Posts Tagged ‘events’

The RPS Social Club: Friday, 14th August In Brighton

By RPS on July 24th, 2015.

RPS Social Clubs are reader-organised events meant for the merriment of all who call themselves friends of Horace. We occasionally highlight such events here on the main page and we’d like to do so more often. Below, a write-up by Ben Meredith, organiser of June’s Brighton social, with details of where the troop will be assembling next on August 14th. Want to host your own? Let us know.

Picture the scene. A pub. Brighton. The smell of freshly poured ale and a wisp of smoke from the beer garden. A man, me, sits with trepidation, cursing the fact that he’d left the sign he printed out at home and hastily scribbling “RPS Social in here” on a scrap of paper, torn from an old notebook.

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Gamechat Is Go: Next RPS Brighton Social Next Friday

By Alec Meer on June 18th, 2015.

Image courtesy of Amy G.

What’s the point in watching all these big E3 announcements if you can’t talk to like-minded souls about how exciting and/or appalling they are? Why, just this morning I tried to ask the builders who’ve been loudly renovating the house next door for four hundred weeks what they made of Transformers Devastation, but they just said something about Megan Fox’s shorts then picked up some decking offcuts menacingly. If only there was some sort of social event for PC gaming folk in my hometown soon.

Well, what’s this? Seems there will be one in Brighton next Friday. It’s in a pub and there’s a banner and everything.

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Northern Delights: Games Festival Feral Vector Next Month

By Alec Meer on April 8th, 2015.

animal costume not required but everyone will probably be delighted if you do wear one

Feral Vector – formerly known as Bit Of Alright – is a UK games festival which hosts talks, games, experiments and elbow-rubbing from/with assorted cheerful and interesting developer types. It’s curated by David Hayward, who organised the Leftfield Collection at EGX and Rezzed. Pip thought the last one was lovely. A slight change of plan for 2015 though: mindful that everything ever seems to happen in London, this year’s Feral Vector has upped sticks to Yorkshire in the hope that game-makers and game-players who traditionally get left out of this sort of thing can attend.
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The Brighton RPS Social Is Born! (I.E. Pub, This Friday)

By Alec Meer on October 7th, 2014.

Do you live in Brighton? Or near Brighton? Or above a hellmouth which connects to Brighton via eldritch magicks? Or intend to visit Brighton this Friday? Do you also enjoy PC videogames and consuming liquids? In which case, you should attend the inaugural Brighton RPS Social Club.
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More Than A Bit Of Alright – Wot I Thought of Feral Vector

By Philippa Warr on July 14th, 2014.

The logo does look a bit like underpants, yes.

Having just stepped into a church crypt I was confronted with the prospect of a talk on art and videogames. This could so easily be the opening sentence for a horror novel aimed at games journos or internet commenters. Luckily it was actually part of Feral Vector.

Feral Vector – previously A Bit Of Alright, previously World of Love – is an indie games conference curated by David Hayward (he of the Leftfield collection at Eurogamer events). The event I was attending had a room dedicated to games people could actually play, another whose chair infestation and projector lent it to talks and a third which was a tearoom and Puzzle Script classroom. Sidenote: the tearoom windows don’t seem to open so I spent twenty minutes having some kind of Lapsang sauna.

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GameCity Festival Returns To Nottingham Next Month

By Adam Smith on September 10th, 2013.

I was extremely disappointed to miss last year’s GameCity. Everybody I’ve spoken to who was there speaks about it in reverent tones. Actually, scratch that, there’s no reverence at all. It’s happiness, the remembered joy of sharing a splendid, creative, social hobby with a wide array of pleasant people. I won’t make the same mistake this year, although I’ll probably only visit for one or two days. The event runs October 19th-26th and it sounds like a very different beast to traditional/commercial gaming gatherings. Indeed, it’s billed as a festival rather than a convention, with family-friendly events that involve both play and discourse. It’s my personal mission to count the number of free energy drinks and dubstep assaults. Confirmed events are listed below, including an intriguing week-long headliner.

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BlizzConCaliNov

By Alec Meer on February 19th, 2013.

and they say we Brits have bad teeth

Even though no-one plays games with a keyboard and mouse anymore, Blizzard’s annual fan-con somehow attracts huge crowds and helps the Activision-owned developer to earn All The Money from PC games. They’ve just announced the 2013 (and seventh annual) Blizzcon, due this November in Anaheim, California, the United States of America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, origin of sausage and chocolate chip pancake on a stick. What will be there? VIDEOGAMES.
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