150 EXHIBITORS, THOUSANDS OF LUST-WORTHY GADGETS, SPECIAL SHOW OFFERS AND FANTASTIC ENTERTAINMENT WITH JASON, POLLYANNA & JON – GADGET SHOW LIVE CHRISTMAS IS THREE UMISSABLE DAYS OF TECH HEAVEN

Featuring jaw-dropping tech (LG’s £22,500 84” UHD TV, anyone?), the very newest in gaming – Nintendo’s Wii U launches at the show - and must-have gadget gifts (Windows’ new Surface tablet) and toys, the all new Gadget Show Live Christmas is an unmissable three day tech extravaganza. What’s more, tickets to the second day – Saturday 1 st December – have now sold out.

The show – which comes to London for the first time this month - takes place at the ExCeL Centre in London on 30 December to 2 December 2012. Showcasing the best tech in the UK from the likes of Windows, HTC, Canon, TomTom, PlayStation, Xbox and many, many more, it really is a gadget lover’s paradise.

Visitors will not only have a chance to see the latest cutting edge tech, but will also be able to test, touch, try and buy, with many exhibitors offering exclusive show offers and discounts.

FIRST LOOKS

Visitors will be able to see a wide range of tech for the very first time, including:

·        Nintendo - Wii U console

·        LG – brand new 84” Ultra High Definition TV

·        TOMTOM - White Nike Sports Watch

·        BOOMPODS -  beautiful, super curved portable speakers

IT’S ALL IN THE GAME

The Game Zone plays host to the latest games and consoles from XBOX, Nintendo, PlayStation, EA, Codemasters, Capcom, 2K and Warner Bros. Highlights include:

·        PlayStation Wonderbook - experience the Wonderbook, which puts players  at the heart of the action using augmented reality technology to transform the world around you

·        Play and buy the latest from XBOX: Halo 4, Forza Horizon, Fable the Journey, Nike+ Kinect Training

·         Check out Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment titles LEGO: The Lord of the Rings and LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes

·         Keep an eye out for special appearances from everyone’s favourite plumbers - Mario and Luigi!

Visitors can also take part in mass gaming competitions on the Game Stage, showing off their gaming skills or just taking part for fun.

TOY STORY

The Toy Zone has the gadget Christmas list covered, from stocking fillers to top-of-the-wish-list gifts, including:

·         The exclusive launch of Bladez Toys’ new inflatable remote controlled Android Robots

·         The amazing Lego® TECHNIC range

·         WOW! Stuff’s Combat Creatures Attacknids – take part in the championships!

·         Moshi Monsters toys  

·         The award-winning family friendly Kurio Android tablet

KEEPING ACTIVE

For those tech and gadget lovers who want the latest in sports and activity focused gadgetry, head to the Active Zone. Be inspired by the former Olympic venue and get your fitness, sports and outdoorsy gadgets here. The Active Zone hosts state of the art action cameras, cycling accessories, top of the range outdoor wear and even paintball!

Visitors can also try out a range of bikes and other wheeled devices on the Test Track. There will be four 90 min sessions each day with products from WAE+, Kiddimotto and Big BMX for kids and adults to try out on the track.

STUNNING ENTERTAINMENT 

As well as all of the amazing opportunities for Christmas shopping, the show has plenty of live entertainment for visitors. The presenters from the highly popular TV show will be hosting a number of exciting gadget related stunts. Elsewhere, visitors can enjoy product demonstrations and debates on gadgets old and new from industry experts.

Super Theatre: At the Super Theatre, the presenters of the TV show - Jason and Pollyanna - will be joined by special guests including Jon Bentley to entertain visitors with challenges, interactive events, high octane stunts and the chance to win some amazing new gadgets.

The HUB Theatre: The Hub gives tech fans the unique chance to watch fun reviews, interviews and product demonstrations from leading figures in the gadget world. Listen to Tech Radar’s mobile guru Gareth Beavis and UK Editor in Chief Patrick Goss debate the greatest phones of all time. Or hear about the latest app toys from Toyology’s Peter Jenkinson.

“The HUB Theatre is shaping-up to be one of THE destinations at the Gadget Show Live Christmas,” commented David McClelland, freelance tech journalist and HUB host. “We've some great presenters who'll be wowing us with this year's top tech toys, must-have gadgets and essential expert advice. As always, The HUB Theatre promises to be an action-packed, fun-filled gadge-fest of the highest order, and I can't wait to get started!’

The Gadget Show Studio: Ever wondered what it would be like to stand in Jason Bradbury’s shoes? Have you ever fancied doing what Pollyanna Woodward does? Do you love all things tech? Or are you just curious about the Gadget Show and how it works?  

At the Gadget Show Studio – the actual studio from the TV show –your dreams, aspirations and curiosities can be realised as you step inside to become a presenter of the Channel Five show! You can even take home a copy of the video.

“The Gadget Show Live Christmas has so much to offer tech lovers, whether you are a gadget fanatic who is desperate to get your hands on the very latest kit, or you’re simply looking to buy great value, state of the art gadget gifts for friends and family,” commented Sally Bent, marketing manager, Gadget Show Live Christmas.

“With so much going one – and with this being our first London and Christmas Gadget Show Live - tickets are selling out fast, so we recommend you book now.”

For more information, to book tickets or to find out about exhibiting, visit

www.gadgetshowlive.net/tickets.

Note to editors

Opening hours are 9:00am to 6:00pm each day.

There is no official press day at Gadget Show Live Christmas, but press passes are being allocated for entry on Friday 30 November. To register, please visit http://ow.ly/dcmE6

Gadget Show Live Christmas ticket prices:

Please note, a booking fee of 95p per ticket for adults and kids over 5 and is charged on each entry ticket.

Event entry only

Friday

Adults - £11.00 (+ £0.95 booking fee)

Children aged 5 to 12 years - £6.00 (+ £0.95 booking fee)

Children under 5* – FREE

Saturday and Sunday

Adults - £12.95 (+ £0.95 booking fee)

Children aged 5 to 12 years - £6.00 (+ £0.95 booking fee)

Children under 5* – FREE

Babies and small children are welcome to join their parents free of charge, and sit on their knees/in their arms. Pushchairs and prams would need to be left outside the arena for any live performances.

Super Theatre

Standard - £8.00

Premium - £15.00

The Super Theatre live performances will take place at 11.00am, 1:30pm and 4.00pm

each day. Tickets are unlikely to be available to purchase on the door.

Get social

You can follow Gadget Show Live Christmas on Twitter @gadgetshowlive and friend us on Facebook at /gadgetshowlive

For more information, please contact:

Charlotte Le Rougetel or Ravi Vijh at Bastion on gadgetshowlive@bastion.co.uk or 020 7269 7900 

 


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