This year we see Rapture Gaming Festival going on tour across the UK. This is a collaboration between European gaming events company Fragers and UK based show promoters Kilimanjaro who wish to bring the gaming festival scene to each corner of the UK. This allows everyone to get involved as it means you don’t have to travel to London, or Birmingham or even abroad to attend a great gaming show.
The Welsh leg will be held in Cardiff University on the 8th to 9th of September during the day. Or from 10am on Friday the 7th of September til 10pm Sunday 9th if you are interested in attending the gigantic 60 hour Over 18s exclusive Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) LAN party event hosted on dedicated private servers with plenty of fun, prizes and experiences to be had at THE BIGGEST gaming festival in Wales for 2018.
During the event, we will see 9 different zones throughout the venue not including the 60 Hour LAN already mentioned, these will be family friendly events which your ticket will cover:
- Minecraft & Roblox Zone and Stage – a huge dedicated area with dozens of consoles & PCs and includes a tournament on each day.
- General Gaming Zone – hosts all modern freeplay content, including the latest console & PC games as well as unique gaming experiences and equipment.
- VR Zone – one of the most popular zones, with over 6 VR setups including HTC Vives, Oculus Rift and Playstation VR.
- Tournament & Competition Zone – gamers can put their skills to the test against other friends and festival-goers.
- Retro Gaming Zone – pays homage to some of the classic consoles and games, to transport the older generation back to their youth.
- Tabletop Gaming Zone – from Warhammer to WW2, gamers can bring out their ‘inner geek’ here and socialise with the whole Rapture community over some tabletop games.
- Indie Zone – a chance to get up close and hands-on with independent game developers.
- Merch Zone – displaying merchandise and souvenirs in the festival market.
- Cosplay Village – from prizes in the masquerade, to talks and live demos, to just sharing your creations and photo opportunities, our cosplay community is here for you.
On top of all these events, we will see an over 18s After-party which starts when the daytime sessions end at 6PM which promises a great bar!!
The Welsh Gaming Network will be getting involved with Rapture Gaming Festival Cardiff 2018 as it is our mission to connect as many gamers across Wales as we can.
Therefore we will see members of our Welsh Gaming Network Stream Team attend as guests, so come say hi if you see them. We will also see Welsh games developers in attendance, keep an eye on our social accounts to get a sneak peak on who is coming, and check back here on the WGN website!!
On top of our own members attending, you’ll also see some huge names in the YouTube world and Twitch world, with whom there will be plenty of chances to talk about gaming and attend special Q and A sessions on the main stage, where main tournaments will also be held.
If you spot our table during the event, there will be retro competitions, prizes and for anyone who says they are a member of the WGN, you will receive a special gift.
And if you are interested in volunteering at the biggest gaming festival in Cardiff and Wales this year, apply with this link: http://bit.ly/2OBYjGW
For tickets and information check out the main website: https://rapturegamingfestival.com/cardiff/