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If any of you are planning to go to this, it would behoove you to register by Friday. Also, check out the message posted above the board. Use that discount and save 20% off the early bird price. So it's $236, instead of $295. --------------------------------- REGISTER NOW AND SAVE $200 The Game Writers Conference is fast approaching (September 6-7, 2006) and so is the Early Registration deadline! Early reg. price is only $295. If you haven't already registered, register online by July 21st to get a 40% discount off the onsite price of $495. Go to http://www.GameWritersConference.com for details or http://www.GameWritersConference.com/register to register and save. The 2nd Annual GWC in Austin, Texas is dedicated to the art and craft of game writing and brings together writers, developers and publishers from around the world. Scheduled sessions include: Narrative Design: Writing Stories With Gameplay In Mind, Writing for the Digital Actor, Playing the Writing Process: Increasing Collaboration and Creativity, Writing Comedy for Games, The Imago Effect: Avatar Psychology, and Screen/Play: Story Documentation. The speaker roster features Alexis Nolent (Ubisoft), Dawn Hershey (Casting/Voice Director, Blindlight), Eric Wolpaw (Writer, Valve), Harvey Smith (Studio Creative Director, Midway Austin), Marc Walters (Designer/Writer, BioWare), Marianne Crawczyk, Mike Laidlaw (Lead Writer, BioWare), Rafael Chandler (Creative Director, Media Sunshine), Richard Dansky (Central Clancy Writer, Ubisoft), and Shana Merlin (Lead Trainer, Merlin-Works). The Game Writers Conference and Game Audio Conference Sept. 6-7, 2006. Austin Game Conference and Casual Games Conference run Sept. 6-8, 2006. Registration to one event grants access to all 4 events. Registration to the GWC grants full access to the following: • Technology Pavilion - See the latest tools, technologies, products and services. Free beer from 2pm to 5:30 on Thursday in the Attendee Lounge in the Tech Pav. • Recruiting Pavilion – Converse with companies including Activision, BioWare, Midway, THQ, Microsoft/Xbox, Vivendi, and more. • Austin Game Conference – Don’t miss the definitive conference for online and online game development, including massively multiplayer online games, casual games, online PC and console games. Headlining speeches by Michael Dell, Blizzard’s Rob Pardo, and author Vernor Vinge. • Casual Games Conference – Learn more about the design considerations and business principles required for developers to succeed in this rapidly-expanding game industry segment. Sponsored by Microsoft Casual Games. • Game Audio Conference (new this year) – Gain insight from advanced game audio sessions designed to educate industry professionals, spark discussion, and propose solutions to some of game audio's most daunting challenges. • Game Writers Conference – Delve into the art and craft of game writing with fellow writers, developers and publishers. • Game Developer LivePitch 1-on-1 – Watch as LivePitch puts indie game developers and their unsigned projects in front of the world's leading game publishers. The application process is now open. Go to http://www.LivePitch.com for details. • Machinima Theater - Explore the convergence of filmmaking, animation and game development. In partnership with the Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences and sponsored by BioWare. Go to http://www.GameWritersConference.com for additional details.

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