Entertainment

Geekend video game, AR/VR tech showcases open to the public

Posted on January 24, 2018 By Aleshia

Geekend will stop at nothing to bring the next generation of technology to our community.  We’re excited to offer the following events and exhibits, free and open to the public, on Friday and Saturday, February 2 & 3 on the Guild Hall Campus.

INDIE GAME ARCADE

@ 8-Bit Donuts
518 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah GA
Friday, Feb 2: 8am-5pm
Saturday, Feb 3: 12:45-5pm

Move over, Pac-Man! Geekend’s Indie Game Arcade features high-quality and critically-acclaimed video games created right here in the Southeast by talented independent game developers. Play them all, vote for your favorite and stick around for the ProjectMQ Indie Game Awards at 5pm to see who comes out on top!

AR/VR SHOWCASE

@ Jolly Goblin Games
518 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Savannah GA
Saturday, Feb 3: 12:30-5pm

Back by popular demand, the Geekend AR/VR Showcase is where you can test drive cutting edge augmented and virtual reality experiences that span a variety of disciplines and technologies.

HOUR OF CODE

@ Jolly Goblin Games
518 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Savannah GA
Saturday, Feb 3: 1-2pm

With technology changing every industry on the planet, computing knowledge has become part of a well-rounded skillset. But fewer than half of all schools teach computer science! Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. 100 million students have now discovered how accessible and fun computer science can be by doing just one Hour of Code.

This Hour of Code workshop is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.

Ages 6+, free and open to the public.  Advance registration strongly recommended, as space is limited. Parents should plan to accompany young children.

SIGN UP NOW!

PROJECTMQ INDIE GAME AWARDS

@ The Guild Hall Arena
615 Montgomery Street, Savannah GA
Saturday, Feb 3: 5pm

Modern gaming isn’t just about the tech. It’s about telling stories, communicating points of view, and breaking barriers. It’s about creating new ways to interact with our world and one another. It’s about the lifelong process of learning and discovery.

Join us for the ProjectMQ Indie Game Awards, where we’ll celebrate the indie games from the Geekend Indie Game Arcade and the talented local and regional developers who made them. ProjectMQ’s Malcolm Howard will present the People’s Choice Award, and attendees will have a chance to win games, merchandise, and even a Nintendo Switch, sponsored by Savannah-based Avant Games.

ProjectMQ Indie Game Arcade Now Accepting Submissions

Posted on December 9, 2017 By Aleshia

The ProjectMQ Indie Game Arcade is now accepting submissions for Geekend’s annual conference on February 2nd-3rd, 2018. Game submissions are due January 5, 2018

The Indie Game Arcade is a showcase of high-quality, independent video games created by local and regional developers at Savannah’s annual tech and innovation conference. Because the Indie Game Arcade is a community-oriented event that seeks to foster curiosity and innovation across disciplines, we value games that are engaging for a diverse audience.

The Indie Game Arcade is sponsored by Project MQ, a discovery platform for indie video games, and will be hosted by 8-Bit Donuts. The event is open to the public.

Selected applicants will be contacted following the submission deadline with next steps.

Apply Here

The Geekend 2014 Highlights video is here!

Posted on April 7, 2015 By Coco

Did you miss last year’s geekiest event? Now you have a chance to catch up on what happened at Geekend 2014!

Did you attend? We’ve highlighted the most amazing moments for you! Refresh your memory and have some fun watching it here.

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Roundup: Kodestars Arcade at Geekend

Posted on December 12, 2014 By Yvonne Jouffrault

Blog post on the KodeStars blog.

The Kodestars Arcade at Geekend was a huge success and we are still reeling from all of the positive feedback and interest we are receiving from others that want to create and host their own arcades. Geekend is an annual interactive conference in Savannah that hosted an arcade to showcase video games built by 4th-8th grade students in the communityt. The Geekend organizers created a branded online arcade on the KODESTARS website and then set up a physical arcade at the conference center with two rooms full of computers – all of which were opened to the online arcade.

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Kishi Bashi at Geekend

Posted on November 22, 2014 By Yvonne Jouffrault

Blog post on hissing lawns by Bill Dawers.

Kishi Bashi played on the final night of Geekend, an annual conference presented each year here in Savannah by The Creative Coast. The weekend is about geeky stuff, and this year there was also good music for attendees booked by MusicFile Productions.

Kishi Bashi and Tall Tall Trees performed in the Creators’ Foundry on Boundary Street just west of downtown. The long, narrow industrial space had recently been home to SCAD’s sculpture department; some of us remember when kayak maker Charlie Reeves created amazing things there.

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Geekend: Kishi Bashi & Tall Tall Trees

Posted on November 12, 2014 By Yvonne Jouffrault

Article on Connect Savannah by ANNA CHANDLER.

GEEKEND highlights the stars of the tech world by day, but the nerding out doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. The Coastal Georgia Center, Ampersand and The Creator’s Foundry will illuminate in the evenings with the talents of musicians taking innovative approaches to live performance and recording.

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Geekend after party concerts feature unique artists

Posted on November 5, 2014 By Yvonne Jouffrault

Article on Do Savannah by Janay Kingsberry.

“Work hard. Play harder.”

That would appear to be the unofficial mantra for Savannah’s interactive design and technology conference Geekend, set for Nov. 13-15.

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KodeStars: The Next Generation

Posted on October 22, 2014 By Yvonne Jouffrault

Chances are you know more than a few high school or middle school kids who like to play video games, but how about ones who like to build video games?

That’s right, BUILD video games! If you know a teenage Meg Whitman or Bill Gates, keep reading! And if you don’t know one of these budding geniuses, read on as we got that covered as well!

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Geekend entertainment lineup includes Kishi Bashi, Tall Tall Trees

Posted on October 17, 2014 By Yvonne Jouffrault

The Creative Coast, working with MusicFile Productions, has announced its entertainment lineup for Geekend 2014, the interactive conference set for Nov. 13-15 at various locations in Savannah.

The highlight of the weekend will be a performance by indie-pop sensation Kishi Bashi and acclaimed folk rock performer Tall Tall Trees at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Creators’ Foundry, 415 Boundary St. A limited number of tickets are available for $15 at Brown Paper Tickets.

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Don’t Miss Friday’s Afterparty With Savannah TweetUp!

Posted on November 7, 2012 By Yvonne Jouffrault

Seasoned Geekend attendees know that our afterparties are ALT of CTRL! This year will be no different. Join us at 9 p.m. this Friday, November 9th at Taco Abajo (located at 217½ West Broughton Street) for an afterparty you won’t want to miss!

Our friends at Savannah TweetUp have hooked us up with these sweet deals:

1/2 price nachos
$1 off draft beers
Free chips and salsa
$2 margaritas

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