An Incredible Year for UK Vaping Celebrated at Vaper Expo!
This time next week the great and the good in the world of vaping [and me] will be flocking to the NEC in Birmingham UK for the start of Vaper Expo The Return.
The strap line of ‘A Celebration of Vaping’ is a good one because its been a momentous year for the movement none more so than here in the UK with the inclusion of e-cigarettes in this years NHS backed Stoptober campaign.
Vaper Expo the Return runs over next weekend with Friday October 27th a business to business and VIP visitors day and the Saturday and Sunday opened to the public.
Despite expecting a record crowd – tickets are still available from the Vaper Expo website.
I was there back in May and also last October which given how close it is to Halloween – the vendors embraced that theme in their droves with tons of spooky costumes and shockingly low prices.
Close to 300 vendors are expected selling everything from e-liquid to hardware so make sure you have plenty of cash with you!
There’s obviously too many vendors to list here but the likes of Glas – Zap! Juice – Vampire Vape and Dinner Lady will be there and hardware wise superiorvapour – Dot Mod and ngkultur Mods – that makes hand built squonkers – are just a few to mention.
The big players such as Aspire – SMOK and Innokin will definitely be there and you’ll also get the chance to meet the team behind sites such as Heaven Gifts.
Trust me if you’re going looking for a specific brand or shiny new mod you’re bound to find it!
Back in May the expo included fairground rides and attractions – not sure if they’ll be back – however there’s plenty of other entertainment to distract you and your wallet from the tons of tempting vape gear on show!
The Vaper Expo website says:
We have a lot of enjoyable features and attractions to keep you entertained for The Vaper Expo UK ‘The Big Weekend’. From competitions, giveaways, magicians, our resident vaping robot, DJ’s, Chill out areas and much more, there is plenty to keep you entertained.
As an old bloke the chill out zones were a God send for me and I bumped into a ton of ‘vape famous’ folk for a chat and pint [or two] – great place to sit and relax whilst deciding just what to buy!
Vaping advocacy group The New Nicotine Alliance will be there and one of the highlights back in May was the rousing speech from Dave Dorn – not to be missed!
The ‘build area’ is back as well and trust me you’ll be fascinated by how well the teams from Crafty Coils and the Build Faction coil and wick your devices – great to watch and even better if you let them put an exotic build in your atty!
Yes of course there’s still plenty of freebies!
However rather than having to enter the front of the stage scrum every couple of hours – it can get a bit mental in there lol – there’s also going to be a more gentler approach to grabbing some goodies as Vaper Expo explains:
New for 2017 is our alternative approach to giveaway sessions here at The Vaper Expo. During these times the stage area becomes very loud and energetic and is not always suited to every visitor, but that doesn’t mean you should miss out!
For visitors wanting a more chilled out and fun way to grab a freebie we have devised a selection of game show style competitions that are specifically designed to engage the audience and allow you to interact with our hosts. Think Play ‘Your Cards Right’, ‘Guess Who’, ‘Family Fortunes’ etc and you will get an idea of what to expect.
Vaper Expo – the Return – October 2017 Info
- 1 day ticket: £12
- 2 day ticket: £18
- VIP: £60 – includes freebies
The one day ticket can be used for either Saturday or Sunday but select day when ordering – and when I last looked VIP tickets were still available.
For further information please check the Vaper Expo website.
Doors open at 10am 27th October 2017 and close at 6pm Friday and Saturday and 4pm on Sunday 29th October [VIP tickets get in at 9.30am].
- Wear your most comfortable shoes – there’s A LOT of walking to be done!
- Take plenty of water – all that e-liquid tasting will leave you parched
- Take cash – there are ATMs around but many vendors don’t have card machines
- Allow plenty of time as queues and bag searches can take time
OK I’m definitely there on Friday and probably the Saturday or Sunday too – depends if that scooter is back lol – so hope to see you there!
To get you in the mood take a look at my weekend at Vaper Expo back in May!
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