London Games Conference: Best of the Rest

Ben Parfitt
London Games Conference: Best of the Rest

The BAFTA Annual Video Games Lecture
In association with GAME: Peter Molyneux

When: Wednesday October 21st 2009, 18:30
Where: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, W1J 9LN
Price: £7.50
Contact: events@bafta.org

This year’s BAFTA lecture will be given by Peter Molyneux – founder of Lionhead Studios and creative director at Microsoft Games Studio. The man behind Black & White, Dungeon Keeper, Theme Park, Populous and Fable will discuss his vision for the future of the games industry.

London MCM Expo

When: Saturday, October 24th – Sunday, October 25th
Where: Excel London, Royal Dock, E16 1XL
Price: Adult Ticket (15 years old and above): £10. Child Ticket (11 to 14): £5. Early Entry tickets: £13 Per Day

Contact: tickets@mcmexpo.net

The consumer show that combines video games, movies, anime, manga and more will kick off proceedings. Publishers including Ubisoft, Warner, Namco Bandai, Capcom, EA and Sega will attend.

London Games Conference

When: Tuesday, October 27th
Where: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, W1J 9LN
Price: £229

Contact: Rob.Baker@intentmedia.co.uk

GameHorizon presents ‘Best of British’

When: Wednesday, October 28th
Where: Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG
Price: £150 + VAT
Contact: nicky.wilkinson@codeworks.net

The Best of British conference will feature an overview of where the British games industry is heading. Speakers include Revolution Studios MD Charles Cecil, TIGA CEO Richard Wilson, Kuju CEO Ian Baverstock, MD of Tag Games Paul Farley and Ubisoft Reflections studio head
Gareth Edmondson.

Casual Games Expo

When: Wednesday, October 29th
Where: The Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch
Price: £295

The programme will feature some of casual gaming's leading experts giving their opinions on current trends and future industry forecasts, plus star developers sharing their experiences of both the commercial and more technical side of making successful casual games.

Eurogamer Expo 2009

When: Friday October 30th – Saturday, October 31st
Where: Old Billingsgate, 16 Lower Thames Street, EC3R 6DX
Price: £6

Contact: expo.eurogamer.net

Golden Joystick Awards

When: Friday, October 30th
Where: London’s Park Lane Hilton, 22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE
Contact: justin@boomdialogue.com

The oldest gaming awards ceremony returns for its 27th year. This year’s event will be hosted by award winning stand up comedian Sean Locke, and has already eclipsed last year’s voting tally – fast approaching one million votes. The Golden Joystick Awards boasts 15 gamer-voted categories.

Playful

When: Friday, October 30th
Where: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL
Price: £40
Contact: www.londongamesfringe.com

Playful is a one-day event that focuses on alternative gaming. It aims to debate the nature of video games and what they mean to different people both inside and outside of the industry. The event will also ask what designers can learn from other creative arts and what other entertainment mediums can learn from video games.

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