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October 12, 2006

NWCGE 2K6 Vancouver Show Report


The show is over and I am *so* bummed that I couldn't be there (business trip, darned!). Rick, Lee and the other guys told me that it was great and that just about 100 people showed up - a great turnout for the first time of doing this in the Vancouver, WA and Portland area!

This is what Rick had to say in an email shortly after the event:
I was still setting up my booth and all, while there was a mad rush at all the other booths tables for all the deals...
As to the one highlight that really made my day: in the NBA JAM contest we had about 8 people enter it and 2 of them were a young boy (maybe 7ish) and his father (the father wanted to win it for his son in case his son did not win). His son won the contest in the first round and it seemed everyone was rooting for the boy. But the son lost in the 2nd round. His father went all the way to the finals where he played against Jason (dreamTR on DP boards) he's the one that loaned us the NWC cart for the NES championship. Anyway Jason blew his father away in the game (it was not even a close score the whole game 20+) but at the end Jason gave the 1st prize (Genesis system and the Beggar Prince game) to the father to give to his son. That was real class that jason showed there!

There were many, MANY deals to be had! Just a few that i saw for a short time:
Vectrex for $60
CV with boxed moduel #1 for $30

That's about all the highlights i remember except for seeing someone play the NWC cart! That was a first for me. :) i need to find one of those one of these days!

Wow, sounds great and thanks Jason! Oh, one more thing: the total of the Breast Cancer Charity Fund runs at around $700 - YEAH! Awesome job guys!!! Also thanks to AtariAge for auctioning off the #1 cart!

Pictures will be posted in the next few days, stay tuned!

September 23, 2006

SEE YOU TODAY! Saturday 9/23 in Vancouver, WA


We'll open the doors at 9:00 AM and hope to see you at the NorthWest Classic Games Enthusiasts first show in Vacouver, WA!

Date and Location
NWCGE 2K6 Vancouver
Saturday September 23rd 9am to 9pm
at the Quality Inn and conference center
221 NorthEast Chkalov Drive
Vancouver, WA 98684
Hotel Information
2400 square feet of classic videogaming fun!
FREE parking
Discount rooms available

Admission
General admission is $3.00
Entry in the NES Championship is $5.00

NWCGE 2K6 Vancouver - More Prizes, More Sponsors!


We added a few more prizes to the NES Championships donated by our new sponsor: Nintendo!

The new prizes are awesome, check it out:

For a total list of all the contests and prizes click on the link in the right part of the window.

NWCGE 2K6 Vancouver - Limited Edition Atari 2600 Game Release


NWCGE will have a Special Atari 2600 game release, in which every Dollar from the sale of these carts will be donated to the breast cancer foundation!
The cart is made from the "post it note" which was made from the original author himself (John K Harvey) each cart says " THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER! YOUR LIMITED-EDITION CARTRIDGE IS #1. HELP FOR TODAY... HOPE FOR TOMORROW. HTTP://WWW.NATIONALBREASTCANCER.ORG " and each cart has it's own serial number in the message, making each cart different in it's own. This is a limited show release of only 20 carts! and each cart is $25.00 picture of the cart can be seen at this link:

http://atariage.com/temp/breastcart.jpg

I like to personally thank everyone involved in making this cart: John K. Harvey for taking the time to code each binary and letting us use his post it note code. Lee Krueger for the great art work on the labels, Albert Yarusso (from Atariage.com) for making the carts and labels (and giving us a good deal on them.) :) and John Hancock for thinking up the idea of making a cart for a charity.

Thanks!
Rick (NWCGE Staff)

Webmaster's note: this is a fantastic idea and I also want to say thanks to everybody - you guys rock!

NWCGE 2K6 Vancouver Programs Are Here!


Here is a video snapshot of the show program for the upcoming NWCGE 2K6 Vancouver event!


August 29, 2006

More Prizes, More Vendors, More Sponsors!


As NWCGE2K6 Vancouver draws closer we keep adding more prizes, contests and vendors etc. Keep checking this website for updates! We should also have some news soon on a special NWCGE show release for the Atari 2600!

