As 2016 draws ever closer, so does the promise of more VideoBrains. Of course, it would never be an event without the fantastic speakers we have, and we need more! The themes for January to June 2016 have been decided, and we need your ideas for talks!
As long as it’s about games and fits in somehow, we’d love to hear from you, no matter your perspective! If you’d like an idea of previous talks that have been given, check out the YouTube channel. We absolutely love hearing from new voices and those with a unique perspective.
The themes for the first half of 2016 are loose, but find them below and pitch us
January – Final Fight
Fighting games, Melee combat.
February – Mount Your Friends
Sex and seduction in videogames.
March – Uncharted
Open worlds, exploration, game environments.
April – The Swapper
Identity. Identifying with characters in game, and other gamers.
May – Prototype
Unfinished, broken and early access games.
June – All dayer.
Go for it. Pitch whatever.
Hopefully those themes get your creative juices flowing. Talks should be 15 minutes long, and we’ll discuss travel allowances with speakers who are travelling to the event from other places across the UK. Once you’ve got an idea down, send your pitch to Jake@videobrains.co.uk with ‘VideoBrains Pitch’ and the month you’re pitching for in the subject.
Again, we’d love to hear from you if you have a unique perspective. You don’t have to be in games industry nor do you have to be playing games every day of your life. If you have an idea for a talk on games, we’d love to hear it. From videogames, to card games, to tabletop games, we’d love to hear your ideas.
For those of you who haven’t pitched before, we’ve got a handy little guide for you!
What Format Should My Pitches Take?
3 sentences, bullet pointed if it helps you get your points across clearly. I want to get a strong sense of what your talk is, why it’s useful and how you’ll use your 15 minutes.
I’m going to ask you a few questions, so expect a light grilling.
I’ll let you know I’ve received your pitch and then I’ll get back to you and whether we take the pitch or not we’ll talk through the idea. Everyone hears back on their pitch.
If you’re accepted you’ll be told when you’re speaking and left to your own devices for a while, although help is available if you need it. A month before the event I’ll reach out and confirm you’re still up for speaking and then you should start preparing your talk. I’ll be totally available during that month if you need to query or question anything.
What you’ll need:
- Material for the length of time we’ve discussed. Usually 15 minutes. This needs to be a unique talk you haven’t given anywhere else viagra generique pas.
- A presentation: If it suits your needs then go for it, but it’s not required. If you do decide to put one together you’ll need to email that across with a PDF version so we can make sure it works for the night.
- Your own laptop. We’ve got that covered.
- A ticket for the event you’re talking at. Sounds simple but we’ll let you in for free.
What you get:
- We can’t pay because we’re a small event, but we will help you with travel to London if you’re travelling.
- A video of your talk is provided. There’s a small audience of 50-60 people, but we’re a passionate crowd and you should expect support both at the event and afterwards.
That’s about it! If you have any further questions, email Jake at Jake@videobrains.co.uk, and he’ll get back to you as soon as possible.