Today: May 23, 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.
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1) What is the focus of the show and unique selling point of REVIVAL?
The focus of REVIVAL is 'pure retro'. The show is centred around arcades and the roots of retro gaming, and also captures the culture of that era and the gaming scene it spawned. REVIVAL will feature the best retro gaming consoles, arcade/pinball machines and the best selection of memorabilia traders found at any gaming show, but will also have major support from retro gaming celebrities, retro toy, media and culture exhibits and most importantly, unique retro-inspired projects that enthusiasts and coders are creating to bring 'new retro' to the scene, exclusive to REVIVAL.
2) Will the arcade cabinets be free to play after paying admission?
Yes they will - all the arcade cabinets, and indeed all other games systems at the event, will be free to play on paying admission to the actual event itself.
3) Will there be lots to see and who will be there?
Many exhibitors will not be confirmed in the early stages but announcements will be posted the minute they are. There are already enough partners and equipment to host an event, so there will be plenty to play, see and experience however the final line-up stands.
4) Will there be more personal elements, such as talks and interaction with 'scene faces'?
Yes of course! Many retro gaming celebrities will be attending, signing memorabilia, mingling about the show discussing gaming history and many will be giving talks in a dedicated, quieter conference room about past and upcoming projects. Familiar online bloggers, casual media and other such related people will feel very welcome here and have plenty to document and talk about.
5) Will there be anything to buy?
Yes - we are encouraging a large number of traders to attend so there will be plenty of chance to buy gaming items, collectibles and other retro culture memorabilia, and with our retro celebrities doing signing sessions, there will be chance to get your own purchases signed too! There will also be some official merchandise that may well feature licenced official artwork from big names too!
6) Will there be refreshments available?
Yes - there will be a limited menu of comfort food (burgers, chips, snacks, soft drinks etc.) available from within the venue, all welcome to be taken round the show or enjoyed in the dedicated 'gaming chillout zone' that will be hosted by our partners Surface Tension. This venue is also licenced so alcohol WILL be available on-site throughout the time the event is running.
TICKETS AND VENUE
1) When is the show and what are the opening times?
The show spans two days on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2013, and will be open from 10am until 11pm on Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sunday.
2) How can I book tickets and how do I pay?
Tickets are available now to buy right here from this website - click the 'Tickets' tab to view all tickets available. Two-day tickets are available to get the most from the show and are exceptional value too. All tickets will be done via Paypal, so all major payment types are accepted.
3) Are there any concessions available?
There are no child-only tickets but family tickets will soon be available for admitting one adult and three children, or two adults and two children at maximum (children are classified as under 12 years old). There will also be some limited offer ticket packages with exclusive memorabilia at an extra cost soon. Other concessions may be available on request - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements.
4) What facilities does the venue have?
The venue has 1500 free car parking spaces, modern toilet facilities and is easily accesible by road, rail and public transport. The site has full disabled facilities including several blue badge parking spaces, level access and disabled toilet facilities.
5) What constitutes a child?
A 'child' is a person of age 12 and under.
1) Can I get involved and how can I offer my services?
Yes of course - this is a highly community-driven event and we welcome offers of personal help, equipment to borrow and press opportunities too. Please contact us at email@example.com with your full name, details of how you would like to contribute and your availability/location.
2) How do I attend as a trader?
Trade pitches will be available starting at £200 for a generous 8ft x 6ft pitch. Larger pitches may be available once the floorplan is drawn up so ask for details. At these reasonable rates, we would prefer it if every trader could bring some kind of 'interactivity' for their stall, such as playable games, exhibit items or similar.
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