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Gaming Convention This Weekend In Oaks

OAKS PA – What claims to be Pennsylvania’s longest running gaming convention, the “TooManyGames Expo,” will be held Friday through Sunday (June 24-26, 2016) at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., and will feature an arcade, vendors, tournaments, special guests, industry panels, and YouTube stars with more than 50 million views monthly.

Some of the top YouTubers from around the world will host panels, concerts and autograph sessions. Among those welcoming fans during the weekend are The Angry Video Game Nerd, Team Four Star, Super Best Friends, ProJared, and The Nostalgia Critic.

On the main show floor, those in attendance can play new and older video game systems in the consoles area. They can enjoy board games and card games in the Tabletop Arena, or sign up to participate in tournaments such as Super Smash Brothers 4, Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat X, and Marvel vs. Capcom for a chance at cash prizes.

Scheduled special events include a live cosplay wrestling tournament featuring video game characters, video game comedy improv, a VIP after-party with dinner and special guest performers, and a cosplay costume contest. Its grand prize offers a chance to be filmed for a Cartoon Network commercial. New this year will be the Starship Horizons Bridge Simulator, an interactive role-playing experience.

The show also is hosting a gaming for charity event run by Extra Life. Funds raised will benefit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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