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Call for speakers, talent, events and showcase games at London Games Festival

Call for speakers, talent, events and showcase games at London Games Festival

We are now less than two months away from the start of London Games Festival. As we near the start of the third celebration of games and interactive entertainment across the capital we are asked: is there still time to get involved?

In short, the answer is: YES. There are still plenty of ways to take part, whether you are an event organiser, investors, games maker, service company or industry expert.

So here’s a quick rundown on what what’s happening and when the deadlines for participation are:

London Games Festival Fringe
Any games related event taking place in London between 5-15 April 2018 can submit to be part of the Festival. We welcome independently run events of all sizes. Last year’s lineup ranged from talks and conferences to live immersive games and competitive tournaments! To submit your event for the London Games Festival Fringe visit games.london/fringe-2018/
Closing date: 6 March

LGF HUB is a new addition to the London Games Festival, providing a central home for our agenda-setting summits and more. We’ve got specially-themed summits and forums on hot topics in games: Working Culture, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. We are interested to hear from potential speakers for talks and panels. More information here: games.london/lgf-hub-2018/ – contact info@games.london with suggestions.
Closing date: 10 March

LGF HUB meanwhile also features gallery spaces for new exhibitions, and a demo zone. The Demo Zone specifically already has presence from VR developers and games startups – we have spaces available at low rates for games businesses looking to showcase their games or products to other industry delegates, including investors, business partners and reps from other creative industries. Contact paul.davies@filmlondon.org.uk.
Closing date: Spaces available up to 26 March

BAME Talent
We’ll also very soon be unveiling a brand new part of the festival that champions and showcases BAME (Black and Ethnic Minority) talent working on games of all experience levels. It will be a core part of what we’re showing at the HUB and will also visit other UK games clusters. Part of this exhibition will be an open call for nominations. If you want to get an early jump on finding out more about the project and how you can nominate yourself or other parties, contact info@games.london.
Closing date: 6 March

The Games Finance Market
The Games Finance Market will bring 60 investment-ready games businesses to London for two days of networking. Applications are closed for studios but we have two spaces left for an investors or publishers. Now in its third year, the Market has generated new business deals worth over £30m, cementing London’s reputation as a centre of excellence for the global games industry. Contact Matthew.Charlton@games.london.
Closing date: 28 February

The London Games Festival’s networking event for women in games and related creative sectors returns for its third year. We are looking for female speakers to discuss this year’s theme of mentorship and entrepreneurship.
A handful of tickets are available to buy, but the majority are distributed through partnerships with relevant networks serving and supporting female creatives. If you have a group deserving a ticket, contact us at info@games.london
Closing date: 10 March

Games Character Parade Participants
The final Saturday of London Games Festival will once again see hundreds of games characters take to the streets of London in the very special Games Character Parade. Welcoming both video games-inspired cosplayers of all experience levels plus official mascots and characters, this one-of-a-kind games event will see iconic interactive entertainment heroes in even more iconic London locations. Visit games.london/parade2018/ to take part.
Closing date: Spaces available up to 28 March

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