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PixelJam updates

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

A number of PixelJam updates! What are you going to submit? Remember, remote entries are allowed!

Early registration closes on Friday the 11th!

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Early registration for Notaconwill close at the end of the day on Friday, February 11th, 2011. Once early registration closes, the rates will raise to their regular rates. Please note that all rates, including group registration rates, will raise as well, so sign up immediately to take advantage of our lowest rates!

Finally, make sure to book your rooms soon. The hotel is quickly filling, so book soon to make sure you get in the Notacon room block.

CFP closes at the end of the month! Also, a new addition to the Notacon family!

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Just a reminder that you have LESS THAN A MONTH to submit your
proposal to present at Notacon. Still on the fence? Don’t think you
have what it takes? Take a chance and submit something, you never

So far we’re noticing some really interesting trends in the proposals
sent in thus far. Listed below are some topics that would really gibe
with what we have on tap already:

- Do you develop Android of iPhone games or applications?
- Are you involved in game development either in video or table-top format?
- Know anything about computer graphics, 3D rendering, or data visualization?
- Have any neat new talks in the realm of computer and network security?

Those are just a few of the many topics we think would be nifty to
showcase at Notacon and PixelJam.

Below is a handy dandy link to our CFP page.

Finally, we wanted everyone to know that there’s a new addition to the
Notacon family. Last Sunday, Tyger and I had our first child, Alexa
Eris Schneider! You can be sure that she will be at Notacon. Will YOU?

Notacon announces PixelJam demoparty. Remember to register and submit proposals!

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Notacon is proud to announce the launch of North America’s newest demoparty, PixelJam.

Following the tradition started with Blockparty at Notacon, we decided that with the departure of Blockparty, it was important to pursue a fresh approach to having a demoparty in conjunction with Notacon event. The demoscene has long been on the cutting edge of the intersection of creativity and technology. As such, we wanted to support the scene by providing a new opportunities to demo coders and those at Notacon who are and don’t know it!

PixelJam will feature a total of 9 compos ranging from music to animation to traditional demos. Notacon itself has pledged over $1,500 in total prize money, with more prizes to be announced as we secure sponsorship deals. We are also dedicating 2,500 square feet of conference space to a coding lounge and projection space. This space will be expanded by an additional 3,000 square feet for demo screenings on Saturday night the 16th.

Finally, we want to remind everyone that our Call for Proposals is open through January 31st, 2011. Also, tickets are still on sale in our early-bird price brackets. Please reserve your tickets now before the price jumps!

More news coming soon, if you have any questions about PixelJam or anything else, feel free to contact us!