Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo
June 22nd 2019

A celebration of retro gaming like no other.


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Saturday, June 22nd 2019: 11:00am - 9:00pm

(WHAT WE HAVE CONFIRMED SO FAR)

DEALER HALL & ARTIST ALLEY
A wide array of dealers selling video games, indie video game developers, collectibles & much more.

(Pre-reg 11:00am* - 9:00pm)
*Approx. 11:30am for at-door access.

FREE-TO-PLAY RETRO GAMING
Plenty of video games from a variety of retro consoles, modern compilations of retro favourites, and a selection of popular older games.

(Pre-reg 11:00am* - 9:00pm)
*Approx. 11:30am for at-door access.

PANELS

JOHN HANCOCK PANEL - TBD
John Hancock is a known collector and enthusiast in the video game community. John has a well-documented collection of over 10,000 games and complete collections of over 30 different systems. Over 98% of his collection has been found in person. John was part of the Portland Retro Gaming Expo organizer board for over 6 years, when then he started his own charity video game show, Cowlitz Gamers for Kids. The show has raised close to 100,000 for non profits over the years. John also has made guest appearances on several Youtube channels, such as MetalJesusRocks, Gamester 81, and Happy Console Gamer. John also has been active with his own YouTube Channel which he uploads weekly showcasing his collection and talking video games.

Time: TBD

Presented by: John Hancock

Video Game Collecting when you're broke AF
Ever see other peoples pick-ups on social media and think “MAN that must have cost a fortune! I can’t compete with that!”? Well know that game collecting isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon! Most of us have been collecting for YEARS and we still don’t have any complete collections, but that’s ok! Learn the basics of thrifting, garage sales, trades, and MORE from Kinsey Burke and Tony Adolphsen.

Time: TBD

Presented by: Kinsey Burke

JOSH & REGGIE PANEL - TBD
Josh Hamblin (The Gamefather) will be hosting a panel with his good friend Radical Reggie.

Time: TBD

Presented by: Josh Hamblin & Reggie Williams

IMPROV ANTIQUES ROADSHOW with THE FICTIONALS
Dust off those retro games and vintage collectible treasures! The Fictionals are live at VRGE to tell you all about your hidden treasures in the Improv Antiques Roadshow! Our gaming historians will tell you all about your rare finds and hidden treasures, then use them to inspire the comedy scenes! What will we discover this time? It's up to you!

Time: TBD

Presented by: The Fictionals

MINUS WORLD IMPROV with THE FICTIONALS
Two teams will compete for power-ups, secret characters, and the audience judges' points for the MWI Title Belt when The Fictionals take the stage with Minus World Improv - The Video Game Comedy Show! Plus it's the return of Cult Following Live!

Time: TBD

Presented by: The Fictionals

THERE IS NO EASY MODE (Video Game Trivia)
Our host Chris Nyarady of Geeks vs Nerds Vancouver will test your knowledge of retro game trivia in an event that should be enlightening, entertaining, and if you know your stuff... will end with fabulous prizes.

Time: TBD

Presented by: There Is No Easy Mode

FANDOM FEUD - RETRO GAMING EDITION
The "Family Feud" inspired gameshow that tests your pop-culture knowledge, with hilarious consequences! VRGE will feature a special video game themed edition, where YOU have a chance to play and win prizes.

Time: TBD

Presented by: Fandom Feud

TECHNICALLY CORRECT - RETRO GAMING EDITION
Welcome to Vancouver's newest trivia based game of nerdy one-upmanship! We pit 3 contestants against each other in a battle of obscure trivia knowledge. Players take turns trying to answer difficult questions about retro video games in different sub-categories. The trick is that you don't need to know the exact answer to score points, you only need to be more TECHNICALLY correct than the previous answer. Do you have what it takes to win the prize?

