Edinburgh Interactive and BAFTA have teamed up to put on the first Scottish BAFTA Games Question Time.
On Friday 10th August 2012 at the Radisson Blu Hotel (80 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH (Dunedin Suite)) participants will be able to put their questions regarding the UK’s rapidly evolving video game industry to a panel of experts. The event starts at 17.30 and interested parties can register for free at http://EIFQuestionTime.eventbrite.co.uk/
The panel will include:
Ian Livingstone OBE – founder with Steve Jackson of Games Workshop and the Fighting Fantasy series of interactive gamebooks, Ian is Life President of Eidos, Vice Chairman of UKIE and co-chair of their Next Gen Skills Campaign.
Dr Jo Twist – CEO of UKIE, the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment. Jo was previously Channel 4 Commissioning Editor for Education, overseeing a range of games projects including the BAFTA-winning Privates.
David McCarthy – Marketing and Developer Relations at GREE, Japan’s leading mobile social networking service, home to thousands of games and millions of users. David has previously worked for Edge magazine and Rockstar games, and co-authored the book Game On!: From Pong to Oblivion – The Greatest Video Games of All Time.
Ella Romanos, Co-owner and Managing Director, Remode – Founded in 2007, Remode has delivered over 30 games in 5 years, with clients including Sulake (owners of Habbo Hotel), Arkadium and GameHouse, working with all aspects of game development from branded content, to original IP and creative strategy. Ella also co-founded the South West’s Extended Play interactive festival and sits on the board of TIGA.
If you have a question you’d like answered during the evening, please submit it in advance via the sign-up form, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the hashtag #baftagamesQT on Twitter.
Chair: Johnny Minkley is the political and education correspondent for GamesIndustry.biz, the market-leading business community for news and information about the international video games industry, covering all aspects of interactive entertainment from development to retail.
Edinburgh Interactive Conference: 9th & 10th August
In the energy charged setting of the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe, EIF will continue with its successful eclectic mix of presentations and debates relating to emerging trends and future gazing at the world of interactive media and entertainment. To book your place please visit www.edinburghinteractive.co.uk. Passes cost £229 + VAT.
Edinburgh Interactive Public day: 11th August
Interested in video games? Want to know more about the video games industry or even how to make a game? Then the Edinburgh Interactive FREE public sessions are the place to be! Come and experience a variety of FREE workshops available for children and adults. Further workshop and session details can be found at www.edinburghinteractive.co.uk/public-program. To register your FREE place, visit http://edinburghinteractivepublic.eventbrite.com/