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GCDC Announces More Top Speakers

International Game Industry Visionaries to Speak at the Leading European Developers Conference


Leipzig, Germany - July 12, 2007 - The GC Developers Conference (GCDC) today announced more top speakers for this year’s program. GCDC is Europe’s most important platform for developers and takes place at the Leipziger Messe, August 20-22, 2007.

"The GCDC advisory board is working hard to ensure attendees have the best possible speaker line-up," said Frank Sliwka, director of GCDC. "The addition of more top development, business, programming, and scientific lectures and panels will make GCDC 2007 a development conference not to be missed."

Confirmed are Michael Capps (USA), president of Epic Games, and a member of the IGDA Board of directors, and Mark Rein (USA), vice president of Epic Games. Epic Games has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in their Unreal ? series and their latest game, Gears of War ? , broke sales records on Xbox 360 TM selling more than 3 million copies worldwide in the first ten weeks.

Additional new speakers include John Smedley, Sony Online Entertainment (USA); Mark Morris, Introversion Software (UK); Ken Ralston, Big Huge Games (USA); Cathy Campos, Panache (UK); Doug Whatley, Break Away (USA); Ute Palmer-Horn, Koch Media (Germany), and George Bain (UK).

GCDC will announce additional speakers and keynotes in the coming weeks. To register for the conference, or get more information, please visit: http://www.gcdc.eu

GCDC 2006 retrospective

Last August 21-23, 650 conference participants from 20 countries attended the GCDC in Leipzig. Speakers included Bob Bates (USA), Don L. Daglow (USA, President/CEO, Stormfront Studios), Graham Hopper (USA, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Buena Vista Games Inc.), Peter Molyneux(UK, President, Lionhead Studios) and Bill Roper (USA, CEO, Flagship Studios), among others.

Media Contacts:


Stephan Reiss, Press Officer, GCDC

+49 (0) 341– 678 8186


North America

Sean Kauppinen, Kohnke Communications

+1 415-777-4000


Contact for sponsors, speakers and participants:

Frank Sliwka, Project Director, GCDC

+49 (0) 341 - 678 8288


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