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Insomnia Gaming Festival (9-11 Dec 2016) + ticket giveaway (UK only)

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I have very recently discovered Insomnia Gaming Festival that takes place three times a year in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The third and last one for 2016 is coming up on 9th-11th December and I’ve got some tickets to give away for my UK readers! But first, let me introduce the gaming festival a bit more.

What is it about?

Insomnia Gaming Festival has been celebrating the gaming industry for over 14 years, starting back in 1999 in the UK. It started as a simple LAN party between friends but over the years has grown massivelly in scale.

Insomnia Gaming Festival

ยฉ mpuk at Flickr

Taking place in The National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, Insomnia combines LAN, large-scale eSports tournaments, special guests from gaming related industries, interactive content, live gameplay demos, virtual reality and other tech, cosplay competition and at last but not at least some sweet merchandise.

What’s on this December?

As with every Insomnia festival, Insomnia 59 is jam packed with entertainment. You can find the following:

  • special guests from Youtube and Twitch (LD Shadow Lady, The Gaming Beaver, MarzBar, Razzbowski, 8-bit Gaming, OMGitsfirefoxx, ThePrentiOfficial, Yammy, Gizzy Gazza, MiniMuka, Sam Gladiator and many others)
  • Virtual Reality & Tech Zone – try Oculus Rift, Playstation VR, HTC Vive or Hololens
  • Drone racing
  • Tabletop gaming
  • Cosplay masquerade and competition
  • Q & A, live gameplay demos
  • Gaming tournaments – Overwatch, Rocket League, Battlefield 1, League of Legends, Call of Duty amond others
  • LAN – both console and PC (bring your own)
  • Indie & retro gaming
  • Minecraft gaming
  • Cool merchandise

and more!

Insomnia Gaming Festival

ยฉ mpuk at Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpuk)

You can find more information about the festival at Insomnia website, Twitter or Facebook.

15% off day and weekend tickets

If you don’t wish to wait to see if you’ve won the giveaway, you can get your tickets right away with 15% discount, using the code 15Insomnia at checkout at Ticket Factory.

The Giveaway

Want to try your luck and win two weeekend tickets to Insomnia Gaming Festival? Simply enter using the widget below! This giveaway is open to UK residents only.

This giveway has been kindly sponsored by The Ticket Factory.

Win tickets to Insomnia Gaming Festival!

Have you ever been to the Insomnia Gaming festival in the past? If so, I’d love to hear about your experience!

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  1. Geeky Gamer Avatar
    November 18, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Dana, thanks for laying this out so simply ! I now know i’m on a mission at I59 to hit as much as possible. Minecraft all the way ! Thanks !

    • Dana
      November 27, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      You’re welcome! Have fun at i59! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Terri-Louise Dudey
    November 18, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    This would be brilliant tried to get tickets few months back my daughter loves gaming hoping to visit this year xx

    • Dana
      November 27, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      Wishing you the best luck Terri-Louise! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Geeky Gamer Avatar
    November 20, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Hey Dana, thank for the insight- this is going to be my first one I’m attending ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Dana
      November 27, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      You’re welcome, Mel! I hope you have a great time!

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    Heather way
    February 14, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I bet that festival was a lot of fun!


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