Speaker list announced for the Leipzig GC Developers Conference 07

Friday 20th July 2007, 04:04:00 PM, written by Farid

The Leipzig GC Developers Conference (GCDC) organisers released yesterday the list of the speakers confirmed for this year’s event. Taking place in Leipzig, Germany, this August 20-22, this GCDC will be the fifth edition of what has become one of the most important game developers gatherings in Europe.

The keynotes and panels featured at this year’s conference will cover the entire game development industry spectrum. With topics ranging from consoles, mobile and PC game development to industry insights and academic talks. “GCDC 2007 will be a focal point for the game industry as we explore all aspects of development, business, production, and science as they relate to games,” said Frank Sliwka, director of GCDC.

The current listing of confirmed speakers for GCDC 07 includes:

  • Julian Eggebrecht, Factor 5 (USA)
  • Peter Molyneux, Lionhead Studios (UK)
  • Michael Capps, Epic Games (USA)
  • Mark Rein, Epic Games (USA)
  • Mark Morris, Introversion Software (UK)
  • Ken Ralston, Big Huge Games (USA)
  • Cathy Campos, Panache (UK)
  • Doug Whatley, Break Away (USA)
  • Michael Lewis, Cryptic Studios (USA)
  • George Bain (UK)
  • Christopher Schmitz, 10Tacle Studios (Germany)
  • Dr. Michael Wimmer, The University of Vienna (Austria)
  • Alexander Fernández, Streamline Studios (The Netherlands)
  • Amir Taaki, Crystalspace (Finland)
  • Jeff Strain, ArenaNet (USA)
  • Vlad Ihora, Telia Sonora (Sweden)
  • Barbara Lippe, Avaloop (Austria)
  • Pamela Kato, The GamerX (USA)
  • Uwe Nikl, Level 3 (UK)
  • Matt Firor, Ultra Mega Games (USA)
  • Konstantin Ewald, Osborne Clark (Germany)
  • John Smedley, Sony Online Entertainment (USA)
  • Cindy Armstrong, Webzen (USA)
  • Jennifer MacLean, Comcast Interactive Media (USA)
  • Chris Mottes, Deadline Games (Denmark)
  • Jeff Hickman, EA Mythic (USA)
  • Jeffrey Steefel, Turbine, Inc. (USA)
  • Don Daglow, Stormfront Studios (USA)
  • Matt Firor (USA)
  • Jason Manley, Massive Black (USA)
  • Patric Palm, Hansoft (Sweden)

This list is not definitive since Frank Sliwka added that “[they] will announce additional keynotes and very high-profile panels in the coming weeks.”

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