Category Expo News

Thanks & T-Shirt Sale

On behalf of everyone who made it to the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo – we want to say thank you! Also, if you forgot to get your t-shirt, you are in luck! See right below this paragraph to purchase, with free shipping!

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Retrothon Round 4!

Time for the last Retrothon game we’ll be spoiling for you all. There will be two more rounds after this one, so be ready for anything!

We’re switching things up and heading over to the Dreamcast for a different kind of head-to-head challenge! Bust-a-Move, or Puzzle Bobble for its Japanese release, is a color-matching puzzle game that challenges players to not only pop large batches of similarly colored hanging bubbles with your bubble launcher, but to make sure the bubbles you pop drop even more bubbles down to you; bubbles that fall as a result of falling free of the ones you actually pop rack up massive amounts of points, so plan your destruction of the bubble blob carefully!

Those who move on from this round have the pleasure of going up against their fellow semi-finalists in our fi...

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Retrothon Game Three Announced!

It’s time to take a look at Round 3 of our first ever Retrothon, and be warned, it’s a change of pace from what you’ve seen so far!

Killer Instinct for the Super Nintendo is a brutal 2 player fighting game that gives players potential to unleash devastating combos that can grow into dozens of hits. When you’ve got the upper hand and land a hit, make sure to take advantage of it by chaining as many of your characters’ attacks together as you can!

We’ve got one more reveal before the convention hits for you all, watch this space!

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Cosplay Prizes Announced!

One of our favorite parts of the Expo is all the awesome Cosplay talent shown off by the attendees, and we’re excited to announce a suite of prizes that will be given to the winners of each category in the Cosplay Contest. Check ’em out now on the Cosplay Contest page!

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Retrothon Game Two Announced!

We’re back with the reveal of the second challenge in our Retrothon lineup, and it’s a unique one!

Sonic 2: Battle Race is a hack of the genesis classic Sonic the Hedgehog 2, allowing two players, one as Sonic and the other as Tails, to race each other to the end of each of the game’s stages. The first one to hit the edge of the screen at the end of the level wins, so prepare to experience Sonic 2 like you never have before!

We’ve got info on the next few rounds coming up, so be sure to check back here soon!

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LIRG Expo 2017 Program!

The program for the expo is here!. Be sure to check out all the awesome events and tournaments this year! Remember tickets are cheaper if you purchase in advance.

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Announcing the first ever Long Island Retro Gaming Retrothon!

Hey All! We’ve got one exciting update for you today, and it’s one we’ve been itching to show off for awhile now. We are pleased to announce the main event of this year’s Expo, The Retrothon!

What is a Retrothon you might ask? It’s a comprehensive retro gaming marathon that will take place across the entire weekend. Each round of this event will showcase a different era and genre of game. Do you have what it takes to be crowned our first ever Retrothon champion and take your place in LIRG Expo history? For more information, check out the Retrothon Event page– we’ll be announcing the games that make up the Retrothon there as we get closer to the event. And if you want to sign up, check out the registration page on smash.gg, where you can register for all our awesome tournaments!

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Event Pre-Registration is live!

That’s right- you can now pre-register for events in the tournament roster! We’ve opened up a limited number of seats in advance so that you can secure a spot in any tournament ahead of the event! Pre-registration is available through smash.gg- just follow this link and you’ll be signing up in no time! And if there’s an event you’re interested in but it’s filled up on pre-registration, don’t worry- there’ll be more spots available for in-person registration at the expo!

Make sure you also get your venue ticket as well- for more information on purchasing those, take a look at the tickets page.

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Updates Updates Updates!

We’ve been busy working on getting tons of content and events for the expo, and we want to keep you in the loop! We’ve finalized our tournament roster and started posting rules for the games. We’ve announced the Achievement Station challenges. There’s three awesome new events, including a big-band concert playing your favorite video game tunes! Check out the Tabletop page for a ton of events (with more to come!) And finally, make sure to take a look at some of our awesome Guest Speakers if you haven’t already!

If you like what you see, make sure to get yourself some tickets because this year’s expo is gonna be great!

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Online Tickets available now!

That’s right, tickets are now available for the expo! Order your tickets now to get them at a discounted rate:

Click here to order your tickets!

For information on pricing, check out the tickets page or by clicking the “Tickets” button above!

Ticket sales will run through midnight, August 11th. Check back in soon for online event pre-registration for our tournaments track!

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