Charity Videogame/Computer Show Kelso WA 4/28/12
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Topic: Charity Videogame/Computer Show Kelso WA 4/28/12
Posted: 10 March 2012 at 11:13am
The Portland Retro Gaming Expo is proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Classic Video Game Show on April 28th in Kelso, WA. Last year we helped swlovinist(John) raise over $2,700 for the Childrens Justice and Advocacy Center (CJAC) and we're convinced we can do better this year with your help!
The show will be on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Three Rivers Mall in Kelso, Washington. The event will take place inside the mall in the space formerly occupied by Emporium. Kelso is about 1 hour north of Portland or 2 hours south of Seattle on I-5. Doors open at 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 to CJAC, although we invite you to contribute more if you can! The event is child-friendly so please feel free to bring the entire family!
Three Rivers Mall
351 Three Rivers Dr.
Kelso, WA 98626
About the Childrens Justice and Advocacy Center
It is CJAC's mission to provide children who have experienced . or physical abuse a coordinated community approach to investigation, prosecution and treatment that promotes their safety, healing, and well-being.
What Can You Expect?
The show will be held in a much larger 20,000 square foot venue this year. Like last year it will feature classic video game vendors, a freeplay gaming arcade, and a video game tournament. Our freeplay arcade will be bigger than ever with tons of classic consoles and, new for this year, full-size arcade cabs!
Full-Size Arcade Games!
This year's show will feature at least 8 full-size retro arcade games, all set to freeplay! It'll be like the 80's all over again.
We also will have vintage computers represented to play and sell!
Arcade games are provided to the show courtesy of Minus World.
Classic Game Tournaments
One tournament announced so far: R.C. Pro-Am for Nintendo Entertainment System
Charity Silent Auction
Several sponsors have donated classic gaming systems for a silent auction. All attendees can participate. The auction runs from 10:00 AM when the doors open until 1:00 PM. Simply write your name next to the bid you want to make on the bid sheet. Highest bid at 1:00 gets to purchase the item. All proceeds from the auction go directly to CJAC.
The following vendors will be in attendance at the 2012 show in Kelso:
AtariCollector.com/Rick Weis - Vancouver, WA
Josh Byerly - Portland, OR
Classics collectibles store - Kelso, WA
Commodore Computer Club - Vancouver/Portland
D-Pad Retro Gaming - Seattle, WA
Game On Games - Kelso, WA
GameTrader - Beaverton, OR
Aeric Griffin - Vancouver, WA
John Han. - Longview, WA
Lost Classics - Portland, OR
Mad Gear Games - Silver Spring, MD
Robin Mihara - Portland, OR
Minus World - Kelso, WA
RecycledGamer - Portland, OR
Specialty Gamer - Seattle, WA
Video Game Wizards - Portland, OR
Y-Bot Classic Games - Portland, OR
Expect a lot of good deals on classic video games and computer merchandise. In addition to outside video game vendors, there will be T-shirts and other merchandise specifically made for the event that will also be sold specifically to suport CJAC.
Find Out More
For more information on the location or lodging, visit the Cowlitz Gamer's web site www.cowlitzgamers.com or www.retrogamingexpo.com
If you would like to be a vendor or for more information about the Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Classic Video Game Show you can PM me here on this forum. There will be alot of game merchandise at the show, but there also will be alot of Commodore stuff as well as several classic computers to play on!
Edited by swlovinist - 10 March 2012 at 11:15am
Looking to buy TRS 80 games I dont have!
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