Think Services, organizer of the Game Developers Conference (also parent of Gamasutra), has announced its advisory board for the October 11th-13th GDC China event in Shanghai.
Board members include industry veterans Ding Yingfeng, product director of NetEase's popular Chinese free-to-play MMO Fantasy Westward Journey, Eric Chang, CTO and co-founder of XPEC Entertainment, Xu Xiao Yue, a lead engineer at Ubisoft Shanghai and Joe Zuo, vice president of Shanda Games, the Shanghai-based licensed publisher of MapleStory, Ragnarok Online, Dungeons & Dragons Online and many others.
The 2009 event marks the second GDC China conference dedicated to the art, science and business of games by returning to the Shanghai International Convention Center, October 11-13 of this year.
The full 2009 GDC China advisory board is as follows:
Deputy Director of Online Game Department & Product Director, Fantasy Studio (Fantasy Westward Journey) of NetEase
Founder, TQ-Global Ltd
CEO, DJL Worldwide
Xu Xiao Yue
Lead Engineer, Ubisoft Shanghai
CTO & Co-Founder, XPEC Entertainment Inc.
Vice President & Partner of "18 Fund," Shanda Games
"GDC China is the ideal venue to explore the groundbreaking frontier of Chinese game development," says Meggan Scavio, event director for GDC China, "and there's no group better qualified to act as our guides than the expert developers and executives of the GDC China advisory board."
"They helped craft the content that makes GDC China the must-attend event for anyone interested in the Chinese game industry."
GDC China has extended its early bird registration to September 15, 2009. Interested parties can find more information at the event's official website.
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