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Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:43 AM

On June 25, 2011, Westwood College in Anaheim will onceagain bring together some of the interactive entertainment industry’s mostaccomplished professionals to share their experiences in launching a gamingcareer, what they’ve learned along the way, and to discuss the future of thegaming profession.

The Third Annual Gathering of Video Game Legends is free andopen to the public. This event offers a unique opportunity for gamingenthusiasts to hear stories from industry experts on how they cut their path ingaming and to actually interact, one-on-one, with some big names in the field.Blizzard, Obsidian, Armor Games and Sony are just a few of the companies thatwill be represented.

In addition to an afternoon of featured speakers, attendeescan play video games and participate in game tournaments. More importantly,attendees will have the opportunity to meet and interact with an impressivelist of video game legends.

The event wraps up with an award ceremony for the 5th AnnualWestwood College 2D Game Development Competition, which will honor winningteams of students from Westwood College’s Game Software Development and GameArt Programs for their creation of original 2D games.

For more information, visit http://www.westwood.edu/gaming/

WHEN:
Saturday, June 25, 2011
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. PST

Event Schedule:
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Demos and video game tournaments

11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Legends keynote sessions and panel discussions

3:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m.
5th Annual Westwood College 2D Game Development CompetitionAwards Ceremony

WHERE:
Westwood College - Anaheim Campus
1551 S. Douglass Road
Anaheim, Calif. 92806
(Across from the Honda Center)

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:
· Harvard Bonin,Senior Producer at Sony Computer Entertainment
· Kevin Brown,Art Development Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment America
· Rusty Buchert,Executive Producer, WhiteMoon Dreams
· John Cooney,Head of Game Development, Armor Games
· Noah Dudley,CCO, Realities Unlimited
· Cecil Kim,Lead Concept Artist, Sony Computer Entertainment
· Dave “Fargo”Kosak, Game Designer, Blizzard Entertainment
· TinaKowalewski, Director of External Development, Sony Computer EntertainmentAmerica
· Justin Lloyd,Chief Evolutionary Officer and founder, Infinite Monkey Factory
· DanielMcNeely, Team Member, Armor Games
· David Perry,Chief Executive Officer, Gaikai, Inc.
· Bill Roper,Game Designer and Bullet Proof Radio host
· John Say,Founder, Say Design
· TommyTallarico, Co-Founder, Video Games Live
· FeargusUrquhart, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Obsidian Entertainment
· Voldi Way,Tyrannical Overlord and Founder, Way Forward
· RuWeerasuriya, Vice President of Creative Development and co-founder, Ready atDawn Studios

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