FAQ

Tickets

Jammer tickets to the 2017 Vancouver GGJ cost $50, but you can get yours for an early bird price of $40 before Nov 30, 2016. Each ticket comes with an 2017 exclusive t-shirt and three dinners at the jam!

Teams

No teams required beforehand– we’ll do team forming Friday night if you need one! Most folks arrive without teams, and it’s a great way to make some awesome friends.

Food

We’ll be providing dinner over the weekend. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know! We work with our caterers to ensure all needs are met.

For meal outside of dinner, you’ll need to bring or purchase your own food. UBC has some cafes and restaurants a short walk from jam venue, and we can provide you with a map of locations. There is a vending machine and water fountains at the jam site. Please leave anything that needs to be microwaved or refrigerated at home!

Jam Badges

Please take note!

As one of the largest Jam sites in the world, we have a lot of people around. So we know you’re with us, all individuals will be required to have their (stylish!) Jam Passes on at all times while on location. To help us out, security will watch for passes and will ask folks without to leave.

Be sure to get yours at registration, and make sure if you leave the site, you bring it back!

Security

All attendees must have a badge at all times.

The jam site will have 24-hour on-site security for the duration of the event. We will also have volunteers available around the clock to help you.

Please watch your own stuff, we cannot guarantee its safety!

Sponsors On-site

There will be sponsors on site at the jam with tables. Please be sure to check them out and say ‘thank you’!

Mentors

New to jamming? Stuck on something? Need to bounce a game idea off someone?

Mentoring

Mentors to the rescue! Some amazing folks will be on site to volunteer their time, expertise, and encouragement. Don’t be shy to look for help– grab a volunteer, head to the registration desk, or grab a site organizer. We’ll do everything we can to get you inspired and up and running again.

Content Specialists

Need some audio? Voice work?

The jam is a collaborative environment of the finest kind. If audio isn’t your speciality, chances are we’ll have someone on site who can help! In the past, the amazing folks at PowerUp Audio, A Shell in the Pit and more voluntarily jammed their brains out for our GGJ jammers.

We’re proud to welcome back Tree of Audio this year as well! Find all your audio needs in one place, knowing a lot of audio folks are ready to work on your project at any given time. They have up to 15 people working together (while leveraging each person’s unique skill-set per project) and often have multiple folks on one project.

What to Bring

Or, how to have an awesome jam.

  • A powerbar/extension cord–this is really important! We only have a *few* to share.
  • Any equipment you may require, depending on your speciality (laptop, tablet, speakers, microphone, etc.; we cannot provide equipment)
  • A computer (really, we don’t have any)
  • Comfy clothes!
  • Shower essentials (there are showers onsite if you want to freshen up; here at the Jam we encourage fresh!)
  • Snacks
  • A sleeping bag/pillow/stuffed video-game character to snuggle, if you plan to stay over.
  • Ethernet cable, if you have one. Wireless is available and free, but sometimes the high loads can have unpredictable results.

Resources for Jammers

Check out this amazing list of jammer resources— licenses, demos, and more!

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