If you’ve been reading Gamecritics or following me on Twitter for a while, then you probably know that the Portland Retro Gaming Expo is one of my favorite events of the year, and it’s coming up again this October 21-23.

Located at the Oregon Convention Center, gamers in the Pacific Northwest (or those traveling to it) can expect a huge freeplay area featuring tons of arcade cabinets and pinball machines, dozens of exhibitors selling vintage stuff, a concert featuring Seattle’s own Kirby Krackle, autograph sessions, discussion panels, the guys from Watch Out For Fireballs will be there, and lots, lots, lots more. And hey, I’ll be there too! If you’re anywhere near the Portland area or will be, Do. Not. Miss.

For a full list of events, click here. For a full list of exhibitors, click here.

Tickets are still on sale online, or get them at the door. Either way, be there! In my humble opinion, it’s one of the best videogame shows on the West coast, hands down.

See you there!




Brad Gallaway

Brad Gallaway

Brad Gallaway has been playing games since arcades were a thing and Atari was the new hotness. He's been at GameCritics since 2000. Currently, he's juggling editing duties, being a homeschooling dad, a devoted husband, and he does try to play a game once in a while.

Brad still loves Transformers, he's on Marvel Puzzle Quest when nobody's looking, and his favorite game of all time is a toss-up between the first Mass Effect and The Witcher 3. You can catch his written work here at GameCritics and you can hear him weekly on the @SoVideogames Podcast. Follow Brad on Twitter and Instagram at @BradGallaway, or contact him via email:

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