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The Long Island Retro Gaming Expo
August 11 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 5:00 pm
The Long Island Retro Gaming Expo returns to the Cradle of Aviation Museum! The Long Island Retro Gaming Expo returns for its 4th consecutive year for lovers of retro games and classic gaming. This August 11th and 12th, get ready to play all your retro favorites, browse retro gaming vendors, participate in panel discussions, bring your best cosplay, enter tournaments and win prizes!
Saturday, August 11, 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Sunday, August 12, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Advance Online Tickets:
Saturday Single Day: $22/adult & $12/child (4-12)
Sunday Single Day: $20/adult & $10/child (4-12)
Two-Day Weekend Pass: $35/adult & $20/child (4-12)
Advance online tickets shut-off on Friday at midnight, Aug 10!
“Retro Gamer” VIP Package – Weekend pass + Contains a Long Island Retro Gaming T-Shirt, drawstring backpack and patch – $59
“Tabletop Gamer” VIP Package – Weekend pass – Contains Long Island Tabletop Gaming custom dice, a dice bag and a patch – $59
“Ultimate” VIP Package – Weekend pass +contains all merchandise from both above VIP packages – $79
Tickets at the Door Single Day:
Saturday & Sunday: $25/adult & $15/child (4-12)
Two-Day Passes Not Available at the Door!
More info at http://www.liretro.com
The Expo features local vendors who are passionate about retro games from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today. Vendors and retro gaming stores from all over the northeast will be in attendance as well as game inspired artists, cosplayers and various others catering to the gamer community.
Bring your best cosplay, and enter tournaments and win prizes! Oh, and be prepared to have the best time you will ever have.
New for 2018 – The Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo is part of the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo! Having dabbled in a tabletop gaming area for a few years we felt it was time to really expand the section this year since not only is tabletop gaming really fun, but most people on the Expo team are also tabletop gamers! One ticket – 2 Expos! More info at litabletop.com.
“It’s fun to come out, sit next to people, yell, hoot and holler, and be a maniac.” Says Expo co-founder Joel Albino, “It just proves that people want to do something – not everything is about online gaming.” Friendly competition is a huge part of retro gaming, so naturally there will be a wide selection
of video game tournaments complete with prizes. Compete in old favorites like Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mario Kart, and Street Fighter among many others. Don’t fancy the heat of competition? The freeplay section will be going full blast serving up the gaming gems you remember. Retro PC gaming also makes a triumphant return. Don’t forget about the console LAN party – play on networked Xboxes and Gamecubes against others in a fun and relaxed environment.
The Retro Gaming Museum features rare consoles and software from gaming’s past, graciously donated by various collectors in our community. Our museum isn’t just a show and tell – many of our rarities will be open for free play, including the Sharp X68000 Computer, FM Towns Marty, and Amiga 500!
2018 also sees an increase in our musical performances. If you like retro gaming music, you can’t miss these performers!
Bring your cosplay A game! The Expo’s cosplay contest, hosted by local actress/singer/model Lauren Clover, and sponsored by Geek-E Magazine, is sure to bring Long Island’s most excellent cosplayers out to show their stuff. 2018 also sees even more panels and presenters from the retro gaming community. Come see many of your favorite YouTube and podcast gaming personalities as well as some special surprise guests. Expo hours are 10:00am-10:00pm on Saturday, August 11 and 10:00am-5:00pm on Sunday August 12. Both one day, two day, and VIP package tickets are available for purchase No two-day passes available at the door. Admission includes full access to the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo, Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo, and includes access to the Cradle of Aviation Museum.
About the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo The Expo was founded in 2015 with one simple idea – to make a convention that everyone involved in running it would want to go to. This single rule has rocketed the show from our very humble beginnings in a single room in year one to a multi-day show with over 3000 attendees and over 100,000 square feet in 2017!
There is no secret to our success, the Expo is just a lot of fun – for the people who run it, the people who vend at it and especially the people who attend it! Get ready to play all your retro favorites, browse gaming vendors, participate in panel discussions and listen to awesome music performances!