WORLD OF WARCRAFT'S ROB PARDO, MICHAEL DELL, AND AUTHOR VERNOR VINGE HEADLINE AUSTIN GAME CONVENTION The Game Initiative, the leading producer of conferences for professionals in the computer and video game industry, today announced keynotes and speakers for this year's Austin Game Conference (AGC) taking place September 6-7-8, 2006 in Austin, Texas. Headline speakers include: Michael Dell, Chairman of the Board, Dell, Inc.; Rob Pardo, Blizzard Entertainment's Vice President of Game Design and lead designer for World of Warcraft; and Vernor Vinge, Hugo Award Winning Science-Fiction Author. The full speaker roster includes 100 speakers participating in seven detailed conference tracks. For more information, visit: http://www.austingameconference.com
I went last year and quite enjoyed myself (and learned a few things). Austin is a hoot. The best part is LivePitch. It's sort of like American Idol for game developers. If you've got a game to pitch, http://www.livepitch.com.
If anyone is planning to go to this, the early registration deadline is today. The price goes up $100 tomorrow.