The organisers of the Austin Game Conference, the Game Initiative, have announced that early bird registration for the event will end today, Friday July 21st.
Early bird prices are US$295 for professionals and US$250. From tomorrow, the pre-registration price will rise to US$395 / US$350, while on-site registration will cost US$495 / US$450. Ticket prices include access to the Technology Pavilion, Career Pavilion, Casual Game Conference, Game Writers Conference and the Game Audio Conference, all of which will run concurrently.
Around 2500 visitors are expected to attend the event, which will see 120 speakers taking part in five conference tracks - games in Asia, multiplayer business and production, mulitplayer design, multiplayer tech / art, multiplayer service and support, the future of the development pipeline and next-gen game development.
Keynote speakers will include Blizzard's Rob Pardo, Dell chairman Michael Dell, sci-fi author Vernor Vinge, and Lightstorm's Jon Landau. There will also be speakers from Sony Online Entertainment, EA, Microsoft's Casual Games group, Square-Enix, Nokia, Webzen and Mythic Entertainment.
The Austin Game Conference will take place from September 6 - 8 at the Austin Convention Center. For more details and to register for the event, visit the AGC website.