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Gen Con Draws Over 50,000 Attendees in Return to Pre-Pandemic Scale


INDIANAPOLIS (August 8, 2022) — Gen Con, the largest and longest-running tabletop gaming convention in North America, returned to Indy this August 4-7, attracting a unique attendance of over 50,000 gaming fans to the Indiana Convention Center (ICC) and Lucas Oil Stadium for four days of playing games, shopping in the exhibit hall, cosplaying, enjoying local food and beverages, and connecting with fans from Indianapolis and around the world.

“Our goal this year was a return to the level of scale and spectacle that make Gen Con a can’t-miss annual event for gaming fans from around the world, and we absolutely feel we achieved that,” said Gen Con President David Hoppe. “We’re grateful to our tens of thousands of attendees, exhibitors, event organizers, and local partners who made this year a truly special 55th edition of The Best Four Days in Gaming.”

Gen Con Indy 2022, which marked the 55th of the convention since its founding in 1968, generated an estimated $57.4 million in economic activity for restaurants, hotels, and other local businesses in Indianapolis.

“For nearly two decades, Gen Con has held its amazing event in Indy. And, as Gen Con has grown in size, so has our city,” said Leonard Hoops, president & CEO of Visit Indy. “Our entire community loves welcoming Gen Con’s attendees, and we look forward to seeing them again in 2023 and beyond.”

The convention’s exhibit hall featured more than 530 game publishers and vendors. Publishers released more than 500 new game titles during the convention. More than 15,000 ticketed events were held over the four days, ranging from board games, card games, roleplaying games, comedy, music, seminars, the Costume Contest, Film Festival, and more.

“This year’s Gen Con was even better for us than 2019,” said Stephanie Shossow, Event Manager for The Op. “Gamers came ready to bring fun to the table!”

All participants were required to show proof of vaccination to attend and to wear masks while inside Gen Con-controlled spaces.

Concurrently with the in-person convention, an additional 900 virtual games and events were held through the convention’s Gen Con Online program, and over 50 hours of live video was streamed on the convention’s Twitch channels.

Gen Con Indy 2022’s official charity partner was the Patachou Foundation, a nonprofit which serves meals and learning experiences for children to increase their awareness of and excitement about food and fight the root causes of hunger in the community. Nearly $40,000 was raised over the weekend for the Patachou Foundation through multiple charity events.

Gen Con will return to Indianapolis August 3-6, 2023.

Evolution Championship Series (Evo) Japan Returns to Tokyo in 2023

EVO 2020 Champsionship Series logo
EVO Championship Series 2020 (image: EVO)

LAS VEGAS – August 7, 2022 – The Evolution Championship Series (Evo), one of the most pioneering and storied events in gaming, concluded its finals in Las Vegas by surprising thousands of fans in attendance at the finals with the news that Evo Japan will return to Tokyo on March 31-April 2, 2023. Tokyo Big Sight will host the historic fighting game tournaments, including Guilty Gear -Strive-, The King of Fighters XV, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, and TEKKEN 7. More games and event activities will be announced in the coming months, along with details on when registration becomes available.

“It is joyous having Evo Japan return to Tokyo for the global fighting game community,” said ​​Rick Thiher, General Manager of Evo. “Japan is the birthplace of competitive fighting games and we can’t wait to open the doors at Tokyo Big Sight next spring to continue celebrating their legacy with players and fans worldwide.”

Players and fans can follow the latest news on the official Evo Japan website at evojapan.gg, on Twitter @EVOJAPAN2023, or YouTube.

Evo Las Vegas welcomed more than 7,000 competitors from 63 countries on August 5-7, who faced off in a combination of new and returning fighting games.For more information on Evo 2022, players and fans can check out Evo.gg.

Explore the game industry with WN Conference in September


On September 8–9, over 500+ game industry decision-makers will gather in Limassol for WN Cyprus’22 — the game industry dealmaking event.

After productive events in Europe, China and USA, the WN Conference returns to Limassol! The conference is focused on the game market, and the core value is face-to-face communication with representatives of well-known gaming companies.

