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SXSW Breakfast, Anyone?

I’ve been a regular at Austin’s SXSW for far longer than I care to remember. It’s a heady mix of music, film, and ‘interactive’ stuff and I’ve always met many old friends, made new ones, and had my creative batteries refilled from spending a week or two in Texas. This year is no different, and I’m flying out today. The other thing that happens every year at SXSW is Saturday morning breakfast at Magnolia Cafe on South Congress. As usual I’ll be there a little bit ahead of 8am to grab a table and see who else turns up. A few of you have already

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Celebrate forty years of thrill power

2000 A.D. celebrates forty years of publication next year (along with the release of issue prog 2000 next week, both notable milestones in the comic industry. For the latter, head to your nearest comic book supplier, for the latter the team is putting together a conference that Tharg would be proud of: Next February, Rebellion toasts 40 years of the publication of legendary British weekly comic 2000 AD by presenting a huge celebration in the UK capital. The main event, a one-day ‘immersive live extravaganza‘, will take place at Hammersmith’s Novotel and includes a jam-packed schedule of prestige events, original programming, world

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How to talk to the press at your next conference

Peter Willington on PocketGamer echoing some fabulous advice to companies and employees looking to promote their company to the members of the press attending a conference: A sales pitch is fine when I ask a question such as “what’s your game all about”, but when I’m digging for more information on inspirations, goals, process, or even how you plan on monetising it, speak to me like a normal person. You aren’t Activision, so “we’re not talking about that right now” doesn’t make you sound like a professional, but it absolutely will colour my perception of you.

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Questions that every conference organiser needs to answer

Sadly, it’s notable how bad most conferences are in this regard when you know the most common phrases you hear are “Is there a network connection?” and “What’s the password?” Such questions are joined nowadays by either “Is there a hashtag for this event?” or “What’s the hashtag?” Neville Hobson sets out the benefits and examples perfectly.

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