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Check out what's going on at the PC Connects London 2019 Fringe

Check out what's going on at the PC Connects London 2019 Fringe

PC Connects London is just two weeks away!

We’ve already let you know the full conference schedule is now live for you to pinpoint your essential seminars, but there’s more you can do between now and January 21st to 22nd to make the most of your time when you get to the show.

Once you’ve bought your tickets - you can take care of that here - there’s no additional charge for any of the below, but spaces for some are extremely limited and filling up fast so we recommend signing up sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

Online meeting scheduler

Both days: all day

To help you make contact with your dream prospects at the show, our online meeting scheduler - Pitch & Match - is free to every single delegate, speaker, exhibitor and anyone taking part in pitches or fringe events. If they’re at the event, then you can arrange a meeting with them at a time and location of your choosing.

You’ll either have already received an email about this or you’ll get one soon if you’ve just registered.

We're confirming participation for many of these fringe events this week, so don’t hang about if there’s something you’d like to get involved with - sign up now!

Journalist Bar

Both days: all day

Meet the media. The Journalist Bar is the perfect opportunity to show your game to a Pocket Gamer writer. You'll get instant feedback, and it'll be on our radar ahead of any potential future coverage.

More info here, book your slot here

CGX Mentor Lounge

Day 1: 11am to 1pm

We've teamed up with CGX to bring its Mentor Lounge to London. That's expert one-on-one advice in all areas of game development for developers and publishers looking for a little guidance.

More info here. Mentors register interest here. Mentees register here

Investor Connector

Day 1: 10am to 1pm

Gives developers and publishers precious one-on-one time with investors during a fully revised three-hour session on Day 1.

More info here, register interest here

Workshop: Making PR Part Of Your Business Plan 

Day 1: 2pm to 3pm

Discover the benefits of building PR into your overall plans when it comes to boosting your game's discoverability potential.

More info here, register interest here

Workshop: How Neuroscience And UX Can Impact Game Design

Day 1: 3pm to 4pm

Want to learn how to use cognitive psychology to achieve more engaging game design from Fortnite's former Director of UX?

More info here, register interest here

(Note: For those wishing to dive deeper, Celia Hodent is also hosting a full-day workshop on January 23rd. Register interest here.)

Workshop: What Kind Of Blockchain Is Suitable For Developers?

Day 2: 11am to 12pm

Join Blockchain Cuties CEO Vladimir Tomko as he covers the various approaches blockchain game developers ought to consider when embarking on their journey.

More info here, register interest here

SpeedMatch Session

Day 2: 11am to 1pm

[Publishers, in particular, now wanted.] For developers to make initial contact with publishers (and vice-versa) during a focused, dedicated session on Day 2.

More info here, register interest here

Workshop: Is Fundraising By ICO Still Viable?

Day 2: 12pm to 1pm

Gary Bracey, games industry veteran and Terra Virtua CEO, on what you need to know about initial coin offerings.

More info here, register interest here

Workshop: Hashing Out The Legal Issues – What Blockchain Game Developers Must Know

Day 2: 2pm to 3pm

Ben McMeechan from Harbottle & Lewis highlights the key legal concerns to be aware of when developing blockchain-enabled applications.

More info here, register interest here

Roadshow Pitching Sessions

Day 2: 3pm to 4:30pm

For blockchain game developers with a project on their hands, a chance to pitch for potential investment/promotional prize package that could make all the difference.

More info here, register interest here

HyprMX Interviews Series

Both days: Timing bespoke

The third edition of its popular Fireside Chat interview series at PGC London. These short video chats give you the opportunity to shed light on industry trends, your career and your studio.

More info and application here

The Very Big Indie Pitch

Day 1: 1pm to 6pm

If you're an indie developer and you're unaware of the above session, we encourage you to check out the London round of our globe-trotting competition series.

More info and application here

The PC Indie Pitch

Day 2: 2pm to 4pm

Like the idea of The Very Big Indie Pitch but want a PC-flavoured version instead? We're happy to oblige.

More info & application here

Sign up before it's too late

We're confirming participation for many of these fringe events this week, so don’t hang about if there’s something you’d like to get involved with - sign up now!

One more thing...

And while we’re here, don’t forget about the Pocket Gamer Mobile Games Awards 2019 from 6:45pm on January 22nd. This gala ceremony is a separate event outside of Pocket Gamer Connects London, held in Central London at the prestigious BAFTA venue.

You’ll need to purchase a ticket to attend, which you can do here


Editor - PC Games Insider

Alex Calvin launched PCGamesInsider.biz in August 2017 and has been its editor since. Prior to this, he was deputy editor at UK based games trade paper MCV and content editor for marketing and events for London Games Festival 2017. His work has also appeared in Eurogamer, The Observer, Kotaku UK, Esquire UK and Develop.

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