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Re: [netsquared-16] Grassroots Game Conference April 23rd-29th

From: Anthony F.
Sent on: Friday, April 13, 2012 6:05 PM
Sounds great! Would love to cover this if there were Android developers there...

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On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Nathan Solomon <[address removed]> wrote:

The Grassroots Game Conference is coming up in a couple of weeks, and with a broad range of events targeted toward facilitating our indigenous tech/creative economy, as well as non-profit activity  in the area of games, I thought these events might be of interest here. The sessions are low cost or free, and intended for an audience that is interested in game creation and usage, for a variety of purposes. -You don't need to be a game developer to attend any. High School kids may find these of interest, especially the events on the weekend of the 28th/29th. All sessions are located in Center City. Below are brief descriptions and links to registration pages, while more information on sessions, sponsors, etc. is on the website:

MONDAY April 23rd

Panel on Games as Art, with representatives of the NEA, Smithsonian and others at CIty Hall, with refreshments beforehand $10

Presentation on Spaces for Game Creation and Exhibition, by Sarah Brin of Glitch Lab in Los Angeles, followed by a Panel on Games as part of Artists' Creative Practice FREE

TUESDAY April 24th

Games and Gamification for Non-Profits: A full day of events specifically focused on how non-profits can use Games and Gamification to achieve their goals. We have some great presenters coming in from all over, including Gabe Zichermann, who's the leading guy in gamification. $20

Indie Game: The Movie at the Ritz. With the help of the national leadership of the International Game Developers Association, we persuaded the filmmakers to add Philly to their release tour as part of the conference $15 -Minus $3 if you use our discount code: GRASSROOTSIGTM

WEDNESDAY April 27th

We're dark Wednesday, but the IGDA will be holding a showcase event presenting the work of local developers:

FRIDAY April 27th

Unity Lunch Party: A bunch of local developers will be demonstrating Unity, the small team game developers' software of choice, on multiple workstations at WHYY. FREE

Collision of Music and Games: Dain Saint of Cipher Prime and Youngmoo Kim of Drexel, will be presenting their ideas on music as a part of gameplay. This should be a unique opportunity to hear two of the most significant and successful thinkers in this area, one from the commercial side, and one from the academic side FREE

SATURDAY April 28th and SUNDAY April 29th

We'll be ensconced at Leavitt Hall in the Gershman Y, at Broad and Pine for a number of development-focused events. We currently have three panels scheduled for each day, and will adding a couple of additional ones. Tickets are $20 each day. -The cheapest game conference you'll find, and with some excellent national-level presenters.

Saturday: $20

Sunday: $20

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