FDG2017 Announcements May 2017: Games/Demos/Posters/Workshop Deadlines

FDG2017: Announcements May 2017
The 12th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG), August 14-17, 2017, Cape Cod, MA (hosted by Northeastern University)
We have the following announcements:
  • Games and demos extended until June 15th (with conference registration waiver for selected student projects for the day of the event).
  • Poster deadlines extended until 5/15.
  • The workshop deadlines are approaching!
  • “The Lost Arcade” documentary screening and director Kurt Vincent at FDG
Games and demos extended
We extended the games and tech demos deadlines to June 15th, and are providing a conference registration waiver for selected student projects for the day of the event.
See poster here for distribution: http://fdg2017.org/img/fdgposter-demogames.jpg
Workshop deadlines approaching
The following workshops will be hosted at FDG2017:
“The Lost Arcade” documentary screening
Written and produced by Irene Chin and directed by Kurt Vincent, THE LOST ARCADE, is an intimate story of a once-ubiquitous cultural phenomenon on the edge of extinction, especially in New York City, which once had video arcades by the dozen. These arcades were as much social hubs to meet up and hang out as they were public arenas for gamers to demonstrate their skills. But by 2011, only a handful remained, most of them corporate affairs, leaving the legendary Chinatown Fair on Mott Street as the last hold-out of old-school arcade culture. Opened in the early 1940’s, Chinatown Fair, famous for its dancing and tic tac toe playing chickens, survived turf wars between rival gangs, increases in rent, and the rise of the home gaming system to become an institution and haven for kids from all five boroughs. A documentary portrait of the Chinatown Fair and its denizens, THE LOST ARCADE is a eulogy for and a celebration of the arcade gaming community, tenacity, and Dance Dance Revolutionary spirit.
The documentary will be screened at FDG and the director Kurt Vincent will be at FDG.

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