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The Game Expo ’24 – Melbourne STA Program

March 22 @ 10:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm

The Game Expo (TGX) is an annual gaming convention. An event for anyone who loves gaming and pop culture of all types! Over two days, they have tournaments, freeplay gaming, PC LAN and a huge tabletop gaming library. It also includes cosplay contests, a big expo hall, an artist alley and meet and greets with content creators. This NDIS Short Term Accommodation (STA) program is sure to be a great long weekend for all Gamers! 

This is for you if….  

  • You love Gaming (PC, Console, Tabletop) 
  • You enjoy Pop Culture, including Cosplay and Artists and Content Creators 
  • You want to build your social circles in a wide range of beloved, gaming communities. 

When and where

This STA will run from the Friday, March 22nd – Monday March 25th 2024 and the event will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), on the 23rd and 24th  

What’s included:  

  • Accommodation   
  • 24/7 Support by our experienced COACHES  
  • Convention entry  
  • Meals and travel   

Why and Outcomes  

Our STA Holiday Program is crafted to enhance your gaming proficiency, expanding your social circles, while fostering personal strengths and valuable career skills. 

  • Community – Connect with fellow CREW to establish a fresh network of industry experts within the gaming space.  
  • Career – Acquire career-oriented skills specific to the gaming and pop culture industries and explore various entry points in this domain.  
  • Capacity Building – Develop independence by adhering to our pre-planned schedule, cultivate interpersonal skills through engaging in games, and refine social skills for comprehensive personal growth.  

 

At the TGX convention

Esports and Tournaments 

Here is a List of all the Tournaments Announced SO FAR from wide variety of Platforms! With more to come 

PlayStation: 

  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina 
  • The King of Fighters XV 
  • Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ 
  • Samurai Shodown 
  • Soulcalibur VI 
  • Guilty Gear Xrd REV2 
  • Tekken 8 
  • Street Fighter 6 
  • DNF Duel 

PC: 

  • Fall Guys  
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection 
  • Quake III 
  • Age of Empires 2 
  • Guilty Gear Strive 
  • Valorant 
  • League of Legends 
  • Fortnite 
  • Counter-Strike 2 
  • Apex Legends 

Tabletop: 

  • Chess 
  • Magic the Gathering 
  • Pokemon 
  • BeyBlade X 
  • Flesh and Blood 
  • Grand Archive 
  • Weiss Schwarz 
  • Vanguard 
  • Shadow Verse 

High Score Arcade 

Come and show off all of your Arcade Game Skills for the chance of winning Major Prizes if you can top the Leaderboard in the Following Games: Tetris, Icy Tower, Mario Kart, Home Run Challenge (Super Smash Bros), Trackmania, Tricky Towers, Solitaire, Dwarfs!? and Speed Typing Test

Game Expo Exhibitors and Artist Zone 

Come and see the showcases of local business, developers and artists who design and sell their own unique works in a wide range of mediums. (Lineup announced closer to the event date). 

Cosplay Zone 

If you are interested in cosplay, TGX has workshops and supporters run by veteran cosplayers to help you improve your craft! This area includes change rooms and a Team dedicated to repairs in case or any cosplay emergencies! There are also cosplay contests, with a Parade on Saturday for all ages and all skill levels. And a Advanced competition for hand-crafted costumes on Sunday with a $5000 Value Prize Pool. 

For More Information on the Costume and Prop Guidelines check here – https://www.thegameexpo.com/features/cosplay-championships/ 

Tabletop Gaming Zone 

TGX are working with Good Games to provide a huge Freeplay Tabletop Gaming Zone with a wide range of Board, Card, Miniature and more tabletop games. There will also be a Demo Booth, Showcasing new and upcoming games. 

Freeplay Zone 

Unwind at the freeplay zone and play some friendly games like VR, Rockband, Just Dance, Rhythm Games and some Retro games. 

Special Guest Panels 

Meet some experts of a variety of topics such as Cosplay, Pro Gaming and esports just to name a few. (guests to be announced). 

 

Email us at: hey@crank.com.au for more information or to sign up today! 

 

Details

Start:
March 22 @ 10:00 am
End:
March 25 @ 5:00 pm