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VR Austin Jam 2018

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Austin Film Society

6406 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road

#3100

Austin, TX 78752

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Hey y’all-- WE’RE BACK


And we’re very excited to bring you the FOURTH annual VR Austin Jam!



The VR Austin Jam brings local, national, and international creators together to collaborate on new virtual and augmented reality content every fall. We grew to over 100 jammers last year, and this year we’re looking to expand to accommodate even more awesome developers.


Over the course of a weekend attendees will create new VR/AR experiences in teams or as individuals, and we’ll show off completed projects to the public at the VR Austin Jam Showcase on Monday evening.




The VR Austin Jam isn’t a contest or an all-night hackathon. This is a fun, safe, collaborative space, where brilliant creative people of all types and levels get together to make mind-blowing experiences. If you want to make VR or AR games, animations, films, or experiences, we invite you to attend! Meet new people, learn new things, and be a part of the vibrant immersive reality development scene in Austin, TX.

COMING SOON TO A THEATER NEAR YOU

The jam this year will be at the Austin Film Society Cinema Event Hall located at:


6259 Middle Fiskville Rd

Austin, TX 78752


EVENT TIMELINE

Friday, November 16th -- Load-in Night (6 to 8PM)
Saturday, November 17th -- Jam (10AM to 10PM)
Sunday, November 18th -- Jam (10AM to 10PM)
Monday, November 19th -- Showcase -- open to the public! (7PM to 10PM)


TICKETS
The showcase on Monday night is open to the public for a small charge (but is included in the ticket price for jammers!) More information will be coming soon if you’d like to attend the party, but not participate in the VR jam.


We have limited space for VR jammers, so grab your tickets ASAP to secure a spot to join the jam!

SUPPORT THE JAM
If you’re interesting in volunteering at the jam itself, please send an email introducing yourself to:


organizers@vraustin.org


We're also on the lookout for folks who would like to sponsor the VR Austin Jam and the other great programs that VR Austin puts on. Please contact us at the organizers email above if you'd like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.



DETAILS
-Sign up on the Eventbrite page! This will reserve a spot at a desk to do actual development at the VR jam (and the fee will help cover the costs of the event)
-This is a community event. Let's mix it up! Please don't bring teams of more than 4 people per company/employer.
-Bring your own PC/setup! A beefy desktop is encouraged, and if you have a VR headset, please bring it along with any other required peripherals. You will be able to iterate much more quickly with a headset plugged into your PC. If you need to borrow a computer of a headset for the jam, let us know-- we will have a small amount of lendable hardware available.

-We will be providing tables and chairs, but you will be sitting/developing for a significant amount of time, so don’t be embarrassed to bring your own mega-comfy chair
-If you have extra VR headsets/HMDs and are willing to share, please let us know!
-Bringing along some extra ethernet cables, power strips, and cords can't hurt!

-We love to see your photos/tweets/snapchats! Please be sure to add #vraustinjam2018 so we can check out your progress and goofy moments




FAQ
Is this a contest?

-Nope! It's not a contest -- the jam is in the spirit of making cool stuff, sharing ideas, and growing the Austin community that’s excited about VR. Anyone who submits their content in time to be checked for playability will be welcome to present in the showcase.
Do I need a team to attend?

-No. Usually teams consist of 2-4 people, but we’ve also had people create individual projects. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet other attendees and form teams at the event if you’d like to work with new people!
How long should my game/experience be?

-Shorter experiences are always better. We recommend aiming for a 3-4 minute experience. Since we have a limited number of VR headsets, we can only allow demos under five-minutes at the wrap party.
Can we bring existing content?

-You can absolutely use existing content / art / designs / full projects that already exist! No problem there, although building content from the ground up with VR in mind is always a good idea.

For more information about the VR Austin Jam and our other events, check out our website!


https://vraustin.org/blog/


Thanks!

-The VR Austin Jam Team



VR Austin and all its events are committed to being a safe space for Actual Humans to attend. Our full Code of Conduct is here:

https://vraustin.org/conduct/


**VR Austin reserves the right to refuse admission and/or service to anyone.


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6406 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road

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Austin, TX 78752

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