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CORGS-CON & ACCAD Open House

Two awesome events this weekend.  Both are beyond being simply worth attending and GCC will be at each in full force!

ACCAD Open House > Friday May 14th, 4pm – 7pm

Most of you should know what ACCAD is and what happens there (incredibly awesome cutting-edge computer arts, animation, research and development); However, many of you probably have not seen some of the projects and work that happens there in person.  The open house will have demonstrations of all of their facilities (mocap lab, just upgraded audio/visual recording studios, and brand new  and recent/current projects.  ACCAD has been graciously supporting GCC and has invited us back to demonstrate our group and our projects in a room dedicated to games.  If you’re still not convinced that you need to be at this event, maybe the added incentives of free grub and refreshments will help.  So we hope to see you out to have your minds blown and get inspired and motivated to create some awesomeness.

ACCAD website Directions |  [p.s.  NE, CLS, or CLN cabs buses run to west campus… its not far!]

CORGS-CON > Saturday May 15th, 10am – 6pm

The Garys are at it again!  CORGS is holding their second annual CORGS Convention this Saturday in the Oakland Park Community Building. The convention will be packed with game and collectible vendors, local groups, local television stations, newspapers, and other media, an NBA special guest, and so much more!  GCC is headlining the event and will be having a booth set up with demos of our games.  CORGS-Con is the perfect place for fans of games, comics, and more.  There are always lots of awesome collectors items for sale like classic games and systems, various models, toys, and more.  Last year, the red bull ladies stopped by and dropped off towers of free red bull!  So come out and remember the good times and have some fun.  Free parking | Free admission

CORGS websiteDirections

Splinter Cell Launch Event

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When: This Friday April 16th6:00 to 9:00pm
Where: New Ohio Union, Round Meeting Room [3rd floor]
What: Jeana Howald is an Ohio State student representative for Ubisoft and is putting on this free launch event! Come check out the newly released Splinter Cell Conviction and play in mini-tournaments for awesome prizes and swag. Partners include Game Stop, Rogue Gaming, CORGS, GCC (US!), and others.

08/09 Wrap-Up

Wrap-Up

With the last week of classes, we’re coming close to summer and a decent break.  GCC will stay active over the summer, but won’t have as many events most likely.  We’ll try to put together a few meetings over the next few months and will definitely have an online meeting in some form (irc, other…).  There are still projects that will continue in the summer, and I anticipate a lot of progress will be made with them.  One of those is the “Urban Outbreak” (zombie game), and Alfred is still open for a few helpers, especially artists.

CORGS

We’d like to especially thank the Garys from CORGS for inviting us to their first annual CORGS convention.  They were great hosts and the event was a great success.  A lot of vendors were there with great retro gear, games, memorabilia, and more.  Various media establishments were there including the Lantern and NBC4.  GCC will probably be in the CORGS article of the Lantern coming out this week (wed).  We met a lot of great people and hope some of them turn out to be great partnerships/relationships.  The booth next to us were the guys from http://untamedgamer.com.  If you’re unfamiliar with them, they review games and have a great community type setup where you can submit requests for game reviews, comments, and more.

Indie Game Competition Winners

CORGS held an indie game competition at the convention and we submitted the games from the last challenge on behalf of the makers.  The categories were: best retro game, best modern game, and best creative game.  The judges were a few of the vendors/etc including myself and untamedgamer.  Congratulations to the winners!  We’ll arrange to get you your certificates soon.

Best Creative Game: “Particle Game” Aaron and Autumn Ryan
Best Retro Game: “Dodge” – Wei-Cheng Tang
Best Modern Game: “Particle Game” Aaron and Autumn Ryan

Upcoming Events

This week is a pretty exciting week for gamers in Columbus.  First is E3 June 2-4, which will be covered by g4tv and have streaming coverage on their site as well.  The next is the MLG 2009 Pro Circuit’s stop here in Columbus.  June 5-7 in the Columbus Convention Center, will bring in mlg pros from around the country (including Ohio’s Ogre1 & 2) for competitions in WoW, Halo 3, and GoW.   Get a spectator pass which includes an awesome level of access, chances to jump into side competitions, and more for only $20 total for a 3 day package!  Check out the website for details.

The next GCC events will be posted and are still being planned.  The IGDA meetings are in limbo right now along with the game jam.  We’ll keep everyone posted as soon as we know more.  We’re also not sure if we’ll have a final GCC meeting before the end of Spring quarter or not.  These next 2 weeks will be busy for everyone, and once they’re over many leave for home.  Again, we’ll keep everyone posted.

Tournament Aftermath

SP09 Tournaments

Special special thanks to all who came out to the gaming tournaments this past Friday; especially those who helped out!  It was a blast, and a lot of prizes were won in the games and raffles.  Those that stayed until the end, we awarded free GCC – SP09 Game Tournament t-shirts.  If you want a t-shirt, send us an email, and we’ll arrange the order ($10 each).  We’d really like to get your input about the event so that the next one will be even better (Post your thoughts about the event here.).

Upcoming Events

In the next 3 weeks there are 2 more events coming your way.  The first will be our own GCC social event for our members.  We’re still planning it, and will post more details as we finalize them.  The second is the CORGS convention which will be May 30th and we’ll have a booth there.

Wednesday Meeting

We’re having another regular meeting this Wednesday and will talk a little about the game tournaments and how to improve them, and continue work on the zombie game.  We’ll also introduce our new Art Director, Kevin Adams.  Kevin has been a member of GCC for the past few quarters and has created some great 3d models as you may have seen on the forums.  He is in the Air Force currently as well, and will be filling a Pixar internship this summer,  Congrats Kevin!  We look forward to your help as Art Director!