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    Default Cowlitz Gamers for Kids 2012

    I am happy to announce the 3rd Annual Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Charity Videogame show to help raise funds for the Childrens Justice and Advocacy Center(CJAC). Over the last two years, the show has helped raise over 4,000 to the Childrens Justice and Advocacy Center (CJAC) and we're convinced we can do better this year with your help!

    PRGE is once again absorbing much of the cost of putting on this show so that 100% of the admission will go directly to CJAC. It is CJAC's mission to provide children who have experienced sexual or physical abuse a coordinated community approach to investigation, prosecution and treatment that promotes their safety, healing, and well-being.

    The show will be on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the THREE RIVERS MALL in Kelso, WA. THIS YEARS EVENT WILL BE IN A VACANT MALL BUILDING WITH OVER 42,00 SQ FEET! Kelso is about 1 hour north of Portland or 2 hours south of Seattle on I-5. Doors open at 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 to CJAC, although we invite you to contribute more if you can!

    Three Rivers Mall
    351 Three Rivers Drive
    Kelso, Washington 98626
    360-577-5218

    What Can you Expect?
    The show will be held in MUCH LARGER SPACE THIS YEAR this year than previous years. Like last year, it will feature classic video game vendors, a freeplay gaming arcade, a retro videogame tournament(possibly more), as well as a videogame SILENT AUCTION.

    Confirmed vendors include Kelso's own Classics collectibles store, Y-Bot Classic Games, RecycledGamer, AtariCollector.com's Rick Weis, D-PAD videogames, Video Game Wizards, Commodore Computer Club, Lost Classics, andSpecialty Gamer. Expect a ton of good deals on classic video game merchandise including videogame systems, games, and accessories. In addition to outside video game vendors, there will be T-shirts and other merchandise specifically made for the event that will also be sold specifically to suport CJAC.

    So far the confirmed tournament announced is on R.C. Pro Am for the NES!

    The event is child-friendly so please feel free to bring the entire family!

    Further Announcements will be made, so stay tuned...as I have some great surprises in store to announce once I can .

    To contact further info about the show, please contact me(John Hancock) here on the forum or at oneswfan@hotmail.com
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    JUST IN: THERE WILL BE AN EXCLUSIVE VIEWING OF THE Ectasy of Order the Tetris Masters at the KELSO THEATRE PUB in KELSO, WA THE NIGHT BEFORE, FRIDAY APRIL 27th, at 9:00. Tickets will be $10 ea and will be available through me. This is a fundraiser private viewing of the show, and I will have a limited on hand availability of tickets. If interested please PM me. Special thanks to Robin Mihara for helping make this happen!

    for more info about this amazing documentary, visit

    http://ecstasyoforder.com/
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    For those on the fence, this has turned into a GREAT show and well worth the drive from Portland, Seattle or other PNW metro areas. And it's for a great cause! CJAC provides much needed help for children caught up in the legal system.

    My experience is that a lot of the vendors use this show to blow out their excess inventory that has been sitting idle. I put out several hundred NES carts for $1 each last year. Lots of good deals to be had for sure.

    Here's to an awesome third year for this show!

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    http://www.retrogamingexpo.com/cowli...s_for_kids.php

    PRGE has graciously put a plug on their site. Hotel deals are still being worked out. Pass the word about this awesome show!
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    Small update, but can tell folks that things are coming along smoothly for the show.

    Got a couple more vendors this year than last. Free console area is going to be nice(with projectors!) We also will have a local band playing some NES covers hopefully. A know that this is the show that will have some AMAZING deals.

    and for some bigger news

    For any collector out there, our silent auction is going to totally be awesome this year...details to come
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    Okay here are some of the silent auction items. The silent These have been graciously donated from gwyndion(Nintendoage) and a HUGE thanks goes out to him. The auction runs from 10:00 AM when the doors open until 1:00 PM. Simply write your name next to the bid you want to make on the bid sheet. Highest bid at 1:00 gets to purchase the item. All SILENT proceeds from the auction go directly to CJAC.

    SNES Starfox Super Weekend Challenge CART
    http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj28/swlovinist/?act...

    SNES Dracula X with rental case
    http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj28/swlovinist/?act...

    NES
    Dragon Warrior III with Box, MAP, and Instruction Booklet
    http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj28/swlovinist/?act...

    CUSTOM PAINTED NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM DECK WITH MATCHING ZAPPER
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    THE BEST OF THE NINTENDO COMICS SYSTEM BOOK
    http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj28/swlovinist/?act...

