The Career Fair at EGX 2018 will be our biggest ever, and we can today reveal a schedule of live talks and sessions that will take place across all four days of the show, programmed by UKIE.
The Career Fair will have 20 different universities and developers available to meet and discuss careers and education related to the games industry. Meanwhile, UKIE's Career Bar will offer advice on all different aspects of the video game business.
This year's schedule over 40 big names from Rare, Creative Assembly, Sports Interactive, Space Ape, Jagex and more. The full weekend's schedule of events can be found below:
Thursday, September 20th
11:00 - 12:30: Careers Advice sessions with Adam Boyne (BetaJester, Founder), Alex Darby (Technical and Design Director. Darlbotron) and Danny Sweeney (Character Artist, Creative Assembly).
12:30 - 13:00: 'Getting into esports. The Grind and Trust Your Instincts' - Adam Whyte (Founder, Edge Sports).
13:15 - 13:45: 'My first 3 months in PR - fairy tale or horrible nightmare' - Stefano Petrullo and Aaron Seaman (Renaissance PR)
13:45 - 15:15: Careers Advice Panel with Edd Coates (UI/UX Designer), (Lissa Capeleto - UI Designer, Space Ape Games), Sebastian Long (User Research at Player Research). Hosted by Jonathan Ridgway (Creative Director at Rebourne Studios)
15:15 - 15:45: 'Insights from the World of Football Manager' - Grant Appleyard (Senior Producer at Sports Interactive)
16:00 - 16:30: 'Writing for Games 101' - Greg Buchanan (Freelance Writer - No Man's Sky)
Friday, September 21st
11:00 - 12:30: Careers Advice sessions with Adam Campbell (Games Publishing Manager, Azoomee), Michael Ewing (Engineering Director, Mediatonic), Ashley Shaw (Senior Technical Content Developer at Jagex), Rob Hewson (CEO/Creative Director, Huey Games).
12:30 - 13:00: 'How to get into games writing' - Andy Hartup (Executive Editor, Future PLC)
13:15 - 13:45: 'My Production Toolkit: How to Get S**t Done' - Melissa Knox (Producer, Blazing Griffin)
13:45 - 15:15: Careers Panel session with Caoimhe Roddy (Producer, Cold Sun Studios), Jason Tuyen (Indie Developer, Jason Tuyen Games), Juju Adams (Programmer, One Bit Beyond), Lex Evestar (Freelance Concept Artist and Illustator). Hosted by Jonathan Ridgway (Creative Director at Rebourne Studios)
15:15 - 15:45: 'Esports, developing a brand and business in esports, live events, working with brands' - (Nikita Buffee, Head of Business Development at ELC Gaming/Allied Esports)
16:00 - 16:30: 'Getting into games, insight into starting an indie studio, advice for Tranzfuser' - (Caoimhe Roddy, Producer at Cold Sun Studios)
Saturday, September 22nd
11:00 - 12:30: Careers Advice sessions with Deborah Mensah-Bonsu (Content Marketing @ Space Ape Games), Natalie Griffith (CEO/Owner, Identity Spark), Bee Wakefield (Community, Social Media Manager and Marketing, Oddworld Inhabitants), Nick Marshall (Marketing Manager)
12:30 - 13:00: 'My career and how I got into the industry'- Simon Smith (Managering Director, Thumbfoot)
13:15 - 13:45: 'What does a Producer do?'' - (Ranjani Natarajan, Producer, Six to Start)
13:45 - 15:15: Careers Advice Panel with Joshua Mallett, (Level Designer, King), Sarah Ford, (Concept Artiest, Mediatonic), Ranjani Natarajan (Producer, Six to Start), Amanda Blatch (Senior Artist, DR Studios). Hosted by Tom Hughes (Creative Director from Cold Sin Studios)
15:15 - 15:45: 'How to promote your game on a budget' - Andy Griffiths and Sam Faulkner (Freejam).
16:00 - 16:30: 'Multiclassing: Changing Roles in the Games Industry' - Jess Hider (Technical Designer, Rare)
Sunday, September 23rd
11:00 - 12:30: Careers Advice sessions with John Griffiths, (Senior Enviroment Artist, Evidential), Loukia Kyriakidou (Freelance Animator), Shayleen Hulbert (Freelance Character Artist), Matt Webster (Lead Designer, CCP Games)
12:30 - 13:00: 'Careers in esports' - Caroline Oakes, (Business Development Manager ESL)
13:15 - 13:45: 'The many hats of a Game Designer' - Chihiro Yamada (Game Designer, Midoki)
13:45 - 15:15: Careers Advice Panel with Adam Riches (Artist at Chucklefish), Sophie Knowle (Freelance 3D Generalist), Daniel Quirke, (Content Developer at Jagex). Hosted by Jonathan Ridgway - Creative Director, Rebourne Studios
15:15 - 15:45: '"From Esports to Games PR, my journey into the industry"' - Gemma Cooper (Associate PR Manager, Creative Assembly)
16:00 - 16:30: '"Dan of Some Trades, Master of One" - Dan Parkes (Sound Engineer / Date Scientist, Pixal Toys)
The GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair and UKIE Career Bar are one of a series of events taking place for the games industry at EGX. There is also the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit, GamesIndustry.biz Zone, EGX Industry Party, plus a series of talks throughout the event. For more details, click here.