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1. Magic Leap Chief Game Wizard Graeme Devine to Keynote Austin Game Conference

2. First Round of Speakers Announced

3. Registration Is Open

4. Sponsors and Exhibitors

1. Magic Leap Chief Game Wizard Graeme Devine to Keynote Austin Game Conference

The Austin Game Conference (Sept. 22-22), with presenting sponsor Electronic Arts, is proud to welcome one of the industry’s most provocative visionaries, Graeme Devine, Chief Game Wizard at Magic Leap, as its 2016 opening keynote speaker. Innovating across multiple platforms, technologies and major titles, Devine is currently contributing to Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality computing platform. To read more visit: http://austingamecon.com/speakers/graeme-devine/

2. First Round of Speakers Announced

We’ve announced our first round of speakers, experts that span the industry.

  • Kathy Astromoff, VP of Developer Success, Twitch
    J. Allen Brack, Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Blizzard Entertainment
    Harlan T Beverly, PhD Assistant Director, Texas Venture Labs McCombs School of Business, UT Austin
    Adam Creighton, Studio GM & Director of Development, Panic Button
    Patrick Curry, Director, Unity Austin, Unity Technologies
    Graeme Devine, Chief Game Wizard, Magic Leap
    Dallas Dickinson, CEO, QC Games
    Kate Edwards, Executive Director, International Game Developers Association
    Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
    Scott Hartsman, CEO, Trion Worlds
    Elizabeth Howard, Vice President of Publishing, Aspyr Media
    Rami Ismail, Co-Founder, Vlambeer
    Sean F. Kane, Co-Chair, Interactive Entertainment Group, Frankfurt Kurnit
    Josh Kermond, Lead Producer, Big Huge Games
    Raph Koster, Independent Designer and Consultant
    Aaron Lemke, CCO / Co-Founder, WaveVR
    Starr Long, Executive Producer, Portalarium
    Chris Mancil, Director of Community & Influencers, Electronic Arts
    Phil Mansell, Vice President, Jagex
    Laralyn McWilliams, Chief Creative Officer, Skydance Interactive
    Pete Moss, VRDude, Lead Engineer, Creative Content Studio, Unity Technologies
    Leo Olebe, Director, Global Games Partnerships, Facebook
    Juan Rubio, Freelance Unity Developer, Technical Director and CG Supervisor, Yanki.jp LLC
    John Smedley, CEO, Pixelmage Games
    Finn Staber, Programmer/Designer, Portalarium
    Paul Stephanouk, Design Director, Boss Fight Entertainment
    Chris Shonk, General Partner, ATX Seed Ventures
    Sibel Sunar, CEO, fortyseven communications
    Rich Vogel, Executive Producer/President BattleCry Studios a division of Bethesda Softworks
    Adriel Wallick, Independent Game Developer, MsMinotaur
    Gordon Walton, President Art & Craft Entertainment, Inc.
    Rich Weil, Senior VP Global Operations, ModSquad
    Mike Wilson, Founder/Partner and Patron Saint of Communication, Gambitious Partners
    John Young, Director of Product Analysis and Monetization, Trion Worlds

Additional speaker announcements are forthcoming.

3. Registration Is Open

Registration is open at http://AustinGameCon.com/register/. Super Early registration before July 29th is $249. Attendees who register by July 29th save $300 off of the full conference price.A limited number of student tickets are available for $149. Group discounts are available as well.

4. Sponsors and Exhibitors

AGC is sponsored in part by: Electronic Arts and Aspyr, Epic Games Unreal Engine, Unity Technologies, Nexon, Insomniac Games, Frankfurt Kurnit, SMU Guildhall, University of Advancing Technology, International Game Developers Association (IGDA), Game Recruiter and GameDev.net. Additional sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available. Just reply to this email for details.

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