GameX (Games & Media Expo), scheduled October 23-25, 2009 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, is a national game consumer show and â€˜pop culture’ festival produced by Virtual Rush Gaming and NBC 10, designed to draw from national, regional and local audiences of game players, film and TV fans, comic book buffs and tech enthusiasts. High-value consumer content is being provided by exhibitors and sponsors, including major media and entertainment companies seeking to build their brands with the core games audience.
GameX is the only major game consumer show in U.S. supported by a major media sponsor, NBC Local Media in Philadelphia â€“ WCAU TV/NBC 10. A high-visibility entertainment, tech and media show with games as its main attraction, GameX also features advance film and TV screenings and trailers, celebrity guest appearances, high stakes game tournaments, robotics demonstrations, video art installations and much more.
Produced and presented by five regional chapters of International Game Developers Association (IGDA), GameX is hosting GameX Industry Summit, a two-day conference featuring panels and workshops for game professionals and students.
GameX was created in 2009 as an NBC flagship game consumer event, opening the door to other NBC Universal brands and divisions to participate, including SyFy Channel, Universal Pictures, IGA and many others with strong games cross-over interest.
NBC is providing significant media, PR, marketing and promotional resources to GameX, including TV and online advertising in multiple Northeast cities. The mission of GameX is to promote and position the marketing objectives of game publishers and affiliated businesses through national, regional and local high-level media and marketing support directed at a diverse game consumer audience.
More than 20,000 attendees are expected at GameX this year. Additionally, the GameX Industry Summit, produced by IGDA, has been developed to advance the careers and education of game developers by connecting members with their East Coast peers and discussing issues that affect their developer community.
GameX is good for your ROI
No matter what the size of your company, as a GameX exhibitor or sponsor, you will become part of a unique consortium of interactive entertainment businesses who recognize the value of solid game consumer show positioned approximately one month prior to Black Friday holiday shopping.
With NBC’s production of two â€œliveâ€ television shows at the venue GameX is delivering the face to face engagement of the consumer along with media generating millions of media impressions worldwide. We are also offering a non-union show venue, which means your company can keep hard show costs at a minimum, and create maximum product exposure at the same time.
Come one, come all! GameX is proud to announce its â€œArtist Marketâ€ area at this fall’s expo!
The Artist Market is designed for artist of all levels, from Pro to Students, to showcase, demonstrate and sell their art work! Tables are priced with the â€œStarving Artistâ€ in mind. Comic book art, 3-D animations and graphic, paintings, sculptures, props, costume designs, whatever your talent, whatever your skill, you can showcase them here, at the Artist Market!
Special game tournaments will include a Rock Band 2 Tournament, and a King of Fighters Tournament. The GameX Rock Band 2 Tournament is your chance to rock out on our Main Stage! Gather your band members and get ready to play in one of three separate competitions, one per day on October 23, 24 and 25. Daily finalists will win great prizes and gear! Noobtube.tv and Ambush.tv present the 2009 King of the Fighters tournament at GameX! Competitors from all over will face off in one of the 4 featured fighting games, not only to win their chosen game but for chance at entering the grand finals and competing for the title King of the Fighter. With cash and prizes at stake, this tournament promises to be one for the history books! Four Featured Game Tournaments: Street Fighter IV, BlazBlue, Dead or Alive 4, Soul Calibur 4
There will also be plenty of costume contests, an artists market, an Animation Festival, a Robot Show, bands playing, and so much more. To check out the latest developments, and so much more, go to the GameX Website.