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BOSTON AREA GAME INDUSTRY
NETWORKING EVENTS
[MONTHLY EVENTS] (Dates can vary-- check the sites!)
WOMEN IN GAMES (WiG):
wigboston.wordpress.com/
Game industry speakers in a setting designed to be a safe space, open to all.
1st Monday of the month, Cambridge at MeYouHealth.
Women in Games
BOSTON UNITY GROUP (B.U.G.):
meetup.com/B-U-G-Boston-Unity-Group/
Discussions of projects and best practices for the Unity game engine. Variable day of the month, Cambridge, at Akamai in Kedal square (150 Broadway, Cambridge, MA).
Boston Unity Group
BOSTON POST MORTEM (BPM): bostonpostmortem.org/
The original monthly gathering of Game Devs! Great speakers. Usually 2nd week of the month, alternating Mon/ Tues/ Wed/ Thursdays, starting 7pm, at Moksa's "Naga" club in Cambridge (18+).
Boston Post Mortem
BOSTON INDIES:
bostonindies.com/
Independent Game Devs meet to discuss their work.
3rd Monday of the month at Bocoup loft in Boston or the MIT Stata Center. Game Development on the edge, and a friendly community!

Boston Indies
BOSTON VIRTUAL REALITY (VR):
meetup.com/Boston-Virtual-Reality/
Discuss software and hardware for the new wave of virtual reality! Usually
3rd Weds or Thurs of the month, Cambridge Innovation Center - Venture Cafe, fifth floor.
Check out the summer Boston VR Bender.

Boston VR
BOSTON AUGMENTED / MIXED REALITY (AR):
https://meetup.com/BostonAR/
Discuss hardware and dev for the new wave of augmented reality, like the Hololens! Variable day of the month, Cambridge Akamai (150 Broadway, Cambridge, MA).
Check out the summer Hololens Hackathon.

Boston AR
WORCESTER GAME PILE: http://gamepile.org/
Central MA's finest game creators meet to talk development. Typically
3rd week of the month at Running Start: 95 Prescott Street, Worcester.
Animatic Boston
ANIMATIC BOSTON:
https://facebook.com/animaticboston
Monthly Animation meetup, including talks by 2D and 3D New England Animators. Some Wednesday of the month in Somerville, at Arts At The Armory.

Animatic Boston
BOSTON UNREAL:
meetup site
Discussions of projects and best practices for the Unreal game engine. Usually last Tues or Thurs of the month, downtown Boston at Jacob Wirth restaurant.
Boston Unreal
NEiA SIGGRAPH:
Our chapter of the national Special Interest Group in Graphics. Monthly speakers hosted at The New England Institute of Art in Brookline.
NEiA Siggraph
HTML5 GAME DEVELOPMENT:
http://meetup.com/Boston-HTML5-Game-Development/
3rd Wednesday of the month, downtown Boston.
UX BOSTON:
meetup site
Held every 2-3 months. Speakers on user interface design.
Peoples Republic of Interactive Fiction PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF INTERACTIVE FICTION:
pr-if.org
Interactive Fiction creators gather monthly in the Cambridge MIT Trope Tank, room 14N-233. New to IF? Check out the array of games available on the site! Want to start making text games? Try the free text engine Twine or Choice of Games.
Check out the annual November: IF Game Jam at MIT.


 
[WEEKLY-ISH EVENTS]
GAME MAKERS GUILD:
gamemakersguild.com
Developers of Board, Card, and other non-digital games meet to hear speakers abnd playtest games! Monday evenings, Boston or Cambridge.
Game Makers Guild
BOSTON COMICS ROUNDTABLE (BCR): bostoncomics.com
Weekly meeting of local indie comics artists and writers! Thursday evenings, Cambridge Library.
BCR Workspace: 561 Windsor St, Studio 306 Somerville, MA 02143
Boston Comics Roundtable
DRAWING IN THE GALLERIES:
Museum of Fine Arts
Improve your drawing skills! Free models and supplies, Wednesday evenings, 6pm: must show up early/before, limited spaces.

