The UK’s favourite retro gaming show returns to Norcalympia Exhibition Centre, Blackpool on the weekend of February 10th/11th 2018!

We’re going to be at the mighty PLAY Expo Blackpool 2018 hosting on the talks stage throughout the weekend.

DMA Design Talk & Q&A

We are delighted to confirm Steve Hammond will be joining us at PLAY Expo Blackpool to chat about his time at DMA Design and his upcoming book.

Steve was one of the earliest members of DMA Design, freelancing from 1988 to 1991 and then working full time for the studio until 1997. While there he worked on C64 conversions of Ballistix and Shadow of the Beast as well as many other notable games including Hired Guns, Body Harvest, Unirally and of course Lemmings.

DMA Design eventually went on to become Rockstar North who still develop the Grand Theft Auto games.

The Oliver Twins are back!

Yes, industry legends Philip and Andrew Oliver will be joining us for both days at PLAY Expo Blackpool to chat about Dizzy, Spectrum Next and answer your questions in our Q&A Sessions.

Philip and Andrew will be giving a talk about Dizzy over the years and will chat about the new Dizzy’s released recently on the NES. Then, they will be showing the new Dizzy game ‘Wonderful Dizzy’ on the Spectrum Next which (fingers crossed) should be finished by then and can be officially launched at the show!

YouTuber Panel Talk and Q&A

YouTube shows and personalities are hugely popular now so now we have assembled four of the biggest names in the YouTube Retrogamesphere to chat about all things retro.

Our four confirmed guests are Guru Larry, Kim Justice, Slopes Games Room and Nostalgia Nerd.

Plus loads of free-to-play classic arcades, obscure and vintage computers and consoles, a huge trading area where you can grab plenty of retro gaming bargains and much more.

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