PLAYER 1-GUILDHALL (P1-G) at Portsmouth Guildhall this autumn

Building on the huge success of Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics and Guildhall Games Fest, Portsmouth Guildhall is delighted to announce that the city’s first modern gaming expo is coming to the venue this autumn; Player 1-Guildhall.

Working with Hampshire Gaming Hub and industry luminaries Rocket Jump Events and Andy Griffiths, P1-G is set to take place on the weekend of 5-6th October 2019 and promises to be the top gaming show in the region showcasing the very best in modern gaming from publishers and developers of all sizes across PC, console and mobile.

With multiple themed zones dedicated to the latest indie games, big blockbuster releases, tournaments, VIP panels, cosplay, merch and more, P1-G will be a utopia for all gamers.

The first content partner to be announced, Arcade Europe, offer the finest in-home arcade machine experiences which will be available to free play throughout the weekend with tournaments, competitions and exciting prizes to be won!

An education zone will feature Universities from across the South, highlighting pathways to careers in the gaming sphere for all budding developers.

Commercial Manager for The Guildhall Trust, Katherine Scott said, “We know there is a huge appetite for gaming events in our region and we are excited to bring a modern gaming event of this size and scale to the South. This is an important event for The Guildhall Trust to diversify our income, grow our audiences and the profits from this event will help fund our ‘Get Involved’ programme of opportunities to inspire, entertain and transform lives in our community.”      

Event Partner, Patrick Day-Childs of the Hampshire Gaming Hub, added, “We started the Hampshire Gaming Hub to promote indie developers locally, bring gamers together and help make Hampshire the gaming capital of the UK. We have had huge success with our projects and events, raising several thousands of pounds for charities in the process, and to be working on P1-G is a dream come true for our team”.

Tickets for the Expo are on sale now at or Guildhall Box Office: 0844 847 2362 (calls cost 7p per minute + network access charge).