EB To Launch New Aussie Games Exhibition – Open To The Public

EB To Launch New Aussie Games Exhibition – Open To The Public
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At the moment EB’s home page is running some sort of viral takeover. We can now confirm that it’s related to an event that EB is planning – a video games exhibition that will be open to the public.

The EB Vendor show – an event which usually takes place in the Gold Coast bi-annually – is typically an industry video games events where publishers such as EA and Activision demo upcoming titles to prospective EB Store Buyers, in the hope that they’ll buy more stock of certain titles.

EB now want to open that event to the public.

According to the ex-employee, EB’s plan is to keep the vendor show open for an extra couple of days – over the weekend – and sell tickets, to give consumers an peek at upcoming games. It’s an attempt to give the general and inside look into the games industry, but is mostly intended as a way to get people excited about new games.

Considering the information we’ve gotten from EB’s website itself, we’re expecting the first show to kick off in Brisbane at roughly October this year.

More news as we get it.


  • At first I was all “awww Brisbane”. Then I realised there is a good chance I might actually be there in early October!

    • You greedy, rassin’ frassin’…
      Everything happens in Sydney and you’re whining because this isn’t?
      Try living in Perth or Alice Springs, see how many cons you get to see.

    • i know the GAME vendor show is in Sydney, usually pretty good, I hear. Maybe they will open that one up after the official duties are over. Pretty sure it was at The Big Top at Luna Park last year.

  • *snicker*
    i just had a thought…
    Do you think the ticket prices will be almost 50% higher than overseas tickets to keep with the theme??


      • Don’t be silly

        You’ll trade tickets for upcoming events for 20% of what you actually paid for them, to put towards buying your EB even ticket.

        Trade 3 tickets and get 10% extra, and don’t forget your 10% extra with an edge card!!

        Pre-order now for a special DLC pack that will give you SWEET eb games themed decktop items and screen savers!

  • I wonder if there will only be the one, or if like the clues may be pointin at, there will be one in Brisbane and another in Sydney. I could probaby head up to Sydney for the show if I thought it would be worth it, but I think I’ll have to see what will be there first. I would kind of like to support the idea of an Aussie expo, but I don’t really want to support EB, tough choice.

  • Why Brisbane? Seems silly really. Melbourne would draw a bigger crowd because it’s a more centralised location for the people in other states such as myself, being in Adelaide I, and my friends, often travel to Melbourne and Sydney for bands and conventions. Brisbane is just that bit too far though.

      • Why did you have to mention Summernats? It makes us feel worse.

        We may not have a sweet gaming con, but at least we still have our ‘sudden spike in property damage and aggravated sexual assault’ festival!

        Is there anyway we can trade Summernats with Brisbane for this?

  • Hang on… Brisbane is to far away for some people? What about us poor sods from Perth? 😛 No matter where you hold it, it’s still a longer plane ride for us.

    It would be funny if they announced it was held in Perth. But yeah that’s very very very remote in the realms of possibility.

  • I can smell the fat sweaty nerds already. :p

    Seriously, this would be cool. We’d have this exhibition and the Mana Bar for post-gaming drinks. 🙂

  • Will they be selling pre-owned tickets to this event for $5 less than brand new?

    oh wait someone basically did that joke already

  • Oh Man… its like our very own Diet E3! (or E3 Zero)
    If its a travelling show then I will there every day it is in Sydney. But if its located in QLD .. you may see me in the missing person’s section of the newspaper.

  • EB vendors are normally held at Jupiter Casino in Brisbane. I remember hearing rumors of this about a year back when I worked at EB.

  • By the looks of things, WCG national qualifiers for the serious titles (SC2, Counter-Strike etc.) will be held at this event as well.

  • I think it should be held in…

    Launceston! So I could go haha. I’d love to go, but I’m not flying from tassie to Brisbane for it. I rekon they should tour. They still wouldn’t come to tassie but I could probably make Melbourne.

  • I’m going to jump out on a limb and suggest that the reason for EB picking Brisbane over other eastern capitals might have something to do with the fact that the Supanova convention, which operates in all three of those capitals, has been consistently larger in terms of attendance in Brisbane than in other state capitals.

    Of course, people have also suggested that the reason Gen Con OZ failed was because it was in Brisbane instead of Sydney or Melbourne, so who knows.

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