Activities

A Gaming Lifestyle

We’ve introduced more of the content you’ve always enjoyed to our shows… and then some. Inviting esports teams, streamers, indies, students, musicians, craftsmen, filmmakers, and more—it’s a whole way of living condensed into a kickass weekend!

Indie Zone

Indie Playground

Indie devs enter for a chance to win a booth in our Expo where they can showcase their radical games.

Indie Show & Tell Stage

Expect dev talks, tournaments, giveaways, and more. We’ll also feature our Game Pitch Championship final round on the stage.

Community Zone

Stream Studio

Watch streamers behind-the-scenes in the middle of the Expo. You’ll never wonder again how tall they are or what shoes they wear!

Cosplay Championship

We all crave to see the most impossible costumes come to life. So, come cheer for the craftsmen that make those characters real!

Speedrunning Marathons

Watch players who love extra constraints complete games in record time. Their speed and tricks will blow your socks off.

Meet & Greet

If you’re part of a mass following of someone big in the gaming community, you may be able to meet them face-to-face!

Live Music

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Heavy Metal Night

Better than streaming and listening through the best headphones. Jump into a sweaty crowd and shout for fantastic artists.

Freeplay Zone

Console Freeplay

Take part in our console tournaments or just play whatever, whenever. Play with friends, strangers, or by yourself.

Retro Freeplay

We pick out some great ancient gaming cabinets, but you’ll have to come to the show to find out which classics we’re bringing.

Mobile Freeplay

If you can’t stop playing games—on the bus, in meetings, on the toilet—mobile games are for you. We stock as many as we can on our iPads.

VR Freeplay

They make you dizzy, but the tech behind them is improving all the time, with better experiences and more dynamic games.

PC Freeplay

Our PC Freeplay library grows with every show. We’ve got indies, oldies, and fresh releases on every PC.

Tabletop Zone

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Tabletop Annex

Come play demos from exhibiting tabletop companies or grab a game from our library.

Tabletop Indie Spotlight

5 lucky rising star tabletop games will be selected to win a free spot to show their game to thousands.

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Tabletop Tournaments

For the very competitive, enter at your own risk and win accolades and more.

DIY Zone

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Casemod Championship

We want to encourage growth on a community level and that means encouraging the non-professional modders and creators.

Game Jam

A quintessential part of any indie-worthy event, sign up if you’re ready for a neck-breaking race to finish your build.

Art Zone

Artist Alley

Artists from all-over come to sell their gaming arts and crafts. Expect numbered and signed prints, comics, and lots more art.

Art Gallery

From the concept art that helps the developers visualize the game to the key art they share on social, we display it all.

Screenings

Features

Whether you like shorts, features, or fan films, there’s plenty of variety to see in our selection of screenings at the show.

Shorts

Whether you like shorts, features, or fan films, there’s plenty of variety to see in our selection of screenings at the show.

Fan Films

Whether you like shorts, features, or fan films, there’s plenty of variety to see in our selection of screenings at the show.

Business Zone

Panels & Workshops

Our workshops cover a wide variety of subjects that’ll help you develop your skills or get you excited about something new.

Game Pitch Championship

If you’re a game developer looking for funding, our panel of industry vets will give you tips on what they want to hear from a proposal.

Networking Lounge

Need a meeting room in the middle of a loud and exciting gaming festival? The lounge is a quiet and relaxing place to work.

Featured Speakers

Kick back and listen to our specially selected speakers talk about their experiences and ideas.

Meetups

Get together with like-minded groups to network and discuss ideas together!

Student Zone

Student Game Showcase

Come play some of the most brilliant student games today. And if you’re a student, this is a great way to rub elbows with the industry.

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Collegiate Tournaments

Hours of collegiate competition and more student offerings than ever before.

High School Tournaments

Check back here soon for more information about when to see the high school tournaments and how you can enter to compete!

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