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Insert Coin '09 Expo

Over 100 coin-ops and pinball machines on free play this July in Northampton, UK.

February 9, 2009 – London, United Kingdom – The British Isle’s largest public event for the best from the video amusement scene – called ‘Insert Coin ’09 Expo’— will take place on the 18th and 19th of July 2009, at the Northampton Saints Conference Centre.

In a celebration of ‘Player Power’ – this ground breaking event will offer a chance for gamers of all ages to experience a non-stop overload of the latest and greatest in all things in the video amusement universe. The event will comprise a dedicated exhibition space with over 100 of the latest coin-op video and pinball machines along with classic titles – all on free-play. Additionally, there will be over 50 stands selling items that encompass the hobby of classic gaming, to the latest arcade merchandising.

Tickets to Insert Coin ’09 Expo will range from £10 (under 16’s) to £15 (adult single day), the event having a capacity of over 3,000 visitors per day – it is expected that the majority of tickets will be ordered online. The organizers having opened a special website to support the event: http://insertcoin-09.com

The Insert Coin event represents a social networking environment for the video gaming sector – a perfect location for casual play as well as intense competition. The organizers have arranged over nine high-level competitions and tournaments ranging across all types of machines, for competitors and spectators. A unique opportunity for visitors will be that many of the machines on display will also be available to purchase hot off the show floor, special arrangements made by the show organizers for direct shipping.

Rather than just a gathering of home game consoles, the Insert Coin ‘09 Expo is dedicated to all things to do with video amusement – not achievable at home! The arcade scene has had a draw on players imagination since the first coin-operated arcade classics of the 1980’s. This event looks not only at the arcade Retro classics, but has something for the new generation of players hungry for the latest developments in the Japanese and American amusement scene – this event is here to feed that hunger.

In arranging the largest public expo for all things regarding the video amusement scene, the organizers have appointed an impressive line-up of partners to ensure that the show is World-class. In an exclusive relationship, Out-of-Home interactive entertainment consultancy KWP Limited, has been asked to undertake the marketing and media support for the event.

In the coming days further announcements will be made regarding the full list of machines that will be available to play – as well as the first official sponsors of the various events and tournaments that will be taking place during these two days in July.

- IC2009 Event Details

Date: 18th to the 19th July 2009

Time: 10am to 8pm on both days

Ticket Price: £10 (Junior Single), £15 (Adult Single), £23 (Adult Weekend ticket)

Location: Northampton Saints, Franklin's Gardens, Weedon Road, Northampton, NN5 5BG

For further information, images and sponsor announcements, please contact: kwp@thestingerreport.com

Bio: KWP Limited

KWP Limited, is a leading consultancy in the Out-of-Home entertainment industry, specializing in the interactive entertainment field. Run by well known industry veteran Kevin Williams, the service focuses on market research, development, and product marketing. KWP has attracted an impressive list of clients – with regular features in leading trade publications; also owner of the leading free industry e-newsletter The Stinger Report. ( http://www.thestingerreport.com) - kwp@thestingerreport.com +44(0) 7785 254 729

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