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Raindance VRX Awards Launch and VR Showcase

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Raindance VRX Awards Launch, Drinks Reception and VR Showcase

Virtual Reality has emerged as a new artistic medium and a creative platform. From storytelling to world building—how can creators leverage the true power of VR experiences? Join us for an evening of talks, live VR Avatars, drinks and a fine selection of the latest VR experiences by top British and International creators.

  • 5pm: Doors open for drinks reception, VR showcase and networking
  • 6.30-6.40pm: Welcome by Elliot Grove, Founder of Raindance Film Festival and BIFA
  • 6.40-6.50pm Raindance VRX Awards and VR Masterclass Series announcement by Mária Rakušanová, Director of VR and New Media
  • 6.50-7.15pm: VR Landscape and State of Play keynote by Solomon Rogers, Founder and CEO REWIND
  • 7.15-7.30pm: Break
  • 7.30pm-8.15pm: 'The Future of VR Experiences' panel

Moderator: Rowland Manthorpe, The Wired UK

Panellists:

    • Resh Sidhu, Creative Director, VR at Framestore
    • Canaan Rubin, Director of Content and Production at JAUNT VR
    • Reeps One, Award Winning Musician and Artist
    • Zillah Watson, Editor at BBC Research and Development
  • 8.15-9pm: PechaKucha style talks by VR creators:
    1. Chris O'Reilly, CEO Nexus VR
    2. Oliver Kibblewhite, Head of Special Projects at REWIND
    3. Avril Furness, independent filmmaker and VR Director
    4. Shafi Ahmed PhD FRCS, Founder Medical Realities
    5. Toni Shepard, Executive Director at Animal Equality UK
    6. Peter Boyd Maclean, independent filmmaker and VR Director
    7. Bioni Samp, VR character, sound designer, DJ and beekeeper
  • 9-11pm: Drinks reception, VR showcase and more networking

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Raindance VRX Awards celebrate and award pioneering VR experiences by creators from the UK and around the world. This is a private, invite-only launch event. We are opening up 30 tickets for purchase. Parts of the event will be live in AltspaceVR. Some of our speakers will be motion captured and turned into live Avatars in virtual reality.

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