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My Dinner With Eric - Game City 2011
My Dinner With Eric - Game City 2011

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It’s nearly time for Game City folks! Nottingham’s annual digital gaming festival is on its way and its packed schedule includes a 90s retro games night, Q&As, film screenings, premieres of new games and talks from industry leaders.

We blogged about the headliners when they were announced in July, but here are some of the events that’ll be going on over the festival’s duration.

Last Thursday, Game City announced that Eric Chahi, creator of the classic game Another World, would be hosting My Dinner with Eric. This 5 course dinner (in collaboration with ncn’s Head Chef, Thomas Edwards) will be a celebration of Eric’s contribution to digital gaming expressed through molecular gastronomy.

My Dinner with Eric will take place at Antenna on 26th October, from 6-9pm, as part of Eric’s Bootcycle festival takeover. Tickets cost £25 and are limited, so sign up now. Either email or phone 0115 910 4510 (between 9am-4pm). A £10 deposit is required to guarantee a seat.

And on Friday 28th, Comedian Charlie Higson will be judging the Fear Friday writing competition. For the past two weeks young horror writers have been penning short stories on the theme of “The scariest Friday ever…”. The winning entry will be read by Charlie himself during a special “The Fear” event on Friday 28th October, starting at 7.30pm.

The winning entry will also be published in the Nottingham Post and on the Game City website.

And don’t forget the Zombie Pageant, also taking place on 28th October, where if you put on your best undead fancy dress, you could be in line to win the title of Mr & Mrs Zombie. Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School will be hosting, and they’ll be setting some spooky challenges for you to take part in.

For more information about the schedule for this year’s festival, visit the Game City website, or follow Game City on Twitter @gamecity.