I’m one of those people that loves Christmas. Sitting in your home with little fairy lights and candles, a warm mug of hot chocolate milk with a snugly onesie on while it’s cold outside. Buying the most awesome presents for friends and family and see the smiles on their faces when it’s boxing day. And of course, don’t forget all the good food and tasty Christmas treats. And it doesn’t stop there, nope, even my favourite games are bringing Christmas spirit into my world.
Next weekend is the annual winter edition of Comic Con in the Netherlands. Now, whether it is your first time attending or not, we have made a must-do list of activities you can not miss out on as a gamer. Walking around aimlessly, gawking at other visitors, trying to figure out what to do next? No sir, not if we can help it. Read the list so you too can hit the ground running!
Are you ready for Gamescom?!
It is August and it is that time of the year again. The time that our gamerhearts have been waiting for. What are we talking about? Well about Gamescom obviously! For those of you that have never heared about this event here is a small introduction. Gamescom is a huge 4 days (5 days if you include the day just for the press) gaming convention in Köln (Cologne) Germany. While visiting this event you can play all sorts of upcoming games and expansions, watch presentations, watch the pro’s play, just wander the halls and look at some amazing cosplay or hunt for some exclusive goodies! How exciting is that? Are you going to attend or thinking of attending Gamescom? Let us know in a comment below. Maybe we will see you there? But first make sure to check out our very, very important packing list. You better be prepared!
Come and join the fun with this Nintendo Giveaway!
Starting today you can try your luck at winning our first ever goodie bag! Girl Gamer Galaxy joined forces with Nintendo to set up an awesome Nintendo Giveaway for you guys.
What can you win?
Make sure to participate if you want to win! All you have to do is to click here.
Last year Girl Gamer Galaxy visited Tomofair and told you all about our little shopping haul. This year we visited Tomofair Amsterdam. Tomofair is a Japanese themed indoor market with anime, games, cosplay, manga and more. We always love to share our experiences with you and because a picture is worth a thousand words here’s a short photo-impression of our visit.
Asking the real questions
During Dutch Xmas Con we had the chance to speak with Sibel Kekilli. Mostly known for her role in the populair HBO series Game of Thrones (GoT) where she played as Shae, Tyrion Lannisters mistress. Of course a quick google search will tell you everything you want to know about Sibel. Yes, she lives in Germany. And yes, she had an acting career before she played on Game of Thrones. We are pretty sure Sibel is bored with answering the same questions over and over again. So we decided to make this interview a bit more Girl Gamer Galaxy proof. We hope you enjoy reading Sibel’s answers to the questions we prepared for her.
On the 17th of December Girl Gamer Galaxy visited Dutch Xmas Con, a popculture event with a ’taste’ of Christmas. During this event we encountered many great cosplayers, visited a whole lot of stands (with some awesome merchandise) and talked to a lot of interesting people. And now we want to share our experience with you (our dear fellow geeks) so here’s a short (photo)impression of our day.
DreamHack Winter 2016 was absolutely fabulous! It was my first international Lan party and I was blown away. Sitting in the bus and travelling 14 hours from the Netherlands to Sweden really paid off. When we finally arrived at Jönköping, at the convention center Elmia, I eagerly looked for my Lan spot with the rest of the gang. If you haven’t slept for a long time you would be happy to have found it too. I was only thinking about gaming, networking, having fun, spending money and watching e-sports.
To be honest, when we got invited to go to BlizzCon 2016 it was like a dream come true: ‘Sakuraflor at BlizzCon!’ It was definitely an event which was on all of our bucketlists. So getting a chance to go there was really insane. We didn’t even really know what to expect. It’s an International con and on top of that, it’s one of the biggest ones in the United States. So we went there with zero expectations.
The (not so Dutch) Halloween tradition
It is widely believed that most Halloween traditions originate from Britain and Ireland. But when we think about Halloween most of us probably think of it as an American festivity. With customs like: trick-or-treating, going to a costume party, eating candy corn, carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, visiting haunted attractions, apple bobbing, etcetera. In the Netherlands Halloween isn’t a recognised national holiday. But it is becoming more and more populair. Personally I love Halloween! Especially the creepy, spooky and gory elements to it. So I welcome every Dutch Halloween event with open arms. Of course, like everybody else, my time (and money) is limited. So which Dutch Halloween events do we think are worth your time? Here’s a small overview.