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EVENTS DIARY DATES All the essential industry events, from the latest games conferences to the MCV Pub Quiz


DECEMBER ITALIAN VIDEOGAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE Friday, December 3rd – Saturday, December 4th Rome, Italy


www.ivdconf.com The third National Congress of Italian game developers moves to a new venue.


GDC CHINA


Sunday, December 5th Shanghai, China www.gdcchina.com


A forum for Eastern and international publishers, developers and more to explore business opportunities.


EVOLVE IN LONDON Wednesday, December 8th London, England


www.evolveconference.com


A day-long conference focusing on how to develop games for new platforms.


JANUARY


GAMEON: FINANCE Thursday, January 20th – Friday, January 21st Toronto, Canada


www.gameonfinance.com Now in its fourth year, this event explores new business opportunities in gaming.


MOBILE GAMES FORUM 2011 Wednesday, January 26th – Thursday, January 27th London, UK


www.mobilegamesforum.co.uk MGF gives companies a place to discuss the crucial issues of the mobile sector.


GLOBAL GAME JAM Friday, January 28th – Sunday, January 30th Worldwide


www.globalgamejam.org


This international event brings thousands of enthusiasts together to celebrate and create games.


WORLD OF LOVE 2 Friday, January 28th London, UK


indiegamesarcade.com/world-of-love A conference about independent video game development.


FEBRUARY


CASUAL CONNECT 2011 Tuesday, February 8th – Thursday, February 10th Hamburg, Germany europe.casualconnect.org


This conference brings together experts in casual gaming to discuss the future of the industry.


DICE SUMMIT 2011 Wednesday, February 9th – Friday, February 11th Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, US www.dicesumit.org


The event celebrates its 10th anniversary with new events and key speakers.


MIDLANDS MCM EXPO Saturday, February 19th – Sunday, February 20th Telford International Centre www.midlandsmcmexpo.com The increasingly popular showcase of movies, comics, games, manga and more returns to the Midlands.


GDC 2011


Monday, February 28th – Friday, March 4th Moscone Center, San Francisco, US www.gdconf.com


The 25th Game Developers Conference will feature a week of seminars, keynotes and presentations.


INDEPENDENT GAMES FESTIVAL Monday, February 28th – Friday, March 4th Moscone Center, San Francisco, US www.gdconf.com


The 13th annual IGF showcases the best in indie game development.


EDITORIAL PLANNER A glimpse at some of the special features coming up in MCV


SPAIN/PORTUGAL TERRITORY REPORT Friday, December 10th


An insight into the unique qualities of the Spanish and Portugese games markets, including the biggest retailers and distributors, and the key challenges they face.


ANNUAL RETAIL SURVEY Friday, December 10th


It’s time for the High Street to make its voice heard. In our annual retail survey, MCVquestions leading outlets from across the nation about key issues facing games retailers and the industry at large.


20 December 3rd 2010


REVIEW OF THE YEAR Friday, December 17th


MCVlooks back on the biggest stories, events and surprises of 2010. There will also be a round-up of the best industry quotes of the year and a quiz to see whether or not you have been paying attention.


FITNESS FOCUS Friday, January 7th


More and more people vow to lose weight after New Year’s Day. With more fitness titles on the market than ever, the games industry is in a prime position to supply this lucrative consumer demand.


50 THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2011 Friday, January 7th


The ultimate guide to next year. We break down the 50 biggest upcoming games and events due in 2011, creating the definitive roadmap of the next 12 months in the industry.


FITNESS FOCUS Friday, January 7th


More and more people vow to lose weight after New Year’s Day. With more fitness titles on the market than ever, the games industry is in a prime position to supply this lucrative consumer demand.


RECRUITMENT SPECIAL Friday, January 14th


MCVprovides an in-depth look at the best way to break into various sectors of the games industry. This feature will also include our annual games salary survey, analysing the average wage for each area of the market.


BENELUX/SCANDINAVIA TERRITORY REPORT Friday, January 21st


We take a look at the challenges facing games publishers, retailers and distributors in these North European territories, as well as an invaluable insight into the market’s value.


www.mcvuk.com


2011 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER


ELECTRONICS SHOW Thursday, January 6th – Sunday, January 9th Las Vegas, Nevada www.cesweb.org


With more than four decades of success behind it, the International CES reaches across global markets, connects the industry and enables innovations in consumer electronics to grow and thrive. The four-day event will play host to hundreds of speaker sessions, award ceremonies and industry conferences, as well as a wide range of exhibitors. Companies showcasing their wares will include Sony, Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett Packard and AMD.


IS YOUR EVENT MISSING? Send the details to


mcv@intentmedia.co.uk


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