GDC to announce govt support for China event

Press conference tomorrow will unveil Ministry of Culture backing

A press conference called tomorrow by Think Services to take place at the Marriott Hotel in Beijing, China, will announce that its GDC China event will be backed officially by the country's government.

The Chinese Ministry of Culture will get behind the conference, giving Think Services a boost over rival event ChinaGDC, which is also set to run this year in Shanghai alongside ChinaJoy.

"With support from all major government entities and the international game development community as a whole, we are excited to return to Shanghai in October to repeat the success of our launch event in 2007," said Meggan Scavio, GDC event director.

"Momentum for GDC China is really growing, and we will further enhance support for the event when we solidify critical relationships with prospective speakers and supporting organizations at GDC in two weeks, launch the call for papers soon after, and hold our second Advisory Board meeting in April."

GDC China is due to take place in Shanghai from October 11-13 this year.

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