is open on Friday. The exhibitor hall and panel rooms will open at 9:00 AM on Saturday morning.
11:00 AM - Presale badges can be picked up at the Will Call starting at this time.
12:00 PM - The PRGE Retrocade opens to the public (located in OCC Exhibit Hall E). Food and beverages will be for sale until 8:00 PM.
10:00 PM - PRGE will close for the evening.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
The PRGE Exhibitor Hall, Retrocade, and panel auditoriums will all be open on Saturday.
Pro-tip: If you already have a badge you picked up on Friday you can proceed directly to the line for the main hall.
7:00 AM - Presale badges can be picked up at the Will Call starting at this time.
8:00 AM - Tickets go on sale at the Will Call starting at this time.
9:00 AM - Main show floor opens for all attendees
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Speakers and panels in auditoriums
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Video gaming tournaments (on main show floor)
5:30 PM - Exhibitor floor closes for the day. Arcade remains open. Food and beverages will be for sale in the arcade until 8:00 PM.
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Auction registration
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Live collectibles auction
10:00 PM - Arcade closes for the evening.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
10:00 AM - Main show floor opens for all attendees
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Speakers and panels in auditoriums
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Video gaming tournaments
5:00 PM - Main show floor closes and Expo ends
Complete schedule available here:
Contact: Portland Retro Gaming Expo