61-63 Beak St, Soho,
london, England W1F 9SL

Talking (and Drinking) about PC Games.

Rock Paper shotgun is the world's biggest PC gaming blog. Which is a funny to thing find yourself writing, but it seems to be true nevertheless. It is devoted to three fthings. The clever, the stupid and the PC games. Their event as part of the London Games Fringe aims to pull all three together.

The basic set up is Question Time. Kieron Gillen acting as host to a panel of PC Gaming experts, including Mark Morris of Introversion (DARWINIA, DEFCON, MULTIWINIA) and Splash Damage's Ed Stern (ENEMY TERRITORY: QUAKE WARS). Plus others to be announced when we're sure they're actually going to turn up. We gather questions in advance, and then ask them to the panel. They will then talk over the issues as cleverly and funnily as they can. The truth will be located.

Which is the clever - but there's a twist, and it's a stupid one. It's also a drinking game. Whenever certain words are mentioned - which aren't known in advance, and are only revealed as and when they're spoken - everyone has to drink. The words will be, perhaps predictably, ones which are fairly likely to turn up in the debate. Like - say - "Piracy". Everyone will end up getting a bit tipsy, unless you're drinking soft drinks, and then you'll get - er - a bit sugar rushy. Which is nearly as good.

There's also some money behind the bar, so some drinks will be free too. As is the entrance fee, though you do have to book a ticket on this splendid page.

It's a unique chance to come along and mingle (and mingle drinks) with other lovers of PC games. We demand your attendance. WE DEMAND IT.

The RPS Editors:

Jim Rossignol____Kieron Gillen ______John Walker______Alec Meer

Official Website: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Added by Tobybarnes on September 22, 2008


LondonGames Fringe

This event is now fully booked, but you can also see Kieron Gillen at:

Playful:Game Design London (GDL) - Friday October 31

and other Games Fringe events are available on Tuesday, eg:

Open Source for Games Developers - A Debate on New Business Models, Tuesday October 28 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm