In December 2015 I ran a festival in Sydney, Australia called GameFest. Strong name, I know.
It brought together everything I love about games, and encompassed:
- A day where we turned the theatre into an escape room
- 2 Rooms & A Boom, with jazz band!
- Bring Them Home (megagame)
- Drop in D&D sessions
- N64 with a selection of sick multiplayer games
Every day the space was free to enter and open for people to play from a huge heap of boardgames. Every night we had a presentation about an aspect of gaming or design, then a big gaming event.
It was great! Probably a one-off, but I wanted to record it here for posterity, as it was a huge, creative whirl and I'd love to do it again sometime.
You can check out the website here (the company we ran it through was called Moonshot Games)