Events & Classes!

Our upcoming New York Videogame Critics Circle Events & Classes!

March 2021 – We’re partnering with Games for Change’s Student Challenge with our Fair Game Journalism Challenge. Join us on March 9 or March 16 via Zoom to learn more about the cash prizes, games journalism and games industry jobs – and mentoring from our top journalists. Sign up here for March 9.

January 2021 – The Circle ramps up work on the landmark 10th Annual New York Game Awards, which stream on 1/26/21 with co-hosts Reggie Fils-Aimé and Harold Goldberg. Watch on Twitch and YouTube!

May 2020 – December 2020 – Harold Goldberg, the Circle’s founder, continues to mentor students in homeless shelters. With the help of assistant mentor Isaac Espinosa on the ground and with talks given by Reggie and Laptop editor in chief Sherri L. Smith, the Circle completes two 12-week courses within the Bronxworks network of shelters.

May, 2020 – Talking Games With Reggie And Harold, a seven-part podcast series, begins to help fundraise for the Circle’s mentoring work in Bronx homeless shelters.

January, 2020 – The 9th Annual New York Game Awards honors Reggie Fils-Aime with its Andrew Yoon Legend Award. Reggie also joins the Circle’s Board of Directors.

October 29, 2019 – We begin journalism classes on the Lower East Side in partnership with the Henry Street Settlement. We’ll continue with our work in the Bronx with the DreamYard Project as well!

September 15, 2019 – Join us on at our booth the Lower East Side for the Henry Street Settlement Block Party at 265 Henry Street. You’ll learn about the Circle, play free games, eat free food, drink free drinks, get free gifts!

June 18, 2019 – Join founder Harold Goldberg as speaks with Games for Change president Susanna Pollack and others during the panel Beyond STEM: Developing SEL Skills Through Game Design.

March 21, 2019 – Please join us as we present a 7 pm panel at the American Museum of Natural History with Sherri Smith, Dan Ackerman, Felicia Miranda, Matt Gerardi and Harold Goldberg. We’ll talk about T. rex in games, among other cool things.

July 28, 2017 – Come to our awesome NY Public Library panel at 12:30 pm at the Main Branch of the NY Public Library. Allegra Frank, Chris Byrd, Harold Goldberg & more. We’ll talk Game of the Year, too! Plus, Giveaways!

July 27, 2018 – Join us from 5-8 pm for our Big Party/Community Event at the Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand. Game with our critics, free food, drink, dj, dancing! Plus, Giveaways!

June, 15, 2018 – We took the DreamYard class to Avalanche Games in Soho. There, they had a deep dive into the world of gamemaking that began with narrative design.  Thanks to everyone there!

June 11, 2018 – In this Future of Narrative panel at the E3 Coliseum, I talked with Amy Hennig, Ian Dallas and Sam Barlow about how to break down the barriers of race in the world of storytelling in games.

February 12, 2018 – The New York Videogame Critics Circle begins its new semester workshops in the Bronx with the DreamYard Prep School – and new for this year, the Bronx Collegiate Academy.

January 24, 2017 – The 7th Annual New York Game Awards at 8 p.m. at the Abrons Playhouse

November 18, 2017 – New York Public Library, International Games Day – Panel Discussion at the 42nd Street Branch, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. More soon!

September 26, 2017 – New York Games Conference – 5:00 pm – Panel with Sherri Smith, Dan Ackerman, Chris Byrd, Sara Clemens, Antwand Pearman, moderated by Harold Goldberg

September 16, 2017 – Harold Goldberg gives keynote at New York’s Jump Into VR Festival.

June 26 – Mentoring Session at Older Adults Technology Services in Chelsea.

July 28 – At 5 pm – 8 pm, our Big Summer Community Event with Free Food, Drink and Games at the Abrons Art Center Block Party and then at a bar to be named.

August 1 – August 8 – Founder Harold Goldberg teaches you all he knows about games at the Abrons Art Center. Register now.

August 19 – August 20 – The Circle is media partnering with Play NYC for their indie convention and we’ll be holding one of our great panel discussions with five Circle members.

September 26 – September 27 – Once again, we’re part of the New York Media Fest’s Games Conference. Founder Harold Goldberg will hold what will likely be a compelling fireside chat. And five Circle Members will hold court at a panel about all things games – especially ones we’re looking forward to in 2018.

January 24, 2018 – The New York Game Awards at the Abrons Arts Center. Get your tickets early for this awesome Wednesday event. We always sell out!