Konami is a worldwide gaming juggernaut claiming the fifth-largest gaming company in the world. We’ve helped them launch countless events ranging from massive gaming tournaments to show-stopping booths complete with competitive arenas.
Konami’s island exhibits are often constructed with modular metal extrusions, presentation stages, custom hanging signs, and high-end exhibit displays for gaming tournaments.
Who is Konami – Yu-Gi-Oh!?
Yu-Gi-Oh! is a worldwide gaming juggernaut, with 3 television series, a feature film, dozens of video game titles, an online game, and nearly a hundred releases for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME. Played on every continent and in eight languages, with over 25,000,000,000 (that's 25 BILLION!) cards sold. Konami and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Franchise, is the fifth-largest gaming company in the world by revenue.
Trading cards and lots of them are the name of the game. So displaying rarities for purchase in an appealing way was a huge focus. A simple display case would not suffice. The entire back wall of the custom exhibit was transformed into a storefront coupled with a back lit floor-to-ceiling display that was strategically integrated within the booth.
Every summer over 130,00 fans take over Sand Diego for one of the largest and most prominent conventions in the world known as the San Diego Comic Con (Comic Con International). Konami, whom year after year remains one of the largest exhibitors needed a way to greet the masses in a friendly and engaging way whilst still keeping the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament players organized.
We worked closely with Konami to design, fabricate and build a custom greeting counter to compliment the custom exhibit. Each individual piece of wood, acrylic and lighting was hand designed and fabricated. To finish it off, an interchangeable screen was mounted front and center.
Breaking The Trade Show Booth Design Code
SDCC is a packed event with devoted attendees, so it was our job to deliver a booth that would accommodate the large number of activities going on, while still rolling out a kickass design. We featured a green screen where attendees could choose from five fun backgrounds to get their pictures printed on a one of a kind Yu-Gi-Oh! Token Card, large sweeping graphics that featured the pre-eminent characters, a 25'w x 10'h hanging fabric banner that hit attendees when they first walked into the comic con convention floor. In addition, a meeting room was added as well as a custom-built video game kiosk featuring Yu-Gi-Oh! game play on Facebook. Additionally, players had the unique opportunity to road test their Decks and see how they match up to former US and YCS champions on our Duel the Master stage.
We love SDCC for numerous reasons. Year after year we take on more and more booths. The fans are DIE HARD! And of course, the shows close proximity to our California exhibit warehouse makes fabricating and shipping trade show displays in San Diego a complete breeze! Planning on attending or exhibiting the show? Reach out! We'd be happy to give you more information.