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Martin Symons

Visual Artist in Hastings

Can I Save Your Christmas?

PRESENTED ON DEC 12, 2016
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA @ VOL 5

Martin Symons gives an engaging and entertaining talk on the politics of playing board games with the family during the Christmas holidays - and encourages us to play more throughout the year!

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Life as a Digital Designer

BY HAZEL SAVAGE
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 19, 2014

Hazel Savage is a Nottingham-based digital designer, who builds various games, physical games, silly games and silly physical games. You can play the games mentioned in her presentation here. Hazel is also a part of GameCity - The world’s friendliest videogame festival.

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Branding Christmas

BY JUHO VIITASALO
@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

"There are not so many brands that can actually do this..."

In Branding Christmas from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 120, industrial designer Juho Viitasalo took to the stage for a holiday branding exercise, examining just how far the branding of Christmas and Santa Claus has managed to propel these two things to worldwide popularity.

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How to Annoy Your Friends on Facebook at Christmas

BY SIMON FAIRBANKS
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Simon Fairbanks starts off PechaKucha Night Coventry's "Dear Santa" night with a rhyme but can he keep to time? 

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Christmas for the Christmas-less

BY ILAN WOLFFBERG
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 21, 2016

"Christmas is an important family holiday.... the party being prepared is for people who have no one to be with on Christmas Eve."

In Christmas for the Christmas-less from PechaKucha Night St. Augustine Vol. 9, Ilan Wolffberg spent over 40 years living in Denmark and shares with us an occasion that keeps him going back in a small commune inside Copenhagen called Christiania. He has been part of the Christmas celebration there for 15 years and continues to be rewarded by volunteering.

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Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games

BY VINCE SIU
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

"Boardgames are as old as civilization itself."

In Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games from PechaKucha Night Hong Kong Vol. 27Vincent Siu and Wes Mui share a bit about the history, development and social aspects of board games, and its new renaissance. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, August 30th, 2016. 

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Board Games for Life

BY MICHAEL ROSS
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"If actual life was a board game, it would probably get pretty bad reviews nowadays."

Engineer and self-professed nerd Michael Ross talks board games—sure, they're loads of fun, but what, exactly, has caused their recent skyrocketing popularity as an inclusive, immersive, and sometimes very competitive source of community and socializing?

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Boardgaming in Dayton

BY JOSHER LUMPKIN
@ VOL 29 ON DEC 15, 2016

Explore the world of board games through Josher Lumpkin's eyes, from the classics to the obscure!

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Sad Lonely Christmas Songs

BY MICHAEL FURMANOVSKY
@ VOL 35 ON DEC 15, 2017

Michael Furmanovsky implores us to cheer up with sad sad lonely Chrismas songs. See if any of your favorites are mentioned, and check how many tears it is awarded.

 

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Put Down Your Phone, Pick Up A Board Game

BY CORTLAND MERCER
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

In an era of increasing civic and social isolation, Cortland Mercer describes the resurgent role that board games and board game cafes play in strengthening relationships and building community.