I helped Minh a little bit today with some events organisation.
Those in the Perth “scene” will know that IGDA and PIGMI have run most of the games industry social events over the last year. There’s generally some sort of event every 3-4 months and it’s always great to catch up with people.
Aside from these social events, there are also more interactive events such as GameJam and Nullarbor, and commercial events such as GO3 Expo. I’d imagine there’s also a fair demographic overlap with other geek culture events such as WaiCon and Supanova.
Unfortunately, even with all this events action in Perth, there’s still no “same place, same time” sort of social event. To fill that gap, we (OneTwenty) will be organising regular meetups for people in the games industry: every other Tuesday at the Velvet Lounge.
We would like to coordinate with other organisations (especially IGDA and PIGMI) as much as possible, and we are happy to have events run (at the same venue) before or after these regular meetups. We’ll also working with GameTraders Carillon to run larger events at other venues.
Watch our for details on the first event (Tuesday, April 14) soon. It will be advertised in various places (including Xpress magazine) and we need at least 40 people to make it worthwhile (that shouldn’t be a problem right?!).