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Lyon Game Developers Conference Launches Inaugural Call For Papers

Conference Focused on Next Generation Games and Multi-Platform Development Encourages Experienced Developers to Submit Topics for Consideration by 28 September, 2007

LYON, France - 6 September, 2007 - Call for papers for the first annual edition of the Lyon Game Developers Conference (Lyon GDC) opened recently. Experienced developers and industry professionals are invited to submit their proposals for sessions on the Lyon GDC website ( www.lyongdc.com) by 28 September, 2007.

A critical melting pot for developers, Lyon GDC will bring together internationally renowned speakers and technical experts. The event will take place December 3-4, notably the same week and location as Game Connection, the most important business convention in the game industry. The conference will focus on two much-talked about topics: next-generation games and multi-platform development.

Sessions will cover timely and relevant subjects that will be structured into 6 core tracks: Programming/Coding, Game design/ Scenarios, Arts/Animation/ Storyboards, Audio/Music, Production/Project management, and Business/Management.

"As the first GDC edition ever to be held in France, the Lyon GDC is the place where all European and international developers want to be this year. The European game industry is blessed with incredibly talented people and it is crucial to provide them with opportunities to share their knowledge and ideas", noted Pierre Carde, executive director of Lyon GDC.

The Advisory Board for the Lyon GDC is composed of internationally recognized professionals. They include:

- Viktor Antonov, Art Director and Founder of The Building design studio

- Sarah Chudley, Business Developer of Bizarre Creations

- Risa Cohen, Independent Producer

- Emmanuel Darras, CEO of Ankama Studio

- Serge Hascoet, Chief Creative Officer, Ubisoft

- Julian Eggebrecht, CEO of Factor 5

- Nicolas Gaume, VP Mobile Content, Lagardère Interactive

- Julien Merceron, Worldwide CTO of Eidos

- Avni Yerli, Managing Director of Crytek.

Finally, helping to design and commission content will be Jamil Moledina, executive director of the GDC.

For additional information and to submit a session for consideration, please visit: www.lyongdc.com


The organizers

The Lyon GDC is brought to you by Connection Events, the company behind the Game Connection conventions, as well as CMP Technology, presenters of the Game Developers Conference (GDC), largest global event dedicated to videogame creation.

About Connection Events

Created in July 2006, the company is a spin-off of Lyon Game, which initially launched Game Connection Europe. Game Connection is a business convention for the video game industry, taking place in Lyon (France) in December, San Francisco (California, USA) in March during the Game Developers Conference, and during Tokyo Game Show, in Tokyo, in September. Game Connection provides several different services, all geared toward the same goals: matchmaking between outsourcing companies, tools providers, developers and publishers, network building and enhancement, and examination of projects and companies.

About CMP Technology

CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment.

For further information, please contact Sophie Therrien, Communication and Marketing Manager, Connection Events at: +33 4 26 23 41 21 or by email: stherrien@connection-events.com, or Tara Gibb, Director of Marketing, CMP Game Group at: +1 415 845 1019 or by email: tgibb@cmp.com.


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