If you like retro video games, you’ll love this festival in New York


Do you like classic video games? Get ready to dive into an event for retro gamers. RetroGameCon comes to Syracuse New York.

The event first premiered in 2013 and remains the largest video game expo in upstate New York. You will find it on Saturday October 8 and Sunday October 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oncenter Convention Center:

RGC features special guests, hundreds of exhibitor tables, presentations from industry professionals, video game music, tournaments, tabletop games, fantastic artwork, free video games, charity events, etc.

Not only is this event the largest in upstate New York, it has become the largest gaming event in all of New York State. This weekend you’ll find thousands of Northeast and Canadian video game fans in downtown Syracuse

RGC celebrates the best in gaming…its art form…its culture…its nostalgia!”

Tickets are $35 for a weekend pass, $13.38 for a day pass and children 7 and under get free admission.

What kind of things will you find?

1) According to their website, you’ll find over 200 vendor and exhibitor tables with all kinds of retro and modern video game vendors, artists, indie developers, collectibles vendors, and more.

2) Expect tons of cosplay and a cosplay contest for kids and adults.

3) There will be a free video game area with over 50 consoles from Atari to PS4

4) Take advantage of panel presentations celebrity guests and gaming industry professionals. Some of the special guests from the gaming world include voice actors, game developers, content creators, musicians, and more.

You can get a full breakdown online here.

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