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Play Expo 2013 latest news


It’s approaching that time of year again… Play Expo is returning to EventCity, Manchester on 12-13 October 2013 after a hugely successful debut last year!

It will expand considerably on last year’s show and will once again feature four distinct events:

  • (retro systems and arcade/pinball machines)
  • (previews of the latest games and hardware)
  • (casual and competitive tournaments)
  • (costume competitions and dealers/traders).

Play Expo 2012 saw over 300 classic computers, consoles and handhelds on display within the area. This year it will increase to over 400! Add to that the 200 pinball and arcade machines that have already been confirmed and you have one of the biggest retro displays in the world and easily the largest the UK has ever seen.

All displays and features of the area will be improved this year. Show favourites such as the Multiplayer Ring, Replay Ages, Replay Lounge, Replay Rhythm and Replay Mini will be back and we will also have a number of rare machines that have never been seen at a public event.

There will be more tournaments than in previous years, have larger areas dedicated to traders and communities too, so it’s not just the the exhibits that are increasing in size.

More details will be revealed over the coming weeks.

3 thoughts on “Play Expo 2013 latest news

  1. mrsid says:

    Can’t wait for this! Any other retromaniacs going this year?

    • den.aris says:

      Afraid not mate. 2 shows in one year is enough for me!

      You’ll have a great time though. Sure it’ll be every it as good as last year. I met a hero of mine, sat and had a drink with him for about an hour and eventually interviewed him earlier this year. It don’t get much better.

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