WN Cyprus’22 is tailored for efficient and intense networking by bridging foreign and local communities. Besides, the event features two days of extensive lectures and industry insights and a networking party on September 8.

All the attendees will get access to the WN Hub meeting system from August 25 to September 25 to network online before, during the event and after the conference. 

The conference features will work for both on-site and online audiences, allowing end-to-end networking with every guest at the event to hit all the goals and to gain a foothold on the game market.

Join WN Cyprus’22 on-site or online in September 2022 — find more information and tickets on the conference website.

Win Tickets to MAGWest 2022!


WINNERS ANNNOUNCED: Congrats to Sean C. for winning the Double Attendee tickets and Alexy S. for winning a Single Attendee ticket! We have reached out via your Gleam.IO provided e-mail address to confirm your ticket codes.

Thanks everyone for participating in this latest giveaway. We will have more in the future for other events soon!

For over a decade now, Events for Gamers has shared news about events, attended events and written about them — and now we’re offering readers a chance to attend some of these amazing events!

In partnership with MAGFest and their MAGWest event, Events for Gamers obtained five badges to MAGWest 2022 for our event calendar community!

Simply complete as many options in the following entry form to raise your chance at winning either a single badge, or the grand prize of them all, double badges for you and a lucky +1 for free access to MAGWest 2022!

Win Tickets to MAGWest 2022!

This sweepstakes runs from July 27 to August 3, 2022. Winners will be randomly selected and contacted on August 4, 2022 with a special code you can use to redeem on the MAGWest website.

Disclaimer: Badges are ONLY for access to the show and do not cover transportation, hotel stay, or any other fees or amenities whatsoever.

When is MAGWest? Visit Events for Gamers’ MAGWest 2022 calendar entry!

About MAGWest

MAGWest spawned from MAGFest, the Music and Gaming Festival currently on the East Coast. MAGWest is a three day event dedicated to the appreciation of video game music, gaming of all types, and the gaming community. MAGWest is the West’s flavor of video game music, gaming, and non-stop party action! The event runs 24 hours a day, and offers consoles, arcades, tabletop, LAN, live video game cover bands, chiptunes, guest speakers, pool concerts, and so much more!

Taipei Game Show 2023 Dates Announced: “Come in Gameverse” from February 2nd to 5th, 2023


Taipei Game Show (TGS) announced today that the 21st TGS will be held on February 2-5, 2023 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1. The Asia Pacific Game Summit, B2B ZONE, and B2C ZONE will be hosted during this period. The organizer, Taipei Computer Association, also announced the theme of the show in 2023: “Come in Gameverse”, inviting gamers to explore a next-gen gaming experience.

Starting in August, the organizer will be accepting B2C Zone exhibitor applications from businesses. The organizer revealed that a large number of games that had been previously delayed will be launched in the second half of 2022. Global marketing campaigns for these games are also starting to get back on track. Many businesses, including major game publishers around the world, have reached out to the organizer for early marketing plans. The forecast expects to see TGS returns to pre-pandemic scales in 2023. TGS has always been the first major gaming event to launch each year. It is also the first stop where the international game industry chooses to market their games to the Asia-Pacific region. In 2023, TGS will continue the hybrid model, hosting both online and offline events in tandem to create an incredible festival dedicated to gamers. TGS will release more information on its 2023 edition on their official website and Facebook page. Please stay tuned!

Taipei Game Show 2023
DateB2C ZONE  Feb. 2nd to Feb. 5th, 2023
(Exhibitor Registration will be open in August)B2B ZONE  Feb. 2nd to Feb. 3rd, 2023
(Exhibitor Registration will be open in September)Asia Pacific Game Summit Feb. 2nd to Feb. 3rd, 2023
VenueTaipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1
Official Sitehttps://tgs.tca.org.tw
Facebook Fan Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/taipeigameshowglobal

ESL Gaming and Spotify Partner to Enhance the Music Experience of Esports Fans


COLOGNE / NEW YORK —ESL Gaming, a part of ESL FACEIT Group, and Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service of its kind, are thrilled to announce they are joining forces to provide the German-speaking esports community with qualitative, yet uncomplicated, access to their favorite music experiences and exclusive podcasts.

