FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEATTLE, Wash. - Nov. 14, 2006 - The 2007 Online Game Development Conference (OGDC) continues to take shape with the announcement of Cindy Armstrong, CEO, WEBZEN America, Inc., as the lead keynote on the first day, May 10, of the conference. Ms. Armstrong brings a wealth of unique experience and insight about online interactive entertainment to the speaker's podium, just as she has to many boardrooms.
Over the course of her successful career, Ms. Armstrong has invested more than 15 years in the online entertainment business. Prior to her appointment to CEO of WEBZEN America in April 2006, Ms. Armstrong led business development, emerging markets, international expansion and product acquisition as vice president of business development at Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). Her previous posts at high-visibility companies like Nintendo of America, Retro Studios, Activision UK, among other firms, are also highlights on her distinguished resume.
"To be a keynote speaker amongst the company of so many talented online game professionals is truly an honor," said Cindy Armstrong, CEO, WEBZEN America, Inc. "OGDC is an ideal forum for developers to discuss the evolving online interactive entertainment industry, and as a representative of WEBZEN America I am more than pleased to offer my insight and experience."
"I can hardly think of anyone more appropriate than Cindy Armstrong, a pioneer in the online games business, to kick off the OGDC in 2007," said Peter Freese, the conference chair for OGDC. "Her experience in both the Western and Eastern connected gaming markets is exactly the kind of voice we want to share with other developers."
OGDC is tailored to offer game developers forward-thinking, in-depth answers to the challenges facing the fast-growing, rapidly evolving online segment of the game development industry. OGDC will be held on May 10-11, 2007 at the elegant Fairmont Olympic in downtown Seattle. Visit the official website http://www.ogdc2007.com for the latest news and information, including registration, how to submit a proposal as a speaker, and more.
About WEBZEN America, Inc.
WEBZEN America, Inc. is the wholly owned North American subsidiary of WEBZEN Inc. (NASDAQ: WZEN), a global online interactive entertainment company. Based in Los Angeles, WEBZEN America was launched in 2005 to bring world-class massively multiplayer online game services to North America. The company's portfolio of highly anticipated games includes the epic fantasy MMO role-playing game Soul of the Ultimate Nation, the intense, knuckle-whitening MMO First Person Shooter HUXLEY and the attitude-driven urban action MMOG All Points Bulletin (APB).
About Evergreen Events
Evergreen Events, Inc., ( http://www.evergreenevents.org/), is a Seattle area-based producer of conferences and events for the interactive entertainment industry. Evergreen Events is dedicated to the enrichment of both established and aspiring professionals through innovative first-class events offering exceptional content that is compelling, educational, and cogent. Our directors and advisors bring over a century of collective successful experience and involvement in the game industry.
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