RetroWorld Expo


The Gaming Historian

 Norman Caruso is the creator of "The Gaming Historian", a YouTube documentary series that explores the history of video games.  The show has more than 100 million views, over 915,000 subscribers, and has been featured on Destructoid, Polygon, Nintendo Life, and even Norman earned his history degree from Elizabeth City State University and is currently working on his master's degree.

Jeremy Parish

Jeremy Parish co-hosts the Retronauts podcast, produces the NES Works video series, and works as media curator at Limited Run Games and Press Run. He has previously worked at IGN, served as editor-in-chief for 1UP and USgamer, and contributed to numerous gaming magazines.  He currently lives in Raleigh, NC, with his talented wife Cat and an ever-growing brood of analog RGB video game capture devices.  You can find him on Twitter (@gamespite) posting video game musings, photos of cocktails, and dad jokes.

Dan Larson "Toy Galaxy"

Dan Larson is the writer and host of Toy Galaxy on YouTube. A weekly show about the history of action figures, television shows, movies, videogames and all the associated pop culture bits of the last 5 decades.

Artemio Urbina

Artemio Urbina has been contributing to video game preservation efforts of the community for more than a decade. This has been a natural extension of his interests, keeping his own collection in working order and learning about video games and hardware in general.  He was part of the Policenauts translation project, the CPS2 de-suicide project and he is currently working on tools for audio and video evaluation of classic gaming hardware, floppy disk flux dumping and arcade PCB documentation.

Daniel Pesina

Daniel is the original actor that portrayed "Johnny Cage" in the original arcade smash hits Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat 2 as well as all the ninja characters in the game i.e. Scorpion, Sub-Zero...  Daniel has appeared in the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 lending his talents as a foot ninja and is also a master at the Chicago Wushu school in Chicago, IL. He has won numerous awards in forms, weapons and fighting on the A.A.U., N.A.S.K.A., and U.S.A. KungFu/Wushu circuits.

Carlos Pesina

Carlos portrayed Raiden in the original arcade smash hits Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat 2.  He continued to work on the Mortal Kombat games with Midway\NetherRealm Studios as a motion capture actor where he would perform many of the martial arts techniques used in the games, was a lead action designer, and an lead animation artist.

Tim Kitzrow

The signature voice of classic games like NBA JAM, NFL Blitz, NHL Hitz, Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey, MLB Slugfest, Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball, and College Slam RETURNS to RWX.  BOOM SHAKALAKA!!

Steve Lavigne

Steve has been working on TMNT since 1985.  He went to high school with Kevin Eastman and was the first artist employee to be hired by Eastman & Laird.  Fun fact:  Michelangelo’s personality is based on Steve. Steve began as letterer for the early Mirage books (Vol 1 No 5).  Soon thereafter, he colored covers for Mirage Studios as well as most of the TMNT Archie series covers and graphic novels. He later became Licensing Art Director and was responsible for a vast majority of licensing, product, packaging art. Whether it was wallpaper border, bedding, Burger King cups, video game boxes, he was likely to have worked on it.  He created some characters including Code Name Chameleon, Sgt Bananas, Cuddly Cowlick, and Screwloose among others.  Steve has recently drawn and colored IDW collected series covers, as well as new Topps Trading Cards.

Pixel Dan

“Pixel Dan” Eardley is a, author, reviewer, reporter, and all-around toy enthusiast. Through his popular videos on YouTube, Dan shares his enthusiasm for the collecting hobby with the world.

In 2021, Dan released his first book published by Dark Horse Books. The Toys of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is an official guide to He-Man and She-Ra action figures dating back to their start in the 1980’s! Featuring over 700 pages of information and photography, The Toys of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe has received much praise from fans, and has even been a #1 Best Seller on Amazon!

Nadia Oxford

Nadia Oxford is a well-aged (well, adequately-aged) podcaster and writer with an enduring love for retro video games. She's written for a veritable army of game-based magazines and sites over the years, including,,, Gamepro, Official PlayStation Magazine, Inverse, and many more. She's currently the co-host of the Axe of the Blood God, a podcast dedicated to role-playing games old and new, eastern and western. You can find her Twitter nonsense over at @nadiaoxford. 

Blitzkrieg Pro Wrestling

 Blitzkrieg Pro Wrestling the premiere pro wrestling organization in the Northeast to bring live pro wrestling to this year's RetroWorld Expo!  Live matches will take place on both Saturday and Sunday in a full size wrestling ring!

