games are for everyone!

NZ Games Festival is proud to host the inaugural JOYPAD event, celebrating the overlap of queerness and gaming. JOYPAD is a casual social evening in The Library’s Games Room, featuring nibbles, like minded LGBTQIA+ gamers and a massive Jackbox party game lineup.

Come and join us for a chill night of laughs, camaraderie and cocktails.

event details

Ages 18 & up due to venue restrictions – like any bar, please bring your ID.

Monday 19 April 2021, 6 pm – 9:30 pm

We encourage attendees to be mindful of those around them when taking photos, as not everyone present may be publicly out yet.

You’ll need your smartphone with you to be able to participate in Jackbox games.


library bar, 1/45 tory street, te aro

other things you should know

event photography/videography

NZGF will not be conducting our standard event photography/videography at this event, in order to respect the privacy of any attendees who are not publicly out yet. Our social media team may take a few photos, but this will only be done with the informed consent of those in the photos. You are welcome to take your own photos, but please be mindful of those around you for the same reason.

safe space policy

All NZGF events operate under our Safe Space Policy. We ask that all attendees read through and help us uphold this policy.

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