Saturday, June 26, 2010

Game2Read - READ! Singapore 2010

This event, Game2Read, was launched today on 26 Jun 2010, at the Plaza of the National Library building:
Game 2 Read - READ! Singapore 2010

It's jointly organised by NLB and Singapore's Cybersports and Online Gaming Association (SCOGA), as part of READ! Singapore 2010.

Here's a short video I put together from today's launch.


You can still catch the events on Sunday, 27 Jun 2010 (and there's one more on Sunday 18 July 2010). Here's the key events, from NLB press release, dated 26 Jun 2010:
1) Gaming competition
A gaming competition between the top regional all-girls DotA celebrity team, PMS|Asterisk*, and the recently crowned Singapore champions for Heroes of Newerth (HoN), an all-boys team, Princess Council.
Date: Saturday, 26 June 2010
Time: 2.30pm – 4.00pm

2) Cyberwellness exhibition
Find out more about cyberwellness topics presented by SCOGA on gaming addiction, cyberbullying, netiquette, health and nutrition, and more.
Date: Saturday – Sunday, 26 – 27 June 2010
Time: 11.00am – 6.00pm

3) NLB book loans on books related to gaming and sports
Over the two-day event, Public Libraries Singapore will be showcasing more than 500 gaming and sports related books. Books on World of Warcraft, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Soccer, amongst other titles will be available for loan.
Date: Saturday – Sunday, 26 – 27 June 2010
Time: 11.00am – 6.00pm

4) Quest collectible cards available for redemption
Quest fans will be able to redeem a packet of collectible cards, with every four books borrowed, at the mobile borrowing station at Game2Read. Quest is a year-long reading initiative to cultivate the love for reading in reluctant readers, especially boys aged 7-12 years old, with the use of collectible cards.
Date: Saturday – Sunday, 26 – 27 June 2010
Time: 11.00am – 6.00pm

5) 'Journal Singapore' Boardgame
Designed by Monsters Under The Bed, 'Journal Singapore' hopes to engage youths and the public-at-large in Singapore's history.
Date: Saturday – Sunday, 26 – 27 June 2010
Time: 2.00pm – 6.00pm

6) Book discussions
Books selected for READ! Singapore 2010 such as Legend of the Condor Heroes and Romance of the Three Kingdoms will be discussed during the sessions.
Date: Sunday, 27 June 2010
Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm

7) Game2Read Hour
GTR Hour will be held after the two-day event. This is a nation-wide call for gamers to take a break from gaming and pledge a gaming hour to reading for one hour on 18 July, 2.00 – 3.00pm under the Read! IT initiative. Jointly organised by NLB and Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), this initiative aims to encourage members of the public to go online to view celebrity gamers, amongst many others, read live via the Internet.

There will also be onsite activities at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), which include a cosplay festival, and a talk by Koei on how they adapted the successful series of Romance of the Three Kingdom games from the book.

This activity is opened to all. Interested parties can log onto the website,, to support their favourite gamers from Warcraft 3, Starcraft, Counter Strike and DotA.
Date: Sunday, 18 July 2010
Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm

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