Gamercamp LV 3 Launches This Weekend

November 21, 2011
Gamercamp LV2 - Jaime Woo and Mark Rabo

Gamercamp founders Jaime Woo and Mark Rabo. (Photo by Ryan Couldrey)

Toronto’s video game community will gather this weekend for Gamercamp LV 3, a mishmash of panel discussions, demos, game jams and social events that is growing almost as exponentially as the local community itself.

The three-day event runs from this Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27 and will feature over 40 hours of panels and other events in five locations – more than double the locales of last year. The Gamercamp website describes itself as an event that “celebrates the artistry, innovation, and power of play.”

Launched in 2009 by Mark Rabo and Jaime Woo, Gamercamp started with a handful of game devs and presentations at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Since then it’s become one of the city’s most important video game-related events. This year sponsors run the gamut from local shops like the Snakes and Lattes coffee shop to George Brown College and the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC).

Of course, something as integral to the local gaming community won’t go unnoticed by the folks here at Dork Shelf.  The ‘Shelf has partnered with Toronto After Dark to present Full Motion Video.

On Saturday, November 25 a series of works “about or inspired by video games” will play from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  in Room 141 of George Brown College.

On Sunday, we’ll be screening Manborg and Gift Bonus: The Movie at Room 141, starting at 2:00 p.m.

Later that night, we’re moving to the Toronto Underground Cinema, the birthplace of Gamercamp, to present The FP at 7:00 p.m. and The Warriors at 9:30 p.m.

All films are free with a Gamercamp Badge with the exception of the The FP (tickets = $10) and The Warriors, which is free for everyone, badge or no badge.

Come join us, and the rest of the Gamercamp…er, camp, and celebrate the very best of video games from Toronto. We at Dork Shelf can’t wait to see you there!

To get an idea of what to expect, be sure to read our lengthy write-up of Gamercamp LV2 here.

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