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February 25th, 2008, 17:46
Avantenor writes in to tell us the results of a press conference regarding the future of the former Liepzig Games Convention. This event, a consumer showcase for the European game industry, will now move to Cologne and be known as the GAMESCom. The date of the conference will change from August to September.
This post at Eurogamer gives the rationale behind the move:
The new event, GAMESCom, will begin in September 2009 and enjoy considerably better travel access and accommodation resources than its Leipzig counterpart.
German TV station RTL and the World Cyber Games are based in Cologne as well, with both said to be playing a key role in the new event.
There's also German language coverage at Eurogamer.de.
More information.

Gorath adds that this year's Game Conference is still scheduled for August in Liepzig.
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February 25th, 2008, 17:46
I don´t know if I should be happy or feel sad. Yes, Cologne is much easier to reach, but the Leipzig Convention Center was brand new and the GC was their flagship product. The GC Leipzig was great and they had every reason to further improve it. Messe Köln is more established. It´s just one more blocked space in the calender for them.
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February 25th, 2008, 17:53
I'm mixed, too.

On one side, I'm happy I won't have to travel that far anymore.

On the other side I feel kind of uneasy that the folks over there in Leipzig lose such a great attraction - I believe that the GC was quite good for Leipzig's economy, although I don't have an idea how much. Hotel space, for example, plus food.

I also heard that Leipzig wants to still continue making a similar "convention" or even the GC itself.

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February 25th, 2008, 18:17
So now I have to ninja to Cologne?

(well, it is closer)
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February 25th, 2008, 18:21
So now I have to travel north west instead of north east. Well, why not. Oh, yeah I know why: Klösch tastes like warm piss. At least those ex-commies had a good beer.
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February 25th, 2008, 18:32
At least 2h less travelling. Maybe it's not fair, but from an egoistic point of view it's much better for me than Leipzig. I never really liked the exhibition area.

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February 25th, 2008, 19:04
Originally Posted by Avantenor View Post
At least 2h less travelling. Maybe it's not fair, but from an egoistic point of view it's much better for me than Leipzig. I never really liked the exhibition area.
Travelling doesn´t make that much of a difference for me. Maybe 1 hour, but by car, not by train, which is an obvious disadvantage. But the huge plus is that I can sleep in Düsseldorf for free.

I was at Messe Köln once. I don´t even remember the convention center, which probably means it´s completely average.
Leipzig on the other hand was very comfortable I think, at least for those they accepted as press.


A small addendum to the newsbit:
The GC 2008 will take place as planned in late August.
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February 25th, 2008, 20:19
A small addendum to the newsbit:
The GC 2008 will take place as planned in late August.
Thanks, Gorath. I'll stick it in the newsbit.

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February 25th, 2008, 21:39
Same here. I feel sorry for Leipzig to lose such a great annual gig but on the other hand I now have only about 30mins for travelling and not a couple of hours. Plus no hotel costs. I'll definitely check it out next year.

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February 25th, 2008, 22:33
Since I live near Cologne, I'm glad they moved - but I already explained that above.

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