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Play Expo 2012 Announced for 13-14th October 2012 in Manchester


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Yesterday, a new UK gaming expo Play Expo 2012 was announced at an event in central London. The show will occur at the brand new EventCity venue in Manchester on 13-14th October 2012.


Play Expo will be the only UK video games expo catering for all gamers and all forms of games.

Located at the brand new EventCity venue in Manchester, the show will cover four core gaming zones:

• – latest releases and previews for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC and handheld
• – freeplay arcade & pinball machines, retro consoles and vintage computers
• – a competitive eSports event featuring pro gaming tournaments
• – costume role play including masquerades, talks and anime.

Organised by Replay Events, the new expo follows their successful Replay shows in Blackpool over the past three years. Using the experience gained from staging their own events and exhibiting at some of the largest consumer gaming shows, the team at Replay are confident that Play Expo will offer opportunities for the widest possible range of publishers, accessory suppliers and gaming peripheral companies to get involved.

Play Expo spokesperson, Gordon Sinclair said: “There is great demand from gamers for a show outside of London and from our experience, we know there is appetite for Replay’s unique approach. In fact, we surveyed previous attendees to our shows and found that 96% said they wanted this type of event and that they would be very likely to attend. With that kind of support, we are confident that this huge step forward will be a successful one for both us and our exhibitors.”

Play Expo will be able to comfortably accommodate 10,000 consumers over the two days. In
addition, Play Expo today announced a partnership with eSports provider EGL – which will stream the expo to up to 500,000 worldwide viewers.

I’ll be there – will you?

Tickets are on sale now at

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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