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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2016, 22:44:03 PM »
I'm going to this even this year and I'm really looking forward to it!  There are quite a few guests that will be cool to meet.  Here are some names:

    Metal Jesus Rocks
    Pat Contri and Ian Ferguson
    David Crane
    Joe Decuir
    Al Alcorn
    Atari Programmers - Bob Smith, Tod Frye, Rob Zdybel, Howard Scott Warshaw
    Howard Scott Warshaw
    The Gaming Historian
    Game Sack

The event takes place October 21-23 this year and it is three days long this time around.  You can see more details by going to the link on the first post. Any RVG members going?  I know the guys from The Intellivisionaries are going.  :)
   

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2016, 00:56:01 AM »
Sounds good. I won't be going but looks like quite the event this time 8)

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2016, 01:28:05 AM »
Last year's event was pretty awesome from what I saw people post.  This one looks to be even better.  There are always exclusive releases at this event as well.  I believe there are a number of Intellivision titles being released this year and maybe even something for the Jaguar.

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2016, 02:11:43 AM »
That rocks. I'd like to meet James Rolfe lol. Guy kills me :D

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2016, 17:49:56 PM »
Well, the day has come.  I'm about to head to the airport so I can fly to Portland for PRGE!  I can hardly wait to be there (but I do have a long stretch of flights before I make it!).  My last box of RVG business cards is coming along with me so I can spread the word.  :)

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2016, 18:28:15 PM »
Awesome, man! Good luck with the traveling and looking forward to seeing some pics :)

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2016, 18:39:19 PM »
Cool! Have fun and take lots of pics :)

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2016, 18:54:16 PM »
Thanks and definitely!  Got the camera ready.  :)

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2016, 21:55:48 PM »
OK guys, I have put together my pictures album from the event.  You can see the pictures here:  PRGE 2016.  A couple of pics were taken by someone else (like the group pictures) but I wanted to include them.  You can check out a video of Jr. Pac-Man, introduced at the event, below.


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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2016, 22:20:37 PM »
Great pics :) Love that wall of boxed 2600 games!

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2016, 22:22:40 PM »
Thanks!  Yes, that was quite the display in the museum.  One cool thing about this even was getting to meet some of the programmers, who are very nice guys.  I wonder if we can interview some of them for the site.  Bob Smith and Denis Koble who started Imagic would be cool to interview.

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2016, 03:40:37 AM »
Awesome video of Jr Pacman. I'd love to be playing that right now 8)

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2016, 03:45:27 AM »
Those game display 'walls' are insane! Jesus, that must be a ton of work to put all that together.
I've never seen anything like that and wondering how much they cost. Don't know if I'd really be able to set up something similar in my house but interesting nonetheless.
Great pics. Looks like this year was the biggest so far.

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2016, 03:53:43 AM »
I bet that event rakes in a crapload of money to the area. Did you have to get your reservations 6 months in advance? Just wondering how fast the hotels sell out and stuff like that. I saw a bunch of Japanese import games on one of the tables along with a Super Famicom. I'd love to have one of those too lol. Not the mini one coming out but the real deal. The one I was looking at was still in the box... or it was an empty box :p
Any recollection what the going price was for some of the vintage consoles?
Man, that looks like a blast 8)

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Re: Portland Retro Gaming Expo
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2016, 04:09:20 AM »
Hey Saturn, let me see what I can answer.
1.  Jr. Pac-Man on the Intellivision is still being worked on but will be seeing release in 2017.  It's almost complete.
2. The cost of the mid-sized booths is $275 which does include two tickets.  No idea what the larger ones cost but it should be over $500.
3.  I didn't check the prices for the consoles as I wasn't really looking for one.  I glanced at some add-ons and did see some Nomads but the prices for those went from a bit pricey to ridiculous. 
4.  I did all my travel and hotel in February of this year, so a good 8 months ahead of time.  That got me the hotel room at the convention rate ($130/night) at the DoubleTree.  The Motel 6 nearby cost $100/night.  The $30 more per night was worth it, from what I heard.  I did use miles for the ticket to get there but it cost me the lowest amount possible given the advance "purchase." 

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