GameCity 8 readies for 50,000 visitors

GameCity 8 readies for 50,000 visitors
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

September 10th 2013 at 11:56AM

Business and media conference, 'game Antiques Roadshow', industry speakers and more set for Nottingham event

The organisers of the GameCity8 conference are bracing themselves for some 50,000 expected visitors, as the event's first elements are confirmed.

Taking place from October 19th to 26th this year, the gathering brings together a number of elements including a conference element named GameCityLimits. Running on October 23rd and 24th, GameCityLimits will tackle issues fromthe overlap of where games intersect business and media. It is set to feature media industry leaders such from Macmillian, Channel 4, EMI, The Wellcome Trust and more, coming together for a round of presentations, talks and panel discussions.

October the 22nd will also see an event that makes a nod to running UK TV show Antiques Roadshow. For the GameCity version, visitors can bring gaming treasures from their past and share their memories of the gaming pastime.

The winners of the Off the Map competition - organised by GameCity, developer Crytek and UK institution The British Library, will also be revealed.

And UK indie star of Thomas Was Alone fame, will deliver a GameCity 8 talk before debuting his new game on October 25th.

More details can be found on the Nottingham event at its official website.