the Columbus Ohio Retro Gaming Society

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Greetings gamers!  We are less than a month away from CORGS-Con, and we have a HUGE announcement. We will be having a pre-party on Friday June 1st from 6pm to 10pm at the Makoy Center. We have decided that one day is not enough to contain all the cool stuff we have planned, so we had to add an extra day.

At the pre-party, we will be having some industry experts speak, virtual reality gaming (FREE!) brought to us by the COGG (Columbus Ohio Game-Developers Group), live music, and the Ballroom Blitz! On top of that, the bar will be open for business.

The Ballroom Blitz is something new we are debuting, which will be a 30 minute rush where you will be able to purchase items form the vendors who choose to set up early. This equates to almost half of the vendors. The best part of this is that the 10.00 admission price gets you into the show Friday and Saturday!!!!!!! For those of you who attend the pre-party, there will be an express line on Saturday morning for the main show. Just keep your bracelet on from the pre-party…..No waiting in line for you! Here is the schedule for the pre-party on Friday, June 1st:

- 6pm: Doors open, Open gaming
- 7pm: Industry experts speak
- 7:30pm: Ballroom Blitz
- 8pm: Live music, Open gaming
- 10pm: Party ends, Go home and rest up for the main show!

Tables are almost sold out; contact Gary C. at 614-284-5831 if you need to reserve one. We will see you in early June!!!!

CORGS-CON 2018!  




Who: The Columbus Ohio Retro Gaming Society


What: Ohio’s premiere retro gaming convention…..CORGS-Con


When: Saturday June 2nd, 10am – 4pm (9am early bird)


Where: The Makoy Center – 5462 Center Street, Hilliard OH, 43026


Why: Because we rock, and retro gamers deserve the best


How much: 9am early bird admission – $10

                         10am standard admission - $7

                         Kids 10 and under – FREE (with adult chaperone)



Tables are now available for what is promising to be a MASSIVE show. Contact Gary C. at 614-284-5831 to reserve yours now!!! If you are interested in early promotional advertising, contact Gary M. at 614-878-6027. For contests and events, contact Vic at 614-557-6267. 

CORGS is proud to welcome some special guests to this year’s show:

John Lester:

 In 2008 John decided to start a YouTube gaming channel called Gamester81, where he reviews rare and retro video game systems and games.  He was one of the earlier gaming channels on YouTube, and since its inception, his show has been viewed over 19 million times. He is also one of the hosts of the All Gen Gamers podcast, which is a popular gaming podcast for people and video games of all generations, as well as a host of the ColecoVisions Podcast where they talk about everything Coleco.

 In early 2013, John started producing video games. His first game, ‘Gamester81: The Video Game’, came out for the ColecoVision (his favorite console), and in early 2014 John joined the team at CollectorVision Games as Co-Owner and Head of Marketing. CollectorVision Games ( is a unique indie game company that produces new games for classic consoles including the Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision, NES, Super Nintendo, Genesis, and Game Boy Advance. Later this year they are set to release their first game on modern platforms called Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan, set to release this summer on Steam, Xbox One, PS4, Vita, and the Nintendo Switch. In 2015 John co-founded the Game On Expo event in his home town of Phoenix, Arizona. The Game On Expo now going on its fourth year has grown to attract over 7,000 attendees throughout the three day event, and has grown to be one of the largest gaming events of its kind in the country.



Brett Weiss:

A gamer since 1975 and a professional writer since 1997, Brett Weiss is the author of more than 1,500 published articles. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Game Informer, Old School Gamer, Gameroom Magazine, Classic Gamer Magazine, RETRO Magazine, the Pingame Journal, Video Game Collector, Video Game Trader, Fangoria, Filmfax, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee, and The Charlotte Observer, among many others.

His annual spring, fall, summer, and holiday video game gift guides are enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers, and he has a national column in AntiqueWeek called ‘The Pop Culture Collectiv’. Weiss is the author of nine books, including the ‘Classic Home Video Games Series’, ‘The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987’, and ‘The Super NES Omnibus’. Weiss contributed more than 50 write-ups to Pat "The NES Punk" Contri's Ultimate NES book. For more info, check out:




Gary M. (the Great Buckeye614-878-9027 & media

Gary C. (
G-Money)  614-284-5831 & vendor relations


Victor N. (Kaptain Krank)   614-557-6267 events and contests




It's Finally Here!!!!!!!!!!

Hyperkin, the leader in retro consoles, has recently released their latest masterpiece, the RETRON 77. It simply does not get any better than this.....unless you prefer handheld gaming. But don't you worry, the evil geniuses have you covered for that too with the SupaBoy!

Get over to now!!!!!


CORGS-Con 2017








Our friends at the ACEC have been hosting this annual free event since the 1990s. CORGS would like to thank the fine fellows of the ACEC for putting on another fun show!     







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