FAQs2023-09-20T09:21:27+00:00

Attendee FAQs

What are the operating hours of the Washington State Gaming Expo?2023-09-16T23:41:38+00:00

The tentative schedule for the Exhibitor Showfloor is:

12:00 pm – 8 pm on Friday, March 29th
10 am – 7 pm on Saturday, March 30th
10 am – 5 pm on Sunday, March 31st

VIP badge holders will have access 30 minutes prior to show hours.

Gaming Areas may have extended show hours to accommodate game play and tournaments.

How much is parking?2023-09-16T23:50:28+00:00

Parking is FREE at the Washington State Fair and Events Center.  Use the Blue Parking Lot for entry to the Washington State Gaming Expo.

When do tickets go on sale?2023-09-16T23:42:08+00:00

Admission Tickets will go on sale in early November.

How do tickets work?2023-02-05T14:23:46+00:00

Tickets are purchased on our website.  After they are purchased, you will be emailed your tickets immediately.  Staff will scan the QR code on paper or via smartphone and allow access to the show.  Once a Ticket/QR Code is scanned, it will no longer be active for that day of the show.  Re-entry is allowed with a hand stamp provided at the exit along with an intact and unaltered badge.

If occupancy allows, tickets may be purchased at the gate on the day of the show.

Can I bring a backpack or bag?2023-02-05T14:23:03+00:00

Yes.  Security personnel will be at the gate performing back checks for the safety of all attendees.

Will there be a COA at the Gaming Expo?2023-09-16T23:53:15+00:00

Genuine COA will have two locations verifying and authenticating any celebrity and guest autographs.

Will there be food and beverages available on site?2023-02-05T14:39:11+00:00

Yes. Food is one of the staples at the Washington State Fair.  We will have the full food court open inside the show with seating.  The offerings will include BBQ, Pizza, Burgers, Fisher Scones, and other options.  More booths may be added as we near the event.

I can’t purchase Autographs or Photo Ops?2023-09-16T23:49:30+00:00

You must be an admission ticket holder in order to pre-purchase any Autograph and Photo Ops.  Once you have purchased your tickets, the website will allow you to make any available Autograph or Photo Op purchases.

What is the Washington State Gaming Expo2023-09-16T23:48:40+00:00

The Washington State Gaming Expo was created to bring an all-encompassing gaming convention to the Puget Sound area. Video gaming, Tabletop, RPG, Retro Gaming, and Board gaming will be featured across 170,000 sq. ft. of the Washington State Events Center from March 29-31, 2024. The Expo will feature over a dozen of some of the biggest gaming voice celebrities that bring some of your favorite characters to life.

There is no need to be a hardcore gamer because there will be plenty of options for casual and former gamers. Play any of the Retro arcades, shop at vendors and local artists, and learn about some of the newest indie games… There is something for everyone at the Washington State Gaming Expo. We are locally owned, and we are passionate about bringing a fun and family-friendly event to Puyallup.

The event will feature gaming tournaments, cosplay contests, kids’ activities, static displays, instructional panels, education, and so much more.  Most of the attractions and exhibits at the event will be included in the ticket price.  Additional costs will always be clearly outlined.

This show is designed around the attendees’ experience with quality and interactive content designed to provide a safe and celebratory experience across the many different fandoms that we all enjoy.

What if I get hurt or require any type of assistance?2023-09-16T23:46:23+00:00

The staff at the Washington State Gaming Expo is there to help. The Central Pierce Fire and Rescue and the Puyallup Police Department will be at the event in case of any emergency.  Each section will have Gaming Expo personnel assigned to assist with first aid, security, booth concerns, questions, lost items, and any other issues that may arise. Our professional and courteous staff makes the vendors, exhibitors, and attendees their priority with safety being the most paramount followed by ensuring an environment that promotes friendliness and fun.

Can I bring my pet?2023-02-05T14:37:22+00:00

Only State Approved Companion/Working animals are allowed.

Why can’t I purchase some Autographs online?2023-02-05T14:13:32+00:00

Most autographs and signatures are not available for pre-sale and will be available at the show to purchase from each of the Guests.  VIP Opportunities and Photo Ops are purchased in advance to give us an idea of how much time to schedule for each celebrity prior to their arrival.

What are your safety protocols? Is there a vaccine or mask requirement?2023-09-16T23:58:56+00:00

Here is a link to our most current safety protocols:  https://wagamingexpo.com/event-safety/

We do not anticipate adding additional requirements than are currently imposed and required by the Governor and the local department of health. Currently, we are not required to check for vaccination status, masks are no longer required for indoor and outdoor spaces, and we expect that will continue through our show in March.  We support anyone who would like to wear a mask for their own personal safety or precaution.

Can I take purchases to my car and come back in?2023-02-05T14:22:02+00:00

Yes, the ticketholder will be hand stamped for return entry.  Anyone wishing to re-enter must get a hand stamp while wearing their badge prior to exiting the blue gate.

Will I be on camera?2023-09-16T23:46:27+00:00

The short answer is yes, but not necessarily intentionally. Because of the nature of the show, hundreds of people will be taking photos and short videos to post to their various social media accounts and to share with family and friends. Likewise, our staff will be taking photos and shooting videos for promotional use. YouTubers, celebrity guests, and others will also be recording with various methods as well.  Chances are you might end up photographed or videoed.

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