While many in the industry bitched and moaned about this year's industry-only event E3 in event in Los Angeles, it seems that just about everyone loved the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany.
"The Games Convention will be back in Leipzig again in 2009," said Wolfgang Marzin, CEO at the Leipziger Messe GmbH. "The industry and visitors are giving us their clear support to continue with the fair in Leipzig." Marzin has also announced the dates of next year's show, August 19 through 23, so get your passports and beer hats ready.
In a survey of exhibitors polled at this year's convention, only 10% said "no" to wanting to return to the Leipziger Messe location. Of the 203,000 public visitors, 13.2% responded with "no," which likely has something to do with sauerkraut-related upset stomachs and booth babes giving them the brush-off.
If Eli Roth's Hostel freaked you out a bit, and you're not really interested in traveling, no worries. Leipziger Messe are considering taking Games Convention global -- beyond their reasonably successful Asian-market conventions -- most notably to the North American market.
Looking for more numbers and Leipzig GC data? Hit the jump for the full "we're awesome, rah rah!" press release.
Games Industry Staying in Leipzig for 2009
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