PLAY Expo Manchester, EventCity, 10/11 October '15

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Re: PLAY Expo Manchester, EventCity, 10/11 October '15

Post by Treguard » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:38 am

I shall be attending Sunday with the missus and my little lad, who's major interest in video games to date has been stealing the stand from my Wii to use as a ramp for his hot wheels. Should be fun.

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Re: PLAY Expo Manchester, EventCity, 10/11 October '15

Post by SIR'86 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:58 am

I'll be there on Sunday.

If you see a guy wearing a black hoodie with c64 loading pictures on it then come over and say hi.

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Re: PLAY Expo Manchester, EventCity, 10/11 October '15

Post by skodathegreat » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:33 pm

Looks like I'm going to what will be my 1st games expo.

I take it a few traders will be there, any idea who?

ETA: I will be going on the Saturday.
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Re: PLAY Expo Manchester, EventCity, 10/11 October '15

Post by Bluce_Ree » Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:20 pm

I'd say I'll be the bearded chap with the speccy t-shirt but that's hardly going to narrow it down is it!?

I may switch it up for my incredibly dope Godzilla tee.

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Re: PLAY Expo Manchester, EventCity, 10/11 October '15

Post by flatapex » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:06 pm

i'm probably quite easy to spot, i'm there all weekend, on the saturday i'll be wearing a tshirt with a master system on it.
i'm 5'8'' with short spikey hair, i wear glasses and my mate will be with me, he is a lot taller than me.

if by some coincidence there are lots of people that fit that description, look for someone that can only communicate by writing things down- i suffer from dysphonia and about 90% of the last 3 months has been spent with no voice whatsoever
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Re: PLAY Expo Manchester, EventCity, 10/11 October '15

Post by dste » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:21 pm

Well last minute and looks like I can make it but cannot find a hotel and certainly not one for a reasonable price.

Does anyone have a bed/floor/bath that they can squeeze me into? Obviously willing to palm some money across for the trouble.
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Re: PLAY Expo Manchester, EventCity, 10/11 October '15

Post by psj3809 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:14 am

I'm only there on the saturday. But come over and say hello if you see me, i'll be the bloke in the blue t shirt with a logo saying Pretty Green on it. Later in the day i'll be the one thrashing jdanddiet on Match Day II

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Re: PLAY Expo Manchester, EventCity, 10/11 October '15

Post by ArchaicKoala » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:10 am

As per usual for these sort events I'll be found in my Weezer Blue Album shirt (on the Saturday anyway) and most likely be carrying a Sega Megadrive messenger bag.
You'll usually find me loitering around the Retro/Arcade section, Bar or (If it's there) Rock Band setup shredding the plastic guitar :lol:

Will be a good weekend! Can't wait to check into the hotel on Friday, get the PS2 set up and then have a few drinks whilst kicking my mates arse on Red Faction :lol:

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Re: PLAY Expo Manchester, EventCity, 10/11 October '15

Post by samhain81 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:52 am

ArchaicKoala wrote:As per usual for these sort events I'll be found in my Weezer Blue Album shirt (on the Saturday anyway) and most likely be carrying a Sega Megadrive messenger bag.
You'll usually find me loitering around the Retro/Arcade section, Bar or (If it's there) Rock Band setup shredding the plastic guitar :lol:

Will be a good weekend! Can't wait to check into the hotel on Friday, get the PS2 set up and then have a few drinks whilst kicking my mates arse on Red Faction :lol:
Got the same thing going, but with 4 player Powerstone 2 sessions in the evening with the lads. Can't wait :D

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Re: PLAY Expo Manchester, EventCity, 10/11 October '15

Post by flatapex » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:55 am

I'm going to be in manchester on friday afternoon showing my mate the sights, that should take about 1-2 minutes
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Re: PLAY Expo Manchester, EventCity, 10/11 October '15

Post by samhain81 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:09 am

flatapex wrote:I'm going to be in manchester on friday afternoon showing my mate the sights, that should take about 1-2 minutes
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Post by ArchaicKoala » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:27 am

samhain81 wrote: Got the same thing going, but with 4 player Powerstone 2 sessions in the evening with the lads. Can't wait :D
Now that's a game I've not played in a long time!

flatapex wrote:I'm going to be in manchester on friday afternoon showing my mate the sights, that should take about 1-2 minutes
Oh the joys to be had ;) Could be worse though... You could be showing him around Stoke :lol:

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Re: PLAY Expo Manchester, EventCity, 10/11 October '15

Post by flatapex » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:46 am

ArchaicKoala wrote:
samhain81 wrote: Got the same thing going, but with 4 player Powerstone 2 sessions in the evening with the lads. Can't wait :D
Now that's a game I've not played in a long time!

flatapex wrote:I'm going to be in manchester on friday afternoon showing my mate the sights, that should take about 1-2 minutes
Oh the joys to be had ;) Could be worse though... You could be showing him around Stoke :lol:
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Re: PLAY Expo Manchester, EventCity, 10/11 October '15

Post by GigaPepsiMan » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:28 am

Anyone got some info on using the buses? I know I need to use the 250 or 50x from Manchester Piccadilly but I'm not sure where I am meant to be getting off, or what buses I need to use to get back to Manchester Piccadilly.

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Re: PLAY Expo Manchester, EventCity, 10/11 October '15

Post by flatapex » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:06 am

GigaPepsiMan wrote:Anyone got some info on using the buses? I know I need to use the 250 or 50x from Manchester Piccadilly but I'm not sure where I am meant to be getting off, or what buses I need to use to get back to Manchester Piccadilly.
me me i know this one :D

trafford centre has its own bus station which is close-ish to event city best to get off the bus there. I'm getting the bus on the saturday and i'll be doing that.

in the evening its just the x50, both the 250 and x50 are run by stagecoach so one of their day tickets £4.50 ish? should cover both fine.

anyone on a route that splits services between stagecoach and first should get a 'system one daysaver' as they are valid on both and cost about £5-6, I have the monthly version to get to and from work as our parking is limited

the travel info on the event website is vastly out of date, traveline-northwest.co.uk is the site we use up here to check which buses there are etc, we have trams (metrolink) but they dont go near the trafford centre as its in the middle of nowhere next to the motorway and it will take another couple of years for the lines to be built
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