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Dec
1
Mon
2014
GMIC Silicon Valley 2014 @ Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day
GMIC Silicon Valley 2014 @ Hilton San Francisco Union Square | San Francisco | California | United States

Bringing Global to Mobile

GMIC Silicon Valley 2014 brings the global mobile ecosystem to Silicon Valley for three days of thought provoking presentations on the industry’s hottest topics, exclusive networking opportunities with industry leaders and not to mention, unforgettable parties. GMIC SV has become Silicon Valley’s largest mobile conference, drawing thousands of mobile leaders from over 60 countries.

Including:

Global Game Summit

GGS aims to Connect, Educate and Promote game developers, to interact with game platforms, publishers, distributors, VCs and media from over the world.

Visit the official GMIC SV 2014 website here: http://sv.thegmic.com/

Twitter the event at: @theGMIC and #GMICSV2014

Dec
3
Wed
2014
2014 M2Games LatAm @ JW MARRIOT MARQUIS
Dec 3 – Dec 5 all-day
2014 M2Games LatAm @ JW MARRIOT MARQUIS

Identify the most lucrative markets for distribution, discovery, marketing, and monetization of mobile gaming in Latin America.

Dec
4
Thu
2014
Game Monetization USA 2014 @ Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf
Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day
Game Monetization USA 2014 @ Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf

Now in its third year, Game Monetization USA is America’s leading networking event dedicated to maximizing ROI from games.

Lucrative monetization strategies, innovative game mechanics and cutting edge analytics, pivotal to maximize ROI

Aquire more players for less – Develop innovative solutions to acquire more users for less, mitigate risk and maximize profitability
Boost retention in your game – Integrate effective social strategies to boost player loyalty
Build transparent game economies which translate value to your player’s game experience, whilst converting them to spend in your game
Free to play – Gain an in depth understanding of the free-to-play market and learn how what the future holds for this evolving market
Data Analytics to maximize monetization – Harness pioneering analytics to target players with that will bring you the most money

Game Monetization website: http://www.videogamesintelligence.com/monetization/

GameIS Conference 2014 @ Wohl Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am
GameIS Conference 2014 @ Wohl Center | Ramat Gan | Israel

GameIS conference 2014 is the main game industry event in Israel, with expected attendance of over 800 participants. Local companies and visitors from abroad will convene, participate in industry panels, talks and workshops, share their stories and display their latest crop.

The Israeli game industry is comprised of thousands of developers and designers in the fields of content and technology that create projects and games for digital platforms on a professional basis.

The state of Israel, already known as a “Start-Up Nation”, has recently left its mark as a leading force in the gaming world, as local companies received worldwide acclaim. Among the games and leading technologies originating from Israel are:

SIDEKICK – Game Developer for the Xbox ONE, Oculus Rift and other platforms
PLAYTIKA – International leader in the field of social casino games
TABTALE – A top 10 international mobile game publisher and developer with a massive network of players
PLARIUM – Second largest hard-core games company in Facebook, world-wide
FUNTACTIX – Creator of movie franchise-based Facebook games (“The Hunger Games”)

Visit the official website at: http://gameis.org.il/gameis-annual-event-december-4th-2014/

Dec
6
Sat
2014
PlayStation Experience 2014 @ Sands Expo Halls A & B at The Venetian
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day
PlayStation Experience 2014 @  Sands Expo Halls A & B at The Venetian | Las Vegas | Nevada | United States

PlayStation Experience is a massive two-day community event dedicated to the people who bring PlayStation to life, our fans. At PlayStation Experience you will have access to over 400,000 square feet of the best PlayStation games across multiple platforms, panels and keynotes lead by the industry’s most regarded development team, contests, signings, giveaways, merchandise, memorabilia and much more.

Dec
9
Tue
2014
Game QA & Localization Summit 2014 @ TBD
Dec 9 – Dec 11 all-day
Game QA & Localization Summit 2014 @ TBD | San Francisco | California | United States

The annual San Francisco event is the world’s only two-day QA & localisation-dedicated meeting for the games industry.

With the number of gamers increasing exponentially both in proficiency and diversity, and bigger, faster, more complex and realistic games than ever before, across all platforms you simply cannot afford to get the QA and Localization of titles wrong!

This is where our Game QA & Localisation forum 2014 comes in. Now in its 2nd year, and the 4th event in our Game QA and Localization series, it is the world’s only two-day forum entirely dedicated to QA and localisation within the gaming industry at the most senior level. Taking place in San Francisco on December 10 – 11th 2014, the forum will bring together QA and Localisation Managers, Directors and VPs from game developers around the world to discuss the key challenges the community faces on a daily basis.

Official Game QA 2014 Website: http://www.gameqaloc.com/sanfran/default.aspx

Dec
12
Fri
2014
Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest 2014 @ University of Phoenix Stadium
Dec 12 – Dec 14 all-day
Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest 2014 @ University of Phoenix Stadium | Glendale | Arizona | United States

What is a Fan Fest?

Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest is a second convention in addition to Phoenix Comicon. Fan Fest is a pop culture convention featuring actors, top comic book writers and artists, programming, and features exhibitors, vendors and costuming for those fans who can’t get enough of Phoenix Comicon!
When and Where?

December 12-14, 2014 at the University of Phoenix Glendale Stadium
What are the hours?

