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Experience an event like no other at Mason!

George Mason University’s Student Involvement and the Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Mason’s Computer Game Design program, and GMU Esports, team up once again for GAMEmason, an engaging two-day gaming convention on Mason’s Fairfax campus.  

GAMEmason 2023 will feature guest speakers from the industry; educational sessions featuring faculty and staff from Mason as well as alumni and business leaders; free arcade play; tabletop and console gaming; artist alley featuring work by Mason students; vendors and businesses from across the game industry, and more! 

Varsity level collegiate Esports teams from across the region will be competing in tournaments. Games featured in the tournament will include Rocket LeagueLeague of LegendsOverwatch 2Valorant, and Super Smash Brothers crew battles.

 The day-long events will lead up to keynote conversations concluding with epic dance parties.

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7 pm, MARCH 3, 2023
An Evening with Greg Street

from RIOT Games

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9 pm, MARCH 3, 2023
All Hell Breaks Loops 

Multiclass Mixed Japanese VJ/DJ

9 pm, MARCH 4, 2023 
Bit Brigade

Rock Covers of Full NES game soundtracks
with gamer speedruns live!

9 pm, MARCH 3, 2023 
EDM Concert with DJ James Landino

Video Game/Anime Composer

7 pm, MARCH 4, 2023
Carolina Ravassa

Voice of Sombra in OVERWATCH and Raze in VALORANT


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Knowledge Center

Students learn from game designers, Mason Game Design faculty, expert players, celebrating all of the facets of gaming and game design technolgy at the inaugural Game Mason in the Center for the Arts on the Fairfax Campus.

GAMEmason General Schedule

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GAMEmason Registration Information

GMU Esports Tournament Details

Tabletop Gaming Room

Artist Alley

GAMEmason Photos

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Student Involvement

Student Involvement encourages students and staff to think creatively. We want everyone to contribute ideas and think of new ways they may enhance campus and their experience at Mason. We offer opportunities to put your ideas into action, learn from hands-on experiences, meet new people, develop life-long friendships and gain skills that will help you be ready for wherever your future takes you!

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The Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts is part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), whose mission is to make the arts an intrinsic part of the lives of every George Mason University student and area resident. The Great Performances at Mason season is integral to the College’s mission, providing a diverse program of challenging and entertaining cultural experiences for the entire University community, as well as Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area.

The College’s professional presenting division plays an important role in enriching the academic programs across the University through performances that examine important issues and bring global cultures to Mason. Each year, CVPA students have opportunities to interact with artists from the Great Performances at Mason season through master classes and residencies. Through the Free Tickets for Mason Students program, all Mason students are invited to experience the many inspiring performances at the Center.

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Computer Game Design

The 120 credit Computer Game Design program enables students to focus on the artistic components of computer game design while providing them with the technical skills prerequisite to the field. Required courses include computer science, art and visual technology, music, the humanities, and computer game design. The required internship provides students with practical experience that enhances their employability postgraduation. Students study both the sciences and the arts, all in a revolving-role team-based, project-based new pedagogical environment. The GMU Computer Game Design program hosts the only U.S. Serious Game Institute (in partnership with the University of Coventry U.K.), that concentrates on game-related applied research and new innovative game company cultivation.

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George Mason University Esports

George Mason University Esports (GMU Esports) aims to promote video games and competition through social, competitive, and intercollegiate play. We are a student club that organizes tournaments and social events to bring gamers together. You can find our Discord server link as well as a list of upcoming events on our Facebook page:

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Lenovo’s story has always been about shaping computing intelligence to create a better world. With the world’s widest portfolio of technology products, we deliver our vision of Smarter Technology for All through products, solutions, software, and services that individuals, communities, businesses, and entire populations need to fulfill their potential.  

Game Gym is the leading esports training provider and community in the DMV and nationwide. Locally, Game Gym is the co-founder of the Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference, made up of more than a dozen local colleges and universities.  Game Gym also hosts camps coached by local esports experts for young gamers. Game Gym launched the Game Gym app so that young competitors everywhere can train online while getting lessons from certified coaches. 

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