Nottingham, 14/10/10– GameCity, the world’s best-loved videogames festival, today announced a new feature of GameCity5 with I’m Your Fan, beginning with Pixeljunk Eden’s graphics and audio contributor, Baiyon. The event will take place in the Council House Ballroom on Wed 27th from 10:45am. I’m Your Fan is part of GameCity5, taking place from October 26-30th throughout Nottingham.
As part of GameCity5, I’m Your Fan will receive its maiden voyage by offering everyday fans the chance to interview their videogame heroes without the need for a degree, years of experience, a bulging portfolio or any practical skills.
Launching this new initiative, an as yet unnamed fan will interview multimedia artist Baiyon about his work on one of PSN’s best-loved titles, Pixeljunk Eden, for which he created the graphics and audio.
GameCity Director Iain Simons said,“With tuition fees on the rise and games journalism now one of the most sought after careers in the industry, we felt it was important to offer those without the funding for further education to gain some valuable experience.”
Joining other new features recently launched by GameCity, including My Game and Speaker’s Corner, I’m Your Fan will become a recurring feature throughout future events as a way to better engage with and involve its fans.
Baiyon said,“I've been very interested in GameCity as I heard of it from many
people. It sounds like something everyone can enjoy and share games in a relaxed atmosphere. I'm pretty excited to join this event and look forward to making new friends in Nottingham, where I have never been before.
He added,“Oh, I forgot‘Gravy sauce’, I'm longing for it!”
GameCity is unavailable to comment on this as they aren’t sure what to say.
I’m Your Fan is one part of GameCity5, the yearly festival that explores and celebrates videogames culture. For the full details on the festival line-up, go to www.gamecity.org. To book your attendance at this event, go to my.gamecity.org
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The Centre for Contemporary Play is a research centre based at Nottingham Trent University which pioneers innovative thinking through new partnerships. Since 2008 it has worked with a variety of leading organisations from the commercial and public sector to deliver major research and inclusion projects. These include the ITAG conference, the GameCity videogame festival and the National Videogame Archive - a unique collaboration with the National Media Museum.
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Going way beyond just playing games, GameCity offers other new ways for people to interact with videogame culture. Art exhibitions, director commentaries, playground building, live recreations of videogames, gigs, gong-shows, three World Records, arcade trails, club nights– nothing is off limits for this most radical of videogame festivals.
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