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Have a Jurassic lark this October: RuneFest’s prehistoric theme sets the stage for the biggest RuneScape and Old School convention to date

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Friday 19th July 2019, Cambridge, UK – Jagex today revealed the theme for RuneFest 2019, the ninth annual fan convention for RuneScape and Old School RuneScape players. The two-day event will be bending time on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th October, with its themed expo area taking inspiration from the prehistoric past of Gielinor as seen in RuneScape’s new dinosaur-infested Land Out of Time summer update, as well as the petrified present of Fossil Island as featured in Old School RuneScape.

RuneScape RuneFest 2019 theme reveal:

Old School RuneFest 2019 theme reveal:

Taking place at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, just outside London, UK, RuneFest attracts thousands of attendees and 2019 is set to be the biggest to date. The celebrations begin on the evening of 4th October with The Golden Gnomes Awards Night – a red-carpet evening that recognises the very best of the RuneScape and Old School RuneScape community’s achievements and names its champions.

The next day, attendees can look forward to a whole host of activities to take part in, including:

  • Huge game-changing announcements on the main stage.
  • Talks and meetups with RuneScape ‘Jmod’ developers
  • Hands-on time with new, exclusive RuneScape and OSRS content
  • Community and developer-led panels,
  • A large and dedicated LAN area
  • An art area for meeting the creative teams, and more

Tickets and further information are available right now from the official RuneFest site at www.RuneFest.com=

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About Jagex

A leader in creating deep and engaging live games on PC and mobile, Jagex’s flagship MMORPG, RuneScape, has welcomed over 250 million player accounts to its world and is a $1bn lifetime revenue franchise. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds. Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped. Now we’re expanding and extending our portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for live games, to bring life to the living games of the future. Jagex employs over 320 people at its Cambridge headquarters. Jagex is part of Fukong Interactive Entertainment, a global games group publicly listed in China. Career information can be found at www.jagex.com

About RuneScape

Step into a medieval fantasy world that’s packed with epic adventures, fascinating characters and a passionate community that helps to mould the game itself. Unashamedly British in humour, RuneScape embraces an unconventional world where you’re free to play and explore the way you want to. An MMO unlike any other – become the hero you were born to be at www.runescape.com.

About Old School RuneScape

Launched on desktop in 2013, and now also on mobile devices, Old School RuneScape is the industry-leading collaboration between players and developers. Embracing its nostalgic heritage, hundreds of thousands of active players control the direction of the game with an in-game polling system. Featuring adventures for solo play through to 100-player strong raids, Old School RuneScape caters for every brave adventurer. Since 2016, Old School RuneScape has established itself as a competitive game with the seasonal free-for-all Deadman Tournaments, where winners receive huge cash prizes and membership. Play now at http://oldschool.runescape.com.

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