The Exhibitor hall will be open

Friday 10-7

Saturday 10-7

Sunday 10-5
Is there parking?

Yes there is free parking surrounding the University of Phoenix Glendale Stadium.
http://www.universityofphoenixstadium.com/guest/directions
Why is this in Glendale?

The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale offers space at an affordable rate during winter. We love the Phoenix Convention Center and will hold our summer show there for years to come, but sadly their rates and the prices of hotel rooms downtown Phoenix during winter are cost prohibitive.
Why does Phoenix need another event?

Because there is interest and demand for this show. Since our first show in 2002 we have been asked to provide a second event within Phoenix. We’ve read the feedback in our surveys and on Facebook asking for our show to be in a cooler season. We put both those requests together in creating Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest during December.
How is this different or similar to other “Fan” events?

Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest will provide the same level of service and value that we seek to bring with Phoenix Comicon. We’re aware there are other events within Arizona and we aim to provide more guests, better programming, a larger exhibitor hall space, and a more enjoyable overall experience at an affordable price.
What can I do at Fan Fest?

Explore the Exhibitor Hall checking out geeky items and artwork. Get a signature from your favorite actor, have a comic artist sign your comic books and check out all the costumes.
Who is Fan Fest geared for?

The Fans of all things pop culture.
Does going to Fan Fest get me into Comicon?

No, they are separate events.
Is there still going to be a Comicon?

Yes Phoenix Comicon will be held on May 28-31, 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center.
How much does it cost to get into Fan Fest?

 

Till Oct 11th: Full $30.00
Till Nov 1st: Full $35.00
Till Nov 30th: Full $40.00
Till Nov 30th: Friday $10.00
Till Nov 30th: Saturday $25.00
Till Nov 30th: Sunday $15.00
Till Dec 11th: Full $45.00
Till Dec 11th: Friday $10.00
Till Dec 11th: Saturday $30.00
Till Dec 11th: Sunday $20.00
Online at con Full $50.00
Online at con Friday $15.00
Online at con Saturday $35.00
Online at con Sunday $25.00

Exhibitor Pricing:

Booth $500

Table $175
How do I become a vendor?
At this time, our Exhibitor Hall and Artist Alley will be invite only. Should we open the sale process we will post the information on the website.
 

Will they have food?

Yes, the concession stands at the stadium will be open, and there are many restaurants close by at the Westgate Shopping Center. http://westgateaz.com/visitorinfo/contact/
Are there hotels?

We are still working on setting up hotels.
Will there be Programming?

Yes, we will feature panels with our comic book creators and actors, as well as costuming and kids programming through out the weekend.
Will Guests have panels?

Yes, the seating will be limited so you will want to go early.
How can I host a panel at Fan Fest?

We will have limited panels at Fan Fest due to space constrictions.
Will Programming or Events cost extra?

Only if it is a special event and that will be noted on the website and in programing guide.
Will there be Guests?

Yes, we are working on getting guests for Fan Fest and will announce them once they are confirmed.
Can I get a Photo Op or Signature?

Yes you will be able to get Signatures and we will announce the photo op schedule as we get closer to the event.
Will Fan Fest be back in 2015?

We plan to be.
Can I volunteer?

Yes! Fan Fest will require hundreds of volunteers to effectively run. Please check our volunteer page for pending information.
What if I already volunteer for Phoenix Comicon?

We’d love to have you help out at Fan Fest. We anticipate many volunteers from Phoenix Comicon will also participate.
What are the benefits?

Volunteer benefits are the same as Phoenix Comicon and depend on your title.
http://phoenixcomicon.com/page/66
What if my question isn’t listed here?

Please email oracle@phoenixcomicon.com with any additional questions.

 

Visit the official Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest 2014 website at: http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/

Dec
26
Fri
2014
SkillControl 2014 @ Riviera Hotel and Casino
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am – Jan 2 @ 10:45 pm
SkillControl 2014 @ Riviera Hotel and Casino | Las Vegas | Nevada | United States

SkillControl, a gaming event at SkillCon, celebrates the skill of game play and creation; holding tournaments for a variety of different titles and will feature special guests from the industry such as:

Justin Wong
Raychul Moore
Seth Hendrix
Olga Kay
Patrick Scott Patterson
Rachel Lara
Yvonna Lynn
Kate Edwards
Jennifer Kairis
Jennifer Zhang

Our special guests will participate in panels, workshops, exhibitions, signings, and Q&A sessions. SkillControl will last all 8 days of SkillCon and will also include an indie game event and a Pro Battle League Lab tournament. Tournament entry into the SkillControl fighting games and Call of Duty tournament is included with the cost of admission. Cash prize tournaments will be held on the first five days including a minimum cash payout for:

• Super Smash Bros. (Wii U): $1500.00
• Ultra Street Fighter 4: $1000.00
• Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3: $500.00
• Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2v2): $1000.00

Other Titles

• Injustice
• Killer Instinct
• King of Fighters XIII
• SkullGirls
• Persona 4
• Minecraft

Justin Wong will be holding two exhibition match sessions (Dec 26th and 27th) for UMVC3 and USF4 as well as panels on the Skill of Gameplay and How to Become a Pro Gamer.

