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The 2006 Game Developers Conference in Full Swing

More Than 12,000 Game Makers Gather (March 22, 2006)

Thousands convene at the San Jose Convention Center for the 19th annual Game Developers Conference (GDC). More than 12,000 developers, publishers and industry enthusiasts have gathered for the world's largest event solely dedicated to the art, technology and business of game creation. The conference will run through March 24, 2006.

This year's theme will focus on What's Next where attendees will gain insight into next-generation development, complex production and budgeting issues, strategic targeting of mass markets, and collaborations with the film industry.

The conference features more than 300 lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions covering all aspects of the game business. Special sessions will also be devoted to exploring the future of mobile entertainment as well as serious game applications. This year's keynote addresses will be presented by a handful of industry leaders, including Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, Sony Computer Entertainment Executive Phil Harrison, legendary game designer Will Wright and creator/producer of the new "Battlestar Galactica" Ronald D. Moore.

The week-long event will also feature the Independent Games Festival, the Game Developers Choice Awards, GDC Expo, GDC Mobile, the Serious Games Summit, Game Connection, the Graphic Impact Gallery and Reception, and the Video Games Live Concert. Through these initiatives and the conference itself, attendees will gain access to the people, technologies and tools that will help define what's next for the interactive entertainment industry.

The most innovative game companies in the world participate at the GDC Expo to help define and provide insight into the future of gaming. Programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals and industry executives involved in the development of interactive games are given a forum where they can exchange ideas, network and shape the industry.

GDC 2007 will take place March 5-7 at Moscone West and North in San Francisco, CA. For a complete list of GDC 2006 event information, please visit


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