Time: TBD

Presented by: Technically Correct

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

LIVE CHIPTUNE SHOWCASE
Get ready for an exciting hour of live music by local musicians who specialize in original music made with or inspired by vintage console hardware! This showcase will feature a wide variety of approaches and genres. Presented by Vancouver Chipmusic Society.

Time: TBD

20SIX HUNDRED
Heavily influenced by sci-fi and horror movies, classic video games and synthesizer music of the 80’s, 20SIX Hundred incorporates a retro flavor to his dark Synthwave sounds from a future long forgotten.

Time: TBD

THE RUNAWAY FOUR
The Runaway Four, a four piece synth-rock outfit taking an eclectic, all-inclusive approach to crafting tight and clever medleys that will appeal to gamers of all ages and tastes. Each arrangement develops a theme or narrative exploring the history and tropes of well-loved video games, with an immersive live performance incorporating intricate costumes and dazzling synchronized visuals to further engage the audience.

Time: TBD

JEWEL MAIDEN
Jewel is an artist, cosplayer, and DJ specializing in chiptune and video game EDM production.

Time: TBD

OPUS ARISE
Bringing the worlds of metal and symphonic music together to create a grandiose sound of heavy rhythms, sweeping melodies and dissonant chaos. Opus Arise is honored to return to VRGE once again to bring an epic wall of sound.

Time: TBD

TOURNAMENTS

Tetris
The classic puzzle game of champions.

Tournament start = 12:00pm

Presented by: Save Point Gaming

Dr. Mario
The pill popping classic returns... but who will claim the top spot this year?

Tournament start = 6:00pm

Presented by: Save Point Gaming

Super Smash Bros 64
The smash that started it all, back again for another around.

Tournament start = 5:00pm

Presented by: Save Point Gaming

Super Smash Bros Melee
Smash Bros at it's finest, with a tournament for Casuals and an additional tournament for the Hardcore players.

Tournament start = 1:00pm.

Presented by: Save Point Gaming

Mario Kart 64
The evolution of Mario Kart that re-defined the genre.

Tournament start = 12:00pm

Presented by: Save Point Gaming

Mario Kart Double Dash
More Mario Kart action with the Gamecube version returning again this year.

Tournament start = 5:00pm

Presented by: Save Point Gaming

Goldeneye 007
Old-school multiplayer FPS that helped define the genre with a multitude of modes to enjoy.

Tournament start = 2:30pm

Presented by: Save Point Gaming

TBD Street Fighter
This year, YOU PICK which Street Fighter we play. Poll will be posted on our Facebook page.

Tournament start = TBD

Presented by: Save Point Gaming

Marvel vs Capcom 2
This classic fighting game will be played on dreamcast, with all your favourite characters ready to see who's milked their franchise the most.

Tournament start = TBD

Presented by: Save Point Gaming

WipEout XL
Also known as "Wipeout 2097", this high-speed futuristic racing game (with weapons) was a classic on PS1, with a thumping soundtrack and some crazy speeds, a big part of winning was just making it to the end of the course. *LINK CABLE ENABLED*

Tournament start = TBD

Presented by: Save Point Gaming

Crash Team Racing (PS4 Remaster)
This classic Playstation racing game is getting a beautiful remaster, to be released the weekend of VRGE, so buckle yourselves in for a modern version of some wild racing fun.

Tournament start = TBD

Presented by: Save Point Gaming

Cool Boarders 2
The only thing better than racing down a hill on snowboards, is doing tricks for extra points... and occasionally punching your opponent. *LINK CABLE ENABLED*

Tournament start = TBD

Presented by: Save Point Gaming

Twisted Metal 3
Car combat at it's finest. No racing here, just shooting, ramming, hiding, and survival. Many cars enter, one survives. *LINK CABLE ENABLED*

Tournament start = TBD

Presented by: Save Point Gaming

NBA JAM Tournament Edition
This "big headed" basketball classic will see who truly rules the court.

Tournament start = TBD

Presented by: Save Point Gaming