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  1. Event Location: Durham Convention Center
    301 West Morgan Street
    Durham, North Carolina
    United States
  2. Start Date: Friday, Sep 14th, 2012 at 12:00 am
  3. End Date: Sunday, Sep 16th, 2012 at 12:00 am
  4. Registration: Registration is closed
  1. Event Description: The Escapist is launching a premier consumer convention centered around games culture in Downtown Durham! The Escapist Expo will unite fans of videogames, tabletop games, science fiction, fantasy, comics, music and more in a celebration of everything great in multi-media escapism:

    Play - Compete with friends in videogame and tabletop competitions that include Magic: The Gathering, console tournaments , a retro arcade, RPG tables run by professional DMs and outdoor Side Quests complete with laser-tag.
    Learn - Hear directly from experts and celebrities from across the industry during three-days of panels and discover your new favorite game by participating in game demos and open play areas.
    Party - Take part in an exclusive evening event, including a performance by The Escapist's own Miracle of Sound, daily entertainment by performers from across North Carolina, after hours bar crawl, and movies on the lawn.
    Experience - Walk a packed expo floor where you can meet and learn about your favorite companies in the game industry all in one place.
    All Your Way - Open to consumers and industry professionals alike, registration will start at just $15 dollars a day, with discounts for weekend VIP tickets, students, active military, industry and media.
Game Divisions:
  1. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (4v4) Free Event! Details
    Prize Info: In addition to becoming a part of gaming history at the inaugural Escapist Expo competitors can look forward to prizes such as custom made plaques, autographed games, and competing in front of developers from Red Storm Entertainment. The final rounds of the Ghost Recon 4v4 tournament will even be played on yet to be released maps with the 1st place team getting an exclusive studio tour of Red Storm Entertainment in Cary, NC.
  2. Gears of War 3 (4v4) Free Event! Details
    Prize Info: In addition to becoming a part of gaming history at the inaugural Escapist Expo competitors can look forward to prizes such as custom made plaques, autographed games, and competing in front of celebrity developers from studios such as Epic Games and Red Storm Entertainment.
  3. League of Legends (5v5) Free Event! Details
    Prize Info: Winners will receive prizes, recognition, and custom made plaques!
  4. Halo: Reach (4v4) $10.00 / Team Details
    Prize Info: Winners will receive prizes, recognition, and custom made plaques!
  5. Super Street Fighter 4 (1v1) $10.00 / Player Details
    Prize Info: Winners will receive prizes, recognition, and custom made plaques!
  6. Virtua Fighter 5 (1v1) $10.00 / Player Details
    Prize Info: Winners will receive prizes, recognition, and custom made plaques!
  7. Mortal Kombat (1v1) $10.00 / Player Details
    Prize Info: Winners will receive prizes, recognition, and custom made plaques!
Additional Details:
  1. Website: http://www.escapistexpo.com
  2. Twitter: @EscapistExpo
  3. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/407744805953186/
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