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Last Chance to Fly With the Early Bird Registration Rate for ION


SEATTLE, Washington, March 17, 2008 - Less than one day remains to save hundreds of dollars to attend one of the most high-powered, exclusive game industry conferences you'll find on the calendar this year - the 2008 ION Game Conference. Taking place in Seattle, WA, from May 13-15, this year's ION Game Conference is geared to compellingly engage representatives involved in the business and development of online games, virtual worlds and social networks across all platforms.

By purchasing a pass before March 18th, attendees can save about 30% off the subsequent rate and have access to every one of the nearly 70 peer-reviewed lectures and panels, every gourmet snack and meal break, and just about every other benefit the ION Game Conference features. From the dozens of speakers ION participants will enjoy, these are six of the latest to officially be announced:

Bruce Woodcock - MMOG Analyst, MMOGCHART.COM Dana Hanna - Senior Producer, Microsoft Game Studios Jason Roberts - Lead Gameplay Designer, 38 Studios Sam Lewis - Lead Designer, Cartoon Network Robert Ferrari - Vice President of Business Development, Turbine, Inc. Steven Klebe - VP, Sales & BD, Danal, Inc. (

Above and beyond the savings guaranteed by registering early for ION, The Seattle Marriott Waterfront hotel, the site for the 2008 ION Conference and official event activities, is offering a special discounted rate for attendees of $209 for single or double occupancy. This rate is only available until April 14, 2008 and hotel rates will then be subject to market rates thereafter.

The ION Game Conference is an annual game industry event designed for an international attendee audience, for those who strive to network and learn about new online game development and business trends, at the highest level. Visit the official website for the latest news and information about the 2008 ION Game Conference. To review the global and diversified advisory board supporting the ION Game Conference, visit

To keep informed about the latest news about ION and the online game industry, sent straight to your e-mail Inbox, sign up for the free ION Connection newsletter at To network and share news with fellow members of the online game development community, join up with the ION Network here:

ION is Powered By:

2008 ION GAME CONFERENCE SPONSORS: BigWorld, Dolby, Enterprise Seattle, Goodwin Proctor, Kelley Drye, Omni Interactive Audio, Parature, PlaySpan, PLAYXPERT, PowerUp Games, Solid State Networks, Sony Online Entertainment and Vivox.

2008 ION GAME CONFERENCE PARTNERS: Association of Virtual Worlds, China GC Networks, MPOGD, Pearl Research and Themis Group

About Evergreen Events

Evergreen Events, Inc., (, is an independent 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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