2017 Partners

Charity Partner

SpecialEffect uses technology to enhance the quality of life of severely disabled people, including stroke, traumatic injury, life-limiting conditions and injured soldiers. Our mission is to empower anyone – whatever their disability – to participate in games and leisure activities thus aiding rehabilitation, improving self-esteem and encouraging vital inclusion. For more information visit www.specialeffect.org.uk

Event Partner

The mission of the Nordic Game Community is to sustain and share the Nordic games industry’s success by providing a cooperative online platform for community engagement, as well as the latest news from Nordic Game and the games industry in the Nordic region.
Nordic Game created the first Nordic Game conference in 2004 and subsequently raised 12 million EUR from Nordic governments to found the Nordic Game Program. Nordic Game also administered the resulting Nordic game development grant program over six years for 107 projects selected from 1,277 applications, half of which have been published.
Nordic Game is driven by Nordic Game Resources AB, a privately held Swedish limited company formed in 1990 and based in Malmö, Sweden. More here.

Established in 2008, Events for Gamers is the only exclusive web based calendar and directory service for the game industry. The calendar promotes and lists all of the major game industry events occurring each year across the world, including high profile conferences like GDC, Casual Connect, and D.I.C.E., as well as conventions like E3 Expo, PAX, and Comic-Con.
Events for Gamers offers a range of support and promotional opportunities for event organizers and attendees with the emphasis on high profile conference viewers coming to the site. These opportunities include a front end news article page, social networks for quick event updates, key site locations to place advertisements of upcoming events, and a map of where events are located around the world.
The overall function of Events for Gamers serves as a resource for the industry on what events both professionals and the general public should attend for their specific interests.

Portal provides the highest quality vr experiences in a sophisticated, but family-friendly atmosphere.  You won’t hear a cacophony of blaring arcade sounds here.  Instead, you’ll enter an atmosphere of comfortable coolness.  Players experience vr in individual booths while others relax in our lounge area enjoying snacks, soft drinks, and beer.  HD monitors throughout the space show what each player is experiencing. Come to play.  Come to watch.  www.portalvr.us 
2601 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107, USA | 206.494.0102

Media Partners

Innovation & Tech Today is a national quarterly publication in print and digital format offering unique insight into all things science, tech, and business. Showcasing today’s most important thought-leaders, and the most innovative brands, this magazine gives readers looking for a balance of sizzle and substance exactly what they want. With a $9.99 cover price, each perfect bound, texture-covered issue has around 160 pages of award winning journalism, eye-catching photography and the most innovative products on the market. With topics that range from business innovations, connected tech, VR, and gaming to sustainability and STEM education, every issue keeps the reader in the know for a full three months across all sectors of innovation. Finally, because the outdoors and tech go hand-in-hand these days, Innovation & Tech Today’s Outdoor and Adventure section highlights athletes and all of the latest gear. Wherever technology and innovation meet, Innovation & Tech Today is there. More here.

[a]listdaily informs, inspires and features the world’s top marketers to discuss their craft and how they are tackling frontline marketing. Read more.

Women in Games International (WIGI), made up of both female and male professionals, works to promote the inclusion and advancement of women in the global games industry.
WIGI promotes diversity in video game development, publishing, media, education and workplaces, based on a fundamental belief that increased equality and camaraderie among genders can make global impacts for superior products, more consumer enjoyment and a stronger gaming industry.
Women In Games International stands as strong advocates for issues crucial to the success of women and men in the games industry, including a better work/life balance, healthy working conditions, increased opportunities for success and resources for career support. Click here to view their website.

Pocket Gamer Connects, the conference series that reaches the heart of the mobile gaming industry, is back in London in January 22-23! Curated by the teams responsible for the world’s leading mobile gaming websites, it’s the essential event for anyone wanting to meet, hear, and learn from the leading figures from every corner of the mobile games industry. Read more here

Control500 is a dedicated micro mortems-website. Micro mortems are an evaluation of one particular aspect of a game or its development in 500 words. The articles have topics varying from game design, art, tech, audio to business. Read now here

Control Conference is an event by game development magazine Control. The conference takes place in the Netherlands on November 29 and covers subjects like art, (game) design, programming, but also the business aspects of making games. For more information, visit the website

Inter Gaming Online Information Coming soon. In the meantime, click here to view their website!

Local Partners

Belltown Brewing is the neighborhood’s brewhouse. Serving up hand-crafted beer,
pizzas, The Burger, salads and sandwiches in a stylish setting where
neighbors become friends. Open daily noon to late. 200 Bell Street, Seattle 98121 | belltownbrewingseattle.com | 206-485-7233

Local 360 Café & Bar is a sustainable restaurant in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Our emphasis is on local sourcing with the majority of our ingredients falling within a 360 mile radius of Seattle.
Open daily 9 am til late, Happy Hour 3 til 6 pm. Daily brunch, nightly dinner. 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle 98121 | local360.org | 206-441-9360

Mama’s Cantina, A Seattle original since 1974. Serving big plates of authentic old school Mexican food, cold margaritas, mezcal, beer and rock n roll. Open daily noon til late. 2234 2nd Avenue, Seattle 98121 | mamascantina.com | 206-728-6262