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12 reasons to attend London Gaming Con

Submitted by on Monday, 21 November 20113 Comments

London Gaming Con is a new community focused gaming event from the people behind London Anime Com, which is taking place at London’s Rocket Complex early next month.

Over a thousand people, including us, are expected to descend on the capital on 3-4 December to enjoy a communal celebration of games, anime and general nerdism.

London Gaming Con is fast approaching but you can still take advantage of reduced pre-pay tickets of just £8 for Saturday and £6 for Sunday. These tickets are available from the official website:

Before parting with your hard-earned dosh, you want to know what to expect, right? Thankfully, the helpful London Gaming Con staff put together this handy list of 11 reasons why you must attend. Read on:

#11. Chiptune artists and bands! We have the legendary CoLD SToRAGE (creator of the original Lemmings soundtracks, Wipeout and many other classic games performing, as well as the much-loved TEMPHUiBIS performing! There will also be Zonic singing live-music inspired by Retro-Sonic games, and Area 11 blasting out VG-related tunes. And let’s not forget brentalfloss, who is flying all the way from the USA to do live-concerts on both days either!

#10. Free to enter Gaming Tournaments! Over twenty tournaments, which are free to enter, with £10 cash-prizes for each including Halo, GW3, MK9, Naruto US2, MW3, DDR, Minecraft, CSS, TF2 and many more! All tournaments listed at

#9. Massive gaming tournaments with BIG Prizes – As Neo Empire, NthGen, Fragradio and Smashboards come together to put on some awesome tournaments! As well as the free to enter tournaments, there will be tournaments with either £3 or £5 entry fees. All money collected will be pooled and awarded for each game, 60% for 1st place, 30% for 2nd place and 10% for 3rd place. Games to include Mario Kart, Smash Brawl (and Melee both doubles and singles), SSFIV, Arcana Heart 3, MvC3, Blazblue, KoF13 and more! All tournaments listed at

#8. Awesome guests! From comedian, musican and gaming sensation brentalfloss to Sonic-vocalist Zonic, to guest-artist Sonia Leong, to Ashens and more, we have a wide-variety of special guests attending. See them all at

#7. Events, Gameshows, etc etc! There’ll be the Last Man Standing Gameshow, the Ultimate Gaming Quiz, Whose Game is it Anyway, the Sonic vs Mario clan showdown, Sonic Blindfolded(!), Manga Workshops and Cosplay Workshops! Something for everyone to participate and enjoy! You can view a provisional events timetable at

#6. The Gaming Zones! As well as the tournaments, there will be zones where you can drop in, chill out and casually play your favourite games. Our zones are; Modern, Fighting, LAN Gaming, Retro, Handheld, Song & Dance, Art, TCG and Karaoke! WOW!

#5. New media & internet community! The hosts and makers of several, youtube, TGWTG and Screwattack shows shall be attending including brentalfloss, itsmyyard, Iain Highton, Wesley Lock, Guru Larry, Ashens and several more! This is our biggest and most impressive ever lineup of new-media guests, as we bring your favourite internet celebs to you! We will also be showing a variety of their content throughout the day too!

#4. First for Retro! With an entire zone dedicated to retro-gaming you can enjoy the true 8 and 16 bit classics! We will have several tournaments including Super Mario Bros (SNES), Golden Eye 64, Sonic 2 (Megadrive), Micro Machines (Megadrive) and Tetris 64.

#3. The Parties! Saturday will kick off with the Brentalfloss concert at 7pm going through in to UK’s number one gaming night, Nintendisco and finished off with the Bass Invaders Rave right through to 1am! Sunday will see the Video Game Chillout from 5pm, going through to our Sonic Gaming Party hosted by Svend, Kevin and Gary from TheSonicStadium, Sonic Wrecks and RadioSEGA!

#2. Super-Sonic-Sunday! As well as the Sonic Gaming Party, the UK Sonic community are coming together to bring you an entire day of Sonic-awesomeness on the Sunday! There will be the Sonic v Mario Showdown (pick a side to earn points for!), the Sonic Quiz, a Sonic Generations Speed-Run, Zonic singing live, a Sonic cosplay contest, Sonic screenings and more still to be announced! Community websites SonicStadium, SonicWrecks, SEGAMedia and RadioSEGA shall be assisting in bringing this to you along with the main organisers behind the much-loved Summer of Sonic event! W00t!

#1. The Ultimate Gaming Championship! (read more at with a grand prize of £100 for the winner! Even better this is a free to enter competition, so you have everything to gain and absolutely nothing to lose! Show your skills and enter the Hall of Fame as the Ultimate Gamer of ’11 at London Gaming Con!

Exclamation abuse aside, we’re sure you’ll agree that this list provides plenty of compelling reasons to come along. It’s an incomplete list, though; it’s one short: the final reason to attend is to meet some of the PS3 Attitude team. Yes, that’s right, @DolphGB and @sean_o_c will be in attendance on the Saturday (and maybe the Sunday). So come along if you fancy shooting the breeze over a drink or two while enjoying some communal gaming fun.

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