Sometimes the popular vote gets the right result. Which is why, following universal praise of our past PGC London venue, we're happy to confirm that The Brewery will again play host to next year's event on January 22nd to 23rd.
This will be the third showing at the venue for PGC London and it seems rather apt, then, that its appearance will take the form of a 'triple conference' set up, with PC Connects and XR Connects adding PC digital gaming and VR/AR/MR goodness to the mix. (Respectively, as you'll hopefully have worked out yourselves.)
And because we live in an increasingly cross-platform world, one ticket will give full access to all three conferences.
'Three conferences obviously means they've condensed the mobile games side of things,' you're now muttering to your closest work colleague.
For PGC alone, in fact, we're aiming at 2,000 delegates from every corner of the mobile gaming globe (60+ nations are expected) who'll have access to a 10-track programme consisting of 45+ hours of content delivered by some 120 speakers and split across three full-day auditoriums.
The packed agenda will focus on influencers, eSports, monetisation, live ops, 'big data', social platform gaming, UX, UA, audio, narrative design, game mechanics, global markets and more through a variety of talks, panels, firesides, postmortems and a new dedicated workshop track.
Structurally, the schedule has been reworked so that it's easier to hop between tracks and catch the sessions that matter to you, be they mobile, PC, or XR-related.
Then there's the networking. PG Connects started in 2014 as a way of bringing the mobile games industry together and that remains at the very core of the conference series. With each year breaking the previous's records in terms of attendance, we're anticipating over 5,000 business meetings through the conference Pitch & Match meeting system, and increased networking fringe options will further boost those all-important networking opportunities.
And a couple of planned surprises, not least the just-announced Mobile Games Awards for the evening of Day 2.
It'll be our biggest PGC yet, and one that happens to be bringing two additional conference chums along. At the current Early Bird rate, it's a pretty fine deal.