If you love video games and making new friends, then this is the group for you. Gaming in Public is devoted to both developers of video games and the wonderful people who play them, so come out and enjoy the events and social gatherings we have planned!

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Da Rules

--We're a laid-back group of players and developers who want to chill and have a good time, so in order to maintain a welcoming and hostility-free environment, here are some things that you shouldn't do in our group: hating on or joking about individual character traits or identities (race, gender, sex, orientation, neurotype, etc.), rape and other jokes that can trigger individuals with PTSD, and content with the intent of upsetting, offending or provoking other groups or individuals. These things are uncool and have no place in our group.

--Try not to be elitist or snobby; everyone has different tastes, and our group includes both casual players and seasoned tournament vets. Neither is more sophisticated or correct in their tastes than the other, so there's no need to act otherwise.

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Welcome Fellow Gamers!

Recent Meetups

  • 4 days ago · 7:00 AM

    Gaming in Public @ Otakon

    5 Gamers

    A few of our very own members will be showing off their games in Otakon's game room, and we might want to hang out during and after con hours, so let's plan ahead, and... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 7:00 PM

    (21+) Atlas Arcade

    7 Gamers

    Games, drinks, and friends. That's the Gaming in Public way!
  • July 17 · 6:30 PM

    The Ant, the Man, the Legend: Pregame

    2 Gamers

    We'll be eating and drinking before Ant-Man.
  • July 16 · 7:00 PM

    BETACADE 001

    10 Gamers

    We here at Gaming in Public have never shied away from opportunities to meet and play the awesome games made by talented local game developers, so come check out what... Learn more
  • July 11 · 12:00 PM

    PrEVO 2015

    4 Gamers

    With the EVO hype train in full effect, D.C. eSports, in collaboration with the DMV FGC, is proud to announce the Mid-Atlantic's premiere fighting game event geared... Learn more
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What's new

  • Joshua Jennings founded Gaming in Public DC

    on June 11

Founded Jun 11, 2011

Our Sponsors

  • Indies Need Booze

    Gaming in Public partner, run by Gaming in Public founder Jacob Clark.

  • The Unallied

    Studio of Callen Shaw, game developer and co-organizer of GIP.

  • Splash Screen

    Studio of Joshua Jennings, game developer and co-organizer of GiP.

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