America's VideoGame Expo (vgXpo, formally known as PhillyClassic,is one of the largest, and longest running, consumer videogame events in the United States. The event organziers have teamed up with NBC to host three expos this year. The first expo will be held on August 20 & 21 in Dallas, TX. The second expo will be on August 27 & 28 in Washington, D.C. and the final event will take place on November 12 & 13 in Philadelphia, PA.
This year, between the three cities, over 85,000 attendees are expected to attend the free event, which is in its 6th consecutive year of operation.
Exhibits will include:
The History of VideoGames
The History of VideoGames is a set of museum-like exhibits that showcases the 30+ year history of the videogame industry. The exhibits cover the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and Present Day.
The Arcade is collections of coin-op arcade videogames. The Arcade has tons videogames set on free play.
The Living Rooms
The Living Rooms are our relaxation stations on the show floor. Each Living Room has videogames on big TV screens and a set of couches and beanbags.
Classic VideoGame Championships
The 2005 Classic VideoGame Championships will be at the vgXpo. The Championships will consist of competitive play on classic coin-op arcade and console game systems.
VideoGame LAN Tournaments
LAN Tournaments provide visitors with the chance to bring in their own home PC systems and compete in Massively Multiplayer Online Game Tournaments.