GAME OBSESSION EXPO ~ PRESS RELEASE
POP UP THEME PARK COMES TO MANNUM
20th July 2017
No need to make your way to the Gold Coast to walk with your favorite characters as Mannum will have its own pop up theme park at the second Game Obsession Expo on Sunday 6th August.
The Mannum showgrounds will be transformed into an action packed movie back lot filled with re-enactments from medieval times taking you back to the knights of the round table and the tales of King Arthur or you can walk with ‘the black knight’ of the galaxies of far far away.
Gaming fanatics will marvel at the many collections on display including a ‘Mr Potato Head’ collection of over 60 figures, as well as Pokemon and Transformers that will take you back to your childhood days.
The game of strategy worldwide craze ‘Warhammer 40K’ is back again, and will be joined by a Dungeons and Dragons contest said Game Obsession Expo co-ordinator Gavin Pitman who was thrilled to also have the team from Southern Wilds offering live role play demonstrations.
“Expo goers can join in with an enthusiastic group of fantasy fans who take gaming away from the table into live action role play creating noble warriors, simple merchants or devilish rogues to name a few”.
“Our trebuchet challenge will certainly intrigue people with working catapults on mass taking our medieval theming to a new level”.
“A trebuchet was used to hurl heavy stones to smash castle or city walls in ancient times. We will only be using oranges to showcase the works of many enthusiasts and they have the chance to win a stylish gold printed sash”
There will be jousting displays, quidditch matches and live comedy theatrical presentations on the main stage and you can come dressed as your favourite cartoon, comic or fantasy character, and join the Cosplay competition.
100 of the latest board games will be on offer to try before you buy and you can even test your driving skills in the V8 simulator as well as
rides, trains, live entertainment and food stalls.
Kelly Kuhn, Acting Mid Murray Council Mayor, took her young family last year and said there is something for everyone at this event and the committee should be congratulated for designing such an innovative concept in the winter months.
“The extensive interactive program certainly builds on the success of the inaugural expo last year bringing the gaming, movie and fantasy worlds into one location”.
“With the Mannum Markets on the same day and a shuttle bus operating between the two venues will be an excellent day trip to the region”.
If you are a Harry Potter fan and would like to learn the skills of Quidditch, an avid collector or you just like to play board games, you will enjoy the action packed program and displays on offer at the Game Obsession Expo on Sunday 6th August at Mannum taking you on an adventure into a fantasy world like no other.
For further information contact Gavin Pitman on 0419 828 339 or visit www.gameobsession.com.au
Event at a Glance:
Event: Game Obsession Expo
Place: Mannum Showgrounds (only 1 hour from Adelaide)
Date: Sunday 6th August
Entry: Adults $8.00 and Children $2.00
Shuttle Bus: Operating between Mannum Markets at Arnold Park and the Mannum Showgrounds
Time: 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Enquiries: Gavin Pitman – 0419828339
Info: www.gameobsession.com.au or contact the
Mannum Visitor Information Centre on 85691303.