Join thousands of other gamers in Tulsa for tons of gaming activities, tournaments, discussion panels, and much more at XPO Game Festival 2017!
It’s finally here! The weekend we’ve been hyping you for weeks now. Two major Tulsa conventions are here with OKgamers bringing you gaming at both. Let’s get to the details.
11 a.m. Friday, October 13 – 6 p.m. Sunday, October 15
Cox Business Center, 00 Civic Center, Tulsa
XPO Game Festival is bringing all things gaming to Tulsa this weekend. This event features PC and console free play and tournaments, laser tag, a retro arcade lounge presented by OKgamers, VR, tabletop, cosplay, live video game music and dozens of panels with game developers and industry experts. Don’t forget to sign up for the incredible eSports tournaments including League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Halo 5, Super Smash Bros. 4 and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. No Oklahoma gamer should miss it! Learn more.
If you’re a gamer you’ve probably heard the name Extra Life, and I’m not talking about a 1-up in Super Mario. Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network charity that makes it easy for gamers of all types to raise money for their local children’s hospitals.
With the motto, “Play Games. Heal Kids.” Extra Life allows gamers to set up their own fundraising page, select their local hospital, set a goal and then take it from there. The challenge is to play games for 24 hours while raising funds through the site.
In 2014, a small group of Oklahoma City Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League members got together for their own Extra Life fundraiser at Game HQ. Started by Anthony Caroselli, they played D&D and other tabletop games for 24 hours with a meager goal of $200 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. They ended up raising $643 that weekend and thought, “this could be bigger.”
The dog days of Summer are here. It is much too hot and miserable to be outside. Good thing we’ve got some gaming events in the cool A/C for you. Who knows, you may even win some prizes.
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, July 29
Covenant Tulsa, 8156 S Lewis Ave., Tulsa
Covenant Tulsa is kicking off the Star Wars: X-Wing 2017 Fall League with a twist. This event will follow all standard, 100-point X-Wing tournament rules with one exception: Your list must include both a pilot and an upgrade from the most recently released wave of Star Wars: X-Wing. Tournament format is Swiss and new players are welcome. Learn more.
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What exactly is Tokyo in Tulsa?
Oklahoma’s LARGEST 3 Day Anime, Cosplay, Gaming, Manga & Japanese Culture Event!
Tokyo In Tulsa is a Japanese and Pop Culture convention centered on Japanese Animation. We also showcase music through concerts and a Saturday Night Rave, creative art and writing, gaming (console, tabletop, ccg, and LARP), gaming tournaments, and fashion. Join us for a full weekend of nonstop fun.
Gaming and Panel schedules?
Find all that and more on our website as it develops:
Check the website out NOW – for upcoming content schedule!!
Gamers are recovering this week from another successful SoonerCon. The 26th year of this convention took place June 23 – 25 at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City.
SoonerCon is an annual grassroots pop culture convention that focuses on local artists, authors, sci-fi and fantasy fan groups, cosplay and gaming. Gaming at the convention is mostly tabletop focused with a few retro video game consoles presented by the Oklahoma Retro Gaming Society, Oculus virtual reality and PC gaming presented by Microsoft and Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator provided by Raphael “Bubba” Dean Wilson.
The convention also offers outdoor games such as Nerf wars, Muggle Quidditch, live-action role plays, stick horse jousting and Hungry Hungry Humans (a life-sized Hungry Hungry Hippos game). All sales of Nerf guns and ammo went to the charity NAMI Oklahoma to improve mental health services.
Join us at Microsoft Store at Penn Square Mall Saturday June 3rd to put your VR skills to the test in The Unspoken on the Oculus Rift. Manipulate the environment around you with the powerful arcane forces that flow through your fingertips, summon eldritch monstrosities with your bare hands, and rise up through the ranks of an urban magic fight club.
Compete against other attendees for the grand prize. Prize to be determined by number of attendees (spectators and participants), so be sure to invite your friends.
Must be 13+ to enter with a parent or legal guardian present. No purchase necessary to win. Space is limited. Register online. See store for details.
It was a short week for many, that means the weekend is already here. Worried you didn’t make plans? Good thing we’ve got some exciting gaming events for you to check out.
11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, June 3
Dice Addiction, 4622 E. 11th St., Tulsa
Do you think it’s possible to overdose on Smash? You can certainly try at Dice Addiction Tulsa’s new monthly melee: Smash Overdose. This first tournament will have singles and doubles with $50 pot bonus for each. Put your skills to the test. Learn more.
Muggles may not have been aware but magic duels happened Saturday, May 14 across the nation, including Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Don’t be alarmed! All spell casting was contained within the virtual world.
The Unspoken Virtual Reality Tournament brought 12 players to compete one vs. one using Oculus Rift and Touch at The Microsoft Store Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City. This store was one of 80 participating in the U.S. and Canada, including The Microsoft Store Woodland Hills in Tulsa.
“Microsoft partnered with Oculus and Asus to put on the tournament so we can offer the semi-grand prize of going to New York and the grand prize of upwards of $5,000 for a local winner,” said Dani Rippy, community development specialist for Microsoft Store Penn Square Mall. [Read more…]
REGISTER HERE: www.oculus.com/unspoken-tournament
Join us at your local Microsoft Store for the opportunity to compete in the first-ever Virtual Reality Esports program, brought to you by Oculus and powered by ASUS.
Compete against North America in The Unspoken – an Oculus Touch-enabled 1v1 fighting and action multiplayer game that pulls players into a hidden world of spellcasting and magician’s duels.
The program will begin with a LAN tournament at your local Microsoft Store on 5/13, with the winner of each Store returning on 5/20 for the Regional Round 2 tournament against other Microsoft Stores online. The winning player from eight regions will be flown to New York City to compete at the flagship Microsoft Store on 5th Ave for $5,000 in prizes and the unique opportunity to call themselves the Oculus Unspoken Champion.
Prizes for this Round 1 include a copy of The Unspoken game and $100 in Oculus Store credit. Prizes for Round 2 include $150 and a trip to NYC for the winner, and $100 for the Runner Up.
* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the United States and Canada excluding Quebec. Open to players 13+, some restrictions apply. Round 1 ends 5/13/17. For details, see www.oculus.com/unspoken-tournament or your local Microsoft Store