10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The MIX , George Mason University (Fairfax)
We’ll be playing our STEM games with youth coders at the third annual Cool Code Awards, part of the Hour of Code week! The event will be held at GMU’s new makerspace, The MIX.
Organized by Startfield with the support of NOVA SySTEMic, the Cool Code Awards is the ultimate coding competition for elementary, middle, and high school students in the Northern Virginia region. The aim of the competition is to celebrate creativity and diversity as well as inspire and encourage young students to showcase their coding skills.
Individuals or teams of students are invited to compete by building an app, game, web tool, or cool gadget that run on Raspberry, Arduino, or other related micro-computing devices. While developing their projects, coding concepts and design thinking are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, patience, leadership, communications, and perseverance.
The event is free and open to the public.
12:00 AM – 11:59 PM
Join us and other gamers nationwide to play games for 24 hours in order to raise funds for children’s hospitals!
Here’s how it works:
- Extra Life is s 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
- On Game Day (Nov. 4), our team will dedicate an entire day to play games and get donations.
- 100% of our team donations will go to National Children’s Medical Center in DC
- We can play board games or video games (although obviously we are pushing the board games!)
Sat.- Sun., Sept. 9-10, 2017
Sat. Sept. 9: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sun. Sept. 10 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM WashingCon Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center
We are honored to return as a vendor at the 3rd Annual WashingCon, Washington DC’s own tabletop game convention!
We will demo and sell our six current STEM tabletop games, targeted for children in grades PK-12. WashingCon features two days packed full of events, including open gaming, game tournaments, a family gaming area, panels by famous game designers, and demos by new game designers. Sponsors include major gaming names Ravensburger, Peaceable Kingdom, and North Star Games (Evolution). Hosted by our friends at Labyrinth Games & Puzzles, a fantastic tabletop game store on Capitol Hill!
Tickets: Adults – $40 (weekend), $25 (Sunday only), Kids 12 & under – $30 (weekend) – $15 (Sunday only), Kids 2 & under – free. Buy tickets here
Sat.-Sun, July 8-9, 2017
Fredericksburg Expo Center Fredericksburg, VA 22401
A community-driven convention that combines everything we love about the gaming and entertainment industry! Join us in the board game area, where we will be playing our STEM games along classic new favorites such as Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, and Pandemic. Hope to see you there!
Tickets: 2-Day Admission: $35.00, 1-Day Admission: $25.00
Sat., May 20, 2017
Main Street, Warrenton, VA 20186
Come join us for a fun day of playing and selling our STEM tabletop games, targeted for children in grades PK-12. In addition to vendors, the festival also features music & dance performances, as well as children’s entertainment.
Look for our booth next to the food trucks!
Admission is FREE!
Sat., May 13, 2017
Unpub Mini – The Island Games
5107 Westfields Blvd, Centreville, VA 20120
Come test our new game, Tacto, along with demo games from seven other designers! Hosted by Keith Ferguson and Paul Owen, this Unpub event will be a fun opportunity to give game designers feedback on their new creations!
Admission is FREE!
Tues., March 14, 2017
Pi Day – Mathnasium of Warrenton
512 Fletcher Dr, Warrenton, VA 20186
Celebrate Pi Day with us at the Mathnasium of Warrenton! In honor of this very special math day, Mathnasium will host a fun-filled family event. We will demo and sell our STEM tabletop games targeted for ages 6+, including our new coding game, Tacto!
Admission is FREE!
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016
NoVa Game Fest Hylton Boys and Girls Club (5070 Dale Blvd, Woodbridge, VA 22193)
We are proud to be an exhibitor at NoVa Game Fest, sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington!
The NoVa Game Fest is more than just a great way to see some of the newest games and technology. This event is also geared towards Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) activities and careers, which is designed to enhance the lives of school-age gamers and their parents by showing them the limitless possibilities that can be accomplished through gaming. Our panels and workshops give our attendees a broader view of what gaming is and how it can benefit them; from panels on Career Paths in “Gaming and Virtual Reality Tech Talk” to “How to Build Your Own Video Games”, we are preparing our attendees for a future in video game development, as well other STEM based careers. In addition, we are offering these young people insight into how computer based games are solving problems and providing support in other career fields.
Admission is FREE!
