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Gamescom 2011 exhibitor numbers up 20% on 2010

Gamescom’s organiser has said the current number of registered exhibitors for this year’s show is up 20 percent on the same point last year. Plus, the trade and consumer event will welcome Mexican exhibitors with a new country-specific pavilion.

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Leipziger Messe headlines

  • Official: Games Convention is dead

    Leipziger Messe’s just confirmed that Games Convention is officially dead. The 2009 event, originally planned for August 20-23, has been cancelled. The news ends Games Convention as was, one of the largest games shows in the world. Launched in 2002, the fair was an epic event, and by far the most important annual show in […]

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  • North American GC Canada-bound?

    According to this Gamekyo piece, Game Convention owner Leipziger Messe said this morning that the show’s promised North American version may be held in Canada as opposed to the US. “We’ll decide about the place of the new event in cooperation with the games industry,” said a rep. “It seems to become a city in […]

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  • Frank Sliwka to leave Leipziger Messe

    According to this GI story, Frank Sliwka, the organiser of GCDC and GCAC, is to leave Leipziger Messe for Global Games Media, a marketing and communication company. “I spent wonderful years with Leipziger Messe,” he said. “However, I’m now looking forward to starting from October onwards a new challenge as the CEO of Global Games […]

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  • Gamescom's "ridiculous," says Leipzig boss

    This isn’t going to get any simpler, is it? Speaking to MCV, Games Convention boss Wolfgang Marzin has trashed 2009 Cologne show gamescom as a “ridiculous” idea. “We know the truth,” he told MCV. “We’ve already proved that GC works, and we have trade backing – nobody wants a show in September. Another copy of […]

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  • Games Convention fixes sights on North America

    We already have proof positive that Leipzig is to remain GC’s central base of operations, but the super-sized convention may soon be expanding its empire onto North American shores. “The concept is flexible and the network of the global games industry permits us to be active at different locations. After the Southeast Asian Games Convention, […]

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  • It's so on: Games Convention 2009 officially dated

    According to the official GC site, Leipziger Messe has officially dated Games Convention 2009, which is to run from August 19-23, 2009. To say this “puts the cat among the pigeons” is a bit of an understatement. The BIU – the German equivalent of ESA or ELSPA – has announced GamesCOM for 2009, a Cologne […]

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  • Record number of visitors hit Games Convention on Saturday

    According to this EG.de post, Leipziger Messe’s confirmed that 81,000 people visited Games Convention yesterday, more than 11,000 visitors up on the same day in the previous year. Since Wednesday – the press day – more than 170,500 people have visited the show, and with today still to go it looks as though GC08 will […]

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  • Leipziger Messe announces direct charter flight from UK to Games Convention

    According to this MCV story, Leipziger Messe’s announced direct flights from Luton to Leipzig for Games Convention this year, for the bargain price of €250. Charter flights of Windrose Air Jetcharter leave on Tuesday evening (August 19th) at 6.00pm BST and Thursday morning (August 21st) at 6.00am BST from Luton Airport. It’s a two-hour flight. […]

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  • Games Convention will happen in Leipzig in 2009, says Messe

    Leipziger Messe just put out a press release spelling out in 40-foot high letters than Games Convention will still take place in Leipzig in 2009. From the missive: In response to individual reports in the media in recent months claiming that the GC – Games Convention 2009 would be held elsewhere, the Leipziger Messe boss […]

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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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