• VUZE VR 360 Camera Hands on Demo

    Bloomfield College Center for Technology + Creativity

    Join us for a hands on demo of the Vuze VR 360 camera and Vuze VR Studio. If you have been looking for a good reason to move into 3D 360 VR storytelling, all of our members attending our November Meetup will be given a Great incentive to invest in your very own VUZE Camera. This is a don’t miss opportunity, really. Vuze camera is the world’s first high quality, high resolution 3D 360 virtual reality camera, The supplied Humaneyes VR Studio software is a purpose built rendering engine that delivers incredible stereoscopic 3D videos and still pictures at the push of a button. Now, everyone without a Hollywood budget or technical expertise can create unforgettable experiences to relive and share from every angle, over and over. We will be presenting a bonus for everyone that attends. Each attendee will receive a “free” pair of our HumanEyes VR Mini-Glasses, $19.95 retail value. And, for those that attend, they will be eligible for some significant attendee only promotions.

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  • Gameacon - Game Arts Conference

    Tropicana Casino & Resort

    http://gameacon.com (http://gameacon.com) 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 2017. Of course, no gaming festival would be complete without tournaments, hangout rooms, board games and awesome cosplay parties. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS (http://www.gameacon.com/general-admission)

  • A Video Game Con

    Parsippany PAL Center

    A Video Game Con (AVGC) is NJ’s premiere convention dedicated to both retro and modern video games. The convention will feature professional and casual tournaments, musical performances, video game burlesque, console freeplay, indie video game developers, special guests, cosplay contests, vendors, panels, auctions/raffles, and MORE! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS (https://www.showclix.com/event/AVideoGameCon2017)

  • Loyal 9 T-Shirt DESIGN-A-THON

    Loyal 9

    About This Event Bring your great designs to life at this 2-day DESIGN-A-THON. Design night and day- two days in a row. We'll be designing and publishing amazing T-shirts on Amazon. Meet fellow students, get paid, and have fun in this action packed event held Dec. 27th and Dec. 28th. Location: 171 Passaic Street, Garfield Tuesday 27th: 8:30am - No Official End Time Wednesday 28th: 8:30am - 5pm Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided everyday. At the end of the 48 hours, various awards will be given out to the different teams, judging projects on creativity, difficulty, humor, and more! All in all, this event is less of a competition and more of an excuse to have fun, stay up late, and make connections with other students. FAQ's Questions always come up about events like this, and we want to save you some time by providing you with answers to some of the questions that we see a lot. Do I need to know how to Design? Yes! You need the skillz. What should I bring? Definitely bring any equipment or tools you plan on using (computers, tablets, etc.), but also think about anything to keep you comfy and focused while you’re awake for 48 hours (comfy clothes, a blanket, headphones). Do I need to sign up with a team? No way! We want you to meet new people. After registration, we’ll do a fun icebreaker and design generation session. From there, we’ll divide into teams.We want you to branch out and make new connections. What do I win? We have an awesome awards ceremony with awards that are far from the norm, but you’ll also win an excellent portfolio piece and amazing connections. Plus you get food and paid cash! Is there an age limit? This event is open to all student designers ages 18 and above. If you're a student, register. If you are young at heart, you're also welcome to register. :)

  • Gameacon - Game Arts Conference

    Tropicana Casino & Resort

    http://gameacon.com (http://gameacon.com) 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. Features: • 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 Speakers: • 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**

  • Game Jam at Bloomfield College

    Bloomfield College Center for Technology + Creativity

    The Bloomfield College Game Dev Club is hosting a Game Jam and have invited the Art & Tech Collective community to join them. Join us for a full weekend of non stop game design and development. The event will be held at the new Center for Technology + Creativity in rooms 203, 204 and 205. Parking is available at the main parking area on liberty street, across the street from the new Center. Schedule Friday Oct. 21st - Starting at 6pm Game Jam Kickoff Saturday Oct. 22nd - Starting at 10am Work and play continues Sunday Oct. 23rd Final Stretch and Prep for Demo - 10am - 6pm Game Jam Showcase - 6pm - 7:30pm

  • Game Development Production Cycle - Stage 4 & 5: Marketing & Release

    Bloomfield College Library

    If you want to become a game designer and would love to know what it takes to make a living off your passion, then join us as we gain valuable insight into the game production cycle with Juan Maldonado. Juan Maldonado has 15 years of experience as a Game Designer, Project Manager and Producer for companies, Arkadium, Johnson & Johnson and his company GR2U. This event is part 3 of a 3 part series. Below is a breakdown of what will be covered at this event. ---------------------------------------------------- Agenda Marketing - Budget - Spread the Word - Social Media - Professional Groups - Advertisement Release - Testing/Debugging - Upload to Marketplace/Release - Analytics - Post-Mortem We are currently in the process of booking a place and time for this event. We will keep you posted.

