GeekWire Calendar: Games

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Dragonflight GameCon

August 16 @ 9:00 am - August 18 @ 6:00 pm

For over forty years, the premier tabletop gaming convention in the Seattle metro area has been Dragonflight GameCon. D&D, Pathfinder, indie board games, war games, miniatures games, LARP, card games, tournaments, play to win, you name it, we have it. It's how we roll.

Games // Curiosity Expo

August 17 @ 10:00 am - August 18 @ 6:00 pm

Explore the process of creating games, discover the history behind them, try out different VR gaming experiences, and more. This science-filled weekend features hands-on activities from local experts and a variety of game-themed partners.

WEST SEATTLE APPRECIATION DAY

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

On Saturday, August 24th, spend the day exploring Living Computers: Museum + Labs with our first-ever West Seattle Appreciation Day – dedicated to you! Explore two floors of hands-on computing technology and celebrate the launch of Windows 95 as we commemorate its anniversary. Take a deeper dive with our family-friendly educational workshop, Intro to Breadboarding, or catch our documentary screening of “The Augmentation of Douglas Engelbart,” featuring an in-person Q&A with the film’s director and executive producer. Don’t miss this chance to…

Return of the Dragon: A Digital Scavenger Hunt

August 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

CRITICAL INFORMATION We are excited to debut Return of the Dragon: A Digital Scavenger Hunt, a sequel to last year's Dragon Run. Last year we had 1,000 people playing this game! All ages are welcome to play the game, however we think you'll have the most fun if you are over 5 years old. As always, young children must be accompanied by an adult. Register now and get your DRAGON TEE SHIRT for only $10. Guarantee your shirt by August…

Marvel Trivia Bar Crawl – Seattle

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - August 25 @ 12:00 am

5+ Venues Trivia At Multiple Bars Awesome After Party View The Event Details On Our Website! www.CrawlWith.US/ FAQ & Terms Of Service https://www.crawlwith.us/contact

HangarFest

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

HangarFest brings together games, live music from OnCore, and food trucks in Seattle’s most unique venue: the Aviation Pavilion, a 140,000 sq ft. hangar that houses iconic aircraft like the original Boeing 747 and Air Force One. At this end-of-summer bash, you’ll enjoy space-themed activities and virtual reality experiences in our Space Gallery, walk through the aircraft in the Pavilion, and each ticket includes unlimited tastes from local breweries and wineries. Featuring yard games giant connect four, shuffleboard, foosball, giant…

PAX West

August 30 - September 2

PAX West, formerly PAX Prime, is one of the largest video game events in the country. The show brings together gamers of all types and celebrates gaming culture with an exhibit hall, panels and speakers. Tickets sell out quickly, so register as soon as possible.

PAX West Nerd Music Showcase

August 30 @ 7:30 pm - August 31 @ 1:30 am

We're back at the LoFi this Year, Friday Night of PAX. Come for the geek music, stay for the booze and and friendship, and prizes, and music, cause there are a ton of artists! Schaffer the Darklord ( https://schafferthedarklord.com/ ) Lex the Lexicon Artist ( https://thelexiconartist.com/ ) Miss Eaves ( https://misseaves.com/ ) Techno Mage ( https://technomage.bandcamp.com/ ) D&D Sluggers ( https://ddsluggers.bandcamp.com/ ) Death*Star ( https://deathstar.bandcamp.com/ ) MC Ohm-I ( https://www.mcohmi.com/ ) Nikola Whallon ( https://nikolawhallon.bandcamp.com/ ) FREE WITH PAX BADGE!…

Indie Forest by Game Jolt, Devolver Digital and DreamHack

August 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Come grab a drink and play some indie games with us and their creators in the Indie Forest at Fred Wildlife Refuge. We'll have many games on display for gamedevs to show off their creations in person. Sip indie themed cocktails while grooving to DJ-blended retro tunes. 21+ only! Have a game to share? We'll have many open tables where you can bring a laptop and show it off! Get ready to meet people, play games, and kick PAX West…

Seattle Indies Expo 2019

September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SIX (Seattle Indies Expo) is a one-day exhibition for independent game developers to get together, socialize, and show off their stuff. At SIX, you'll get to spend quality time with some of the friendliest and most down-to-earth devs around. What better way to escape the crowds of PAX than with the coolest of indie games? Check out our line-up of awesome games here, follow us on Twitter for more news!

Rustycon 36

September 6 @ 8:00 am - September 8 @ 5:00 pm

A science fiction and fantasy convention that spans writing, science, art, costuming, and gaming. Look forward to panels, classes, multiple dances, a masquerade, concerts, casinos, and special guests like writer David Weber, artist Dutch Bihary, and superfan Michael Kenmir.

Global Gamesforum

October 22 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 5:00 pm

Gamesforum Seattle is a two day conference that brings together senior executives, influential managers and ambitious independent developers with the aim of supporting cross platform game developers. Returning to Seattle in October 2019, Gamesforum plays host to a hundred speakers from leading developers, publishers, brands and service providers discussing topics across six fascinating content tracks. The event will also play host to a number of additional micro events, including a game pitching competition, a meet the publisher session and workshops…

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