Day Two

30 April, RDS Dublin

9:00 AM - Doors Open

9:00 AM (and all day), Expo Space, Artists Alley

We'll have a wonderful collection of game artists showing off their creations. If you want to exhibit, contact

9:00 AM (and all day), Expo Space - IMIRT

The association of indie Irish game developers will have demos running of their new games. Get sneak peeks at these works in progress.

9:00 AM (and all day), Expo Space - Game Jam

The Game Jam is part of our game expo, featuring chats with game developers and passerbys throughout the Festival! Three teams will be competing throughout April and then appearing live to finish their games at the Jam! Two teams are representing Irish colleges: Pulse and BCFE; while the third team comes from Laughing Reign Games.

Anyone in attendance can vote for the game they think is the best. The winner gets top billing at the Irish Game Developer Showreel, a video showcase that will play on the main screen before the VGL show on 1 May. The showreel will be a showcase of all Irish-based Game Developers upcoming games as well as the 3 Game Jam teams games and their efforts over the weekend.

The Game Jam event is created and run by Laughing Reign Games, who will have a demo of their latest game playable at the Festival.

9:30 - 11:00 PM, RDS Auditorium - Conducting seminar featuring Eimear Noone

Eimear Noone is an award winning Irish composer and conductor, resident in Malibu California, who splits her time between composing for video games, feature films, TV, commercials, and conducting classical and game music concerts.

Eimear composed and conducted for the iconic video game, "World of Warcraft" and the recent expansion, "Warlords of Draenor." The score for "WoD" received the 2014 "Hollywood Music in Media Award" for "Best Video Game Score" and was nominated for 5 "Annual Game Music Awards," and “The 2015 ASCAP, Composer’s Choice Award.”.

Arguably the world's current premier conductor of video game scores (both in the studio and in the concert hall), her credits include the most respected in the genre. In addition to "World of WarCraft," her credits include "Heroes of The Storm,'" "StarCraft II," "Diablo III." "Reaper of Souls," "Hearthstone," "Overwatch," and many more. "Diablo III," as one example, smashed the record in game sales by selling over 3.5 million copies in the first 24 hours alone. It also won the 2012 GDC award for best audio - which includes the award for music, the 2012 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score, and a 2013 BAFTA Nomination for Original Score.

In this seminar Eimear will discuss everything from the basics of conducting, beat patterns, and share her secrets about efficient stage and studio performance.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, RDS Auditorium - European Premiere of 'Beep'

Beep is a documentary history of game sound from the Victorian arcades through to today, with a special focus on video game sound, but also including mechanical games and pinball. Beep is a feature-length film, a series of webisodes and DVD extras, a book, and a collection of resources here on this website. Beep began with a Kickstarter campaign in August/September 2014, and began filming in October 2014. Beep the film and book are scheduled for release in spring 2016.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch and Expo Time

Be sure to explore the Artists Alley, Game Booths, and more!

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM RDS Auditorium - The Spooney Bards

Straight from Belfast, they return to iDIG to bring their rock twist to your favorite game scores.

3:00 - 3:30 PM RDS Auditorium - Meet Terran Gregory

We are pleased to welcome this special guest to the 2016 Dublin International Game Music Festival, award winning director for Blizzard Games, Terran Gregory.

Terran is a Project Director in Blizzard Entertainment’s Cinematics division, where he has been working on creating cutscenes, trailers, short films, and other visual media since joining the company in 2006. Terran creatively leads the World of Warcraft In-Game Cinematics team, which lets him pursue his two greatest passions: Filmmaking and Video games. Terran is eternally humbled and excited for every opportunity he gets to collaborate with the incredibly talented musicians of Blizzard Entertainment.

Terran will discuss his unique journey into the world of video games and share some of his most famous, stunning productions.

3:30 - 4:30 PM, RDS Auditorium - The Composer and Director Relationship featuring Blizzard Composer Neal Acree and Director Terran Gregory, Moderated by Eimear Noone

We are doubly blessed at iDIG 2016 to have this multiple award winning pair to discuss their many collaborations. Don't miss this rare opportunity to get a peek behind the scenes of how the images and music get put together.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, RDS Auditorium - JJ McNamara

JJ McNamara, classical piano genius and avid game fan performs his version of his favorite game themes. Since performing at iDIG 2015, he has earned countless awards and won even more piano competitions. We are so pleased to have him return!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, RDS Auditorium - Classroom Battles

We are delighted to have the electro-funk stylings of Classroom Battles returning to the festival this year!

6:00 - 7:00 PM RDS Auditorium - The Triforce Quartet

Straight from sold out performances at PAX, VGL and the MAG Fest, returns to iDIG to put their unique stamp on game music!

29 - 30 April RDS Dublin Seminars and Chamber Ensembles
1 May Convention Centre Dublin Video Games Live concert
Tickets on-sale now
All-access and VGL-only tickets available