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Tips for Your First Gaming Convention

When it comes to gaming, it’s safe to say we’ve come a long way since the nerds vs jocks wars of the 80’s. What was once a niche hobby that supposedly warranted harassment is now a mainstream phenomenon that’s vying for consideration as a sport in and of itself. Nowadays, just about everyone has a little gamer in them. However, there is still a divide between those who would wear the gamer label and the average Joe, and as such, there’s still a place for gaming conventions. Gaming conventions are a great place for gaming enthusiasts to come together as a community to meet and nerd out over new tech and software. If you’re considering going to your first convention, here are the basics you need to know.

First and foremost, you’re going to want to dress for comfort. The first rule of going to any convention is that you’re going to spend a lot of time walking, so you need a sturdy, but comfortable, pair of shoes, like that available with Sperry Top Sider. You’re going to be on your feet a lot, after all, so protect those puppies. However, you may find yourself cosplaying, or dressing up as a favorite character from a favorite game. In this case, your hand may be tied as far as comfort is concerned.

Speaking of cosplay, this particular aspect of nerd and geek culture is worth a mention. If you’re going to your first con, you may want to try cosplay for yourself. Be aware, however, that it’s a lot of work to produce a costume you can be proud of, so be ready to put your soul into it in order to leave a lasting impression. Another important note to mention is that dressing up will guarantee you some looks, so if you’re a shy person by nature, be sure to choose a costume that covers your face.