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Roguelike Celebration 2020 is Coming Soon

Are you a fan of roguelike games? Do you like coding your own ASCII dungeons? Or maybe you’re a fan of procedural generation, poetry, or game design? If so, you’ll want to attend the Roguelike Celebration this October 3-4.

This year, everything is virtual, so you’ll save plenty of money on airfare and hotels. Plus, there is a fantastic lineup of speakers.

Buy your tickets now!

Roguelike Celebration

The Roguelike Celebration website says the following about the conference:

The Roguelike Celebration is a community-generated weekend of talks, games, and conversations about roguelikes and related topics, including procedural generation and game design. It’s for fans, players, developers, scholars, and everyone else!

Roguelike games have been part of gaming culture for over 30 years and they have a deep and special place in our hearts. Over the last five years hundreds of roguelike fans got together to celebrate these games and their rich history and now we’re ready to do it again – this time virtually! We loved getting together and celebrating – so this year we’re holding a two day conference to get as many roguelike fans as we can into one virtual place.

To make things feel particularly rogue-y, we’re hosting this year’s conference in our own custom game chat space. For the first time ever, all you’ll need to attend Roguelike Celebration is a web browser!

We will have a special preview event on August 30 2020 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Pacific Time. This will be an opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and explore our exciting custom-built multiplayer game/chat space!

This year’s celebration will be a virtual event on Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4, 2020, in the same custom-built multiplayer game/chat space.

Besides the streamed talks, we’ll have a number of interactive performances, a game showcase for people to play and share their favorite games, time for ‘unconferences’ for smaller presentations and workshops, and a bunch of fun creative content crafted just for the conference!

We’re also working to expand our celebration beyond just live talks and performances. If you’re interested in participating in our Vendor Bazaar, Games Showcase, Campfire Stories, Roguelike Cookbook, and Monster Manual, see the 2020 event page for these special CFPs!

If you’re an artist, game dev, or otherwise make something that could end up as part of our conference, drop us a line at contact at

Preview Event

As mentioned above, there was a Preview Event on August 30. If you are on the fence about attending, you can watch the Event on Twitch here.

The schedule of speakers can be found on the Celebration 2020 Preview page, here.

I’m still working my way through the Preview Event speakers. I’m enjoying it immensely!

I’ve purchased a ticket and will be attending. Can’t wait!

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Ernest Scribner
Ernest Scribner

Practitioner of games. Caster of words. Shares game wisdom, stories, and shenanigans with fellow adventurers.

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