It’s pretty safe to say that we love ourselves a good convention here at the PiercingMetal Command HQ and it’s always fun to share the news about a brand new one with our readers. The other day I learned about a weekend of happenings called “PLAY NYC” and I snagged the introduction copy from their side of the fence to bring you all into the mix. This is a Gaming Convention so read the information down below and I’ll return at the close with some thoughts. Please insert $.25 to continue…..
The Press Release:
5,000+ PLAYERS. 3 FLOORS OF GAMES. A CONVENTION LIKE NO OTHER. The Playcrafting team has been working on something big for the past few months. Introducing PLAY NYC, coming this August.PLAY NYC is New York’s first dedicated games convention for creators and players alike. On August 19th and 20th, PLAY NYC is bringing two packed days and nights of games, talks and events to New York’s landmark concert venue, Terminal 5 – uniting developers, players and industry pros at a games event like no other. Featuring the latest releases from studios large and small, and from developers old and new, PLAY NYC celebrates every facet of gaming in a way that only the Big Apple can. The event will gather over 5,000 expected attendees across 3 floors of games and a rooftop of exclusive talks and panels for folks in the industry. Visit the PLAY NYC website (linked below) for full information and to RSVP! Grab tickets now to attend for the Early Bird price (before June 16th).We’re in the news! Check out our recent feature in Polygon for more background on the event.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This convention intrigues me because as many readers of our site know, we have been attending both NY Comic Con and Toy Fair for a few years now and each of these massive events showcases things for the gamer at large. Now I should admit that I am not the biggest gamer because I am generally one of those who loses his weapon or lives way too fast in all the games that I try my hands at. With things like “Doom” I will wander off into the wrong room or in “Resident Evil” I will ALWAYS run into the worst of the worst with limited energy or a terrible weapon and so on. It’s horrible when you are trying to vie against those friends who can play for an hour before it’s your next turn. I was fair to decent on my old Colecovision console and that makes me more of an interested observer to the goings on nowadays when it comes to gaming. This convention sounds fascinating and seems to run at the same time as the Liberty City Anime Con which we are already attending as representatives of the media. If I can work out some sort of brief exploration at T5 for this event, you can guarantee that I will post up my images for your perusal along with any other coolness I should see. So tell me players, is this something you are interested in at all? Does PiercingMetal need to include more stuff for the gaming society in our ToyBox category of posts? Please let me know down in the comments below.
Official Website: http://play-nyc.com/