Freeplay 2019 Conference
RMIT Swanston Academic Building, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May, 8:30am-6pm
$95 full / $60 concession
Freeplay is hosting a two-day conference at RMIT’s Swanston Academic Building. Join us as we celebrate our 15th anniversary. Hear from Australia’s leading and emerging independent game makers as they discuss their craft and reflect on their culture across a number of panels and formats. The conference will be home to our international keynote guests Hannah Nicklin and Richard Lemarchand.
Tickets include both conference days (Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 May) and the Awards Ceremony on Sunday 12 May.
Freeplay 2019 Awards Ceremony
Clik Collective Kensington, Sunday 12th May, 7:30pm
$15 — FREE for conference attendees
Join us for the final event of the festival, as we celebrate Freeplay 2019 and announce the winners of the 2019 Freeplay Awards! The Awards Ceremony is FREE for conference attendees. Just show your conference lanyard for entry.
Freeplay 2019 Workshops
Library at The Dock, Performance Space (Level 2), Thursday 9th May
Kathleen Syme Library, Training & Learning Centre (Level 2), Friday 10th May
We have six exciting 2-hour workshops at Freeplay this year, from improv games, zine making, and colour grading to Bitsy games, shaders in games, and small business round tables. No prior knowledge is required.
Space is limited. Purchase your individual workshop tickets before they run out!
Freeplay x Hovergarden: The Night Market Party
Siteworks, Saturday 11th May, 7:30pm-11:00pm
Freeplay and Hovergarden team up once again to present a magical night full of videogames, installation art, live music, drinks, an artists market, and more! Come and see the Hovercade Collection 2K19, a series of new original work by local artists to be exhibited at this event!
Boardgames Up Late
The Arcade, Thursday 9th May, 7pm-10:30pm
Come along to The Arcade for another year of Boardgames Up Late, as we play, laugh, backstab, chat about, and explore the wonderful world of boardgames. Bring your own boardgames or play some of our curated selection!
Please enter The Arcade through the Tope St entrance!
Freeplay 2019 Online Sessions
Freeplay will be host to 8 online live-streamed panels sessions with local and international guests. Watch from home as we stream the panels live. Grab a drink, make some tea or coffee, sit down, and enjoy the conversations!
Drinks at SK
Bar SK, Friday 10th May, 7pm-late
Chill at SK, have a drink, meet other Freeplay attendees, and play some sweet local videogames.
TAG: Traditional Aboriginal Games
Carlton Gardens, Sunday 5th May, 10:30am-12pm
Freeplay in partnership with RMIT Games have invited the lovely folks from TAG (Traditional Aboriginal Games) to host a series of Indigenous games for us to learn and play at Carlton Gardens.
Come along, and join us for a range of physical games, or just relax on the grass and say hello to fellow Freeplay attendees. The games will end at 12pm, but feel free to stick around and chat with friends.
Sign up for the games here, space is limited, and the event will run rain or shine: https://forms.gle/Be3vEg2pQr3ZF5JJ9
Easy map pinpointing the meeting location: https://twitter.com/free_play/status/1123493837517799424
Freeplay acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the Lands upon which the festival takes place.
We pay respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the wider community and beyond.
Sovereignty was never ceded, and this always was and always will be Aboriginal land.