Oklahoma Video Game Expo in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Video Game Expo in Tulsa, Oklahoma

The 11th Annual Oklahoma Video Game Expo (OVGE) is set to take place this Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. If you’re within a day’s drive of Tulsa, Oklahoma, you should definitely come by and check out the show!

After attending the debut OVGE show in 2003, I began participating as an exhibitor the following year. Each year I come up with a unique retrogaming theme for my table. In 2004, I set up a “pirate-themed” display and showed off all my old pirate console copiers. These were devices that back in the day allowed people to dump console cartridge games (like Nintendo and Sega) on to floppy disks and play them from those disks.

Last year I dedicated my table to vintage text adventures. I had several old computers including a Commodore 64, an Apple II, a Commodore Amiga, and a couple of DOS machines all running various text adventures. I also gave away free CDs containing hundreds of free text adventures, and had several adventure-related items on display including old books, games, and even a lamp!

I can’t give away too much about my theme for this year’s table but, um … Go Thunder!

If you’re simply coming to check out the show, bring lots of disposable cash. I have purchased everything from old video games and computer games to vintage action figures and Pac-Man memorabilia at previous shows. There are also always vintage arcade games and pinball tables there, all for playing and some for buying.

For more information about this year’s event visit the show’s website: OVGE.com

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Since my co-worker took his Family to Disney this week…I’ll have to try and catch this even next year. It looks awesome, Flack!

  2. Looks like fun. I’ll have to see what is going on Saturday.

  3. Plcary, Flack, please take plenty of photos for those of us that can’t make it this time. :)

  4. I live in Tulsa and never heard anything about these…I will have to look for it next year and I hope they increase their advertisement.

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