5th annual FarmCon at DEUTZ-FAHR

GIANTS Software, developer of the acclaimed Farming Simulator series, announced the return of FarmCon, the popular community event for modders, developers and players of the popular series. FarmCon 20 will be held from July 18th to July 19th 2020 at the DEUTZ-FAHR ARENA in the Bavarian town of Lauingen. This time FarmCon also marks the grand finale of the current season of the Farming Simulator League.… Read the rest

GameBlast 2020, last call to gamers to join SpecialEffect’s charity event

Gamers’ charity SpecialEffect is putting out a last call to gamers everywhere to join the hundreds of streamers, studios and companies already taking part in their annual GameBlast20 challenge over the weekend of 21-23 February.
Heralded as ‘the best reason to game ever’, the charity’s GameBlast weekend will see gamers around the world take on sponsored fundraising gaming-themed challenges including marathon livestreams, speed runs, esports tournaments, board games sessions and games-themed office parties.
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EVE Online, Fanfest 2020 coming to Reykjavíkin April

CCP Games, creators of the in-depth and uniquely player-driven spaceship MMO game EVE Online, are proud to reveal a brand-new video that brings the irreverent spirit of Fanfest together with Iceland’s techno punk rock darlings and Eurovision Song Contest 2019 finalists, Hatari.

Featuring CCP Games’ own Permaband, Hatari are charting a course to headline EVE Fanfest 2020, held this year in Reykjavík, Iceland across 2-4 April.… Read the rest

VGM CON 2020, Minnetonka, Minnesota on March 6-8

Gamer’s Rhapsody announced the addition of 8-bit Music Theory of YouTube fame to the special guest line-up. Video Games and Music Convention will be held at the Sheraton Minneapolis West located in Minnetonka, Minnesota on March 6-8. 8-bit Music Theory joins the previously-announced Alexander Brandon (composer for Epic Games) and The Hit Points (bluegrass video game music band) to round out the planned live musical performances and panels for the expo that celebrates gaming media as an art form.
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Yorkshire Games Festival 2020, running between 5-9 February 2020

With those New Year fireworks fast fading to memory, the National Science and Media Museum is excited to announce the final speakers for the forthcoming Yorkshire Games Festival in Bradford, running between 5-9 February 2020.

Serving both as a bastion for the UK’s ever-ambitious and successful games industry in the north of England and the first major games event in 2020, we can now reveal Sabrina Carmona – senior producer at mobile and casual gaming giant King – will be taking to the stage to, in her words, help ‘demystify mobile game development’.… Read the rest

Interactive Futures 2020 open on February 1st

Interactive Futures – Leamington Spa’s celebration of the games talent and culture within the region – will open its doors to the public on Saturday, February 1.

Taking place at the Royal Spa Centre, Interactive Futures (https://interactive-futures.com) will give students, young people, children and their parents the opportunity to discover the myriad of job opportunities there are available for all within the thriving video games industry.… Read the rest

PAX South 2020, Jan. 17 – 19, 2020 in San Antonio

PAX South 2020 will host initiatives celebrating the Latinx community and a range of diverse developers at the annual celebration of gaming culture taking place Jan. 17 – 19, 2020 at The Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio.
Elevating all creators and fans by promoting diversity and inclusion, PAX Together will offer a space for advocacy groups and marginalized game developers from a wide range of backgrounds to stand out from the crowd and share their games with attendees.
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Autosport International 2020, Esports to take center stage

Motorsport fans attending January’s Autosport International show in Birmingham will be able to watch and take part in a variety of esports activities, including high-profile pro events for the Le Mans Esports Series and DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series.

Esports will take a bigger-than-ever-before presence at Autosport International, which will be held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham between 9-12 January, with a number of motorsport disciplines represented for top-level gamers and fans alike.… Read the rest

Interactive Futures 2020, Two-day event returns to Leamington

Interactive Futures will return to the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington in the New Year following its successful inaugural event earlier this year.

The two-day conference and expo will once again showcase to the industry and to the general public the rich seam of talent within the Leamington Games Hub.

The event will highlight the region’s heritage within the UK video games industry, its talent and creativity, the unrivalled community of indie and major studios, and career opportunities – both for students and for those already working in games and beyond.… Read the rest

Jingle Jam 2019 back for charity fundraising drive

Gaming’s largest charity fundraiser, Jingle Jam returns for 2019 with a brand-new games bundle – and aims to raise millions more for worthy causes around the globe.

Since launching in 2011, the Jingle Jam has successfully raised over $15m for worthy causes.  In 2018, around 90,000 gamers helped donate $3.3m.  An incredible $250,000 was raised in the first 8 minutes of this year’s fundraising drive.… Read the rest