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A full programme of panels and seminars awaits

Find out how to make, sell and market games, meet gaming celebrities, hear predictions and exciting announcements on upcoming products, hone your writing and art skills or just kick back and enjoy some fun and games with our guests.

Over the Expo weekend there are talks by games industry experts, panels and sessions, workshops and networking events. We will make use of a number of areas for these events:

Toute Suite - This is the main seminar room and is located outside Hall 1 NEC just next to the Hall 1 ticket booths.

UK Games Expo Main Stage - Located in Hall 1 NEC this hosts the Cosplay parades, the Charity Auction and of course the UK Games Expo Awards.

UK Games Expo Cosplay Zone - Also in Hall 1 NEC here there are workshops and talks on Cosplay related activities such as making your own costumes.

Pavillion Room - This is in the Hilton Hotel. It will mainly host the Live Entertainment events but some panels may also take place here.

Surrey Room - A smaller room in the Hilton Hotel which will be used for workshop type events and networking.

Piazza Room 1 - A smaller room in the Piazza Suites NEC which will be used for workshop type events and networking.

Unreserved seating applies to all these panels (unless otherwise indicated in their descriptions) so please arrive early.

The Seminar Schedule is available here. along with links to maps of the locations so you can find your way.

Huge range of topics

The schedule is still evolving and a number of additional sessions will be announced but here is a flavour of what you can expect. For more details, timings and locations check the schedule (whilst may at this stage alter)

FRIDAY 2nd June 
The schedule begins with Pathfinder 101: your introduction to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. If you have never played Pathfinder or are new to roleplaying this is your chance to learn more. Find out how to make games, how to sell them and how to market them in our Publisher- Designer Track. Pitch your games and meet publishers in our Meet the Makers events. Ask your questions of John Kovalic the artist behind Munchkin. Join The Dice Tower for a session of Wits & Wagers. Shut Up & Sit Down return to host another podcast. Run Last Click will be discussing the first day of the FFG Netrunner European Championships.

SATURDAY 3rd June 
Saturday kicks off with an artists panel. The Dice Tower discuss their top 10 games list. Our Wyvern's lair hunts for next year's hit game. Learn how to write adventures and create worlds from the lead writer of the Judge Dredd RPG. There is a repeat of our Publisher- Designer Track and also a 2nd Shut Up and Sit down show. The days ends with the Who Dares Rolls crew banishing all manner of board gaming items to the Board Game Room 101!

SUNDAY 4th June 
Begin your Sunday at Expo by joining Tom Vassel, Zee Garcia, Sam Healey for a Q&A Session. Pick up your pen and brush and learn how to paint like a pro in our art workshop. Ask your questions of John Kovalic, the most in-demand illustrator in gaming.

More sessions to be confirmed. keep an eye on our schedule.

The UKGE Team

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