Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Easter

Enjoy the break everyone!
Wishing you a very relaxing, safe and happy Easter. See you all next term.

Friday, March 22, 2013

11th Annual Ipswich Poetry Feast

The Ipswich Poetry Feast is an annual poetry writing competition giving poets of all ages the opportunity to compete for over $7,800 in prizes. Widely promoted to schools, libraries and the general community, this competition attracts local, interstate and global entries.

2013 Competition:
Opening Date: Sunday 24 March 2013
Closing Date:Friday 26 July 2013 at 5:00PM

Click HERE for details on how to enter.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Holiday games at the State Library of QLd.

Make Your Own Computer Game

You may have noticed that we've been promoting several events being run by the State Library of Qld by reposting them on our blog. We will do this from time to time when we see events you might be interested in such as the Gold Coast Young Writers competition or holiday events being run at Gold Coast City Council libraries. Keep an eye out on the blog because new events and competitions are listed as they become available.

Learn how to use Scratch to create your own a-mazing game!
Scratch is a free program that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art.
Participants will be shown how to make a basic interactive game and have the opportunity to develop and refine it.
All participants will also receive a wristband USB drive with a copy of their creation and the program.

Full Scratch games workshops schedule

For ages 12 – 16
•  Thu 4 Apr, 10am – 1pm
•  Thu 11 Apr, 10am – 1pm

These workshops are part of SLQ’s Garage Gamer program - unleash your passion for play with a games gallery, workshops, talks, films and more. Check out the full program of events.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Game Changers

Game Changers
Wed 20 Mar, 6pm–8pm | Free, bookings

Are you interested in learning about game apps?
Hear from Shainiel Deo, CEO of Halfbrick Studios, the company responsible for creating the hit game app Fruit Ninja, at the launch of the Game Changers series. Facilitated by Ray Weekes, Chair of CEO Institute, this series brings innovation leaders from business, technology and creative industries to share their insights. Link to it here.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Garage Gamer

Garage Gamer
Open daily until 14 Apr at the State Library of QLD and yes it is FREE
Are you interested in computer games and all things digital?

This is the basic program of activities aimed at getting you thinking, creating, and living games.
This month you can join pop-bit band 7Bit Hero as they launch their debut EP We Eat Loot (2 Mar), explore the creative ways industries are adapting games for serious health outcomes (6 Mar), kick off the weekend with Halfbrick studios at Level Up games night (8 Mar), and take a look at the working life of an indie game developer studio (16 Mar). Check out the full program here.