New gaming convention coming to Ireland this October
Today, Independent News & Media (INM) have announced PlayersXpo, a brand new games convention, coming to the Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of October.
According to today’s press release, the inaugural event will host over 20,000 visitors across two days, with the convention featuring the best next generation and retro games.
In terms of what to expect from the upcoming convention, the announcement press release offers the following information.
The latest in video games will be showcased from some of the most celebrated entertainment companies in the world, including Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft, with 4,500 square metres of exhibition space and a 2,000 seat auditorium housing the biggest International stars, along with the best of homegrown Irish talent. Minecrafters will have the opportunity to meet their heroes and get hints and tips at the show, teenagers can challenge their favourite YouTube celebrities and get hands-on with this year’s most anticipated titles, while Mum or Dad can join in the fun, at the same time benefiting from helpful internet safety talks and workshops.
While the convention does not kick off until October, tickets are available for purchase, with tickets ranging from €25 to €99. It is worth noting that the tickets only cover a 4-hour time slot, with the slots broken down into 9 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 6 pm and 7 pm – 11 pm (evening time is Saturday only). The use of time slots is most likely to allow for a good flow of people and in a response to what happened to GamerCon, as the company behind the convention underestimated the demand for tickets, and as so, ticket holders were left waiting outside the convention centre for hours. In regards to the session structure, INM have worked hard to make sure family entertainment is at the forefront with this one – hosted in carefully controlled sessions, all visitors are sure to have easy access to the venue and a relaxed fun time while inside!
While there is only limited information available regarding PlayersXpo attendees, information regarding the convention line-up will be announced throughout the summer.
For more information on PlayersExpo, visit http://www.independent.ie/players/.
Author: Aaron Meehan
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