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Gam3rCon San Diego and NewSchool Collaborate to Host 2016 Gaming Convention

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February 11, 2016


Gam3rCon San Diego and NewSchool Collaborate to Host 2016 Gaming Convention

Gam3rCon San Diego and NewSchool of Architecture & Design Collaborate to Host Dynamic 2016 Convention for Gaming Enthusiasts

The gaming convention will be hosted at NewSchool July 21-24, 2016

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Lauren McDaniel


SAN DIEGO—February 11, 2016—Each year, thousands of video and table-top gaming enthusiasts gather for four exciting days of interactive gaming, art, music and more at Gam3rCon, the premier gaming convention in San Diego for gamers, by gamers that takes place during San Diego Comic-Con International. In 2016, NewSchool of Architecture & Design (NewSchool) is pleased to serve as the primary venue for Gam3rCon on July 21-24, 2016. The 7th annual convention, which celebrates game play and the gaming culture, highlights cutting-edge trends and technology in the digital gaming industry, and is an affordable, family-friendly event for gamers and industry professionals alike.

“Along with all the exciting gaming opportunities available at the convention, Gam3rcon also offers a variety of art, music and live productions that highlight the vibrant aspects of the world of gaming,” said Brendan MacNeil, Chief Operating Officer at Gam3rCon. “Participants will have the chance to attend informative panel discussions and workshops that bring them up close and personal with the current cutting-edge activities in gaming, as well as get a sneak-peek into some innovations that are on the horizon in the industry. Many of those innovations are being designed and developed right in the center of Gam3rCon at the Media Design School of Digital Arts at NewSchool of Architecture & Design through their relationship with industry-recognized and awarded Media Design School in New Zealand.”

Gam3rCon is committed to supporting the gaming community in an active and meaningful way by bringing developers and gamers together on a regular basis at their monthly “Gam3 Days” throughout the year, several of which have also been hosted at NewSchool.

In conjunction with serving as host for the 2016 convention, NewSchool and Gam3rCon will be jointly launching a scholarship for students who are interested in studying game development. The university boasts the Media Design School of Digital Arts, a unique collaboration between NewSchool of Architecture & Design and the industry-wide recognized Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand, which is ranked by Autodesk CG Student Awards to be among the top three schools in the world to provide VFX/Animation and Game Development qualifications. The unique digital art school brings a global perspective to digital arts degree programs including game development, game programming, animation and media design.

“I think it’s fantastic that the 7th annual Gam3rCon is being hosted at the NewSchool campus,” said George Rothrock, a contributing faculty member in the Media Design School of Digital Arts at NewSchool. “Gam3rCon presents a wonderful connection between the public and the expression of gamer and geek culture. For our Media Design School students it will be great opportunity to connect with their own ‘tribe,’ and for the rest of the campus community, offers exposure to the exciting world of gamers and gaming. This type of industry event is incredibly valuable for any young creative professional to better inform their craft, regardless if they’re studying game development, or even architecture or great product design.”

Gam3rCon tickets are available at Now until March 1, participants may buy half-price tickets. Student, military, and veteran discount ticket options are also available.

About Gam3rCon:

Gam3rCon is a volunteer run not-for-profit organization by gamers for gamers in San Diego, Calif. Gam3rCon hosts events year-round for the community and during the summer, produces its annual multi-day, family-friendly Gam3rCon convention. For more information, visit

About Media Design School of Digital Arts at NewSchool of Architecture & Design:

Located in downtown San Diego, NewSchool’s curriculum prepares students for career success in design fields through an emphasis on interdisciplinary and global design skills, industry collaborations and real-world projects. Programs of study include architecture, construction management, product design, media design, game development, and interior architecture & design. The school’s design environment provides inspiration for the school’s students and faculty, recognized for their work regionally and internationally. NewSchool is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission. NewSchool’s Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Executive Master of Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). NewSchool is a member of the Laureate International Universities network – a global network of more than 80 campus-based and online universities in 28 countries. Through this network, students at NewSchool are prepared to work in a global and diverse work environment through the school’s collaborations with sister institutions in the Laureate network, including award-winning schools such as Domus Academy in Milan, Italy and Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand. For more information about Laureate International Universities, visit