Grassroots Gaming Expo 2012 Print
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Written by Josh Bolinger   
Monday, 01 October 2012 07:45
Entering it's second year, again being held at the Bridge View Center in
Ottumwa, Iowa, the goal of Grassroots Gaming Expo is to promote gaming in
a positive light by giving people the opportunity to experience gaming in
all forms, from it's inception up to present day, while encouraging
positive social interaction.

The Grassroots Gaming Expo is a three day gaming event that celebrates not
only video gaming, but also pinball, tabletop and card games as well as
film. There will be a little bit of everything for everyone at The
Grassroots Gaming Expo. This years expo will feature several firsts.  A
Kansas City based company, Gaming Consoles Worldwide will be releasing
their new handheld console, the GCW Zero, to the public for the first
time.  It will also be the first time the public will be able to play
Busterball, an iOS title being developed by the local company, Full Sea
Productions.  Twin Galaxies International (the official scorekeeper for
the video game industry) will be premiering 14 new trading cards in their
Video Game Trading Card set.  Many of the new cards feature celebrities of
the gaming industry that will be in attendance.  There will also be a
world premiere trailer for the film, Dungeons & Dragons: A Documentary,
which covers the history of one of the worlds most popular and
revolutionary games.

Grassroots Gaming Expo 2012 will also include many of the things that made
it successful last year.  There will be an even bigger BYOC (Bring Your
Own Computer/Console) area, over two dozen tournaments including arcade,
classic console, modern console, PC and new for this year will be a Rock,
Paper, Scissors tournament!  There will be 60+ console and arcade games on
free play the whole weekend along with more than a dozen gaming related
films.  All day Sunday (Oct. 14) will be Family Fun Day, which will
include games and activities geared towards younger children with a focus
on family participation.

As you can see, there something for everyone at the Grassroots Gaming Expo

This event is being organized and ran by Liz and Josh Bolinger, who have
several years
experience planning and running successful gaming events including
Grassroots Gaming Expo 2011 and the International Video Game Hall Of Fame
And Museum's Launch Party in 2009, which had over 3,500 attendees.

This years expo is scheduled for October 12-14, 2012 at the Bridge View
Center in Ottumwa, Iowa.  It will be open from 10am to 10pm on Friday and
Saturday the 12th and 13th, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday the 14th.  Weekend
passes for the event are available for $20 online at  Single day passes are also availble online
or at the door.
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