This half term the futuristic world of virtual reality will collide with the nostalgic realm of console gaming as the South Bristol Gaming & Anime Expo returns for its second year.
On Saturday 22 and 23 October Knowle West Media Centre will host a celebration of gaming, digital media and art which will bring together retro games and new technology.
- Do you grab your headset and enter a new digital world when you game?
- Do you remember the days of consoles and cartridges, and Sonic vs Mario?
- Or do you prefer your games to have boards and pieces, with no tech in sight?!
The South Bristol Gaming & Anime Expo is suitable for all ages and will include a retro gaming area (featuring consoles including SEGA Megadrive and Nintendo64), a board game station, cardboard arcade, and an opportunity to try new virtual reality technologies.
There will also be a gallery exhibition of emerging artists, screenings of anime films, workshops exploring comic production, and a chance to have your photo taken in a pop-up studio.
The event runs from 10am-5pm on 22 and 23 October. Young people aged 19 and under go free and adult tickets cost £5 in advance. Tickets can be booked online at southbristolgamingexpo2016.eventbrite.co.uk and under 11s must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information contact Mena Fombo, Young People’s Programme Manager, on 0117 903 0444 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org