TERMINUS 2018 Pictures!!!

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Ahoy-Ahoy! If you're looking for pics from this year, you've come to the right place. Relive the weekend that was TERMINUS 2018. 

Friday | Saturday | Sunday | AwardsAfter Party

Much thanks to the Hilton Atlanta, Plaza Theatre and Highland Ballroom for hosting us. As well as our sponsors who made it all possible.

Adobe, THEA, Sennheiser, Panasonic, Prime Video, Elfenworks, Playstation and the Atlanta Film Society

TERMINUS 2017 Continued: Surviving Life as a Creative Person and 11 More Talks For Freelancers

TERMINUS 2017 Continued: Surviving Life as a Creative Person and 11 More Talks For Freelancers

Professional development is a major focus for us at TERMINUS (or, as it could be alternately labeled: How to Not Be Broke, Go Crazy, and Stay Working). This handy post of talks from CreativeMornings is a perfect continuation of our Spinning Plates, Strategic Firing and Breaking Up is Hard to Do panels at TERMINUS 2017. If you don't believe us, just take a glance at the titles of the 12 talks we've conveniently listed out for you (you're welcome). We're pretty sure you're going to find yourself working your way through all of these. 

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TERMINUS 2017 Continued: Video Games Are Destroying the People Who Make Them

TERMINUS 2017 Continued: Video Games Are Destroying the People Who Make Them

Jason Schreir's New York Times article on the effects crunch has on game development is a vital read for anyone coming into the game industry, runs a game development company, or is an industry veteran with any type of pull. As Schreir rightly states it, "the occasional long night or weekend at the office can be useful and even exhilarating, but as a constant, it is damaging."

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Good Reads: Are Indie Games too Cheap? Is Ridley Scott an Overrated Director?

Good Reads: Are Indie Games too Cheap? Is Ridley Scott an Overrated Director?

What should game developers be charging for their games? Has four time Oscar nominee Ridley Scott really only made two good films in his five decades long career? We share two good reads from PC Gamer and Slashfilm. 

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Stranger Things...THE GAME!

Nice touch with the Nintendo like badge Netflix!

Nice touch with the Nintendo like badge Netflix!

We're still three weeks from Stranger Things season 2. Understanding that the wait may be interminable for fans, Netflix has dropped a Stranger Things RPG for iOS and Android. You can now collect Eggos as you explore (not so) familiar locations from the show.

As marketing and promotions, it's brilliant. The game is designed for Speed Runs. Not only does this add a dimension of competition, it incentivizes shares on social media. Creating a game that the Stranger Things kids might actually play in 1984 (the year season 2 is set) adds a meta-level of immersion for fans. 

What truly makes this stand out isn't that it's just in the style of the original Legend of Zelda from the old NES. It's that it's completely FREE. There appear to be no sneaky in-app purchases. No pesky micro transactions.

If you talk to seasoned game developers who have worked with studios and filmmakers, or at least flirted with it, one of their major gripes is how much of an afterthought tie-in games can be. Games rarely augment the audience experience. There are either high water marks like The Dark Knight's Alternate Reality Game or console and PC games like The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, or pretty much everything else. This is the synergy between games and film we love to see.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to see if I can sneak off from woking on TERMINUS 2018 to play some Stranger Things.

Stranger Things iOS

Stranger Things Android


2017 Award Winners

Thursday, we kicked off TERMINUS by honoring (SQUEE!!!!) Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver) with an Honorary Golden Tripod. On Friday, we rocked out and partied hard at The Loft as we gave out the Golden Tripod Awards, including the Poo Industry Lifetime Achievement Award. We kicked it into full gear Saturday with awards host Judah Friendlander. TERMINUS awarded some of the best in film and gaming. Taking a little time to play a giant game of Voiceball. And we capped it all with Naomie Harris (Moonlight, Skyfall) announcing the launch of our Playstation Emerging Filmmakers Program. We are already hyped for TERMINUS 2018.

TERMINUS Film and Game, CMF Best Picture Winners
Golden Tripod Award Winners

We re:Partner with re:imagine/ATL

For 16 years, TERMINUS and Campus MovieFest have been committed to supporting young filmmakers and content creators on college campuses worldwide. Which is why we're pumped to re:partner with re:imagine/ATL for a second year. Their mission to "empower the next generation of storytellers" closely aligns with our own. Once again, they'll be bringing talented teen creators to TERMINUS to immerse themselves in all things film, gaming and interactive (if a Walking Dead joke about teens and zombies just popped in your head, you're too late, we already made that one last year 😛 ). 

