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In the east Pennsylvania area? Come to TooManyGames Expo

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Destructoid is proud to sponsor the Too Many Games Expo in Philadelphia, an annual gathering of everything nerdy and awesome.  If you are anywhere in the geographical proximity you should definitely not shower for a week and road trip it, then have someone hose you when you arrive. The show features a massive LAN party, tournaments, a vast marketplace, chiptune concerts, discussion panels, a movie room, a costume competition, raffles, and a handful of special guests. VIP Tickets are still available for pimp-status Friday access, so get on it!  Full details follow:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THE ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD TO APPEAR AT TOOMANYGAMES

When it comes to video game reviews, James Rolfe is the one who is the most instantly recognizable. His series, The Angry Video Game Nerd, has become the most eagerly anticipated video game review series online. His comical and no-holds-barred review style became an instant sensation, skyrocketing James into Internet stardom. 

In addition to his fan-favorite series, The Angry Video Game Nerd, James has created other short series including Board James and You Know What's Bullshit? He has done numerous movie reviews for Spike TV as well as creating several short films and documentaries. James will be at TooManyGames both Saturday and Sunday to meet his fans, sign autographs, and participate in two screenings and panels. On Saturday, James will be presenting several of his favorite Angry Video Game Nerd episodes, and on Sunday, he will be joined by Brett Vanderbrook where they will be screening their short documentary Follow that Marshmallow, a trip around New York City to the various locations where Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 were filmed.

Be sure to bring your favorite terrible games for James to autograph, or just pick some up in the marketplace, I know a lot of our vendors willl be stocking up on some of James' "favorites." 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
TooManyGames Announces 2011 Gaming Convention
Uniting Gamers, Vendors, Artists, Musicians, and Developers for its Annual Expo 

OAKS, February 24, 2011:  Video games are a 10 billion dollar industry catering to tens millions of people all over the world.  Who doesn’t love to spend some of their free time shooting zombies, bopping baddies on the head, or hurling cartoon birds through brick walls?  Video games are a form of entertainment which has touched everyone’s lives in one way or another. 

Pennsylvania is like any other area of the world, its citizens love video games, and they celebrate their love by flocking to the annual video game convention assembled by TooManyGames.  This year’s event is an 80,000 square foot powerhouse of gaming excitement!  Hosted over the three days of May 6th-8th, 2011 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania, it’s the largest gaming event Pennsylvania has ever seen.

Each year TooManyGames has organized the largest video game marketplace in the Eastern United States.  This year’s marketplace is expanded to 18,000 square feet in order to accommodate the dozens of merchants who come to TooManyGames to sell a variety of gaming merchandise gaming wares of all types.  New and used games are available for purchase, rare historical gaming pieces are available for collectors to add to their trophy cases, video game inspired arts and crafts are on display and available for anyone to add to their home and office décor and best of all, those rare artifacts you simply won’t find anywhere else. 

Music and sound has always added a vital layer of atmosphere to video games.  Can you imagine Super Mario Brothers or Halo without their iconic scores?  In 2011TooManyGames will be presenting concerts all throughout the weekend featuring video game inspired performances by acts like George & Jonathan, X Hunters, Arm Cannon, Chipocrite, and more.  Enjoy what you hear?  All the bands will be selling their CDs at the convention. 

We have some AWESOME musical performances lined up.  This will be a concert like no other!” boasts Paul Truitt, TooManyGames’ Director of Live Entertainment.

New features this year include TooManyGames’ first computer LAN party, sponsored and hosted by The GXL.  This will be one of the largest LAN parties on the east coast.  Encompassing 20,000 square feet, the LAN party will accommodate up to 400 players and run non-stop from Friday evening through Sunday evening. 

Perhaps this year’s most exciting addition is a collaborative effort with the Philadelphia chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA).  TooManyGames and the IGDA have partnered to host Philly’s annual Game Jam event.  Dozens of game development teams from all over the USA will assemble at TooManyGames to spend 48 hours designing and developing brand new games.  Games will be judged and prizes will be awarded to the top development teams. We’re so excited to work with the IGDA.” says TooManyGames founder, Charles Whitby. “We’ve been looking for a way to incorporate game developers with TooManyGames and this is the perfect opportunity for them to showcase their amazing talents to a crowd of excited gamers.”

In addition to the Philly Game Jam, TooManyGames is opening up its exhibition floor to any game development companies who are looking for an inexpensive way to promote their upcoming games.  8’x8’ vendor stalls will be free to small development studios so TooManyGames can help them gain more exposure for their new productions.  The only catch being that a playable demo of the game must be available for show attendees to play throughout the weekend.  These Indie Game Showcase spots are limited and are sure to book quickly so if your development team is interested in exhibiting at TooManyGames you’ll need to contact Charles Whitby soon!

TooManyGames will be the first place where chiptune artists and aspiring musicians can purchase the brand new NESK-1 cartridge for the original Nintendo Entertainment System.  This cartridge allows for the creation of musical arrangements using only your NES and its controllers!  The first such cartridge made available for the old school NES!

It’s a great time to be a gamer, and this year’s TooManyGames plans to show the world just what gaming is all about!

 

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