Register Here:

http://www.skillcontrol.vegas

Everyone who attends SkillControl gets full access to all the other events holding beginner workshops and pro division competitions at SkillCon including:

• The SkillCon Cosplay Contest Hosted by Jennifer Zhang (Judged by Raychul Moore, Jennifer Kairis, Yvonne Lynn and Seth Hendrix)
• B-Boy Championships by Remedy (Brothers of War)
• Cardistry (By Fontaine Cards and Andrei Jikh)
• American Cornhole Organization’s Tournaments
• World Dodgeball Society’s Viva Dodge-Vegas Tournament
• Flair Bartending World Championships
• World Juggling Federation ESPN Sport Programming Events
• Aarrow Sign Spinning Championships
• Dexterity Dance League Tutting Championships
• Wushu Martial Arts Exhibitions and Workshops
• Kendama
• Sepak Takraw

We’ll also have a one of a kind New Year’s Eve party open to all ages which will include:

Recreational Games
Minecraft
DDR
Super Smash Bros
Sportsball
Super Pollywoggle

Exhibitions:
Cosplay
Glow Dodgeball
Glow Yoyo
Glow Kendama
Glow B-Boy Dancing
Berlin Style Ping Pong
Glow Juggling Area
Glow Sign Spinning

And a performance by Jennifer Zhang

Jan
6
Tue
2015
CES 2015 @ Las Vegas Hilton & Casino
Jan 6 – Jan 10 all-day
CES 2015 @ Las Vegas Hilton & Casino

CES 2015 is an international electronics and technology trade show, attracting companies and industry professionals worldwide. The CEA-sponsored show hosts previews of products and new product announcements, including games.

CES is expecting 150,000 attendees to the Las Vegas region, including more than 35,000 international visitors.

CES 2015 Websites:

Official Website: http://www.cesweb.org/

E4G Event Page: http://www.eventsforgamers.com/events/conventions/ces/

Jan
9
Fri
2015
GXdev 2015 @ PubNub/GitHub
Jan 9 – Jan 18 all-day
GXdev 2015 @ PubNub/GitHub | San Francisco | California | United States

GXdev 2015 is at PubNub -725 Folsom St (1/9-1/11)
GXdev Showcase at GitHub – 88 Colin P Kelly Jr St (1/18)

GXdev is a game jam focused on getting more diverse voices making games – we believe that everyone has the power to make games, and the tools keep getting more accessible and easier to use, and we want to encourage everyone, from first timers to experienced devs to join us in this 24-hour game jam to make some really awesome diverse and different games.

GXdev will run January 9-11 for developers – then those games will be featured and open to the public to check out on January 18th at GXdev Showcase. You don’t need to attend both if you’re coming from out of town, but its a great chance to show your work off to the community!

A ticket to GXdev includes access to the dev event, light food and drinks throughout, and a ticket to GXdev Showcase. The event will start on January 9 at 6 PM, with jamming beginning at 8. It will run for 24 hours, ending at 8 PM on January 10th. We’ll return on January 11th in the afternon after a nice, long sleep to network, check out each other’s games, get some grub and drinks, and give out some awards and recognize all your hard work!

Have questions? Email us a gaymerX@midboss.com

Want tickets? Just $25 at gxdev.eventbrite.com, or $10 for GXdev Showcase!

What do I bring?
A laptop and awesome ideas, and yourself!

What ages is this for?
Right now we’re looking at 16+, if you’re under 16 you’ll need to be accompanied by an adult, and if you’re 16-18, you’ll need a signed waiver from a legal guardian.

Jan
13
Tue
2015
Pocket Gamer Connects London 2015 @ Vinopolis
Jan 13 – Jan 14 all-day
Pocket Gamer Connects London 2015 @ Vinopolis | London | United Kingdom

Like most of the activities under the Steel Media banner, Pocket Gamer Connects aims to be a wholly inclusive event, providing something of value to a wide range of industry players – from global corporations looking to hone their strategy right down to small indie developers seeking out a little inspiration and some new contacts.

Pocket Gamer Connects London 2015 will tackle the industry from two angles. On the macro scale we’ll look at global game publishing strategies and opportunities with a focus on the most interesting markets and hottest topics (including global regulation and brand marketing).

Then on the more micro level, our Indie survival guide will look at the process of game making, covering off everything from creativity through production to sustainability and asking how can you marry the games you want to make with the business models that are working and trying to establish the formula for the next billion dollar game.

Pocket Gamer Connects London 2015 Websites:

Official Website: http://www.pgconnects.com/

@PGbiz and #PGbiz, #PocketGamerConnects

Jan
20
Tue
2015
MGF London 2014 @ 155 Bishopsgate
Jan 20 – Jan 22 all-day
MGF London 2014 @ 155 Bishopsgate

MGF is the leading and longest-standing ‘mobile-first’ forum for games industry professionals, who are shaping strategy and revolutionising the landscape.

Established in 2003, we have built a steep history and reputation for quality content and seniority within our audience. Because of that, MGF continues to cover the trends and best practice in the global mobile gaming space.

Visit the official MGF London 2014 website at: https://www.globalmgf.com/london/

Jan
22
Thu
2015
Central European Games Conference 2015 @ University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
Jan 22 – Jan 25 all-day
Central European Games Conference 2015 @ University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien | Vienna | Vienna | Austria

The Central European Games Conference (CEGC) actively supports exchange of ideas across national borders in the Central European region (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Switzerland) and brings together its games industry key players.

