Written by Pat Kerley
Conventions are a time of celebration, events where we come together to embrace the media we love, whether it be comic books, anime or gaming etc. They are places where you can meet people who share your interest and bond over it.
European Games Week was a take place on the 21st and 22nd of September. The new event was to feature many great attractions like the incredibly talented voice actor Reuben Langdon (Dante from the Devil May Cry series), a large Fortnite championship and a cosplay event.
But on Friday the 13th of September it was announced that the EGW (European Gaming Week) was cancelled.
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While it is kind of ironic the news dropped on Friday the 13th of all days, it is an unfortunate sight to see yet another gaming event being cancelled and it might leave a sour taste in people’s mouths about other conventions. But let’s have a look and see why the EGW had to shut down.
The reason behind the cancellation from EGW seems to relate to two sponsors pulling out last minute along with not being able to cover the cost of event insurance. Refunds for tickets are said to be issued. EGW previously had a similar issue happen before when it was originally supposed to take place in July though was pushed back to September.
With how late this announcement unfortunately much anger is now being directed towards EGW by people who have booked accommodation and those who paid for flights to attend the convention. But we at the Republic of Players have a solution for you!
We have teamed up with the Guild of Nerds and Mini Arcade Systems to bring you a one-day FREE event called Dublin Gaming mini-con. It will take place on the 22nd September in Wynns Hotel Dublin. It will be a bit of craic with a multitude of events being held. If you’re bummed about EGW not being on why not come down and hopefully make some great memories.