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Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival VIP Package For Grabs in Online Contest is a Friend of the Festival at EIEF 2006

Wednesday, May 3---Austin,, a leader in international recruitment services for the interactive entertainment industry, today announced its 2nd annual Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival (EIEF) VIP online contest, as well as its support for EIEF's Friends of the Festival (FOTF).

An event focused on supporting new talent, innovation, and creativity, EIEF returns once again to Scotland, August 21-22 and offers game enthusiasts a unique opportunity to discuss and debate with key industry players the future of video games and how they are taking their place beside established entertainment media such as TV, film and music.

As an EIEF "Friends of the Festival" supporter, is pleased to be sponsoring its 2nd annual VIP online contest. The winner, to be announced August 1st, will receive a coveted EIEF delegate pass (valued at: £195) and two nights at the Novotel Edinburgh Hotel, which is in the city centre, close to Edinburgh Castle and the lively Grassmarket area. The EIEF delegate pass includes access to the Conference, Game Screenings, Edge Award Reception and EIEF Networking Party. Deadline to enter the online contest is July 31st. Enter the contest online at:

"Video games are appearing just about everywhere these days--on the Internet, our TVs, mobile phones, and PDA's," said Mary Margaret Walker, CEO of "EIEF is an excellent forum to discuss this phenomenon and to get an inside view on the workings of the gaming industry. We are honored to be a part of this fantastic event and are excited at the prospect of giving our online contest winner the chance to tap into the wealth of information that is available at this conference, as well as the chance to brush shoulders with the legends in this industry."

Boasting exclusive screenings of the latest video games, support from cutting-edge industry leaders, and keynote speaker, David Gardner, Executive Vice President and CEO of EA's World Wide Studio, this year's EIEF promises gamers and the game-curious an event that celebrates the video game and its growing importance in today's world.

The Industry Conference will be held at the Royal College of Physicians on August 21st and at the Odeon, Lothian Road on August 22nd. Attendance costs £195.00+ VAT and includes access to all conference sessions, the Edge Award Reception, and the Game Screenings. Register by June 30th and receive a discounted rate of £155.00+ VAT. To register online, visit

About is a leading recruitment firm in entertainment software, representing top clients and creative leaders in the games software and hardware industries. With offices in the US and Europe, is continually seeking and placing highly-qualified creative, executive and technical talent for clients in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe and Australia.

About EIEF 2006
The Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival (EIEF) is managed by a committee drawn from all areas of the industry, including publishers, developers and two industry trade bodies; the Independent Game Developers Association (TIGA) and the Entertainment & Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA)

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