BAFTA Gaming Events – February 2012

The good folk over at BAFTA (the British Acadamy for Film and Television Arts) are hosting two gaming events this month, down in London. Both are open to the public at an admission charge of £5.00 payable with an advance booking. Full details after the break.

Game Developer Q&A: The Last Story

Date / Time: 16 Feb 2012 / 19:00

Hironobu Sakaguchi, developer of the Final Fantasyseries, discusses his latest action-packed role-playing game for the Nintendo Wii™, The Last Story.

Chair: Keza MacDonald is UK Games Editor at IGN, the world’s most popular video games website and market leader in the UK and US. She writes and speaks about video games and gaming culture across all areas of the media.

This event is at BAFTA’s own Princess Anne Theatre in London – details of the venue can be found here.

Games Question Time

Date / Time: 20 Feb 2012 / from 18:00

In association with
6pm | Bar open
6.45pm | Event starts
8.30pm | Networking drinks

Your chance to ask a range of experts about the issues affecting our rapidly-evolving industry. Confirmed panellists include:

David Braben – founder and chairman of BAFTA-nominated Cambridge developer Frontier, and trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation producing accessible, programmable computers for $25.
Mark Gerhard – CEO of Jagex, the largest independent games developer and publisher in the UK, with titles including the browser-based MMOs RuneScape and Herotopia, plus the upcoming 8Realms, Stellar Dawn, and Transformers Universe.
Jason Kingsley – co-founder, CEO and Creative Director of Rebellion, developers of the BAFTA-nominated Alien Vs Predator and Rogue Trooper games, owner-publishers of the long-running sci-fi comic 2000AD, and genre book publisher Abaddon and Solaris books.
Dr Jo Twist – CEO of UKIE, the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment. Jo was previously Channel 4 Commissioning Editor for Education, overseeing a range of games projects including the BAFTA-winning Privates [shown here].

…and if you have a question you’d like answered during the evening, please submit it in advance via [email protected] or the hashtag #baftagamesQT on Twitter – the best 3 questions of the night will win a bottle of wine (or a game if under 18).

Chair: Johnny Minkley is the political and education correspondent for, the market-leading business community for news and information about the international video games industry, covering all aspects of interactive entertainment from development to retail.

BAFTA’s public events and online resources bring you closer to the creative talent behind your favourite games, films, and TV shows. Find out more at, or

Also located at BAFTA head office, this event includes drinks before and after for those who want to network – a fantastic opportunity given the attendees. Booking is available through this link.

I urge anyone who is able to get on down to London for these events – particularly the second!

GS Reporter: WedgeDoc

Source: BAFTA

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