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Games Convention Online gets 2010 date

Next year’s Games Convention Online will take place from July 8-11, 2010, Develop reports. Last year’s show attracted 43,000 visitors. Remember, this is the bastard child of the once mighty Leipzig Games Convention, and now focusses, rather obviously, on online gaming. The main German – and European – show is now Gamescom in Cologne. As […]

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Leipzig headlines

  • Live from Leipzig - Details of tomorrow's press conferences

    We’re in Leipzig. We suffered the train with no air conditioning from Berlin. We gesticulated wildly to make a nice German lady understand that we wanted a return ticket to the Messe. We’re stealing Games Convention’s free wireless as we type. It’s all happening. Games Convention 2008 kicks off properly tomorrow morning with the EA […]

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  • Games Convention pictures looking awesome

    1UP has published loads of pictures from inside the Games Convention in Leipzig. As the event doesn’t start until tomorrow, it’s a little empty at the moment, but hopefully you can imagine the awesome that will unfold from tomorrow morning. Remember, videogaming247.com will be a veritable news-a-thon tomorrow from 9am CET, so make sure you […]

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  • GamesIndustry.biz to partner with GCDC 2008

    GI has announced that it will be the exclusive media partner for Games Convention Developer Conference in Leipzig. “We are glad to have found such a renowned partner with GamesIndustry.biz. For us, the cooperation has a lot of potential, particularly with regard to the GCDC Daily”, said Frank Sliwka, GCDC project director. The deal will […]

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  • GC2008 sees "considerably more" exhibitor registration than last year

    Leipziger Messe put out a press release this morning claiming Games Convention this year is going to break all previous records, saying the company registration is well up on last year. “With considerably more than 500 exhibitors (2007: 503 exhibitors), the fair organisers expect another record,” said the firm. “Interest is particularly strong among international […]

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  • Leipzig plans Games Convention for 2009

    Games Convention owner Leipziger Messe has confirmed today that the show is still scheduled to happen in Leipzig in 2009. The news comes in the wake of an joint announcement from the BIU [Germany's answer to ELSPA or ESA - Ed] and Koelnmesse that a new event, GAMESCom, is to be held in Cologne in […]

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  • Confirmed: Games Convention moved to Cologne, renamed GAMESCom

    Breaking news from the Leipzig press conference. Leipziger Messe has just confirmed that Games Convention as we know it is no more, and that the event has been moved to Cologne for 2009. Its new name is GAMESCom. Update: Eurogamer.de’s just published this. The new show is being moved from August to September. Better travel […]

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  • Games Convention press conference 10am Monday, confusion over new name

    Following heavy speculation that Games Convention was to move to Cologne from Leipzig, German newspaper the FAZ has reported that the move is in fact correct, and that the new name for the show is Games Con. “That report’s not official,” said a senior German source. “FAZ seems to know something, the local paper in […]

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  • Senior German source "99 percent sure" Games Convention move is true

    A senior German industry source has told VG247 that he is “99 percent sure” that today’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) speculation report that 2009′s Games Convention will be held in Cologne is correct. The story said that Games Convention is to move to Cologne next year, but may undergo a name change. It also said […]

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  • Heavy rumour links Games Convention with Cologne move for 2009

    A move for Games Convention has been rumoured for at least the last three years, but the story entered a far more convincing stage today as it hit Germany’s mainstream press. According to this report in German financial paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the show is to be moved from Leipzig in east Germany to Cologne […]

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  • GCDC puts out call for speakers

    The Games Convention Developers Conference (GCDC) is asking for papers this morning and will be accepting proposals for this year’s event until April 30. The trade conference runs alongside giant German expo Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, this year starting on August 20. Applicable topics include all the usual tradey stuff, such as “market insights, […]

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