I've been asked to mention the Australian Games Expo, which will be attended by our very own Phil, demoing Archaeology. Here's an excerpt from their press release:
Australia will host its second annual Euro games expo and national championships in Albury, NSW, sponsored by the world’s largest games manufacturer, Hasbro. Event organiser and Albury games store owner, Phil Davies, says this is the second year the city has hosted the championships and can’t believe the event’s growth. “We have double the number of exhibitors for the Games Expo on June 9 and 10 and we expect more than 120 competitors to register for the national titles in Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne and Diplomacy,” he says.
The Expo, open to the public at the Albury Performing Arts and Convention Centre, will be a feast of games – both European and Australian – for people to try. Experts, and even game designers, will be on hand to teach first timers and provide advice. Games will also be available to buy.
“Another exciting development this year is a new Blokus competition. The winner of each draw takes home a giant-sized set, and the overall tournament winner receives a $500 gift voucher from Mind Games Albury and becomes the Australian Blokus Champion” he says.
Mr Davies says the Australian champions in Carcassonne and Settlers of Catan will head to the world titles in Essen, Germany, in October, while the national Diplomacy champion will represent Australia in Vancouver, Canada, in July.
For more information on the Australian Games Expo contact Phil Davies on (02) 6041 2448, or visit www.austgamesexpo.com
Sounds like it's going to be a great weekend, you'll get to meet Phil, a Hasbro games scout and compete for a chance to represent Australia.