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PRGE (Portland Retro Gaming Expo) - Oct 20-22 in 2017


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#76 intellivotion OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 26, 2017 7:30 AM

There are only about 30-40 meters between the OCC's doors and that hotel. They could almost name it "In the Convention Center"



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Posted Fri May 26, 2017 8:10 AM

I've decided to go with the Inn at the Convention Center.

That is where I am booked at.  I stayed there last year. It is very convenient and at about $100 a night it is not very expensive for just a standard everyday hotel room.



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Posted Fri May 26, 2017 8:15 AM

I will stay the 2 weeks around the expo in Portland. The hotel seems to be a good place to start my excursions in and around the town. 



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Posted Fri May 26, 2017 9:05 AM

I will stay the 2 weeks around the expo in Portland. The hotel seems to be a good place to start my excursions in and around the town. 

 

You must be going for the donuts and mirajuana!



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Posted Fri May 26, 2017 9:17 AM

 

You must be going for the donuts and mirajuana!

 

 

I will make a to do list.  :D



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Posted Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:24 AM

 
I'm quite optimistic.
 
However,
1. I must ask my boss
2. I must be authorized to enter the US (ESTA procedure)
3. I must buy the flight ticket
4. I must book a room
5. I must buy the weekend pass to PRGE
 
Then, I must find some money to survive in the meantime


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Posted Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:49 AM

I'll be going this year. Staying at the Crowne Plaza. Really wished I checked the official website for hotel specialls before booking on Orbitz. Either way, I'll have a non-convention day to myself to see if I can find any of the filming locations for Portlandia. No checked baggage, just me & a backpack. 

 

I haven't gone to PRGE in years. 



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Posted Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:24 AM

 

 
I'm quite optimistic.
 
However,
1. I must ask my boss
2. I must be authorized to enter the US (ESTA procedure)
3. I must buy the flight ticket
4. I must book a room
5. I must buy the weekend pass to PRGE
 
Then, I must find some money to survive in the meantime

 

 

1) Call in sick

2) Just fly to Mexico and walk across the border like so many other people, but maybe Vancouver Canada will be closer and then you can get a ride from Cmart

3) There is enough time to look ahead into becoming a cabin boy on a ocean freighter that would go to the Portland port, so no flight will be needed.

4) Rev will let you sleep under the booth table

5) Since you'll be sleeping in the booth, you just need to get the first day pass to get inside for the first time, then you are good to go for the entire weekend, but you can never leave the exhibit hall

 

Survive until then?  It is 4 months away.  Just do some intermittent fasting and you'll save plenty of money on not needing to purchase as much food.

 

Problem solved.. I am also quite optimistic you'll make it there.



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Posted Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:20 PM


I'm quite optimistic.
 
However,
1. I must ask my boss
2. I must be authorized to enter the US (ESTA procedure)
3. I must buy the flight ticket
4. I must book a room
5. I must buy the weekend pass to PRGE
 
Then, I must find some money to survive in the meantime

Here's my checklist:
1. I must purchase Amtrak tickets
2. I must not stare into the sun
3. I must not gaze upon Medusa, no matter how cute
4. I must not taught Happy Fun Ball™
5. I must remember to pack my Intellivision T-shirts since fishnet shirts are frowned upon
6. I must ask my boss for the dates off, though I know he prefers figs.

#85 Lathe26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:25 PM

Question for last year's attendees: Last year, did I wear pants?

Serious answers only.

#86 fdr4prez OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:10 PM

Question for last year's attendees: Last year, did I wear pants?

Serious answers only.

 

What are you wearing in the big group picture?

 

http://atariage.com/...read/?p=3616724



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Posted Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:20 PM

I'm from way down in Texas, but I've been going to PRGE, because:

 

* The most welcoming atmosphere I have ever seen of any expo.

* Lots of good friends that i've slowly cultivated over the last few years.

* It seems to be just the right nexus for all the big vendors to come at once.

* Lots of great talks, Oddly enough, my favorite was Tod Frye's lecture on the red-blue kernel (interleaved indirection)

* Good chance that I'll be spending time @ Kevin Savetz's place helping identify an Atari artifact :)

* and then some...

 

-Thom



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Posted Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:36 PM

 

1) Call in sick

2) Just fly to Mexico and walk across the border like so many other people, but maybe Vancouver Canada will be closer and then you can get a ride from Cmart

3) There is enough time to look ahead into becoming a cabin boy on a ocean freighter that would go to the Portland port, so no flight will be needed.

4) Rev will let you sleep under the booth table

5) Since you'll be sleeping in the booth, you just need to get the first day pass to get inside for the first time, then you are good to go for the entire weekend, but you can never leave the exhibit hall

 

Survive until then?  It is 4 months away.  Just do some intermittent fasting and you'll save plenty of money on not needing to purchase as much food.

 

Problem solved.. I am also quite optimistic you'll make it there.

all the solutions you listed are actually doable, even though the #4 has its risks...



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Posted Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:51 PM

all the solutions you listed are actually doable, even though the #4 has its risks...


... or silver lining. Think of it like an optimistic glass-is-half-full kind of way. Free food that is Atkins-approved.

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Posted Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:15 PM

Alright, I am attending PRGE again this year.  Really had a great time last year and I want to experience it again. Got my schedule all figured out.  Flights are done and so is the hotel (The Inn at the Convention Center). Looking forward to meeting up with folks there again. 






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