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Gameacon stands for Game Arts Conference. It is a festival created to help artists in game creation to thrive by providing a space for them to showcase new work and give them to the ability to reach an audience who craves to see their work. There are other festivals, but they are corporate, in big cities, and far away where it is expensive to stay, eat and get around. This festival is grass roots so as to foster those independent, risk-takers who will be the new voices in game creation. It will allow fans to experience new games, interact and learn from their creators, to meet others who share their passion for gaming; and to celebrate the creativity and artistry that goes into development by awarding the most awesome game creators of 2016. Of course, no gaming festival would be complete without tournaments, hangout rooms, board games and awesome cosplay parties.

• Game Exhibitions
• Speakers
• Tournaments
• Free Play Areas
• Awards
• Entertainment
• Laser Tag

FRIDAY October 28

Set-up and Seminar Day

9:00am - 5:00pm Speaking Sessions
Exact times for each speaker TBD


• Kate Edwards - IGDA
• Mark Mandel - Google Cloud Platform
• Jon Jones - SmArtist
• Dave Voyles - Microsoft
• Nick Landry - Microsoft
• Sam Fisher - Audio Fusion LLC
• Andrew Parks - Quixotic Games
• Gina Zdanowicz - Serial Lab
• Alyssa Menes - Game Audio Designer
• Rellik Nissassa - Musician

5:00pm-7:00pm Check in and set-up

7:30pm Drinks & Mingling

**Tournaments all day**

SATURDAY October 29

Exhibition Floor Open to the Public
Crystal Award Judging all day

10:00am Exhibition Floor Open

11am-5pm Cosplay Panels

1:00pm Entertainment Schedule Begins

8:00pm Exhibition Floor Closes

6:30-8pm Cosplay Contest

8:30pm Gameacon Crystal Awards Ceremony

9:30-11pm Halloween Party

**Tournaments all day**

SUNDAY October 30

Exhibition Floor Open to the Public

10:00am Exhibition Floor Opens

11:00am Writing Panel with Sande Chen,

6:00pm Exhibition Floor Closes

**Tournaments all day**