Family entertainment guaranteed at gaming convention this weekend

Galway prepares for GamerFest 17, the biggest gaming & YouTuber convention in the west of Ireland

Galway prepares for GamerFest 17, the biggest gaming & YouTuber convention in the west of Ireland

Galway City is gearing up for the arrival of GamerFest 17 this weekend, expected to be the biggest gaming convention ever held in the west of Ireland. Taking place in the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, the event promises to be an awe-inspiring celebration of video games and entertainment for visitors of all ages and levels.

In advance of the convention, the organisers have made a number of headline grabbing announcements, including the opportunity to see the brand new Xbox One X from Microsoft which is being launched just days prior to GamerFest 17 taking place. A number of eagerly anticipated games have also been announced, chief among them Assassin’s Creed Origins and FIFA 18.

Central to the event will be the GamerFest 17 Live Stage, which will be showcasing YouTuber special guests, live-gaming challenges and fantastic giveaways and entertainment. The Player Zone, meanwhile, will have brand new gaming titles and virtual reality technology available to experience, along with the latest consoles and merchandise for gamers of all ages and levels. And for the more nostalgic visitors, the massively popular Retro Zone offers the opportunity to experience a blast from the past and play the classic gaming consoles such as the Sega Mega Drive and the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Hosting the event is Front Door Events Ltd., in association with BEM Ireland Ltd., who are expecting an unforgettable occasion for visitors. Laura Hester, of BEM Ireland, expects GamerFest 17 to become an annual event for the city. “We are looking forward to putting on a really memorable show in Galway for our visitors. Those arriving at GamerFest, both young and old, can expect a huge array of gaming entertainment and a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere, with a seamless entry into the venue guaranteed.”

Tickets are on sale now at from only €15.00, with tickets also available at the event.


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