If you don’t have any plans this weekend, and you happen to like games, might I suggest heading over to Too Many Games in Oak, PA??? The convention in it’s 10th season (congrats, guys!) has a whole lot of fun in store for gaming enthusiasts.
They’ve got panels and showcases galore, including:
- LSDJ Masterclass: Turning Your Old Gameboy Into A Musical Instrument
Philadelphia’s own chipmusician, Storm Blooper, is having a hands-on workshop to help you turn your Gameboy that is collecting dust into a musical making machine!
- Counter Monkey Live!
Get up close and personal with Spoony as he shares hilarious tales of tabletop gaming.
- Natural Funny
+2 Comedy will be hosting a stand up show that is sure to riff on every type of gaming there is!
- 3….2….1 Let’s (Game) Jam!
You and your team have 48 hours to create a game that others will want to play. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn the process of making a game.
You might also get the chance to meet one your favorite gamers:
- Angry Video Game Nerd
- The Game Chasers
- Shane Luis
- Living In 8-Bits
- DJ Cutman
You can participate in a tournament:
- Super Smash Bros
- Duck Hunt
- Mario Kart 8
- Dr. Mario
- Killer Instinct
- Super Puzzle Fighter II
- Pokemon X & Pokemon Y
Heck, there’s even entertainment for you!:
- The X-Hunters
- Random aka Mega Ran
- Cheap Dinosaurs
- The World is Square
- The Ultraball
- Bit Brigade
- NML Styl
- Agent Moosehead
- and a burlesque show is happening on Friday night.
There’s also the marketplace, which will most likely deplete your rupies. Too bad, you can’t get increase your funds by cutting the grass with your sword…
But most importantly, you need to check out all of the Indie developers and studios. TooManyGames has an awesome list, which you can check out HERE. The folks at Cipherprime are pretty cool and what I saw of Dragon Fin Soup from Grimm Bros, LLC at Pax East was awesome.
Oh, and TooManyGames is looking to give back as well! They’ve partnered with multiple shelters in the Delaware Valley as well as the Children’s Hospital to provide much needed products to children in need. Pixels for Kids will add a colored block to the wall for a donation of just $1, which if completed will create a famous video game character. All proceeds they raise from this will go directly to their charity partners.
So what do you say, gamers? It’s definitely worth your time to hit up this convention. And if you do go (which you should), say hello to our Hack the Movi3s man, Tony Piluso! I (Monica) might make an appearance as well.
You can get more information about the convention at www.toomanygames.com.