Any of you heading to Vegas this weekend? For those of you not in the know, this weekend (May 14 and 15, 2016) is the LVL UP EXPO held in Las Vegas. The two-day event is jam-packed with tons of panels, free game play, a cosplay contest (with a top prize of a cool $1,000), eleven different video game tournaments, and an extensive list of exhibitors and artist. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of this yet. It’s still fairly young being that this year is only the fourth year it has taken place. It’s definitely not something you want to dismiss though. The official LVL UP attendance from 2015 was 4,208. They’re expecting much more than that this year!
Make sure you check out our complete overview of this year’s LVL Up Expo
This year’s LVL UP guests include “Angry” Joe of YouTube fame and voice actors (among other things) Steve Blum and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn. Jeremy Shada is also one of the guests. His long list of talents include musician/singer for the Alt-Punk band Make Out Monday, who will be preforming Saturday night (you can hear their music on iTunes). But more importantly, he is the voice of Finn on Adventure Time! There is also a list of cosplay celebs including Jez Roth, former costume designer for Cirque de Soleil’s “O,” and Stephanie Von Schweetz reprising lasts years guest appearance.
You can check out the official LVL UP EXPO page here.
While we’re on the subject of expos, I found these items from past E3 and PAX conventions:
- New! Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Stylus Swag from E3 2002 RARE for Collectors – AWESOME find from an early E3 from last decade. Phoenix is a pretty sweet game too!
- RARE E3 Swag! circa 2004, Front mission 4 miniguide, and other swag
- Bethesda Fallout Skyrim E3 Pin Pack Button Collectible – These seem to have gone up in price by about $10 in the past month. Hard to say if they’ll stay there or return to normal prices
- Ultra Rare Destiny Pins From E3 2015 – The listing title is right. These are SUPER rare. Most Destiny pin listings are the simple logo. This is a massive set of 3 bags worth for $15. If you’re into Destiny, don’t miss this!
- PAX East 2016 Exclusive Doom Metal Keychain Key Card Bethesda New Promo Swag ! – Fitting. These routinely sell between $10 to $20. You can snag one right now for $6.99!!
- Dreadnought light up lanyard (PAX swag!!!)
I also managed to dig up more good stuff:
- RARE Sonic Adventure Live from Tokyo FUSE Vol 1.1 VHS Nov/Dec 1998 magazine – An incredibly 90’s relic. “The Crystal Method?!? VERY COOL!!” Haha. Check out the video on Youtube below:
- Assassin’s Creed IV 4 Pirate Black Flag Limited Collector’s Edition – They say rare but are actually quite common for now. Typically sell $20 or more.
- Vintage Nintendo Power NES Three Ring Stuff-it Binder RARE – Classic collectors item
- Super Rare Modify Watches Limited Edition Custom Sega Dreamcast ONLY ONE!!! New – Apparently, this is one-of-a-kind. Must be custom made by seller.
- 1980s Rare Vintage Donkey Kong Jr Mini Arcade Machine WORKING, Original Nintendo Video Game
- Vintage Tandy 1000 Deluxe Joystick Computer Game Controller in BOX
- NES MAX Controller