Come Out and Play SF Announces 2014 Festival


Come Out and Play San Francisco, the free annual games festival, is pleased to announce the 2014 event will take place October 24 and 25 at the United Nations Plaza. The fifth year of the event brings a new format: instead of the Saturday and Sunday afternoon lineup, there will be a set of evening games from 5pm to 9pm on Friday the 24th, with an afternoon schedule of 12pm to 5pm on Saturday the 25th. The new format provides the opportunity for innovative types of play that might not be possible in the daytime sun.

With such an accessible event site, Come Out and Play SF hopes to garner an even greater attendance than previous years. The central location is made possible by San Francisco Beautiful, a community non-profit focused on livable city initiatives. The junction of the Civic Center and SOMA neighborhoods offers a unique canvas for exploring this vibrant downtown area. To generate new ideas on how to transform these public spaces, Come Out and Play SF and SF Beautiful will host an all-ages game design workshop in the weeks preceding the festival.

The festival is now accepting proposals for games to present in the festival, and submissions are due by September 15. Applicants are urged to consider employing mechanics that incorporate the festival site and surrounding neighborhoods. Individuals wishing to volunteer or otherwise contribute to Come Out and Play SF are also encouraged to get involved.

Come Out and Play was founded in 2006 in New York City and expanded to San Francisco in 2010. In its free annual festival and other events, the volunteer-run organization curates playful experiences that provide new ways of interacting with people and public spaces.

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