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The ZURICH GAME SHOW 2021 is a guest in Basel

Media release: September 13th, 2021

Once again, the pandemic demands a great deal of flexibility from the organisers of the ZURICH GAME SHOW.
After the ZURICH GAME SHOW was already only able to take place virtually in 2020, there will be no game event in the halls of Messe Zürich this year either. The next ZURICH GAME SHOW is again planned for autumn 2022 in full size in all 7 halls of Messe Zürich. The date is yet to be announced.

Fans of the ZURICH GAME SHOW will not have to wait quite so long, however, as FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con, organised by the same organisers, will present a large gaming area from 8 to 10 October 2021. The ZURICH GAME SHOW will therefore be hosted in Basel this year.

The organisers are expecting a large number of visitors: “Most of the exhibitors who would have been present in Zurich are also present in Basel. With 70,000 m2, we also have more than twice as much experience space available as in Zurich; therefore, gaming brands that are only present in Basel will also be there. A trip to Basel is more than doubly worthwhile for game fans. FANTASY BASEL is around four times the size of other Swiss gaming and cosplay events and one of the biggest conventions in Europe”.
In the large Gaming Zone in Basel, for example, over 100 of the latest PCs and gaming features, various VR experiences, an eSports Corner and much more await visitors. But there will be much more on offer in three huge halls at Messe Basel; worlds of experience around film, streaming, games, comics, cosplay and urban art will be on show. Stars from films and series, comic and manga artists, board and tabletop games, a Japan food area, stuntmen and action zones can be experienced.

The fan group “project X1” will bring giant objects from the Star Wars universe to Basel that have never been seen before anywhere in the world. Star Wars fans can look forward to unique photo sets.

Tickets for FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con are available from the official ticket partner Seetickets. It is recommended to observe the admission conditions and protective measures listed on www.fantasybasel.com.

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Accreditation deadline:

The accreditation for the ZURICH GAME SHOW 2021 is possible until 1.11.2021 Applications handed in at a later date cannot be considered anymore. Accreditation on site is not possible.

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At ZURICH GAME SHOW, photographs and video recordings are only allowed to be made for non-commercial uses (coverage in media). With the accreditation, the photographer/video-/TV-team is allowed to record pictures and create coverage for press purposes. Any commercial or promotional usage of the graphic material is not permitted and demands a written approval through the Amazing Event AG.

New dates for the ZURICH GAME SHOW and FANTASY BASEL - The Swiss Comic Con

Media release: 28.01.2021

ZURICH GAME SHOW: New Date in November

The largest gaming fair in Switzerland is now taking place in the halls of the Zurich Exhibition Center from November 12th to 14th instead of September. True to its motto „Pop Culture & Digital Trends”, the ZURICH GAME SHOW will be expanded to include various areas from the pop culture universe. Thanks to the new date, many new products that are launched for the Christmas business will also be on view. After Gamescom, the ZURICH GAME SHOW is the second-largest game fair in the German-speaking region, where entry is required. Again, the event is planned hybrid and supplemented with digital offers. Details about the program can be expected from September 2021. Tickets won’t be available until September. The website www.zurichgameshow.ch has been set up as a year-round virtual exhibition platform; Thanks to new products, games, news, and videos, gamers are well informed all year round.


The FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con, organized by the same team, will also be postponed:

The FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con will be postponed again

The largest event in Switzerland for pop culture, the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con, has to be postponed for the third time. The organizers now hope to be able to hold the mega event from October 8th to 10th, 2021. Of course, it is not yet possible to predict how the situation will develop. With the availability of the vaccines, however, there is increasing hope that major events will be possible again in autumn. The organizers would like to do everything possible to enable the exhibitors, artists, and visitors to have this unique festival again as soon as possible. Many dealers, suppliers, and freelancers urgently need to be able to work again. The event should also be as safe as possible. In order to provide the greatest possible planning security and perspective, the date for 2022 has already been announced. In 2022, the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con will again take place on Ascension from May 26th to 28th, 2022.

