Friday, 24 May 2019

UK Games Expo - less than a week to go!

In the next few days gamers, traders and publishers will be preparing for three days of some of the best tabletop gaming the world has to offer. That;s right - the 2019 UK Games Expo is on us!

I'll be there on the Saturday mixing it up with games, gamers and gangs of gaming gamers. Yes. It's all about the games.


ABOUT UKGE

Now in its 13th Year, UK Games Expo (UKGE) is the largest Hobby Games Convention in the UK. A fun event appealing to families and the general public as well as the enthusiast.

Held in the NEC and Hilton Hotels, Birmingham.

OPENING HOURS

Friday. Trade Halls Opening: 9.30 to 6pm.

Saturday. Trade Halls Opening: 9.30 to 6pm.

Sunday.Trade Halls Opening: 9.30 to 4pm.

LOCATIONS

Hall 1

This has at least 14000 sqm of trade space. Some of the key attractions include the Haba Family Zone, Playtest, Children's Roleplaying and the Games Quest Shop and Drop.

Hall 2

11,000 sqm. Half of this Hall is filled with even more exhibitors as well as a huge open gaming space and one part of our board game library.
Many of the tournaments and championships take place in here.

Hall 3a

Using circa 2000 sqm. Home to our Bring and Buy as well as more tournaments and championships taking place in here.

Toute Suite (Just outside Hall 1)

Home of most of our Profantasy Seminar Track activities.

PIazza Suites (between Hall 1 and Hall 2)

Used for most of the Cartamundi Publisher Designer Track activities.

NEC Lakefront

The Viking living history village will be here.

Hilton Hotel

Meanwhile, 3500 sqm of space at the Hilton Hotel will remain the focus of the Roleplaying Game sessions, live entertainment and more open gaming space; with the entire Palace and Kings one huge open gaming space, allowing 2000+ gaming enthusiasts to sit and game. Also the UK Games Expo Food Festival will be here.

Getting between the Hilton and the NEC. The two venues are very close. It is about a 10 minute walk.

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