Play Expo goes back to Black(pool), skips Manchester this year

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Play Expo goes back to Black(pool), skips Manchester this year

Post by RetroBob » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:31 pm

This will have been in the works a while but Play Expo will not happen in Manchester this year. Instead they will do another one in Blackpool around the same time. Another venue for 2019, not Event City.
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Post by flatapex » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:51 am

whaaaaaaat?

wonder what has happened to stop them using event city? any subsequent events wont be anywhere near as big
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:11 am

Do we have a date for the other Blackpool event?
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Post by jdanddiet » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:34 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:11 am
Do we have a date for the other Blackpool event?
27/28th Oct I believe ant
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Post by psj3809 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:13 pm

Must admit i'm happy, would have broken my streak of every Play Expo show as i couldnt make it this year to Manchester (NFL game at wembley). The Blackpool one will apparently be 100% retro so that'll be cool

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Post by Floob » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:11 pm

Got a dissapointing credit card confirmation from the October Blackpool event.
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Post by oldtimer » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:27 pm

Great!!
Bad enough getting to Manchester from where I am , so got no chance of making it to Blackpool.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:50 am

Meh. I make it to Blackpool sometimes. Might have a go at this one, depends, we have a family holiday planned for October, not sure of dates yet.
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Post by psj3809 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:34 am

oldtimer wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:27 pm
Great!!
Bad enough getting to Manchester from where I am , so got no chance of making it to Blackpool.
Where are you then ? I thought getting to Manchester would be easy from most places in the UK (Compared to Blackpool)

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Post by DPrinny » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:37 am

flatapex wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:51 am
whaaaaaaat?

wonder what has happened to stop them using event city? any subsequent events wont be anywhere near as big
From what ive heard from some its problems with the venue rising costs and that

There are bigger around one is round the corner, rumours are they will be trying for the GMEX, that will be more expensive that means even more expensive tickets and less games space

Moving to Blackpool has annoyed a lot of people in Manchester, myself? Cant be arsed either way as they have gotten a bit bland of late
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Post by kebabinho » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:45 pm

i was hoping to get to Manchester again this year. i found some of the talks really interesting last time, particularly the Rare guys.

Its a shame, but then i have just paid a fortune to see U2 in October so might be better on the wallet to miss a year

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Post by psj3809 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:27 pm

DPrinny wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:37 am
flatapex wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:51 am
whaaaaaaat?

wonder what has happened to stop them using event city? any subsequent events wont be anywhere near as big
From what ive heard from some its problems with the venue rising costs and that

There are bigger around one is round the corner, rumours are they will be trying for the GMEX, that will be more expensive that means even more expensive tickets and less games space

Moving to Blackpool has annoyed a lot of people in Manchester, myself? Cant be arsed either way as they have gotten a bit bland of late
Quite happy as Blackpool is only about 20 odd miles away. Be interesting to see this new show, they're saying retro only which is cool. Hope theres no Cosplay ! Most of the shows are the same but its good to meet lots of old mates, play old games and some arcade/pinball. As long as its got that i'm fine with them

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Post by The Laird » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:25 pm

I'm definitely going, really enjoyed the big Blackpool show this year.

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Post by RetroBob » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:19 pm

oldtimer wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:27 pm
Great!!
Bad enough getting to Manchester from where I am , so got no chance of making it to Blackpool.
There is a London Play Expo sometime in the summer.
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Post by oldtimer » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:26 pm

Ah that's much better , easier for me by far.
I used to go to the retro show in Croydon when it ran, ive forgotten what it was called now.
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