I was asked a lot about how Gamescom 2019 in Cologne was. And to be honest, no words I say on the spot can describe the feeling I felt as an attendee.
That’s why I wrote a blog post. And did a video.
It’s not so much the plethora of games which people would queue up for (probably even longer than the line to get an imaginary Huawei phone) or the hordes of people that gleefully bounce from hall to hall just looking at games and merchandise to buy.
It’s the idea that you can go in and do whatever the hell you wanted, without being judged for it.
It has come to a certain bias that the “Geek” or “Nerd” culture is a little un-cool in society. It’s much cooler to play sports, watch Netflix, and work for a high paying job. Going ape-shit crazy over anime, comics, and games, or ACG (look we even have an abbreviation!) doesn’t exactly make you that cool dude in the block everyone wants to hang out with.
But being in a convention like Gamescom lets you feel like you’re with like-minded people, even if you never actually had a real conversation with them. The awe and shiny-eyes over merchandise, upcoming games, and stage performances entertain and inspire. And you know the guy next to you is probably geeking out as much as you, if not more.
So if you love ACG, or just would love to be with like-minded people who love them, let me tell you that I’ve never felt more at home at Gamescom 2019.