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CANADIAN GAMING EXPO PARTNERS WITH GAMES FOR CHANGE
TO BRING MENTOR LOUNGE TO NEW YORK

 

OTTAWA, Ontario. May 24, 2018 – The Mood Foundation and Canadian Gaming Expo are proud to announce a partnership with Games For Change to bring a CGX Mentor Lounge to the Games for Change Festival from June 28th to 30th in New York City.

The partnership brings CGX Mentor Lounge to the festival for the first time. The event provides professionals in the games industry an opportunity to meet and learn from industry leading experts from across the gaming world. Like previous Mentor Lounges, topics covered will be diverse, ranging from programming, art, business development, managing diverse teams, and from companies and leaders making a change with games.

Having recently run at GDC and Nordic Game Conference, CGX Mentor Lounge events are expanding even further, heading to E3 with Rooster Teeth and CGX Ottawa before joining up with G4C for the sixth CGX Mentor Lounge of the year.

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ABOUT CGX MENTOR LOUNGE

A Mentor Lounge is an event where industry leading experts meet with professionals of all levels in the game development world to share their expertise and knowledge while providing career advice and guidance. These events provide a positive & inclusive environment for developers to ask questions, learn new skills, or just bounce ideas around with leaders in leadership, development, business, VR, and more!

ABOUT GAMES FOR CHANGE

Games for Change (G4C) empowers game creators and social innovators to drive real-world change using games and technology to help people learn, improve communities, and contribute to making the world a better place. They bring various stakeholders together at the annual G4C Festival and fostering the exchange of ideas and resources through workshops and consulting projects. They inspire youth to explore civic issues and learn STEM skills through the G4C Student Challenge, train educators to run game design classes on impact games, incubate projects through game design challenges, act as an amplifier by curating games to the public through their games arcades and awards, bolster VR, AR, MR technologies for social impact through the XR for Change initiative, and much more.

CONTACT
Jillian Mood
Canadian Gaming Expo
jillian@jillianmood.com

MONTREAL COMICCON, MULTIJOUEUR AND CANADIAN GAMING EXPO JOIN FORCES

 

Montreal (Quebec), May 18, 2018 – Montreal Comiccon and the Canadian Gaming Expo have announced a partnership to bring a two-day gaming conference during Montreal Comiccon. Along with this conference, a partnership between Comiccon and CGX with Multijoueur will bring support to the Indie Village initiative, giving booth space, media coverage, and players to independent game developers on the Montreal Comiccon show floor.

These partnerships will strengthen the relationship between the three events, and aid in growing the game development scene in Montreal. “We are excited to work with two great companies that have one motivation at heart, the communities that make them”, said Bruno-Pierre Campeau, president of Multijoueur. “Multijoueur prides itself on reaching out to communities and building media opportunities and hold events that connect developers with the fans. It’s really all about discovery.” The goal is to supply independent studios in the area with representation at Comiccon while also keeping the associated costs as low as possible, breaking down barriers that may prevent smaller studios from attending similar events. The event will have plenty of booth space available, with room to expand depending on developer’s needs.

Montreal Comiccon will take place from July 6 to 8 at Palais des congrès. The Canadian Gaming Expo holds its next event in Ottawa on June 23 and 24 at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.

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ABOUT THE CANADIAN GAMING EXPO
The Canadian Gaming Expo (CGX) is a conference and exposition geared toward aiding the growth of the Canadian game development industry. The conference features speakers from across the industry, from art to management to programming and more. It also provides developers the chance to expand their skill sets and increase their networks across Canada and the globe through Connect Cafés and Mentor Lounges. The expo floor follows suit by featuring developers of all ages who are presenting new, bold, and innovative ideas. CGX strives to be one of the most positive and inclusive forces in Canadian Gaming.

ABOUT MONTREAL COMICCON
Montreal Comiccon was launched in 2008. This fast-growing event attracted over 60,000 visitors in 2017. Comiccon is an event dedicated to pop culture; it takes the form of a fan convention with multi-genre content, with focus on comic books, sci-fi, horror, manga/anime, toys, movies, video games and the broaden pop culture and entertainment worlds. Among its features are a large exhibit room, an artist alley, corporate and interactive booths, guest panels, film screenings, guest signature and photo sessions, a costume contest and a masquerade, just to name a few. The event attracts people from all ages, who all share a same interest: the pop culture world and all that it embraces. The 2018 event marks Comiccon’s 10th anniversary.

ABOUT MULTIJOUEUR
Multijoueur is all about video game news, the culture that surrounds it and the industry that makes from a French-Canadian point of view. Located in Montreal, Multijoueur put the local industry, the indie scene the culture and e-sport that composes the city on the forefront. It is proudly independent and boldly does what traditional local French-Canadian media dare not to do.


LE COMICCON DE MONTRÉAL, MULTIJOUEUR ET LA CANADIAN GAMING EXPO UNISSENT LEURS FORCES

 

Montréal (Québec), le 18 mai 2018 – Le Comiccon de Montréal et la Canadian Gaming Expo (CGX) ont conclu un partenariat pour organiser une conférence de jeux vidéo d’une durée de deux jours dans le cadre du Comiccon de Montréal. Parallèlement à cette conférence, le Comiccon et CGX, en collaboration avec Multijoueur, appuieront l’initiative du Village Indie en offrant un espace, une couverture médiatique et des joueurs à des développeurs de jeux indépendants dans la salle d’exposition du Comiccon de Montréal.

