The last batch of tickets for GameCamp 5 is now online at Eventbrite: miss out on these and you’re out of luck. The Late Bird tickets are the same price as the Middle Bird tickets—£15 for the day including lunch—but just that little bit later and slightly less middling.
In the run-up to the event we’ll be posting information about some of the many events and sessions that will be happening on the day, so keep watching this blog.
Predictably, Middle Bird tickets for Game Camp 5 are now on sale. £15 and a small booking fee we have no control over will buy you a full day of talks, activities, gameplay, socialising and lunch—and as always, any budget we have left at the end of the day gets put behind the bar of wherever we end up (probably the LSBU student bar) to pay for the evening’s drinks.
The best £15 you’ll spend this year? Could be!
The first tranche of GameCamp 5 tickets (‘Early Bird’) is now sold out. Tranche 2 (‘Middle Bird’) goes on sale at 11am on Wednesday 18th March, at £15 each, and the final tranche (‘Late Bird’) exactly a week after that. If you miss those, the only tranche left is Frustrated Bird. Hey, that gives us an idea for a game…
The best way to get a reminder when tickets go on sale is to follow us on Twitter: @gamecamp.
Attention! Your attention please! GameCamp 5 is GO GO GO for SATURDAY 12th MAY at London South Bank University. The fifth in the critically acclaimed series of games-based Unconferences will continue in the tradition of the first four events by being a games-based Unconference.
Last time we had free Lego, wild zombies, an amazing lunch, more than forty talks, a massive board-game library, and the student union bar all to ourselves. This time we aim to top all of that. High on the list: providing better coffee. The rest is down to you.
The first tranche of tickets will go on sale at 11AM on WEDNESDAY 11th APRIL (not 12th April, apologies for earlier typo), at a special Earlybird price of £12.50 which includes lunch. Two additional tranches will be along shortly.
We’re also on Lanyrd.
More information to follow!
GameCamp 4 has come and gone. Thanks to everyone who made it a totally awesome day. This was our biggest GameCamp yet, with over 225 people attending. Good thing the venue at LSBU was big, because it was packed to the rafters.
GameCamp’s strength is that it can be a total grab-bag of discussions and activities you wouldn’t get anywhere else. The morning and afternoon boards show you the huge variety of sessions:
We had sessions on topics ranging from teaching game design, sex in video games, Little Big Planet and colonialism (!), lemon jousting, and even a zombie-themed live-action LARP with NERF guns that took over the 3rd floor:
The day also resulted in a GameCamp group on Steam, for those of you PC gamers out there.
And of course, our board game library kept people well busy on the ground floor.
There’s simply too much to cover in a single blog post. Jetsetnick and Nia Wearn have posted their overviews of the day. If you ran a session please do blog about it, and link to this post – then you’ll end up in the comments, and we can collate some sort of a record of the awesomeness.
Thanks to Princi for doing a stellar job with lunch, even though it was their first catering job ever. Thanks also to our sponsors Vertical Slice for helping fund this awesome day, and to LSBU for letting us take over their enormous Keyworth building.
Most of all, thanks to all of you who came and made the day excellent. GameCamp is a platform for you to share your interest and knowledge of games with others. It wouldn’t be anything without you.
We’re already working on ideas for GameCamp 5, so if you have any feedback we’d love to hear it! Let us know in the comments.
You’ll notice that this time round, it’s called GameCamp, rather than BoardGameCamp. The focus on Saturday will be on the talks, just like the first few GameCamps.
If you were at BoardGameCamp last year, you might also remember the absurd amount of boardgames we had there (63.6207 kilograms of them, to be precise). Myself, Ross, Jo and anyone else who volunteers will once more be running a boardgame library, but we expect it to be smaller and less busy than last time. We’re using the games kindly provided to us by Esdevium, as well as a few of our own, but if you *really* want to lug boardgames here and lend them for the day we’ll take them. We just want you to know that you really don’t need to and can travel light.
What we’ll have there will include *at least*:
- Puerto Rico
- Jungle Speed
- Lost Cities
- Wings of War
- Race for the Galaxy
- Settlers of Catan
- Thurn and Taxis
- The Village (Werewolves)
- Puerto Rico
- Robo Rally
- Last Night on Earth
- Back to the Future: The Card Game
- Infinite City
There are multiple copies of some of those, and there will probably be a few more games too. We’ll be in the cafe with them throughout the day, so if you’re taking a break from the talks feel free to check out a boardgame and bring it back later.
In future, rest assured there will be more BoardGameCamps, but after the last one we felt that it’d be useful to have one event centred on making and playing stuff, and another centred on talking about stuff. This Saturday is the talky one.
Like it says right above this (assuming this is still the top post on the page, which it won’t be for long, so ah well) tickets for GameCamp 4 are now officially completely sold out.
However we’ve heard from a few people who won’t be able to make it now, so if you have tickets to buy or sell we suggest you get onto Twitter and use the hashtag #gc4 to hawk your extras or beg for spares.
Everything is looking EXTREMELY VERY GOOD for Saturday. Some people have been tweeting about the talks they want to give or hear, which sound great. And we’ve got a give-away that might be even cooler than the customised dice we were handing out at BoardGameCamp.
Doors open 9.30, and the board goes live at 10.00. One thing to note: though there’s a shop selling snacks and hot drinks on site, it won’t be open from the very start so you may want to get your teas and coffees on the way in.
See you on Saturday!