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Play Expo

Video Gaming Convention with Costume

October 13-14, 2012

Organized by Showmasters

Over the past two years, Replay Events have delivered their annual Replay Expo to over 7,000 gamers. The show is the only UK video games expo which caters for every aspect of video games - from console, PC and mobile to classic gaming including arcade and pinball right through to pro gaming/eSports and even cosplay.

The Replay Expo has outgrown its old venue and this year is moving to a new location: EventCity in Manchester. Rebranded Play Expo, the 2012 expo will feature four distinct events:,, and

Returning visitors can expect to see everything they loved about our previous events in Blackpool, the only difference being that there will be much more of everything! The familiar event will feature freeplay arcade & pinball machines, retro consoles and vintage computers. will have a large emphasis on the preview of Christmas gaming, hardware and accessory releases for the latest consoles and PC. is an eSports event featuring [big-money!] competitive gaming tournaments, whilst will include costume competitions, masquerades, talks, DDR and other cool features.

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Previous/Future Events:
Play Expo 2012  October 13-14, 2012
Play Expo Manchester 2017  October 14-15, 2017

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Last updated: 2017-10-02