Babycastles to host NYC games summit with help of 'Katamari Damacy' designer

Video game collective Babycastles is set to throw the hippest conference/party/pop-up arcade/concert next weekend at the Museum of Arts + Design in New York City. The three day celebration is "inspired by Keita [Takahashi]'s kid-friendly play-scape designs and Anna Anthropy's book, 'Rise of the Videogame Zinesters: How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form'."

Video game collective Babycastles is set to throw the hippest conference/party/pop-up arcade/concert next weekend at the Museum of Arts + Design in New York City. The three-day celebration is "inspired by Keita [Takahashi]'s kid-friendly play-scape designs and Anna Anthropy's book, Rise of the Videogame Zinesters: How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form."

Ceremonies will commence the evening of Friday, August 24th, with a keynote talk between Takahashi (Katamari Damacy) and Frank Lantz (NYU Game Center, Zynga New York), which will be followed by performances from pop, nerd rock, and cyberpunk bands.

Saturday and Sunday will be chock full of talks, games, music, speakers, and workshops with enticing titles like "Physical Intimacy in LARPS" and "The Bill Murray Theory of Video Game Design."

For more details visit the official Facebook page, or if you need no more convincing, grab tickets here. We'll be in attendance, giving unsolicited QWOP lessons outside the lecture hall.

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