This May in London is packed with cool game events, and here is another one: http://bit-of-alright.com/, an Indie Game Design conference plus live games (if I interpreted their self-description correctly ...).
Here's what they say:
"Bit of Alright is not like other game design conferences, because the programme isn’t just talks. There are usually multiple things going on at once, in different rooms. The presenters are invited to do whatever they want, and that doesn’t have to be a talk if that’s not your kind of thing.
Speakers for BoA this time include Mike Bithell, Holly Gramazio (Hide&Seek), George Buckenham (Die Gute Fabrik), Cara Ellison (Littleloud/RPS), Ben Milsom (Mind Candy), Mitu Khandaker (The Tiniest Shark), Stephen Morris (Greenfly Studios), and Jonathan Whiting, among more to be announced. Subjects will range from game and level design through to Twine games and building custom hardware.
Of course, there’ll be loads of live games to play as well, and some unconventional design workshops."
Please buy tickets on Eventbrite if you want to attend, they are around £33.
In the same weekend, on the same ship there’s also the Apocalypse Gameshow shortly after Bit of Alright, and the night after the Wild Rumpus Party (that we announced here on meetup earlier).