raleigh game & geek expo

Get ready to get your geek on! Raleigh Retro Gamers is hosting the Raleigh Game & Geek Expo on Saturday, August 27th. We have 40+ vendors bringing thousands of retro & modern games, consoles, and accessories. We’ll also have vintage toys, Funko Pops, Pokémon, MTG, Yu-Gi-Oh, board games, arts/crafts, pop-culture collectibles, and other geek-related merchandise.

This event will also feature an Esports gaming tournament with up to 100 players! Also plenty of gaming stations are set up for FREE play for everyone. This is a family-friendly all-ages event. We have a DJ and music! Cosplay is also welcome!

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Tickets will also be available at the door. $8 day of. 

Food, drinks, and alcohol will be available!

Date: Saturday, August 27th, 2022

Time: 10am-6pm

Location: Hilton Raleigh North Hills – The Grand Ballroom
Address: 3415 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh NC 27609

Pro Sponsor:

hidden block games raleigh

This event will feature:

– Esports Gaming Tournament
– Gaming and Geek-Related Vendors
– Free Play at our Gaming Stations

Want to sign up for the Esports Tournament?

You need to pre-register for the tournament! Use the button below. There is only a limited amount of spots available. You may not be able to register the day of so please act fast! Once the tournament is full you will not be able to register. 

Games Featured: $5 per game, all games ran on PS4(Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike will be run on PS3)

Please pay with cash, there is an additional $2 fee to pay with credit card/Venmo

Tournament Games:
Guilty Gear Strive
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Street Fighter V
Tekken 7
King of Fighters XV
Samurai Shodown

Schedule(subject to change):

10am Doors open
11am: Samurai Shodown
12pm: Guilty Gear Strive/Dragon Ball FighterZ
1pm King of Fighters XV
2pm: Street Fighter V
3pm: Tekken 7/Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
6pm: Doors close

7 players or less 1st: 70%, 2nd: 30%
8 players or more 1st: 60%, 2nd: 30%, 3rd: 10%
16 players or more 1st: 40% 2nd: 30% 3rd: 20% 4th: 10% 50


Interested in being a vendor?

Vendor applications have closed for this event, but you can apply to be a vendor at future events!

Need a room?

The Hilton has given us a special rate for attendees of the Raleigh Game & Geek Expo! 

Check out the featured vendors for this event:

Hidden Block Games – https://www.facebook.com/hiddenblockgames
– https://www.facebook.com/gamergoodies4u
Triangle Game Night – https://www.facebook.com/trianglegamenight
Geek and Grub Market – https://www.geekandgrubmarket.com/
Gamesturz – https://www.facebook.com/Gamesturz
Retroid Games & Records – https://www.facebook.com/retroidgamesandrecords
Extra Life – https://www.extra-life.org/
Red Baron Creations – https://www.instagram.com/redbarancreations/
Firefly Pops – https://ffpops.com/
Kingdom Geekz –  https://www.kingdomgeekz.com/
BigBoy Gaminghttps://www.facebook.com/BigBoyGamingLLC
GreatSG Creations – https://www.etsy.com/shop/greatsgcreations
Koda’s Magical Crafts – https://kodas-magical-crafts.square.site/
Triangle Interactive Arts Collective – 
Boxuchan – https://boxuchan.com/
Mr Bean’s Toys – https://www.facebook.com/Mr-Beans-Toys-1864314056960576
Sircastleteees – https://www.sircastleteees.com/
Alphanie Artistry – https://www.facebook.com/AlphanieArtistry/
Geek’N’Out Toys – https://www.facebook.com/GeekNOutToys/
PE Mechanical Keyboards – https://www.instagram.com/pe_mk_/


  • August 26, 2022


    Will tickets be available at the door as well?

    • August 26, 2022

      RRG Jeff

      Hi David, yes tickets will also be available at the door.

    • August 27, 2022

      Nathan Sudduth

      Hey do you have contact info for you vendor Austin Giles?

      • August 29, 2022

        RRG Jeff

        Hi, yes I will reach out to you through email. Thanks!

  • August 18, 2022


    Are masks or vaccine cards required?

    • August 20, 2022

      RRG Jeff

      Masks and vaccine cards are not required.

  • August 11, 2022


    Is cosplay an option, too?

    • August 11, 2022

      RRG Jeff

      Absolutely! Cosplay is encouraged! We’d love to see what everyone does. 😀

  • August 3, 2022


    What esports will be featured and are the players already chosen or is there a sign up sheet?

    • August 4, 2022

      RRG Jeff

      Hi, the organizers for the Esports tournament are planning to include the following games Samurai Shodown, Dragonball Fighterz, King of Fighters XV, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, Street Fighter V, and Tekken 7. There will be a registration link posted this week on our website and social channels.

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