Friday, July 12, 2024

Gayming Live 2019

Monday 30 Sept to Saturday 5th Oct, London

Gayming Live is a week-long series of events in London that reflects everything that’s awesome about Gayming Magazine!

Most events will be based at the Gayming Magazine pop up shop at Jäger Soho. Come visit us on Great Windmill Street, just behind Piccadilly Circus!

Gayming Live will also be broadcasting live on Soho Radio for two hours each day, check out the schedule below to find out more about what’s on. Click here to find out how to listen to Soho Radio. Don’t worry if you miss anything, all of the on air segments will be released as a podcast series once Gayming Live finishes.

There are more details to follow so keep checking back on this page for updates of what to expect.

Activities Schedule

Monday 30 Sept

12pm-4pm: Discover the art of gaming

Explore our exhibition of LGBTQ video game artists in our pop up shop

Tuesday 1 Oct

4pm-6pm: Pride Run preview and competition

Drop into the pop up shop and play the new Pride Run game from Green Man Gaming. Compete in dance offs, build your pride and compete for the highest score to win a weekend in Berlin!

6.30pm-9pm: LGBTQ industry mixer

Are you in the video games industry and identify as LGBTQ? Come along to our industry mixer to meet and mingle with your fellow industry pros. Upstairs at Retro Bar off the Strand. Industry people click here for tickets.

7pm-11pm: Gaymers iNC. Newbie Night

Gaymers iNC. welcomes their newbies with a night of video games and drinks at The Eagle, Vauxhall. Green Man Gaming will be hosting another special preview play of the awesome Pride Run, still with the chance to win a weekend in Berlin! Tickets are free and can be reserved here.

Wednesday 2 Oct

10am-4pm: Careers day with Amiqus

Drop in to the pop up shop to get personal advice from Amiqus advisors on your career in the video game industry. Take advantage of free CV polishing and peruse the job board with one of the industry’s leading recruitment companies.

8pm-9.30pm: Ginny Lemon’s 8-Bit Drag Show

This is one event you do not want to miss! The hilarious Ginny Lemon takes to the stage with some special guest queens to perform her 8-Bit Drag Show. A fun mix of camp video game and geeky fun, with games to be played and prizes to be won! Get down to Admiral Duncan and do not miss this!

Thursday 3 Oct

1pm-3pm: Writing for video games

Do you have an idea for a new video game? Are you struggling with your narrative? Come and meet award winning video game story writers from Fusebox Games who will help you with top tips and ideas on how to write for video games. Book on to the workshops here.

7pm-11pm: RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Launch hosted by Gaymers iNC

Join the gaymers to celebrate the launch of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK at The Eagle, Vauxhall. Sip on drag queen royalty inspired cocktails and watch the premier episode on the big screen! Check out the Facebook event here.

Friday 4 Oct

More information coming soon

Saturday 5 Oct

10am-4pm: Finding Your Player 2 with Chappy

Come down to the pop up shop and find out more about the awesome new campaign from Chappy which aims to help people find other gaymers to hang out and play games with, both in person and online. Hosted by the amazing Kitty Powers, the day will be full of fun games and prizes. More info to follow.

On Air Schedule

Monday 30 Sept – 12pm-2pm

  • What does it mean to be a gaymer? – A panel discussion about the highs and lows of being an LGBTQ gamer
  • Kitty Powers LIVE! – We’re joined in the studio by the awesome drag queen developer herself, Ms Kitty Powers
  • Find Your Player 2 campaign launch – we’re joined by two influential people to talk about the launch of Chappy’s new campaign

Tuesday 1 Oct – 10am-12pm

  • Becoming an ethical publisher – we speak to the CEO of Modern Wolf, a brand new publishing house with a diverse ethos
  • Protecting LGBTQ gaymers online, what are companies doing? – a panel discussion about the need to protect LGBTQ people online and what companies are doing to help
  • The increasing popularity of mobile gaming – we explore the growth of mobile gaming and ask, is it proper gaming?

Wednesday 2 Oct – 10am-12pm

  • Careers in Gaming – a discussion with the CEO of Amiqus about working in the video games industry
  • Getting into Gaming – a panel discussion with current LGBTQ students and recent graduates about their journey into the video games industry
  • Meet the developer – a success story of someone who started at the bottom of the ladder and is now a senior member of staff at one of the UK’s most recognisable studios

Thursday 3 Oct – 12pm-2pm

  • Telling LGBTQ stories in video games – we talk to two award winning video games writers from Fusebox Games about how authentic LGBTQ stories can be told in games
  • What more can the video games industry do for LGBTQ workers? – a panel discussion about how companies can and do support their LGBTQ workers
  • Ukie Equality Census – we talk to key people from Ukie about their new industry census

Friday 4 Oct – 2pm-4pm

  • Importance of LGBTQ representation in video games – we talk about how well video games authentically represent the LGBTQ community and what more can be done
  • Life as a video game voice over artist – we talk to LGBTQ voice over artist Ryan Laughton about his work
  • Stream on! – we chat with a well known LGBTQ streamer about the ups and downs of streaming

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