A two-day international developers conference will highlight successful Central European game developers and their games. The conference will come to a climax with keynotes by e.g. Guillaume de Fondaumière, Co-CEO of Quantic Dream and Chairman of the European Games Developer Federation (EGDF).

Visit the official Central European Games Conference 2015 website: http://www.cegconf.com/

Jan
23
Fri
2015
Global Game Jam 2015 @ World Wide
Jan 23 – Jan 25 all-day
Global Game Jam 2015 @ World Wide

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal.

The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games… while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. Although the event is heavily focused on programming, there are many other areas where people who don’t code can contribute to a game.

See more at: http://globalgamejam.org/

Magfest 13 @ Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Jan 23 – Jan 27 all-day
Magfest 13 @ Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

Short for “Music And Gaming Festival,” MAGFest is a four day long party dedicated to the appreciation of video game music, gaming of all types, and the gaming community. The festival runs 24 hours a day, and offers consoles, arcades, tabletop, LAN, live video game cover bands, chiptunes, vendors, guest speakers, and much much more.

It’s not a convention, it’s a festival!

What makes MAGFest unique is that it’s a non-profit event run by fans for fans. There are no corporate sponsors, no over-crowded showfloors, and no top-secret-behind-closed-doors showings. MAGFest is built from the ground up to be a party-like atmosphere with focus on community and fan creations, which creates an environment that no other expo or convention can ever recreate.

How did MAGFest start?

MAGFest started in 2002, originally under the name “Mid-Atlantic Gaming Festival.” Its volunteer force has worked tirelessly for over a decade to help it grow and mature to the point its at today. It has exploded in size from its original 300, to 9000 in 2013, with an expected 12,000 or more for MAGFest 12 in January 2014.

Who runs MAGFest?

MAGFest is run by MAGFest, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the appreciation of games and video game music. MAGFest Inc.’s main method of achieving this goal is to create events which provide a means for people to enjoy games, as well as musical concerts. We hold several different events throughout the year, including Bit Gen Gamer Fest, MAGStock, and our touring concert series Game Over.

PAX South 2015 @ Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center
Jan 23 – Jan 26 all-day
PAX South 2015 @ Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center

PAX South 2015 and its sub-events have been practically doubling in size every year, and now we’re treated with a South event in San Antonio in 2015! Stay tuned here for more information about the event as it is revealed.

“Since its launch in 2004, PAX events have doubled in size almost every year, and our Seattle and Boston events represent the two largest gaming festivals in North America,” Penny Arcade Business Manager Robert Khoo said in a statement. “We’ve been hearing for years that those in the south had a tough time making it to the northern corners of the country; PAX South has always been a matter of when rather than if.”

PAX South 2015 Websites:

Official Website: http://www.paxsite.com

E4G Event Page: Coming Soon

Jan
25
Sun
2015
North Carolina Smash Bros Wii U Tournament @ The Fellowship Hall of Bethluand First Christian Baptist Church
Jan 25 @ 2:30 pm
North Carolina Smash Bros Wii U Tournament @ The Fellowship Hall of Bethluand First Christian Baptist Church | Randleman | North Carolina | United States

This will be a Super smash brothers tournament hosted in Asheboro North Carolina to celebrate the new release of Super smash bros. Wii U edition. Time after the release will be given in order for everyone to get a god feel about how the game plays. Not only will there be a Tournament but other consoles and TV’s will be available for spectators, guest, or simply entrys who are waiting for their bracket. Admission is free and anyone is invited unless the number of arrived guests reaches over 50. The tournament will be hosted next to a church but there will be NO RELIGIOUS OR SACRILEGIOUS INFLUENCE AT THE TOURNAMENT.

~Rules for Entry~:

1.Anyone may register at any time before the tournament starts and will go through a qualification round at the start of the tournament.
2. Any “Cheating” during the tournament will result in a disqualification (Consist of throwing a match, having a friend through the match, repeatedly pausing the game during the match. Etc.)
3. If a disruption is caused during the tournament dealing with something your involved in you will be kicked out of the tournament hall.
~Attractions~
-If you arrive before the time the tournament is set to begin (3:30 PM Eastern time zone) then you will be able to train and play the games available/ systems. You are also allowed to bring your own system/television AT YOUR OWN RISK
-The available consoles will be Wii U, Xbox 360, Playstation 2, Super Nintendo and a NES. You may bring games accordingly to the systems provided AT YOUR OWN RISK..
-Mini-Tournaments will/can be formed before,during, and after the tournament in order to keep everyone occupied (The defaults will be Mario Kart 8, Soul Caliber 3, and speed runs of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario World, and Super Mario Bros 3. You may make your own tournaments at the hosts permission)
-Free concessions will be provided but can not be guaranteed to stay through out the tournament, it’s recommended to eat before the tournament or bring your own food.

~Tournament Rules~
Qualification rounds

-The tournament will start off with qualifications. You will face 3 different people and you need to win 2 of the 3 one on one in order to make it to the bracket and if not you are eliminated
– During the 3 rounds you may choose any characters and your opponent is randomized
-Items will be on at Mid setting
-Mode: Stock-7
Tournament bracket (Up to simi-finals)
-You will select one character to use up untill the finals (If you make it that far)
-Items are set to low
-Mode: Stock: 5
Finals
-If you keep the character you used and your opponent does not, you get the decision of how high the items will be set. Although if neither or both change it stays at a default of Items off
-Mode:Stock 3
-If you won all of your qualification rounds and your opponent did not, you may call for a 3 stock Sudden Death match. If you win then there will be a finals rematch but if not then the tournament ends

~~Additional Information~~

A trophy is given to the winner of the tournament. (There is no runner up prize. Sorry)
You can contact me for any questions at gengar626@gmail.com Or on Facebook through the link given (Just look for Host)
We hope to see you there!

