The Polaris Convention in Hamburg made its debut at the end of October and made an excellent start with a varied program and many happy visitors. The organizers have now summarized the highlights of the premiere in an entertaining after movie.
The video can be found here: https://youtu.be/8JKuFJCfyjs
In the After Movie, the five theme worlds of the fair are presented again and the many different activities that each individual world had to offer are shown. You can see the retro area, the cosplay contest, the PALUX cooking days and lots of happy guests. There are also more figures for the playable trade fair app. This was downloaded more than seven thousand times during the event.
The Polaris Convention, which had been jointly designed and carried out by Super Crowd, Hamburg Messe und Congress and RCADIA, was also well received by the exhibitors.
The largest stand at the fair this year was Nintendo, which showed numerous games. “We were very happy to see our fans again at Polaris 2022 in Hamburg. With its first edition, the Convention has created an open and colorful platform for exchange within the community. We are looking forward to the upcoming editions of Polaris,” says Samiha Eid, Event Manager at Nintendo Europe.
Area sponsor of Neo Taki, the Asian and anime area of Polaris, was the company Crunchyroll, which is internationally known as a manga publisher and anime streaming provider. “We know that anime fans like to immerse ourselves in the worlds of their favorite series, so we were happy to have been at Polaris this year to present their favorite series to anime fans in northern Germany and those they can still discover,” said Mary Franklin, Head of Events at Crunchyroll.
Traditional brands, such as the Japanese camera manufacturer Canon, were also represented with numerous activities. “We look back on three inspiring days and were pleased to bring our product portfolio and brand closer to the diverse communities of cosplay, gaming, streaming and art. Whether through photos or high-quality prints – many creative Canon Moments have been created. With Polaris, communities can look forward to many more great conventions in the coming years, says Tobias Kuhnig, contact for New Channels/Gaming in Channel Marketing at Canon Germany.
After the great success of the first event, the date for 2023 has already been set. From 13th to 15th October 2023, fans can celebrate the second edition of the Polaris Convention in the Hamburg exhibition halls.
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About the Polaris Convention:
The Polaris Convention is a community event that makes the topics of games, creators, eSports, Japanese pop culture, but also cosplay and artists accessible to a wide audience. As organizers, Hamburg Messe and Congress are working with Super Crowd to create a series of eSports tournaments tournaments, a mobile game suitable for the convention and a program on the streaming website Twitch in addition to the three-day community convention.