OAKS PA – Pennsylvania’s longest-running gaming convention, TooManyGames, will be held next Friday, Saturday and Sunday (June 26-28, 2015) at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., and will feature arcades, vendors, tournaments, special guests, industry panels, famous YouTubers with more than 50 million views monthly, and live music.
Some of the top YouTube producers from around the world will host panels, concerts and autograph sessions. TooManyGames is featuring multiple YouTube stars with more 1,000,000 subscriber channels, including The Angry Video Game Nerd, The Living Tombstone, Team Four Star, and Chris “Oney” O’Neill.
On the main show floor, those who attend can play on new and older video game systems in the consoles area, enjoy board games and card games in a tabletop arena, and register to participate in tournaments such as Mario Kart, Mortal Kombat X and Super Smash Brothers. Several prizes will be offered.
Special events will make their debut at TooManyGames this year, including Video Game Comedy Improv, a live wrestling tournament featuring video game characters, and a Cosplay Costume Contest in which the grand prize includes a chance to be filmed for a commercial being aired on Cartoon Network.
TooManyGames is now in its 11th year. The convention is run for gamers, by gamers, co-founder and part-owner Paul Truitt said. “From classics like Nintendo, to newer consoles like the PS4, we strive to encompass everything fun about video games and board games. We create a real connection when we get together to play games. That’s what makes the gaming community so great.”
More than 50 vendors will be on hand, selling new and used video games, consoles, controllers, handheld systems, board games, card games, expansion sets and collectibles, as well as game-related art, toys, costumes, memorabilia, clothing, décor, books, guides, and accessories.
The show is also once again hosting its “Pixels for Kids” event. Funds raised will benefit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). With each $1 donated a “pixel” will be added to the wall to create a video game character image built entirely from donations.
Throughout the weekend, those who attend also can listen and dance to live music in a concerts hall, play dozens of arcade games on free-play mode in the newly expanded arcade room, hear DJs perform at the new Arcade Stage, meet independent game developers, and play-test their designs at the Indie Game Showcase.
Tickets, pricing and more information is available at the convention website, here.