Advance sales only start in mid-August; the organizers hope to know more about any requirements and restrictions on visitor numbers by then.

Live streaming instead of exhibition hall
ZURICH GAME SHOW 2020 will only take place virtually

Media release: September 8th, 2020

The corona virus is turning the latest ZURICH GAME SHOW plans upside down. It is not taking place as a hybrid event in a hall at Messe Zürich as planned, but in an entirely digital form as a virtual event on the Internet. In September 2021, the ZURICH GAME SHOW wants to return to all seven halls of Messe Zürich.

The ZURICH GAME SHOW, one of the largest game fairs in Europe, is forced to adapt its plans of realizing this year’s edition. Due to the latest developments and uncertainties in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, various exhibitors canceled their engagements at short notice. „The gaming industry works in an international context, unfortunately the easing of Switzerland’s measurements relating to the coronavirus is of no help. The quality that visitors, exhibitors, and ourselves are used to and are valued by us cannot be implemented under these circumstances“, says Martin Schorno, CEO of the ZURICH GAME SHOW. „We are now looking ahead with confidence and forward to use all the halls of Messe Zürich again next year. Hopefully under better conditions, and thus offer visitors top gaming experiences – as is the case for the No. 1 gaming event belongs to Switzerland!”

Virtually with the gaming fans.
But gaming fans don’t have to do without the popular convention entirely. From September 26th to 27th, the ZURICH GAME SHOW will be virtually present with various live streams and a new website. eSports fans will meet the weekend as planned in Zurich’s gaming club eParadise at Hohlstrasse 452, 8048 Zurich, to experience various tournaments live.

For next year, the ZURICH GAME SHOW is again planned in all seven halls of Messe Zürich. From September 17 to 19, 2021, the latest stars and trends from the world of gaming, eSports, cosplay, game design, and virtual reality will be presented again.

Exciting review of the ZURICH GAME SHOW 2019

Media release: 16.09.2019

A world premiere, surprising novelties, interesting panels and discussions, exciting game tournaments and many fantastic cosplayers

The third edition of the ZURICH GAME SHOW was again a great success. More than 34,000 visitors have experienced the fascinating present and future of the gaming culture in the seven halls of the Messe Zürich. Latest games, including more than 13 Swiss premieres, as well as state-of-the-art devices were tested, international game stars and cosplayers were admired. A big highlight was the gameplay demo of “Cyberpunk 2077”, the most anticipated game of next year, which took place at Theater 11 as part of the ZURICH GAME SHOW!

The ZURICH GAME SHOW 2019 is already history. The biggest event in Switzerland for gaming, eSports, digital entertainment, digital lifestyle, cosplay and board games has been held for the third time. Over 34,000 visitors enjoyed a unique and extremely varied program on more than 30,000 square meters of action space in the seven halls of the Messe Zürich. The latest games were played and the latest developments in computer and gaming technology were admired and tested. International game stars were ready for interviews, autographs and selfies.

Charles Martinet – the “Voice of Mario”, YouTuber Domtendo, Jim Pirri, Steve J. Palmer, Gonzalo Martin, and especially Superman Dean Cain appeared on the big stage and told the audience of their work in the game and film industry. The fans also lined up for autographs or photos of their favorite stars.

Another focus lied on the Swiss game developers, who were again offered a unique platform at the ZURICH GAME SHOW to present their new products live to a broad audience. Top-class speakers from various fields of expertise gave interesting speeches and exciting panels about gaming, new technologies in the education sector and e-learning.

There was also a great crowd at the many exciting eSport tournaments, which were shown live on big screens and in which the best teams in various games played for fame, honor and cash prizes. It became clear: The ZURICH GAME SHOW has established itself as the national top event of the eSports scene after only three years. The big highlight of this year’s ZURICH GAME SHOW was the gameplay demo of “Cyberpunk 2077”, the most anticipated new game of the coming year. In the dignified setting of the Theater 11, senior level designer Miles Tost of game developer CD Projekt Red provided insight into the fascinating world of “Cyberpunk 2077”. The premiere of the Samurai Tour of “Cyberpunk 2077” in Zurich was also a world premiere and thus a great honor for the ZURICH GAME SHOW as a venue.

