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Beyond Games is focused on the evolution of the global videogames market and its growing convergence with other areas of our creative world.

From the rise of the metaverse to the growth of transmedia, Beyond Games will explore the news, the views, the tools, technologies and techniques which are creating new experiences and opening up new ways to engage and interact with film, TV, music, fashion, sport, art, theatre, comics and more.

We’ll speak to the creators, the pioneers, the visionaries and the business leaders who are forging the future and building our brave new world.

Steve Takle

Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with more than 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. With a career spanning from the first PlayStation to the latest in VR, he's proud to be a lifelong gamer.

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Brian Baglow

Brian has been working in the games industry since the mid-1990s, when he joined the legendary studio DMA Design, as a writer on the original Grand Theft Auto. Since then he's worked with major publishers, founded his own digital agency, and the Scottish Games Network. At various times he's worked as a journalist, editor, narrative designer, lecturer, executive producer, and director.

Where Games Meet… Sport
Kelly Vero

Kelly lives and breathes everything Beyond Games as a futurist and self-described creative badass. And as an experienced game developer, she's worked on titles such as Tomb Raider, Halo 3 and Candy Crush.

Get Your Metaverse Game Ready! Get Your Game Metaverse Ready! (Part 1)
Joao Diniz Sanches

Former Edge magazine editor Joao has been writing about videogames since 1997, but has been playing them since the late 1970s. Joao did foresee an era in which games would evolve to ultimately integrate with other aspects of everyday life. He just didn't predict his stint on Edge would ensure he'd be referring to himself in the third person for the rest of his days.

The Rise of MILEs Like Facebook’s Rival Peaks Interactive Show
Richard Edwards

A self-confessed full-time geek, freelance journalist Richard has spent most of his career writing about sci-fi and fantasy – including more than a decade on staff for SFX magazine. He's particularly keen on franchises with "Star" in the title.

Beyond Games Vision: Total Immersion Videogames in Red Dwarf
James McQuillan

Former editor of - and now contributing writer to - our partner site, James is a freelance tech, finance and gaming journalist and expert on the NFT and blockchain space.

Immutable X is bringing TikTok to Ethereum
Chris James

Chris James co-founded parent company Steel Media in 2006. He is a keen future-gazer and having spotted the potential of mobile, VR, and blockchain early on, is always on the lookout for the next big things – which is why he's so excited about this site!

Reality Gaming Group On Board As Launch Partner Of Beyond Games
Dave Bradley

Professional geek Dave is COO of Steel Media, the company behind Beyond Games. A media veteran, Dave started his career writing videogame reviews in the 1990s. He’s served as editor-in-chief of publications such as the official Microsoft magazine and entertainment mag SFX. He has been with Steel Media since 2016, where he oversees various events, marketing and editorial teams, including our partner brand Pocket Gamer.

Join us online for the Beyond Games conference
Jon Jordan

Data fiend and editor-at-large Jon Jordan has been writing/speaking about the games industry since 1999. He's always been a man who's a step ahead, gaze firmly fixed beyond the horizon, rarely content with the here-and-now. So he's particularly pleased the rest of us are finally catching up – but he knew we eventually would.

NETFLIX Expands Into Games
John McCarthy

John is media editor at The Drum. It's his job to tell agencies and advertisers everything they need to know about media.

Where Games Meet… Marketing
Charlie Scowen

Charlie is the Events Marketing Executive at Steel Media Ltd, assisting the marketing team on promoting events such as the Pocket Gamer Connects series, the MasterClasses, Pocket Gamer LaunchPad and beyond. He will play almost every game that catches his eye and enthuses about the esports scene so much that he wrote his dissertation on it. You can catch him on Twitter @Charlie_173 talking about anything gaming, TV or football related whilst also sharing too many memes.

The conference tracks for next month’s Beyond Games have been revealed

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