Sunday, 29 September 2013

North Wales Does National StreetPass Day, Saturday 28th September 2013

"North Wales does National StreetPass Day" was a roaring success! 
We were a bit nervous at first, but thanks to a couple of guys in Bangor's GAME, StreetPass UK and twitter, as well as those big A2 posters in GAME itself on the day, we managed to get a total of 20 attendees! 4 of which hadn't heard about it but happened to go shopping in GAME and saw the advert!

We held a Mario Kart tournament, the "Who's got the biggest plaza" competition, and a raffle. We tried Luigi's Mansion 2 time trials, but only one group submitted before download play cut us off!
We also offered a Pikmin plush to anyone who flashed their 3DS console at us!
As one of the choices of raffle prizes, we offered someone the chance to complete their set of Pikmin, so as well as the cute Pokémon plushes, this was a great hit! :)

We managed to get a good mix of friends, locals (including a couple of children) and students. We were even able to offer bilingualism thanks to Rhys! (Very important in this part of Wales!)

Conclusion for us: Varsity was really loud, as there was a big football match on at the same time which we weren't warned about. (Apologies, I'm not clued up on Football matches!) We are going to look at a different venue for next time, and are hoping to collaborate some things with the University's gaming society. Everyone seems excited for our next event too, and looks forward to more prizes, especially Pokémon!

The other thing I learnt was when a pen says "dry wipe", I may want to do a patch test before writing out the whole board, just in case it doesn't wipe off!! (Thankfully we fixed it with a good scrub haha!)

We loved the fact that everyone was able to chat to each other, though it was quite hard to get the publicity out there in Bangor itself.
I think once everyone turned up and saw what we had planned, they joined in with the enthusiasm too. One request from a few declines was to hold the next event on a Sunday though, so on we go with planning the next event!

The First Arrivals

StreetPass Hats!

Mario Kart Winner with coveted shell trophy

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