SLCG is the biggest e-sports competition in the country. On the other hand, it’s also one of the biggest celebrations of geek culture in the country. Amidst the battles between clans large and small, the folks at Gamer LK alongside The Geek Club of Sri Lanka are slowly turning SLCG into something bigger. The foundation was laid last year, with a couple of errant cosplays, so what was built upon it this year?
Last year we saw one or two cosplays at SLCG. This year, members 2 of our top Facebook groups, The Geek Club of Sri Lanka and Anime/Manga Addicts-Sri Lanka, appeared at SLCG, cosplaying as their favourite characters. However, what made this year’s SLCG special for cosplay was Sri Lanka’s first ever cosplay contest.
At the contest we saw some amazing professional costumes and there were some amateur costumes. What they all had in common was that they were made by passionate and dedicated cosplayers.
Unsurprisingly, the only thing we found that was more popular than the cosplayers (besides the matches) was their props. In particular, Rider Viper’s swords which have almost gone viral after everyone took pictures with them and changed their Facebook profile pictures.
At last years SLCG, the Geek Club showed everyone that there is so much more to table top gaming than simply snakes and ladders. This year they did it again. From various card games to full blown RPG’s with their own diorama’s that took up entire tables – we saw some proper table top gaming at it’s finest.
However, unlike last year the table top games weren’t run solely by The Geek Club. This year we saw Rider Viper running a few Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon Trading Card Game matches as well. Did the Geek Club get competition? Nope, it got a partner.
Conventions have always been a place for independent artists to showcase their work. Last year we saw the talented Asad Farook offering us A4 prints of his art. Asad returned to SLCG this year, not as a solo artist, but as part of the Pruve collective.
In case you’re lost: Pruve is an upcoming comic publishing company started by a few dedicated Sri Lankan artists. Keyword being upcoming, because most of its artists are working on their stories, with the exception of Sahan Munasinghe, who is behind the web comic Rain At Dawn.
They showed us samples of their works as individual artists. All of which was impressive. We would’ve bought a few for our office but we’ve got one too many awesome posters as it is. Too much awesome is unhealthy.
That’s what was built upon last year’s foundation. Are we impressed? Yes. It’s still going to take a lot of work, but at this rate SLCG could evolve into own comic-con in a few years.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start. A caravan stop consists of different sessions about creating unique ideas for startup ventures and strategies for financing those ideas.
Come join the sessions on the 19th of December, starting with 2 pm at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.
The event is free of charge! REGISTRATION is mandatory for this event
(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SLIIT, New Kandy Road, Malabe
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount Likuid Members: 20% discount Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount
Likuid Members: 20% discount
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount
Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity to help each other having a more productive digital nomad new year and build better cooperations for teamwork.
During this peer to peer learning session you can share your experiences to help others and learn from other practitioners. Together, dive into the most painful problems and brainstorm on solutions. It’s for you if you resonate with some of these questions:
How do I integrate work, life and travel?
How do I keep motivated to achieve?
How do I keep engaged with a client?
How do I manage my time and energy?
How do I get clients?
How do I find people to collaborate with?
How to deal with time differences?
How can I make human interactions with slack profiles?
How to set realistic goals in constantly changing environment?
What are the best tools & methods for productivity?
What’s the secret of aligned teams?
What are the best skills for a digital nomad?
ABOUT THE METHOD:
“We create space for meaningful conversations, experimental and peer to peer learning. Nothing frontal, no preaching. But space for your very unique questions.”
+ Full-day mentored learning program
+ Breakfast on the roof
+ BBQ lunch on the roof
+ Goodie bags & Take-home handbooks
+ Post-event networking
ABOUT THE HOST:
Kitti is a digital nomad herself and a marketing consultant for innovative companies and early stage startups. She is a conversation ambassador for tedxdanubia, hosted meaningful conversations on ideas worth spreading. In the past years she worked in self organized teams, practiced facilitation, joined peer to peer networks, decentralized teams and cocreated a collective of freelancers. She is a cofounder of a sustainability startup that just secured its first round of investment. Worked as a mentor for many startups, and in the meantime she visited more than 15 countries.
Are you a Sri Lankan female entrepreneur or a local social business? Reach out for your discounted tickets!
PRICE IN SRI LANKAN RUPEES:
Regular: LKR 5000
Early Bird till 16th of Dec: LKR 4000
Likuid Members: LKR 4000
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): LKR 2500
(Saturday) 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
5 Charles Place 00300 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup. He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup.
He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain technologies.
1. Work with Hyperledger Fabric and Explorer.
2. Business use case with Hyperledger Blockchain Framework
3. Q&A session
This is a Free session. Register here
(Friday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Startup X Foundry
07, Charles Place, Colombo 03, Colombo
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