An exciting and cool thing about loving everything about video games is that you can go to annual events specifically related to the video game industry. It’s not just to learn about new game releases and the creation of such but also connecting with like-minded individuals. It doesn’t matter if you’re a geek or nerd, people attending these events don’t care about that. You and many others care for and appreciate what video games are today, tomorrow, and next year.
Another thing about video game conventions is that most of them have amazing merchandise for sale. You might think it’s just stuff you can get from your local game store but we’re talking about collector’s items and the like. Make sure you have cash on hand just in case you come across a limited edition souvenir of a game you love.
Below, we have listed three annual video game conventions that you might want to attend this year. Each convention has something unique to offer everyone. Even if you’re not a hardcore gamer, you can still go along and have fun!
EGX (Eurogamer Expo)
Date: 20-23rd September 2018
Venue: NEC Birmingham, UK
This is the biggest video game convention held in the UK. It began in 2008 and due to the success of the expo, it is now an annual event. Every year the attendance at this event has increased significantly. In 2017 alone, 80 000 people came to this expo.
If you’re considering joining thousands of other like-minded gaming enthusiasts at EGX, this is what you can expect:
Game creator, studio, and developer talks
Gameplay – you can try out video games that haven’t been officially released yet.
Video game exhibitions
Book your EGX ticket online!
Bristol Anime and Gaming Con
Date: 6-7 October 2018
Venue: Future Inns, Bristol, UK
A very exciting convention to attend as it has an extensive activity lineup such as talk shows related to anime and gameplay, a cosplay masquerade, game tournaments, competitions, quizzes and much more.
Get your gaming convention ticket!
Celtic Games Show
Date: TBA in 2019
Venue: Tramshed and Tramshed Tech, Cardiff, UK
This games show has been happening since 2012. It’s an open invitation for game developers, gaming professionals, and casual gamers to attend. The Celtic Games Show is host to workshops and talks by video game industry experts.
Do yourself a favor and go to one of these conventions. It will open up a whole new world for you. The people you meet are pretty cool and you will learn so much about the industry itself. If you want you can even go dressed up in your favorite video game character’s outfit. No one will judge you!
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