GXP Blog Attending Play Expo 2014

Professor FarnsworthIn the words of Professor Farnsworth; “Good news everyone”, I can now confirm that I will be attending Play Expo 2014 in Manchester!

Play Expo is the North’s biggest and most diverse video gaming expo which features five events; re.play, now.play, pro.play, cos.play and screen.play. Returning for it’s third year, it’s set to be better than ever and will be taking place on the 11th and 12th October 2014.

You can see more about the event in the video below:

Some of the highlights confirmed so far include:

  • Huge retro zone with two liked VR machines, classic consoles, computers and handhelds
  • Film/TV celebrity signings from Star Wars, Dr Who and Red Dwarf actors
  • An indie zone with many studios already confirmed
  • A fighting games arena run by fighting tournament specialists Electronic Dojo
  • The last heat and finals of the UK’s first national Classic Gaming Championship
  • Large PC LAN games area with retro and modern games
  • Industry speakers including Charles Cecil MBE, Mel Croucher and Cinemaware
  • Largest pinball and arcade zone in Europe – over 250 machines all on free play
  • Big trader area with all kinds of merchandise and apparel

Plus, still to be confirmed:

  • Current and nextgen publishers and pre-release game previews
  • eSports arena and tournaments
  • Additional gaming and film/TV guests
  • Cosplay masquerade, guests and features

You can find out more and keep up to date with news and announcements at www.playexpo.net, on twitter and on their facebook page.

Who Else Is Going to Play Expo 2014?

Are you going to Play Expo 2014? If so, let me know in the comments below or on twitter. Being close to London I don’t venture up North very often (maybe once or twice a year?), so it would be a great opportunity to meet some of you great gamers up there!

My first games console was the Mega Drive and I've been in love with video games ever since. Over the years I've owned many systems, which I hope to cover in the future. Most of the things I write and do videos about is considered "retro", but I do enjoy playing my Xbox One and PS4 as well...


Posted on August 12, 2014 | Last modified: 12th August 2014