GC won't be leaving Leipzig anytime soon

Written by Joe Martin

September 3, 2007 // 4:07 p.m.

Tags: #2007 #2008 #2009 #e3 #events #games-convention #gc #leipzig #messe #munich #tgs

There were rumours that Leipzig Games Convention may have been moving to Munich next year. You may have heard about it - we did try to tell you, after all.

Well, apparently those rumours, which were based on fears that the event was growing larger than the site could handle, are false.

According to GI.biz, the event couldn't move anywhere else until 2009 even if the organisers wanted to move GC - which they don't. This is thanks to the fact that the Leipziger Messe owns the Games Convention brand and would have to give it's permission before any changes to the event could be made.

According to a spokesperson from Leipziger Messe, the rumour originally started when word got out that the contract for GC to continue using the convention center expires in 2008. Messe points out however that the contracts are negotiation and renegotiated constantly and that they now just need to extend the contract a little further.

So, it looks like Leipziger Messe is happy to keep stuffing patrons and journalists into Leipzig for a little bit longer - crushing the hopes of all those who had hoped the show would move to Munich and co-incide with Oktoberfest.

Leipzig thankfully proved a massive success this year; a relief for all who watched the down-sizing of E3 and the continuing string of companies pulling out of the E for All show later this year.

So, have you ever popped along to a games convention - or is somewhere like Omega Sektor more to your tastes? Let us know what you think by dropping us your comments in the forums.
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