2003 Game Developers Conference Keynotes to Feature Industry Icons

Presenters Include 'Harry Potter' Producer, 'The Matrix' Sound Designer,

'Deus Ex' Mastermind

Jan 28, 2003, 00:00 ET from The Gama Network

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CMP Media's Gama Network
 will spotlight game development industry leaders as keynote speakers at its
 17th annual Game Developers Conference (GDC), March 4 - 8, 2003, San Jose,
 Calif.  The GDC is the world's largest event exclusively devoted to game
 development, featuring more than 300 lectures, panels, tutorials and
 roundtable discussions across seven content tracks.
 Keynote speakers are:
     -- Game Design track:  Warren Spector, founder, ION Storm, a 20-year
        veteran of game design and production and board member of the
        International Game Developers Association.  His recent works include
        "Deus Ex: The Conspiracy" and "Deus Ex 2: Invisible War."
     -- Production track:  Bruce McMillan, executive vice president, EA
        Worldwide Studios, whose list of game franchises, including the world's
        all time best-selling sports franchise, "FIFA Soccer," has won
        international acclaim and generated billions in revenue.
     -- Audio track:  Dane Davis, founder, DaneTracks, an Academy Award winner,
        whose sound design and sound editing work is featured in various films,
        including "8 Mile," "The Matrix," and "Treasure Planet."
     -- Programming track:  Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., professor of computer
        science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who coined the
        term "computer architecture."  His research in computer graphics has
        helped biochemists solve the structure of complex molecules.
     -- Business and Legal track:  Tack Jin Kim, CEO, NCSoft, whose company is
        the publisher of the world's top subscription-based online game,
        "Lineage."  Kim's leadership has helped establish Korea's growing clout
        in the gaming industry.
     -- Visual Arts track:  Bill Kroyer, senior animation director, Rhythm
        & Hues Studios, Academy Award nominee and one of the first animators to
        make the leap to computer animation with the feature film "Tron."
        Kroyer's film animation credits include "Scooby Doo,"  "FernGully: The
        Last Rainforest," "Cats & Dogs," and the dinosaurs in "The Flintstones
        in Viva Rock Vegas."
     "GDC is where programmers, artists, producers, designers and others get
 together to shape the future of the industry," Alan Yu, director, Game
 Developers Conference, said.  "This year GDC has a blockbuster lineup of
 keynote speakers who will definitely inspire and inform all developers."
     For a complete list of GDC 2003 event information visit www.gdconf.com.
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