Feral Vector, 2018

31/05/18–02/06/18
Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge, UK
Recurring

About:

‘Feral Vector is not like other game design events. If you feel like an impostor at games events, you’re not only welcome here, we encourage you to attend. If you are in the videogames industry, but looking for more than it can give, Feral Vector is for you. Feral Vector is fundamentally about outside influences, accessible tools, and the fringes of game design – because that’s where the interesting stuff happens.’

Ticket price: N/A
Estimated attendees: 200

Event Webpage: http://feral-vector.com/
Facebook: N/A
Twitter: @feralvector
Hashtag: #feralvector
Logo/Art:

Brochure/visitor guide/handout: 

Run by: Feral Sett (David Hayward, Pax Lowey, Eli Rainsberry, Cel Davidson, Amran Anjum, Devlin, Kriss, Beck Michalak, Jim Thompson, Siobhan Gibson, Shi
With the help of: other nice people
Supported by: Yorkshire Games Festival, BFI, Boneloaf


Talks given by:

  • Vaida Plankyte
  • Hanna Dwan
  • Andrew Beck
  • Hwa Young Jung
  • Eugene Griskov
  • Chella Ramanan
  • Kim Foale
  • Emma Bearman
  • Hana Lee
  • Becky Leigh
  • Jade Leamcharaskul
  • Various others (Show and Yell!)

Games/Things shown:

  • Pink – Sam Brown and Joshua Unsworth
  • Softwar – Ben Green
  • Bitsy Boutique – Mark Wonnacott and various bitsy authors
  • Attention Seeker – Georgie Grace
  • DUST SHEPHERDS OF SATURN – Jim Thompson, Emmylou Laird and Drew Harpunea
  • Wobble Garden – Robin Baumgarten; Audio by Martin Kvale
  • One For Sorrow – Adam Dixon
  • Anyball – Laurenz Riklin and Hang Ruan
  • Full English Breakfast – Ian MacLarty
  • Michael Rosen’s Drink Simulator – Ell Buscemi
  • Fairmile – Ed Key, Beck Michalak, Eli Rainsberry, Sophie Houlden
  • La Forêt – Supr
  • 29 – Humble Grove, Nikki Lombardo, Eli Rainsberry
  • Probationary – Hwa Young Jung
  • Art Deck – Holly Gramazio
  • Cuckoo Curling – Grenadine
  • Phogs – Bitloom with Coatsink
  • Unannounced Really Good Puzzle game – Benjamin Davis/Alan Hazelden/Eli Rainsberry/Elisa Marchesi/Ben Ruiz
  • Quiet as a Stone – Richard Whitelock @rpgwhitelock
  • DUST SHEPHERDS OF SATURN – Jim Thompson, Emmylou Laird and Drew Harpunea
  • Enchanted Launderette – Emmylou Laird
  • Extreme Event Game – Hisham Tariq
  • The Book Ritual – Alastair Aitcheson
  • Science Game Playtest – Jana Wendler
  • DUST SHEPHERDS OF SATURN – Jim Thompson, Emmylou Laird and Drew Harpunea
  • Albatross – Sarah Cole
  • Balance – Fedya

Live Games/Experiences:

  • Shards of the Sun Egg – by Jim Thompson
  • One by One – by Thryn Henderson
  • Cardboard Spaceships – by Jim Thompson
  • Business Year 1999 – by Adam Dixon, Nate Crowley, David Hayward
  • Jeff Golblum Is Concerned About Your Academic Progress And So You Must Tend His Menagerie Of Gentle Mutant Abominations – Xalavier Nelson Jr.

Workshops/Jams held:

  • Rebel Yelp! Videogame Potluck – Mick Chesterman
  • Paper Jam – Stuart Lilford, Feral Sett
  • Manifesto Jam – Emilie Reed
  • Flatgame workshop – Claire Morley, Mark Wonnacott
  • Makey Makey workshop – Installation Required
  • Microbit workshop – Installation Required

Misc Other:

  • Lino printing shirts – Beck Michalak, Shi Blank
  • Nail art – Sarah Cole, Becky Leigh

Photos:

N/A

Recordings:

N/A

Blogs/articles/write-ups:

http://www.gameindustry.com/editorials/eurofiles/feral-vector-the-antidote-to-e3/


Misc other: N/A

Submitted to Interstice by: Sarah Cole

Game Rats: Modding

26/05/18
Haunt, 182 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7UY, London, UK
Recurring

About:

‘This, our second salon, will be a mixture of mingling and making friends with a series of talks by industry speakers and games makers on the theme of Modding.’

