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The 2011 Midlife Gamer Eurogamer Expo Meet Ups!

September 3rd, 2011 by

It’s the Eurogamer Expo 2011 from 22nd to 25th of September at Earls Court in London.
Here at Midlife Gamer we have arranged two community meet ups and a bunch of other fun and games over the weekend.
We’ll be on the show floor trying out all the titles and attending some of the developer sessions.
All the details of what’s happening are right here.
Please visit the Official thread on the forums for a list of attendees and to get your name added to the list.

Midlife Gamer Eurogamer Expo Thread

• Friday’s Liquid Lunch Meet Up
• Saturday After Show Party
• Charity Pub Quiz
• Charity Raffle and Auction Bonanza
• Saturday’s Midlife Gamer Interactive Game on the show floor
• Midlife Gamer Expo Photography Showcase
• The Midlife Gamer Expo Twitter Feed
• Limited Edition Midlife Gamer Eurogamer Expo 2011 Merchandise

The Official Midlife Gamer Liquid Lunch Meet Up.
Friday 23rd September.
1230hrs to 1400hrs
Prince of Wales Pub
See below for directions.
We have a private area for everyone to get together, enjoy a few drinks and tuck into some of their tasty grub. Sarah and her staff really looked after us last year so she knows what to expect.
It’s a two minute walk from the Expo.
Under 18’s are permitted.

Friday Liquid Lunch at the Prince of Wales Pub

The Official Midlife Gamer After Show Party.
Saturday 24th September
1800hrs to 0000hrs
O’Neill’s Pub & Grill
We have a large private function room booked for the evening with its own bar with food available to order.
Under 18’s are permitted.

Saturday After Show Party at O'Neill's Bar

As well as giving you a chance to meet up with fellow Midlife Gamers there is going to be some fun and games to help raise money for GamesAid.org

Sexy Charity Pub Quiz
1930Hrs – 2030Hrs
Just like the podcast, we are going to be holding a very special Sexy Pub Quiz for everyone to join in with.
Three rounds of questions including everybody’s favourite, the Picture Quiz!
Maximum team size of FIVE. £5 donation per team. Donated to the GamesAid Charity.
There will be some very special prizes for the winning team!!
(In the event of a draw, there will be a tie-breaker question)

Charity Prize Raffle and Auction Bonanza
2200Hrs onwards
We want YOU to bring along a game from your ‘Pile if Shame’ or gaming merchandise that you are happy to donate as a prize (must be good condition and working order please).
Tickets for the raffle will be on sale during Saturday evening with ALL proceeds going to GamesAid.
Tickets will be a £1.00 each. The more you buy, the better your chances!
All the prizes will be collected together and winners will be able to pick out their prize from the selection.
You can either bring your game donations on the day or if you’d prefer mail them us beforehand, you can contact Adamski UK via email or PM.
We can always collect from you over during the Expo if you don’t fancy carrying anything around during the day.

We will also have some VERY special prizes that will be AUCTIONED off during the evening.

**The Just Giving website is set up to take donations for quiz entry,
raffle tickets and auctioned items**

**We can access this site on the night via smart phone or wifi for

**We must insist that successful bidders for auction items make their donation on the

But what if you can’t make it, but still want to contribute?
We have a GamesAid Just Giving donation page set up.
You can donate money and we will buy a ticket(s) on your behalf during the evening.
You can either arrange with someone to collect a prize for you or go for a DLC code instead.
All the details are on the donation page, just click this button for all the details:

(We will be using this page to donate all of the money raised. It also lets us take advantage of the Gift Aid scheme adding a potential 20% to everybody’s donation).

