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Clint Hocking, Jason Rohrer and More Coming to SCAD

February 20, 2009

The Game Developer’s eXchange (GDX) is coming to Savannah on April 16-17. It’s an amazing and intimate conference in which the industry’s brightest stars come to Savannah for two days of talks, dinners and a ridiculous amount of southern hospitality.

Registration is only $50 for the general public for two days.

Speakers are still being announced (as I get their bios and profiles in), but the line up is impressive already:

  • Keynote Day 1: Jason Rohrer
  • Keynote Day 2: Clint Hocking
  • Audio Keynote: George “The Fat Man” Sanger
  • Susanne Meiler (lead environment artist, Destineer)
  • Mark Nelson (game designer and writer, Big Huge Games)
  • Jason Arnone (art manager, Harmonix)
  • Chris Rickwood (audio designer, musician, Rickwood Music)
  • Ian Bogost (designer, critic, voracious book writer, GA Tech)
  • Jon Jones (game artist, outsourcing expert)
  • Lee Sheldon (game designer and writer, independent)
  • Richard Dansky (designer and writer, Red Storm)
  • Darius Kazemi (metrics guru and guy in orange shirt, Orbus Gameworks)
  • Ian Schreiber (game designer and all purpose geek, Free Rule Design)

And more are still to be announced!

If you’re within driving distance of SCAD, please come join us. Well over 90% of our speakers are regular presenters at the Game Developers Conference, and you’ll find nothing else like this in the south.

Plus, we have pralines and Paula Deen. Bring the big pants.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2009 2:12 pm

    I was at GDX last year and cannot recommend it enough. And I’m not saying that just because I’m speaking.

    That said, I have no idea who Paula Deen is, or why she would want me to wear big pants.

  2. February 22, 2009 9:25 am

    Let me put it this way: any food you crave deep fried in butter.

  3. February 25, 2009 7:04 pm

    Okay, now that I have found the right page… [how embarrassing]

    I’ll be touring around the US in April between GDC and FDG and visiting a couple of universities to check out their games programs. I’d like to include GDX in my itinerary, but it kind of leaves me with a gap between Monday 13th and Thu 16th with not much to do. Any suggestions?

  4. March 5, 2009 8:44 am

    Malcolm, having lived in Savannah for a time I can tell you that there are a few things you could do during the week. Most of them would be downtown and most would involve drinking coffee or alcohol. I recommend Moon River Brewing Co. for the latter and The Sentient Bean for the former. There’s always Tybee Island as well, which can be pleasant when the rednecks haven’t flocked to it.

    For Brenda, I have a GDx question: Should I bother bringing my laptop as one might at GDC or would that be silly and awkward?

    • March 5, 2009 9:01 am

      Seth – no, that wouldn’t be awkward at all. Feel free to bring your laptop.

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