The London Games Fringe asked if we wanted to run an event as part of this year's fringe. We said - hell yeah! To that end, on the night of October 28th we will be running the world's first RPS Thinkosium downstairs at the Alphabet Bar in Soho, London. You are all welcome. While tickets are free, you have to book them in advance. And since the venue isn't exactly enormous, you probably better get a move on. You can do so here.
But what is the RPS Thinkosium? Well, glad you asked...
Rock Paper shotgun is the world's biggest PC gaming blog. Which is a funny to thing find yourself writing, but it seems to be true nevertheless. It is devoted to three . The clever, the stupid and the PC games. Their event as part of the London Games Fringe aims to pull all three together.
The basic set up is Question Time. Kieron Gillen acting as host to a panel of PC Gaming experts, including Mark Morris of Introversion (DARWINIA, DEFCON, MULTIWINIA) and Splash Damage's Ed Stern (ENEMY TERRITORY: QUAKE WARS). Plus others to be announced when we're sure they're actually going to turn up. We gather questions in advance, and then ask them to the panel. They will then talk over the issues as cleverly and funnily as they can. The truth will be located.
Which is the clever - but there's a twist, and it's a stupid one. It's also a drinking game. Whenever certain words are mentioned - which aren't known in advance, and are only revealed as and when they're spoken - everyone has to drink. The words will be, perhaps predictably, ones which are fairly likely to turn up in the debate. Like - say - "Piracy". Everyone will end up getting a bit tipsy, unless you're drinking soft drinks, and then you'll get - er - a bit sugar rushy. Which is nearly as good.
There's also some money behind the bar, so some drinks will be free too. As is the entrance fee, though you do have to book a ticket on this splendid page.
It's a unique chance to come along and mingle (and mingle drinks) with other lovers of PC games. We demand your attendance. WE DEMAND IT.
As I said, tickets can be booked here. We'll give updates about others guests when we actually know for sure, but promises to be a highly amusing evening anyway. The doors will open at 7 for canvasing of questions, while the actual questions will start at around 8 or so, continuing as long as it seems funny and/or we have questions. Probably the former.
Hopefully we'll see some of you there.
[This event is part of The London Games Fextival 2008, so check out their website for a selection of the other, lesser events you can take a look at in the Big Smoke around the same time.]