Last week, I posted an update on a few Arizona conventions which touched on a guest update for Game On Expo. Now, a bit more news on the first year retro video game convention as registration has opened for purchase!

Here are the options and costs:

  • Weekend Adult Membership (includes one kid weekend membership) – $35
  • Friday Adult Membership (includes one kid Friday membership) – $15
  • Saturday Adult Membership (includes one kid Saturday membership) – $25
  • Sunday Adult Membership (includes one kid Sunday membership) – $15

If you need more kid memberships, options are available for additional memberships. Game On Expo takes place at the Mesa Convention Center, August 28-30.

Early programming details have been posted on the site as well! Here is what you can expect for programming from Game On Expo


Do you have some gaming related items you want to sell, or are you on a look out to purchase some gaming stuff from others? Then join us Saturday night for our gaming auction.

Cosplay Contest:

Dress up in one of your favorite cosplay costumes, and join our cosplay contest. You could win some very cool prizes too.

Free Play Gaming Area:

We’ll feature areas for both retro and modern gaming, as well as have some classic arcades available set to free play for Game On Expo attendees to enjoy.


The Game On Expo will feature a variety of panels featuring special guests, gaming topics and more.  Schedule of panels will be released closer to the date of the event.

Retro Championships Competition:

Join the Game On Expo’s Retro Championships. Do you have what it takes to compete among other gamers in front of a large audience?  Now is your chance to join our Retro Champion Competition.  The top prize winner will receive a very limited edition gold cart version of this unique NES game created specifically for this event. The remaining top ten will receive a gray cart as well.