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European IRDC at the UK National Videogame Arcade, 27-28 June!
« on: February 09, 2015, 11:11:26 AM »
I am hosting the (European) International Roguelike Development Conference 2015! If you plan to attend, please fill in this Google Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Cld-3P5ACTRNRhv9-oH__ig6hawNtrqQgpBFhmoNyIY/viewform), and read on for details. Everyone is welcome!

**The Event**

An "unconference (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference)" for everyone and anyone involved with or interested in roguelikes - from leading developers and academics to fans and enthusiasts - to discuss the genre, meet others involved with it, listen to and give talks, see first-hand demos of in-development titles, and generally socialize and eat some nice food. It is taking place at the National Videogame Arcade (http://gamecity.org/) (NVA) in the United Kingdom!

This year we're trying something a little bit different: the first day will be the "core" day of the conference as it has been the past seven years, where everyone from big name in the field to enthusiast is invited to come, present talks, listen to talks, show off demos, and the like. The second day will be more public, and is currently planned to include an exhibition of playable classic roguelikes with help on hand to explain the user interfaces to new players, a roguelike game jam, a chance to talk with game journalists interested in the genre, and public lectures on the genre and procedural generation more generally. We're therefore interested in both the classic networking with everyone already interested in roguelikes, but also in bringing our beloved genre to a wider audience and the games press.

**The Venue**

The NVA is located in Nottingham (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nottingham), and this UoN page (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/aglobaluniversity/documents/studywithus/studentsupportadviceresources/travelling-to-nottingham.pdf) gives a good description of how to access the city, which is well-connected by flight, rail, and coach. It is a large multi-floor building with a range of ongoing and temporary exhibitions, and we will be positioned primarily in the spacious "Lounge" area, with all the usual tables/chairs/projector/etc facilities. The NVA also has a bar!

**The Dates**

The conference will take place on the **27-28th June 2015.**

**In Summary**

Please go to the Google Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Cld-3P5ACTRNRhv9-oH__ig6hawNtrqQgpBFhmoNyIY/viewform) and fill in your details, your interest, and whether you're interested in giving a talk, a demo, helping out on the second day, and whatever else.

If you have any questions, please email me at mark at my domain (http://www.ultimaratioregum.co.uk), or leave a comment in this thread, or somewhere else on my site, or just generally in some location you think I'll probably see it.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2015, 12:54:13 PM by UltimaRatioRegum »

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Re: Potentially hosting IRDC (Europe!) at University of Lincoln (UK).
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 08:32:08 PM »
Sounds good to me - I'd definitely try to attend (work permitting).  I'd also be up for presenting something - perhaps an updated version of the 'procedural generation in (real world) architecture' talk that I gave at the London one a couple of years back, if that would be of interest to anybody...(?)


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Re: Potentially hosting IRDC (Europe!) at University of Lincoln (UK).
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 10:31:17 AM »
Excellent to both! There's also a possibility of hosting it at the National Video Game Arcade in Nottingham; investigating that option as well...

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Re: Hosting IRDC Europe, 27-28th June, at National Videogame Arcade!
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2015, 11:19:03 AM »
Updated! COME ALONG!

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Re: European IRDC at the UK National Videogame Arcade, 27-28 June!
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2015, 02:32:16 PM »
I'll definitely be there. Not sure on what I'll present yet, but I'm sure that will become clearer closer to the time.

I'm also happy to speak at the "public" section of the weekend. Maybe on "Why Are Roguelikes So Damned Good?" :)

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Re: European IRDC at the UK National Videogame Arcade, 27-28 June!
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2015, 09:28:31 AM »
I'm in.

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Re: European IRDC at the UK National Videogame Arcade, 27-28 June!
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2015, 10:09:07 AM »
I'll definitely be there. Not sure on what I'll present yet, but I'm sure that will become clearer closer to the time.

I'm also happy to speak at the "public" section of the weekend. Maybe on "Why Are Roguelikes So Damned Good?" :)

I'm in.

Excellent stuff! Going to probably do a big update on it around the end of the month/start of next month once I've discussed/confirmed with the NVA exactly what the second day will be entailing...