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  #1843160 10-Aug-2017 07:41
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Hi Nik,

 

What is the story about attending multiple days? I am going on Friday night and would like to take the gamers on Sunday (as they can shoot people in Rainbow Six but can't drive yet!)

 

Do I need to get a ticket with a different email address?

 

Cheers, Matt.





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  #1844858 11-Aug-2017 00:10

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Hi Nik,

 

What is the story about attending multiple days? I am going on Friday night and would like to take the gamers on Sunday (as they can shoot people in Rainbow Six but can't drive yet!)

 

Do I need to get a ticket with a different email address?

 

Cheers, Matt.

 

 

A Friday ticket will get you in all three days (unless the venue is over capacity). :)





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  #1844875 11-Aug-2017 05:44
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Thanks Nik. Great to know.




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  #1844935 11-Aug-2017 08:59
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  #1845341 11-Aug-2017 19:15
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Back from the VIP evening. As suspected, the expo is targeted more towards gamers than business users. Some good deals to be had though.

 

Make sure you get your QR code scanned by various exhibitors. Each scan gets you one more entry in to the draw from hourly prizes (which you must be present to win).

 

Note, even with relatively small numbers at the VIP event, the carpark was fairly full when I arrived. Get there early if you want parking, it's going to be packed over the weekend.


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  #1845360 11-Aug-2017 20:07
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Any general feedback on entertainment value of attending?  I have tickets for me and my sons on Sunday, but if it's a bit indifferent and very crowded, may reconsider


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  #1845380 11-Aug-2017 20:51
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shk292:

 

Any general feedback on entertainment value of attending?  I have tickets for me and my sons on Sunday, but if it's a bit indifferent and very crowded, may reconsider

 

 

For me personally, there wasn't much entertainment value, but I've also got next to no interest in gaming and mostly just walked past those exhibits. There were a number of systems around you could play on, and also a few VR systems you could have a go on (four in the middle, not sure what they were doing, two at Samsung where you could select the simulation you wanted to run while sitting in a vibrating/tilting chair, and one at HP). DJI also had drones flying, and it looks like they were letting people try some of them out, and there were some educational toys on display, but I'm not sure if there were opportunities for hands-on experiences. Of course, there were a bunch of phones you could fiddle with and buy.

 

The Canon 6D MKII, Microsoft Surface Studio and Wacom tablets were probably the things that interested me the most. Those and four LED lightbulbs for $10... the only thing I purchased.


 
 
 
 


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  #1845390 11-Aug-2017 21:16
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hows it about getting weekend tickets now?

 

 

 

Also whos been? Its a massive trek to go all the way out south. Might go if they have some of the non dx racer gaming chairs out there since I want another one for work and Im not getting a piece of crap one with no support again.





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  #1845506 12-Aug-2017 10:49
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Nothing there was of interest to me. Walked out without spending money.

Way too many people :(




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  #1845511 12-Aug-2017 11:11
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The line to get in is looking like a couple of hours wait. Gave up trying, off home instead

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  #1845515 12-Aug-2017 11:41
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Those queues were mental, super disorganized and it didn't even seem to be moving.

 

Turned around and headed back home!


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  #1845517 12-Aug-2017 11:47
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Wow. Really glad I popped in after work yesterday now.

I enjoyed it. I'm in the market for networking gear and the team from Uniquiti had a small stands and were really to demo it for me. Only disappointment was they were only selling the Amplify HD on the night so I went home empty handed.

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  #1845518 12-Aug-2017 11:56
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Glad we went last night as well. The Ubiquiti stand was great. Sold me on the Security Gateway. Seeing the Microsoft Studio made me want one (but I am not sure quite what for) The STEM stand was good and I am sure we wouldn't be able to get near it today. The 6 year old thought it was very cool to play with OSMO stuff.

 

We picked up a bit of stuff. 

 

Cheers, Matt.





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