Unlocking the potential of human creativity and creating a place where everybody can be somebody, the collaboration is another step forward in expanding the esports culture and fulfilling both companies’ mission to enable more diversity and inclusion in their communities. Through the partnership with Spotify, fans have the opportunity to discover upcoming music artists, while they are able to easily access their music through a dedicated Spotify playlist. The whole partnership is represented by the claim “Level up with our gaming soundtrack”.

“Music and gaming truly go hand in hand, so we are therefore very excited to partner with Spotify and offer fans the best possible music experience,” said Benny Eichelmann, Senior Director, Global Brand Partnerships at ESL Gaming. “The partnership is a natural brand fit as it combines the best of the undisputed leader among music streaming platforms and the world’s leading esports company. By working together we can now enhance the experiences of our German communities to enjoy both their favorite music and premier esports content.”

“Gamers are increasingly becoming tastemakers in music, are important influencers in pop culture and shaping the zeitgeist. For Spotify ,gaming is one of the most important fandoms and our already established activities in gaming will be expanded with partnerships like this one. We will offer many opportunities for gamers as the new music influencers and it will be exciting to be able to map out further content around the ESL competitions”, said Heiner Kuhlmann, Head of Marketing at Spotify DACH.

The partnership commenced with the ESL Pro League (EPL) Season 16 Conference Stage in June, and continud to include international competitions through Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Cologne 2022 on July 5-17 — it will also include the Group and Playoff Stages of EPL Season 16 on August 31-October 2. Furthermore, the collaboration enables a deepened music experience for ESL Gaming’s products in the German speaking market, including the ESL Meisterschaft (ESL Gaming’s German National Championship), the Virtual Bundesliga, and DreamHack Hannover.

Bringing the best possible music experience to esports fans around the world, ESL and DreamHack branded playlists are already available on Spotify. Stay tuned as more custom content will be added soon.

For more information, please visit about.eslgaming.com, or follow ESL Gaming on LinkedInFacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

ESL Gaming and Gravity Media Partner to Deliver Live Broadcast of Premier Global Esports Events


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 26, 2022, Cologne / New York / London / Paris — ESL Gaming, a part of ESL FACEIT Group, and Gravity Media are excited to announce a partnership delivering the production services of ESL Gaming’s global esports events over the next three years.

ESL Gaming will use Gravity Media as their exclusive service provider at some of the world’s largest multi-genre gaming and esports events, including Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Cologne in Germany, ESL One Malaysia in Malaysia, the IEM Rio Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship in Brazil, DreamHack Atlanta in the US, and many more. Gravity Media are proud to have been chosen to provide their expertise, equipment, and specialized human resources to deliver state-of-the-art esports event productions that can serve ESL Gaming’s complex and flexible needs worldwide.

Having the best possible broadcast experience is fundamental to us, as this is how we can bring our most memorable and iconic moments to all of the fans around the globe,” said Tobias Grieser, SVP Production at ESL Gaming. “Partnering up with Gravity Media opens many new doors for us to deliver the action from the world’s biggest esports stages to anyone’s home. With their cutting-edge technology and global presence, we can ensure that fans can enjoy our events to the fullest from wherever they are located and that they can do so in the best possible quality.

The future for esports is bright, offering many opportunities for new and exciting broadcasting approaches to provide the perfect environment for companies to engage with their clients,” said Ed Tischler, Managing Director, EMEA, at Gravity Media. “Gravity Media is excited to be working alongside ESL Gaming on multiple prestigious esports events. This project marks another truly global team effort where Gravity Media looks forward to capturing more from the thrilling esports action taking place over the globe. Our teams and offices in America, Australia, Europe, and across the Middle-East are excited to join forces with ESL Gaming to offer our world-leading expertise and support.”

