About the Show


What is RetroWorld Expo?

RetroWorld Expo is the largest retro gaming & collectibles-themed convention in the state of Connecticut.

Who is the organizer?

RetroWorld Expo was founded in 2015. It is owned and managed by RetroWorld Expo, LLC which a small group of gaming enthusiasts operates.

Where is the show located?

RetroWorld Expo is hosted at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. 100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford CT 06103

What are the show hours?

Friday 2pm - 8pm

Saturday 10 am - 8 pm

Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

Those who purchase our "Super Turbo Edition 3 Day Package" will have one (1) hour early access starting at 9 am.

Attending RWX


Where can I pick up my tickets?

Tickets purchased online will be emailed a confirmation and a QR Code. Please bring printed copies of the email tickets or the QR code on your phone to the show to pick up badges and wristbands at the registration area.

Can I purchase tickets at the show?

Yes, we will have an area for purchasing tickets at the show. Tickets bought the day of are $5 more per day than tickets purchased online. We accept cash and credit cards for purchases.

I am a special guest, volunteer, or vendor - where do I pick up my tickets?

We will have a Will Call at the registration area with a list and your name on it. You can bypass any ticket lines and go directly to Will Call.

What is the refund policy?

We don't offer refunds on RetroWorld Expo tickets. However, if you are unable to attend, tickets can be given to other attendees if they are not name-specific.

Are there any discounted hotels you offer at the show?

Yes!  We are working with the Hartford Marriot, which is offering a discounted rate, and it is directly connected to the Connecticut Convention Center.  Click Here for our hotel page for more info and a booking link.

Where do I park?

There is an attached paid parking garage to the Connecticut Convention Center. There are also numerous other parking garages in the area as well as metered on-street parking available. Click here for Available Parking

Is there food available at the show?

Yes, there are concessions on the Exhibit Hall floor during Show Hours. Numerous restaurants and food options are within a short walking distance of the Connecticut Convention Center. Please note that outside food and drinks are not permitted to be brought into the venue.

What sort of payment do vendors accept?

Most vendors will accept many forms of payment including cash, credit cards, Venmo, Zelle, and Paypal. It is up to the vendor's discretion how they want to collect payment and some may only accept cash.

Other Useful Information


What do I do if I find or lose something?

Please bring all found items to the RWX Information Booth in the Lobby. Lost and found will be located here.

Are vendors allowed to sell bootlegs at RWX?

The buying and selling of counterfeit or knock-off items is not tolerated at RetroWorld Expo. RWX is a celebration of gaming and pop culture, and bootlegs are not allowed. Violation of this rule will result in one and only one warning. A second violation will result in removal from the show.

Can I take pictures and video?

Yes for the most part you are welcome to take pictures and videos at RetroWorld Expo. Note that recording and flash photography are not permitted in the panels. Please understand that guests may or may not pose for photographs with fans. Guests have a right to their privacy and if they ask not to have their picture taken, please respect their wishes.

Will I be on camera?

There is a good chance you may, there will be professional videographers filming many of the events that take place at the show as well as YouTubers, Tik Tokers, and other social media influencers. In purchasing a ticket to the Show and in consideration for being admitted to the Event, the holder consents to being recorded (by audio, visual, and/or other means).

Will Guests sign autographs?

RWX will feature tons of guests who will sign autographs in the Autograph/Guest Area and at various booths on the Show Floor. Feel free to bring an item for them to sign. While some guests will sign autographs at no charge, this is ultimately up to the guests' individual discretion and many guests will charge for autographs.

There may also be an autograph certification organization on site that can authenticate signatures.

Is there WiFi in the Connecticut Convention Center?

To access wifi on the Show Floor or throughout other areas, wifi must be purchased directly from the Connecticut Convention Center.

Can I bring items to sell or trade to vendors?

Yes, we do allow attendees to bring a limited number of items they may want to sell or trade to vendors on the show floor. Items can also be brought in to consign at the Video Games & Collectibles Auction.

Can I bring my pet?

Please leave your pets at home. The Connecticut Convention Center will not allow animals, except for service animals, into the building.