VRTO: Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo
Jun
24
Jun 26

VRTO: Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo

  • ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE

The second annual Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo will be held June 25 and 26th at Rogers Communications Center at Ryerson University here in Toronto. You can find out all the details on the official site, and pick up your tickets over on Eventbrite here.

VRTO aims to empower people to share their world, culture, knowledge and dreams with the assistance of emergent immersive technologies.

Recognized internationally for its high caliber, high-quality discussions, in-depth training, world-class presentations and top level speakers, VRTO brings together compelling discourse and bleeding-edge prototypes, demonstrations and innovative companies in carefully crafted schedules and environments.

VRTO is always an opportunity to build powerful and long-lasting business and personal relationships, with a very open-minded and inclusive community, unafraid to ask the big questions. Furthermore, the show provides many different tools to ensure attendees find their best matches towards meeting their goals at the show.

In 2016, VRTO hosted a town hall and summit to ratify a Code of Ethics for Human Augmentation led by inventor and Meta Chief Scientist Steve Mann. Read more about the Scientific paper and code that was written at Kurzweil AI

The VRTO conference is not a Toronto VR conference – it is an international conference that takes place in and leverages the tremendous R&D community of Toronto.

PTBO GameJam #3
Aug
4
Aug 6

PTBO GameJam #3

  • Kawartha Trades & Technology Centre Fleming College

Registration for the the third Peterborough Game Jam is on right now. You can head to the official site to check out all the details on it - or head over the Eventbrite to register for the event.

Below are the results of PTBO Jam #2

Fan Expo Canada
Aug
31
Sep 3

Fan Expo Canada

  • Metro Toronto Convention Center

Toronto's biggest tech and geek event, Fan Expo will be August 31st to September 3rd this year, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. You can check out all the details on the guest list here.

FAN EXPO CANADA™ is the largest Comics, Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming event in Canada and the 3rd largest Pop Culture event in North America.

Celebrating its 22nd year, FAN EXPO CANADA™ has grown from a small comic book convention attracting 1,500 fans into a multi-faceted, 4-day citywide event that attracts over 129,000 people from around the world. The event provides a substantial multi-million dollar economic impact to the City of Toronto, filling up hotels and restaurants throughout the duration of the Expo.

Every year FAN EXPO CANADA™ offers exciting family-friendly attractions, events, and world renowned celebrities! Previous guests include: Stan Lee, Patrick Stewart, Buzz Aldrin,William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, Elijah Wood, Leonard Nimoy, Carrie Fisher, Gillian Anderson, and stars from hit television shows: The Walking Dead, Star Trek, The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Teen Wolf, Doctor Who, Gotham, Criminal Minds, Castle and many, many more.

Everyone is a fan of something, and FAN EXPO CANADA™ is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favourite guest and get the inside scoop about your favourite movies & TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favourite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with over 400,000 square feet of shopping madness.


Video Game Law
Jun
9
9:00 am09:00

Video Game Law

Location: Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8

According to the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, there are 472 active video game studios in Canada, and the industry contributes $3 billion to Canada’s GDP annually. Ensure you are up to speed on the key legal issues for clients in this growing industry, as you “power-up” on your video game law knowledge at this unique program.

This meeting will also serve as the Information Technology & Intellectual Property Law Section's, and the Entertainment, Media & Communications Law Section's, Annual General Meeting.

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Different Games Toronto
May
31
Jun 3

Different Games Toronto

Join us for Different Games Toronto May 31 to June 3rd at OCAD University!
Opening Arcade Party: May 31 8:00p 10$ 
Conference (Speaker) June 3rd 10:00a - 3:00m 20$ (includes medium snacks) 
Closing party June 3 (Gama Space) 8:00p (Free! at Gamma Space)

Tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/different-games-toronto-tickets-34304786540

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1908594509353576/

For four years, the Brooklyn based Different Games conference has presented a diverse and interdisciplinary venue known for featuring emerging voices and perspectives not typically supported by the commercial industry. Created by the Different Games Collective, a grassroots organization aimed at fostering diversity and inclusivity in games, the event seeks to amplify the creative and critical voices of marginalized participants in games culture. Geared towards accessibility and radical inclusivity, each annual volunteer-led conference features presenters of all professional backgrounds, from indie devs, and DIY creators to students, critics and scholars.


