Ah. A week to go. The to-do list that sits on my shoulder is slowly being ticked off, meaning that Playful 2012 is getting more and more real. That’s exciting, but always a tiny bit terrifying. For me, hopefully not for you.
Here’s a bunch of stuff to know for Next Friday:
LINEUP & SCHEDULE.
There’s a good amount of you and Conway Hall’s registration area is quite small, so don’t leave it until 09:58 to sign in. Help us all out and get in a bit earlier. There’s coffee and that to soften the blow.
Josie Long — Introduction & welcome
10 — 11
Mark Sorrell, Hide & Seek — Computer Games (Not Video Games)
Anab Jain, Superflux — Faerie Stories for the 21st Century
Hannah Donovan, This Is My Jam — Digital Craft
11:30 — 12.30
Einar Sneve Martinussen, VOY/ AHO — Means of Production
Siobhan Reddy, Media Molecule — Learnings from New Ideas
Simon Cutts, Coracle — Playing with form
12:30 — 1:40
1:40 — 2:40
Bennett Foddy — No Pain, No Game: Confusion & Frustration in game design
Aron, Rob, Oli (TechsQuad) — v.01: sound, animation, interaction, narrative and joysticks
Holly Gramazio, Hide & Seek — Clapping Games
This starts off firm and gets looser as the day goes on. We’ll do our best to keep time in order and get to the pub for half four, but you know what these things can be like — everything is subject to change.
SOME THINGS PEOPLE ASK
How do I get there?
Conway Hall is at 25, Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL. The nearest tube is Holborn, two minutes away.
Do I need to bring anything?
You were sent a PDF ticket when you bought one, have that to hand (as print out or on your phone) and it’ll be fine. Multiple bookings on the same order get sorted out smoothly, so don’t fret.
You can bring your favourite mug for maximum refreshment satisfaction, otherwise, a pen, a pad and your brain are all you need bring.
I actually can’t make it any more. Can someone use my ticket?
That’s a bit of a bummer. You can pass it on to a friend, or let us know via email or twitter and we’ll try to hook you up with someone who can.
What’s the connectivity/wifi like?
It’s getting better, but still pretty sketchy. All that stuff’s a bit distracting if you’re trying to listen to people anyway.
Do you have an Official Hashtag of the Playful Conference 2012™?
Yes, we do. We endorse the use of #playful12 to aggregate your opinions, links and insights garnered from the day across the key social network platforms.
That’s it for now. See you next week, all cheery and forgiving.