EGX (expo)

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This article is about the gaming expo. For the gaming website, see Eurogamer.
EGX
EGX 2014.jpg
Status Active
Genre Video games
Venue National Exhibition Centre (EGX)
Tobacco Dock (EGX Rezzed)
Location(s) Birmingham, England (EGX)
London, England (EGX Rezzed)
Country United Kingdom
Inaugurated 28 October 2008; 8 years ago (2008-10-28) (EGX)
6 July 2012; 4 years ago (2012-07-06) (EGX Rezzed)
Most recent 25 September 2016; 7 months ago (2016-09-25) (EGX)
9 April 2016; 12 months ago (2016-04-09) (EGX Rezzed)
Attendance 75,000 (2016, EGX)
15,000 (2016, EGX Rezzed)
Website
www.egx.net

EGX (previously named Eurogamer Expo) is a trade fair for video games held annually in the United Kingdom.

History[edit]

Outside the 2009 Eurogamer Expo at Old Billingsgate Market, London

The first Eurogamer Expo took place at the Old Truman Brewery as part of the London Games Festival 2008 and was attended by 4,000 people.[1][2] In 2009, the show took place at The Royal Armouries in Leeds and the Old Billingsgate Market in London at the end of October.[3] The event was held at London's Earls Court for the next 5 years between 2010 and 2014,[4][5][6][7][8] after the confirmation of the venue's closure, it was announced that EGX would be moving to Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre as part of a multi-year deal.[9]

In 2012, Eurogamer and Rock, Paper, Shotgun announced Rezzed, a PC and indie games show spun off from Eurogamer Expo.[10] Rezzed was first held at the Brighton Centre on 6–7 July 2012.[11] In September 2012, Eurogamer announced that Eurogamer Expo would also host a Rezzed component.[12]

In October 2013, the Eurogamer Expo was renamed to EGX London, and Rezzed was renamed EGX Rezzed.[8]

Dates[edit]

Eurogamer Expo / EGX[edit]

Year Dates Venue Location Attendance
2008 28–29 October[1] Old Truman Brewery London 4,000[2]
2009 27–28 October[3]
30–31 October[3]
Royal Armouries Museum
Old Billingsgate Market
Leeds
London
12,000[4]
2010 1–3 October[4] Earls Court Exhibition Centre London 20,000[13]
2011 22–25 September[5] 34,500[14]
2012 27–30 September[6] 50,000[6]
2013 26–29 September[7] 70,000[15]
2014 25–28 September[8] 75,000[9]
2015 24–27 September[9] National Exhibition Centre Birmingham 75,000[16]
2016 22–25 September[17] 75,000[18]
2017 21–24 September[18] TBA

Rezzed / EGX Rezzed[edit]

Year Dates Venue Location Attendance
2012 6–7 July[11] Brighton Centre Brighton 4,000[19]
2013 22–23 June[20] National Exhibition Centre Birmingham 10,000[19]
2014 28–30 March[8] 15,000[21]
2015 12–14 March[9] Tobacco Dock London 12,000[22]
2016 7–9 April[16] 15,000[23]
2017 30 March–1 April[24] TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Press, Games (6 October 2008). "Over 50 playable titles now confirmed for Eurogamer Expo 2008". MCVUK. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Mike (20 October 2008). "Loman on EE2008: "Our biggest inspiration is probably the Penny Arcade Expo"". VG247. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Bramwell, Tom (7 May 2009). "Eurogamer Expo 2009!". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Francisco, Lorraine (19 July 2010). "Eurogamer Expo moves to Earls Court". Event Magazine. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Bramwell, Tom (8 November 2010). "Eurogamer Expo 2011 dates announced". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c Bramwell, Tom (23 February 2012). "Eurogamer Expo 2012 early bird tickets go on sale". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Bramwell, Tom (1 March 2013). "Eurogamer Expo 2012 early bird tickets go on sale". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d Cook, Dave (19 November 2013). "Rezzed 2014 tickets on sale now as Eurogamer Expo re-branded as EGX London". VG247. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c d Nunneley, Stephany (1 October 2014). "EGX 2015 moves to Birmingham's NEC next September – 75,000 attended 2014 event". VG247. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  10. ^ Phillips, Tom (17 April 2012). "Eurogamer announces Rezzed: The PC and Indie Games Show". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  11. ^ a b Nunneley, Stephany (27 June 2012). "Molyneux to host developer session at Rezzed". VG247. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  12. ^ Bramwell, Tom (4 September 2012). "Eurogamer Expo to host Rezzed PC and Indie Games Zone". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  13. ^ Bramwell, Tom (1 October 2010). "Eurogamer Expo 2010". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  14. ^ Pearson, Dan (26 September 2011). "Record numbers attend Eurogamer Expo". Games Industry. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  15. ^ Bramwell, Tom (3 September 2013). "Tickets for Eurogamer Expo 2013 have sold out". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  16. ^ a b Nunneley, Stephany (30 September 2015). "Over 75,000 people attended EGX 2015 last week". VG247. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  17. ^ Welsh, Oli (20 November 2015). "EGX 2016 returns to Birmingham NEC next September". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  18. ^ a b Dunning, Jason (26 September 2016). "EGX 2016 Saw Over 75,000 Attendees, 2017 Dates Announced". PlayStation LifeStyle. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  19. ^ a b Ibrahim, Magda (19 March 2013). "Rezzed relocates to NEC in growth drive". Event Magazine. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  20. ^ Bramwell, Tom (18 March 2013). "Tickets for Rezzed 2013 on sale now". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  21. ^ Bramwell, Tom (30 March 2014). "EGX Rezzed Game of the Show 2014". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  22. ^ Staff, GamesIndustry (18 March 2015). "EGX Rezzed draws 12,000 attendees". Games Industry. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  23. ^ Staff (11 April 2016). "EGX Rezzed 2016 becomes event's most successful show to date". ICXM. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  24. ^ Graham, Peter (25 May 2016). "EGX Rezzed 2017 Dates Now Confirmed". VRFocus. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 

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