This year we’re joining forces with members of Toronto’s indie games scene to bring a brand new program to OCAD University’s 49 McCaul Street gallery, which will include an arcade exhibition featuring the best of alternative games, VR, and performances from local and international developers, and a one day conference featuring local developers and creators
Game Demo's @ THEMUSEUM! (Kitchener)
May
30
7:00 pm19:00

Game Demo's @ THEMUSEUM! (Kitchener)

  • THEMUSEUM

On May 30th in Kitchener there will be a Game Demo night, which you can check out all the details here.

"On May 30 we're having a Game Demo Night at THEMUSEUM in their Underground Studio MakerSpace! This will be a really fun evening, where you can demo your game, hangout with devs, play locally developed games and provide some feedback. "

Dan Currie over email let me know some of the gamedevs that will be there: "I've already lined up 8 devs (including myself) to show their games. To name a few, Owen Goss is showing Future Grind, Rich Bettridge is showing ManaStorm VR, John Rockefeller is showing Potioneer."

Drink n Draw -TCAF 2017 hosted by BOPU Squad
May
10
8:00 pm20:00

Drink n Draw -TCAF 2017 hosted by BOPU Squad

At The Pilot Tavern, 22 Cumberland St
Free to attend

The Drink ‘n’ Draw is a fantastic chance to meet other cartoonists before things at the festival get too wild! We’ll be providing plenty of drawing supplies, so all you have to do is show up and socialize and drink (I guess???). MAKE FRIENDS!

Speaking of which, this year’s DnD is being hosted by the wonderful artists in Toronto’s very own BOPU Squad!

Come on out and help them celebrate all of their debuting books!!!

*The Pilot Tavern is not an accessible space, but the event space will have inclusive washrooms.
12th Annual Toronto Game Jam
May
5
May 7

12th Annual Toronto Game Jam

The 12th Annual Toronto Game Jam is in the planning stages right now, and will take place between May 5th and May 7th. Registration will take place March 22nd. All details can be seen on Twitter, or their website.

Dames Making Games: May VR Social: Social VR and Virtual Theatre
May
2
7:00 pm19:00

Dames Making Games: May VR Social: Social VR and Virtual Theatre

Dames Making Games here in Toronto will be having their May VR Social May 2nd. You can check out all the details here.

Our monthly VR meetup for dames ‘n’ friends working on weird and wild works in virtual and augmented reality.

Try out games and experiences on the HTC Vive, Samsung Gear, Oculus and Google Cardboard, chat with dames working on new ways of storytelling in virtual reality, learn about production pipeline hurdles and unique challenges and opportunities for media artists looking for new forms and platforms for their work.

Kick off May with special guest speaker Bernie Roehl as he presents “Social VR and Virtual Theatre” to DMG! Bernie is a Senior Software Developer for VR and also has a background in theater. His presentation will give great advice on implementing theater principles to aid in creating immersive social VR experiences!

Transgression Arcade - Dames Making Games
Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

Transgression Arcade - Dames Making Games

Play the noirish games of FEB FATALE 5! Featuring talks by the creators, food, and all your favourite rakish game-making dames.

The event will be taking place at Gamma Space, 862 Richmond Street West.  Register here.

Toronto Digifest 2017
Apr
27
Apr 29

Toronto Digifest 2017

Digifest 2017 is a three-day conference located on Toronto’s waterfront (Corus Quay, 25 Dockside Drive) that focuses on the future of education, creativity, entrepreneurship, gaming, and technology; organized by George Brown College. We connect the creative community with the most innovative technologies, ideas, and initiatives focused on learning, leadership, and positive social change.

Join us for presentations from speakers, skill-building workshops, the IT’S A START Pitch Competition, Research & Business Student Showcase, our annual Interactive Zone, the Digital Pioneer Award, as well as incredible opportunities to meet with peers from across the country. This year’s edition of Digifest will highlight stories of innovators using unique technologies to address global problems under the theme of Work, Learn, and Play.

You can check out all the details of the event right here, and purchase tickets (there are some free ones as well) right here.

