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Title: Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2017
Post by: zapiy on October 20, 2017, 15:52:16 PM
(http://retrogamingexpo.com/images/pageHeader_2017.png)

Who is going this year other than @trekmd?
Title: Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2017
Post by: TrekMD on October 20, 2017, 20:16:06 PM
I will be posting my picture album once I return. 
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Post by: zapiy on October 20, 2017, 22:59:41 PM
Look forward to your tweets over the weekend pal.
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Post by: TrekMD on October 21, 2017, 06:53:42 AM
Well, I'm in Portland.  Loooong day.  Already got one new homebrew tonight.
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Post by: zapiy on October 21, 2017, 23:21:38 PM
Nice one pal.
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Post by: TrekMD on October 22, 2017, 02:23:19 AM
Cool.  Were you able to see the Tweets?
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Post by: Shadowrunner on October 23, 2017, 17:05:55 PM
I saw your tweets. Great pics :)
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Post by: TrekMD on October 23, 2017, 17:27:26 PM
Glad you liked them.  I took some 166 pictures so I'll have to create the album once I get home.
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Post by: TrekMD on October 24, 2017, 21:45:24 PM
I'm back from PRGE!  This was a superb event again, and even better than last year.  Lots of gaming celebrities to meet and the museum was even larger with a focus on the Atari 2600 given the 40th Anniversary of the console.  Some of the engineers who worked at Atari (on the 2600 as well as various home computers and other consoles) were present and had some interesting panels.  As if that weren't enough, there were quite a few new homebrew tittles released at the event as well for the 2600, 5200, Jaguar, NES, Genesis, and Intellivision.  Never mind all the demos for even more new stuff being worked on.  Here is a link to my online album:  PRGE 2017 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/BMrYmI0Fuj8W3kVi2)

(https://i.imgur.com/pkgfA4o.jpg)
Title: Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2017
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 25, 2017, 02:38:48 AM
Thanks for the pictures! Looks like it would have been a great weekend.
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Post by: TrekMD on October 25, 2017, 03:06:00 AM
Oh, it was an awesome weekend!
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Post by: zapiy on October 25, 2017, 16:28:07 PM
Awesome pic mate, I really will come one year. 8)
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Post by: TrekMD on October 26, 2017, 03:26:36 AM
Thanks!  It is definitely worth it.  There were some folks from the Intellivision forums there who traveled from Italy!
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Post by: zapiy on October 26, 2017, 15:50:15 PM
Who was you at the meal with pal?
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Post by: TrekMD on October 26, 2017, 16:18:31 PM
Those are all the Intellivision guys! 
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Post by: zapiy on October 26, 2017, 20:08:13 PM
All as in lol?
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Post by: TrekMD on October 26, 2017, 20:31:25 PM
LOL  Now, now.  show some Intellirespect!
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Post by: TrekMD on October 30, 2017, 03:09:36 AM
Here's an article about the expo on ArsTechnica:  Portland Retro Gaming Expo delivers the industry‚Äôs rarest, weirdest stuff (https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/10/portland-retro-gaming-expo-delivers-the-industrys-rarest-weirdest-stuff/).  The only mistake I see is that the author of the article doesn't realize that the Jr. Pac-Man in the pictures is an Intellivision hombrew and not a 2600 hack!  :)
Title: Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2017
Post by: wyldephang on November 05, 2017, 20:16:55 PM
Awesome! It's too bad I couldn't delay my trip to Portland this year till October. I went in April from my wife's commencement at her (online) university and enjoyed seeing the city for the short time we were there. I'll have to look through your album to see what I missed! Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Title: Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2017
Post by: TrekMD on November 06, 2017, 04:33:55 AM
Enjoy the pictures.  :)  I have also written a convention report that will appear in the next issue of Vectorbolt Magazine.  That's a brief one.  I should write something more thorough for here.