If you'd like to help setup and/or teardown the AtariAge booth, please let me know! Setup generally involves setting up 25-30 game systems, displays, controllers and associated cabling, assembling banner displays, setting up flat panel displays, and putting out merchandise for sale. We'll be arriving on Thursday to setup the booth and will continue to do so through Friday. Teardown is immediately after the show ends and goes faster than setup, but more hands definitely help that task go faster! I will have some AtariAge swag for anyone who can chip in. Thanks!
We'll have many game consoles setup at this year's Portland Retro Gaming Expo, allowing show attendees to try out new games as well as games currently in development.
If you have a game you're currently developing for the 2600, 5200, 7800, Atari 8-bit Computers, Jaguar, or ColecoVision, it'll be far enough along to be playable at the show, you'd like to display it in a public venue, and we haven't yet spoken about it, please send me a PM and we can talk. I try not to have more than one or two games per system at the show, and each game gets its own 8" x 10" display placard to describe the game a bit so people (who take the time to read the placards) can better understand the gameplay.
We're going to make badges again for this year's PRGE. Complete with a fancy AtariAge lanyard! If you'd like one, please either post in this thread with your name, AtariAge handle, and location (CIty/State, Country, etc.) and we'll have a badge waiting for you at the AtariAge Booth. You don't have to have all this information on the badge if you just want, for instance, your name or handle displayed.
Here's what the badges looked like a few years ago. We'll have a new design for this year.
It's time to start talking about this year's Portland Retro Gaming Expo! AtariAge will be back this year with a large booth and a bunch of new games for the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800 and Jaguar! We should have over 20 game systems setup in the booth with demos of new games, as well as demos of games currently in development but not quite ready for release.
The Portland Retro Gaming Expo is probably the largest retro gaming event in the country! So much to do in three days, you'll never be bored! Tons of vendors with a large variety of classic games, consoles and other merchandise, many great talks and roundtables, tournaments, cosplay, trading, museum, huge freeplay arcade, video game auction, and more!
Hope to see many members from AtariAge at the show! Please stop by the booth and say hello if you're at the show! We're going to make AtariAge badges this year as well
We'll post details about new games and demos as we get closer to the show.
If you plan on attending the show, please post up!
I'm looking for a 7800 console for a friend of mine. He plans on putting it on display at his business (where it will also be played), so it should be in good physical condition (in particular, the silver panel that seems to attract scratches). Don't need a power supply if you don't one, but can use it along with 7800 controllers (which should also be in good, working condition).