Read Play Blog is a meme about video games and books, posted every 16th of the month. Bloggers are encouraged to answer a discussion question, and recommend a video game that is similar to a book they liked. Hosted by Happy Indulgence Books & Read Me Away.
Read Play Blog is back for another month of gaming! This month’s question is:
What geek conventions have you been to or would like to attend?
Conventions are the funnest events ever, you’re basically surrounded by all of your favourite things and like-minded people. Here’s the conventions that I’ve been to in Australia:
1. PAX Australia
PAX is one of the most famous gaming expos, next to E3, and it’s been in Australia for the past 2 years. Going to the first PAX was such an enlightening experience, it was wonderful celebrating gamer culture and being more about the gamer than about showing off the latest new games. I love going to panels, chilling out with friends in the tabletop area or running from stall to stall trying to get free stuff and trialing unreleased games. If you get the chance to go to PAX, I’d definitely recommend it! (Read about my first PAX Australia experience here)
2. Supanova Expo
Supanova has been around for many years in Australia, which is famous for the cosplay and pop culture. I used to go to Supanova if there was a star I wanted to see and take a photo with, or an author I wanted to get my book signed from (I met Rachel Caine at Supanova!) but these days I go to watch panels, shop at the expo and also check out the cosplays.
3. Oz Comic Con
Comic Con has only been around for the last few years, and the first one I went to was a success. I met Orlando Bloom and Jason Dohring and went to a few other panels filled with TV and pop culture icons. It was well organised and fantastic but I feel like it will get busier once it takes off. Read my recap here.
This is horrible but I can’t think of any games I’d like to recommend at the moment. I’ll be back on the recommendation train next month!
Currently Playing: Tales of Borderlands Episode 3
I reviewed the latest episode of Tales of Borderlands here. It got retweeted by Telltale Games which was the greatest moment of my life!
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