Video Games Live Teams Up with Leipzig Games Convention!
Sat Dec 22, 2007, 3:52 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE PARTNERS WITH THE LEIPZIG GAMES CONVENTION IN GERMANY TO BECOME THE OFFICIAL OPENING CONCERT IN 2008!
Concert to Take Place at the 7,000+ Seat 'ARENA Leipzig' on August 20th, 2008
It can't get much better than this! The Leipzig Games Convention rivals the Tokyo Game Show as one of the biggest video game conventions in the world hosting over 185,000 people in 2007 alone! And now they've teamed up with Video Games Live to help present the groundbreaking concert event taking place during the opening night of the convention. On Wednesday August 20th, 2008, the 'ARENA Leipzig' will be the site where 7,000+ fans of video game music will gather together to celebrate the amazing culture of video games.
"What a great honor to be asked by the Leipzig Games Convention to be a part of their incredible convention", said renowned game composer and co-creator of Video Games Live Tommy Tallarico. "We've received so many e-mails and requests over the years to bring our show to Germany, and to finally perform there in such a prominent and prestigious way is very special to us. We're really looking forward to exposing German audiences to our very unique presentation."
VIDEO GAMES LIVE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20TH, 2008 - 8PM
ABOUT THE CONVENTION
The Leipzig Games Convention is an annual video game event in Leipzig, Germany, first held in 2002. Its concept was created by the German Federal Association for Entertainment Software amongst others. With 185,000+ visitors, 2,600 journalists and 368 exhibitors from 25 countries in 2007, the Games Convention rivals the Tokyo Game Show as the biggest games event in the world. By comparison, both the Leipzig and Tokyo shows, where gamers of all ages can visit the show floor, were three times the size of the trade-only 2006 E3 show in Los Angeles. The conference takes place in a sprawling modern complex of exhibition halls in Leipzig, Germany.
ABOUT THE VENUE
With the opening in May 2002, the ARENA Leipzig became one of the most modern multi-purpose halls in Europe. ARENA Leipzig comprises of three different activity areas: a central hall for athletics, matches, school and association sports, and for events of various kinds; a general all-purpose hall for training, competitions, and school and association sports; and a judo hall with four competition areas. Including standing room, the main hall has a maximum capacity of 12,000 spectators. More than 7,000 seats are available during matches.