To learn more about ESL Gaming and Gravity Media, please visit their official websites: www.eslgaming.com and www.gravitymedia.com

August 2022 Game Industry Events Calendar


To help you discover upcoming game industry events calendar that includes conferences, conventions, festivals and many other types of events, we post a consolidated list here on Events for Gamers each month.

We’re in the heat of summer (literally in the case of our headquarters here in Texas) and all the summer events are being talked about, starting with the super popular board and card game focused event, Gen Con! We’ve been to Gen Con numerous times over the last couple of decades and highly recommend attending this event at some point in your game industry adventures.

Notice how few online events there are with nearly as many hybrid as there are online? The trend accelerates from last month.

View this month’s event list below. You can also click here for the main calendar view that includes events into 2022 and beyond.

AUGUST 4-7: Gen Con
5-7: Crunchyroll Expo
6-7: BitSummit
6-7: Video Game Music Con
7-11: SIGGRAPH Vancouver
12: Business Growth Expo
12: THQ Nordic
17-19: New Zealand Game Developers Conference (NZGDC)
18-20: QuakeCon (Online)
19-21: MAGWest
22-26: Devcom Game Developer Conference
23-25: CEDEC (Online)
24-28: gamescom
24-26: MeetToMatch Cologne (Hybrid)
25: Gamescom Congress
27-28: PWR^South Bend
27-28: SiliCon
31-SEP 3: Promised Land Art Festival (Hybrid)

Which events are you attending this month? Let us know by commenting on this article here or on Twitter and Facebook!

SiliCon with Adam Savage Announces Expanded Hands-On Maker Opportunities and Family Ticket Packs Discounted up to 33 Percent


San Jose, Calif. – July 19, 2022 – SiliCon with Adam Savage, Silicon Valley’s largest Comic Con and Maker Con, has announced an expanded lineup of immersive, hands-on Maker opportunities in its large, dedicated Savage MakerVerse makerspace in the exhibit hall and new, reduced-priced family packages that deliver a weekend of inspiration, engagement and entertainment – all at a great value.

“Fostering a love of learning, making and reaching for the stars is at the heart of our family-friendly SiliCon with Adam Savage Comic Con and Maker Con,” said Adam Savage, Creative Director and SiliCon 2022 co-producer, special effects designer and fabricator, actor, educator, and television personality/producer, including the host of Tested and former co-host of Discovery’s Mythbusters series. “We are bringing together the very best makers in the world to inspire the makers of the future and encourage their inner talent and creativity while giving them the freedom to entertain themselves for hours on end in our large Savage MakerVerse.”

Hands-On Maker Opportunities

With Adam Savage at the helm as Creative Director and a dedicated 4,500 square foot makerspace on the show floor, SiliCon stands out from the rest as the “Maker’s Con.” The Savage MakerVerse will be buzzing with activities for makers of all ages and experience levels! Attendees can work on projects alongside other makers from around the country and get hands-on with new tools and materials at the surrounding booths. Learn from the pros through a series of demos and panels on the Maker Stage.

This year’s SiliCon features a tremendous variety of workshops and instructions for a fun-filled weekend of speed-build challenges, skill-building maker workshops, and cosplay design contests. Most activities are free to join.

The Savage MakerVerse space includes:

