What you missed – GameConPH 2017!


What makes GameCon different from other conventions is the fact that it focuses more on games of all kinds – may it be from board games, card games, MMORPG and now the much-compact mobile games.

Spidey wants to play Tekken
That’s Sega Arcade that’s he’s using in playing Street Fighter 😛

It is indeed a gamer’s event for there are games that can be played for FREE! may it be arcade games, card games (with tutorials), newly-launched mobile games and even robotics what will surely amaze every otaku and geeks who graced the event.

free to play board games from the Gaming Library!
Magic the gathering!
There are also card games that are on sale
Pardon my crazy game face, I only learned how to play the MTG card game, thanks to my ever-patient #Leboyf and the guy from the card games booth for the free tutorial and MTG starter deck! *playing it now!*
Classic tetris!
does anyone know how to play the Star Wars board game?
coz i’m a fan of Oatmeal’s series of webcomics
relevant lol!

And like any otaku-related event, there’s cosplay competition where most of the cosplayers played as their loved characters from different games. Notable cosplayer Ashley Gosiengfiao is one of the judges from the group cosplay competition on its second day, here the DOTA group won.

but first, board games competition!

day 2 of the cosplay competition, with Sir Moe from EON and Ashley Gosiengfiao.
With Ashley Gosiengfiao awarding the Team DOTA as winners of the group cosplay competition.

There’s also a competition for board games and mobile games! Mobile Legends is now on hype and GameCon is hosting a tournament for MB groups!

briefing of the groups for Mobile Legends competition

Everyone’s also welcome to take pics with the pretty maids from the Maid Cafe.

Pretty girls from the Neko Maid Cafe

There are also merch that are on sale, like the anime magazine reruns, shirts…

I can’t wait for season 4 of Shingeki no Kyogin!

and retro games! I swear that I want to have that SailorMoon console from the retro games booth!

I still have the original GameBoy, in working condition
Even my Famicom and SNES is still in working condition. I have my own copy of Super Mario and Duck Hunt game, missing that annoying dog though… *duck hunt players can relate*

To those who are interested in the gaming and tech innovations, there are starup booths that are also in gamecon like the one from EON booth (where they revolutionize the banking technology to be more convenient for everyone), Sparklab (for 3d and V-bit carving) and Philrobotics (they also hosted the robot wars during GameCon!).

EON booth
Sparklab Innovations

Special thanks to Sir Moe for introducing me to EON! will try to use my card soon!

I love how GameConPH caters to a different kind of geeky audience. It is something that games of all kinds will love and will be enjoyed for kinds of all ages.

And because of that, I’ll be looking forward for the much bigger and better GameConPH next year!

Cristal is a freelance web developer and content creator. She currently enjoys her freedom while learning new things outside the comforts of the office confines. She enjoys writing her geek exploits, tech innovations and many more. Reach out to her via email at sailorstarcatcher@gmail.com for events and many more!

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