Game faces at team AMBITIOUS this week as we’re helping the team at Replay Events launch Bristol’s first Gaming Market – an event set to draw around 4,000 gaming enthusiasts from across the South West and Wales on 24th June.
Replay, the company behind the PLAY Expo retro shows and a number of other gaming markets around the UK, sees Bristol as an ideal destination for the event.
With the highest concentration of gaming companies in the South West (and the 7th highest in the UK), Bristol is home to studios such as the award-winning Mobile Pie and Bristol Media member Reach Robotics, the company behind augmented reality game, MekaMon. A proliferation of specialist games stores, board game cafes and video game bars make the city a popular destination for gaming enthusiasts from around the region.
Taking place at the Passenger Shed next to Temple Meads Station, Replay is expecting visitors to the Bristol Gaming Market from Swindon, Cardiff and Exeter, as well as other large cities and towns in the surrounding area.
“The first ever Bristol Gaming Market is a chance for gaming enthusiasts and collectors from around the region to browse hundreds of tables of video games, tabletop games and merchandise for sale,” said Andy Brown, Managing Director, Replay Events.
“Events such as these can draw visitors from far and wide, with all the positive benefits that brings to the local economy. Following the success of Gaming Markets in cities including London and Doncaster, this is a chance for us to test out a large signature event like this in Bristol and scope out the potential for more in future.”
The Bristol Gaming Market will take place at The Passenger Shed next to Temple Meads train station in the centre of Bristol on Sunday 24th June.
Early entry tickets (giving access from 11am) cost £5.00 and are pre-bookable at: www.bristolgamingmarket.com/tickets. Tickets after 12:00 noon cost just £2.00. Children under 14 can enter for free when accompanied by a paying adult after 12pm. Tickets are available on the door. The Bristol Gaming Market closes at 16:00.
For more information head to: www.bristolgamingmarket.com