Free MMO Runescape Gets Its Own Convention – Runefest 2010

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On August 28th, Runescape fans will be getting a convention to call their own – assuming they’re at least 16 years old and can get to London. The event, which will run for a single day, is a celebration of the game and culture surrounding it, with highlights including an awards show celebrating the best community videos and opportunities to meet the designers. Tickets will be going on sale May 1st for £75, with a chance to grab them early if you pre-register now.

The show will feature rooms themed with elements from the Runescape MMO, as well as Q&A sessions, competitions, and a dedicated game room. The Jagex Game Studio’s development team will be on site participating in these events, and they seem as excited for the event as their dedicated fanbase. “I’ve always wanted to go to an event like this,” says Andrew Gower, Lead Developer and co-founder of the studio, via press release.

Runescape itself is one of the most successful MMORPGs on the market, with approximately 10 million active accounts. It is a free browser-based game, set in a fantasy world called Gielinor, where players traverse kingdoms, cities, and dungeons in search of quests and treasure.

Community reception to the event is overwhelmingly positive – it’s clear from the Runescape forums that fans want an event like this. However, the 16+ age limit, time and location of the event is a roadblock for many. With a majority of the player base located in other countries, it’ll be interesting to see how successful Runefest ends up being.

Runefest 2010 will run from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm on August 28th, at a currently undisclosed venue in central London. Those attending must be at least 16 years of age and 18 if they want to drink.

Tickets will go on sale at: http://www.runefest.com/

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Written by Joe D

Inspired by a love for obscure Sega Saturn games in the 90s, Joe is pretty much open to anything gaming has to offer. What he looks for in a game: creativity and strong design, or sometimes just an overwhelming sense of style.

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  1. will there be anymore ?

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