Today: May 22, 2013
What is Revival?
Over the weekend of the 18th and 19th May 2013 we launched our first Retro Expo event that we called Revival. The event will be annual going forwards and will be 100% retro - celebrating gaming and nostalgia throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's. We have some great partners in The Retro Computer Museum, The Centre for Computing History and UK Vac and together we plan to annually put on the largest retro only event in the UK.
|Wolverhampton Race Course Venue|
|Written by Chris|
|Thursday, 29 November 2012 23:49|
Wolverhampton Racecourse is the ideal venue for meetings, conferences and exhibitions. Their recently modernised conference suites are suitable for all types and sizes of events, especially retro gaming events such as Revival.
The venue features 4 completely interlinked areas, accessed through the adjoined Holiday Inn reception lobby. The Ringside Suite, Chasers bar area, Concourse viewing area and Weigh Inn Bar will play host to an assortment of retro gaming and related gaming culture exhibits and hopefully up to 25 traders selling all manner of gaming memorabilia, retro gaming items, retro toys and other collectibles as souvenirs of our premiere show! Exhibits will be evenly spaced to ensure even traffic over the weekend, but each area will have it's own purpose as follows:
Concourse - will be where visitors gain admission and feature a mix of retro culture exhibits and traders, as well as lead to all other areas of the show and toilet facilities.
Weigh Inn - is the main bar of the show with a selection of mainstream and local ales. It will likely also play host to the planned Saturday evening gaming-themed entertainment
Chasers - is the quieter corner of REVIVAL, hosting our exclusive talks and presentations from guest retro celebrities and likely incorporate a dedicated 'gaming chillout zone' hosted by Surface Tension
Ringside - is the largest area of the show and will likely contain the majority of our larger gaming exhibits, such as the arcade machines and pinball tables and likely additions of Pachinko and other arcade gaming machines. The main stage for announcements and competitions will also be set up in this suite.
This venue steps the overall show floor space up by about 40% over our previous planned venue, but still offers the best zoning to accommodate dedicated gamers, casual visitors and the expected smaller social pockets of the community as they see fit. With the efforts we are making there will be many more exclusives than other shows, more to see and buy and also discounts we are seeking to make it a great value weekend for those travelling distance and the definitive retro gaming event in the show calendar! Grab your tickets now!