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NG Festivals: Summer Sessions

Posted by Stanpai - May 16th, 2022

Hey Newgrounders! Stanpai here with an update on our plans for the Newgrounds Festivals server this summer.

As many of you may recall, we had a slammin' time last year for the first ever Newgrounds Summer Festival. Attendees from all over the world joined in on the fun to make that weekend a blast of a time, with weekend long programming spanning three days of activities and content. In January of this year, we followed up with the Newgrounds Winter Festival. Yet another weekend bringing more of the same to the Newgrounds community.

With Summer upon us again, it's time to reveal our plans for 2022.

Introducing Newgrounds Festivals - Summer Sessions


Rather than a single weekend blowout, this summer we'll be taking a more staggered approach to the festival. Fitting everyone's panels into a single weekend is awesome, but also rather limiting. Some people can't tune in, others can't make the timeslots. With this in mind, we're trying something new. This summer we're inviting you, the community, to host one-off panels all summer long.

@LilSpook and I will be reviewing the panel submissions and contacting people throughout the summer. In a perfect world, we'll be able to have the panels hosted live in the Festivals Discord Server and broadcast on YouTube for general audiences when applicable.

Potential panels include...

  • Animation
  • Gamedev
  • Audio
  • Art
  • Newgrounds History & Culture
  • Whatever you want!

A great example of what this is like would be the one-off session hosted last year by @Anislug (Formerly Anisloth) about motivation.

These panels and workshops offer you, the presenter, more time to go into the nitty gritty without worrying about time restrictions and panel schedules. If this sounds like something you want to get into, fill out that application!

Fill out the panel application here!

Not a member of the Discord Server? Fill out the application for that here as well!

You must be 18 or older to access the server.

Finally- the WHEN. We're hoping to kick this off during the month of June, which gives you two weeks to put yourself on the lineup for the start of the sessions programming. We hope to see this series run until the end of summer, so don't worry about being first in line. There is plenty of time.

As for the question you may be asking next- will there be a Summerfest this year? The answer is... no! We don't want to overdo it by having two festivals per year, and this summer session format gives us both a good chance to breathe and the community some time to look forward to the next festival without getting overexposed to them. We hope you'll enjoy this new format as we experiment with new ways to bring the community together!

Please note the Festivals team will not schedule any content that will interfere with existing NG community events, so don't forget to prepare your submissions for Pico Day and Piconjo Day!

That's all for this update! You're welcome to start filling out panels now or later!

By the way, the art used this time was made for last year's Summer Fest by @KingInfinite!

Want to contribute art for the sessions? Use the tag #summersessions2022!

Thanks for reading!





Heellllll yeah!! I absolutely can’t wait to see what everyone has in store for this summer! It’ll be fuckin awesome! :DD!!

Ayyy, we in it to win, bois!


ready for freddy

Yoooooooooooooo :3

Hells yeah!

Pretty cool! Kinda like an indie digital convention throughout the three months!

Nice! Maybe I should actually apply to do a panel this year. Either something character design/art related or the basics of using Ableton Live (since a lot of people struggle with it).

Damn this is really tempting me to dust off discord after 3 years of inactivity



Time to make my return back to Newgrounds with this festival. About time we had another one!


Submitted my panel application ;)


Its early still but is there a general time / date of slots? I'm thinking I'd want one near the end of summer. Not sure my topic yet, but i just want something near the end.

That's the beauty of it- timeslots are whatever hosts want. We just find the time and then schedule it.

This is gonna be epic!

Hey there! Glad to have watched the last fest a couple months back! Here's to another festive year of NG!

I am definitely contributing art this time around (my drawing hand itches for completion). Also, one of my creations (from hell) will be lurking around the YouTube stream, watching. He was happy he got to experience the first fest.

Can't wait to see the summer sessions kick off!




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