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27 – 28 SEPTEMBER 2014 VECTOR ARENA

With last year's critically acclaimed digital entertainment expo Digital Nationz bringing almost 7000 excited visitors through the gates this year's event is one you will want to be part of!

ONLY AT OUR SHOW

THE SHOW BRINGS YOU NEW AND EXCITING CONTENT THAT YOU CANT SEE ANYWHERE ELSE!

LG DIGI TALKZ SPEAKER SESSIONS

With LG committed as a partner for the LG DIGI TALKZ speaker sessions and with an established network of speakers from last year, this year we continue our commitment to bring exciting and engaging speakers who will blow you away!

LG DIGITALKZ 2014 SPEAKERS (FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT)

Jason Sussman

Jason Sussman

Senior Environment Artist | BUNGIE View Details
Josie Nutter

Josie Nutter

Software Engineer and UX Specialist | TECHNICAL ILLUSIONS View Details
David Johnson

David Johnson

Lead Visual Effects Artist | INFINITY WARD View Details
Michelle Dickinson

Michelle Dickinson

Dr Michelle Dickinson, aka Nano Girl View Details
Dmitry Selitskiy

Dmitry Selitskiy

Founder and CEO | THOUGHT-WIRED View Details
Jason Sussman

Jason Sussman

Senior Environment Artist | BUNGIE

An Army veteran from Dallas, Texas, Jason Sussman brings 14 years of gaming industry experience to his role as Senior Environment Artist on Destiny. Of those 14 years, eight years have been spent at Bungie, creating single player and competitive multiplayer maps, and DLC environments for Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo: Reach. Currently, Jason designs and creates destination environments for Destiny’s Mars location.

- Destiny (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox360, PS3)
- Halo: REACH DLC “Nobel Map Pack” (Xbox360)
- Halo: REACH (Xbox360)
- Halo: ODST (Xbox360)
- Halo 3: DLC Heroic,Legendary,Mythic map packs (Xbox360)
- Halo 3 (Xbox360)

Jason will be found around the Big Pipe – Media Design School stand to do more Q&A’s when he isn’t speaking.

Josie Nutter

Josie Nutter

Software Engineer and UX Specialist | TECHNICAL ILLUSIONS

Josie Nutter is a software engineer and UX specialist with over 15 years of experience in the video games industry. She has a B.S. in Human Centered Design and Engineering from the University of Washington, where she received the Undergraduate Award of Excellence for demonstrating special strength in innovation. Coming from a background in gameplay and tools programming at studios such as Crystal Dynamics, Snowblind Studios, and PopCap Games, she is now working on the software side of castAR for Technical Illusions after helping launch a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $1M.

Josie will be found around the Big Pipe – Media Design School stand to do more Q&A’s when he isn’t speaking.

David Johnson

David Johnson

Lead Visual Effects Artist | INFINITY WARD

David Johnson is the Lead Visual Effects Artist at Activision/Blizzard’s Infinity Ward studio, most recently working on Call of Duty: Ghosts. David has been working as an artist in computer graphics for 16 years, and has dedicated his career toward games since 2000. He has worked on over 17 titles small and large, including some of the industries biggest blockbusters like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, 3 Ghosts and Halo 3. David has been published as a contributing author of the book “Introduction to Game Development”, where he wrote the chapters on modeling and effects. David is a two time Visual Effects Society Award winner for his work on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Ghosts. David is also on the Board of Directors of the Visual Effects Society.

Michelle Dickinson

Michelle Dickinson

Dr Michelle Dickinson, aka Nano Girl

Michelle has a talent of being able to break pretty much anything put in front of her, which is lucky because that’s her job. As the director of New Zealand’s only Nanomechanical testing laboratory Michelle gets to make and break things on a daily basis.
With regular slots on National television and radio, Michelle is passionate about explaining complex concepts in everyday language and strives towards breaking down the barriers created by high walls of scientific and technical jargon.
Lots of people collect things and Michelle likes to collect certificates, including one that says PhD and a couple of other postgraduate qualifications, the desire to keep learning and challenging herself never stops.
With an internal compass that seeks out adrenaline and adventure, Michelle is often found salinating her skin while kitesurfing, exfoliating her fingertips on a rock climbing mission, or creating tree bark skin impressions from a mountainbike ride.
Michelle tries to break all the stereotypes that are traditionally associated with the tech field, by bringing her high energy personality, an enthusiasm for gadgets and a style of presenting that will make you want to join in too!

