Welcome to Long Island’s premier gaming convention. The Expo began with a simple idea, “Let’s make the kind of show we’d all want to go to!” And that’s exactly what we’ve done by providing a friendly and welcoming environment to everyone, including guests, volunteers and vendors.
Heading into our 5th year in 2019, our “fun-first” approach has guided us from a small single day show to a multi-day celebration of our love for gaming with over 4300 attendees in 2018.
The Expo has now become a focal point of the growing northeast gaming community. Gamers and organizations of all types have chosen our venue to host annual tournaments, meet their fans or just spend time together enjoying our shared passion.
In 2017, we expanded our reach to include tabletop gaming, and the Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo was born. This “con-within-a-con” is included with all guest’s admission, and is a fully featured event featuring role-playing, war gaming, board games, and CCG’s for gamers of all skill levels.
Oh, and did we mention that our show is held at an aviation museum? This always makes for a fun and unique experience as you game under the fighter jets.
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The Expo was unique and fun to explore. There was something cool to see at every turn. Doing a panel in a planetarium was also one of the coolest things I’ve done at a convention.
I’ll be there next year!
Floor by floor (there were multiple floors!) LI Retro was a fantastic bang for our gaming buck. Between the stack of great vendors selling great stuff at great prices, some killer musicians, and several interesting panels, it’s impressive to see just how much this con has grown in a few short years. I can’t wait to see what they have in store next.
We had a blast at the LI Retro Gaming Expo. As a video game podcast, we’re there to meet our fans and also get new fans interested in listening to our unique and funny podcast. LI Retro gave us our first opportunity to do a live show which was an amazing experience. It goes a long way to make people feel welcomed at these things. Can’t wait for next year!
“I, like many other returning attendees and vendors, look forward to the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo all year long. The event organizers make each year more spectacular than the last and it’s continued growth is a testament to the shows’ success. Bar-none, you will not find a better video-game convention in this region.”