Listen up cash-strapped students, Insomnia 57 is offering you all a 10% student discount on all day tickets. Claim this offer here before tickets are sold out. The 4 day event takes place March 25-28 in it’s new location NEC, Birmingham.
The most anticipated gaming event in the UK, i57 offers gaming enthusiasts the chance to come together for 4 days of gaming fun. Multiplay, the company behind Insomnia, hosts the expo three times a year. The events are a combination of attractions to suit all your gaming needs:
Exhibitions – try your hand at the latest games and consoles from big names in the thriving Exhibition Hall. Enter in tournaments against other enthusiasts, browse the merchandise stalls from the big retailers and watch live shows on the Expo Stage featuring special guests and exhibitors.
Evening Activities: Yet to be announced
BYOC LAN Halls: BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) is a huge hall dedicated to LAN enthuastists to plug in and play with new and old friends using their own computers or consoles. For 96 hours players can enjoy multiplayer gaming like the good old days before online play became the norm. Over night accommodation is available by pitching up your own tent for dedicated gamers.
E-Sports Tournaments: No gaming exhibition would be complete with a bit of friendly gaming competition. Watch and support your favourite teams from a multitude of multiplayer games as they compete for some serious cash prizes.
Minecraft Zone: You guessed it, the Minecraft Zone is dedicated to all things Minecraft. Compete in competitions across various game types, browse the retail section and catch up with the biggest Minecraft stars and special guests.
Special Guests and Panel Talks: Get the latest low down from the people who rock the gaming community. A plethora of special guests have already been confirmed with more yet to be announced.
Indie Zone: Take a step away from the mainstream cohort and delve into games that have been made by small teams of passionate indie developers. Hidden gems can always be found here, plus have the chance to meet the developers and get some hints and tips about how to break into the games industry.
Plus much more including Cosplay, Retro Zone, TableTop Zone, Retail and Food and Drink Zone to keep your HP and Mana levels topped up.
The 10% student discount only applies to day tickets however, which will give you access to everything but: evening activities, indoor camping, BYOC tournament entry and a seat in the LAN gaming areas.
Are you going to be attending this months i57? What or who are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.