On Friday 30th August from 7pm to 10pm the WGN will be holding a summer social at The Arcade Vaults in High Street Arcade, Cardiff. This event is open to all Welsh Gaming Network members, whether you’ve literally just joined this week to see what’s up, or if you’re a longstanding member who’s been to a dozen events before. All ages and experience levels are welcome (but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult), whether you’ve just bought your first gaming PC, are an esports pro, a twitch streamer, or just someone who likes occasional gaming on the sofa or with the kids.
The Arcade Vaults is an amazing community venue in central Cardiff, just 5 minutes walk from Westgate Street Car Park (which is £2 an hour in the evening), or 10 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Train / Bus Station. It hosts two floors of retro and classic gaming, whilst the WGN will have a social space on the top floor with some board games, cake and pizza. Our previous event at this venue was a roaring success and you can also check out Arcade Vaults every single day as they’re open to the public 7 days a week and have regular special events, from board games and D&D to fighting or racing tournaments and gaming quiz nights.
This is a FREE EVENT to Welsh Gaming Network members. That’s right – not only will the entry be free, you’ll have free access to our board games and the pizza and cake will be totally free as well. If you want to donate something for the experience, we’re fundraising for Velindre Cancer Centre and would appreciate a small donation to t he charity bucket, but completely optional! You are welcome to bring someone with you.
It’s really important to us that our events remain as low cost as possible, to allow for everyone, whether you’re a student or on low income, whatever your situation, to feel equal and included, so that we can bring the whole community together. We also want to be clear that we welcome people with anxiety, autism or other conditions, and there’s no pressure to do anything you’re not 100% comfortable with. If you’d rather just pop in for 15 minutes for slice of pizza and to watch a few rounds of Smash Bros before heading off, that’s absolutely fine. If you want to turn up early and be the last one standing and help us with packing up, then that’s pretty cool too!
When: Friday 30th August 7pm to 10pm
Where: The Arcade Vaults, High Street Arcade, Cardiff
How to Sign Up: Just post in #events on http://discord.gg/welshgaming that you’re coming then give your name on the front desk when you arrive.
Three hours of retro gaming, board gaming, chatting with people in a safe, inclusive space, pizza and cake – what more can you want?
Although it is a free event and all are welcome, we do need to know numbers in advance. This is to make sure we’ve got enough space and everything set up in the venue, and also so I know how much food to bring! All you have to do is pop a message in the #events channel on discord.gg/welshgaming or message Athravan who will be listed in the Staff section on the members list saying “I’m coming and I’m bringing a +1” and your name will be on the guest list. When you arrive to The Arcade Vaults, there will be a list of names on the front desk, just give your name and head into the venue!