MFA
DRAWING MEETUPS:
Big List of Boston Area Figure Drawing. Also see the Comicazi and Hub Comics events in Somerville
Comicazi Comicazi
LEARN LAUNCH:
learnlaunch.org/
"Connecting and supporting Boston's edtech community." Some free meetups, some charged, Boston.
Learn Launch
PLAYCRAFTING BOSTON
(formerly Boston Games Forum):
playcrafting.com
Variety of events like demo nights, panel discussions, evening and full-day classes. Some events free.
Playcrafting Boston


[ANNUAL EVENTS]
PAX EAST:
east.paxsite.com/
Ticketed Event: Huge gamer conference in Boston by Penny-Arcade.com. March or April, tickets sell out in December. See website for volunteering (great for networking, though less chance to see the show).

Be sure to attend the Made in MA party and showcase of Boston Games, the Thursday before PAX East
PAX East

BOSTON FESTIVAL OF INDIE GAMES (BFIG):
bostonfig.com/
Ticketed Event: Gamer conference, twice a year: September: Play digital and board games, at MIT.
January: attend a day of game dev talks!
Nominal fee, or volunteer!

BFIG

GAME LOOP:
bostongameloop.com/
Ticketed Event: Gamer "Unconference" in Cambridge by local developers. August. See website for volunteering.

Game Loop

MASS DIGI - DIGITAL GAMES INSTITUTE:
massdigi.org
An annual game dev competition and summer institute, promoting game development in MA.
Competition submisions open January for the event in February. Summer internship applications in March.
Mass Digi

CONNECTICUT FESTIVAL
OF INDIE GAMES:

www.ct-fig.com
Ticketed Event: Annual gamer conference. Play digital and board games in June. Newington, CT.
CT FIG
MA INDEPENDANT COMICS EXPO (MICE): micexpo.org/
Indie comics artists showcase with inspiring original works. October. See also: Boston Comics Roundtable and 24 Hour Comics Day

MICE

Global Game Jam GAME JAMS:
Create a complete game prototype in only 24 or 48 hours! The Boston community holds jams nearly every month. Most require you bring your own supplies, including a laptop loaded with your prefered software.

January is Global Game Jam,
with sites at MIT, Northeastern, and WPI.

Summer: Boston VR Bender.
October: Purple Monkey Game Jam
November: IF Game Jam at MIT

The old Boston Game Jams site offers some more leads bostongamejams.com/.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY DAY OF THE DEVS
Facebook Page
A free, 1-day event hosted by the BU Video Game Society, celebrating Boston's local game dev scene. Metcalf Hall on the 2nd floor of George Sherman Union, open from 12PM - 7PM.

Day of Devs
ANIME BOSTON:
www.animeboston.com
Ticketed Event: Annual Anime media event in March, at Hynes Convention Center.

Anime Boston
ARISIA:
www.arisia.org
Ticketed Event: Annual arts and media festival in Boston with robust tabletop and Role Playing Game tracks. Includes strong children's programming. Westin on the Waterfront hotel, January.
Arisia
SANDBOX SUMMIT:
sandboxsummit.org/
Ticketed Event: An annual children's game development institute, formerly on the MIT campus in March or April, now in NYC.
Sandbox Summit


[NEIGHBORING COMMUNITY EVENTS]
NEW HAMPSHIRE IGDA:
http://igdanh.org/
Like Boston Post Mortem, but an hour North!

New Hampshire IGDA
PIONEER VALLEY GAME DEVELOPERS:
pvgamedevs.com/
Western Massachussets Game Devs unite!
Pioneer Valley Game Developers
INDIE GAME DEVELOPER ASSOCIATION OF RHODE ISLAND (IGDA-RI):
meetup.com site
Rhode Island Game Dev monthly meetup.

Rhode Island IGDA


[OLD EVENTS]
MIT GAME LAB:
gamelab.mit.edu/
Friday afternoon game rants, discussions, and game play theory, in Kendall Square, Cambridge. During the school year, used to be weeekly, now rare.
Game Lab
AUTODESK ANIMATERS USER GROUP ASSOCIATION (AAUGA):
aaugaboston.com/
Presenters discuss exciting new advances in 3d art, animation, and visual effects. Typically 3rd Thursday of the month at Neoscape in Boston. Last event Fall 2014.
AAUGA
GREAT EASTERN TECHNOLOGY (GET):
http://www.greateasterntech.com/
Wonderful group of people at a 3D software and hardware reseller, ran 1-3 events a year and suppored many others!
Great Eastern Technologies


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