Cette association solidifiera le lien entre les trois événements et contribuera à la croissance du milieu du développement de jeux à Montréal. « Nous sommes ravis de travailler avec deux grands joueurs qui ont à cœur les communautés qui font ce qu’ils sont », a déclaré Bruno-Pierre Campeau, président de Multijoueur. « Multijoueur est fière du lien qu’elle entretient avec les communautés, de créer des occasions de couverture médiatique et de tenir des événements où les développeurs et les amateurs peuvent échanger entre eux. Il s’agit vraiment d’une aventure de découverte ». L’objectif est d’offrir aux studios indépendants de la région une visibilité au Comiccon et de réduire les coûts qui s’y rattachent afin d’éliminer les obstacles empêchant les petits studios de participer à des événements de même nature. La zone des jeux abritera de nombreux espaces d’exposition, lesquels pourront être agrandis en fonction des besoins des développeurs.

Le Comiccon de Montréal aura lieu du 6 au 8 juillet au Palais des congrès. La prochaine édition de la Canadian Gaming Expo se tiendra quant à elle à Ottawa les 23 et 24 juin au Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.

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À PROPOS DE LA CANADIAN GAMING EXPO
CGX est une conférence et une exposition dont le but est de favoriser la croissance de l’industrie canadienne du jeu vidéo. Elle accueille des conférenciers œuvrant dans toutes les sphères de l’industrie, de la dimension artistique à la gestion, en passant par la programmation. Elle offre également aux développeurs la possibilité d’approfondir leurs compétences et d’élargir leurs réseaux partout au Canada et dans le monde entier grâce aux « Connect Cafés » et aux « Mentor Lounges ». La salle d’exposition de l’événement est une occasion unique pour les développeurs de tous âges de présenter des idées nouvelles, audacieuses et innovantes. CGX aspire à devenir l’une des forces les plus positives et les plus inclusives dans l’industrie canadienne du jeu vidéo.

À PROPOS DU COMICCON DE MONTRÉAL
Le Comiccon de Montréal a vu le jour en 2008. Cet événement en plein essor a attiré plus de 60 000 visiteurs à sa dernière édition. Il prend la forme d’un salon consacré à la culture populaire, laquelle englobe notamment les comic books, les bandes dessinées, la science-fiction, l’horreur, le manga, l’anime, les jouets, le cinéma, les jeux vidéo et l’univers du divertissement. L’événement se caractérise par une vaste salle d’exposition, une allée des artistes, des stands de détaillant, des stands interactifs, des conférences spéciales, des projections de film, des séances de photo et de signature d’autographes avec les vedettes, un concours de costumes et une mascarade. Il attire un public de tous les âges partageant un intérêt commun : l’univers de la culture populaire et tout ce qu’il englobe. Soulignant son 10e anniversaire cette année, le Comiccon de Montréal aura lieu au Palais des congrès du 6 au 8 juillet.

À PROPOS DE MULTIJOUEUR
Multijoueur est une organisation montréalaise dont la mission est de promouvoir l’actualité, la culture et l’industrie du jeu vidéo d’un point de vue québécois. Elle met en valeur l’industrie locale, la scène indépendante, la culture du jeu vidéo et le sport électronique selon une perspective différente des médias francophones traditionnels.

CANADIAN GAMING EXPO PARTNERING WITH HAL-CON FOR MAJOR EVENT IN HALIFAX

 

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia. 4/27/2018 – The Canadian Gaming Expo and Hal-Con are pleased to announce their partnership to bring CGX to Canada’s east coast with CGX Halifax. The two-day conference will bring the CGX Mentor Lounge, networking opportunities, and Connect Café to Halifax for the first event of its kind in the city!

The event will take place in conjunction with Hal-Con, which runs for three days. The CGX exposition will focus on Atlantic Canadian developers and expects to see ten-thousand visitors. This gives Atlantic developers the chance to connect with and learn from their peers, get to meet fans in-person, and meet press and influencers, making this one of the best opportunities for growth available to Atlantic Canadian developers.

All profits from the event will be put back into the local industry, aiding the growth of the scene through Halifax Game Jams, monthly game developer meetings, and more.

The event is set for October 26-28, 2018.

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ABOUT CANADIAN GAMING EXPO

CGX is a conference and exposition geared toward aiding the growth of the Canadian game development industry. The conference side features speakers from across the industry, from art to management, to programming and more. It also provides developers the chance to expand their skill sets and increase their networks across Canada and the globe through Connect Cafés and Mentor Lounges. The expo floor follows suit by mainly featuring new, young developers who are entering the scene or presenting a bold, innovative idea. CGX strives to be one of the most positive and inclusive forces in Canadian Gaming.

ABOUT HAL-CON

Hal-Con hosts a yearly geek-culture convention and hosts various events year-round to bring people together to build and enhance the community. They are committed to the celebration of geek, nerd, and pop culture. Through a variety of events, they continue to strive toward establishing themselves as a mainstay in Nova Scotia by integrating into the landscape of Halifax’s landmark events, and positively impacting both the culture and the economy. Hal-Con values equality, opportunity, and freedom of self-expression. They provide opportunities to learn, create friendships, and to celebrate in a positive, welcoming environment. They have zero tolerance for harassment, sexism, or bullying of any kind, both in their online communities and at events.