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Encyclopedia > America's VideoGame Expo

America's VideoGame Expo (also known as VGXPO - i.e. V. G. EXPO) is a three-day video and computer game exposition for consumers. Held annually, the 2006 expo was held at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and drew 800 attendees and 50 vendors and sponsors. Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a cultural phenomenon. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... King of Prussia is an unincorporated community in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...


Brief History

VGXPO was founded by Ed Fleming and is produced by Lunar Tide Communications. The expo's roots can be traced to the PhillyClassic and Classic Gaming Expo (CGE) videogame events. Both events are considered were the first large consumer-oriented videogame conventions held in the United States. While the focus of Philly Classic and CGE were on classic & retro gaming, VGXPO seeks to showcase the past, present and future of videogames.

In partnership with NBC, the first VGXPO events were held in Dallas, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia in 2005. In 2006, VGXPO was produced without NBC's involvement. NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...

VGXPO is positioned to grow into a much larger gaming convention over the next few years. The show's organizers plan to hold future events in both Philadelphia and the Southern California region.

VGXPO Highlights

Vendors, Exhibitors and Sponsors: Companies like Microsoft, Nintendo, NVIDIA, Atari, Red Octane, VideoGames Live, EB Games and Game Crazy participated in VGXPO.

The VGXPO Game Conference: Featured panels, presentations and discussions on everything gaming.

GDC's Game Career Seminar: VGXPO teamed up with the Game Developers Conference (GDC) to offer Game Career Seminar, a special event that featured industry professionals that talked about how to get into the games industry. The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is an annual gathering of video game developers. ...

COSPlay: VGXPO hosted a large videogame costume competition.

24-Hour Gaming: VGXPO's arcade and LAN centers are open all night long. The non-stop gaming action started on Friday night and ran thru Sunday

Gaming Competitions: Competitions are a hallmark of the VGXPO and featured games for PC, next-gen console and classic game systems.

VideoGame Celebrities: Attendees had the opportunity to meet and get autographs from videogame industry insiders.

External links

  • Official site
    • 2006 Exhibitors

See also

  • E3 - B2B VideoGame Convention
  • GDC — Game Developers Conference
  • Tokyo Game Show — Game expo held in Tokyo, Japan
  • GC — Games Convention held in Leipzig, Germany



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