The law is always a step behind technology. In particular, the legal profession has expressed extreme difficulty in addressing the technical and expressive qualities present in video games. Video games are subtly complex by their very nature, and do not seem to fit completely into any singular field of law. The fields of copyright, trademark, patent, constitutional, and business law have all been applied to video games in an effort to regulate and protect them. As often as not, as many conflicting applications of law emerge as congruent ones.
GDEX is the convention dedicated to a love of games and creative technology, located in Columbus, Ohio. GDEX features a weekend expo showcase, combined with presentation sessions, artist alleys, raffles, tournaments, and Charity events. The GDEX expo is a curated showcase of some of the most exciting up and coming developers so that you can see the latest games before anyone else!
GDEX started in 2013 as a community event to bring together Ohio game developers to Connect with each other, Share their projects and technologies, and Learn from each other as well as industry professionals. It has since grown into the Premier event of its kind in the Midwest, drawing an audience from across the country with unrivaled quality in educational sessions and opportunities for individuals and small businesses to accelerate their growth. There truly is no other event like GDEX in the Midwest, and we are proud to be a part of making the community and industry in the area.
Fall Experiment is an immersive tech, art, gaming and music festival that convenes creators from all over the Greater Midwest. It is a diverse and inclusive festival that celebrates these intersections by hosting a multitude of experiences in specific tracks: developer and UX, product management, startup, tech and art, e-sports and gaming, and music.
The mission of Fall Experiment is to help us level-up and interact with technology, gaming, art and music the way we experience it – at the intersections.
IGDA Chicago will participate in this event by showcasing some local Chicago-made games on Saturday, Oct 5th! Contact IGDA Chicago if you are a local developer interested in participating in our showcase!
Minefaire returns to Schaumburg September 21-22 to celebrate all things Minecraft!
IGDA Chicago will participate in the fun by showcasing some local Chicago-made games in the Indie Game Zone! IGDA members receive 20% off admission! Contact IGDA Chicago to receive your discount link, or if you are a local developer interested in participating in our showcase!
MINECRAFT Players and Their Families Unite at Minefaire to:
Meet MINECRAFT YouTube Celebrities
Compete in tournaments and build battles
Participate in the famed costume contest
Witness live stage shows
Learn from Official MINECRAFT Developers & MINECRAFT Education Global Mentors
Shop at the World's Largest Official MINECRAFT Merch Store
Score Minefaire event exclusives
Solve your way out of the MINECRAFT Escape Room
Experience MINECRAFT with Acer VR Mixed Reality Headsets
Show off your creativity in the LEGO building zones
PixelPop Festival is a game conference and expo in St. Louis, Missouri, that celebrates unique games and the many people who make them possible.
PixelPop Festival features independent tabletop, digital, and experimental games produced by local and national game creators. Two full days of diverse conference sessions from industry professionals are curated to equip you with creative tools and resources to make remarkable work that makes a difference. Plus, their official after-parties are designed to help you unwind after the conference and see more of what St. Louis has to offer.