Ludo2022, the Eleventh European Conference on Video Game Music and Sound, will take place April 21st-23rd at Royal Holloway, University of London.

This conference is focused on the theme of Music, Myth, and Magic in Video Games‘. The conference will feature keynote addresses and sessions by:

  • Professor Karen M. Cook (University of Hartford, via video link), specialist in the history and theory of late medieval music and the study of video game music. Her publications include ‘Medievalism and Emotions in Video Game Music’, and ‘Beyond (the) Halo: Chant in Video Games’.
  • Borislav Slavov (in person), award-winning audio professional whose credits include Divinity: Original Sin II, Crysis 2 and 3, and Ryse: Son of Rome
  • Performance sessions by Nina Whiteman, Zubin Kanga and Mark Dyer

Draft programme and abstracts available here!

The conference is hosted by Royal Holloway University of London and supported by the School of Digital and Performing Arts.


Tickets are available for in-person attendance, including discounts for unwaged/student tickets.

Those joining remotely, please purchase a free online ticket as your registration.

Book via Eventbrite, here.

Location & Travel

The conference will take place at Royal Holloway University of London, at the Egham Campus.

By Train:

The conference venue is within 15 minutes walking distance from Egham Station, which is about 40 minutes from London Waterloo Station.

By Air:

We are 7 miles away from London Heathrow. Taxis are available and the journey is quick, but a cheaper option is to take bus 8/8A from Heathrow Terminal 5 (heading to Slough) which goes to the College.

Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham Hill
TW20 0EX

Local Taxi Firms:

Windsor Cars: +441753 677 677

COVID-19 and Royal Holloway

We understand the ongoing concerns about travel and attending events while the COVID-19 pandemic continues. To learn more about Royal Holloway’s approach to the COVID-19 safety measures, please visit the College’s page here, which will be updated in order to reflect government advice and campus protocols.


Accommodation options:

The Hub – on-campus accommodation

Egham Travelodge.
Wheatsheaf Hotel, Virginia Water
Savannah Bed and Breakfast, Virginia Water
The Boleyn Hotel, Staines
Travelodge, Staines
Mercure Hotel, Staines
The Swan Hotel, Staines

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