Counting Down to EGX 2016
It’s time to get your tickets to the UK’s biggest ever games event, EGX. We’re so looking forward to heading back to the NEC to check out all the action and spend a whole day or two indulging our gaming senses. EGX moved from Earls Court to the NEC last year and I seriously couldn’t be happier about that. We had a fantastic time last September, despite being ill, check my EGX 2015 post and all the photos, here if you missed it.
What You Can Expect from EGX
- Be among the first to play blockbuster console and PC titles from the biggest publishers. Do be prepared for long queues to get your go but if you’re hyped for the game you’re not going to mind waiting in line, just grab a drink and a snack before you line up and you’ll be fine.
- Check out lots of indie games and meet the creators. This is your chance to speak to developers and perhaps be inspired by their creations to begin putting your ideas into action. Plus, who doesn’t love checking out those indie games?
- Watch eSports live as the best of the best compete against each other for financial award. If you love a good competition and the world of eSports then this is for you.
- Find out all you need to know about stepping into the gaming industry. The GamesIndustry.biz career fair is a must visit if you’ve always dreamt of making money in gaming. It is possible and it’s a lot easier if you have a clear direction.
- The cosplay stage is the place to go to check out the best performers and costumes. You’ll see cosplayer’s walking around too and they won’t fail to impress. There wasn’t as many as I thought there would be last year, hoping for more in 2016. I’d personally love to cosplay but I don’t have the dressmaking skills or the figure…
- Developer sessions are a must for bloggers, journalists and those working their way into the industry. They’re also worth checking out if you love games and want to learn more about the developers you respect and admire. Got questions? Get your butt to the developer sessions and you may get the answers you’re looking for.
These are just some of the major selling points. You’ll also find plenty of retro games to reminisce with, stalls (hoping for a few more this year, selling some rarer, harder to get merch hopefully) so take plenty of spending money, and don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for swag.
Tickets to EGX are available now but Friday’s Early Entry tickets have already sold out, so consider buying your tickets sooner rather than later.
Will you be heading to EGX? We might see you there!