Well-known cosplayers have enriched the ZURICH GAME SHOW with their beautiful, imaginative and very carefully handcrafted costumes and their thrilling performances. The best of them were awarded as part of the two cosplay contests with honor and prizes.

The number of visitors was huge again this year and the organizers were able to increase the ticket sales again compared to previous years despite the sunny weather. “It’s not about setting new visitor records, it’s about providing visitors with a varied program of innovation and quality content,” says Martin Schorno, founder and director of the ZURICH GAME SHOW. “That’s why we are very happy that we receive absolutely positive feedback not only from visitors but also from exhibitors from Switzerland and abroad.”

The ZURICH GAME SHOW not only scored high on site, but also achieved high scores for the live streaming of the eSport tournaments. Thanks to the partnerships with Twitch and 20minuten.ch, it was possible to achieve far more than the smaller eSport community in Switzerland. With 162,121 live views, 731,388 respected minutes, and 1,100 average concurrent viewers, the online presence is also a great success. The organizers want to expand the year-round activities on their online channels due to this high interest and can thus offer sponsors a strong presence with verifiable figures. The gaming community should also benefit from year-round activities and can look forward to more highlights.

The ZURICH GAME SHOW will take place again next year. However, the date is not yet known, as it still must be agreed with various international trade fair dates.

Stars, Games, eSport and lots of Action at the ZURICH GAME SHOW 2019!

Media release: 10.09.2019

The ZURICH GAME SHOW is Switzerland’s biggest event for gaming, eSports, digital entertainment, cosplay and board games. For three years now, the gaming fair has fascinated casual gamers, e-sportsmen, multimedia enthusiasts and cosplayers as well as fans of superheroes and Hollywood stars.

Welcome to the paradise for gamers and fans of modern gaming worlds in the seven halls of Messe Zürich! Hundreds of state-of-the-art PCs and consoles and new games are waiting to be tested on countless screens. 13 new, not yet commercially available games can be played. One of the highlights will be the gameplay demo of “Cyberpunk 2077” presented by CD PROJECT RED.

Switzerland’s best eSports athletes compete in various eSport tournaments in the Farming Simulator League, Rainbow Six Siege, CS: GO, Tekken or Fortnite and have the opportunity to win great prizes and a prize money. At the Swiss Championships in Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Splatoon 2, the winners also qualify for the respective European Championships!

Many big brands – but also small startups – present their latest products. For example Cooler Master and Trust Gaming. Of course, the Swiss game design scene should not be missed and shows their current games. Latest simulators can be tried as well as trendy virtual reality experiences.

In the hall GEEKS & SUPERHEROES you can not only see a lot of cool merchandising but also exclusive films from the world of film. Stars from gaming and movie worlds as well as well-known Youtubers and eSportsmen sign autographs and can be experienced in live shows on several stages. US actors like Dean Cain, Superman of the 90s or Jim Pirri (Friends, Days Gone and Red Dead Speech), Steve J. Palmer (Red Dead Redemption) and Gonzales Martin (Life is Strange 2) will be present. Youtuber Domtendo and also the Voice of Mario Charles Martinet (“I’ts-a-me, Mario!”) will thrill again all Nintendo fans.

In the GENERATION FUTURE ZONE, a special zone for schools, families and kids,you can not only learn about gaming and media competence, but also learn, experience and play a lot.

In the COSPLAY VILLAGE you will meet national and international cosplayers. And those who are not afraid can even participate at one of the ZURICH GAME SHOW cosplay contest on the big stage and get the applause of the admiring audience. It is strongly recommended that you register for Sunday, September 15, as the other contest is already fully booked!

