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Nintendo World Champions at the Cowlitz Classic Video Game Show

1990 Nintendo World Champions Thor Aackerlund (1st Place) and Robin Mihara (3rd Place) will speak at the 2nd Annual Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Classic Video Game Show on April 9th, 2011 in a special panel discussion. They will share their experiences competing in the 1990 Nintendo World Championships and answer attendee questions. Additionally, they'll compete in an exhibition match on the original NWC competition cartridge used by Nintendo for the 1990 NWC.

Our friends from the Portland Retro Gaming Expo put up a fantastic show in Cowlitz last year. The 2011 show promises to be even bigger and now with the added star power of Thor and Robin it will be a blast!


Robin will discuss the upcoming release of the tentatively titled film "Ecstacy of Order: The Tetris Masters" that follows several top gamers as they compete in the 2010 Tetris World Championships. Some footage for Ecstacy of Order was shot at last year’s Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Classic Video Game Show!

On the heels of last year's successful event, our own John H. is organizing the 2nd Annual Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Classic Video Game Show on April 9th in Kelso, WA. Last year we helped John raise over $1,300 for the Childrens Justice and Advocacy Center (CJAC) and we're convinced we can do better this year with your help! PRGE is absorbing much of the cost of putting on this show so that 100% of the admission will go directly to CJAC.

The show will be on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Kelso Red Lion Hotel in Kelso, Washington. Kelso is about 1 hour north of Portland or 2 hours south of Seattle on I-5. Doors open at 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 to CJAC, although we invite you to contribute more if you can! The event is child-friendly so please feel free to bring the entire family!

    Kelso Red Lion
    510 Kelso Dr.
    Kelso, WA 98626
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More information and all the details can be found right here!