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Industry gears up for LGF

Ben Parfitt

This Monday October 22nd sees the return of London Games Festival, boasting its biggest and most varied line-up ever seen.
Running right up until Friday November 2nd, London will host over 40 events which promise to celebrate gaming culture and broaden its reach in mainstream circles further.

After a promising start last year, organisers will be attempting to build on the achievements of the 2006 event, and a key part of that is ensuring it remains as wide-reaching as possible.

With this in mind, the various events feature everything from a gaming themed pub quiz, a poker tournament, exhibitions and shows.

One of the biggest column inch attractions will be The British Academy Video Games Awards ceremony taking place on Tuesday October 23rd in Battersea Park.

Organisers have set themselves an ambitious task – but with such strong industry backing and the wide spectrum of events on offer, hopes are high that the event will be a success.

KEY EVENTS

The Click Exhibition
Event Gallery, Teesdale St, Bethnal Green, E2 6PU
12-6pm Fri – Sun 6 Oct – 4 Nov

Video Games Live
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX
From 5.30pm Mon 22 Oct
 
Dare to be Digital
Shop 14, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL
Daily 22 – 24 Oct
 
Zero Gamer
01zero-one, Hopkins St, Soho, W1F 0HS
1 – 6pm 22 – 26 Oct

The British Academy Video Games Awards
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ
Tues 23 Oct

Guy Debord’s Game of War
01zero-one, Hopkins St, Soho, W1F 0HS
6 – 9pm Tues 23 Oct

London Game Careers Fair
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL
Daily 23 – 24 Oct

Be The One
Trafalgar Square www.myspace.com/betheone
Dates: daily 24 – 26 Oct

London Gamer Geeks Quiz Night

College Arms, Store St, WC1E 7DH
6.30pm Wed 24 Oct

Computational Brain
Dana Centre, Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, SW7 2DD
7 – 8.30pm Wed 24 Oct

London Gaming Aces Poker Tournament
Casino at the Empire, LeicesterSquare, London
Wednesday 24th October

Eyes on the Game
Dana Centre, Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, SW7 2DD
7 – 9pm Thurs 25 Oct

Dorkfest – Console Hacks
01zero-one, Hopkins St, Soho, W1F 0HS
6.30 – 8.30pm Thurs 25 Oct

Sense of Play 07
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
9.30am – 5.30pm Fri 26 Oct

Jump in at The Vinyl Factory
The Vinyl Factory Gallery, Soho, W1F 7QH
27th Oct – 2nd November 12pm to 8pm

Text 4 Treasure
Text ‘t4t’ to 60300 to register for details of starting point
daily 27 – 28 Oct

Fuse ‘07
Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 8TT
Fri 2 Nov

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