On Saturday 24th September the Midlife Gamer Eurogamer Expo after party kicked off and was even grander than we could have ever imagined.
Held at O’Neil’s Pub and Grill in Earls Court, our wonderful community and guests gathered to celebrate our common passion of gaming, and this passion bubbled over to charitable giving and we raised a stunning £2000 for GamesAid, eclipsing the target of £250.
It was utterly mind blowing to see such community spirit and heart raise that sum of money for such a deserving cause. It was truly emotional, bringing more than a few tears our eyes. Moreover it was fun.
Indeed the event was a very special. It has never been clearer how incredible this community is, and thanks to the hard work of Daren, Matt, Neale (Baron Von Pleb), Kyle (DiscoBeaver) and the absolutely sublime efforts of Adam (Adamski) it was an utter success.
The Midlife Gamer raffle and auction saw prize contributions from the wonderful community members as well as a whole host of massively generous PR companies, developers and publishers. Tony Hodgkinson (www.redbubble.com/people/anticus50) painted three beautiful portraits of Gears of War’s Marcus Fenix, God of War’s Kratos and Red Dead Redemption’s John Marston, with the Marcus Fenix portrait bringing in over £200 alone. Games, figurines and other collectable merchandise adorned the prize table and encouraged everyone to give what they could to this great charity and proved the overwhelming heart and generosity of the videogame community.
None of this could have been possible without the support from the following people and companies:
Focus Home Interactive
Geek On A Leash
Rising Star Games
Insert Coin Clothing
The Most Popular Girls on the Internet
Guy Cocker from Gamespot UK
Neale is now busy gathering all the photos and footage together but to whet your appetite we have some great photos below and a short video documenting the creation of the Midlife Gamer DS case that was in the raffle.