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016
Loudoun County Stem Day Sat. Oct. 1: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus
STEM Day is for EVERYONE! From kindergarten to high school and beyond, we have fun and educational workshops and exhibits for the whole family. With more activities than you can count, we’re about DOING. Come ready to participate! We will demo and sell our STEM tabletop games, targeted for children in grades PK-12.
Admission is FREE!
Sat.- Sun., Sept. 10-11, 2016
Sat. Sept. 10: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sun. Sept. 11 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM WashingCon Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center
We will be a vendor at the 2nd Annual WashingCon, Washington DC’s own tabletop game convention!
We will demo and sell our six current STEM tabletop games, targeted for children in grades PK-12. WashingCon features two days packed full of events, including open gaming, game tournaments, and demos by up and coming game designers. Sponsors include major gaming names Steve Jackson Games (Munchkin), Looney Labs (Fluxx), and North Star Games (Evolution). Hosted by our friends at Labyrinth Games & Puzzles, a fantastic tabletop game store on Capitol Hill!
Tickets are $45, but for a limited time you can receive a discount for $40. Buy tickets here
Fri.-Sat., May 6-7, 2016
Fri., May 6: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sat., May 7: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Flower Mart National Cathedral, Washington DC
We have been selected to be a vendor at Flower Mart, Washington’s premier family spring festival!
We will be playing and selling our five current STEM tabletop games, targeted for children in grades PK-12. In addition to vendors, the festival also features music & dance performances, children’s entertainment, food, flower displays, and National Cathedral garden tours. We hope to see you there!
Breaking News: We will also be releasing our brand new, sixth STEM game at this event!
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia Morgantown, WV
Come join us for a morning of STEM game fun at the Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia!
We will be playing and selling our five current STEM tabletop games, targeted for children in grades PK-12. Visitors to the museum will enjoy hands-on exhibits and programming that engage the imagination, develop critical thinking skills, encourage healthy living, and inspire a life-long love of learning
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fauquier County Regional Science & Engineering Fair Fauquier High School, Warrenton, VA, 20186
Come play our STEM games at the Fauquier County Regional Science & Engineering Fair!
In between judging and the awards ceremony, the fair will host a variety of exhibits for spectators and families to enjoy. Come support middle and high school students in STEM by viewing their projects and then join us for some tabletop STEM game fun!
This event is free and open to the public.
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Haymaker STEM Expo Battlefield High School, Haymarket, VA, 20169
Come play our games at the largest ever STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Expo in Prince William County!
Join the Battlefield High School ILITE program for an awesome day exploring STEM with 50+ (and growing) kid and family friendly exhibits and activities including hands-on science experiments, engineering and technology challenges, robot demonstrations, movies, and FUN!
This event is open to the public and 100% FREE! Concessions, food, and beverages will be available from local vendors and food trucks.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
2:30 – 3:30 PM
Children’s Science Center – The Lab Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA, 22033
Playtest our Catlilli games at The Lab, the temporary space of the Children’s Science Center of Northern Virginia! The Lab is an interactive exploration center where children, families, and school groups can learn about and experience fun science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) principles. It features four fun-filled experience zones: Experiment Bar, Inspiration Hub, Tinker Shop, and Discovery Zone.
Admission for visitors ages 2 years and older is $12.00. Children under 2 years are free.
Admission for seniors (62+) and active duty members of the military is $11.00.
5:00 – 7:30 PM
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
19 West Cork St, Winchester, VA, 22601
Play our Catlilli games at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum during First Fridays in Old Town Winchester! This four-story science museum for children features interactive exhibits about the human body, transportation, water play, engineering, among others. It also features a climbing maze and a rooftop garden! We are proud to feature our games at such an excellent resource for the community. Fun for the whole family!
Saturday, April 25, 2015
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
G. Whillikers Toys and Books Plus Teacher Supplies
41 W. Lee Hwy, #63, Warrenton, VA, 20186
Play our Catlilli games at our local specialty toy store! Our headquarters is based in Warrenton, VA, so we have teamed up with town favorite G. Whillikers to provide a fun family day where visitors can try our current educational games, beta test new ones, and enter to win raffle prizes!
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Koshland Science Museum, 525 E St NW, Washington DC
Please visit us at the community event “Creating a Resilient World” at the Koshland Science Museum, an extension of the National Academy of Sciences. Alongside organizations such as the The Nature Conservancy, NOAA and the National Weather Service, DC Environmentors, and FEMA, we will be showcasing our ideas for biology-based educational games. We hope to see you there!