I hate writing these. You guys know what to expect, right?
There's going to be talks from 13:00 to 18:00. From 19:00, the bar will be open to all, and you'll all be required to wish me a happy birthday because this is doubling as my birthday event. Music will stay at a relatively low level.
Tickets are a tiny bit pricier than usual and I apologise, but an all day event takes a lot more planning and tends to be a bit more expensive. Also you'll notice that I'm forcing you to pay the eventbrite fees. All of you but 1 person has paid the EventBrite fees so far, and the EventBrite fees are a bit more on tickets of this price, so we're assuming the audience is happy to pay.
We're partnered with Five out of Ten and Nineworlds VG. If you have any questions or you want to pitch a 15-minute talk for a future event, please email Jake@videobrains.co.uk
VideoBrains talks are recorded and published to our website, social media channels and other publications and promotional materials. By purchasing a ticket for this event, you consent to being filmed and/or photographed and for VideoBrains to publish any associated media. If you would like to attend VideoBrains but want to withdraw recording consent, please contact the event organiser.
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Here's the finalised speaker line-up:
Keith Stuart - Games, Intertextuality and Inspiration
Hannah Bunce - Developers as Consumers - Can we ever buy games objectively?
Rob Morgan - Throwing your voice: when should the protagonist speak for the player?
Jordan Erica Webber - Confessions of a Filthy Casual
Ed Stern - Writing Wrongs
Jenni GoodChild - Beyond the Ship of Theseus: Thought Experiments and Video Games
Jerry Mickle - Doom Is An Art Scene, An Open Letter to John Romero
Hannah Nicklin - 1 - Pre-Owned, the psychogeography of Kentucky Route Zero
George Buckenham - Stop making videogames (make bots instead)
A live recording of the "Oh No VideoGames!" podcast
Please be here for the first talk at 1pm - This is so important I could say it twice.
Please be here for the first talk at 1pm - I said it twice. There's always a full programme and we can’t start if no-one is there. We hate having to cut talks short. You can show up any time from 12pm and get a chance to meet other video games fans and talk to the speakers.
(We can't refund these tickets if you decide you can't come. However if we cancel the event we'll refund everyone. If you are currently pitching for a slot on VideoBrains June and I later add you to the lineup, I'll refund you.
We're really big on safe spaces here at VideoBrains, so whether you have a ticket or come along to the free evening drinks, please be aware of those around you. If you're a meanie we'll have a chat, but we reserve to right to ask you to leave if you're ruining the atmosphere. Similarly, if anyone makes you feel uncomfortable or you witness anything that makes you uncomfortable - please come and talk to one of us.)