Entries by Jake

VideoBrains March Epilogue

To think I was panicking when I sold 65 tickets. It turns out the seated capacity of Meltdown is still reasonable for our needs – although we are at Loading next month to test the video setup before June. The event was excellent. My attendance worries from last month were entirely unfounded, although the press […]

VideoBrains February Epilogue

‘Don’t call it a comeback’, LL Cool J screamed down a mic. He was right, comeback isn’t the right word for his exceptional career. In a similar way, ‘post-mortem’ doesn’t really seem right. We’re not investigating the death of VideoBrains or focusing on what’s gone wrong. Maybe I’ll refer to it as an epilogue from now […]

Changing of the Guard

So, we’re changing resident speakers in May when Christos reaches the end of his six month tenure as resident speaker. I’d like to give some background on this choice, but first a few words from the man himself. When Jake approached me late last year and asked me to be the resident speaker at VideoBrains, […]

VideoBrains January post-mortem

I’m going to take a different tack with the post-mortem this month. I’ve been doing this for five months now and you’re going to have to trust that I know vaguely what I’m doing. Rather than tediously examining how the scheduling went and the little mistakes I’ve been going over, I wanted to talk about […]

ChristmasBrains! – The Inevitable Post Mortem

Merry Christmas and goodwill to all for the inevitable dissection of this, the most festive of VideoBrains.   Because it’s christmas, I don’t really want to mention the patreon. Let’s just pretend it never happened. There are also January Tickets available, with the lineup fully announced. A terrific set of talks at #VideoBrains this evening. […]

VideoBrains November Post Mortem

Another month, another event, another post mortem to pick over the grisly details. I’m a tiny bit late with this one, but I was in Spain helping PocketGamer with the Big Indie Pitch. I’m sorry, I’m not worthy. Of course, here is where I mention Patreon. I hate to bring it up,. you hate to […]

VideoBrains October: What Scares You?

What scares me? My event crashing and burning into the ground. Luckily, that didn’t happen. Again, plenty of hours of work and plenty of me worrying needlessly. If you enjoyed it, here is where I mention Patreon. I’m not trying to get rich out of this, but your pledges might help me to break even […]

Five out of Ten Magazine

Jake here, hello hello! I’m not big on advertisements but part of curating this entire thing is that I get to show you things that I think are cool. Five out of Ten is something I think is cool, and I think some of you guys might like it too so hey, read this or […]

VideoBrains September Post-Mortem

To quote Anchorman:  Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast! I was really nervous in the run up to VideoBrains. All of the tickets had been sold out, I had a long list of emails from people that wanted to get in, and did I mention it was the […]