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ApochPiQ

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So... 'tis that time of year, yet again.

Roll call! Who's going, what are you interested in seeing, and what looks most interesting from this year's conference lineup?
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[quote name='ApochPiQ' timestamp='1330372335' post='4917123']
So... 'tis that time of year, yet again.

Roll call! Who's going, what are you interested in seeing, and what looks most interesting from this year's conference lineup?
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I am going. Not sure what I'm looking to go to yet. I was going to look over the schedule this week. I've been too busy to look in any more till now :(
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I suppose I should finish putting my schedule together this week... not many sessions mostly wandering around and meeting with people. Look forward to the parties and hanging out in friends suites sippin drinks till the wee hours [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img] As usual.

I'll be in town Sunday morning so if anyone's around that wants to hang or whatever my cell is 732.492.5027. Just be sure to leave a message since i don't pick up for unknown callers. My only plan so far is my usual walk up Nob Hill and riding the cable car back down
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[quote name='phantom' timestamp='1330392173' post='4917244']
erm, next year? [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png[/img]
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There's always next year... unless the world ends in December of course.
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I'll be there showing off my senior project for DeVry. Come and check it out as it is an interesting game concept with a custom CBES engine. The engine was built in the minor interim before the class started, and then refined during class as our engine was pushed to its limits.
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I went last year since it was on the company's dime, but I don't really think the conference in general is worth the price. Especially when you add hotel room and airfare, you're looking at a couple Gs. It is certainly worth it for networking for industry hopefuls, though.
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[quote name='zer0wolf' timestamp='1330455586' post='4917468']
I went last year since it was on the company's dime, but I don't really think the conference in general is worth the price. Especially when you add hotel room and airfare, you're looking at a couple Gs. It is certainly worth it for networking for industry hopefuls, though.
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It does depend a lot on where you live. Travel inside the US is pretty cheap, but I am outside the US now and really felt the plane ticket this year. The hotel isn't that bad if you go with 1-2 other people; I think mine is only $70/night. The plane ticket was almost a grand on it's own though... blech.
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Last year my pass was on GameDev.net, so I had to book a flight and hotel last minute. The hotel was a bad but cheap choice, and the last-minute (1 day notice) flight was roughly $250. This year I will book my flight in the next 2 days to get the best price I possibly can. Hotel has been done for a few weeks at about $200/person for 2.
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[quote name='adam4813' timestamp='1330487095' post='4917609']
and the last-minute (1 day notice) flight was roughly $250.
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Out of curiousity, where do you live?
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My airfare out of Newark Int'l for a cross-country hop was $389.60 round trip - I booked it at the end of last month.
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[quote name='way2lazy2care' timestamp='1330488326' post='4917615']
[quote name='adam4813' timestamp='1330487095' post='4917609']
and the last-minute (1 day notice) flight was roughly $250.
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Out of curiousity, where do you live?
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Minot, ND. Though I had to drive 2 hours to fly as it was cheaper from the capitol (Bismarck).
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I just found out I have an extra cot in my room. It's about $70-80/night if anyone did not plan ahead/had plans fall through or knows someone who fits that situation.
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I'm not going, nor am I playing the mod-meta-game [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png[/img]

But now I have Drew's cell phone number so I know what I'm doing when I get bored [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png[/img]

And on a more serious note, I'm going to make an official request of all those going: Have a competition to see which GameDev user can get the most pictures with booth babes.
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From what I've seen, there are very few booth babes at GDC. I guess that is probably a positive. However if you step outside, there are usually women advertising for the local gentleman's clubs.
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[quote name='Cornstalks' timestamp='1330654702' post='4918462']
And on a more serious note, I'm going to make an official request of all those going: Have a competition to see which GameDev user can get the most pictures with booth babes.
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The last time I was there, there were pretty much no booth babes. There were females who happened to work at the booths, but I only ever say a handful dressed in any attractive way.

If we count parties then this will get interesting though...
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This is not a "boothbabe" event. The expo floor is mainly a "hiring and get your name in the door or get conned into going to a 'game college'" type of expo.
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[quote name='Washu' timestamp='1330657374' post='4918473']
This is not a "boothbabe" event. The expo floor is mainly a "hiring and get your name in the door or get conned into going to a 'game college'" type of expo.
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Lots of productivity software as well... and t-shirts. :D
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Oh yes, can't forget the dozen or more MMO game engines that are always there.
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[quote name='Promit' timestamp='1330655738' post='4918465']
From what I've seen, there are very few booth babes at GDC. I guess that is probably a positive.
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Nah, that is a positive. Less distraction from the important stuff. I was just hoping I could con someone into a competition to find out who the creepiest GD user was ha. Guess that one didn't work too well though.
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