The Ocean Resorts Casino in Atlantic City hosted Gameacon 2018 for the first time, after a few years at another AC resort. Between October 19-21 Gameacon attracted to the Jersey Shore a mix of gaming enthusiasts, indie developers, vendors, interactive game providers and more! The convention floor was shared by four different attractions: The gaming “arena”, the VR games, the indie developers and the vendors.
On my Atlantic City trip yesterday, I also visited the Garden State Beer Company, which is on the White Horse Pike just off the Parkway exit 40. So it’s a convenient stop when you’re going in or out of AC. I was impressed by the size of the tasting room, which is huge, maybe one of the largest I’ve seen at a New Jersey microbrewery.
This weekend I decided to go further down South and explore more Jersey Shore breweries. On a trip to Atlantic City, I found the Hidden Sands Brewing Co which is indeed kind of hidden in Egg Harbor, but it’s right off exit 37 on the Parkway or a very small detour if you’re heading back on the AC Expressway. Hidden Sands has a nice tasting room, cozy and not too big, a friendly bar area with a TV to watch your favorite game.
Gameacon is a rather new convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey celebrating video gaming and fan culture with a special emphasis on independent game development. It will feature the newest gaming technology, video and tabletop games for professionals and fans. It opens October 19, 2018 with an industry-only day, and it’s open to the public on October 20 and 21, all at the Ocean Resort Casino. Don’t miss the VR experience, laser tag, cosplay and Fortnite tournament!
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