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    Default PORTLAND Retro gaming Expo 2009

    Hello everyone,

    we now have the date for our 2009 show, it's September 20, at the Crowne plaza in downtown Portland Oregon!

    for more info go to our website http://retrogamingexpo.com

    hope to see you there!

    Rick

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    Sweet. I'll be there. September seems so far away though.

    Rick I want to be a vendor again this year, please send me the details when you get a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jahvybe View Post
    Sweet. I'll be there. September seems so far away though.

    Rick I want to be a vendor again this year, please send me the details when you get a chance.
    Yes, it is but that is a good thing, we'll have much time to plan a great show for everyone.

    you got it! we're working out the details now...

    Rick

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    That's four days before my birthday! I'll mark my calendar and spread the word.

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    How's parking at the venue? I really appreciated the free/nearby parking at the previous sites. Especially when walking out with armloads of swag.

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    There is a good size parking lot that is free unless there is an event at the Rose Garden. So far we don't know of any events so it should be free. There's lots of on-street parking that is pretty close too.


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    Sounds good. I hope to attend if I can get the time off.

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    I am proud to be a part of this Portland show, and this year will be the best we have put I do believe. We are a committed group of individuals that are passionate about celebrating retro gameplaying and collecting. To all who might still want to attend a retro game show this year, I invite you to come and check out our show. We will have a very diverse vendor lineup that carries a great multitude of classic games and systems. This year I think is in a much better location, with better access to ATMs, Food, and Transportation.
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    I'm planning on flying up from Sacramento to attend again this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evg2000 View Post
    I'm planning on flying up from Sacramento to attend again this year.

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    you are ALWAYS welcome at our show Charles!! you helped us out BIG TIME last year!

    thank you!!

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    Well...since there no CGE this year(bummer!),I plan to be in Portland for this event.I haven't been able to make the past local meets,but I do want to attend some type of gaming event this year,and this one sounds like the one. Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by evg2000 View Post
    I'm planning on flying up from Sacramento to attend again this year.

    charles
    Yes, Charles you were a BIG help at my booth last year... sadly I won't be bringing near as much stuff... if any at all.

    Anyway, i am sad that there is no CGE this year, but that means that there are all those people out there that need there expo fix. Come to this show! it is a most excellent event. Portland is a pretty affordable city and hotel rooms in the downtown area rarely fill up completely on weekends. two weeks ago I booked a four star hotel in downtown Portland for $60 a night + tax on Priceline. That was a friday night.

    If you are anywhere in Downtown Portland you can hop on the max and it will take you to the convention center where the expo is... i believe free of charge.

    So to all you who say it will be too spendy, just come, it won't be anymore expensive than Vegas if you book your flights in time. Think about it...Vegas can get spendy FAST

    You can also take the Max from the Airport to downtown portland for a small fee if you don't want to pay for a cab. Or if you don't want to do that I would be more than happy to pick people up from the airport the day before the show and take you to your hotel. I'd just need some notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qixmaster View Post
    If you are anywhere in Downtown Portland you can hop on the max and it will take you to the convention center where the expo is... i believe free of charge.

    So to all you who say it will be too spendy, just come, it won't be anymore expensive than Vegas if you book your flights in time. Think about it...Vegas can get spendy FAST

    You can also take the Max from the Airport to downtown portland for a small fee if you don't want to pay for a cab. Or if you don't want to do that I would be more than happy to pick people up from the airport the day before the show and take you to your hotel. I'd just need some notice.
    Yep, light rail from the PDX airport to within several blocks of the venue is less than $4. Also, the Expo venue is in Portland's Light Rail Fareless Square which means you can take the train from the Convention Center stop (the closest to the venue) to downtown Portland for FREE.

    Incidently, I just posted a link on the Retro Gaming Expo site to group rates at the Crowne Plaza (the hotel where the event is to be held). You can also now purchase tickets to the event on the site. Pre-sold ticket holders get into the show 1 hour before those who buy their tickets at the door this year! (9:00 AM instead of 10:00 AM).

    Buy Tickets at RetroGamingExpo.com

    Group Hotel Rates at the Portland Crowne Plaza

    Hope to see everyone there!

    Chuck aka Recycled Gamer

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    I pre-ordered my admission ticket yesterday. I think I will be flying in Saturday afternoon and leave Monday morning.

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    Glad to hear you're coming again Charles.

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    I'm going to be able to get the time off. I'll be there selling some items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miaandjohnrule View Post
    I'm going to be able to get the time off. I'll be there selling some items.
    SWEET!! you always have great stuff to sell.

    Rick

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    Things are progressing nicely for the show. Just a heads up for anyone else interested in coming, we will have a great and wide selecton of games from Atari to Xbox. We have will have a more organized staff this year, and it would be a great idea for anyone who was thinking of going to a game convention on the West Coast.
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    Thanks for the update, John! If anyone remembers my friend Donnie (aka BobaFettHotep on DP) from last year, I can confirm that he'll be back again this year.

    It's too early for a concrete want list, but I'll definitely be looking to improve my Dreamcast and 2600 collections, and I'll also be looking to get any pinball games that aren't already in the collection by then.
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    DigitalSpace you are one of the nicest people on this board. We would be honored to have any DP folks at our show and welcome you and your friends anytime. We will have plenty of games to add to your collection. There definately will be some Dreamcast stuff at the show
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