I’m not lying when I tell you my new Christmas diary got filled in something like this… School holidays, birthday of first born, my birthday, Gadget Show Live. We LOVE our gadgets in this house. There’s iPads and iPhones, DSi’s, robots, cameras, telescopes, PSP, sat nav, you name it, we’ve probably got it , had it or stepped on it. We set the alarm early so that second born, aged 3, can make sure that all of our SIMS have been for a wee and had a shower before we all, Sims included, head off for our respective schools and work.

Gadget Show Live

Gadget Show Live

This Easter sees the return of Gadget Show Live. If you’ve ever seen the Channel 5 television show then you’ll know just exactly what to expect but with the added experience that you can touch, play, ooo and ah at all of the latest tech and soon-to-be available tech. I’m so excited, I can hardly contain myself! TRULY MADLY KIDS will be there and reporting back to our adventurers about all the amazing gadgets & geekerie we’ll find there, and we’ll be having an office sweep to see who can guess what the Christmas gadget for 2013 will be. I’m pretty sure I’ll win ūüėČ

We know you’ll be wanting something to do with the rugrats over the Easter holidays so why not take a trip down to Birmingham between April 3rd & 7th? It’s at the NEC and really easy to find, tons of parking too. ¬†It is will be super busy though as it is¬†the¬†leading consumer tech event in the UK, attracting tens of thousands of gadget lovers over five days. The¬†Exhibition and Super Theatre tickets are available to buy from here >>>¬†www.gadgetshowlive.net/birmingham¬†but they’re selling fast with Saturday and Sunday entry very close to selling out. The 2012 show being a complete sell out, visitors are being advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Tears don’t work well with gadgets.Trust me.

There’ll be masses, over 200 companies actually, exhibiting at the event, including¬†Microsoft, Acer, Freesat, Game, Epic Games, LG, Lenovo, Bowers and Wilkins, JVC and Pioneer. You’ll see the very latest tech available and get an exclusive first look at tonnes of gadgets that have never been seen in the UK before. You’re excited right?

You’ll be able find everything from gaming to guitars and smartphones to solar powered watches; from family friendly tablets to mind-blowing hi-fi and home cinema systems; from wireless iPhone speaker docks to the very latest camera (I can hardly breathe!) and video technology. And breathe!

In addition, to the latest gadgets, it’s just an an amazing day out with a host of free feature areas placing visitors even closer to the action, just look what you can do:

  • NEW! Battlefield Live, which is coming to Gadget Show Live for the first time. An authentic combat experience for everyone with adult and kids‚Äô sessions, it uses sophisticated¬†gaming guns in the most realistic simulation short of joining the military.
  • International Future Tech Zone. This is the place to discover amazing and inspirational inventions and academic thinking on how technology will impact our lives in the future, from solar powered cars¬†to 360 degree video cameras!
  • Inventors Village.¬†Don‚Äôt miss the chance to see quirky, creative and mind-blowing UK inventions with the potential to change the world and the way we see and enjoy it.
  • Hub Theatre.¬†This is where visionaries will talk about the latest and best tech for 2013, their predictions for future trends and provide advice and demos on how visitors can get the most out of gadgets.
  • Game Zone.¬†Featuring yet-to-be released console and PC games, the Make Something Unreal Live competition, fantastic giveaways and the Game Zone Stage and retro arcade, this is a must-see for all gamers.
  • Photographic Zone.¬†Gain insight into the latest cameras and photographic equipment on the market, with presentations for professional photographers looking to upgrade their equipment

If you’re up for a bit of hero worship you can head out to the ¬†Super Theatre where the programme‚Äôs hosts Jason Bradbury and Pollyanna Woodward, alongside some very special guests, will deliver an hour of high energy entertainment. They’ll be doing this three times a day and there’s room for 4,500 of you so getting a perch shouldn’t be too difficult. These live performances are full of presenter challengers, high octane stunts, audience participation activities and the chance for you to win some amazing new gadgets. Shows run daily at 1045, 1345 and 1630.

This is a fabulous family day out. Entertaining, dynamic & lots of fun. Just make sure you have a pen and paper in the back of car for the journey home. I’m guessing that Santa will need to know about a few things.

What are you waiting for? Book Now! And if you see any of the TMK team there, come and say hello.

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Think big and reach for the stars,