A short while ago I covered the news that UK Games Expo had sadly cancelled their event for 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a difficult decision on the behalf of the organisers but they made the right choice and kudos on them for it. Now they have just announced that UK Games Expo 2020 will move to a virtual event, which will allow everyone to take part.
From the Annonucement
While we cannot run a physical show this year, we still want to bring the community together in order to run and play games. So, for 2020 we will be hosting Virtually Expo.
Virtually Expo will be held from 6pm Friday 21st August to 4pm Sunday 23rd August 2020.
On Saturday 16th May the UK Games Expo website will start its transformation over to Virtually Expo.
Over the next two weeks we will show you how to join in, access games, demos, our exhibitor hall, tournaments, live shows, seminars, chat channels and other ways to game together over the August weekend.
Virtually Expo Site:
We are currently preparing the site which will host more information so please keep an eye on our:
How much will it cost?
Virtually Expo will not charge a set fee. Attendees will have the option to pay for Virtually Expo at whatever level they are happy with. However role-playing games and tournaments will have a small cost to help ensure payers turn up.
We will have a range of merchandise available for postal delivery. Hopefully, this will help cover the costs.
What will be at Virtually Expo?
Virtually everything that is at the actual Expo…including a Queue!:
- Board Games and card games
- Roleplaying Games
- Live Shows
- Game Demos
- Publisher / Designer Events
- Voting for the UKGE Awards and an Awards Ceremony
What if I want to submit a game?
If you want to run a game at Virtually Expo then submissions for games will be possible from Saturday 16th May on wards from our website here as usual.
What does this mean for Exhibitors?
If you want to exhibit or hold events at Virtually Expo there will be more details on this next week as we confirm technologies. All exhibitors who have booked a stand at this year’s cancelled show can have a stand at Virtually Expo at no charge.
What tech will I need?
This will all be covered once we switch over to Virtually Expo website on Saturday 16th May.
A big thank you to everyone who have rolled tickets, stand fees and sponsorships over. It has been a massive help. Many of you have made suggestions, offered encouragement and been generally understanding through this period. Hopefully we can get together in August, play some games and enjoy each others company online.
Virtually Expo: Friday 21st August to Sunday 23rd August 2020.
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