About the show: RetroWorld is a video game related expo held annually in Connecticut. It is a celebration of Classic and Retro Video Gaming that also embraces Tabletop Gaming, Modern Video Gaming, Homebrew Gaming, Anime, Action Figures, Comic Books, Cosplay, Arcade Machines, and much more.
Now in its third year, RWX is driven by Vendors, Exhibitors, Panelists, Tournaments and a robust Freeplay Arcade & Console Gaming area. RetroWorld Expo brings gamers and retro enthusiasts from all over the country (and beyond) together for an awesome event to look forward to every year.
After two successful years at the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT RWX is moving to a much larger venue at the Connecticut Convention Center. With over 100,000 sqft, the convention center accommodates approx 200 exhibitors, a larger free play arcade, console freeplay and additional gaming tournaments. Additional guests and panel rooms will also be added with extended hours. With all these additions and even more planned, RWX 2017 will be the biggest yet! RWX 2017, Bigger, better, radder!
Show Code of Conduct for Attendees
Every person at RetroWorld Expo is required to adhere to the following code of conduct. Failure to do so may result in suspension of your badge and or removal from the event. -No using, buying, or selling of drugs under any circumstances during the event. -THIS IS AN ALL AGES SHOW!! Please be respectful of your language and actions for our younger guests. -Do not attempt to steal any item from an attendee, artist, or exhibitor. There are cameras and security on the premises for everyone’s safety. -Don’t get physical with any member of the RWX community or staff. If you have an any issues, contact any RWX staff or volunteer for help. -There is zero tolerance for cheating during any tournament, cosplay contest, or even in the freeplay gaming area. Play by the Rules! -Do not harass anyone during the show. Respect others and their property
We’re happy to announce that we’ve partnered with a pair of hotels very close to the Connecticut Convention Center and landed some discount rates. Check these out, and be sure to reserve early before the room allocations are gone!
Ticket sales will be opening soon— but in the meantime, whether you’re attending the show as a visitor or as an exhibitor, you can take care of your lodging needs now! ... See MoreSee Less
ATTENTION! Applications for exhibitors are now LIVE, and Early Bird Pricing is in effect. Exhibitors, including artists, indie developers, store and sales fronts, and self-promotion (YouTube channels, websites, podcasts, conventions/shows) are key parts of RWX every year. Thousands of visitors check out these tables and booths, so it’s a great opportunity to get seen! These spots tend to sell fast— and the lower pricing won’t last— so get your applications in today! ... See MoreSee Less
Each Exhibitor floor space, Indie Dev space, and Artist space is 10'x10' and includes One (1) topped and skirted 2'x8' table and Two (2) chairs. Each Exhibitor, Artist and Indie Dev booth includes Tw...
Good questions. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes on “backend” stuff, like getting the ticket site ready. We had been waiting for some last-minute hotel info to drop to us, as well. AND IT HAS!
ON THIS DATE: Winds of Thunder, localized for the West as Lords of Thunder, was released on this date in Japan in 1993 for the PC Engine DUO (known as the Turbo DUO in North America).
The game is a horizontally-scrolling shooter that is perhaps best-known for its heavy metal soundtrack, but also sports several different suits— each with its own powers— and a variety of levels to test the skills of any player.
It was ported to the SEGA CD in 1995, and was most recently released for the Wii Virtual Console in 2008. The disc versions of the game are increasingly valuable, with the Turbo DUO version commanding over $100.