Huge thanks to the following for donating some AMAZING prizes…so far:

EA Games
Focus Home Interactive
TriplePoint PR
Lunch PR
Geek On A Leash
Bethesda Softworks
Rockstar Games
Forbidden Planet

Here’s a sneaky look at some of the prizes we have so far:

Remember that every single penny that we raise will go directly to GamesAid.org Charity

Saturday Expo Show Floor Midlife Gamer Interactive Game.
Daren, Matt, Disco, Baron and Adamski will be wearing Midlife Gamer VIP ‘Passes’.
We will also have a number of these to hand out to attendees.
On the back of the ‘pass’ you will find five placements for stickers.
Stickers for Daren, Matt, Disco, Baron and Adamski.
You will have to hunt each one of us down on the show floor to claim your stickers
Stickers will only be handed out on the show floor.
Once you get your fifth and final sticker, your pass will be verified and signed .

Your Usual Suspects will be on the Show Floor. Gotta Catch ‘em all.

Hang on to your pass! Once the Expo is finished, a dedicated topic will appear on the Midlife Gamer forums.
Post up photographic evidence that you have a verified pass and you will be awarded a very special Midlife Gamer Expo VIP Badge as part of your forum avatar.

(The passes are not associated with Eurogamer and do not grant you access to any backstage areas – maybe Matt’s open to offers though?)

Midlife Gamer Expo Photography Showcase
To capture the awesomeness of the Midlife Gamer Community we want to see your photographs of the event. Send us your pictures and they will be collated into a showcase gallery.
For a bit of fun we will have three main showcase galleries.

Midlife Gamer
Balls Deep
Odds and Sods

Hoping that the Expo won't be as bad as Willamette Parkview Mall

All we ask is:
•That all the images submitted to us must be your own and taken by you between the Thursday and Sunday of the event.
•Please collate all your images, place them into the three categories and upload them on to an online photo library site of your choice, for example; Flickr and Photobucket.
•Then email the links to the albums to our very own Baron at Baron@midlifegamer.net. Clearly stating the categories you are entering, and label the albums accordingly.

Baron Von Pleb will then organise/edit the images and create the photographic extravaganza that will be displayed in the main Midlife Gamer EuroGamer Meet-Up Page.

Point and shoot or have a go at being a little creative and experimental.
Capture your Expo experience and share it with everyone here.

Some of you are travelling great distances (We’re looking at you Oli and Digital Pariah), so why not make a photo journal of your journey and share it with us all? Document your journey to the expo, the meet ups and back home again. Like The Hobbit but sexier.

Midlife Gamer Expo Twitter Feed.
The Midlife Gamer Eurogamer Expo Twitter hash tag for everyone to follow is:

Start using the tag now and over the course of the Expo. Let us know what your planning, where you are going to be and if there is anything exciting going on.
Keep an eye on this for ad hoc meet ups at the event too.

Limited Edition Midlife Gamer Eurogamer Expo 2011 Merchandise
The OFFICIAL Midlife Gamer Eurogamer Expo 2011 merchandise is now available here

You can even design your own shirts using the SpreadShirt website.
(Allow 5- days for delivery)

Keep coming back for updates…this is going to be…historic.

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10 Responses to “The 2011 Midlife Gamer Eurogamer Expo Meet Ups!”
  1. avatar antman says:

    Getting hyped, this will be all kinds of epic.

  2. I’m sure my balls have just doubled in size in excitement.

  3. I’ve just noticed for the first time i will be living in London during this event so i will most likely turn up to at least one get together.

  4. avatar BlueWolf says:

    I cannot wait.
    Looking forward to the Saturday, Had my GT put on myfooty shirt just for the eevnt lol

  5. avatar windjunky says:

    That’s one of the best ‘unboxings’ I’ve ever seen.

  6. avatar Adamski UK says:

    Just had a box of BUZZ! games rock up to add to the prize tower!

  7. I’ve decided to donate my Max Payne collection (xbox).. Passing on the love for shooting in slow-mo.

  8. avatar Dave says:

    Can’t wait now, gutted I can’t be there for the quiz but I will be armed with my Canon Camera during the day, I want your best poses!

  9. avatar espedair says:

    Can’t believe I’ll be in Italy when this is on… epic fail.
    Oh well… have a good one guys… get mashed! 8D

  10. avatar StevoA says:

    Gutted. Dam my wife for having a baby. I hope there is a similar set up for next year. I want to have my Eurogamer Expo cherry taken MLG style.

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