Welcome to 8 Bit Conference
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At the 8 Bit Conference team we don’t just love games we breathe games and more importantly we breathe RETRO Games. Unlike other events we are not just event organizers but we are Retro gamers, this gives us a unique and more important knowledgeable look upon the Retro Gaming Market from the Atari 2600 to the PlayStation 1 (yes we realize calling the PlayStation 1 retro makes us all feel old). We know What Retro Gamers want and we dare to give it to them…..
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(Excluding Booking Fee)
Standard + Panels
Get Ready for a Funfilled Retro Packed Weekend
This year we are proud to have some of the top collectors in both Ireland and the UK showing off their collections as well as other exhibitors with an amazing selection of Retro Goods. Whether you are looking for that rare NES game for your collection or you fancy yourself a Mega Drive to wind back the years or even a sonic pop, we have it all.
We have been contacted by some fantastic artists in the Retro scene and because of this we are delighted to be able to showcase a lot of their artistic works in Artist’s Valley. If you would like to showcase your art please contact us as we would love to showcase it for you. (This will be limited to availability so contact us early)
Gaming and Cosplay go hand in hand and what would a gaming conference be without a cosplay competition. We have people from all over participating in this fantastic event cosplaying icons such as Mario, Zelda, Cloud and more. The competition is open to all so don’t be afraid to get that needle and thread out.
We love our Rare Retro games and consoles and we will be putting on an auction during the event for people to display and auction off their rare commodities. If you have something that you would like to auction off please don’t hesitate to contact us and if you can’t attend we would be more than happy to auction your items for you.
What’s a Gaming Conference without a Gaming Competition? Well we will be running 6 tournaments each day consisting of Speedruns (Donkey Kong & Super Mario Brothers), Beat-em Ups (Super Street Fighter 2 and Super Smash Bros) and of course racing with Mario Kart 64. Gaming competitions are a spectator sport and thus we will be having several screens around the event constantly streaming the competitions with the final of each on a large projector screen in the main area of the event. The places are limited so don’t be afraid to book in early if you think you have the bottle.
Gaming is a passion and who else to speak about that passion than gamers themselves. We will be having panels consisting on collectors, gamers, developers and more. Ever wonder what the most collectable game for the Super Nintendo is and why? Ever wonder what goes into developing a game or what long term gamers of a specific franchise (we like to call experts) think of your favorite game? Well we have it covered, so don’t miss out on getting your panel tickets early.
Bar and Restaurant
Not only are we proud to be hosting our event in the historical location of Griffith College but we will also be providing access to the College’s Bar/Restaurant. If you need a rest from gazing at all the incredible items on show or want to have a discussion about a certain topic or your stomach is just craving a cheese and ham toastie take advantage of the college’s bar/restaurant on the ground floor. (Please note no food or beverages are allowed in the main event area).
We know that there are elements of an event that are important to people, such as ease of access, feeling secure and knowing there is knowledgeable staff to show you around. We have it all covered, with expert security on hand, a large staff and volunteer base easily recognizable by their attire and badges and parking available to all. We endeavor to make this event the safest most accessible and mainly enjoyable event you have ever been at. If you have any questions surrounding this don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Hosted by AsOne (co-Hosts of Games Expo Ireland)