Bob Neal of RetroRGB

 Bob is the founder of RetroRGB, a website, YouTube channel and podcast dedicated to classic gaming. RetroRGB helps people get a good experience from retro consoles, as well as keeps people up to date with info on new classic gaming products, and highlights the developers behind these amazing creations.

 My Life in Gaming

Coury and Tri of My Life in Gaming, started their YouTube channel with the “How to Beat” VHS-style series. My Life In  Gaming has gone on to showcase unique retrogames, interviews industry figures, and more. My Life in Gaming’s most popular series is the, “RGB Master Class,” which breaks down the complex topic of getting the best picture out of retro consoles into easy-to-understand episodes.

Game Dave

Game Dave brings the Nostalgia Vision by helping you stay Digitally Distracted! He is known for the import video game series FamiCorner, narrative-driven video game reviews, and more, even appearing in the Game Chasers movie: Adventures in Game Chasing.

Lon Seidman "Lon.TV"

Lon Seidman of the YouTube channel Lon.TV to is the host and producer of, “Lon.TV,” a consumer technology video show that is on a number of platforms including YouTube, Facebook, and #Amazon. He creates consumer friendly videos that focus on in-depth technology product reviews and commentary.

Joe Knopic "Scarlet Sprites"

A console gamer since the Atari 2600, Joe now primarily focuses on collecting, restoring, and playing 90s arcade games.  A passionate fan of SNK, Joe frequently spotlights Neo Geo games and hardware on his YouTube channel Scarlet Sprites.  He is currently in the process of restoring several Midway arcade machines including Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Open Ice.

Sweet Tooth Collectibles

PSweet Tooth Collectibles @sweettoothcollectibles will be at Retro World Expo both days with Jeszar hosting Pokemon Pack Breaks on a projector screen!  Known for their fun Instagram videos and large Pokemon collection Sweet Tooth Collectibles have been teaming up with Game Underground @gameundergroundstore at local conventions to bring extra excitement to the Pokemon scene. They can be found in the Game Underground Retro Rumble area all weekend if you want to take a chance at finding that rare Charizard!

Premium Edition Games

Premium Edition Games is a physical Nintendo Switch publishing company that is modern retro, done right! They specialize in preserving video games by doing things just like they have been done in the past! Come see what they are about and what they have to offer! Who knows they might even have some special items!

RWX is a celebration of gaming!

RWX is known for its massive marketplace, esports competitions, free play arcade and gaming area, tabletop gaming, cosplay, live music, and Youtube - industry guests and panels. Our marketplace has tons of vendors selling video games, crafts, artwork and much more!

RWX is a convention for everyone who loves gaming to attend. We open our doors to people from all ages, races, nationalities to come together and share their passion for gaming, live music and esports. We want your experience at the show to be an amazing one!

Date & Location

Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103

August 26-27 2023

Directions to Expo

Conneticut Convention Center

Advance Pricing & Tickets

  • STE 2 Day Package : $110 SOLD OUT
  • TE 2 Day Package: $75 SOLD OUT
  • 2 Day Pass: $55
  • Saturday Only Pass: $35
  • Sunday Only Pass: $25
  • 4 Pack Sunday: $80

Children 10 & Under Free with Paid Ticket

Tournaments may have Additional Entry Fee

Above prices are for online advance sales. Tickets purchased at the box office are an additional $5.

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Scott Brown

This is a retro gamers dream come true! There must have been millions of games for sale from vendors all over New England and beyond. There was tons of other related merchandise as well.
The volunteer staff was great, very welcoming and friendly. The setup was very well done and allowed for walking traffic to flow freely. The only disappointment was when I had to leave and come back home!
I can't say enough! This expo ruled!

Ryan McCaffery

This is my favorite event of the year! It is a great place to find and play rare games. I recommend to any gamer!

Kirt Fox

I have been going since the first one started. I have a great time every year the people are nice and gamers from all over have a fun time together I feel bad for people who cant go its so fun!

Lauren Jones

Tons of of fun with lots of great pinball and retro games! We went both days last year and enjoyed meeting tons of rad people!

Dave Schroll

Every year RWX seems to be better than the last.  With great panels, a ton of exhibitors and a huge gaming area that is free to play, what more could you ask for?  My friends and I look forward to it every year.