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Play Blackpool, 3/4 May 14. Replay return to spiritual home!

Post by Arcadian » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:16 pm

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Play Blackpool aka Play by the Seaside
3/4 May 2014, Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool
Times: 10:30am - 6:30pm each day
Link: www.playblackpool.com
Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/199830543529357

You now have TWO chances to PLAY in 2014!

The UK’s favourite Arcade, Indie & Retro Gaming Expo returns to its spiritual home at the Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre in Blackpool on 3/4 May 2014 – the early May bank holiday weekend.

Replay Events are going back to their roots as they re-launch their seaside video gaming expo as Play Blackpool.

The show will focus on four main elements:

1) Retro & Arcade gaming
2) Indie gaming
3) TOURNAMENTS!
4) Trade Stalls

... with a sprinkling of retro-themed Cosplay on the main stage each day!

Until year-end 2013, earlybird adult tickets for Play Blackpool are available at the incredible price of just £10.00 (TEN POUNDS!) per day or £18.00 for the weekend. And there are great deals on Family tickets, too! You simply won’t find a better value arcade and video gaming expo!

As capacity at the venue is just 2500 per day – we advise buyers to purchase their tickets as soon as possible from www.ticketline.co.uk/play-blackpool to avoid disappointment!

Full details of the exciting attractions, exhibitors, guests, tournaments, activities and traders will be announced in due course.

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Play Blackpool please email exhibit@playblackpool.com

Venue:
Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre,
Queens Promenade,
Blackpool,
Lancashire,
FY2 9AA

** Attention fans of the Manchester show at EventCity: Play Expo will also return in the fourth quarter of 2014! **
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Post by Arcadian » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:25 pm

RetroCollect confirmed as first exhibitor for Play Blackpool!

Here's what KATSU from RetroCollect has to say:
"If you enjoyed what we had on offer at Play Expo this weekend just gone, you'll be pleased to know we're back in full force come May 2014! Expect competitions galore, a plethora of prizes, community meet-ups and several other exclusive additions announced in the near future."

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Post by Arcadian » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:26 pm

Video Game Carnival sign up to Blackpool!

Yes, the Ringmaster will be back - bringing ALL of the weird and wonderful exhibits that you saw at Play Expo in Manchester - such as Laser Pong and the Fruitcade - in addition to 1-2 brand new attractions that will be making their debuts in Blackpool. And for the first time ever, Video Game Carnival will also be running tournaments on their stand - with some cool and quirky prizes on offer!

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Post by RetroBob » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:04 pm

Haha, the ringmaster is slightly weird but I like him!
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Post by subzero » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:36 am

im there! just try to keep me away!!!! :D

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Post by ReplayRetro » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:27 am

GGGAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH
This has been causing me some mental discomfort since i saw it on the flyer in Manchester, i really don't know if i can justify spending money on both events (Blackpool & Manchester) and while Manchester is obviously the biggest and therefore makes the most sense, i can't deny how much i love Blackpool
What to do, what to do . . . . . . . . .
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Post by DPrinny » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:09 am

Its a good few months away, lots of time

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Post by subzero » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:12 am

ReplayRetro wrote:What to do, what to do . . . . . . . . .

YOU GO!

problem solved!

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Post by markopoloman » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:54 am

It is unlikely I'll make this one. Blackpool was a great event but driving from Poole to Manchester is bad enough let alone that extra bit to Blackpool. It was a 550 mile round trip to Play Expo this year :shock:

I'll be at the next Manc one though - and Boyo's in August.
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Post by JetSetWilly » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:39 am

Would love to go to this, but seeing as im hoping to get the PS4 after Xmas, and the ex has decided to go for divorce now (which will probably skint me too), it looks like im gonna have to skip this one unfortunately :(
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Post by Treguard » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:43 am

This is on the weekend of my wifes birthday, what's the odds of me getting her to come with me...

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Post by ReplayRetro » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:05 am

Treguard wrote:This is on the weekend of my wifes birthday, what's the odds of me getting her to come with me...
how about a romantic getaway at the big blue hotel, you give her one day in blackpool that's all about her and then the other day is play day, seems fair to me
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Post by Gillers » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:53 pm

ReplayRetro wrote:
Treguard wrote:This is on the weekend of my wifes birthday, what's the odds of me getting her to come with me...
how about a romantic getaway at the big blue hotel, you give her one day in blackpool that's all about her and then the other day is play day, seems fair to me
And thats how I will be getting my missus to foot half the hotel bill.

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Post by DPrinny » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:25 pm

Im probably going to make a costume for this as well.

Its becoming like a hobby for me

Tempted to do a Splatterhouse one

Or this guy
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