Dmitry Selitskiy

Dmitry Selitskiy

Founder and CEO | THOUGHT-WIRED

Dmitry founded Thought-Wired with the vision of making the world accessible to everybody.

On their journey to develop assistive solutions based on direct brain interfaces and principles of user-centred design, thought-wired gained invaluable knowledge and expertise for working with the newest interfacing technologies.

Now they want to share that knowledge with you.

http://www.thought-wired.com/

WORKSHOPS

Last year visitors learned how 3D printing works, got a first hand experience with augmented reality and got to make fun creative movies on their smart devices under the supervision of some of the countries leading minds from AUT Colab.   This year we are looking at new opportunities to showcase cutting edge technologies in an approachable way, giving everyone a chance to get involved!

EXHIBITS, PREVIEWS, PROTOTYPES!

We have partnered with some of New Zealand's most innovative companies to bring you the most exciting mix of gizmos, gadgets and new technology you could imagine!

BIG PIPE – LOGITECH G LAN

GENERAL INFORMATION

CASH, PRODUCTS AND GIVEAWAY PRIZES WORTH MORE THAN $30,000

- THANKS TO BIG PIPE, LOGITECH AND RED BULL

That’s right, a LAN! New Zealand’s premier digital expo is holding a massive LAN Party all thanks to Big Pipe, Logitech and Red Bull. The Big Pipe LAN Party will include the Logitech G Power Pro Championships to ensure all your social gaming includes your favourite competitive games as well, with all the major eSport titles in the mix of a major New Zealand event. The LAN will be a BYOPC (and console) event with a stage showcase and over 24 hours of gaming anc community socialising time.

TICKET INFORMATION

BOTH TICKETS TYPES INCLUDE A 2 DAY PASS TO THE DIGITAL NATIONZ SHOW, VALUE $34

BIG PIPE LAN PARTY $69 (includes DNZ show pass)

- If you don’t want to play competitively but want to play friendly competitions with mates, share files, and enjoy the comradery of a great LAN this ticket is for you.

LOGITECH G POWER PRO CHAMPIONSHIPS $89 (includes DNZ show pass)

- Keen to take a shot at the title? Want a piece of the big prize bucks? Then buy a ticket, and join the ranks of competitive gamers at the LAN.

Tournament game titles include: LoL, DOTA2, COD etc. (see further down for more details of all games included)

AND

- Buy your tickets in the first two weeks to be in to win:

1 Year’s free internet from Big Pipe

1 Logitech G Power Pro Championships peripheral pack

1 Year’s supply of Red Bull

 

LAN SETUP HOURS: 

To make it easy for you, we are offering two opportunities to come in with your equipment. The Friday setup also gives you a sneak preview of the arena as it is setup for the weekend show.

Friday 26th of September between 6pm – 8pm 

Saturday 27th of September between 9am – 10am

SECURITY: 

24 hour event wide security will be operating at the venue, however we recommend taking peripherals with you when you will be away from your desk for an extended period of time.

LAN OPEN TIMES:

Saturday 27th of September between 10am – Midnight

Sunday 28th of September between 10am – 5pm (or 6pm as needed for tournament finals)

 

LOGITECH G POWER PRO CHAMPIONSHIPS INFO

MAKE SURE YOU BUY THE LOGITECH G POWER PRO CHAMP TICKET TO PARTICIPATE! 

COMPETITION TITLES

- League of Legends (PC)

All thanks to the team at Oceanic Gaming!

- DOTA2 (PC)

Ably administrated by the Aspect of Gaming crew!

- Call of Duty: Ghosts (XBOX One)

Thanks to none other than the Adversity Gaming legends!

- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (PC)

FPS awesome through Get Some!

- StarCraft 2 (PC)

Made happen thanks to Aspect of Gaming!

- World of Tanks (PC)

Thanks to the team at Get Some!

- Battlefield (version by community vote!) (PC)

By those good dudes at Get Some again!

- FIFA (platform by community vote!)

All made to happen via those Aspect of Gaming guys again!

- Hearthstone (PC)

Brought about by the guys at “Here’s The Thing”!

Tournaments will be run via Double Elimination or Round Robin bracket formats over the course of the LAN weekend, and teams will be seeded as best they can be, or randomised (unless a seeding tournament is run through the various communities prior to the event – check in with those communities ASAP)!

Discussion and questions will be available via getsome.co.nz forums, where the LAN will have it’s own area dedicated for the event.