Ticket price: N/A
Estimated attendees: N/A

Event Webpage: http://www.gamerats.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GameRatsLondon/
Twitter: @GameRatsLondon
Hashtag: N/A
Logo/Art:

Brochure/visitor guide/handout: None.

Run by: The Game Rats (Seán Joesbury, Ben Nizan, Alex Perry, K Shonibare-lewis, Penda Tomlinson)
With the help of: N/A
Funders: N/A


Talks given:

  • Becky Leigh
  • Penda Tomlinson
  • Bogdan Vera

Games/Things shown: N/A

Live Games/Experiences run: N/A

Workshops/Jams held: N/A

Games/Things made: N/A

Performances given: N/A

Misc Other: N/A


Photos:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/GameRatsLondon/photos/

Recordings:

N/A

Blogs/articles/write-ups:

N/A


Misc other:

Submitted to Interstice by: Sarah Cole

Game Rats: Firsts

03/03/18
Haunt, 182 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7UY, London, UK
Recurring

About:

‘A free series of 3 x 15-minute talks about games by industry speakers, for those working in games themselves, followed by drinks, talking, and making friends (no nemeses please). This event’s theme is “Firsts”.’

Ticket price: N/A
Estimated attendees: 40

Event Webpage: http://www.gamerats.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GameRatsLondon/
Twitter: @GameRatsLondon
Hashtag: N/A
Logo/Art:

Brochure/visitor guide/handout: None.

Run by: The Game Rats (Seán Joesbury, Ben Nizan, Alex Perry, K Shonibare-lewis, Penda Tomlinson)
With the help of: N/A
Funders: N/A


Talks given:

  • Sophie Sampson – What was the first videogame?
  • Richard Hamer – The Subjective First Person
  • Robin Baumgarten – Line Wobbler (a game played only in the first dimension)

Games/Things shown: N/A

Live Games/Experiences run: N/A

Workshops/Jams held: N/A

Games/Things made: N/A

Performances given: N/A

Misc Other: N/A


Photos:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/GameRatsLondon/photos/

Recordings:

N/A

Blogs/articles/write-ups:

N/A


Misc other:

Submitted to Interstice by: Sarah Cole

Health Bar: Rainbow Road

13/07/2017
The Marlborough Pub & Theatre, Brighton, UK
Recurring

About:

“Video game pop-up Health Bar’s soft launch!

If you love video games, but don’t love the played out dude-ified culture . . .

Or if video games intrigue you but you’re worried about being “bad at them” . . .

Health Bar aims to create inclusive and welcoming spaces where you can enjoy the weird and wonderful world of video games. Starting with . . .

3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . GO! Rainbow Road: a queer arcade for LGBTQ+ folk and their friends.

Modern and retro consoles . . . Video game-themed craft stalls from Never Not Geeky and X Stitch Adventures . . . And vegan goodness from Cactus Kitchen Gals.”

Ticket price: £3
Estimated attendees: 40

Event Webpage: http://www.marlboroughtheatre.org.uk/event/rainbow-road/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/526567210801067/?ti=as
Twitter: @HealthBarBTN
Hashtag: N/A
Logo/Art:

Brochure/visitor guide/handout: N/A

Run by: Health Bar (Matthew HamblionCandice Armah)
With the help of: Cactus Kitchen Girls, Never Not Geeky, X Stitch Adventures
Funders: N/A


Talks given: N/A

Games/Things shown:

  • Dancing Stage Fusion; Konami
  • Street Fighter V; Capcom
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy; Vicarious Visions
  • Mario Kart 8; Nintendo
  • WarioWare; Nintendo
  • ARMS; Nintendo
  • Four Swords Adventures; Nintendo
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash; Nintendo
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; Nintendo
  • Endless Ocean; Arika
  • Rayman Origins: Unisoft
  • Super Monkey Ball; Sega
  • BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend; Arc System Works

Live Games run: N/A

Workshops held: N/A

Games made: N/A


Photos:

https://t.co/33iT7jdgAF

Recordings: N/A

Blogs/articles/write-ups: N/A


Misc other: N/A

Submitted to Interstice by: Matthew Hamblion

VideoBrains June: Accounting

28/06/17 (7pm–10pm)
The Blacksmith & Toffeemaker, London, UK
Recurring

About:

VideoBrains is a night of games discussion featuring the hottest takes, the wittiest wisdom, the talks to talk about. We’re all about creating diverse, inclusive conversation from all points of view and backgrounds on videogames.