We have added 2 more sponsors:

One more vendor:

  • Game Trader "Beaverton Mall"

More prizes:

And one more contest:

  • Quiz 25 questions - 9 am to 4 pm
Demonstrate your video game knowledge!

August 22, 2006

NWCGE 2K6 Vancouver Vendors


And two more vendors got added...

Here are all the confirmed vendors for the NWCGE 2K6 show in Vancouver on Saturday September 23rd 9am to 9pm at the Quality Inn and conference center, 221 NorthEast Chkalov Drive, Vancouver, WA 98684.

Confirmed Vendors

  • Suteki - all the way from Japan!!!
  • Mia and John Rule
  • Y-bot (DP Member)
  • Qixmaster (DP Member)
  • Dojosky/DreamTR (DP Members)
  • Rick Weis NWCGE
  • Layne
  • Joe the flea market guy
  • Gamecrazy Paul
  • Video Game Wizards
  • Pink Godzilla
  • DeepEndGear
  • Guardian Games
  • Billy Galaxy
  • ResQsoft
  • Game Trader "Beaverton Mall"
  • Game Trader "Battle Ground"
  • Darren
  • Nate with his and CyberRoach stuff

August 03, 2006

NWCGE 2K6 Vancouver Championship and Contests


We have planned for a very exciting and challenging NES Championship with something for everybody! The goal was to have a wide variety and to show off the classics we all remember:

NES Championship Games

  • Super Mario Bros. level 1-1 (1 life, Hi-score)
  • Dr. Mario level 1 (best 3 of 5)
  • Balloon Fight (player vs player score)
  • Marble Madness (player vs player score)
  • Bomberman 2 (player vs player best 3 of 5)
  • And as special treat: Nintendo World Championship cart (Hi-score)
The prizes for this Championship are
  • DS lite w/ new mario game donated by Nintendo!!!
  • GBA SP "NES Style" donated by Nintendo!!!
  • Generation NEX system and set of wireless controllers. donated by
    Messiah Entertainment
  • Complete Game.com system w/some games

Other Contests

  • Atari 2600 - Pac-Man Ebivision - 9 am to 4 pm
  • Virtual Boy - Red Alarm - 9 am to 4 pm
  • Vectrex - Mine Storm - 9 am to 4 pm
  • Gamecube - Resident Evil 4 - 9 am to 4 pm
  • Genesis - NBA JAM p-vs-p - starts at 2 pm, limit is first 32 players
  • N64 - Goldeneye p-vs-p - starts at 1 pm, limit is first 32 players
  • Quiz 25 questions - 9 am to 4 pm

Contests Prizes

  • SEGA Genesis system with new Beggar Prince game (Beggar Prince game donated by Super Fighter Team)
  • GameCube Dust Cover donated by DeepEndGear
  • N64 duffle bag w/goodies inside
  • Atari plug and play
  • Genesis fighter stick SG-6
  • Variety of handhelds
  • Game Gear with games
  • Resident evil 4 preveiw disc


Stay tuned for updates - we will add tons more contests and prizes!

July 19, 2006

NWCGE 2K6 Vancouver Flyer


Here is a cool flyer for the upcoming NWCGE 2K6 Vancouver event!



Announcing NWCGE 2K6 Vancouver, Washington


It is with great pleasure that we can announce our second NWCGE event in 2006!

This time classic games will invade Vancouver, Washington, just outside of Portland at the Oregon border. Come and check out the many contests and prizes and try your gaming skills in the
NES Championship

Date and Location
NWCGE 2K6 Vancouver
Saturday September 23rd 9am to 9pm
at the Quality Inn and conference center
221 NorthEast Chkalov Drive
Vancouver, WA 98684
Hotel Information
2400 square feet of classic videogaming fun!
FREE parking
Discount rooms available

Admission
General admission is $3.00
Entry in the NES Championship is $5.00

Confirmed Vendors

Sponsors

Contests and Prizes

NES Championship Prizes

Stay tuned for updates - we will add tons more contests and prizes!