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#1 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:37 PM

AtariAge will once again have a large booth at this year's Portland Retro Gaming Expo!  This year's event takes place October 20-22, and if you can get to Portland you'll surely have a great time!  We'll have many systems setup for play (we had 30 last year!) showcasing new and upcoming games.  We also plan on having some new releases available for purchase for the first time in Portland.  

 

Several homebrew authors will be in attendance (including John W. Champeau, Darrell Spice, Jr., Chris Spry, and Fred Quimby), and many other retro gaming personalities will be on hand.  

 

Just curious to see some of the AtariAge members who plan on attending! 

 

 ..Al



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Posted Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:15 PM

Alas due to finances I'll have to skip out this year. But with luck I'll be back with a vengeance for 2018.



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Posted Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:43 PM

Alas due to finances I'll have to skip out this year. But with luck I'll be back with a vengeance for 2018.

 

Sorry to hear that, hope you are able to make it next year. 

 

 ..Al



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Posted Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:24 PM

Seriously considering it :)



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Posted Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:34 PM

I'll be there and this will be my first PRGE.  October 20th can't come soon enough! :grin:



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Posted Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:46 PM

I will be there and doing a big Metal Jesus Rocks panel with a bunch of special guests. Can't freakin' wait \m/



#7 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:51 PM

I'll be there and this will be my first PRGE.  October 20th can't come soon enough! :grin:

 

You'll have a blast, I'm sure! 

 

I will be there and doing a big Metal Jesus Rocks panel with a bunch of special guests. Can't freakin' wait \m/

 

Will be great to see you again!  Wish I had time to see all the great panels and talks!

 

 ..Al



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Posted Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:54 PM

Will be great to see you again!  Wish I had time to see all the great panels and talks!

 

 ..Al

 

 

PRGE has asked me if I want to do a second panel this year of my own design. it would be really cool to do something Atari specific with you and the site... If you have ideas, let me know :) 



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Posted Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:53 PM

PRGE has asked me if I want to do a second panel this year of my own design. it would be really cool to do something Atari specific with you and the site... If you have ideas, let me know :)

 

That sounds intriguing.  :)  I already have plans to be part of a homebrew panel that hasn't been announced yet.  :ponder:  

 

 ..Al



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Posted Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:04 PM

I will be there!  The only thing that isn't done is my ticket to the event.  Everything else is set.  :)



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Posted Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:25 PM

Seriously considering it :)

 

Cool!  Guess I better bring my copy of Muncher. 



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Posted Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:27 AM

I'm hoping to be there, depends on how the new baby at home is doing. We'll see!



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Posted Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:49 PM

I will be attending - can't wait!

PS I am looking to book a hotel; the PRGE page has suggestions:

* Hotel Eastlund
* Inn at the Convention Center
* Quality Inn
* DoubleTree
* Jupiter Hotel
* Residence Inn

Any recommendations? I plan on renting a car so distance isn't that much of a factor. I'm not that picky, but would prefer not staying in a complete dump. :D

Thanks!

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Posted Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:34 PM

1st PGRE here -- looking forward to it!



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Posted Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:34 PM

I will be attending - can't wait!

PS I am looking to book a hotel; the PRGE page has suggestions:

* Hotel Eastlund
* Inn at the Convention Center
* Quality Inn
* DoubleTree
* Jupiter Hotel
* Residence Inn

Any recommendations? I plan on renting a car so distance isn't that much of a factor. I'm not that picky, but would prefer not staying in a complete dump. :D

Thanks!

any of these IMO are NOT "a complete dump"  

Hotel Eastlund: is more high end then the others

Inn at the Convention Center and Quality Inn: if you're just looking for a place to sleep

DoubleTree: good place a bit higher price then others

Jupiter hotel: has a much different vibe to it (more like a party house, so I'm told)

Residence Inn: I don't know..

 

Rick



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Posted Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:45 PM



Any recommendations?

 

I stayed at the Doubletree in 2013, was nice.  This time my folks are coming along, we'll also be seeing my mom's brother who's coming down from Tacoma, and dad booked us a place via airbnb that's fairly close to the convention center.   Price is much more reasonable than the hotels.

 

 

I plan on renting a car

 

Not needed unless you're planning to travel outside of the city.  $5 day pass covers the trains & buses.  Train will take you directly from the airport to the Doubletree (and other hotels), convention center, downtown locations, etc.



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Posted Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:51 PM

If you like to have Wifi working more than 50% of the day, say at 11:30pm when you are trying to Remote Desktop to your servers back home, don't stay at the Shilo Inn.

 

The Crowne Plaza is nice. 



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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:28 AM

I always show up for four or five hours on Saturday, and this year is no exception.  Will sign Ratcatcher carts in exchange for pizza.



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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:08 AM

If you like to have Wifi working more than 50% of the day, say at 11:30pm when you are trying to Remote Desktop to your servers back home, don't stay at the Shilo Inn.
 
The Crowne Plaza is nice. 


Lol! Hotel Eastlund for me. :)

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Posted Fri Sep 1, 2017 10:47 PM

I'll be there, coming from another continent!

#21 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 1, 2017 10:51 PM

I'll be there, coming from another continent!

 

Awesome, see you there!



#22 Good_Times OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 2, 2017 5:35 PM

Get your ass to Portland!



#23 CPUWIZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 2, 2017 6:04 PM

Get your ass to Portland!

 

I guess you have no clue how much it costs to ship a donkey across the country.



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Posted Mon Sep 4, 2017 6:33 PM

Lol, took me a minute on that one...

I guess you have no clue how much it costs to ship a donkey across the country.



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Posted Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:10 PM

Seriously considering making the trek this year, since my Atari nostalgia has returned with a vengeance this year! And what a fantastic line-up of Atari panelists... Flight logistics not so awesome though from Regina Saskatchewan, compared to back when I lived in Vancouver BC and a visit to the NWCGE in Kent Washington was just a couple hours drive south! That's when I met Joe Decuir for the first time and he gave a great presentation (on a 'classic' analog overhead projector with transparencies!


Edited by Nezgar, Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:11 PM.





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