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Is there a season for conferences? If so, it feels like it's upon us.
GDC and SXSW went well. Here are some links to coverage of my talk at GDC and my panel at SXSW.
Next up for me is ICE 08 in Toronto.
I'm on a panel there called "Worlds @ Play" moderated by Lucie Lalumière (VP Interactive, Earth Rangers) in discussion with Leigh Alexander (Editor, Worlds in Motion / Staff, Gamasutra.com), Matt Daly (Cofounder, Metaversatility.com) and Barbara Lippe (Art Director & VP International Relations, Avaloop). I'm only in Toronto from Wednesday afternoon to Friday afternoon, but if you want to grab coffee at the conference, let me know!
I've been a bit remiss in putting general news stuff out there, so let me catch up in a quick and timely manner:
1) I'll be at GDC next week, Sunday the 17th to Friday the 22nd. I'm giving a talk called "The Power of Free-To-Play" (GDC chose the Anthony Robbins-esque title) at the Worlds in Motion Summit on Monday at 2pm. I'm up for coffee with any interested parties, so email me if you're one of them.
2) I'll be at SXSW in Austin, March 8-11. Michael Smith (CEO of Mind Candy) was kind enough to invite me to be on a panel called Casual Multi-Player Online Games: Serious Revenues, along with Nabeel Hyatt (Conduit Labs), Jeremy Liew (Lightspeed Venture Partners) and Joe Hyrkin (Gaia Online).
3) Lastly, I left Relic in early January after three great years with the company. Since then, I've been doing some design & production work on a variety of exciting free to play projects. So for the time being, you could call me a hired gun.
I hope to see some familiar faces at GDC and SXSW. Take care!