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Social Gaming Summit Spring 2010

Six new speakers join panel of May event in San Francisco.

San Francisco, Calif. - April 29, 2010

Mediabistro.com (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., Nasdaq: WEBM), co-producer of the Social Gaming Summit Spring 2010, today announced the addition of six speakers to its already prominent lineup of industry-leading panelists. The bi-annual event produced with Charles Hudson is designed to educate social game developers on the creation, monetization, and growth of their products by offering a range of panels and workshops conducted by industry leaders. The Social Gaming Summit, May 6-7, 2010, will be held at the Marriot San Francisco Marquis hotel and is a one and a half day event with 12 informative panels and more than 35 speakers.

The Social Gaming Summit Spring 2010 kicks off with Social Gaming Summit University, a half-day seminar designed to provide key insight into the world of social gaming, and will examine topics such as to the fundamentals of why social games work, and what it takes to successfully create and develop a social game. The second half of the summit will feature a full day devoted to panels and talks from the industry’s leaders including discussions with Christa Quarles of Playdom, Mitali Pattnaik of Playfirst, Jeff Revoy of Real Networks, and others.

“With critical educational content and remarkable networking opportunities, the Social Gaming Summit is one of the very few can’t-miss shows in this fast-moving industry,” said Dennis Ryan, Executive Vice President of PopCap Games. “PopCap participates in the event because it’s the definitive conference for the social games industry - the hottest sector in video games, bar none.”

The six newly-announced speakers at the Social Gaming Summit 2010 will present the following sessions:

• Mark Skaggs of Zynga, Peter Relan of Crowdstar, and Sebastien de Halleux of Playfish will be on a panel discussing what it takes to drive deep engagement in social games.

• Robert Goldberg of Zynga will share insight on the tactics used to maintain healthy distribution on the Facebook platform.

• Dennis Ryan of PopCap Games will join a panel discussion on how to bring successful casual games over to the social gaming space.

• Renata Dionello of eBay will be on a panel to help provide an overview for improving monetization in social games.

Panels are designed to be informative, fun, and full of actionable ideas and insights. Speakers and panelists will be examining a variety of topics from measuring the health of your social games to international perspectives on social games. Additional confirmed speakers include Jim Greer of Kongregate, Jason Oberfest of ngmoco, Kavin Stewart of LOLapps, Vikas Gupta of Social Gold and Danny Shader of Kwedit.

The Social Gaming Summit 2010 will also provide numerous networking opportunities throughout each day. There will be an after-party sponsored by Super Rewards on Thursday, May 6, as well as a cocktail reception hosted by PayPal and an after-party sponsored by Offerpal Media on Friday, May 7. Other exhibitors include PlaySpan, TrialPay, 6Waves, CCBill, DaoPay, Kwedit, Mobile First, PaymentOne, PaymentSolutions, RockYou, Social Gold, Sometrics, SponsorPay, and Zong.

For more information on the Social Gaming Summit 2010, please visit: http://www.mediabistro.com/socialgamingsummit/

To register for the event, visit: http://www.mediabistro.com/socialgamingsummit/register/

About the Social Gaming Summit

The Social Gaming Summit 2010 is brought to you by Charles Hudson and mediabistro.com, the leading content, career, and event resource for media and tech lovers. The Social Gaming Summit strives to bring Internet and social media professionals together to exchange ideas and make new connections.

About Mediabistro Events

Mediabistro has a full line of more than 20 in-person conference and panel events for media and technology professionals. In addition to Social Gaming Summit, other bi-annual events include Think Mobile (April 7-8, New York), Virtual Goods Summit (October, San Francisco), eBook Summit (December 15-16, NYC), and the Semantic Web Summit (November 8-9, Boston). One-day events scheduled for 2010 include the Mediabistro Circus (May 20, NYC), Social Developer Summit (June 29, San Francisco), and Mediabistro Career Circus (August 4, NYC). Mediabistro also hosts more than 130 cocktail parties each year, and produces evening panels on topics including social media, journalism, advertising, design, and web content and video. For more information, visit mediabistro.com/events.

About mediabistro.com

Mediabistro.com is the leading content, career, and event resource for media and business professionals. This community comes to mediabistro.com to read news and features, take courses, attend events, and find work on the industry's best job board.

About WebMediaBrands Inc.

WebMediaBrands is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows and recruitment services for media and business professionals. Our online business includes: (i) mediabistro.com, the leading blog network providing content, career and educational resources about major media markets and industry verticals including new media, TV news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, mobile and the semantic web, which also includes the industry’s leading online job board; (ii) Social Times and All Facebook, which provide industry-leading content about the latest developments in social media, social networks and social gaming; (iii) other leading content Websites including Ads of the World, Brands of the World, Semantic Web and TVNewser; and (iv) e-commerce Websites including Freelance Connect and Stock Logos.

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