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News: Slamdance Games leaves Park City, UT
by jcr13Saturday, September 29, 2007 [7:46 am]

Apparently in the wake of the Super Columbine Massacre RPG controversy at the 2007 festival (coverage here), Slamdance has announced that it will not hold it's 2008 games festival in Park City. The film component of the festival, now in its 14th year, will still be held according to tradition (simultaneously with Sundance, and in the same town---Park City, Utah).

During the discussion at last year's festival, I recall Slamdance President Peter Baxter saying that the Park City community was simply not ready to have a public display of a game like SCMRPG, and that perhaps LA would be a better venue for such things. Come to think of it, there was a group of pre-teens that seemed to be hanging out in the 2007 game lounge quite a lot (I also saw the same group in the promotional retro arcade for Sundance's Chasing Ghosts doc a few blocks down). If these kids had been playing SCMRPG instead of Pac-Man.... my oh my, what would the parents think?

According to the announcement, Slamdance is planning to hold a separate games event in LA later on in 2008. The 2008 game lounge in Park City will showcase the best games from previous festivals.

I wonder if SCMRPG will be part of that showcase.


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by PatrickSaturday, September 29, 2007 [1:19 pm]

I wonder if its worth even entering at this point, kinda an insult.


by TMoneyTuesday, October 2, 2007 [3:46 pm]

Like LA. Please....why are all the failing shows going to LA? E3, E for All, and now this? Disasters, all of 'em.


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