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GC Developers Conference 2008

You've got till May 30th to get your papers in.

LEIPZIG, Germany - May 19, 2008

The GC Developers Conference (GCDC) today announced that the Call for Papers for this year’s conference will end on May 30th, at 11:59PM GMT. Prominent members of the games, information technology, and movie industries have the opportunity to submit speaking proposals for this year’s GC Developers Conference (August 18th-20th, 2008) until that time. GCDC is the leading international conference in Europe for game development and the business of games, and is expected to attract more than 1,000 professionals from the field this year.

The main topics of GCDC 2008 are online games, casual games, the latest server technologies, and new approaches to game design and development. The organizer, the Leipziger Messe, is accepting submissions for keynotes, presentations and workshops concerning development, business, mobile, research, and science in the games industry. Besides the focus on Europe and North America, Asia will be a larger focus this year as the show promotes global issues and solutions for the industry.

All proposals will be reviewed by the GCDC advisory board, which consists of internationally known experts and leaders from the games industry. The GCDC team will then notify speakers of their acceptance by the end of June.

Attendee Registration Now Online

Attendees can now register for the Games Convention Developers Conference online at: www.gcdc.eu.


GCDC 2007 Retrospective

In 2007 GCDC confirmed its status as Europe’s leading developer conference. 118 speakers gave insight on the latest trends in the video game industry, and the conference was attended by 940 visitors from more than 35 countries. Among the speakers were Bob Bates (USA, Legendary Game Designer and Writer), Julian Eggebrecht (USA, Factor 5), Tim Schafer (USA, Double Fine), Bruce Shelley (USA, Ensemble Studios), and Brian Sullivan (USA, Iron Lore Entertainment).

For Europe: Torsten Anke, Press Officer, Leipzegger Messe

+49 (0) 341 - 678 8198


For North America: Sean Kauppinen, TriplePoint

+1 415-955-8500


For sponsors, speakers and participants: Frank Sliwka, Project Director, Leipziger Messe

+49 (0) 341 - 678 8288


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