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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 event that clearly supposed to replaced Games Convention as the major German - and European - games show.

While better travel connections and more hotel rooms are obviously on offer in Cologne, you'd have to be a bit mental to call this year's Games Convention anything other than a success. Facts and figures:

  • Exhibitors: 547 (2007: 503)
  • Space occupied: 115,000 sqm (2007: 112,500 sqm)
  • Visitors: 203,000 (2007: 185,00)
  • Trade visitors: 14,600 (2007: 12,300)
  • Media representatives: 3,800 journalists from 48 countries (2007: 3,395 from 46 countries)

Let's hope someone with an agenda doesn't go confusing everything for no real reason, eh?

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