THE N°1 MODEL SHOW IN ITALY
VERONA - 11/12 MARCH 2017
The universe dedicated to the game in all its multiple forms! Games District, following the success of 2015, is enriched with new and exciting events for the public. Board games, video games, cosplay, events, competitions and performances will enliven the new pavilion entirely dedicated to the event.
This is the games square: the area is home to board-game demo tables, from newcomers to great classics and independent realities. A large section is entirely dedicated to tournaments: Magic - Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier, Bang!, XWing, Krosmaster, Sushi Dice, Coloni di Catan, Monopoly, Cluedo, BloodBowl, Splendor, Scrap & Speed paint contest.
This is the most spectacular area of the Games District and this year it’s dedicated to choreographic exhibitions and workshops. You will be able to re-live unforgettable moments, such as the famous "Leap of Faith" from the Assassin's Creed video games - a real jump into the void on a Stunt Airbag, or learn how to take a pretend punch or even a light-sabre duel with true athletes.
The Games District stage is more spectacular and dynamic than ever: guests, concerts, dj sets, challenges between cosplayers, parades and award ceremonies will liven up the two-day event. The area will not only host the finals of the most eagerly-awaited Games District tournaments, including Street Fighter, PacMan and Fifa but will also be the place for meetings with guest authors!
All the latest news in the world of videogames are here! Games District will be home to a large lan station with dozens and dozens of inter-connected machines for amazing multi-player games and a full-scale stage equipped for your virtual "Rock Band" of frenzied Just Dance competitions.
The Games District is full of games for everyone: an innovation for 2016 is the space dedicated to children with laboratories and workshops. An area for children 4 to 12 years old, with appropriate board games for them. The most imaginative will especially enjoy the fantastic face painting area.
The area dedicated to Lego will be even bigger than ever, with a wealth of reproductions that over the years have become increasingly detailed. The most important LUGs and more than 100 afol-adult Lego fans, from all over Italy, will display their most important creations; City, Trains, Technic, Star Wars, Vintage, Space, Castle, Pirates, Robotics and much more besides are the heart of this area.
In addition to indoor activities, the Games District this year also boasts an outdoor area where visitors can see two "live" sports linked with the world of Cinema and Video Games: Laser Tag is a team game where players seek to eliminate each other using high-tech laser rifles that are absolutely harmless but extremely realistic; Quidditch is the sport described in the Harry Potter books: players ride magic brooms to try and catch a flying jack (interpreted by another player) and score as many points as possible by throwing the ball through several suspended hoops.
STAR WARS SPACE
All the main characters from the Star Wars saga will "land" in the Games District to provide a warm welcome with 1:1 scale replicas of the most spectacular aspects of the films and video games. Visitors will be able to snap marvellous souvenir photos with all the figures taking part. And for the most passionate fans, the most eagerly-awaited event is the parade that tour every part of Model Expo Italy.
BACK IN TIME
If you love vintage aspects of the games world, this is the place for you. Back in time is the section dedicated to retro-gaming in all its forms. Old pinballs and consoles for arcade challenges and tables with 1980s and 1990s board games. The section is also embellished by space dedicated to vintage collecting with Comics, Action Figures, board games and old collectible video games.