GameCityNights Season 3 Episode 6
Thursday 28 June, Antenna
From 4pm, we’re celebrating the Olympic flame passing within YARDS of the GameCityNights gig on June 28th by inviting you to take part in an adrenaline fuelled sweepstake predicting variables surrounding its passage. Which hand will the torch be held in? What will the level of ambient crowd noise be? What state will the traffic lights be in when the runner crosses? This is both a fun event and an incisive face-off between scientific and psychic prediction – HOWEVER – this is but a prelude to the main event…
Headlining the night, Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen and comic book writer and artist for more than 30 years will be in discussion with Jonathan Smith, Head of Production at TT Games Publishing and Game Director on LEGO Batman 2, as well as other brick-tastic adaptations of beloved series including Harry Potter, Star Wars and the recently announced LEGO Lord of the Rings.
Smith and Gibbons will discuss heroes, their importance, their necessity and how to create them. This is your chance to witness a unique conversation, and a rare opportunity to ask questions of two of the leading figures in comics and videogames in the same room.
Dave Gibbons said, “As I’m already participating in the GameCity festival and GameCity Prize this year, it seemed only right to appear at this GameCityNights gig, too. I wouldn’t want people to think I’m not fully committed.
I’m really excited about this unique event and talking with Jonathan Smith. Videogames and comic books have a lot in common in cultural terms, yet there are barely any platforms where their creators publicly meet. I can’t wait.” He added.
The evening will also feature our usual showcase of the best in videogames to play, a very-special edition of ‘Beat the Bull’ and an esteemed guest joining us via video-link in ‘From the Desk of…’
GameCity Director Iain Simons said, “GameCity is about videogames participating in the wider world. Bringing Dave and Jonathan together, whilst carefully observing LOCOG brand guidelines, is going to be an extra-special gig.”
As ever, GameCityNights will include the very best indie developers showcasing their work alongside the latest AAA titles, Owain Davies’ House Band, a chance for one lucky audience member to Beat the Bull, A Winner is You prize fund, wholesome hot food and a well stocked bar will round out the night.
Thursday 28 June
4pm – 11pm
Antenna, Beck Street, NG1 1EQ
£5 advance tickets available here.
£6 on the door/£5 NUS
NTU & Confetti Students free with valid Student I.D.
18+ ID required.