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

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:31 pm
by RetroBob
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.

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

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

wonder what has happened to stop them using event city? any subsequent events wont be anywhere near as big

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

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:11 am
by Antiriad2097
Do we have a date for the other Blackpool event?

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

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:34 am
by jdanddiet
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

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

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:13 pm
by psj3809
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

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

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:11 pm
by Floob
Got a dissapointing credit card confirmation from the October Blackpool event.
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Re: Play Expo goes back to Black(pool), skips Manchester this year

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:27 pm
by oldtimer
Great!!
Bad enough getting to Manchester from where I am , so got no chance of making it to Blackpool.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:50 am
by Antiriad2097
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.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:34 am
by psj3809
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)

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

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:37 am
by DPrinny
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

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

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:45 pm
by kebabinho
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

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

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:27 pm
by psj3809
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

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

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:25 pm
by The Laird
I'm definitely going, really enjoyed the big Blackpool show this year.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:19 pm
by RetroBob
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.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:26 pm
by oldtimer
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.