AdventureX

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AdventureX is a gaming exposition held in the UK on an annual basis since 2011. Members of the AGS, adventure game and wider videogaming community are invited to speak and showcase their works. Special guests give talks about their work. Upcoming games are available to play. AdventureX is usually held around the Christmas season or some time in Q4 and is a 2 day event open to the public.

History

In 2003 m0ds discussed forming an adventure game expo with Adventure Gamers founder Marek at ECTS gaming expo at Earls Court, London. Several attempts were made to hold an event but did not progress, until 2011. Despite numerous locations hosting the event, its popularity has grown over the years, with visitor numbers increasing year on year. In 2016 the event was rebranded as "the narrative games convention".

2011

In 2011 AdventureX was held at Didcot Labour Club in Didcot, Oxfordshire (UK) on December 16th and 17th.

Special guests were Chris Bateman (Discworld Noir), Neil Rennison (Tin Man Games), Chris Jones (AGS), Alasdair Beckett (Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!)

Featured game presentations: Infamous Adventures (Space Quest 2 Remake), Tomasz Kaczmarek (Sens3s)

This year the event was ticketed, costing about £15 to attend for both days.

It was the only AdventureX held at Didcot Labour Club, which closed soon after for demolition. The event moved to central London.

Organized by m0ds.

2012

In 2012 the show was held at University of East Anglia in central London on 15th + 16th December.

Special guests were Jon Ingold, Stephen Marley, Dave Gilbert and Alex Warren.

A selection of exhibitors and people demonstrating games, including several members of the AGS community including CaptainD, Andail, Steffano and Technocrat.

£175 was raised for charity.

This year the event was free to attend, however it was funded through an IndieGoGo campaign.

Organized by m0ds, AGA and Azure.

2013

The show returned on 7th and 8th December again at UEAL in central London.

With special guests Charles Cecil, Steve Ince, Tim Child and Mark Estdale.

Ali provided a "Choose Your Own Adventure" interactive segment, there was an Adventure Game Room 101 feature and a Live stream.

This year the event was free to attend, however guests were encouraged to buy a VIP Key Card to help fund the event.

£150 was raised for charity.

It was the 2nd but last event at UEAL as the University moved to a new premesis in 2014.

Organized by m0ds, AGA and Azure.

2014

AdventureX returned for a 4th year at a new venue, Keyworth Centre, South Bank University - still in central London.

It took place on 6th & 7th of December, with special guests Jon Hare, Dr. Ernest Adams and Josué Monchan.

Roughly 155 people attended over the weekend. Entrance was free. The AGS game "Shardlight" was revealed.

£150 was raised for charity.

Organized by m0ds, AGA and Azure, with the help of Siobhan Thomas (BA Hons Games Cultures Course at LSBU)

2015

A fifth AdventureX with free entry was held at Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths University of London on December 12 + 13 December 2015, with special guests Charles Cecil and Steve Ince. AGA stepped down as organizer.

£200 was raised for charity.

Organized by m0ds, Azure & theSynapse.

2016

A sixth AdventureX with free entry was held at Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths University of London on November 19 + 20th 2016, with special guests Rhianna Pratchet and Emily Short. The event was funded with Kickstarter. The event was rebranded as "the narrative games convention". m0ds stepped down as organizer.

Organized by Ali, Azure & theSynapse.

2017

A seventh AdventureX with free entry will be held at Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths University of London on November 11 + 12th 2017, with special guests Rolf Saxon and Doug Cockle, and returning guests Jon Ingold and Dave Gilbert. The event was funded with Kickstarter.

Organized by Ali, Azure & theSynapse.