    Club Nintendo Issues 1-3
    http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj28/swlovinist/?act...

    GAMEBOY ADVANCE
    SUPER MONKEYBALL JR CIB, CONNECT FOUR/PERFECTION/TROUBLE CIB, SHREK 2 VIDEO CART WITH BOX
    http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/j...nist/?action=v...

    PLAYSTATION FINAL FANTASY VII Greatest Hits
    http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj28/swlovinist/?act...

    also, if anyone is looking for a hotel to use, I am currently working with Comfort Inn(about 100 yards away from event) to get a group rate for rooms. It is about 10 to 15 percent off approx.
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    I have to say thanks to you guys for putting this together for the third year in a row. My girlfriend and I had a great time last year and we are already planning to make the drive down to attend this year. Goodtimes will be had, and it's all for a good cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Buster2184 View Post
    I have to say thanks to you guys for putting this together for the third year in a row. My girlfriend and I had a great time last year and we are already planning to make the drive down to attend this year. Goodtimes will be had, and it's all for a good cause.
    Thank you for your kind words. It is a group effort on this one. While I take lead on the organization on this one, there are people behind the scenes that make this happen. Alot goes into making a show roll smoothly. I could not do it alone. PRGE has contributed their time, effort and resources not to mention contribute financially to make this event happen. A special thanks goes out to them espically Recycled Gamer(Chuck) and Coreys429(Corey) for helping with finding this years venue and helping with a floorplan...not to mention about 100 other things.
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    Just a heads up, that I have secured a small package discount(10 rooms) at the Confort Inn(440 Three Rivers Dr Kelso WA). The rates are as follows for Friday April 27th. This is located about 100 yards away from the mall and is near Azteca(Great Food)

    Single $79.00(Queen)
    Double $79.00(Queen)
    Mini Suite $85.00
    Double Suite $115

    This is the base rare and not including taxes.
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    Getting close. Also managed to talk my sister and bro-in-law to come down from Bellingham. All looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Buster2184 View Post
    Getting close. Also managed to talk my sister and bro-in-law to come down from Bellingham. All looking forward to it.
    Thank you so much for your support. This is a great game expo with over 20 different vendors that are planned to be there. There will some great deals, and a wide variety of games to be played and bought. Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Sony, Microsoft will be represented. All for a great cause and good time!
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    A HUGE thank you goes out to Metal Jesus Rocks and DMP for helping create a commercial for the upcoming show.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iiKpnV3PyE


    If you plan on going, please join our events page on facebook and pass the word on!


    http://www.facebook.com/events/287591134645295/


    One thing is for certain...there are going to be some good deals at this show!
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    The show is coming up at the end of the month! Less than 20 days to go!
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    Less than Two weeks to go! There are a couple of great surprises for you collectors out there!
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    Update: EOO(The new and awesome Tetris Documentary) will be shown relatively close to the hotel and game show. About a mile away from the event if that. It is right down the street from an awesome game store...Classics. Theater is at 214 S. Pacific Ave, Kelso, WA The move will be shown at 9:00 PM on Friday night April 27th. Tickets can be purchased from myself, the movie theater, Classics, and Minus World. Tickets are $10 each with a portion of the proceeds going to charity(Childrens Justice and Advocacy Center).

    On a side note, I have just recieved the shirts for the show! Nintendoage graciously has sponsored the event this year and has covered all shirt costs. The shirts will be sold for $10 and 100 percent will be given to charity(Childrens Justice and Advocacy Center). Also pics of this years Championship Trophy have been posted! Less than a week away!

    http://www.retrogamingexpo.com/cowli...s_for_kids.php
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    How good was this show? Darth Vader couldn't resist paying a visit.



    I had a great time and a lot of fun the entire day. Thanks to John and everyone who helped to make the show a success. I'd also like to thank y-bot for helping me get to Kelso, and thanks to the vendors for the deals!

    More photos from the show:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/6796947...7629928924937/

    Photos of my finds:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/6796947...7629928031835/
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    A little overdue but definitely needs to be said. Officially today, Cowlitz Gamers for kids hit its target goal...over $5000 raised for Childrens Justice and Advocacy Center. This was the work of a local community, PRGE, Cowlitz Gamers Club, Three Rivers Mall, and other close fellow forums members/gamers/clubs/businesses coming together for a great cause. There was an attendance of over 450 different people(this is not including any staff) and was a smashing success. Words cant express how grateful I am for the support from PRGE. Just wanted to say thank you, and look forward to both SRGE and PRGE in the upcoming months.


    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

    There will be a next year

    Already excited about it!
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