|GDC09 UPDATE: OCTOBER 30, 2008|
Welcome to the 2009 Game Developers Conference
A new GDC season is upon us, the 23rd to be exact and my 10th. What milestones have we crossed over the last 23 years? Quite a few actually. Let me take you back to 1987 when we were called the Computer Game Developers Conference and we were in a living room with a few names you might recognize: Don Daglow, Tim Brengle, Chris Crawford and Gordon Walton, to name a few. Fast forward through Milpitas, Santa Clara, Long Beach, and San Jose to our current landing spot: San Francisco. Over the years, we’ve witnessed the games industry mature into a form of mainstream entertainment through generations of increasingly accessible platforms and innovations. With maturity and growth comes opportunity, and GDC 2009 hopes to remind you of that. With content that speaks directly to the kinds of new business ideas and development challenges you face, this year’s GDC promises to inspire us all.
I look forward to seeing you in March as well as updating you along the way on exciting GDC developments via the Bosslady blog. Stay tuned for more!
Registration is now live for GDC09. Get ready for five days of top keynotes, over 400 deep dive sessions, an expanded summit line-up, expert technical tutorials, the always exciting GDC Expo floor and Career Pavilion. Don’t know what pass to choose? Review the complete benefits and prices here. Don’t forget, GDC08 Alumni receive special discounts on All Access and Main Conference passes. Learn more about all GDC Pass Options here.Register by February 12th and save up to 30% on conference passes.
GDC will be back before you know it. Don’t miss out on anything with these key deadlines:
What’s New for GDC 2009
Expanded Summit Line-up
:Tools to Optimize Your GDC Experience
The official professional networking site is back for 2009 with an improved suite of tools to help you get the most out of GDC. New for GDC All Access registrants is the myGDC Vault, a virtual hub with video, audio and other premier content from GDC. Login and connect with over 5,000 programmers, designers, publishers and game developers.
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SUBSCRIBE TO GAME DEVELOPER MAGAZINE
Game Developer magazine brings you postmortems, product reviews, and strategies for creating innovative, successful games from industry leaders and game development experts. Subscribe to the print or digital edition today! Subscribe today at: gdmag.com/subscribe.
Game Connection Europe is only a week away. Join us in Lyon on November 5-7. You are looking for Games? Acquisition Managers, 3rd Party Relations and Producers, meet IP licensors, dedicated development teams and find original projects to reinforce your line-up.
You are looking for Services? Producers, Technical and Creative Directors and Outsourcing Managers, meet all the key players you are looking for: QA & testing, motion capture, middleware/tools, art & graphics providers and more...
Visit game-connection.com today to register online.
Registrations for Game Connection America @ GDC on March 24-26, 2009 are also open. Act now to take advantage of the Early Bird rate! game-connection.com/.
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