Retro Gaming Expo, Inc. is a Portland, Oregon-based 501(c)4 non-profit cooperative organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for classic video and arcade games through he presentation of events and conventions that celebrate the historic contribution video games have made and continue to make in popular culture. The person behind this amazing conference is Rick Weiss. Rick has always had a real love for video games. The event that changed his life was his first retro gaming expo “World of Atari” in 1998. After talking to the main
organizer, he realized that he wanted to get involved with a show and make it something that would give others the same joy he felt.

OSG: When did your passion for collecting begin and where did you start?

RW: Christmas 1977 and started with the Atari 2600. Most of my friends were collecting baseball cards back then so I decided to collect all the games for the Atari 2600…..

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Todd Friedman Todd Friedman (386 Posts)

Todd Friedman is heavily involved in the retro gaming community and has co-promoted the Video Game Summit in Chicago, IL for the past 16 years. He also has published 2 books and written for various different gaming magazines including Old School Gamer.