Category Archives: collecting

Join us at the NWCGE Swap Meet 2015

We’ll be at the  second-annual Video Gaming Swap Meet at the Portland Doubletree Hotel on January 24, 2015.

Expect to see tables full of games and hardware cheaper than anywhere else.  In fact, we’ll be giving away most of it!

More info here:

Join us at Seattle Retro Gaming Expo 2014!

The 2014 Seattle Retro Game Expo has been announced for the weekend of June 28-29, at its new venue: The Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.  Tickets are on sale now at

Rob, Will, Remy and TheBitPlanes will be there again this year alongside folks from the Microsoft Retro Gaming club, in a medium booth wedged between the Artist Alley and the main floor.  We’ve got classic games, aged to perfection, plush toys and tee shirts, cool Portal stuff from our friends at Valve, and tons of free giveaways.  Come by and say hi!

We’ll also be donating rarities for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Silent Auction being held on Saturday and Sunday. This disease claimed my all-time favorite game designer Bill Williams.



Join us at the NWCGE Video Game Swap Meet on January 18, 2014

The BitPlanes will be attending the Portland Retro Game Expo/Northwest Classic Games Enthusiasts video game swap meet at the Portland Doubletree Hotel on January 18, 2014. Come see us at table 5 near the entrance where we’ll be trading all kinds of classic games, gear, and collectibles.

Finally, a useful IT Certification for retro computing.

the Bit Planes is pleased to announce that it is moving forward with its plans to introduce a new gold-standard IT certification into the corporate world!

TheBitPlanes booth at Seattle Retro Gaming Expo

Don’t forget – Seattle Retro Gaming Expo is this weekend at Seattle Center.  This year, theBitPlanes has reloaded with all sorts of retro game swag. In addition to show exclusives like USB classic controllers for emulators and one-of-a-kind video game art, this year theBitPlanes is proud to offer game inspired candies produced by the original Roslyn Candy Company.

Come try out gourmet chocolate bars sculpted into gamepads and candies flavored with tastes inspired by the elemental bricks of Minecraft!


Is Your Retro Gaming Collection Haunted?

Could there be a secret menace lurking in the bits and bytes of your retro gaming collection? Poltergeists on your floppies? Apparitions in your Cartridges?