9 reasons to stay up at Insomnia Gaming Festival

Birmingham

Three days solid of game shows, panel talks, cosplay contests and more.

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Upcoming releases and announcements

Be the first to find out about the latest games in development or much anticipated release dates for your favourite gaming series. Announcements are likely to be unveiled throughout the weekend so keep an eye on socials and the main stage.

E-Sports – it is a real sport!

Watch teams compete in head-to-head challenges in your favourite games from Mario Kart to League of Legends. Show your support for your favourite teams by cheering them on throughout the tournament and see them raise their trophy high.  

Meet the voice behind the pixels

Got a fav character whose voice you cannot get out of your head? Get and autograph or a picture with Neil Newbon and Devora Wilde (Astarion and Lae’zel, Baldur's Gate 3) or Doug Cockle (Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher Series) plus many more special guests and creators.

Game shows on stage

Get yourself on stage and take part in one of several game shows running across the weekend. From video game related quizzes, to head-to-head challenges, there’ll be a blast with an opportunity to show off your unique indie game knowledge.

The latest gaming gadgets and tech

It’s not all about the games themselves; find out all about the latest tech upgrades from brand new consoles and accessories to PC parts and extensions. You might even be able to pick up a deal at the show and bring home a brand-new piece of kit to enhance your gaming experience.

Repping your favs with games merch

Pick up some official merch from developers, studios, and games of all kinds, ranging from clothing and accessories, figures, gaming essentials, and more. Also, rep the festival itself with their official merch lines featuring festival highlights.  

By the fans, for the fans

Check out the huge range of fan art and merch available from artists and makers who are just as big a fan as you. Support small businesses and creators with a browse through the marketplace for gaming apparel, tech accessories and original artworks.

Costumes and cosplaying

Video game outfits are detailed and adventurous, so you know the Cosplay Competition is going to be top class, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting involved. Grab a Sims headband, or a Genshin primogem suit and rock it! Watch the competition and cheer for your favourites or meet a cosplay creator and get some tips and tricks of the trade.

Touch some grass – literally!

Get out of the house and keep the grind going at the same time; the perfect compromise for your buddies hounding you to ‘touch grass.’ If you’re wanting to take their advice literally, there is a serene lake and grassy fields to grab a bit of fresh air.

How to get there

    

The NEC is next to Birmingham International train station, a hub for the midlands. Trains from Manchester, Edinburgh, London, and Reading pass through this station.

Where to eat

    

Resorts World is home to several high street restaurants including Nando's, Five Guys, Las Iguanas, and Miller and Carter Steakhouse, as well as a cinema and bowling alley.

Accessibility

    

This event is fully accessible.

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