Jan
28
Wed
2015
Taipei Game Show 2015 @ Taipei World Trade Center
Jan 28 – Feb 1 all-day
Taipei Game Show 2015 @ Taipei World Trade Center | Taipei City | Taiwan

Taipei Game Show 2015 (TGS) is the only game show in Taiwan. Every year, the TGS build up more than 400 booths and attracts more than 300,000 visitors during the five days. TGS has become a must-visit event not only for local game developers and enthusiasts, but also for international game professionals interested in investing in the Asia-Pacific region.

Taipei Game Show 2015 Websites:

E4G Event Page: http://www.eventsforgamers.com/events/conventions/taipei-game-show/

Official Website: http://taipeigameshow.biz/index.php?lang=e

Jan
29
Thu
2015
BeatCon 2015 @ Paviljonki
Jan 29 – Jan 31 all-day
BeatCon 2015 @ Paviljonki | Jyväskylä | Central Finland | Finland

BeatCon 2015 Music & Games Festival is an annual festival, based in Jyväskylä, Finland, which combines the best in game developing and music. It is a winter event, happening always in the end of January/beginning of February, and offering opportunities for game developers, investors, artists and music and game fans.

It’s a unique and avant-garde event, and it intends to attract thousands of people daily to the heart of Finland. The festival happens at Paviljonki, in the central area of Jyväskylä, the perfect location for concerts and conventions.

BeatCon 2015 official website: http://www.beatmusentertainment.me/beatcon/

Feb
3
Tue
2015
D.I.C.E. Summit 2015 @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day
D.I.C.E. Summit 2015 @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas | Nevada | United States

The D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit is an exclusive, high-level gathering of the brightest and most creative minds across many industries to discuss the trends and the future of the interactive entertainment industry. The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) created the D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit in 2002, a once yearly conference dedicated to exploring approaches to the creative process and artistic expression as they uniquely apply to the development of interactive entertainment.

Executive attendees include all the major publishers and developers while the speakers comprise of fresh voices from the video games industry and the worlds of Hollywood, space, automotive and medicine/science offering insight into how their respective industries can affect the interactive entertainment industry. The three-day event culminates with the annual D.I.C.E. Awards, the most credible, respected and recognized awards for the interactive entertainment community with voting cast by members of the Academy’s Peer Panels.

D.I.C.E. Summit 2015 Websites

E4G Event Page: http://www.eventsforgamers.com/events/conferences/dice-summit/

Official Website: http://www.dicesummit.org/

ICE Totally Gaming 2015 @ ExCeL London
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day
ICE Totally Gaming 2015 @ ExCeL London | Royal Victoria Dock | United Kingdom

ICE Totally Gaming 2015 is the largest, most comprehensive and international B2B gaming exhibition in the world. No other gaming exhibition in the world comes anywhere near to covering the 8 sectors that make up ICE Totally Gaming. The breadth of the products on offer guarantees that if it’s in gaming, it’s at ICE. This makes ICE an essential, must-attend event whether you are a regulator, supplier or operator, and whichever sector you are involved in.

For the conference professional in mind, what is the easiest way to locate, amongst ICE’s 25K visitors, like-minded professionals who face similar challenges you do and might have the answers to them?

ICE Conferences and ICE Totally Gaming 2015 is structured around providing solutions to your key challenges and focused on capitalising on the upcoming opportunities, whether you’re a land-based, online, mobile or social gaming operator (or all of those channels). It is the perfect place for you to connect with your peers (the ones you already know and the ones you want to meet) and share best practice on areas such as regulation, compliance and geographical expansion. Topics covered include: cross-platform and cross-channel gaming; customer experience and loyalty; resort-style gaming projects; bitcoin and cryptocurrency; big data and business intelligence, and much more.

Addressing your feedback, ICE Conferences this year:

Incorporate interactive formats to allow you to learn through networking
Individual conferences now spread content across two days so you can allocate time for your ICE meetings and to visit the expofloor
Feature different formats, like competitions, roundtables and interview-style discussions, to make learning more fun and engaging experiences.

ICE Totally Gaming 2015 Websites:

Official Website: http://www.icetotallygaming.com/

@icetotalgaming and #ICEGaming, #ICE2015

Engage: The LA Digital Storytelling Conference 2015 @ Backstage Theater
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Engage: The LA Digital Storytelling Conference 2015 @ Backstage Theater | Culver City | California | United States

ENGAGE is a one-day event that connects you with a carefully selected group of experts, visionaries and leaders to talk about trends in digital storytelling—and what new developments to get ready for. It’s a terrific opportunity to meet people in a setting that’s informal, informative, and inspiring.

Register now for ENGAGE, and we’ll save your seat for the one conference that digital content creators and client-facing teams shouldn’t miss. It’s an in-depth, updated look at digital storytelling, from connected devices to retail to editorial and creative content–and a networking opportunity you won’t get anywhere else (without stalking our guest speakers).

