For the past week, there have been an event in my home town of Norwich at the Forum called the Norwich Gaming Fest.
I unfortuantly didn’t attend but have had a quick look whle I went to the forum shortly back on Thursday. First thing I noticed was a number of tables in a row with vintage gaming systems, from the Atari through to the original playstation and behind that was a display showing a gaming timeline. I didn’t read this timeline but what I saw that were playing on a number of systems were: Super mario brothers 3 on a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and a 3-in-1 collection on the Sega Megadrive/Genesis where I identified two of the three games. Sonic The Hedgehog and Columns. I couldn’t see or tell what were on the other gaming systems however.
On Saturday, I was going to go to the event but didn’t, however, I did watch the live stream of a talk put on by Laura Kate Dale (Destructoid Editor and founder of Indie Haven). She Was talking about how to get into gaming journalism. The video recording of this talk isn’t available for the next 1 to 2 weeks (Unfortunatly, would love to watch it all again).
Hopefully next year I’ll get my butt in gear and go to this event. Meanwhile, I’m just going to regret a little bit on missing out.