Closures to the surrounding tube network didn’t put anyone off as some 80+ gaming guys and gals met up at Rileys Sports bar in Victoria.
Podcast host Daren Baldock (Uncle_Fista) opened the proceedings, thanking and welcoming everyone for making the effort to support the event as we watched the GamesAid video from last years donations
Next it was time for people to get ready for the very sexy quiz which was beamed onto all the screens about the venue. 20 tough questions including a number of questions from very special video appearances from Midlife Gamers who couldn’t make it this year (only made for those at the party!).
While the papers were being marked by our expert panel, raffle tickets went on sale around the room, giving people a chance to win some of the incredible swag donated by some wonderfully generous developers, publishers, retailers and special friends of Midlife Gamer.
Then we had the always amazing charity auction featuring the special acrylic on canvas piece from artist EpicToneDogg (currently exhibiting at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles). Many congratulations and huge thanks to TrevDxB for winning this and as we understand, it now resides in Dubai!
A number of raffle prizes made their way back to be auctioned off as people couldn’t get them home, so thanks to Kainelor and Antony for making wonderful donations and winning these.
Matt & Daren also auctioned a unique experience of a ‘Home Invasion’ where they will travel to the winners house and record a very special podcast in the near future – Well done and massive thanks to Tai and Princ3 for winning this….we’re pretty sure Matt & Daren are house trained!
The evening came to a close with an appearance from that renowned World of Tanks aficionado, General Fista, who had produced a very special (and memorable) recruitment film for MantisMatt! Earlier on in the evening the Midlife Gamer World Of Tanks clan, fronted by Rohan (Princ3) made a very special presentation to Uncle Fista of a replica George Cross for his services to the community, which he was very humbled by.
Every penny collected on the night, from the quiz entry fees, raffle tickets and auctions has been donated to the Just Giving page for GamesAid (www.justgiving.com/mlgxmmxiv ) with an astounding £1,950 being raised by the utterly selfless Midlife Gamer community and friends.
We could not have done with without you and on behalf of everyone here at Midlife Gamer and GamesAid, we thank you for your support.
You have helped to make an incredible difference. Be very proud of what you have accomplished.