Play Expo Blackpool 2016 – Overview

Published On May 10, 2016 | By Stephen Johnston | Blogs, Events

Play Expo Blackpool 2016 was pretty fantastic this year. Whether you wanted to hang out on the arcades, play pinball, take part in tournaments or watch the Cosplay competition – there was something for everyone.

Sean and I may put out a weekly podcast but we haven’t actually seen each other in person since the last Leeds Retro Fair.

Today was all about the games. So after taking part in the Street Fighter Tournament and watching Cosplay in action, we hung about the trade hall. For collectors this may as well be called Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory because it’s pretty much heaven. You can find out what we picked up here. For now you might have to look away if you’re a collector trying to save those pennies, ‘cause the gallery below is going to make you drool!

Of course, it wasn’t all about playing. We jumped on as many arcade games as we could before our time ran out. We’ll hopefully be doing it again at Play Expo Manchester later in the year!