Last Sunday saw LXG included as part of Brisbane Regional Youth Orchestra’s (BRYO) performance day for “An 8 Bit Collection”. BRYO is a youth organisation helping young musicians in an orchestral setting.
The 8 Bit Collection was a concert put on in conjunction with Cannon Hill Anglican College and was themed around computer game music. The day saw a number of performances by various school groups and wound up with a 2 hour concert by BRYO, but more on that later.
LXG was invited to attend to setup a table and to promote our club. Our fearless leader Keith Done, myself and a few family members rocked up with Keith’s infamous “Boot o’ Games”. After setting up the tables with some games on display (World of Warcraft since it is the most computer gamey game we have) we all settled down at a spare table to be soundly thrashed by Alex Done in a game of Blockus.
We had a steady stream of interest kids and parents at our stand with many business cards being handed out. The usual conversations were heard (“Do you have monopoly?”) but in all a lot of the visitors were pleasantly surprised by what our club had to offer.
In our down time we played one of the new games purchased through one of our recent government grants, Infinite City. This is a great game (which I incidentally borrowed from our library that day) yet so simple to pick up. Infinite City is a tile game that requires players to control large districts and particularly valuable buildings while ensuring that your opponents are not doing the same thing. This is an extremely enjoyable game that I highly recommend to everyone. I am certain that it will be played at the next club meeting. Interesting sidenote; that David Morton won only because he had an adviser present
At 1:30 the main concert started and the crowds departed (including myself) to partake of the musical offering of BRYO. The concert was fantastic and I highly recommend anyone who gets a chance to see BRYO to make it along to one of their performances. The arrangements on the day, mostly done by members of BRYO and local arrangers and composers, did a fantastic job on the scores. I was particularly impressed with Scott Buckley’s arrangement of the Stargate theme.
Next club meeting will be held on 21 November so come along and try some of the new games we picked up from the recent grant monies. With any luck there will even be some new people from the BRYO event looking to try out some games and meet new people.
Also don’t forget the War of the Ring tournament run by Ado will also be on during this meet so I expect it will be a great turnout for the meeting.