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  • Game Development Production Cycle - Stage 2 & 3: Pre-Production & Production

    If you want to become a game designer and would love to know what it takes to make a living off your passion, then join us as we gain valuable insight into the game production cycle with Juan Maldonado. Juan Maldonado has 15 years of experience as a Game Designer, Project Manager and Producer for companies, Arkadium, Johnson & Johnson and his company GR2U (http://www.gr2u.com/). This event is part 2 of a 3 part series. Below is a breakdown of what will be covered at this event. ----------------------------------------------------------- Agenda Pre-Production - Hiring - Contract or Employee? - Asset Creation/Acquisition/Repositories Production (Project Management) - SCRUM or Waterfall? - Milestones - Budgeting - Communication We are currently in the process of booking a place and time for this event. We will keep you posted.

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  • Creative Arts & Technology Conference

    Bloomfield College

    A free one-day conference for creatives working along the intersections of design, art, and technology. The conference features talks on interdisciplinary practice, one-on-one portfolio review sessions (spots are limited - http://bit.ly/catportfolio), and opportunities for social play. Part of the Creative Arts & Technology Festival. You may also be interested in The NJ Arcade (3/30) - http://njarcade2016mar.eventbrite.com/ __________________________________________________ SCHEDULE 12:00pm: Portfolio Reviews / Coffee & Refreshments 2:00pm: Conference Talks & Panels 3:30pm: Intermission with Gigantic Mechanic 4:00pm: Conference Talks & Panels 6:00pm: Dinner & Closing Reception with Gigantic Mechanic __________________________________________________ CONFERENCE TALKS A single-track conference featuring conversations on the interdisciplinary nature of creative work. Featured speakers: FLASH ROSENBERG: Awareness Engineer, Attention Span for Hire, Live-Drawing OMAR SHAKIR: Narrative Director at Avalanche Studios SHAWN ALEXANDER ALLEN: Independent Game Developer (Treachery in Beatdown City) ROSSANA VILLAFLOR: B-girl & Cofounder at Community for Urban Dance & Art MITU KHANDAKER-KOKORIS: Independent Game Developer (The Tiniest Shark) JASON EPPINK: Curator of Digital Media at the Museum of the Moving Image More to be announced soon! __________________________________________________ PORTFOLIO REVIEWS Portfolio Reviews are a chance for emerging professionals to get constructive feedback, build professional relationships, and network with fellow creatives. Apply to be a participant here - http://bit.ly/catportfolio Slots are very limited. Early application is recommended. Participants receive up to 4 one-on-one portfolio review sessions. Each session may be up to 15 minutes. Consult with a diverse pool of reviewers. Fields represented include game design & development, animation, music, sound design, and more. Some of our Portfolio Reviewers include: Katie Better, motion capture animator at Rockstar Games David Or, senior game developer at Arkadium Alyssa Menes, independent composer & sound designer Lawrence Mascia, founder & lead designer at Goodnight Games Will Varner, illustration director at BuzzFeed Jessie Contour, freelance artist & 3D animator Winnie Song, independent game developer Peter Zummo, musician, composer, & producer More portfolio reviewers to be announced soon! __________________________________________________ GIGANTIC MECHANIC Gigantic Mechanic is bringing fun, engaging experiences to the Creative Arts & Technology Conference through real-world, physical & social play. Art Boy Sin: Grab letters. Grab tape. Make street poetry. Scattershot: Two buttons. A hundred friends. Total chaos. TetraGrams: Collaborative tetris... and tangrams ... at the same time. __________________________________________________ INCLUSIVITY STATEMENT This is a safe and inclusive space where we respect people of all backgrounds. Please help us all be mindful of our speech and behavior. Harassment of any form is not tolerated, and in certain cases violators may be asked to leave the premises. If there's an issue, please let the event organizers know. __________________________________________________ GETTING TO BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE Westminster Hall & Van Fossan Theatre 63 Fremont St. (Fremont St. & Austin Pl.) Bloomfield, NJ Train: Take the Montclair-Boonton Line to Bloomfield Station (~30 minute trip from NY Penn Station). Schedule here - https://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/R0030.pdf Car: Bloomfield College is near exit 148 on the Garden State Parkway. Street parking is free on weekends. Free parking is also available in the main campus lot, located at 225 Liberty Street. Bus: The NJ Transit 11, 27, 28, 29, 72, and GO28 lines all stop in Bloomfield

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  • Game Development Production Cycle - Stage 1: Conception

    Bloomfield College Library

    If you want to become a game designer and would love to know what it takes to make a living off your passion, then join us as we gain valuable insight into the game production cycle with Juan Maldonado. Juan Maldonado has 15 year of experience as a Game Designer, Project Manager and Producer for companies, Arkadium, Johnson & Johnson and his company GR2U (http://www.gr2u.com). This event is part 1 of a 3 part series. Below is a breakdown of what will be covered at this event. Agenda - Business or Hobby? - How Will You Make Money? - Market Analysis? - Conceptualization - Requirements - Game Development Document ----------------------------------------------------------------- Train: Montclair-Boonton Line to Bloomfield Station (~30 minute trip from NY Penn Station). Schedule here - https://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/R0030.pdf Car: Bloomfield College is near exit 148 on the Garden State Parkway. Bus: The NJ Transit 11, 27, 28, 29, 72, and GO28 lines all stop in Bloomfield. ----------------------------------------------------------------- PARKING Free parking is available in the main campus lot, 225 Liberty Street.

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