The facts in short: 3 eventful days, 6 show-loaded stages, 7 sparkling halls and a unique supporting program are waiting to be discovered: Get your tickets now! www.zurichgameshow.ch Messe Zürich, 13.-15. September 2019, Pre sale: starticket.ch

Dean Cain, the legendary Superman of the 90s, exclusively crosses the Atlantic Ocean for the ZURICH GAME SHOW!

Media release: 12.08.2019

Die Fernsehserie Lois & Clark: Die neuen Abenteuer von Superman mit Dean Cain erreichte jeweils 15 Millionen Zuschauer pro Episode. Noch heute ist die Serie Kult und Dean Cain ist für viele DER vielumschwärmte Superman der Jugendzeit, ein Star mit weltweiter Bekanntheit.

1998 gründete Cain seine eigene Produktionsfirma Angry Dragon Entertainment, welche die Fernsehserie Ripley, Believe It or Not! für TBS Superstation produzierte. Der Schauspieler hat auch in unzähligen Filmen mitgewirkt, darunter The Broken Hearts Club (2000), Out of Time (2003) und Gosnell (2018). Dean Cain überraschte 2007 mit einem Gastauftritt in einer Episode der Superman-Reihe Smallville. Derzeit ist der Star in der beliebten Fernsehsendung Supergirl an der Seite von Melissa Benoist zu sehen und immer noch sehr gefragt im Filmgeschäft: Allein für 2019 sind 12 Produktionen bekannt, in denen er zu sehen ist

Dean Cain wird am Freitag, den 13.9. und Samstag, den 14.9. auf der Bühne zu sehen sein und Autogramme und Fotosessions geben. Wir freuen uns riesig auf Dean!

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Spectacle ZURICH GAME SHOW 2019: Gamers conquer the Messe Zurich! – Third edition of a fair of a different kind

Media release: July 2019

The ZURICH GAME SHOW is Switzerland’s biggest event for gaming, eSports, digital entertainment, digital lifestyle, cosplay and board games. For three years now, the gaming fair has fascinated casual gamers, e-sportsmen, multimedia enthusiasts and cosplayers as well as fans of superheroes and Hollywood stars. A special experience – also for families!

27,000 visitors were amazed last year. But this year, 40,000 curious faces are expected at the ZURICH GAME SHOW 2019. For three days, the seven halls of Messe Zürich will be transformed into a paradise for gamers’ hearts and eSports enthousiasts. Hundreds of state-of-the-art PCs and consoles and new games are waiting to be tested on countless screens. Various new, not yet commercially available games can be played.

The best of the best at Farming Simulator League, CS: GO, Tekken, Fortnite or Rainbow Six Siege compete against each other in tough eSports tournaments and have the opportunity to win great prizes and juicy prize money. In addition, the Swiss Championships in Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Splatoon 2 will be held directly at the fair. The winners will officially qualify for the respective European Championships!

Meet real heroes from film and gaming universes

Many big brands – but also small startups – present their latest products. And of course, the Swiss game design scene should not be missed and shows their current games. Latest simulators can be tried as well as trendy virtual reality experiences.

In the hall “Geeks & Superheroes” you not only see a lot of cool merchandising but also exclusive stuff from the film industrie. Stars from gaming and movie worlds as well as well-known Youtubers and eSportsmen sign autographs and can be experienced in live shows on several stages. Stars like Dean Cain, Superman of the 90s or Jim Pirri (Friends, as well as the Games Days Gone and Red Dead Redemption) and Steve J. Palmer (Red Dead Redemption) will be present. In addition to Youtuber Domtendo other guests will be announced soon.

In the GENERATION FUTURE ZONE, a special zone for schools, families and kids, there is not only information about gaming and media competence, but also a lot to learn, to experience and to play by oneself.

At Cosplay Village, you’ll meet national and international cosplayers, and if you’re brave, you’ll even risk the big stage on one of our colorful cosplay contests.

ZURICH GAME SHOW: 3 eventful days, 6 show-loaded stages, 7 bulging halls and a unique supporting program are waiting to be discovered: secure tickets now! Messe Zürich, 13.-15- September 2019, advance booking: starticket.ch

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