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 30+ vendors bringing thousands of retro & modern games, consoles, and accessories. We’ll also have vintage toys, Funko Pops, Pokemon, 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 set up for FREE play for everyone. This is a family-friendly all-ages event. We have a DJ and MC playing music and announcing winners of the tournament. 

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Date: Saturday, August 27th, 2022
Time: 10am-6pm

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

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?

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%


Interested in being a vendor?

Fill out the application and make sure to mention this event.

Check out the featured vendors for this event:

GamerGoodies4U – https://www.facebook.com/gamergoodies4u
Triangle Game Night – https://www.facebook.com/trianglegamenight
Geek and Grub Market – https://www.geekandgrubmarket.com/
Hidden Block Games – https://www.facebook.com/hiddenblockgames
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/
Play N Trade – http://www.playntradegarner.com/
Firefly Pops – https://ffpops.com/


  • 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.

  • 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. 😀

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