• Travel Plans & Next Steps


    For attendees starting to make travel plans, please note the following:

    • The UMD campus is accessible by bus and metro train from both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore (and their associated airports: BWI in Baltimore and Reagan in DC). Those who fly to Baltimore should factor in the 30-40 minutes bus ride from BWI to UMD. UMD lists more travel information here.
    • The conference hotel is the UMD Marriott. Please do book ahead of time, as this is the main hotel for all campus functions.
    • Update: We will be showing the new eurogames documentary Going Cardboard on Thursday evening (1/19) at 5pm (location is TBA but will be on UMD campus), probably followed by a Skype Q&A with the film maker. Registration for the conference will not begin until the morning of 1/20 (pre-Bootcamp sessions).

    We’ll be sending you all website accounts information and instructions on writing unconference session proposals in late December/early January, but if you’re rarin’ to get started, the main THATCamp site has some great suggestions and examples for writing a session proposal (you won’t be able to post your writing until we create THATCamp Games site accounts for everyone in late December/early January, but feel free to start drafting offline).

  • Applications are closed.


    Applications for THATCamp Games closed at midnight on 10/31/2011. All applicants will be notified whether they’ve been accepted by the end of November.

  • Seeking BootCamp Instructors!


    THATCamp Games will be hosting an all-day multi-track BootCamp with opportunities to learn about games and game design at all levels. We’d love to hear from anyone interested in teaching a BootCamp addressing topics such as (but far from limited to!):

    • Game Design Tools (such as GameMaker, XNA, Unity, etc)
    • Emerging Platforms (mobile development, iPads, etc)
    • Digital Humanities Games (funding, project development, etc)
    • Games in the Classroom (syllabus design for playful learning, finding and using games, etc)

    Please send your ideas to Amanda and Anastasia at: thatcampgames (at) gmail.com. We’ll be announcing some of the exciting BootCamps already on deck during the next few weeks, so watch our Twitter account @thatcampgames for news!


  • Announcing THATCamp Games!


    THATCamp Games, a themed humanities and technology unconference embracing games of all kinds, will take place January 20th to 22nd at the University of Maryland in College Park. If you’re interested in learning more about games and game design in the humanities, as part of research, or in relation to pedagogy and learning, this unconference is for you. No matter how much knowledge of games in the humanities you have coming in, you’ll leave with new skills and new ideas.

    Some of the things you can expect at THATCamp Games include:

    • A full-day BootCamp with workshops on humanities games and game design for all levels of experience
    • New ideas and conversations on games, pedagogy, technology and research organized by you, the participants
    • A game room for impromptu sessions and socializing
    • Lots of  great conversations and new games!

    Registration will open on September 15th, and close once the conference is full.

    THATCamp Games is being organized by Anastasia Salter and Amanda Visconti. If you’d like to lend a hand or teach a bootcamp, let us know at thatcampgames (at) gmail.com.

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