Margate is hosting a gaming event for lovers of the virtual worlds. Featuring retro games, competitive gaming and an attempt at perfect Pac-man.
Introducing PLAY Margate, a brand new summer event celebrating all aspects of gaming. Held in partnership with leading gaming specialists Replay Events who are responsible for staging some of the UK’s biggest video gaming shows, PLAY Margate will feature a whole host of video gaming-related treats.
From retro gaming and classic arcade cabinets to indie games and some of the most modern PC and console games, PLAY Margate is a true celebration of gaming both old and new. Lifelong gamers and newcomers alike can enjoy a show that goes beyond traditional games with tournaments, cosplay contests, merchandise traders and two awesome after parties (adults only) run by GamerDisco that will mix gaming, music and live entertainment to inevitably exciting effect.
Other highlights of the event include ‘The Ring’ a 16 screen gaming carousel hosting both casual and competitive head-to-head LAN gaming on some of the best ‘FPS’ and driving games of recent times. As well as this, the Video Game Carnival will bring the quirkier side of gaming to PLAY Margate with sideshows such as Lazer Pong, first person Scalextric and giant Gameboys to enjoy.
Also world champion Jon Stoodley will be attempting a perfect game of Pac-Man live at the show. Having only been achieved by one other person, the infamous Billy Mitchell, this will be a monumental effort and he is dedicating his attempt in aid of the charity Bright Red and you can find his donation page here: www.justgiving.com/Jon-Stoodley/
Finally, the cornerstone of the show is the Replay Ages and Celebrations Zone where there will be over 100 computers and consoles showcasing some of the very best games and genres from the past 40 years including Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Tomb Raider, Street Fighter, Star Wars and Lego.
PLAY Margate runs from Friday August 21st –August 23rd at The Winter Gardens, Margate
For more information please go to the following links.
Tickets on sale here: www.playmargate.com/tickets/