2016 was a strange year for No More Sweden. It was the first in eight without one.
2017 will not be having that problem, as we’ve nailed down a date and a place for this years edition.
We’ll be back at good old STPLN in Malmö the weekend of June 9-10-11.
The date is a little bit earlier than usual, but that’s the way it had to be. We hope you can still make it.
Signups will open at a later date, along with more information regarding schedules and such. Count on a small pre-beer on the Thursday, things starting up on Friday after lunch and then closing down on Sunday afternoon.
NMS started with twelve guys in a basement in 2008, we’ve come a long way since then, as have games as a whole. The past years we’ve peaked at almost a hundred participants, each making all kinds of strange and wonderful things.
The event has always tried to be as inclusive as possible, mainly by staying completely free.
However, looking back at the list of participants of previous years it’s looking all too homogeneous, in many ways reflecting our industry at large. We want to be a part of a change for the better, so starting with the 2015 event we’re changing things up.
The first step is the sign up process, instead of assigning seats on a first-come first-serve basis, we will now open up for “requests” for a one week period. After that the organizers will try to distribute spots in the best possible manner.
Signing up early is still important, but it no longer guarantees you a spot.
Once the spots have been assigned you will be notified (even if you didn’t get a spot) and can start booking your trip/accommodation.
A waiting list will be kept in case the venue fills up before everyone gets a spot.
A new thing for 2015 is the possibility to sign up as a group. Pick a unique group name together with a maximum of three friends and we’ll treat you as a single entity. This means you no longer have to worry about your friends getting a spot and you being without.
Please don’t make groups bigger than four people.
The second step is our adaptation of a Safer Space Policy. It’s far too easy not to consider your fellow participants experience when you are in a place you’re comfortable in. By explicitly stating that any harassment is unacceptable, we hope to remind participants to be on their best behavior and consider everyone’s experience while at No More Sweden.
Here’s the best 20 seconds from each game presentation, I made a full edit but it ended up at almost an hour, so it felt like complete overkill. I had to cut the board games because they made no sense when presented that quickly.
It’s only a few days until No More Sweden!!! Don’t forget the pre-party on Thursday evening, we will be at Jerntorgets Brygghus from 18:00. The actual jam starts with talks at 13:00 on Friday but the venue will be open from 10:00.
The boat that goes from the venue (station Lindholmspiren) to Järntorget crashed into the pier and is currently suspended. This means that it might be slightly harder to get to and from the jam than was planned. All the buses and some other boats still go though. For travel directions and ticket information, check out www.vasttrafik.se.
Also, if anyone still hasn’t arranged with a place to sleep, contact Erik at email@example.com. The @NoMoreSweden twitter account is also good for any questions you might have.
As previously announced we will have talks on the first day of the event (Friday). We already have a nice lineup but there is definitely room for more, so don’t hesitate to add yourself to the mix. 5 – 10 minutes is a good length, just show something you’re working on or talk about something dear to your heart. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested!