Wikipedia defines retrogaming — yes, they spell it with no spaces, but many websites (about 3 to 4 times as many) use the two words retro gaming — as “the playing or collecting of older personal computer, console, and arcade video games.” Although there are some comprehensive databases online of game conventions such as Game Convention Central and Upcoming Cons, they aren’t classic gaming specific and they are not always easy to search.
So I thought some gamers might like a list of some of the retro gaming expos held throughout the year. I say “some”, because I’m positive I left many out, including some held in January and February this year.
Please double check the actual dates and locations at the links below, as things can change. I only listed the dates and places for convenience and you should not count on my information as correct. Also, the ones marked with a “?” indicate that I don’t know if this expo will be held this year, since no information is available at the time of this blog entry.
Arcade Expo (March 6-8, 2015), Louisville, KY
SXSW Gaming Expo (March 13-15, 2015), Austin, TX
Retro Gaming Expo (April 18, 2015), Vancouver, BC, Canada
Play Blackpool (May 2-4, 2015), Blackpool, U.K.
Retro Gaming Expo (June, 2015?), Seattle, WA
NERG 2015 (June 20-21, 2015), Gateshead Stadium, U.K.
Classic Game Fest (July 25-26, 2015), Austin, TX
Let’s Play Gaming Expo (August 1-2, 2015), Plano, TX
Classic Gaming Expo (July or August, 2015?), Las Vegas, NV
Retro Con (September 12-13, 2015), Oaks, PA
Play Expo (October, 2015?), Manchester, U.K.
Retro Gaming Expo (October 2015?), Portland, Oregon
Pittsburgh Retro Gaming (November, 2015?), Pittsburgh, PA
Retro Gaming in Sweden