Manchester’s biggest video gaming show, PLAY Expo, returns for its fourth year.
We had a lot of fun at the event last year, so I’m pleased to say tickets for PLAY Expo, the North’s biggest gaming expo have gone on sale this morning. The show will take place at EventCity, Manchester on 10th and 11th October 2015.
PLAY Expo is in its fourth year in Manchester and has more than doubled in size over that time. Hundreds of screens of next-gen, indie and retro games as well as eSports, cosplay and stars of film and TV pulled 19,000 attendees through the doors of the highly-successful two day event last October.
Replay Events Director Andy Brown said “PLAY Expo 2014 was a huge leap forward for us in terms of scale and ambition but we delivered a knockout show that our attendees absolutely loved. The bar has been set very high for PLAY Expo this year, but we already have plans underway to smash all previous records out of the water.”
Last year saw them add a TV section and a few celebrity signings, a careers fair, and ‘Youtuber’ meet and greets, and these will be expanded, but there’s more coming too. One of the new additions for 2015 is area dedicated to the gaming crack of the under 16s – Minecraft – where they will be running a Hunger Games tournament and a creative build server. Of course this won’t be at the expense of any of the other parts of the show, it’ll just be even bigger this year.
PLAY Expo is one of the most diverse gaming expo in the UK – where else can you see so many of the latest games and technologies alongside arcades, pinballs, retro consoles and computers? This year is will also feature the UK’s largest arcade and pinball display, industry speakers, movie props and vehicles, card and board games, merchandise plus a host of other features. More announcements will be made in the coming months.
Further information and tickets are available from www.playexpo.net
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.