  • MakerVerse Workstations: The center of the MakerVerse will host a dozen work tables (120-person capacity) and all the supplies needed to build along with the pros or create something totally unique in a shared workshop setting. Visitors will have access to a variety of tools and materials, including plenty of EVA foam, felt, string, paint, glue, cutting tools, and wearable electronics. Free and fun for all ages!
  • Maker Stage: Attendees can meet and learn from the pros, including some maker heroes, through a series of project demonstrations and discussion panels on the Maker Stage, such as Blockbuster Effects for Indie Filmmakers; Greeblies, Kit-Bashing, and Dumpster Diving; or step inside an 80s video game and play real-life Punch-Out. All Maker Stage presentations are free and family-friendly!
  • Speed Build Challenges: Makers can test their design chops with a build challenge focused on a single material: Day 1 – armature wire, Day 2 – cardboard. Contestants will be provided with a limited kit of tools and materials to make something from scratch while they race the clock and their opponents! Each winner will receive a prize pack from SiliCon sponsors. The challenges are also free and fun for families, teams, or individual makers. Registration is required.
  • Cosplay Design Contest: “Create the Improbable” Costume Mashup: Cosplayers can flex those DIY cosplay skills and break out their best puns! Contestants will be provided with a full kit of tools and materials and have two days to design and build a unique – and hilarious – cosplay mashup piece. Those who think outside the box and impress the panel of pro-cosplay judges might just take home one of three spectacular prize packs, awarded on the Maker Stage. Participation is free and geared towards teens and adults. Registration is required.
  • Mystery Box Make-off: Attendees can cheer on their favorite makers in this game show-style challenge as they face off and race the clock. Each contestant will receive a mystery box and will be tasked with building a costume piece using only – and all of – the contents. Join us at the Maker Stage for laughs and learning as we watch pro makers hack together something wacky at top speed! Many will enter, only one can win. Free to watch and family-friendly!
  • Hands-on Maker Workshops: Makers can try out new tools and techniques in a series of intensive, skill-building workshops hosted by some of the most talented makers in the country. Some of the hands-on opportunities include building Cyberpunk Goggles with pre-cut foam pattern pieces or disguising an inexpensive starter object to make a Cyberpunk Headset. Some may want to take foamsmithing to the next level with a workshop on texturing EVA foam or get messy and perfect their own foam finishing at Sand Camp! Workshops are geared towards teens and adults. Registration and additional materials fees are required.
  • Cosplay Construction + Repair Booth: Wardrobe malfunctions and prop upgrade challenges happen. Cosplayers can stop by the Cosplay Construction + Repair booth for costume troubleshooting needs, plus the tools and materials to make those modifications on the fly. Expert staff from official sponsor Blick Art Materials (booth #512) and the pros at SKS Props will be on hand to help. Other pro maker guests will drop in at scheduled times throughout the weekend. Free and family-friendly!
  • Maker Museum: SiliCon’s pro maker guests collectively have hundreds of years of industry experience between them – and with credits such as Star Wars, Jurassic Park, the Marvel Universe, Make Magazine, Hackaday, and even the National Air and Space Museum, they have a lot to share! Get a close-up look at some of their favorite personal projects and prototypes on display in the Maker Museum. Free and family-friendly!

To learn more about all of the Maker activities, go to: www.siliconsj.com/makerverse

Family Fun Packs 

SiliCon with Adam Savage is offering its first-ever Family Fun Packs, offering up to a 33 percent discount on ticket prices for a family of four! The Family Fun Packs include free tickets for children ages 6 to 12 and deeply discounted ticket prices for children ages 13 to 18 with the purchase of two regularly priced adult tickets. Pricing for Family Fun Packs for a family of four starts at $100 for a Saturday Family Pass, $80 for a Sunday Family Pass, and $160 for a 2-Day Family Pass. As always, the event is free for children under six.

This fantastic, discounted package is a limited-time offer and is available through Monday, August 8, 2022. Visit www.siliconsj.com for details and to purchase the Family Fun Packs.

The two-day convention, themed Creating the Improbable, offers a ton of family-friendly science, technology and pop culture fan extravaganza and comic convention designed to inspire and entertain with science/tech discussions, film and TV screenings, and of course, incredible celebrity guests, including Christopher Lloyd from Back to the FutureGeorge Takei from Star Trek, and Karen Gillan from Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor WhoKari Byron and Tory Belleci from MythBusters, Darrell MaloneyaMarvel Prop MakerFrank Pillar,known for his incredible Iron Man suits, and academy-award nominated Shohreh Aghdashloo, from House of Sand and Fog and The Expanse, who recently joined the lineup.

Discount Accommodations

SiliCon with Adam Savage attendees may purchase a special group rate of $139 US per night at the Marriott San Jose. 

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Special thanks to SiliCon with Adam Savage sponsors: Amazon Alexa, Blick Art Materials, Digi-Key, Surebonder, Itemfarm, Print Bed, Raspberry Pi and SKS Props. For information on custom sponsorship and exhibitor packages, contact susan@siliconsj.com. Exhibitor and Artist Alley applications are available online. Panel and workshop submissions remain open for a short time and can be submitted here.

