A Toronto Indie Con Tomorow? ... Apparently

Discussion in 'Indie Related Chat' started by PoV, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. PoV

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    Yeah... according to gamedev.net, there's something strange happening in Toronto thursday the 31st (tomorrow? today?).

    http://www.torontoigc.com/

    Somehow I'm less than impressed with their PR. Tell me, is there some "other" community of indieness out there? All us bitter peoples with a hatred for the industry seem to be here. ;)

    The event's don't look all that exciting either, ... but I don't have an IGC for this years schedule to compare it against.
     
  2. LilGames

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    Geez. I live 45 minutes west of TO and didn't even know about this.
    But then I don't see the purpose. Toronto is quite deficient when it comes to game publishers.
     
  3. Frozen In Ice

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    Mmm, 75 bucks plus parking. Add the fuel charges and hotel, it would cost me about $650 to attend. Plus the actual driving to get there and back, I'll pass.
     
  4. KNau

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    Ah, game development conferences. If you like watching paint dry then you'll love our lectures!

    I knew about it, but spending my labour day weekend at a conference?! Not a chance! Besides, the FuturePlay conference (http://www.futureplay.org/) will be coming to London, Ont. in October.
     
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  6. PoV

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    Well I'm glad to see *something* happening in town, but wow... $350-$400!
     
  7. TamLin

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    I attended and enjoyed the conference. There were only about 30 attendees, but they (and the presentations) covered a wide spectrum. The organizers did a great job of collecting giveways for the raffle; most people at the pub that night won something (the Torque license I won is worth more than the conference fee). Erin Hoffman, the famous "EA Spouse", participated in the quality of life discussion (though I didn't realize who she was until I googled her name afterwards).

    All in all, I was impressed by what a couple of university students had accomplished. I will definitely attend the next TIGC if I'm able.
     

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