Competitive players will need to purchase their tickets via TicketMaster, and then head to getsome.co.nz and ensure they sign up for the LAN event on the signup portal to show they will be coming to the LAN (coming in the next few days – make sure you buy those tickets immediately though!). We will also get in touch with those who sign up once we are provided details from TicketMaster. Be sure to sign up to the Get Some site with all your details to ensure you are ready to go with this process in the meantime.

Stage matches will be available to watch all weekend for various games with all players playing with the latest Logitech peripherals in front of thousands of DIGITAL NATIONZ spectators.

 

 

 

BUY TICKETS

TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT THROUGH TICKETMASTER

[CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW]

PRE-SALE PASSES (online)

ONE DAY

GENERAL ADMISSION (15+):
$19 + BOOKING FEE

CONCESSIONS (Under 15, Students, 65+):
$14 + BOOKING FEE

FAMILY PASS (2 adults 3 children under 15):
$55 + BOOKING FEE

TWO DAY

GENERAL ADMISSION (15+):
$34 + BOOKING FEE

CONCESSIONS (Under 15, Students, 65+):
$24 + BOOKING FEE

FAMILY PASS (2 adults 3 children under 15):
$90 + BOOKING FEE

BIG PIPE ARENA LAN PARTY:
$69 + BOOKING FEE (includes a 2 day pass to DNZ value $34)

LOGITECH G POWER PRO CHAMPIONSHIPS:
$89 + BOOKING FEE (includes a 2 day pass to DNZ value $34)

CHILDREN UNDER 10 GET FREE ENTRY WITH AN ACCOMPANYING ADULT

 

VIP ADD ON PASS (limited availability)

Adding VIP to your ticket is a great way to experience the show in a intimate and exciting way, after feedback from last year’s show we have added benefits that makes this limited ticket a standout purchase.

  • 1 Hour Early Access on each show day (9am start)
  • 20-30 minute VIP ONLY Q&A with a panel of speakers each morning (9.30am start)
  • Queue Jumper Lanyard allowing you to get past the queue ONCE per activation and day (2 day pass needed to queue jump both days)
  • Guaranteed seating for all speaker sessions (subject to pre-booking and arriving on time to the session)
  • Priority for workshops (workshops are extremely limited in size, but we will prioritise VIPs through pre-booking)
VIP ONE DAY ADD ON:
$35 + BOOKING FEE

VIP TWO DAY ADD ON:
$69 + BOOKING FEE

 

 

DOOR TICKET PRICES (subject to availability, we recommend booking online)

ONE DAY

GENERAL ADMISSION (15+:)
$25 + BOOKING FEE

CONCESSIONS (Under 15, Students, 65+):
$20 + BOOKING FEE

FAMILY PASS (2 adults 3 children under 15):
$90 + BOOKING FEE

TWO DAY

GENERAL ADMISSION (15+):
$40 + BOOKING FEE

CONCESSIONS (Under 15, Students, 65+):
$35 + BOOKING FEE

FAMILY PASS (2 adults 3 children under 15):
$110 + BOOKING FEE

BIG PIPE ARENA LAN PARTY:
$80 + BOOKING FEE (info about the LAN will be available shortly)

LOGITECH POWER PRO CHAMPIONSHIPS:
$100 + BOOKING FEE (info about the LAN will be available shortly)

CHILDREN UNDER 10 GET FREE ENTRY WITH AN ACCOMPANYING ADULT

 

VIP ADD ON PASS (limited availability)

Adding VIP to your ticket is a great way to experience the show in a intimate and exciting way, after feedback from last year’s show we have added benefits that makes this limited ticket a standout purchase.

  • 1 Hour Early Access on each show day (9am start)
  • 20-30 minute VIP ONLY Q&A with a panel of speakers each morning (9.30am start)
  • Queue Jumper Lanyard allowing you to get past the queue ONCE per activation and day (2 day pass needed to queue jump both days)
  • Guaranteed seating for all speaker sessions (subject to pre-booking and arriving on time to the session)
  • Priority for workshops (workshops are extremely limited in size, but we will prioritise VIPs through pre-booking)
VIP ONE DAY ADD ON:
$40 + BOOKING FEE

VIP TWO DAY ADD ON:
$80 + BOOKING FEE

 

[CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW]

 

 

EXHIBIT/SPONSOR

This digital lifestyle expo is completely unique in New Zealand and offers exciting opportunities for you to participate:

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!