SiliCon with Adam Savage
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 W San Carlos St,
San Jose, CA 95113 

Tickets, Photos and Autographs:
Single-day and two-day passes for SiliCon with Adam Savage 2022 
Tickets Available at:www.siliconsj.com
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Hours: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Get the latest on social:
Twitter – @siliconsj
Facebook – SiliConSJ
Instagram – Silicon_SJ
LinkedIn – silicon-comic-con

Ticket shop online: Get your gamescom congress 2022 ticket now!


Cologne, 19 July 2022: The gamescom congress opens its doors for trade visitors. After two digital editions, the congress will take place again with an audience on site in Cologne on 25 August 2022. Numerous international guests are expected. Tickets can be purchased now at www.gamescom-congress.de. The gamescom congress is Europe’s leading conference on the social, economic and technological potential of games and will take place for the 14th time as part of gamescom.

Whether education, industry, healthcare or social coexistence – all economic and cultural areas benefit from games and games technologies. With a broad spectrum of topics and top speakers from Germany and abroad, the gamescom congress is in demand far beyond the games industry. In the years before the corona pandemic, tickets were always sold out quickly. This year, the congress will show how digital games and games technologies provide impulses for the economy and society. A highlight at gamescom congress 2022: The talk format Debatt(l)e Royale with Kevin Kühnert (General Secretary, SPD), Mario Czaja (General Secretary, CDU), Emily Büning (Federal Managing Director, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and Bijan Djir-Sarai (General Secretary, FDP). The debate will focus on topics such as digital education, togetherness on the net, the potential of digital games or the net infrastructure in Germany. Further details on the programme will be published shortly.

Participation information:

– The ticket shop is online at www.gamescom-congress.de.

– Tickets are available online for Euro 95.00.

– Tickets for students and teachers cost Euro 35.00 (proof required).

– The congress tickets can be combined with admission tickets for gamescom (trade visitors and private visitors) for an additional charge.

Only digital tickets will be issued. The gamescom ticketing app, which is available in the App Store or Google Play Store, is required for purchase. After login with the individual access data of the Koelnmesse account, the ticket is automatically displayed in the ticket wallet of the app.

The gamescom congress will take place for the 14th time in 2022 as part of gamescom, the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s leading business platform for the games industry. After a two-year break, the congress will return to Cologne with keynotes, panels and workshops. The gamescom congress is organised by Koelnmesse GmbH and game – Association of the German Games Industry. The conference is sponsored by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

BitSummit X-Roads’s Game Selection Unveiled, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida To Host Streaming Segment Live on Stage


KYOTO, JAPAN — July 13, 2022 — BitSummit, now celebrating ten years of connecting International game developers, publishers, and media with Japanese indies, is proud to announce this year’s lineup of games, as well as special interview sessions hosted by Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida. The two-day experience takes place Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7, 2022, in Kyoto, and viewable online through BitSummit’s YouTube, TikTok and Bili Bili and Twitch channels, and via a special collaboration between BitSummit and The MIX (Media Indie Exchange).

The complete roster of the BitSummit X-Roads Indie Game Selection is now available on the BitSummit website. Gamers can now get a preview of the 89 diverse titles from Japan and across the globe that will be playable in Kyoto next month. These include a mix of award-winning, critically-acclaimed games alongside soon-to-be-discovered gems. BitSummit X-Roads selections will be highlighted on multiple live streams through BitSummit’s social channels, Steam, and more.

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s, Shuhei Yoshida (or, as he is known online, ‘Yoshi P’), hosts two intimate developer chats at BitSummit X-Roads, one with Tokyo-based indie developer, oneoreight (Earth Wars, Lost Epic), and the with Goat Simulator, Goat Simulator 3 and Sanctum series devs, Coffee Stain North, offering an international perspective on game development. 

