GIC week 2018

There is more happening in games in Poznan a week around GIC and PGA. Maybe some of the other events will catch your interest.
Here we offer you a general frame schedule of the events to help you plan your travel.

Tuesday, October 9th

Geek Jam opening + Polish Radio Experimental Studio presentation
Geek Jam 2018 will take place in Poznań, Poland from October 9th until October 11th – just prior to the 2018 edition of Game Industry Conference.
This year the game jam will be conveniently held on the premises of the Poznań International Fair, within walking distance from Poznań city center and the main train station.
Place: Poznań International Fair – Eastern Hall (Głogowska 14)
Time: Tuesday, October 9th, 5PM – 6PM
The event is open to everyone.

Wednesday, October 10th

Couch Multiplayer in cinema!
For two hours a crowd of gamers will play couch multiplayer indie games in a real cinema.
Place: Multikino in Stary Browar Shopping Mall (Półwiejska 42)
Time: Wednesday, October 10th, 6 PM – 8 PM
The event is open to everyone.

Sightseeing tour
For all the GIC attendees, we prepared a special treat: free trips around Poznań, allowing you to enjoy our city some more.
Place: The tour will start at the premises of Poznan International Fair. More details coming soon.
Time: 15:00-17:00
The event is open to everyone.

Thursday, October 11th

Go to China! Pitch
A pitching event that provides a pivotal opportunity to take the next step forward with your project and enter the Chinese game market.
Place: Poznań International Fair – Pavilion 15 (Głogowska 14)
Time: Thursday, October 11th, 10.30 AM – 12:30 PM
Participants must register beforehand. The event is open to the audience.

The Big Indie Pitch
This year, for the second time in a row, we will organize a pair of events called The Big Indie Pitch/The PC Indie Pitch.
Place: Poznań International Fair – Pavilion 15 (Głogowska 14)
Time: Thursday, October 11th, 1 PM – 6 PM
Participants must register beforehand. The event is open to the audience.

The Nordic Game Discovery Contest
GIC 2018, will feature a discovery contest for Nordic Game Conference.
Place: Poznań International Fair – Pavilion 15 (Głogowska 14)
Time:  Thursday, October 11th, 4:30PM – 5:30PM
Participants must register beforehand. The event is open to the audience.

Geek Jam awards
Up to two best games will be awarded. The main award in this jam is a budget of 9.000Euro to continue development of the game project from the jam for the next two to three months.
Place: Poznań International Fair – Pavilion 15 (Głogowska 14)
Time: Tuesday, October 11th, 3PM – 4PM
The event is open to everyone.

Best Game Video Award 2018
Best Game Video Award Gala, on which the audience will choose the best indie game video of 2018.
After the gala, we invite you to a screening of a gamedev-themed documentary.
Place: Multikino in Stary Browar Shopping Mall (Półwiejska 42)
Time: Thursday, October 11th, 6PM
The event is open to everyone.

Sightseeing tour
For all the GIC attendees, we prepared a special treat: free trips around Poznań, allowing you to enjoy our city some more.
Place: The tour will start at the premises of Poznan International Fair. More details coming soon.
Time: 2 PM – 4 PM
The event is open to everyone.

CRYSTAL CANVAS Game Graphics vernissage
The vernissage of 1st international CRYSTAL CANVAS Game Graphics digital art competition. The aim of this competition is to promote art created with the use of digital techniques, as well as to attract attention to the fact that computer games are a form of modern art themselves.
Place: Pavilion 15
Time: Thursday, October 11th, 12:30 PM – 1 PM

preGIC Party
The best party to warm up before the Game Industry Conference.
Of course, there will be food&drinks as always!
Time: 8PM – 0:30AM

 

Game Industry Conference & Poznań Game Arena

The conference and the expo are being held on Friday and Weekend. These are the busiest days.

 

Friday, October 12th

Saturday, October 13th

Sunday, October 14th

Poznan Game Arena consumer expo
10:00*-18:00
VIP & Press day
9:00-20:009:00-18:00
Indie Zone
consumer expo
10:00*-18:009:00-20:009:00-18:00
B2B exhibition Zone
12:00-18:0010:00-20:0010:00-16:00
MeetToMatch business meetings
12:00-18:0010:00-20:0010:00-16:00
Game Industry Conference talks**
13:00-18:0010:00-20:0010:00-17:00
Parties
Epic Game Music Concert

18:00  developers/business pass and invitations

Huuuge Games
& GIC Party
20:00
(developers/business pass, Indie Zone exhibitors and invitations)

CEEEGA award gala
19:00

PGA Party
20:30
(business pass and invitations)
Sightseeing
10:00-12:0016:30-18:30


* We would advise you that Friday morning before the conference talks start is the best time to see the expo, as a number of visitors then will be most acceptable.
** The exact schedule of talks at the conference will be given as soon as it will be even partially ready.

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