PRACTICE is about to start! If you’re in the New York City area and interested in game design, it’ll be well worth your time. Hope to see you here!
PRACTICE 2016’s schedule is up, along with travel information. If you’re on the fence about going, or need to know where to stay, the website has everything you need!
Records of conferences are one of the best sources for game design information. As a field, we don’t do a good job of storing information over the long term (a point Leigh Alexander made at a conference this past weekend!), but we at least have central locations were the data is made available. The recordings and documents that come out of those conferences become the closest thing the field has to searchable, peer-reviewed journals.
For that reason, I’d encourage you to take a look at the Tumblr for PRACTICE 2015. The conference was excellent, and the people running the Tumblr did an amazing job of getting key information down. Give it a look!