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Game Design Expo 2008 Announces Keynote Speakers

Makers of Hit Game Halo 3 Headlining 2008 Event

Vancouver, BC - November 13, 2007 - Game Design Expo is thrilled to name its keynote speakers for 2008: Jay Weinland and CJ Cowan, two of the team leads behind Bungie Studios' blockbuster Halo 3, the fastest selling video game of all time.

The keynote will headline Game Design Expo 2008, which runs January 19th and 20th, 2008, in Vancouver, BC. The event is hosted by Vancouver Film School (VFS) in association with Event Partners G4TechTV, EA, CAEAA, Annex Pro, Crystal Dynamics, Radical Entertainment, Big Fish Games, Metropolitan Hotel, and The Province.

The two-day event will also feature lectures and panels by the designers, producers, and CEOs from top companies like Activision, BioWare, Eidos, EA, and Stormfront Studios, presenting topics ranging from the Console Wars to Digital Acting & Interactive Narrative to Game Audio. In conjunction with Game Design Expo 2008, the Game Design program at VFS will hold a free day-long Open House on January 20th, with workshop classes and hands-on game demos.

In their keynote address, Bungie's Weinland (Audio Lead) and Cowan (Director of Cinematics) will discuss the tools and processes that helped create the sound and visuals for Halo 3, which was released in September to rave reviews and first-day sales in the U.S. that reached a record-breaking $170 million.

General ticket sales for Game Design Expo 2008 begin on November 21st, 2007. Check for detailed information, schedules, and up-to-the-minute news.

Game Design Industry Expo VFS Game

Design Open House

Saturday, January 19th, 9:00am - 7:30pm Sunday, January

20th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. Vancouver

Film School, 390 West Hastings St.

Sunday, January 20th, 10:30am - 4:00pm

Vancouver Film School, 420 Homer St.

Vancouver Film School, founded in 1987, offers a proven education for everything in the entertainment industry. With 14 production-oriented programs and a unique one-year educational model, VFS prepares students to join the creative economy. Under the guidance of industry professionals, students in the Game Design, Animation & Visual Effects, Digital Design, and Sound Design for Visual Media programs develop the knowledge, experience, and portfolios and reels that enable them to step right into the video game industry.

Our professional faculty and event speakers are available for interviews upon request. For more information, please contact:

Sarah Richards

Public Relations Specialist

Vancouver Film School

+1 (604) 631.3562

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