Chris Higgins

Portland-Based Author of "The Blogger Abides"
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Woman plays The Oregon Trail on a vintage Apple computer

On September 30, I spent a geektastic day at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. I arrived early and got a look at many booths before they opened (later, they would be swarmed by thousands of attendees). For much of the day I was one of several referees for the Classic Tetris World Championship. The whole day was a joy — a convention hall filled with classic games, from Atari to Zelda, with pinball in between. And, this being a Portland event, there were game-themed crafts everywhere.

Check out my photo essay for Mental Floss for a look at the action.