Events guide 2019

Posted by John Jackson May 16, 2019 in COMMUNITY

2019 has more gaming expo’s around the UK than ever before. I’ve put
together a list of some free and ticket only events you can attend alone,
or with friends or family this year. Some are more specific themed
events so for more info visit the website’s linked.
If there are any events you know about that I’ve left out, let us know and
we’ll add them to the list.

Norwich Games Festival
About? Norwich Games Festival is a free, family-friendly celebration of
video games, brought to you by The Forum. Explore the latest releases,
classic retro games, coding and game technology.
How much? Free
When? 27th May – 1st June
Where? Norwich

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NERG (North East Retro Gaming)
About? NERG is a yearly event for the North East, bringing retro
gaming back to the modern day. Some of the best-loved video and pinball
machines from yesteryear will be at your fingertips once more to bring
those arcade memories flooding back. Relive your childhood over the
entire weekend and also introduce younger relatives to how you spent
your teenage years….and pocket money!
How much? £14.61 – £32.93.
When? July 13th-14th.
Where? Gateshead International Stadium

Cardiff Gaming comic con.
About? An all-ages event on 17-18th August 2019 at the Mercure Holland
Hotel (CF24 0DD) for anime fans, gamers, comic fans & cosplayers!
Featuring Exhibitors, Performers, TCGing, Game Tournaments, Talks and
many activities including the Cosplay Contests with nearly £1,000 worth
of prizes, Smash and League of Legends with £100 cash prizes, Talent
Show, Parties & more!”
How much? £18
When? 17-18th August
Where? Cardiff

Insomnia 65
About? Over four glorious days, you’ll get to try out a host of latest games and
cutting-edge VR tech. You’ll also get to watch live Q&A panels, grab discounted gear,
take part in community tournaments and so much more.
tournaments and so much more.
How much? Tickets to be released.
When? 22nd – 26th August
Where? Birmingham

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The Q-Con XXVI (26) Gaming and Anime Convention
XXVI (26) Gaming and Anime Convention brings you the very best
competitions, participation and spectator experience. Q-Con is back
between Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September 2019!
How much? £19.48
When? 30 AUGUST – 1 SEPTEMBER 2019

Dragon Daze – Charity raising event.
About? “Dragondaze is all about Playing Games, Dressing Up, Having
Fun and Raising Money for Charity, its a One Day Convention Celebrating
all things gaming. Dragondaze is a Family Day out, experiencing lots of
new things and doing things as a Family, as they say, a Family that plays
together, Stays together. It’s about dressing up as your favourite character
and meeting and making friends who like the same things.”
How much? £7.50
When? 5th October
Where? Newport

EGX London.
About? EGX is back in London. If you like games, then EGX is for you –
play everything from indie games through to huge unreleased titles. Join
the ExCeL on 17-20 October for the UK’s biggest gaming event!
How much? Superpass (4 days) £75.
When? 17-20 October Where? London.

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The PC Gamer Weekender
When: TBA Where: TBA Website:
About? An entire weekend dedicated to PC video games. Fancy
playing Hearthstone with a few mates? How about Overwatch? Or Dawn
of War III? Then this is the place for you. There will also be talks,
workshops, and board games among other activities

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