Gamescom 2017's support programme revealed

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The supporting programme of events for this year's Gamescom has been announced. Taking place primarily in the entertainment area of Cologne's Koelnmesse (halls 5-10), this year's show will once again have a diverse line-up of activities to get involved in alongside the list of over 900 exhibitors on the main floor.

On the main stage in hall 10.1, powered by the BMVI (the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure), there will be four days of community-themed programming, including the conferring of the Gamescom Award 2017 on Thursday August 24th, and the cosplay competition on Saturday August 26th.

In hall 10, the Gamescom cosplay village will be returning as the central meeting point for the creative community, and the Zeichengarten (drawing garden) will have plenty of artists and illustrators on hand showcasing their talent. Three photo corners will also be available in addition to the main cosplay stage.

Elsewhere, the Gamescom Gamespark powered by Honor will offer plenty of games presentations focused on mobile gaming, and the Internationale Deutsche Casemod Meisterschaft will showcase the world's best PC case modders.

In the outdoor area of P8, visitors can look forward to the Gamescom Beach, presented by Big FM, as well as the Red Bull Action Area, which features international motorbike stunt riding with BMX flatland and trial bike daredevils demonstrating their skills several times a day. The pro-skating COS Cup is also making a stop at Gamescom 2017, where athletes from across Germany can qualify for the official German championships at the end of the competition.

Those after more family-friendly activities should look to hall 10.2, where they'll be able to enjoy a host of exclusive offerings and child-friendly play stations.

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