Hi there y’all!
As previously mentioned, this year the LA Zine Fest is happening on Sunday May 31st. We’ll be returning to Helm’s Bakery along with a large number of very talented zinesters… and we’d love for you and your game to join us!
We curate Playdate Pop Up to be an inclusive, diverse space full of games you don’t usually see at more commercially-oriented events. To be clear, we like ’em experimental and we like ’em strange. Digital or analog, novice or veteran, mobile, VR, or tabletop,we want to see the best DIY work you have to offer regardless of medium or experience level.
We’re also very excited to announce that thanks to our friends at Panic, it is both free to submit as well as to table! We’re also proud to announce that will be able to offer travel stipends for those who need them. As we’ve mentioned before, sustainability is very important to us and part of that includes making sure the creators in our community don’t break the bank while sharing their work with a new audience. We’ll be sure to keep including work from folks local to the LA area, but if you’ve got a rad game, you live far away, and you’re kinda broke please don’t hesitate to send your games our way!
We’ll also be joined by some cool friends to judge this year’s submissions! We believe that more perspectives means a better showcase, so we’ll be bringing in some really amazing folks to help us get to a whole new level. More info on that real soon 😉
The submission deadline is March 30th, so be sure to send us your game asap!!! We can’t wait to check out what you’ve been working on.
The Playdate Pop Up Team
EMi, Bela, Bee, and Nathalie