For an updated list of speakers, please visit: http://www.talkforumnyc.com/talk-conference/engage-la-digital-storytelling-conference/

Backstage Theater
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

February 3, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=12963306599

For more information, please contact zkim@talkforumnyc.com or visit us at: http://www.talkforumnyc.com/talk-conference/engage-la-digital-storytelling-conference/

Feb
4
Wed
2015
Casual Connect Amsterdam 2015 @ Beurs van Berlage
Feb 4 – Feb 6 all-day
Casual Connect Amsterdam 2015 @ Beurs van Berlage | Amsterdam | North Holland | The Netherlands

Casual Connect Amsterdam 2015 is the place to learn more about an industry which entertains billions of people each month. Learn all about iPhone, Social, Android, Flash, Browser MMO and Download Games.

Casual Connect Amsterdam 2015 Websites

Official Website: http://europe.casualconnect.org/

E4G Event Page: http://www.eventsforgamers.com/events/conferences/casual-connect-amsterdam/

Feb
9
Mon
2015
Animex 2015 @ School of Computing Teesside University
Feb 9 – Feb 13 all-day
Animex 2015 @ School of Computing  Teesside University | Middlesbrough | United Kingdom

At Animex you can learn from the foremost in the field and get the chance to meet and discuss the state-of-the-art, see behind the scenes of the biggest hits, do business and have a great time at one of the premier games and animation events anywhere in the world.

Consisting of a unique blend of talks, workshops, networking events, exhibitions and screenings, Animex promotes an ethos of collaboration and sharing, bringing the world of computer games and animation to audiences of any level of expertise, regardless of background and prior knowledge.

We hope that you will find something in our festival programme that you can be part of and, if you have any ideas as to how we can make Animex even better, or simply want to ask a question about the festival please feel free to contact us at info@animex.net. Tickets go on sale in October, follow us on twitter for announcements.

Visit the official Animex 2015 website at: http://animex.tees.ac.uk/default.cfm

Winter Nights 2015 @ Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovo
Feb 9 – Feb 10 all-day
Winter Nights 2015 @ Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovo | Saint Petersburg | Saint Petersburg | Russia

Winter Nights 2015 Mobile Games Conference – a conference of international level, dedicated to the development and promotion of mobile games. It runs twice a year (in February – Winter Nights in June – White Nights) and each time collects in St. Petersburg more and more professionals in influencing the development of the mobile gaming industry.

At conferences WN has featured such well-known companies as King, Warner Bros., Supercell, Rovio, Wooga, Chillingo, Facebook, Big Fish, DeNA, Google, Microsoft, G5, Mail.Ru. Also in the conference schedule is always on active networking: a pre-party the night before, a party at the end of the first day, and after the second business mingl. During the conference meeting area will be assigned a business lounge, and all the sponsors can be visited on their stands.

Winter Nights 2015 Websites:

Official Website: http://wnconf.com/

Feb
10
Tue
2015
Social Media Strategies Summit Las Vegas 2015 @ Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino
Feb 10 – Feb 12 all-day
Social Media Strategies Summit Las Vegas 2015 @ Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas | Nevada | United States

The Social Media Strategies Summits help marketers gain a fresh perspective on the digital landscape – it’s your chance to connect with other creative minds that will leave your notebook bursting with innovative ideas to take back to the office and share with your team.

You’ll hear from industry leaders such as Whole Foods, Fandango, American Airlines, Marriott Rewards, Discover, Grubhub, Buzzfeed, CNN. Encourage your boss to read some of our attendee testimonials and Twittermonials here.

Over 4,000 marketers have attended the Social Media Strategies Summit Las Vegas 2015, and many attendees are manager level or higher. At SMS Summit, you will meet valuable business contacts among marketers facing the same social media and business challenges as you.

Whether you are B2B, B2C, from a small-to-medium business or a large enterprise, SMS Summit is for you. Marketers can personalize their summit experience by selecting pre summit workshops and talks that are most pertinent to their team.

Social Media Strategies Summit Las Vegas 2015 Websites:

E4G Event Page: http://www.eventsforgamers.com/events/conferences/social-media-strategies-summit/

Official Website: http://socialmediastrategiessummit.com/

Feb
13
Fri
2015
IndieCade East 2015 @ Multiple Locations
Feb 13 – Feb 15 all-day
IndieCade East 2015 @ Multiple Locations | Culver City | California | United States

We here at IndieCade East 2015 are dedicated to the discovery, development and recognition of independent artists and developers from around the world. Our mission is to encourage, promote and cultivate innovation and artistry in interactive media and to champion those efforts.

The organization of a series of local and international events celebrating the best and forefront of indie games is our way to show our commitment to the industry, to the community, and the players. The IndieCade Festival. It’s a Celebration. Come join us.

IndieCade East 2015 Websites:

E4G Event Page: http://www.eventsforgamers.com/events/conventions/indiecade/

Official Website: http://www.indiecade.com/

Feb
15
Sun
2015
Digital Kids Conference 2015 @ Javits Convention Center
Feb 15 – Feb 17 all-day
Digital Kids Conference 2015 @ Javits Convention Center | New York | New York | United States

Digital Kids Conference at Toy Fair, provides you detailed insight on how to create best-selling digital toys, games and media services for kids. Attendees will network with experts, learn innovative product design, lucrative marketing techniques and successful monetization strategies.

