Replay Expo 2011 - Official Thread

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Replay Expo 2011 - Official Thread

Post by Arcadian » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:49 am

All updates about this year's Replay Expo will be posted to this thread!

For starters, here's the initial release:
Replay Expo 2011 - Hit gaming event returns to Blackpool this November

Replay Expo is the unique video gaming event that prides itself in celebrating both the classics as well as the very latest titles. Following the success of last year’s debut show, Replay Expo will return to the Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre in Blackpool on the 5/6 November 2011; the final weekend of the famous Illuminations.

This year’s event will expand into additional halls, meaning 5000+ gamers will have access to even more arcade machines, pinball tables, consoles and home computers.

In keeping with the inaugural event there will be an equal emphasis on families as well as hardcore gamers: an increase in the number of junior tournaments throughout the weekend will ensure there is something for everyone, young and old.

Attendance from Nintendo, Sony, Sega and other household names from the gaming world helped draw in the crowds last year and visitors can once again expect good support from the games industry.

The charity partner for this year’s Expo is GamesAid: an organisation created by the UK video game industry to distribute funds amongst a diverse range of charities.

Tickets for Replay Expo 2011 will shortly be available to buy online from www.replayexpo.com.
As lots of people from RG forum evidently managed to miss each other at last year's show, we're going to pre-print a load of simple name-badge stickers.

So if you think it's likely you'll be coming to Blackpool, please say so in this thread. Ta! :)

We'll also try and do things like establish a couple of pre-determined meeting points each day e.g. everybody from the RG forum could meet at the stage at a certain time, for a group photo etc.

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Post by the_hawk » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:13 am

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Post by Edwards80 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:55 am

Stick me on the list for a name badge. Will definitely be returning this year :D

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Post by MikeFishcake » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:17 am

Name badge for me please!

I'M EXCITED

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Post by MikeFishcake » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:19 am

FIVE THOUSAND Capacity? Christ on a bike... Might need to do the full weekend this time if it's going to be that big :)

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Post by Scapegoat » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:34 am

Alas, can only make the Sunday, but I'll be there with bells on.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:43 am

I've booked days off so I can travel on Friday/Monday, so no leaving early for me this year.

Told Mrs Ant the dates had been set, so she's got plenty time to get used to the idea she'll be home alone.
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Post by meaty70 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:26 am

I'll deffo be there both days

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Post by DPrinny » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:02 am

Can I tick the box "Very much so"

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Anyone interested (£45 for a twin for each night so err £22.50 each night)

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Post by sscott » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:19 pm

I will be there as I imagine will be 90% of the regulars.
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Post by pforson » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:52 pm

I shall attend.
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Post by resident paul » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:11 pm

Put me down for the whole weekend.
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Post by astaroth » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:22 pm

Very good chance i'll be there too!

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Post by RetroBob » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:58 pm

Count me and my bro in.

What's this about name badge requests?
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Post by evolution4life » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:10 pm

After having a great time at the event last time and actually enjoying blackpool I had no hesitation in returning and bringing the Mrs. Im really looking forward to it already, just got to start the search for a cheap hotel room close to the seafront, any suggestions? Will I save much money by booking this far ahead as opposed to a month or two down the line?
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