This week is the start of a succession of four games and geek culture events, stacked back-to-back across two countries. I’ll be attending Nine Worlds Geekfest in Heathrow, London; GDC Europe and Gamescom in Köln, Deutschland; and Loncon 3, the 72nd Worldcon in Docklands, London.
I’ll primarily be an audience member at GDC and Gamescom, attending on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. With that having been said, I’m keen to talk to interested parties about Mimic, the game I’m currently working on – and to generally meet up with people in the European game development scene!
I’m a returning panelist at Nine Worlds, speaking on the video games culture track there. I’m involved in a number of items at Loncon 3 – primarily on the games track, but also around the convention’s exciting attempt to create Azad – the game which gave its name to an empire, in Iain M. Banks’ The Player of Games.
My schedule for those is as follows:
- Friday, the 8th of August
- 12:45-13:45 Failing Faster [VG culture]
- 17:00-18:00 The Geek Night In Live Recording [podcasting]
- 20:45-21:45 Sex in Games [VG culture]
- Saturday, the 16th of August
- 13:30-15:00 Making Azad [Iain Banks, games]
- 16:30-18:00 From Indie to AAA [games]
- Sunday, the 17th of August
- 13:30-15:00 Loncon 3 Presents… Azad! [Iain Banks, games]
- 18:00-19:00 LGBTQ Gaming: Industry and Design [games]
- 19:00-20:00 Industry-friendly Games Development [games]
- Monday, the 18th of August
- 11:00-12:00 The Politics of The Culture [Iain Banks]