Digital Kids Conference 2015 Websites:

E4G Event Page: http://www.eventsforgamers.com/events/conferences/digital-kids-conference/

Official Website: http://www.digitalkidscon.com/

@digitalkidscon and #digitalkids

Mar
2
Mon
2015
Game Connection America 2015 @ City View at Metreon
Mar 2 – Mar 5 all-day
Game Connection America 2015 @ City View at Metreon | San Francisco | California | United States

Game Connection is an international event offering the opportunity for professionals in the video game industry to interact with other professionals, expand their network, and promote their products. Since 2001, they have gathered twice a year to do business together and exchange information about current and future issues in the industry.

The next edition will take place in San Francisco, from March 02 – 05. The conference will offer unique networking opportunities through the gathering of top management from the entire industry: from development, publishing, and funding, to production, middleware, marketing, and distribution.

Game Connection America 2015 Websites:

E4G Page: http://www.eventsforgamers.com/events/conferences/game-connection-america

Official Website: http://www.game-connection.com/

GDC SF 2015 @ Moscone Convention Center
Mar 2 – Mar 7 all-day
GDC SF 2015 @ Moscone Convention Center

GDC SF 2015 returns to San Francisco in 2015 from March 2-6. The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event. Presented every spring in San Francisco, it is the essential forum for learning, inspiration, and networking for the creators of computer, console, handheld, mobile, and online games.

 

2014 Pass Schedule (GDC SF 2015 Coming Soon)

 


Early Bird

Ends Jan. 31
11:59pm EST
Regular
Ends Mar. 12
7:00pm EST
Onsite
March 17-21
All Access Pass $1,475 $1,975 $2,100
Main Conference Pass $995 $1,350 $1,475
Summits, Tutorials & Bootcamps Pass $695 $795 $895
Audio Track Pass $695 $795 $895
Independent Games Summit Pass* Sold Out Sold Out Sold Out
Expo Pass $195 $250 $250
Student Expo Pass
( Available Friday Only)
N/A N/A $75
(Available Friday Only)

GDC SF 2015 Websites

Visit the official GDC SF 2015 website at: http://www.gdconf.com/

Mobile World Congress 2015 @ Fira Gran Via
Mar 2 – Mar 5 all-day
Mobile World Congress 2015 @ Fira Gran Via | Barcelona | Catalonia | Spain

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.

The GSMA works on projects and initiatives that address the collective interests of the mobile industry, and of mobile operators in particular. We are undertaking strategic initiatives across several key areas including Spectrum, Connected Living, Personal Data and Digital Commerce.

  • Spectrum for Mobile Broadband – The GSMA is leading an ongoing global campaign to secure the spectrum required to meet the fast-growing demand for mobile broadband.
  • Public Policy – The GSMA’s public policy team proactively leads the policy debate, represents the mobile industry to governments and regulators, and delivers a regulatory environment that maximises development opportunities for mobile operators and long-term benefit for mobile users.
  • Personal Data – This Programme with its operator partners work together to deliver digital identity solutions to market with scale, seamless and convenient consumer experience, consistency of user interface and low barriers to entry across the digital identity ecosystem.
  • Mobile For Development – Focused on bringing together GSMA mobile operator members, the wider mobile industry and the development community to drive commercial mobile services for underserved people in emerging markets.
  • Digital Commerce – The GSMA is working to accelerate the standardised deployment of mobile NFC, using the SIM as the secure element to provide authentication, security and portability across many different handsets.
  • Network 2020 – The GSMA aims to address and navigate the complexities of progression to an all-IP communications network, ensuring devices and networks can deliver a native experience and that VoLTE and RCS interoperable solutions are established.
  • OneAPI – OneAPI is a global GSMA initiative to provide application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable applications to exploit mobile network capabilities, such as messaging, authentication, payments and location-finding with a cross-operator reach.
  • Connected Living – The GSMA has created market development programmes to enable a wide range of devices across the education, healthcare, automotive and utilities sectors to benefit from wireless connectivity.

The GSMA also has programmes and technical projects underway in many other areas. For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com or Mobile World Live, the online portal for the mobile communications industry, at www.mobileworldlive.com.

Twitter: #MWC15

Mar
6
Fri
2015
PAX East 2015 @ Boston Convention Center
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day
PAX East 2015 @ Boston Convention Center | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX East 2015) is an annual gamer festival held in Boston MA, USA. PAX was created by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, the authors of the Penny Arcade webcomic, because they wanted to attend a show that gave equal attention to console gamers, computer gamers, and tabletop gamers.

Created in 2004, PAX has nearly doubled in size each successive year and has been hailed as a weekend-long celebration of gamer culture. Defining characteristics include an insider keynote speech, game-inspired concerts, panels on game industry topics, exhibitor booths, after-hours parties, tournaments, and freeplay areas.

E4G Page: http://www.eventsforgamers.com/events/conventions/pax-east/

Louisville Arcade Expo 2015 @ Ramada Plaza Louisville Hotel and Conference Center
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm
Louisville Arcade Expo 2015 @ Ramada Plaza Louisville Hotel and Conference Center

WHAT?

