OXCGN: "This was it. The sequel. A whole year in the making, and did it deliver on its promise to be bigger and better than the first ever EB Expo?"
I went to last year's one on the Gold Coast and had fun. Everything ends up being in Sydney, which is a bit annoying.
The fact is that Australia has had 'game shows' before, but nothing of this scope. Next year looks huge with PAX and EB Expo. Can there be 2 big shows in Australia? Hopefully so. But I fear that publishers will choose one or the other and both might suffer.
I think EB and PAX are two different shows, catering to different audiences. I got the impression that EB Expo, especially the staff working, were too over-the-top in pushing sales. I think PAX suits a totally different market. The more games shows over here the better IMO.
After seeing a couple of previews and having a go at some games, watching/taking photos of cosplayers and collectible exhibit toys and other stuff, thought it was a nice experience.. ..but still lacking. I'm sure it will improve in time. I don't know if mixing comics and games - like a back-to-back Oz Comic-con and EB Expo would be a good idea because they both cater to the same crowds?
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