The organizers of the eighth annual Classic Gaming Expo have announced the venue and dates for the 2005 show, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame, CA. The location marks a change from the 2004 Expo, held in San Jose.
"This year, we’re tweaking the location to bring back the signature intimate atmosphere of the show, which was lost in the cavernous San Jose Convention Center," said Joe Santulli, the show's co-organizer. The Hyatt is capable of holding the over 1,700 attendees the organizers expect to show up at the 2005 event.
In 2004, people from all over the world attended Classic Gaming Expo to see the latest offerings from exhibitors, visit the significant video game museum, play classic and modern games and meet the luminaries of video gaming’s past and present. Notable personalities such as Steve Wozniak, Nolan Bushnell, Ralph Baer, Al Alcorn, Jay Smith, David Crane and other celebrities have attended past shows and spoken to Classic Gaming Expo attendees.
No guest list or conference schedule has appeared yet at the CGE 2005 website
, but the dates for the 2005 Expo are up, and it will be held on August 20th and 21st. The Regency offers shuttle service from the airport and the BART line, for those interested in attending.