"We are very exited to send our teen filmmakers from re:imagine/ATL to Terminus again this year. We cannot express how valuable it is for them to be exposed to the technology, the network, and workshops that the conference offers. Its awesome!!" ~ Susanna Spiccia, Executive Director

Be sure to check out all that re:imagine/ATL does year round, and we'll see you at TERMINUS in June!


We've Moved to Eventive...New Ways to Tailor Your Badge and TERMINUS Experience


We're excited to announce that we're now using Eventive to manage badges and the online schedule.* Why is this a big deal? Well...as an attendee you'll be able to: 

  • Create a personalized schedule
  • Update your personal information at anytime
  • Update the name and info that will be printed on your All-Access badge
  • Filter the schedule to find the events that interest you most
  • Transfer a badge just using a friend’s email address

If you have any questions we answered the ones you most likely have below. If yours isn't answered, or you bought a badge on Eventbrite and have not received information about claiming your badge on Eventive, don't hesitate to email us at magic8ball@terminusevent.com.

See you in June!




Don't look for the schedule, we haven't released it yet! It will be available soon! You can find the workshops and panels we have added to the conference so far here. That list is also accessible from the top menu under Programming Overview. Click on Film and Gaming Tracks. BETTER yet, add yourself to our Facebook Invite (search 2017 TERMINUS Conference + Festival). We're exclusively announcing workshops and panels every few days till the big reveal of the program. 

Wait! I Already Bought My Badge...What About Me?

If you already purchased a badge on Eventbrite, no worries, your information has been transferred over. Check your inbox for an email titled "Your badge has been created". It will include a link to your account and your temporary password.

Login as soon as possible to review and update your information. Doing that will ensure what's printed on your badge is accurate and how you want it to appear.

I Bought a Badge For Someone Else/I Need to Transfer a Badge. What Do I Do?

That's super easy.

  1. Go to terminus2017.eventive.org
  2. Login into your account.
  3. Under the Menu goto My Badges.
  4. Next to the badge you'd like to transfer, click on the cog on the right. (see screenshot below)
  5. Click on Transfer badge...
  6. Enter the email address of the person the badge should go to. 

Eventive will automatically create a new account and send the login information to that address. 

Where Do I Review or Update My Information?

Follow the instructions above to login and access the My Badge page.

On the left you'll see your name as it was entered if your Badge was bought using Eventbrite or Eventive. If someone recently transferred a badge to you, it will say Unnamed Badge. Next to that you'll see "edit details" (see screenshot below). Click on that and you can verify that what's there is accurate and make any needed changes. 

Announcing the 12 Days of TERMINUS!



We’re sharing the holiday spirit with the Twelve Days of TERMINUS, giving you the chance to snag one (or all) of the exclusive discounts and prizes we’re offering this month.  There will be a different deal every day — because why save all the good stuff until the end? 

This is perfect if you missed our Cyber Monday sale or looking for the perfect gift for the filmmaker or game lover in your life! 

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to be the first to take advantage of the Twelve Days of TERMINUS deals which will be announced each day at Noon EST starting December 13th. Everything from free t-shirts, upgrades to VIP badges, an Apple iPad, to 4 different buy-one-get one free offers!

And since you’ve all been such good boys and girls, we’ve got one more surprise for you…

We're extending the Early Bird Badge rate until January 2, 2017! That gives you even more time to get your hands on an All-Access badge for just $109 ($99 for students). Keep the change, you filthy animals. 

All-Access Badges On Sale Now!


Buy your all-access badge today! Prices go up December 16! From June 22-25, 2017, Atlanta will be home to TERMINUS, a four-day event packed with films, games, workshops, panels, tournaments, networking, parties, awards, and all-around awesomeness with emerging creators like you. All-Access badges let you experience everything that TERMINUS has to offer. You'll get in to every TERMINUS event, plus get your hands on four complimentary drink tickets (to use at our killer parties) and an exclusive TERMINUS swag bag! TERMINUS is a one-of-a-kind event TERMINUS is a one-of-a-kind event for emerging creators and industry experts. It’s four days of non-stop workshops, screenings, tournaments, networking, parties, and more. No matter what you’re passionate about—whether it’s making movies or watching them, playing games or creating them—TERMINUS is the event for you.