You would think that by now, with everything going on, the guys at GameCity would want to have a lay down in a quiet room. But no, there is just no stopping these guys.
GameCity5, the world’s best loved video game festival, is due to kick off real soon, running from 26th to 30th October throughout Nottingham. We mentioned a huge number of the festival events just the other day (GameCity5 is coming Alive), but that is just not enough for these crazy workaholics.
This year’s Vision Statement, Saturday 30th from 12pm – 2pm at Council House Ballroom, will be given by none other than the GameCity Director, Iain Simons. Titled An Inconvenient Festival, the talk will cover an expansive list of topics from the topical, â€œWhy does everybody hate video games?â€ to the more personal, â€œWhy couldnâ€™t we call this a video game festival at first?â€ and everything in between.
GameCity Director Iain Simons said, â€œItâ€™s both an honour and a terrible, terrible burden to be delivering the vision statement this year. Quite honestly, Iâ€™d rather it was someone else, but none of them were available. That said, five years does seem like a good time to take a pause and reflect.â€
But wait, there’s more…
Listening to LIMBO, Thursday 28th from 5pm – 7pm at Antenna, will be hosted by Playdead and focus on the sounds of the game with the sound designer and composer Martin Stig Anderson. He will now be joined by Playdead co-founder and LIMBO creator Arnt Jensen.
An Evening with James Hannigan, a retrospective concert on Thursday 28th 7.30pm – 9.30pm at St Marys Church, will feature video game music from the world renowned composer including the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows soundtrack. This event has been updated with the following additions:
- the music from the forthcoming Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest
- soprano Tamara Zivadinovic, singer from C&C: Red Alert 3 Uprising, will deliver her first public performance of Soviet March 2
- a guitar rendition of Evil Genius’ theme music
As usual, more information is available over at www.gamecity.org