Press Release: London Gaming Con 2011
3 – 4 December 2011 at Rocket Complex, London.
Debuting for it’s first time this December! London Gaming Con is an 18+ gaming convention (with a good measure of anime and cult thrown in) of over a thousand people set to take place this December 3-4 in London. It is the sister event of the successful London Anime Con taking place in the same venue, the much-loved Rocket Complex. You can signup now for London Gaming Con at http://www.londongamingcon.com/register.php Pricing will be at a reduced £14 for two days or £8 for Saturday and £6 for Sunday if you register and pre-pay now.
There will be bands, parties (till 1am in the morning from some of the top gaming DJs such as Nintendisco; London’s #1 gaming clubnight, SEGARadio, a Sonic party on Sunday and more) and guests (naming just a few – comedian, musician and gaming sensation brentalfloss will be doing a live concert while CoLD SToRAGE, creator of music for over sixty games including Lemmings, Wipeout series will be doing a set of his best-music and Stuart Ashen is a YouTube comedian from the UK. He is well known for his comedy videos and reviews on gadgets, technology and games, and Guru Larry who is currently presenting the worlds first retro gaming TV show on Sky and is featured video contributor on TGWTG.com and Machinima.com) in addition to too many cash-winning gaming tournaments to list!
We will also be bringing together groups the likes of Neo Empire and NthGen as well as gaming companies and publishers such as PQube and many more.
ACTIVITY ZONES AND EVENTS
There will be a retro zone, modern gaming, handheld zone, LAN gaming, a dance and song zone, tournament battles, gaming exhibitors, trading card gaming and more areas besides! Sonia Leong and Sweatdrop shall be present to do several artist and manga related workshops and cosplay workshops will also be done. Highlight events will include the Ultimate Gaming Championship (with a massive £100 top prize!), the Gaming Tournaments (over THIRTY including Brawl, Mario Kart, MW3, DDR, SSIV, Rock Band and more!), the Ultimate Gamers Quiz, Cosplay Contests, late-night karaoke, a late-night cinema and much more!
Many more events and talks to be confirmed including game-developing talks, art workshops and many quirky and fun events such as a Sonic Blind-folded contest!
MASSIVE GAMING TOURNAMENTS
From 11am through to midnight there will be over THIRTY cash-prize winning tournaments taking place, with all of your favourite games such as Mario Kart, Smash, SSIV, Rock Band, DDR, BlazBlue, Phantasy Star and many more taking place with big prizes for the winners. If you’re a gaming fan make sure not to miss this! You can check out the full tournament list at http://www.animeleague.net/forum/showthread.php?69183
The main tournament shall be the Ultimate Gaming Championship, with a grand prize of £100 for the winner! Games from all eras from 8 bit through to the latest consoles shall be a part of this competition to determine who is the most complete gamer around. Do you have what it takes to be crowned the Ultimate Gaming Champion?
Nth Gen Interactive & Neo Empire are also confirmed to be running Revolution – a series of fighting game tournaments. Games shall include Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition (X360), Arcana Heart 3 (PS3), Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (X360), Blazblue and King of Fighters XIII (PS3). Read more at http://neoempire.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11998
Many guests and attending gaming companies are to be announced, but we can already confirm that Brentalfloss shall be flying all the way from the USA to be hosting a UK-exclusive concert live at the event. Expect to see many more big-name guest announcements over the upcoming months!
Confirmed so far are – Brentalfloss (comedian, musician and gaming sensation), Zonic (gaming inspired singer), Dr. Ashens and Guru Larry from youtube and several TV shows, Nintendisco (#1 gaming clubnight), anime rock sensation Area 11, TEMPHUiBIS (electronic artist), CoLD SToRAGE (creating of Lemmings and Wipeout music amongst many others), Liam Shalloo (known for his art-work on Sony games) and Sonia Leong (multiple award winning manga artist). MORE GUESTS TO COME!
GAMING PUBLISHERS – TRY OUT THE LATEST DEMOS AND PREVIEWS
We will have about half a dozen gaming publishers/providers attending where they will be previewing their latest games for everyone to try out and play. Expect announcements over the next month as we confirm them all.
– PQube shall be exhibiting their games at London Gaming Con. They are most well known for publishing key titles such as BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Arcania Gothic 4, Arcania Heart 3 and Guilty Gear amongst many other titles over the PC, XBox, Wii, PS3 and DS.
You can expect there to be a number of gaming pods to try out their latest releases. We will confirm more about what they will be doing closer to the event.
Stay tuned on the website as we announce more publishers over the next few weeks!