Let’s face it, you’re not the only gamer girl out there in the world. In fact, an estimated 40% of all gamers are female! But why is it just so hard to link up with other female gamers?
Once I’d been connected to tons of girl gamers online, I realized how deprived I’ve been from not having other female friends that I could understand and relate to
If you’re anything like me it’s quite hard to find other girls to game with. Through internet we’re able to connect with many other girl gamers but sometimes it would be cool to hang out with someone in real life. Most of my gaming years were spent alone or with the guys. In the age of online gaming when I first got my Xbox 360, I then found out that I was NOT one of the only female gamers out there! This guide should help you connect with other gamer girls and give you tips if you don’t know exactly how or where to find other female gamers.
No actually, it is heaven! You have the freedom to link up with tons of others that share your fandom here. Anime, Sci-Fi and even Comics are also closely linked in Nerd Culture. Check online for lists of cons in your area and at least go to one major gaming event a year.
Make sure to stop by video game panels that you enjoy and start mingling with interesting people. Stop in the game room and try to partake in tournaments! Many Tabletop rooms also give the option to meet more gamers. Cosplayers make it super easy as well! If they’re working that Chun-Li costume, most likely she is an extreme fan. Just go ahead and talk to her about that game series, and maybe it will lead to a friendship. Also a tip of advice, weeks before the convention join discussion in Facebook groups and forums. Start interacting with future friends and maybe even plan a meetup. This is a guaranteed way to connect with the people you want to meet, just remember stranger danger and be safe from any creepers!
A videogame convention is just like heaven!
- PAX (Gamer’s Heaven)
- GeekGirlCon (Yes, it exists!)
- E3 (If you can afford it!)
- Comic Con & C2E2
- EVO (Fighting games GALORE!)
- SGC (72HR heterosexualni seznamovacГ aplikace Gamers Gone Wild Party)
The most obvious place to meet other girls would be at the Arcade. Sometimes you can get lucky and spot a pretty friendly gal playing some arcade games, but other times it’s a little harder. Go on busy game nights, especially when there’s a tournament going on. This guarantees only most serious gamers are going to be around so it’s a great moment to meet some cool gamers.
Internet Cafes and Gaming Lounges are the newer additions. These are HOTSPOTS waiting for you to meet other gamers! Enjoy yourself, settle in, order a hot mocha if you’d like and it should be easy to find other girls around. Strike up some friendly conversation, e that she’s playing. One of my favorite spots to hang out is Ignite Gaming Lounge in Chicago. Also don’t forget about NYPB (Not Your Parent’s Basement), Oak and Shield, Barcade and Barcrafts! These specialize in bringing gaming and bars together, so we’ll grab a beer to sip with our pacman. Busy nights may make it harder to be able to sit down and chit chat with your newly found gamer friend, so I recommend trying multiple days of the week and you should come across the right day for you.