If you’re here, it probably means you’re looking for some content to help you provide media coverage for the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo in some way. This ain’t our first rodeo, and we’re here to help. Keep reading this Media Kit for all the details. Our tenth anniversary event begins on Friday, July 28th, 2023 and runs through Sunday, July 30th, 2023 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center and Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. We hope you can make it and share your experience with others.
We created the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo to share our love of gaming with long-time fans of video games, pinball machines, and tabletop games, and to spread the joy of discovery with new fans of all ages. Last year, we saw more than 5,000 unique visitors of all ages attend our show. This is a home-grown, family-friendly fan convention created by gaming fans for the gaming community in the Southeast. The support we have received from the gaming community has been nothing short of amazing. We think the show is awesome, but don’t take our word for it:
What People Are Saying About #SFGE
The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo is one of the fastest-growing gaming conventions in the country and has been covered by a wide variety of national outlets including Variety, NBC Universal, Fox Television, Paste, Killscreen, and even mentions in Playboy and the Wall Street Journal. Here are some of our favorite quotes:
“Whether you’re a fan of pinball machines, old-fashioned arcade games, or Dungeons & Dragons-style role-playing, there’s something to catch your attention…” – FOX5 Atlanta
“It truly is a nirvana weekend for the retro arcade enthusiast.” – SyFy
“The Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo is a reminder of what we’ve lost.” – Killscreen
“At Southern-Fried, hardcore collectors play alongside adults who haven’t touched a real pinball machine in decades and children who’ve never played one at all.[…]a nostalgic cacophony that briefly brought the past back to life…” – Creative Loafing
“…where all your geek gamer dreams come true” – GeekDad
“Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo… instantly established a high score.” – Backstage
“The Coin-Op Revival” – Paste Magazine
“Introduce your “Call of Duty”-obsessed teen to the pinging, bleeping lure of classic arcade and pinball games.” – Atlanta Magazine
“…it was glorious” – GeekDad
“…I have to say, it was like magic.” – Fortress
“It was a ton of fun. Totally worth the money.” – Reddit
“Simply put, this thing was about as close to a vision of heaven as I have ever seen; any religion out there that promises me THIS as an eternal afterlife has my complete allegiance.” – The Internet is in America
For Our Friends in the Media:
View our 2022 Press Release
This page is meant to provide you with anything you might need to help spread the word about the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo – including our press release, photos, and general information. Need something more? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to answer your questions.
Want to attend our event in person? We’re happy to provide you with press passes to the event. Simply fill out the media access form on our site. Consideration for previous coverage is given when approving media guests, but does not guarantee repeat access. Members of the press who are provided access to, but do not publish material about SFGE, will not be invited to return in a media capacity for future events. We’re willing to provide interviews with approved media before the event and members of our staff can speak expertly about a variety of gaming topics.
Note: Please send us the link(s) to anything you publish about our event – we want to make sure you get lots of credit in our “SFGE In the News” section!
THANK YOU – from the very bottom of our arcade-loving hearts.
General Information About SFGE
Photos of Past Events: 2022 | 2021 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014
(Photos are free to use, but please make sure to credit our outstanding staff photographer Juan Jusino)
DATES & TIMES
Friday, July 28th, 2022: 3:00pm – 12:00am
Saturday, July 29th, 2022: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday, July 30th, 2022: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel
2450 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta GA 30339
Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
Family-friendly pinball, classic arcade, tabletop, RPG, and console gaming event with more than 300+ games set on “free play”. The weekend also features special guests, fun and educational programs, gaming tournaments, movie screenings, and a swap meet.
3-Day Weekend Passes:
$85 adults / $35 kids
At the door prices:
Friday, July 28th, 2022: $40 adults / $20 kids
Saturday, July 29th, 2022: $50 adults / $25 kids
Sunday, July 30th, 2022: $25 adults / $15 kids
Paid parking is available the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Cobb Galleria Centre.
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Sponsor/Vendor Inquiries: Shannon DeWitt
Media Inquiries: Preston Burt
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