- Category: News
- Published: Friday, 19 May 2017 11:46
- Written by Helena Tzioti
The 11th annual UK Games Expo, the UK’s largest hobby games convention, will be held at the NEC from 2nd to 4th June 2017. In 2016 it had an attendance of 25,000 over the three days, making it the fourth largest hobby games convention in the world.
As the focal point for Hobby Games, the UK Games Expo is now the place in the UK where over 300 games companies look to release new games and demonstrate prototypes.
Expanding on its record for successfully hosting tournaments such as the Catan UK Championships, the Agricola UK Championships and the Carcassonne UK Championships, this year UK Games Expo is proud to host the first ever Fantasy Flight European championships including huge X-wing Miniatures and Android Netrunner European Championships. UK Games Expo boasts the largest Role-playing Games schedule in the UK with hundreds of games sessions in dozens of games systems over the three days. There is a massive Pokémon regional tournament and Magic the Gathering events are planned.
The UK Games Expo is not just for gaming enthusiasts. Families and general visitors are well catered for with a dedicated family zone and demonstrations throughout the Trade Hall of all the best and newest games both for the family audience and those looking for more complex games – no need to work through a complex rule book – there is someone on hand to guide you through and make this an easy, safe, and fun event to attend.
Cosplayers portray characters from Doctor Who, Star Wars and many other films and TV series, and there are live entertainment games with active audience participation. Alongside all that is a food festival and a full seminar programme looking at all aspects of the hobby games world.
Finally UKGE welcomes guests from the industry including one of the founding fathers of modern tabletop gaming, author of the Fighting Fantasy series and founder of Games Workshop, Ian Livingstone. Tom Vasel from the hugely successful The Dice Tower podcast and you tube channel and John Kovalic the most in demand artist in gaming are just some of the game industry celebrities in attendance.
Come and experience what the Hobby Games world has to offer.
Adult day tickets are £13. Family tickets available.
Dates for the 2017 Show: 2nd to 4th June. Location: NEC and NEC Hilton Hotel.