Festival Fringe Meet the Fringe

Meet the Fringe: GamesIndustry.biz

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events.

Today, GamesIndustry.biz senior editor Christopher Dring tells us about the site’s Fringe event, which recognises the 100 most influential people working in the UK’s games industry

chris_dring_mtfTell us a bit about your event.
This week marks the reveal of the GamesIndustry 100 – the most influential people working in the British games industry. All 100 finalists have been invited to a party that will take place just after EGX Rezzed closes its doors on its first day – Thursday, March 30th. But it’s not an exclusive event, anyone can come along. Tickets are priced at £25, which includes a charity donation, a free magazine, and drinks and food – try getting a cheaper night out in London.

Who is this event for?
It is initially for the GamesIndustry.biz 100, but it’s also for the entire British Games Industry. We’re expecting retailers, publishers, developers, agencies, journalists, eSports players and a load more.

Why should people come along?
It’s the ultimate networking event with some real big names going. It’s also priced as low as we can go. If you’re planning to swing by EGX Rezzed on the Thursday, it’s the best place to go for a drink afterwards.

Why were you keen to be involved in London Games Festival?
London Games Festival is an event that unites every corner of the business in London and to be part of the week is an honour. As the first ‘official’ night of the festival, we hope we can kick things off with some style.

What events have you done before?
I worked on some events with that chap Michael French. MCV Awards, Games Media Awards, London Games Festival, Interface, Women In Games Awards, Games 5s, Pub Quizzes… a few. The company I now work for is known for some small consumer show thing called EGX. You’ve probably never heard of it.

What games do you enjoy?
All sorts, but I have a soft spot for Nintendo. The new Zelda on Switch might just be the most wonderful video game ever created.

Tickets for the GamesIndustry.biz 100 Party can be bought here. For more information about the Fringe line-up, head here.

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