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Video Games Come to Philadelphia

America’s VideoGame Expo is set to offer the ultimate gaming experience


PHILADELPHIA, October 21, 2005 - Lunar Tide announced today that America's VideoGame Expo - Philadelphia (VGXPO) is taking place at the Fort Washington Expo Center (in Fort Washington, PA) on November 12 & 13, 2005. The VGXPO is a "free to attended" convention that taps into the culture of video games, comic book collecting, card gaming, animation, science fiction and emerging technologies. At its heart, the VGXPO celebrates the rich history of gaming and features video games form the 70's, 80's, 90's and today.

The VGXPO provides gamers with an opportunity to learn about new & classic games, emerging technologies, the history of the videogame industry, and new information on the latest in card gaming, sci-fi, comics and animation. Plans for VGXPO include tournaments, bring your computer LAN parties, Nintendo DS and Sony PSP meet ups, workshops, panels, and the first annual VGXPO Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to Ralph Baer, the "Father of Video Games".

"The VGXPO is the only event that provides you the opportunity to play with, and buy, the games, comics, collectibles and memorabilia that you love," said Ed Fleming, VGXPO Coordinator. "Not only will you get to see some great products from our exhibitors, you also have the chance to compete in some fantastic contests and tournaments. If you are a gamer (or collector), VGXPO is a must attend event."

To broaden the convention's attendance base, America's VideoGame Expo partnered with NBC as host for its 2005 events. Already this year, VGXPO events in Dallas and Washington D.C. had combined attendance of over 50,000 attendees. "NBC provides us with the abilyy to rapidly grow the expo," said Fleming. "Our goal is to offer something for both the casual and hard-core game players - our relationship with NBC gives us just that opportunity."

America's VideoGame Expo - Philadelphia will coincide with the NBC10 Consumer Expo on November 12 & 13 at the Fort Washington Expo Center. The Expo Center is located near the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Fort Washington, PA. Detailed information regarding the America's VideoGame Expo, including planed events, driving directions and hotel accommodations, can be found online at: www.VGXPO.com

Lunar Tide, based in Philadelphia develops videogame related services for consumers and businesses. In addition to managing America's VideoGame Expo, the company also operates the VideoGame.Net Experience, an education service provider that works with universities to provide curriculum to teach students in third grade through graduate school how to make games. For more information on the company's products and services, please visit us on the web at www.VGXPO.com and www.VideoGame.Net


Susan Conway



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