Shinesparkers will be attending Replay Expo 2011 and offering coverage for the website and for our friends over at N-Europe. Replay Expo is a UK based video game event run by Replay Events Ltd who organise large video game exhibitions and supply games consoles, home computers and related video game software and equipment for events and private hire. They also attend schools to educate young people on the history of video games.
Replay Expo offers attendees a chance to check out classic retro games on various platforms as well as current generation systems and the event has made a presence at some of the largest gaming exhibitions in the UK such as Eurogamer Expo and GAMEFest and has even featured on the Gadget Show. The event also houses arcade machines and hosts competitive gaming tournaments, challenges and various competitions. Replay Expo offers a unique opportunity for a gaming experience you may not have had the chance to experience before, or to relive fond childhood experiences.
Last year, the exhibition had attendance from Nintendo, Sony, Sega, Ubisoft and Bizarre Creations as well as the support of gaming retailer Gamestation. This year, Replay Expo have confirmed that Team 17, the development studio that is credited for the Worms franchise will be attending to give a talk and Q&A session. Nintendo have also been confirmed to return to the Expo and the organisers have promised that there will be more top class support from some huge gaming publishers and developers this year. The Q&A sessions will be hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
We are delighted to be attending the event and are proud to represent a company that recognises the importance of video games historically and educationally. Replay Expo 2011 will be to the Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre in Blackpool on the 5/6 November 2011. Tickets are still available from the website. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.