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Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (known as ACE) is an annual conference that has been hijacked by Adrian Cheok and David Levy. After a series of failures, outbursts and blunders by Adrian Cheok, most of the original steering committee stepped down in mid 2018.
Cheok then announced that Stephen Bannon would be the keynote speaker at the ACE 2018 conference. Steve Bannon served as White House Chief Strategist in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump during the first seven months of Trump's term. Bannon's appointment caused massive outrage among academia and led to a boycott of the event, and the creation of the #BoycottACE hashtag on Twitter.
A majority of the information in this section comes from publicly released documents and are duplicated on this site.
David Levy's standard operating procedure of flooding participants with documents backfired when the information he sent to the ACE steering committee was exposed as being false.David Levy's standard operating procedure of flooding participants with documents backfired when the information he sent to the ACE steering committee was exposed as being false. Levy also forwarded a letter sent to Paul Andrews, falsely accusing him of being a Nazi.
In June 2018, David Levy forwarded a false witness statement from law firm Michelmores to ACE committee head Adrian Cheok in an attempt to smear Mr Andrews.In June 2018, David Levy forwarded a false witness statement from law firm Michelmores to ACE committee head Adrian Cheok in an attempt to smear Mr Andrews. This work of fiction was originally written by Michelmores lawyer Jayne Irene Clemens at a cost of thousands of pounds, and was 'supposed to show what type of person Andrews is'. Jayne Clemens is now being investigated by the Solicitor's Regulation Authority.
In late October 2018, Adrian Cheok went on a twitter tirade against various members of academia that were critical of how the Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE) committee was being run. This led to the creation of the #BoycottACE hashtag on Twitter.In late October 2018, Adrian Cheok went on a twitter tirade against various members of academia that were critical of how the Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE) committee was being run. This led to the creation of the #BoycottACE hashtag on Twitter.
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- Boing Boing: A once-respected academic games conference has turned into such a dumpster fire that Steve Bannon is keynoting it now
- Motherboard: Why Is Steve Bannon Giving a Keynote Speech About Nationalism at an Academic Tech Conference?
- Daily Star: Ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon to speak at tech and SEX ROBOT conference in the US
- Gamification Research Network: #boycottACE and Institutional Corruption
- Missoula Current: Missoula Rises wants UM to bar Bannon from speaking at high-tech conference
Follow the BoycottACE trainwreck on Twitter as more and more people boycott the event, retract their submissions and make their disgust known.
A week after this mess began, ACE is down to 11 accepted papers (at most), lost the endorsement of its publisher, had its other keynote step down and many of its committee walk out. Thanks to everyone who spoke up about #boycottACE. https://t.co/9A0qtILCfI— mike cook :) (@mtrc) November 2, 2018
We stand with our academic colleagues in DiGRAA in condemning ACE for giving a platform for intolerance and hatred in deciding to invite Steve Bannon as a keynote speaker. #boycottACE— British DiGRA (@BritishDiGRA) November 2, 2018
We also condemn ACE Chair Adrian David Cheok for his ongoing abuse of peers on social media and for misrepresenting the organisation's current program committee #boycottACE— British DiGRA (@BritishDiGRA) November 2, 2018
We followed our university's decision to withdraw papers submitted to ACE 2018. Our paper's status has been switched to "withdrawn". We appreciated critical review comments from anonymous reviewers. It is really unfortunate that it ended up like this. #boycottACE— ankorobe (@ankorobe) November 2, 2018
We also decided to withdraw our paper submitted to ACE 2018. We have already asked to cancel our submission, but not yet reflected on the acceptance papers list. #boycottACE— Kazutaka Kurihara (@qurihara) November 2, 2018
Due to an unusual situation, our university decided to withdraw papers submitted to ACE 2018. We have cancelled the submission and will not present it despite it is still on the acceptance papers list. #boycottACE— Takayuki Itoh (@1t0ocha) November 2, 2018
It's not quite my area, but I'm glad to see so many folks speaking out on #boycottACE. We have to forcefully reject being part of spaces that enable and support fascism— Phil Salvador (@ItsTheShadsy) November 1, 2018
Despite it is still on the acceptance papers list, we have withdrawn our paper submitted to ACE2018. We thank bona fide reviewers for investing significant time in reviewing our paper. I condemn ACE for causing a bad situation. #boycottACE— Kohei Matsumura (@matsumur) November 1, 2018
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