A new page has been set up where we’ll post game-related events with a focus on ones in the DFW area (both digital and tabletop), but some events further out in Texas or even nationally will make the list too sometimes. If you think we are missing anything, feel free to submit an event for consideration. Click 2015 Game Events in the top menu bar to see what we have so far.
It’s that time again. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to register for the site you wish to participate at. globalgamejam.org
That’s right folks, a whole weekend to make a game with people you just met. What could be better? Digital or tabletop, it’s your call. No experience necessary. The action kicks off at 5pm on Friday in your timezone. I’ll see all you DFW people at Collin County Community College.
Here are a few beauties to get on your calendar:
TBDcon: NOV 17-18 at Dallas Games Marathon in Plano
A card and board game design and prototype convention for Gamers, Designers, Publishers, Artists, and Manufacturers.
BoardGameGeek.con: NOV 19-23 at Hyatt Regency DFW Airport
A giant cluster of tabletop craziness with open gaming, flea market, vendors, demos, special guests, etc. The biggest tabletop event on our area.
They didn’t get our name in, but all the footage was shot at GameDallas events, so I’ll take it. In this clip, local game designer Brett Amudsen gets to show off Counterblast and a possible new unit. Thanks for the coverage, Elizabeth Dinh.
Swing by http://www.cafepress.com/GameDallas and order your very own Conference Shirt. Unfortunately, you will probably not be able to get it in time to wear to the event, but you can wear it forever after.
Anyone is free to buy a shirt, even if they did not attend GameDallas (it will be our little secret). Men’s, ladies’, and kids’ sizes available. Plus, each purchase helps us a little bit as far as funding next year’s conference. How can you resist?
IGDA Dallas has organized a charity poker tournament at QuakeCon for the last few years, but in a change of venue, has moved the event to GameDallas this year. If you’re familiar with the QuakeCon version, you know the big beneficiary is Child’s Play and all the hospitalized kids, but it’s also OK if you have fun, too. You can buy in as often as you like until the tournament begins, then it’s eliminations until last player standing. But don’t worry, if you go out too fast we’ll still have some casino games to keep you occupied. There will also be raffles throughout the night for game industry swag and other goodies. You can pay at the door or buy in early with our Eventbrite link. The tournament is open to the public. You don’t have to be registered at the conference to play. The whole thing runs 7p-10p, on September 5, in the Crowne Plaza’s Atrium Bar area.
It appear Asmodee has acquired Days of Wonder. The interesting aspect is that a major factor in the acquisition was Asmodee’s access to Days of Wonder’s experience of making apps. Get ready for more blurring of the lines.
The full session schedule across all content tracks is now available. One of the best parts about attending GameDallas is that you also have access to the Big (D)esign and Industry Giants sessions. Feel free to look at the whole schedule to plan your time, or just stick to GameDallas content. It’s up to you.
The schedule and speaker bios are available here –> http://bigdesignevents.com/conference/bigd2014/schedule/
Highlights include: famed game designer Sandy Petersen, Academy Award-winning visual effects expert Phil Tippett, and veteran game developer Ed Magnin.
Waited too long to buy your pass and now the price is a bit much? You’re a student and the student rate is still out of reach? You still have one more option. Volunteer and help us out at the conference and you don’t need to buy a pass.
That’s right, a free two-day pass for 8 hours of your time. Apply using this form and get behind-the-scenes access to GameDallas and the local game industry. Slots are limited, so sign up soon.