GarmerCon looks to host the largest gamer convention ever held in Ireland next year. Over the weekend St. Patrick's Day (18 and 19 March 2017) the event is expected to attract up to 20,000 gamers to the Convention Centre in Dublin.
Building on the huge market for console and PC gaming in Ireland, GamerCon aims to give attendees hands-on access to over 800 Gaming positions in its GamerZone. covering the broad spectrum of gamers it will feature Virtual Reality experiences with the recently launched Playstation VR, Mobile Gaming, Console Gaming along with access to the latest PC gaming hardware from Alienware, and a wide range gaming peripherals from Razer and Creative.
A Retro Gaming Zone will be available for older gamers to reminisce on how much better gaming was in their day.
The family-friendly event has attracted some of the largest names in gaming as sponsors. Announcing GameStop as their platinum partner, CEO and Founder of GamerCon Ferdi Roberts said "GameStop is the perfect partner for the event with over 51 retail locations across Ireland, and is, for us, the face of Gaming in Ireland. We will retail tickets at all GameStop locations, ensuring wherever Gamers are in the country, they will have an opportunity to easily purchase and become part of GamerCon Dublin 2017"
In addition to GameStop, both Sony and Microsoft are to feature as Gold Sponsors of the event along with Alienware, Razer, Creative and Red Bull will be major presences during the event.
"This event allows us to engage with our loyal customers at a Live Gaming event on a scale not seen in Ireland to date and we really look forward to working with GamerCon to deliver a great experience for everyone attending"
- Eddy Danielsson, Merchandising, Marketing and eCommerce Director, GameStop
Tickets are on sale at local GameStop stores or on the GamerCon website, with almost one-third of tickets already sold, it looks like this will be a big event.