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GameStop's EXPO 2013 Heads West to Las Vegas
<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Public Video Gaming Event Aims to Go Bigger and Better Its Second Year</b> </p>
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
GameStop's EXPO 2013 Heads West to Las Vegas13:03 EDT Wednesday, May 01, 2013
GRAPEVINE, Texas (Business Wire) -- GameStop (NYSE: GME), the world's largest multichannel retailer of video games, is inviting the public to experience its annual gaming tradeshow. This exclusive event will take place Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. GameStop EXPO 2013 offers more than 250,000 square feet of video gaming fun, including hands-on demos of latest generation consoles and the hottest games from the biggest brands in gaming months before release and opportunities to meet with top game developers, publishers and special guests.
“Based on the great response we saw at our inaugural event last year, we knew we were on to something. This year at EXPO we expect to host more than 80 developers, publishers and vendors and thousands of visitors,” said Tony Bartel, president at GameStop. “We are also expanding our exhibition floor, giving our partners more space to share their great games and consumer electronics with our enthusiastic fan base.”
One of the most anticipated developments in the industry for this year is the Sony Computer Entertainment holiday release of the PlayStation 4. Working with world class development teams, the PS4 will deliver immersive, breathtaking and unique gaming experiences. Join Sony at EXPO 2013 for an in-depth look at the new console and its exciting launch lineup.
Early bird general admission is $35, payable with PowerUp Rewards™ points or credit card, online or at your local GameStop store.
In addition to general EXPO admission, GameStop is offering a limited number of VIP passes for $90. VIP admission includes early admittance to the show floor, a VIP lounge, a gaming tournament, and access to panel discussions featuring some of the biggest names in the industry, plus a swag bag of gaming goodies.
PowerUp Rewards members are also eligible to enter the May Epic Reward Giveaway™ for a chance to win a trip to EXPO 2013. One winner will score an all-expense-paid trip for two to Las Vegas, two VIP tickets to the show, and a Vegas entertainment package of the winners choosing.
Transactions made by PowerUp Rewards members throughout the month of May at a GameStop store or at www.Gamestop.com, including buying any games and accessories or making a trade, will be automatically entered for a chance to win the trip. PowerUp Rewards ProTM members automatically receive two entries with each purchase or trade*. Members can also use their PowerUp Rewards points to get additional entries.
*Limited to one transaction per day.
For more information on becoming a GameStop PowerUp Rewards member, visit www.PowerUpRewards.com and for more information about the GameStop® Epic Reward GiveawayTM, visit www.PowerUpRewards.com/EpicReward.
For more information about GameStop EXPO, details on the VIP experience and to register for the show, visit http://www.gamestop.com/expo. Registration will be open on May 1.
Attendees must be 17 years of age or older or accompanied by an adult. Some activities or games may feature mature content. Exhibitors reserve the right to censor content for guests under the age of 17 even when a consenting parent or guardian is present.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop's retail network and family of brands include 6,602 company-operated stores in 15 countries worldwide and online at www.GameStop.com. The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company; a digital PC game distribution platform available at www.GameStop.com/PC; and an online consumer electronics marketplace available at www.BuyMyTronics.com. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/GameStop and find GameStop on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/GameStop.