Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Dublin International Game Music Festival - April 2nd Schedule

Schedule of Events:

At the Convention Center Dublin

(Friday April 3rd will be released shortly.  The schedule for will be similar to this,
but with different speakers and talent)

8:00 AM

Convention center opens to iDIG Staff for pre show setup.

10:00 AM Press Interviews with Guests and attendees.

10:45 AM General admission doors open for first event.

11:00 -12:20 PM Small Auditorium

Craig Stuart Garfinkle (composer, World of Warcraft; Warlords of Draenor, Baldur's Gate, Dark Alliance II) will demonstrate the tools that game composers use to create video game music, using the actual sessions from some of his most famous scores.

11:00 AM (and all day), Expo Space

Push Playground will be holding hourly hands on demonstrations with the tools of the trade, giving attendees the chance to create their own fledgling game scores (no experience necessary).  

11:00 AM (and all day) Expo Space

Check out our Artist Gallery:

12:30 - 1:00 PM Small Auditorium

JJ McNamara, classical piano genius and avid game fan performs his version of his favorite game themes.  Has to be seen to be believed!

Here's JJ two years ago:

And there he is today.  We just learned that this week, JJ won top honors at the Arklow Music Festival.  This would be impressive enough, but he actually was playing with a broken leg - having taken a bad tackle in a football match on Sunday.  It was Thursday before he finally got the X-ray.

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM Small Auditorium

Conducting Seminar with Composer and Conductor Eimear Noone

You may have seen Eimear conduct for Video Games Live, or The Zelda Symphony, or in the Videos on the 3 DS.  You may also know her for all the great scores she has conducted for Blizzard, Sony and Nintendo such as Skyward Sword, Diablo III, and Starcraft II.

Ever wonder what a conductor really does and how conducting works?

Here's your chance to learn directly from Eimear as she discussed the techniques and tools she employs to conduct these great scores.  Bring your baton - but no experience is necessary.

2:30 PM -3:50 PM Small Auditorium

The Spooney Bards, Straight from Belfast, they bring their rock twist to your favorite game scores.  

4:00 - 5:00 PM Small Auditorium

Grammy winning game composer Christopher Tin (Civilization, Baba Yetu, and more) presents his favorite scores and talks about his career, his musical philosophies and will answer your questions in a moderated discussion.

 Hear the iconic Baba Yetu

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

The Triforce Quartet.  Straight from sold out performances at PAX and the MAG Fest, they put their unique stamp on game music!

8:00 PM - 12:00 PM "Cosball" at the Everleigh Gardens 

Featuring custom dance remixes of your favorite video game themes, here's your opportunity to show off your best cosplay!  

Cosplay is not required, but is encouraged!


  1. Soooo damn excited you guys, well done for getting all this together.

  2. I really like your idea....:)

  3. This is just amazing to know about this music fest!! My son is a big music freak. He is getting musical training too. Now he is forcing me to take him to the most famous music event at the space Miami events venue. Actually he wants to participate in this show.