San Diego Comic Con is a beast. It is the largest, baddest giant in town. But, surprisingly, developing in between its toes is an occasion referred to as Gam3rCon! Rather than withering in SDCC‘s shadow, Gam3rCon is thriving!
In some strategies, I scratch my head that there are gamers who reside in the San Diego location and do not attend Comic Con. Some are just not interested, or they’re interested but couldn’t get a ticket. Other individuals would attend SDCC but hate all the hype and crowds.
That is exactly where Gam3rCon comes in. It is smaller. It is gaming. It is not Comic Con. This was our initially year to verify it out, and I have to say I was impressed!
Ok, so Gam3rCon is smaller and independent…but not truly that smaller. These guys and gals rent out a 5 story constructing and pack it with an insane quantity of content material. Upon getting into, a gamer walks into an old church sanctuary that has been converted to a shrine to gaming with dozens of Xbox 360s and PS3s. Shooters, fighters, and DoTA seemed to dominate the scene, though a driving simulator was projected on the wall.
All the though, upstairs is a retro gaming space comprehensive with Atari, NES, SNES, N64, Dreamcast, PS2 and a freak’n rad Fairchild Channel F! Yup, that is the space exactly where I parked for a bit.
Down the hall is an art gallery with some strong operates of art, and if you are interested in generating your personal art, we spotted some graffiti and silk screening going on as properly. Did we mention the enormous, green-screen photo booth for these of us who are significantly less than artistic?! Verify out our interview with Mr. Benja from The eight-bit Cubist for much more on that art gallery:
If tabletop gaming is much more your factor, there was lots of that going on in the tabletop gaming lounge. Up on the roof was pizza and comedy. Add to that film screenings and a bunch of other stuff that we almost certainly didn’t even locate, and there’s one thing for every person.
If you are pondering about performing each San Diego Comic Con and Gam3rCon, we want you all the most effective. Each are wonderful and worth checking out. As a fairly active guy in his 30s, I was hurting right after packing each into a single day. If they had been staggered by a week or two, I would have loved spending much more time at each. Yeah, I know, cry me a river, appropriate?
Regardless, I’m stoked that there is a single much more gaming solution in Southern California. Ideal of all, this smaller, independent gaming con is thriving! Game on!
Verify out the gallery under for a closer appear at Gam3rCon.