Long gone are the days when video games were a seeming outlier of cultural significance; in fact, quite the opposite, to those with keen enough foresight and appreciation for the entertainment platform, they have been a (ahem) game-changer since inception. Two5Six Festival, created by the folks at Killscreen, celebrates this significant link between video games and culture over the course of a three-day festival happening in Brooklyn, New York, from May 15–17.
Day one hosts a one-night-only film festival, which explores the relationship between cinema and gaming; day two includes a conference exploring video games’ impact on other pieces of culture (and vice-versa), with a panel of speakers including director and designer David O’Reilly (who is responsible for the video game sequences in Spike Jonze’s Her), NASA Kepler Mission astronomor Lucianne Walcowicz, and many more; and day three invites the public to a free arcade to experience . The whole thing takes place at Villain in Williamsburg.
Ready to hit the start button? Conference tickets are $250, and the film festival is offered as a standalone ticket at $15. For more information on this one-of-a-kind event, head to Two5Six.com.
You can purchase discounted tickets here.