Video Game Creation Takes Center Stage as Game Developers Conference Game Career Seminar Returns to Entertainment for All Expo
FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 19, 2008 – IDG World Expo’s Entertainment for All™ Expo (E for All™) announced today that the Game Developers Conference (GDC) Game Career Seminar will be a part of E for All Expo for the event’s second year, adding an important educational opportunity for gamers who want to get into the video game business. Set to dominate downtown L.A. from October 3 -5, 2008, E for All is bringing the GDC Game Career Seminar back to help further the careers of members of the video game development community and those who want to join it.
Known as the leading career development event in the industry, the Game Career Seminar (www.gamecareerseminar.com) offers developers the opportunity to learn new skills, network, and further their careers in video game and digital development. E for All (www.eforallexpo.com) drew nearly 18,000 game enthusiasts, industry leaders, and business experts in its inaugural year last year, making it an ideal location for this year's October 3, 2008, seminar event.
"Our goal with Game Career Seminar is to present customized access to the game creation process to people who are passionate about gaming, and help jumpstart their careers in the video game development industry,” said Jamil Moledina, Executive Director of the Game Developers Conference Events. "As one of the industry’s most popular games-related events, partnering once again with E for All connects us to a large concentration of game enthusiasts in North America, thereby inspiring dedicated fans to become the next generation of video game auteurs."
Professionals looking to break into the video game business, or already seasoned players looking for new expertise, will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, meet with HR executives from leading game companies, and most importantly, gain the skills and insights to jumpstart their careers. Speakers at the Game Career Seminar include top game developers and industry experts who will be on hand to share their perspectives and insights. All seminar ticket holders will also receive one-day admission to E for All exhibits.
"Developers are at the core of everything that the video game industry offers today. By making GDC's Game Career Seminar available to E for All attendees, we’re helping newcomers and industry insiders alike to uncover opportunities, inspire new ideas and further their careers,” said Mary Dolaher, Chief Executive Officer of IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events and owner for E for All. “The Game Career Seminar adds an important dimension to E for All by adding a focus on the business of games, with hands-on advice, career counseling and networking opportunities.”
For more information on the GDC seminar series visit www.gamecareerseminar.com.
Information about additional E for All seminars and features will be announced in the coming weeks. For more about E for All, please visit www.EforAllExpo.com.
About E for All™ (www.EforAllExpo.com)
E for All™ is a new event created for all people who are passionate about video games and everything related. The Expo was launched in response to strong demand for an event that connects all segments of the market – retail, consumers, media and industry insiders. E for All offers an increasingly diverse consumer marketplace the opportunity to see and try new products before they reach store shelves. The Expo runs October 3-5, 2007, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown LA.
About the Game Developers Conference (www.gdconf.com)
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the largest industry event dedicated to the creation of games, including computer, console, mobile, arcade, online games, and location based entertainment. It is the central forum for learning, inspiring, and networking in the games industry. The GDC attracts over 18,000 attendees, and is the main global forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry.
About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment For All™ (E For All™), E3 Media & Business Summit, GreenXchange Xpo™, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™) and REVEAL Los Angeles…The Fashion & Design Event™. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.