ESA returns in summer 2018 with our flagship speedrun marathon, raising money once again in benefit of humanitarian organisation Save the Children. We are proud to announce that for the first time in two years we are moving venue, and moving city! ESA Summer 2018 will be held in the Quality Hotel View, Malmö:
For quick reference, you may be interested in the following links:
ESA Summer 2018 will be open to all attendees from Friday 20 July to Sunday July 29
The marathon will be streamed, as usual, on our twitch tv channel https://www.twitch.tv/esamarathon
The game selection crew is lead by Fatzke, assisted by IrregularJinny and eTholon.
The main period of game submissions will be open from Tuesday 20 February and run until Saturday 10 March
There will be an additional submission period between first and final cuts for games that were not released during the primary submission period. Any submissions during this period will be held to an equal, if not higher standard, to those being submitted in February.
We will have the same stream setup that proved itself during the event in 2017:
We will once again be using games declared as Setup Games on the first stream to absorb delays and be able to move those to the second stream if needed.
Attendees who are selected to help on tech, hosting or setup, and who are willing to volunteer 16 hours to their task, will be offered a half price ticket. For tech/hosting this is 4x4h shifts, for setup this is making yourself throughout all of the setup/teardown times.
Volunteer recruitment will open after final cuts are made in May, and part refunds will be given to anyone who signs up early.
Accommodation is in the hotel itself, and you can book single, twin, triple and quad rooms. The price list is attached below.
Solo rooms: 595SEK per person per night
These room rates all include daily housekeeping, free cancellation, a breakfast buffet and access to the gym and sauna area. There is a total of 302 rooms available.
Booking is by directly emailing the hotel, at email@example.com quoting booking code ESA2018
There will be no mass housing available at ESA Summer. This decision has been taken after a good level of deliberation, and ultimately is to ensure the safety and comfort of all attendees. As everyone will be in the hotel together, it will be straightforward to return to your room and rest, shower, change, collect or drop off belongings. We consider that an uncontrolled sleeping hall is no longer appropriate for an event of this size.
The event is situated wholly within the event space of the Quality Hotel View, Malmö. This is a conference hotel in the Hyllie neighbourhood of Malmö. Opposite the hotel is the Emporia Shopping Center one of the biggest in Scandinavia.
Opening hours of local facilities:
Opening hours of hotel facilities:
Hyllie Station, the first/last stop in Sweden, is attached to the hotel. Trains run directly to Copenhagen Airport and Denmark every 20 minutes (journey time to the airport 15 minutes), and to Malmö city centre every 10 minutes (journey time 10 minutes).
The closest international airport is Copenhagen (Kastrup) which is a 15 minute direct train ride from the hotel. ESA attendees should not use Malmö airport, which is much further by bus and requiring a change in Malmö city centre.
Those travelling from Germany can also look for DB Sparpreis Europa tickets to Copenhagen Central, buying the last leg to Hyllie separately on arrival in Copenhagen. These are usually available three months prior and get more expensive over time.
The standard event registration fee is 800SEK. There will be promotional rates for early booking, and for volunteers (see above).
Ticket sales will be handled on esamarathon.com and processed by eventzilla.
First cuts and accepts
Full game list and schedule
Event space open
Charity marathon stream
ESA Winter 2018 Organisers
• Edenal - Lead org - Finance / Tech - Discord Edenal#2460
Please in the first instance direct event questions to one of us on Discord, and commercial/sponsor opportunities to firstname.lastname@example.org
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