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
Our second #RWX17 guest announcement is a familiar face to many of us-- please welcome Eric Lappe back to New England!
If you’re looking for a serious retro video game reviewer, then Eric is not your guy. If you’re looking for a hilarious one, then look no further than Eric Lappe’s web show Let’s Get! Also host of the Let’s Get! Podcast, Eric has appeared in The Videocade Commentaries and is a regular on The Video Game Years web show. ... See MoreSee Less
We have two more #RWX17 guest announcements today-- and the first is none other than Leonard Herman!
Leonard is regarded as one of the earliest and most respected videogame historians. The first edition of his book, Phoenix: The Fall & Rise of Home Video Games, was published in 1994 and is considered to be the first serious and comprehensive book about the history of video games.
Leonard has also written articles for Video Games & Computer Entertainment, Games Magazine, EGM, and much more. Leonard has served as an advisor for Videotopia, Classic Gaming Expo and the VideoGame History Museum. His film credits include appearances in several episodes of G4's Icons and The King of Arcades documentary. ... See MoreSee Less
Check out the Tournaments section of our website for details on our tournament lineup for #RWX17! Whether you're a Pro Player or a casual competitor, there's something for players of many skill levels this year. ... See MoreSee Less
Nintendo World ChampionshipIn 1990, players across 29 different cities competed for high scores on a special cartridge that combined three very different games, over a span of six minutes and twenty-o...
There's still time for you to enter our #RWX17 giveaway! You could win a free Super NES, a Link to the Past cart, and two weekend passes to our show! Be sure to read the entry directions on the linked post-- we'll be drawing a random winner on September 30th!
As a special thanks for the support and excitement we've seen here for this year's show, here's a contest that starts today and will run until September 29th.
What's up for grabs? How does TWO FREE ...