|I WAS THERE!|
Last Saturday, for the third time, I was at the UK Games Expo at the Metropole Hotel, NEC, Birmingham. In the last three years the event has grown beyond all belief. The massive rooms were heaving with exhibitors and excited peeps, not just children, but adults who wanted the fun of games and to recapture their lost youth. Apparently, 10,000 came through the turnstiles during the weekend. I think it will be an even larger venue next year.
Just in case you are wondering Sat Nav was on her best behaviour and we mastered the Motorway network reaching the NEC in about 25 minutes but it took me another 30 minutes to find the hotel and free car park. The alternative was a rather large fee! The second exit off the M42 which leads to the airport and other destinations is the one I missed again and found myself driving down the A45 to wards Coventry and then coming back to the NEC complex.
I was amazed to discover the place was buzzing at 8.45 a.m. The event didn't open to the Public until 9.30 a.m. I found the New Writers UK stand in the library with comparative ease. I had been there before. There to greet me, an old friend,
|Richard's Dad, John Denning manning the stand for Richard.|
So, an old friend and a new one, James Swallow. He is a mid-lister with a traditional publisher and writes Sci-fiction books about Star Trek and Star Wars.
|03:08 PM - 31 May 14|