The past few months have given us a lot to look forward to in terms of EGC events. Various artists, cosplayers, and musical performances have already been announced. There are still a few more guest announcements planned for the weeks ahead that you'll want to stay tuned for. Our community is really coming together even as we spend so much of our time apart. This weekend is filled with two of our most popular tournaments to compete in, so we're looking forward to spending time with so many of you.
Stay tuned for more news, updates, and announcements as we continue on the road to EGC. The Electronic Gaming Convention is planned to be held the weekend of February 26th-28th 2021 at the San Antonio Event Center located at the intersection of Loop 410 and Marbach. With regard for everyone's safety, social distancing practices will be followed and masks are required as per our local ordinances.
Family, friends, food... and games! We all have something to be thankful for; even when life is rough. It's with that spirit that communities come together in support of making lives a little brighter for those dealing with dark days.
Now there were many who participated in the Extra Life gaming events going on worldwide on November 7th to raise money to donate to local children's hospitals. Applause for those of you who contributed! Typically, we get to this week that entails shopping, food making, food eating, and more shopping. Of course, you can stick to your typical routine, but this year you also have the opportunity to get an extra chance at giving to those in need at the San Antonio children's hospital through an extra Extra Life event being held on Black Friday by our supporters at HakubiVerse.
So here's what you need to know:
If you happen to be reading this a little late, don't fret! There are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to do something nice for someone else. Do you love video games, conventions, and helping people? Why not volunteer? Our volunteer applications are open for the Electronic Gaming Convention being held February 26-28th, 2021. Check it out HERE!
Thanksgiving has been "the time to shop" for years already. New games are ready to fill those Christmas wish lists. However, with concerns about the spread of the virus increasing with the holidays, many of the best deals are exclusively online this year.
Maybe you are hyped up for Hyrule Warriors? Perhaps buying a Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 is more your speed? Are you going to Just Dance into 2021? Whatever your game choice is, the real value comes down to your coefficient of fun. The memories you make with your friends or the characters you journey alongside can last a lifetime.
Local stores also have a lot to offer. Do you need a game that doesn't keep everyone attached to a screen? Whether you want to immerse yourselves in a role-playing game like D&D or use your wits to claim victory in the array of card & board games, our friends at Dragon's Lair can find you the parts you need for your ultimate Thanksgiving gaming experience.
We hope everyone stays safe while shopping this holiday season. If the holidays haven't met your gaming needs, then the Electronic Gaming Convention here in San Antonio, TX will supply you with a variety of fun gaming experiences like tournaments, arcades, and panels; in addition to a wide variety of vendors to let you take home the fun. We're planning to make your convention experience as safe as a live event can get this coming February 26-28th, 2021.
San Antonio wants to give you the fun experiences you are craving to escape the boredom that comes from being mostly relegated to one's home. The seemingly outdated concept of the drive-in movies is getting it's second wind. It's not just movies either, many events such as raves, concerts, comedy shows and more have created live events to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Still others are holding open-air markets or limited access to enclosed event spaces. Now there are still regulations that require social distancing and masks, but it's nice to have a few options.
You may see us out promoting San Antonio's Electronic Gaming Convention at some of these events, like Godzilla's Birthday Bash weekend held this past Friday, Saturday, & Sunday presented by Lvl Up Art Gallery at Rolling Oaks Mall. We even bring out the game demos from Hebi Studios, including both Slime Time & Rage Ball, so you can get a bit of gaming in while you're learning more about what we'll have in store for you at our gamer focused event.
With only three months until EGC kicks off it's own live event, the anticipation is only growing stronger. We have had numerous successful online tournaments with 1st and 2nd place winners earning gift cards from our sponsors. Our next tournament is a few weeks away, December 5th 2020, featuring the "smash hits": Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Killer Instinct. Check out our social media for more details coming soon.
We are big fans of superheroes. They give us hope for a better world. With the chaos circulating fear into ou lives, we need the hope that only true heroes can bring. Right here, in our very own San Antonio community, there are heroes in our midst. EGC is proud to bring you a power couple that is empowering the youth, as well as the community at large.
Cosplay is a powerful artform that Paradox Cosplay has been harnessing for the powers of good for years now. Her passion for a positive community envelops the principles of peace, love, unity, and respect (otherwise known as PLUR). Claude Xavier Cosplay is following in his wife's footsteps on this journey of cosplay empowerment. He believes the true magic of cosplay is in the joy and excitement it can bring into a child's life.
This dynamic duo has teamed up with non-profit organizations focused around children with disabilities, low-income families, and other charities in order to spread hope in our community. Together we can share our appreciation for their contributions and support our community alongside their efforts.
EGC for the Win!
Let's face it; we want our convention scene back, but we also need to be safe in that space. The Electronic Gaming Convention in San Antonio wants to give you both what you want and what you need. In just 30 weeks, EGC will debut an array of enjoyable activities.
Whether you are hyped up about participating in one of the 6 major tournaments or preparing to showcase your character's style in the cosplay contest, we know you are putting in those long hours of effort in an attempt to claim victory. Your performance will be a delight to behold. Withstand the competition and you will be walking out with some major prize money to go with your big win!
If you want to feel like a winner without feeling the stress of competition, enjoy some casual gaming from RikRic Otaku Cafe's arcade systems. Want to engage in a little friendly rivalry? A quick match in the battle pit can get those endorphins going as you partake in foam sword combat. You also have the option to get in a bout of laser tag, thanks to Freedom Fun USA. Perhaps you want to battle without getting physical; why not try intellectual combat? Both Dragon's Lair and Heroes & Fantasies have teamed up to bring you a fantastic tabletop and RPG experience to build your imagination stage.
Although competitive gaming is the main event, feed your mind with some words of wisdom during informative panels. Indulge in the entertainment from our musical guests. Admire the dedication of the fans that trick out their cars being showcased. Let's not forget all the shopping: artists, vendors, and even the EGC merch team will be available to assist you with your purchases.
You may be hungry for the fun now, but you are likely going to get hungry while enjoying that fun as well. EGC is providing concessions inside with an area for dining. In addition, there will be a few food trucks just outside the venue. If you also consider the other dining/take-out places nearby, there is no shortage of food options from which you can choose.
Now that we've highlighted the pleasing distractions from the monotony of daily life, the time has come to talk about hygiene and cleanliness. EGC is following all recommended guidelines for spacing and sanitization. However, we need your cooperation in following the guidelines for attendees. Together we can create a safe environment where we can still have fun.
As anticipation for the first ever Electronic Gaming Convention builds during a risky environment, a safe and fun way to interact with EGC fans and staff is on social media. In the time leading up to the convention, there will be several opportunities to enjoy EGC even before it begins. So far we've seen a growing interest in the monthly tournaments being streamed at Twitch.tv/egcsa from both players and viewers alike. Free masks are being sent out to community members who are in need via a submission form going around on Facebook. Plus, cool swag giveaways are in the works, so be sure to keep tabs on EGC for your chance to score!
Tweet us @TheEGCSA with the #30weeks and which attraction you're looking forward to the most.
The Electronic Gaming Convention (EGC for short) represents the San Antonio Area newest fighting game tournaments. EGC is bringing together the best of the best from around the world in a dazzling exhibition of skill and fun, as players and fans gather to honor the competitive spirit in an open format and determine a champion.