  • Over a hundred pinball and arcade machines set on free play
  • Classic Consoles from the 70s, 80s and 90s
  • Classic Computing including the Apple II and Commodore 64
  • Kids 10 and younger are free with an adult admission

FEATURING

  • 2014 PAPA North American Tournament Circuit Location
  • Console, Arcade, and Pinball Tournaments for all ages
  • Costume Contest
  • Fun for the whole family!
  • More info soon!
Mar
12
Thu
2015
EGX Rezzed 2015 @ Tobacco Dock
Mar 12 – Mar 14 all-day
EGX Rezzed 2015 @ Tobacco Dock | London | United Kingdom

EGX Rezzed 2015 is an event dedicated to PC, indie and console gaming. Get hands-on with next gen consoles, unearth hidden indie gems and enjoy the most anticipated triple A PC games, all under one roof.

EGX Rezzed will also feature presentations from leading game designers, a Minecraft tournament stage, board games and loads more!

EGX Rezzed 2015 Websites:

E4G Event Page: http://www.eventsforgamers.com/events/fanfests/egx-rezzed/

Official Website: http://www.egx.net/rezzed

Mar
13
Fri
2015
SXSW Gaming Expo 2015 @ Palmer Events Center
Mar 13 – Mar 15 all-day
SXSW Gaming Expo 2015 @ Palmer Events Center  | Austin | Texas | United States

The SXSW Gaming Expo brings the excitement of video games to March in Austin, mixing this energy with many other well-loved elements of geek culture. Featuring exhibitors, panels, rocking parties and exceptional demos, this free-and-open-to-the-public event bridges the gap between industry insiders and consumers. That fact that this all happens in Austin (a true hotbed for the ever-expanding gaming industry) makes the SXSW Gaming Expo all the more special.

Visit March 13-15, 2015 for this amazing celebration of the power of video games!

SXSW 2015 Websites:

Official Website: http://sxsw.com/

E4G Event Page: http://www.eventsforgamers.com/events/fanfests/sxsw-gaming-expo/

Mar
17
Tue
2015
GPU Technology Conference 2015 @ San Jose Convention Center
Mar 17 – Mar 21 all-day
GPU Technology Conference 2015 @ San Jose Convention Center

The GPU Technology Conference 2014 (GTC) is at the epicenter of visual computing and is the world’s biggest and most important GPU developer conference. GTC offers unmatched opportunities to learn how to harness the latest GPU technology, along with face-to-face interaction with industry luminaries and NVIDIA experts. The GTC experience includes:

– Hundreds of sessions
– Hands-on parallel programming labs
– Opportunities to connect one-on-one with NVIDIA experts
– Cutting-edge technology demos
– And much more

GPU Technology Conference 2014 Websites:

Official Website: http://www.gputechconf.com/

Mar
19
Thu
2015
EVE Online Fanfest 2015 @ Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Mar 19 – Mar 21 all-day
EVE Online Fanfest 2015 @ Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre | Reykjavik | Capital Region | Iceland

Fanfest brings together players in a massive celebration of the virtual world of EVE Online Fanfest 2015. Travelers from all around the world gather in one of the most beautiful and unique locations the planet has to offer. Allies and rivals alike set aside their in-game differences to share drinks with one another and forge new friendships. CCP developers mingle with the community, always up for “talking shop” and getting to know the players.

Mar
27
Fri
2015
Chicago Video Game Law Summit @ John Marshall Law School
Mar 27 all-day
Chicago Video Game Law Summit @ John Marshall Law School | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Event Details

The Chicago Video Game Law Summit is Chicago’s premiere video game law related event. It is a day of academic panels devoted to the nuanced way video games require unique legal protections from a myriad of diverse legal disciplines. Game developers, industry representatives, legal experts, and many other professionals will explore, explain, and debate the latest issues in video game law.

Apr
3
Fri
2015
WonderCon Anaheim 2015 @ Anaheim Convention Center
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day
WonderCon Anaheim 2015 @ Anaheim Convention Center | Anaheim | California | United States

WonderCon Anaheim 2015 returns for another big weekend of comics and the popular arts at the beautiful Anaheim Convention Center on April 3-5, 2015. With over 65,000 attendees in 2014 (and only our third year in Anaheim), WonderCon Anaheim continues to be one of the top comics and pop culture events in the country. 2015 marks the event’s 28th continuous year.

WonderCon Anaheim 2015 Websites

E4G Event Page: http://www.eventsforgamers.com/events/conventions/wondercon-anaheim/

Official Website: http://www.comic-con.org/wca

@WonderCon and #WonderCon

Apr
7
Tue
2015
The Gadget Show Live 2015 @ The NEC Birmingham
Apr 7 – Apr 12 all-day
The Gadget Show Live 2015 @ The NEC Birmingham | Marston Green | United Kingdom

Back for its 7th year, the show will once again be full to the brim of the latest gadgets in consumer technology! Bringing to life the prime time Channel 5 TV show, Gadget Show Live gives visitors the chance to see, try and buy the very best in cutting edge technology.

Everything from the latest products to hit the high street to the best of British innovation and technology of the future, will be available for you to get hands on with.

So if you are a gadget lover looking to be blown away by the latest tech, or are looking for something fun to do this Easter with the family, make sure you get down to the NEC on 8-12 April 2015 for a gadget filled, fun day out.

The Gadget Show Live 2015 Websites:

E4G Event Page: http://www.eventsforgamers.com/events/related-industries/the-gadget-show-live/

Official Website: http://www.gadgetshowlive.net/

Updated: October 29, 2014 — 10:23 am

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