 

 

PULL - Year End Show 2017
Apr
26
6:00 pm18:00

PULL - Year End Show 2017

PULL — Year End Show 2017
School of Design, George Brown College
230 Richmond St E

Please join us for the School of Design Year End Show!

PULL celebrates the talent and diversity of students across nine School of Design programs:
- Art and Design Foundation
- Concept Art for Entertainment
- Design Management
- Game Design
- Game Development
- Graphic Design
- Interaction Design & Development
- Interactive Media Management
- Interdisciplinary Design Strategy

Highlights of this year’s show include:
- Three whole floors! The School of Design, along with the newly formed School of Media and Performing Arts, will occupy all floors of 230 Richmond Street East for the first time
- Live mural painting and video games featuring work by students in Game Design, Game Development, Game Programming, and the brand new Concept Art for Entertainment post-grad program
- Reboot Detroit, a series of themed immersive environments brought to you by the second year Interaction Design students
- Beyond the Edge: an inside look into a year at the Institute without Boundaries and the future of Toronto’s Waterfront

Pull is part of ShowGBC, a series of events showcasing talent from the 2017 graduating students across George Brown’s Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology.

Schoolofdesign.ca/yearendshow
ShowGBC.ca

@designgbc
#yespull
#SHOWGBC17

Check out more details here, and RSVP here.

Niagara College's Game Development Launch 2017
Apr
12
7:00 pm19:00

Niagara College's Game Development Launch 2017

  • The Core

Our friends over at Niagara College will be hosting a Development Launch, which will be showcasing the games created from students in the Niagara College/Brock Game Programming/Design programs. Full details on the free event can be found on Eventbrite.

7th Annual LevelUp Showcase
Apr
5
7:00 pm19:00

7th Annual LevelUp Showcase

  • Design Exchange

The next LevelUp is just around the corner. The student gaming event showcases local game development students showing off their playable games. It's a free event, which you can check out on FaceBook or their main site for all the details.

On April 5th 2017, the Design Exchange (234 Bay St) in Toronto will open up its doors and welcome over 2000 attendees to the 7th Annual Level Up Showcase!

Level Up Showcase is the first event of its kind in Canada that showcases the most talented students in game design, animation and computer science programs from colleges and universities across Ontario. This event has become synonymous with new creative talent, and provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance for students to show off their creations to the world.

Previous years have featured record-breaking counts of team projects across various academic institutions. This showcase exhibits outstanding work in game design, animation and computer graphics. Attendees can expect games that use the most current technology and gaming platforms, from motion sensors to VR devices, and more.

Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Championship Series
Mar
25
7:00 pm19:00

Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Championship Series

  • Scotia Bank Theatre

Check out the full details for the Cineplex World Gaming Canadian Championship Series in the tweet and link below.

Sound Synthesis and Composition for Games, Film and Electronic Music
Mar
23
7:00 pm19:00

Sound Synthesis and Composition for Games, Film and Electronic Music

  • Electric Perfume

Our friends over at Electric Perfume will be hosting a sound design workshop, and there is only one week left to register. Check out this link for all the details.

What You Will Learn

Having trouble making the sounds in your head? Well, learn from a pro with over a decade of industry experience who worked on game franchises such as Farcry, Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell! Whether you're a sound artist, game designer, filmmaker, musician, or just goofing around with audio, this workshop will help you bring your skills to the next level! In this workshop you will learn how to create and design Hollywood-like sci-fi sounds using complex methods of sound synthesis (FM, Additive Subtractive, and Granular) with the latest software tools. For electronic music geeks, you will also learn step-by step how to build and emulate common instruments from scratch; such as acoustic bass, electric bass, kick drum, acoustical flute, clarinet, church bell and others!

triOS College Toronto - Toronto Gaming Arcade
Mar
23
5:00 pm17:00

triOS College Toronto - Toronto Gaming Arcade

  • 425 Bloor Street East, Suite 200

Friend of the site Stephen Chin, Education Consultant at triOS college let me know that triOS is having a Toronto Gaming Arcade. They'll have their current students, and some graduates showcasing playable versions of their games.

It's a free event but space is limited, so make sure to check meetup.com to register and find all the details. It also gives you an opportunity to find out more about their program.