The week starts with Arctic Game Conference, northern Sweden’s annual meeting place for game developers, publishers, investors and game students and Fantastic Conference, a new meeting place that focuses on filmmakers, writers, illustrators, creators and streaming services.
The Arctic Game Conference and Fantastic Conference will bring together two different target groups. The purpose is to create new business when different industries that work with the same type of Intellectual Properties meet.
“By facilitating that meeting and involving top industry names, we create a platform for the future”, says Johan Linder, project manager for Arctic Game Week.
The conferences, which are expected to attract about 1,000 participants, will together have 40 top lecturers from around the world, including Peter Zetterberg (Senior Director at Microsoft and founder of the company Wanderword), Agnes Larsson (Game Director at Mojang), Fredrik Malmberg (one of the founders to Swedish gaming industry and president of Heroic Signatures), Lloyd Levin (famous American film producer who has made Predator, Lara Croft, Event Horizon, Hellboy, Watchmen etc.), Tam 17, Vladislav Tsypljak from the Asian publisher Neon Doctrine, Elias and Agnes Våhlund (the creators of the book success Handbook for Superheroes) and Johan Egerkrans (one of today’s most famous Swedish illustrators). Host for the conference will be Orvar Säfström, well known film critic, musician and front figure for IPs and games.
On Friday, the program on the Creative Stage is especially aimed at librarians and teachers. Creators at the event then participate in panel discussions and lectures. Of course, other interested visitors can also attend these program items.