The North’s biggest and most diverse video gaming expo is back! Play Expo is returning to Manchester’s EventCity for its third successive year. Taking place 11th and 12th October 2014, Play Expo is expanding considerably and will now feature FIVE absorbing events, under one roof!

Tickets on sale now!the-general-news

Tickets for the North's biggest ever Video Games Expo are now available for purchase via our Ticketline portal and to reward those who book early we have three tiers of ticket prices; earlybird, advance and on-the-door.
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Stars of Red Dwarf land at Play Exposcreen-play-news

Chris Barrie and Craig Charles are the first two guests confirmed for Play Expo 2014. The duo are best known for their characters Rimmer and Lister in the Sci-Fi comedy Red Dwarf. Chris also played Gordon Brittas in the Brittas Empire and Hillary in the Tomb Raider Films as well as providing the voice for Simon in the game Simon the Sorcerer. Craig was the host of Robot Wars and stars in TV soap Coronation Street. Craig with be …
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Cinemaware talk and new games at Playnowplay

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We are delighted to be welcoming the amazing CINEMAWARE to Play Expo this year. Cinemaware are the company behind a whole host of classic Amiga games that are being updated for modern systems.
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SHOW YOUR GAME AT PLAY EXPO – Indie Zone bookings now opennowplay

Replay Events are proud to support independent development teams through our shows and we are offering special packages for indies on the main show floor. Following a hugely successful Indie presence at the Play Blackpool event, we will be expanding the Indie Zone at Play Expo and invite developers to get in touch and find out how to exhibit their games at the the show.
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First Special Guest Announced: Mel Croucherreplay

We are really pleased to be able to announce that our first confirmed special guest for Play Expo 2014 is industry legend Mel Croucher. Mel is the creator of number of award winning games including PiMania and the multimedia extravaganza Deus Ex Machina.
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Rare system-linked VR machines coming to Play Exporeplay

The Retro Computer Museum will have a huge presence at Play Expo 2014. The centrepiece of their display being two, fully working W Industries Virtual Reality machines that will be system linked, enabling Play Expo visitors to play head-to-head against friends and family!
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Fighting Games at Play Expoproplay

For the fifth year running, Midlands-based fighting specialists Electronic Dojo will once again be taking over the reins for Fighting Game Tournaments at our flagship annual event: Play Expo 2014.

This year, the ED team will also be assisted by Manchester Battle Arena - the leading fighting games community in the North West of England.

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Dark Cleo bring Card and Board games to Playcosplay

Board and card games are hugely popular right now, so we will be dedicating plenty of floorspace at Play Expo for some exciting activities. Following on from Dark Cleo Productions awesome debut event at Play Blackpool, we are very pleased to announce that they will be returning in October to Play.Expo in Manchester.
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8 Kapow Hire a Tardis expands the reach of Play Expo to include film/TV and oner popular culture aspects of the entertainment world. You can expect Hollywood movie star meet-and-greets, photo opportunities with the celebrities, film props and even movie cars in the brand new zone.
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Northern Lights bring even bigger Pinball zonereplay

Northern Lights Pinball are back! For the third year running the UK's best loved pinball community will return to Play Expo. This year Northern Lights will be bringing pinball to the masses in style. Well over 100 pinball tables will be on display at the show throughout the weekend and the team will also be running a number of pinball tournaments.
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