Shueisha’s producer, Masami Yamamoto (formerly of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Japan Studio), introduces highly anticipated titles, Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions, The Tower -To the Bottom-, and ONI: Road to be the Mightiest. Shueisha’s Game Creators CAMP continues the popular Game BBQ series with participation from past BBQ contest winners, Acrobatic Chirimenjako, and Play Indie Game Festival 2021 winners, Hakababunko.

Popular U.S. publisher, Devolver Digital announces a BitSummit exclusive gameplay reveal for Gunbrella, with content creator, HighGai. Additionally, Raw Fury’s CEO, Gordon Van Dyke, will join a discussion with X-Roads co-host, Layer-Q, on stage at BitSummit to talk about the development of the Kingdom series and more. 

Other guests include: 

Media partners, The MIX, and Kyoto’s own Cursed to Golf devs, Chuhai Labs, are teaming up to give a closer look at the community of Indies that make BitSummit special. Stop by their booth at the show or join-in all weekend on Twitch!
Hosting BitSummit X-Roads is returning MC, J-mon, a bilingual ambassador of indie games based in Japan, joined this year by TV announcer and game event veteran, Ai ‘Aichi’ Yokomachi, and indie game streamer, Layer-Q, who will introduce all 89 selected games throughout the entire weekend.

BitSummit X-Roads will take place Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, 2022. Both days operation hours are from 10:00 AM JST until 5:00 PM JST. BitSummit X-Roads will broadcast from the main stage on both days live on YouTube, Twitch, TikTok and Bili Bili in Japanese, English and Chinese.

Additional information regarding participating titles, special guest speakers, streaming booths, influencers, and sponsors will be unveiled in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit the BitSummit website and Discord server or follow BitSummit on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Press and influencers registrations are now open here until August 5th, 2022.

General admission tickets and business tickets are available on the BitSummit Official website. BitSummit opens its doors to local and visiting indie game enthusiasts for the first time since 2019 and will enforce strict COVID restrictions and safety measures to ensure a safe and secure environment for all exhibitors, developers, and guests.

For more information concerning business tickets and regular visitor passes, please visit the BitSummit Official website.

E3 Returns in June 2023, Now Produced by ReedPop


LOS ANGELES — July 7, 2022 — E3, the world’s premier celebration of interactive entertainment, will make its long-awaited return to the Los Angeles Convention Center in the second week of June, 2023. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) will partner with ReedPop, the veteran event production company behind PAX, New York Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, and other acclaimed celebrations of pop culture, to reunite the global video game industry for a week of titanic AAA reveals, earth-shaking world premieres, and exclusive access to the future of video games.

E3 2023 will welcome back publishers, developers, journalists, content creators, manufacturers, buyers, and licensors. The event will also highlight digital showcases and feature in-person consumer components.

“It is a tremendous honor and privilege for ReedPop to take on the responsibility of bringing E3 back in 2023,” said Lance Fensterman, President of ReedPop. “With the support and endorsement of the ESA, we’re going to build a world class event to serve the global gaming industry in new and broader ways than we already do at ReedPop through our portfolio of world leading events and web sites.”

Kyle Marsden-Kish, ReedPop Global VP of Gaming who will lead the newly formed E3 team along with his global gaming live event responsibilities added, “For years, we’ve listened, heard, and studied the global gaming community’s feedback. E3 2023 will be recognizably epic—a return to form that honors what’s always worked—while reshaping what didn’t and setting a new benchmark for video game expos in 2023 and beyond.”

“We are thrilled to bring back E3 as an in-person event with ReedPop, a global leader in producing pop culture events.” continued Stanley Pierre-Louis, President and CEO of the ESA. “The past three years have confirmed that E3 convenes our industry like no other event. ReedPop brings world-class talent and a keen understanding of the video game industry, which will serve to enhance the E3 experience for years to come.”

A streamlined and secure media registration for E3 2023 will begin in late 2022. Confirmed exhibitors, hotel and travel guides, event schedules, and more will be shared in the months to come via media releases and the official E3 website. Media, creators, industry professionals, and fans are encouraged to visit this website often for updates, and to follow E3 on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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