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July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Gaming Stadium
Smash Forward: Official Release Party
After a year in the making, from pitch to production to picture – Smash Forward: Growing the Vancouver Esports Scene has arrived to TELUS Optik Video-on-Demand and STORYHIVE’s YouTube channel. Join the cast and crew for a special engagement at The Gaming Stadium, for a Q&A session as they tell all on the efforts that it took for this documentary to emerge. Bring your own Nintendo Switches and take on the community if you dare, and then send off into the night in a crew battle hosted by our cast!!
Planning on attending? Please pre-register so our event organizers are able to gauge our setup needs to make our release party as streamlined as possible. Thank you!
- Nintendo Switch (sponsored by East Side Games)
- Nintendo eShop cards (sponsored by Archiact VR)
- Sam Kalensky gift vouchers
- Smash Forward t-shirts
- Klei prize packs TBC
- East Side Games swag TBC
- Truly Social Games swag TBC
The first 5 attendees will receive a free Smash Forward t-shirt, which will be available for sale while supplies last.
Want to score the big Nintendo Switch? Pick up any snack or beverage at The Gaming Stadium and be entered in a raffle for a stacked gallery of prizes!
Note: Please arrive on-time before the screening begins at 7:30 PM. If you will be arriving late, please advise the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org
6:30 PM Doors open, free play on BYOD
7:30 PM Screening of Smash Forward
8:00 PM Cast and crew Q&A
8:30 PM Raffle draw
8:40 PM Mingling, Crew Battle BYOD
9:30 PM Curfew
Huge thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible:
- The Gaming Stadium
- East Side Games
- Archiact VR
- Truly Social Games
- Sam Kalensky
- Microsoft Store
- Blackbird Interactive
- Vancouver Street Battle
- Vancouver VR Community
The Gaming Stadium is a community esports centre that is open to players of all skill levels to watch and compete all year round. Doesn’t matter if you’re getting started in a new game or have been a multi-year veteran for years. One of our goals is to facilitate the growth and well-being of anyone that walks through our doors.
East Side Games is a proudly independent and profitable game studio with a collaborative, creative, and fun culture. Our games fund all our new projects, and everyone who works here has a direct impact on the day-to-day business.
Archiact is committed to creating immersive, entertaining, and memorable experiences that tap the full potential of VR & AR.
Truly Social Games makes super fun games powered by people around the world. Creating for good, having fun while doing it too! Crafted with heart in Vancouver, Portland, and Minsk.
Sam Kalensky is a professional artist and a pillar of the local Smash community. Their trademarks are vivid colours, punchy line work, dynamic frames, crazy compositions, fun characters, and slick and silly smears!
Microsoft Store is a space to share your passions with like-minded Microsoft fans at fun and free events, including gaming tournaments, youth coding camps, and productivity workshops.
Blackbird Interactive was founded to create world-class, immersive, compelling and stylish interactive experiences.
Vancouver Street Battle is the first organization to create a professional platform where console video gamers can meet and compete in a friendly competitive environment.
Vancouver VR Community (short form VanVR) is the best in the west inclusive virtual reality collective comprised of VR enthusiasts, evangelists, and creators who firmly advocate for diversity and inclusion in the industry and space.