The annual gd.ie birthday will take place on Friday the 27th of April in Trinity College Dublin at 7pm.
We are busy sourcing speakers and sponsorships for the annual gd.ie awards but you have a role to play too. We would like you to go to the birthday shindig thread on the forums – http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3512 and make your nominations. Please also tell us why you want to nominate someone.
The main categories are:
1. The Newbie award
a person who joined the boards in the past twelve months but who has already made a significant contribution to the life and info on the website…not necessarily the most frequent number of posts…
2. The Stamina gd/ie Hall of Fame award
a person who signed up to the forums near the launch date in April 03 and has just kept posting…can only be won once.
3. The Salmon of knowledge award
For the selfless posting of gems of experience and information.
4. The Humour award
self-explanatory really – for the funniest post/posts to gd.ie
5. Gd person/group of the year
For their contribution to the growth of the industry and the wider games community as well as gd.ie – from April 06 – april 07. Can be a person or group.
A neutral panel will decide on the winners!
Nominations will close on Monday the 23rd of April.
1. Newbie –
2006 – John Molloy (nifty) Ballyfermot Senior College
2005 – Stéphane Ambrosini (steph)
2004 – Ivan McCloskey (kyotokid)
2. Stamina –
2006 – Dave Kearney ( skyclad)
2005 – Damian Furlong (Omen) with a special runners up award to Ronny Southwood (ronny)
2004 – Peter McNally (pete)
3. Salmon of Knowledge –
2006 – Malachy Duffin (Mal) CanDo
2005 – Tony Kelly (Idora) (Torc Interactive/Nephin)
2004 – Michael Griffin (Kapooki)
4. Humour –
2006 – Ivan McCloskey (Kyotokid)
2005 – Peter McNally (Pete) or his Hoffness..(Torc Interactive/Instinct Technology )
2004 – Ian Hannigan (e-Spatial/Nephin)
5. Gd.ie Person/ group of the year
2006 – Demonware
2005 – IGDA Ireland committee.
2004 – Tony Kelly
Reports of previous events and winners can be found here:
2003 – the launch – http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/news/viewnews.php?article=13
2004 – http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/news/viewnews.php?article=98
2005 – http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/news/viewnews.php?article=200
2006 – http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/news/viewnews.php?article=266