BetaCon 2017

Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 10am

  • Speakers & Panels
  • Contests & Giveaways
  • All Ages/Family Friendly
  • Video Games & Technology
Earlybird tickets are no longer available

The Portland Mercury proudly presents, BetaCon: Oregon's first major video game and technology expo. BetaCon's mission is to bring together gamers, technology fans, educators and innovators. Connect with developers, designers and artists, try new titles, meet studios and inventors, compete in contests and competitions and attend betaLIVE panels and conferences. Experience the future of gaming and technology at BetaCon.


BetaCon tickets are available as single day or weekend passes. You can also customize your experience by purchasing general admission or VIP tickets. VIP’s get early & expedited entry into the event, access to an exclusive VIP & Industry lounge, a VIP swag bag and a BetaCon poster. Limited quantities of discounted tickets are available, so buy yours early for the best price.


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Where can I stay while visiting?

There are tons of options! Navigate over to our website for more information on Staying Here.

How do I get to the expo?

It’s easy! Click over to the Getting Here section of our website,

Where can I park?

Visit the our website and check out the Parking Here page.

Where can I find a schedule?

The complete betaLIVE schedule is available on our website,

What are my food options near the event?

The Oregon Convention Center offers a variety of food and beverage options through concessions at the venue. The venue is located within a long walk or a short drive to many of the great restaurants of Portland. There are a number of convenient options within a few blocks of the venue, including Burgerville, McMennamin’s Mission Theater Pub & J Café.

What are the event rules?

Check out our full listing of event rules on our website.

Are cosplay costumes allowed?

Allowed and encouraged! Want to learn more about cosplay costume guidelines and our cosplay costume contest? Check out our blog post for BetaCon Costume Contest details. The first 25 fully costumed attendees each day get free admission.

Can I get a refund?

We offer extremely reasonably priced tickets that everyone can afford, but there are no refunds once you purchase. But feel free to reach out if you have an issue:

How do I get tickets?

That’s an easy one: buy one on this page! You can get discounted tickets before the event or grab your tickets at the door. We offer GA & VIP tickets for either a single day (Saturday or Sunday) or the entire weekend.

Where do I show up on the day of the event?

The Oregon Convention Center is the venue for BetaCon 2017. Check out our website for more about getting to the OCC. BetaCon is located in Hall E at the convention center. There will be maps and people to ask once you get there.

Are cameras allowed?

Sure! Feel free to come and document BetaCon with a standard camera or camera phone. Professional cameras and recording equipment are only permitted with media access. Contact us at to request media credentials.

Can you accommodate my disability or mobility constraints?

The Oregon Convention Center is built to be accessible. Check out all the information about OCC accessibility here:

Contact the convention center for questions about venue accessibility or feel free to email us at

Is wifi available?

Public wifi is available at the convention center, but may be difficult ot access on a busy weekend.

How do I exhibit at the event?

We’d love to have you exhibit! Check out our Participants page on our website or email us at for more information.

Can all ages attend?

Absolutely. This is an all-ages, family friendly event. For children under the age of 14, we require you to attend with a parent or guardian.

Can I bring my young children along?

Absolutely! Passes are not required for children age 6 or younger if they attend with a parent or guardian.

Oregon Convention Center

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232

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