Well… we made a thing!
We’ve been excitedly waiting for so long to announce OLL ’22, and now that the day has come, we couldn’t be more proud! This marks the start of a new direction for OLL, and is the natural evolution of our cafe events business.
Don’t worry though, the OLL gaming cafe will still be running as usual! Or at least, as soon as we’re allowed to get back to normal!!
We’ll be posting regular updates here and across our socials to keep everyone up to date with announcements related to the convention. While we’ve announced some things already, there’s still a lot more to be revealed, much of which is under embargo or not quite confirmed until other businesses emerge from lockdowns etc, but there’s some VERY excting things to come!
I’ll keep this first blog brief, as quite honestly I’m sick of sitting at my desk, but today I want to send a MASSIVE THANK YOU to the partners and guests we’ve announced so far, as well as the admin team at the Norfolk Showground and all the various behind-the-scenes people and logistics teams who have helped us get to this point – it’s no small feat!
Of course, as well as the core OLL team of Ash, Jack and Bill, my biggest thanks must go to YOU, the OLL community! By visting our cafe over the years, attending events and watching our video content and keeping engaged throughout the lockdowns, you’re the ones who have made this all happen!
Naturally there’ll be questions about COVID contingencies and that sort of thing. You can only imagine the paperwork we’ve had to do so far! Rest assured, we have backup plans if needed, and we’ll make sure everyone is kept informed as we go through the year.
Outside of our forward-facing brand you see on our social media, we also have a Discord server, where the community can keep in touch across loads of themed channels. We generally post less informal stuff on there, but it’s a great place to keep in touch with your local gaming friends, as well as get the occasional OLL super-secret news scoop or help us decide on new things for our business.
Come hang out with us on Discord at https://discord.gg/x5hnMRg
OLL ’22 is a huge deal for us, and we hope that this event gives everyone something fantastic to look forward to in 9 months’ time. Now, if everyone could just go and buy an OLL ’22 ticket, that’d be lovely!
Jon & the OLL team