If you are organising a large event or convention, then why not appoint Replay Events to add a fun and exciting video gaming display to your show; something which is guaranteed to leave your attendees talking for weeks and weeks to come!
The provision of a Replay Retro Zone is becoming an increasingly popular feature at trade shows and gaming events, whilst the addition of our Replay Game Zone (which features classics and/or modern favourites) is an ideal way of offering a novel and enjoyable diversion for guests at a regular conference, trade show or exhibition.
Replay Events can assist in the design and planning of the display, provide machines, games and artwork and supply knowledgeable technicians to setup and even staff your exhibit. We have technicians up and down the country and are able to travel to almost anywhere within the UK.
If you prefer to setup your own event we can have equipment couriered to any UK address or you are welcome to collect from our offices in Blackpool. If you are local we may be able to deliver for a small fee. See our Dry Hire page for more information on having kit delivered.
All of our equipment is fully PAT tested, RoHS compliant and is regularly cleaned and serviced, whilst our technicians all hold up-to-date CRB disclosures. Your safety and peace of mind is our priority.
We are also able to assist in the organisation of your event and can provide direction and consultancy on all aspects of event management.
Replay Expo 2011, 5th - 6th November 2011, Blackpool, Lancashire
Now in its second year, our flagship event Replay Expo 2011 continued its mission to bring the entire history of video gaming to the masses. Replay Events, together with its partners ran retro competitions for people of all ages whilst modern gaming tournaments were organised by the European Gaming League and Electronic Dojo. The popular “Beat The Creator” series of tournaments returned – offering gamers the chance to square off against representatives from Team 17 (creators of Worms) and battle Jeff Minter (Llamasoft) at Tempest 3000.
BAFTA organised talks on Newsfield Publications, Imagine Software, Team 17 and the history of Blackpool’s Arcades whilst additional talks ranged from Cosplay Costume Creation to technical seminars on devices such as Fignition and Open Pandora. Northern Lights Pinball assembled the largest gathering of pinball machines ever seen in the North and SID80s and Nintendisco performed at the charity-fundraising After Show Party.
Guests included hosts Darren Jeffries and Matt Littler, Bruce Everiss, Paul Andersen, Roger Kean, Oli Frey, Bob Wakelin and Andy Walker. The ever popular ProjectorGames returned whilst SteelSeries sponsored the first Replay Expo Cosplay Masquerade.
Exhibitors included Microsoft, Nintendo, SteelSeries, Team17, Llamasoft, Jamma+, Arcade Otaku, DDR:UK, Game Dojo, Pix N Love, 1UP2P, AmigaKit.com, Retro GT, Turnarcades, The Retro Pit, The Attic Bug, Old School Gaming, Psytronik Software, Retro Software and headline sponsors Kick Energy.
Eurogamer EXPO 22nd - 25th September 2011, Earls Court, London
When Eurogamer asked us to host the first ever retro area at the UK’s flagship annual expo, we really went to town! Containing all of our most popular ‘zones’, there really was something for everyone in the huge Replay Retro Zone.
“The Replay area here at Eurogamer Expo is probably the best retro area I’ve ever seen at ANY trade show, and that includes E3!” – Inside Xbox TV (Sept 2011)
And Replay Events don't ‘only’ do retro, you know! We were also appointed to run the casual tournaments for Fifa 12 and Gran Turismo 5 on behalf of Eurogamer.
GAMEfest 16th - 18th September 2011, The NEC, Birmingham
Hosted by GAME, Europe’s leading specialist videogame retailer, GAMEfest is the latest large-scale videogame expo to be added to the calendar.
As well as showing some of the best new games of tomorrow, Replay Events laid on an amazing Retro Zone with classic systems from the UK, US and Japan.
The Gadget Show Live 12th - 17th April 2011, The NEC, Birmingham
In April 2011, we were contracted to provide a Retro Zone for the Gadget Show Live which posted a record attendance of over 100,000 attendees. Replay Events designed the entire display and provided a large selection of classic consoles, games and TV’s which were on free play throughout the day. The Retro Zone proved to be one of the most popular stands at the show and was packed from the moment the doors opened until they closed!
UK Pinball Party, 12th - 14th August 2011, Daventry, Northamptonshire
The Replay Events team added a Game Zone to the UK Pinball Party – which proved particularly popular with children as our photos show! As well as providing a generous selection of classic games consoles, we added some great arcade machines including a vintage Warlords four-player tabletop cabinet and the ever-popular Outrun.
ECL3, 30th - 31st July 2011, Loughborough, Leicestershire
The European Gaming League ran one of their legendary LAN gaming events at Loughborough University and once again Replay Events were on hand to run their Retro Zone, which featured our Replay LAN and Replay LOUNGE offerings.
A slew of classic multiplayer games including Goldeneye and Mario Kart Double Dash were hammered all weekend and our prize tournaments on both Halo:CE and Halo 2 proved to be immensely popular. The final of our Halo 2 4v4 even received live internet streaming.
ECL2, 22nd - 24th April 2011, Blackpool, Lancashire
Replay Events ran Halo 2 tournaments and added a Retro Zone to ECL2, a European Console League event at the Norbreck Castle in Blackpool.
Replay Expo 2010, 6th - 7th November 2010, Blackpool, Lancashire
Replay Expo 2010 was our inaugural show and was the first, large-scale video game event to truly bring the entire history of video gaming to the masses.
The Replay Crew ran retro competitions for people of all ages whilst modern gaming tournaments were organised by both the European Console League and Electronic Dojo. There was media coverage from The Gadget Show and Digital Spy, whilst guests included Archer McLean, Jeff Minter, Jon Hare, Gary Bracey, Leila Johnston and Iain Lee. A fabulous new Repton game was released and there was even a concert from SID 80s!
Exhibitors included Nintendo, Sony, SEGA, Ubisoft, Gamestation, Sumo Digital, Bizarre Creations, Llamasoft, Kick Energy, Jamma+, Arcade Otaku, Retro GT, WHO Blackpool, Retro Software, RetroClinic and The National Museum of Computing.