On September 4th-6th (2009), Denmark hosted the N-Club 6 Live Convention in Aalborg. The convention, which hosted tournaments and various other sorts of competitions and activities, drew in Nintendo Wii Danish fans from all across the country. One of those fans, Missie, is a member of Gunslinger Gaming, and she was kind enough to share her photos and thoughts on the event.
N-club Live 6
As some might know, I have been to a convention, a Nintendo Marathon, and I would like to share my experience with you.
First of all, what is N-club live 6? N-club is an unofficial Danish Nintendo Forum here we talk and discuss about Nintendo and games and stuff. You are even able to sell or trade some of your Nintendo things you do not need. N-Club live is an annual convention where all members are invited to come and play Nintendo together with many competitions of all kind of games and consoles.
I was standing at the train station, waiting anxiously for the train where some of us would go to the convention
together. Some already was there from Copenhagen. I was very nervous since most people knew each other from the forum or previous N-Club live events. For me not being very active on the Forum, I was very worried about not really fitting in. Getting on the train, I did not say much just: just smiling nicely and pretending not to be nervous. A person who also joined the train ride at the same station as me took out his Nintendo DS and said, “Who has a good multi-game?”
I replied, “I have Mario Kart,” which I had just bought a few days earlier. The ice was then broken.
“You host,” he said, and so we played Mario Kart most of the way. At the next bigger city more joined us, and we had enough of Mario Kart. At least, I had enough since I have not played it before and came in last all the time. After that, we played Tetris the rest of the way, which I also really enjoyed, even though I lost every time. Finally, we came to the final station and I felt good because I had already made friends so I would not feel awkward when I would get to the convention.
We were welcomed and shown around when we arrived at the convention. It was at a rented school. When we came into one of its rooms where they had all the televisions and Wiis set up, I was like, “Wow! I can’t believe I am actually here.”
We found our place to sleep if we should sleep and put our things there. I had my bag with me, which contained My
Wii-mote, nunchuck, and my DS with Mario Kart in it. I was ready to look around at all the game stations and stuff.
It was set up in 2 rooms: one big room for the Wii and for the big screen for the final event in the different competitions. The second room was called “Retro Room” where they had all the retro consoles from Nintendo, which I personally think it was awesome because I have never really played any other Nintendo consoles so it was like a culture shock for me to see all these consoles in real life…‘
Missie went on to compete in a Mario Kart Wii competition comprised of 32 players. Unleashing her racing skills accumulated by her practice with friends, she finished in 4th place.
All photos posted in this blog entry has been provided by Missie.
There were many competitions that took place beyond that of Mario Kart Wii. You can view some additional footage, which is of the finale for the FIFA event.