Gamers converge on Harold Washington Library for annual Gamers Universe event

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Saturday, June 22, 2024
Gamers take over Harold Washington Library for annual event
Gamers converged on the Harold Washington Library in Chicago Saturday for the third annual Gamers Universe event.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Hundreds of gamers from all walks of life converged on Harold Washington Library Saturday for the third annual Gamer's Universe.

The convention used up all 10 floors of the library.

Gamers enjoyed traditional video games together but there was so much more.

Local artists shared their creative work on one floor, there was a board game competition on another and even a Cosplay contest.

"It's so exciting. We see entire families come to this event. I think for me that inter-generational piece of kids being able to share their love of gaming with their parents, siblings coming together," said Taylor Bayless with the Chicago Public Library.

"You can make friends and you can also team up and also use different types of moves," said Tristian Frazier who attended the event.

Organizers said this was the first year all floors of the library were utilized.

Prizes included Nintendo products gaming headsets and even an Xbox mini fridge.