8 upcoming Pokemon Go parties and events in Toronto
Pokemon Go has officially taken over Toronto, and these parties and events (warning: there will probably be seven more parties and events after this post is live) are a fun way to meet, trade, battle, train and physically run into strangers, laugh or grunt, and keep hunting.
Here's a round-up of upcoming Pokemon Go parties and events in Toronto.
Pokemon Go Lure Party (July 20)
A meeting for fans to gather and hang out and have fun finding the little buggers. It all goes down at St. Andrews Market and Playground, that tiny little park around Brant and Adelaide. Please also bring friends who don't play so they can film all of you looking for your next catch.
Toronto Gaymers Pokemon Go Village Walk (July 23)
Gay gamers unite at the Riddle Room! The group will leave around 6 p.m. to stroll the village, get some items via Pokestops, and "possibly some gym takeovers, depending what team you're on." The purpose of this meet up is to promote safe Pokemon hunting.
I Choose You! - A Pokemon Inspired Dance Party (August 2)
Sieze the moment, grab your Pokedex and dance the night away at Adelaide Hall. Prizes for best dressed and references to Pokemon Go!, themed drinks and decor, and playing, hunting and dancing are all encouraged. $5 gets you in.
Make it Pop: Pokemon Dance Party (August 6)
With music by DJ Panic Pop!, this Pika-approved Pokenight let's you boogie with fellow fans, compare collections, trade and battle with other trainers.
Pokemon Go Crawl (August 12)
An organized pub crawl, but trust me when I say, be as organized as they are and click "going" on the Facebook page to get all the updates as they come in. Locations, maps, ticket information, drink specials and a couple hundred mini Pokemon figures to everyone who shows up first.
Fan Fiction The Show: Pokemon (August 20)
What happens when Pikachu gets hired by the mob? Who wins in a final showdown between the Squirtle Squad and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Take a break from traditional meetups and trades and check out this comedy show featuring Pokecomedy from original fan-generated material by authors all over the world.
Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions (August 28)
This will be the video game concert must-see of 2016. Featuring a full orchestra performing all new arrangements and carefully timed visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games. Also a good opp to catch, battle and trade inside the Sony Centre!
GO Pokemon: A Nintendo FanExpo Dance Party (September 3)
There are door prizes for best cosplayers, 90s jams and "enough video game music to make Miyamoto-san jealous," according to organizers of the FanExpo after party at Sneaky Dee's. Tickets are available in advance for this one and doors at are 10 p.m.
Photo by Natta Summerky
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