Whether you’re a hardcore or casual gamer, we highly recommend attending a gaming convention at least once in your lifetime if you get a chance. Why?
Because this is your opportunity to dress up as whatever game or movie character you want and hang out with fellow cosplayers in full attire.
Planning on doing just that? Well, then don’t miss the Yorkshire Games Festival, which is set to take place between November 8-12 in Bradford. This is the second edition of the event and there will be five days of celebration at Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum, where video game developers will hold talks on different topics and offer insights into all aspects of the games industry.
This year, Frontier Developments will reveal details about the making of Elite Dangerous, Ninja Theory will discuss the inclusion of the mental illness topic in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, while TT Games will talk about Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and David Wise will focus on his field of expertise, namely making music for games.
Beside the conference programme packed with special guests, the event will also include workshops, master classes, a Let’s Play! weekend with family-friendly gameplay, and a day just for schools on November 8th.
Those interested in attending should know that Day Pass tickets cost £40 or £35 with concessions, and a full festival pass costs £75 or £65 with concessions.
If the details above piqued your interest, get ready for an exciting five-day adventure, as you will be spending time with hundreds of people who are just as passionate as you are.
Convention attendants get the chance to learn how to design their own game, expand their game business knowledge and learn about upcoming gaming technology.
Beside meeting and learning from industry professionals, you will also have the opportunity to play games before they’re released and engage in independent tabletop gaming.
There are different types of conventions across gaming, anime, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, and more, and depending on the theme of the event, there are other advantages as well. For instance, at some of these events, you can also visit massive exhibitors’ hall shopping, cosplay, and even meet celebrities.