Ticket price: £5.80–8.40
Estimated attendees: N/A

Event Webpage: http://www.videobrains.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VideoBrains/
Twitter: @VideoBrains https://twitter.com/VideoBrains
Logo/Art:

Brochure/visitor guide/handout:  N/A

Run by: Jake Tucker, Thryn Henderson, Rosa Carbó-Mascarell, Oli Kill
With the help of: Not applicable.
Funders: Patreon


Talks given:

  • Anna Hollinrake – idle animations are like falling in love
  • Florencia Minuzzi & Dustin Connor – Conversations in Games – no, not the life-changing, world-shattering kind.
  • Tom Battey – Confessions of a Former Monster Hunter
  • Colm Seeley & Stuart Burnside (for the BFI) – Does a Tree have a nationality?
  • Tom Davison – Homes as Emblematic Spaces

Games shown:

Not applicable.

Live Games run:

Not applicable.

Workshops held:

Not applicable.

Games made:

Not applicable.

Performances given:

  • PACMAN: A TRAGEDY IN THREE ACTS – created by Grant Howitt – performed by Elizabeth Simoens, Thyrn Henderson, Adam Dixon, Johnathan Prior, Anna Hollindrake

Photos:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3qkU85 (Sarah Cole, Flickr)

Recordings:

N/A

Blogs/articles/write-ups:

N/A


Misc other: N/A

Submitted to Interstice by: Sarah Cole

Feral Vector, 2017

01/06/17–03/06/17
Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge, UK
Recurring

About:

‘Feral Vector is a festival about making games and gamelike things.’

Ticket price: N/A
Estimated attendees: 200

Event Webpage: http://feral-vector.com/
Facebook: N/A
Twitter: @feralvector
Hashtag: #feralvector
Logo/Art:

Brochure/visitor guide/handout: N/A

Run by:  David Hayward, Pax Lowey, Eli Rainsberry, Cel Davidson, Amran Anjum, Devlin, Kriss, Beck Michalak, Jim Thompson, Siobhan Gibson, Shi
With the help of: N/A
Supported by: N/A


Talks given:

  • David Hayward – Introductions
  • Kat Brewster – Don’t Stand So Close to Me: Intimacy in Digital Tech
  • Katie Rose Pipkin – A pre-history of Farmville (and other flower-breeding games)
  • Emma Bearman – Playbox
  • Stuart Lilford – Impostor Syndrome – I’m not really qualified to give this talk
  • Malath Abbas – Collectives, co-working space and community
  • Derek Moody – Whodunnit Manor
  • Anna Hollinrake – Mental Health, with Maslow and friends
  • shi & Kriss – So, you’ve accidentally made a virtual world.
  • Charlotte Gore – Bards Bards Bards: Why everyone should roll a bard
  • Dr. Kim Foale – Victory Points Suck
  • Natalie Clayton – Hammer out a Home: Creating Personal Spaces in Games
  • Tara Copplestone – Games and Archaeology

Games/Things shown:

  • Various, but list N/A

Live Games/Experiences run:

  • Deep Green – by Jim Thompson
  • Settings for Sitting To – Thryn Henderson
  • Business Year 2001: A Business Odyssey – Adam Dixon, Nate Crowley

Workshops/Jams held:

  • Cardboard jam – N/A
  • Arcade Workshop: Makey Makey – Alex Johansson, Katy Marshall
  • Paperjam – Stuart Lilford
  • Arcade Workshop: Arduino – Alex Roberts
  • The Wicker Jam – Jonathan Whiting
  • Arcade Workshop: Alt Ctrl Adventure – Jerry Belich

Misc Other:

  • Controller surgery/exhibit

Photos: N/A

Recordings: N/A

Blogs/articles/write-ups: N/A


Misc other:N/A

Submitted to Interstice by: Sarah Cole