About Us

UPLINK is a full digital weekend extravaganza produced by the award-winning team behind the LI Retro Gaming Expo, that  explores the cultural and societal impacts of gaming from a global perspective.  From retrogaming to the medium’s new frontiers, viewers will get to experience and learn the depth and richness gaming has played not only in everyday life but the zeitgeist of pop culture. 

Across 36 hours of exclusive, never-to-be-seen-again programming, UPLINK will host a variety of live streamed content featuring interactive panels with the best thought-leaders and rising names in gaming, live tournaments, interactive digital activations, vendor exclusives  and much more.  

 Prepare for a new chapter that goes beyond the conventional “gaming con.”

This is only the start.  Because The Game is Never Over.

Contact Us

General Info/Inquiries: Info@LIRetro.com

Vendor Inquiries: Vendors@LIRetro.com

Panel Submissions: Panels@LIRetro.com

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  • Dates: Saturday February 20th to Sunday February 21st 2021
  • Digital Venue

From our physical show, the LI Retro Gaming Expo -

But don’t take our word for it…

The Expo was unique and fun to explore. There was something cool to see at every turn. Doing a panel in a planetarium was also one of the coolest things I’ve done at a convention. I’ll be there next year!


Floor by floor (there were multiple floors!) LI Retro was a fantastic bang for our gaming buck. Between the stack of great vendors selling great stuff at great prices, some killer musicians, and several interesting panels, it’s impressive to see just how much this con has grown in a few short years. I can’t wait to see what they have in store next.

-Kris Randazzo

We had a blast at the LI Retro Gaming Expo. As a video game podcast, we’re there to meet our fans and also get new fans interested in listening to our unique and funny podcast. LI Retro gave us our first opportunity to do a live show which was an amazing experience. It goes a long way to make people feel welcomed at these things. Can’t wait for next year!

-Brian McGuinness
Playable Characters Podcast

I, like many other returning attendees and vendors, look forward to the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo all year long. The event organizers make each year more spectacular than the last and it’s continued growth is a testament to the shows’ success. Bar-none, you will not find a better video-game convention in this region.

-Kyle Kubik

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